Krusty's Clown College is a college that trains people to become Krusty actors. Originally part of Krusty's merchandise empire, Krusty used it to help pay off his growing debts. One of these debts was with Fat Tony, head of the Springfield Mafia. Fat Tony takes over the college as part of Krusty's payment. The college has since focused on getting the clowns to rob from the children after performances. Homer Simpson went through Clown College and was mistaken for Krusty by the mafia.