Cartoon favourite The Simpsons has come under attack from eagle-eyed fans, for changing the name of one of the show's characters.

In an episode focusing on KRUSTY THE KLOWN's long-delayed bar mitzvah, the clown stated his given name as HERSCHEL PINCHAS YORACHAM KRUSTOFSKY.

But the wanted poster which was issued after character MR BURNS was shot in 1995 showed Krusty's name as HERSCHEL SHMOIKEL KRUSTOFSKY.

JILL HUDSON, a spokeswoman for TV network Fox, insists it was all a deliberate move by producers: "They just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention."

11/12/2003 02:30