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(USA Today)   Scandal rocks International Clown Hall of Fame after discovery that they *gasp* inducted the wrong "Bozo the Clown" nearly 14 years ago   ( divider line
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2004-05-27 10:54:19 AM  
it could be worse, they could have mistakenly inducted John Wayne Gacy's clown persona
2004-05-27 11:29:33 AM  
This is kind of silly. OK, maybe Harmon didn't originate the character, but he sure as hell was the one that popularized it. Chances are that had Harmon not bought the rights in the early '50s, the Bozo character would be little more than a footnote in the annals of clown history. Wow, that's a ridiculous sounding sentence. In any case, it seems like Harmon is getting screwed here.

/I HATE clowns
2004-05-27 11:44:08 AM  
The real bozo wasn't inducted because he was in hiding

...under some kid's bed waiting to pounce.

/the clowns are coming
/the clowns are coming
/the clowns are coming
/the clowns are coming...and they want to kill me
2004-05-27 11:58:57 AM  
I hope somebody gets pied for this.
2004-05-27 12:00:00 PM  
fark you, clown.
2004-05-27 12:00:01 PM  
Best game evar in three words.

--Grand Prize Game.

/clowns are funny
2004-05-27 12:00:06 PM  
Who doesn't hate clowns?

They are evil.
2004-05-27 12:01:22 PM
2004-05-27 12:01:42 PM  
Oh, I have another one.

Bozo for Salavation. After all, he Pied for your sins.

/I'm on fire!
2004-05-27 12:02:19 PM  
PLEASE NO CLOWN PICS...couldn't sleep last night after the 'Slappy' pics.
2004-05-27 12:02:33 PM  
There is but one true clown.
All hail Krusty!
2004-05-27 12:02:35 PM  
Anyone else get really depressed when they see/hear/read about clowns?

What a shiatty lifestyle.

/em Presses F5 :D
2004-05-27 12:04:17 PM  
I guess this is probably why the Bush administration wants to ban clowning, one of the few things we can all agree on.

first they came for the mimes, and I said nothing
2004-05-27 12:04:27 PM  
OMG, did they start discussing this as all 20 clowns were getting out of the tiny car together ?
2004-05-27 12:05:22 PM  
The Horror, The Horror...........
2004-05-27 12:05:42 PM  
Did Bozo give his acceptance speech while his mouth was stuffed with crackers?
2004-05-27 12:05:53 PM  
What Bozo did they induct instead?

I just hope someone finds the clown responsible for this?

/got nuthin'
2004-05-27 12:06:26 PM  
My makeup is dry and it clags on my chin
Im drowning my sorrows in whisky and gin
The lion tamers whip doesnt crack anymore
The lions they wont fight and the tigers wont roar

So lets all drink to the death of a clown
Wont someone help me to break up this crown
Lets all drink to the death of a clown
Lets all drink to the death of a clown

The old fortune teller lies dead on the floor
Nobody needs fortunes told anymore
The trainer of insects is crouched on his knees
And frantically looking for runaway fleas

Lets all drink to the death of a clown
So wont someone help me to break up this crown
Lets all drink to the death of a clown

/mandatory attempt to resurrect Dave Davies' career with each posting of clown story.
2004-05-27 12:07:06 PM  
2004-05-27 12:07:53 PM  
"You people have held me back long enough! I'm going to clown college!"
2004-05-27 12:08:32 PM  
2004-05-27 12:08:59 PM  
So... this Bozo guy... was he, like... a clown?
2004-05-27 12:09:16 PM  
it could be worse, they could have mistakenly inducted John Wayne Gacy's clown persona

2004-05-27 12:09:17 PM  
If you lose the Grand Prize Game, at least you'll win a sample box of Archway Cookies! I would never have made it to the the final bucket to win the crisp one hundred dollar bill. Can't I at least have my picture taken with Bozo so I'll have a photo-giraffic pimento of having played the Grand Prize Game with him. Hip hip horray!

/watched that damn show waaaayyy too much
2004-05-27 12:09:36 PM  
Those bozos.
2004-05-27 12:09:40 PM  
"Me so solly," Larry Harmon said. He then pulled his dickie.
2004-05-27 12:10:01 PM  
The laugh was also different.

Well, there you go.
2004-05-27 12:10:02 PM  
In a related story, voters realized they inducted the wrong Bozo four years ago into the White House.

/way too easy
2004-05-27 12:10:36 PM  
Ah, why can't we just recognize both of these bozos?
2004-05-27 12:10:38 PM  
who even knew that there was an International Clown Hall of Fame?
2004-05-27 12:10:57 PM  

I'll thank you not to refer to Princeton that way.

2004-05-27 12:11:42 PM  
Can't sleep; clowns will eat me.
Can't sleep; clowns will eat me.
Can't sleep; clowns will eat me.
2004-05-27 12:11:45 PM  
When I was in college my buddy and I were walking through the student union when some freaky clown approached him wanting to hand him a flyer. My friend's eyes got huge and he yelled, "GET AWAY! GET AWAY!" really really loud.

Pretty funny.
2004-05-27 12:12:02 PM  

What? This is just about clowns?


Well here's a scary clown mask:

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2004-05-27 12:12:15 PM  
Does the International Clown Hall Of Fame accept efforts by jesters?

/dons fool hat
2004-05-27 12:12:24 PM  
"Cram it, clown!"
Anybody know if this epithet from a kid participating in a game on the TV show was actually heard over broadcast TV in the sixties?
2004-05-27 12:13:43 PM  
I had my picture taken with Bozo at Six Flags in Gurnee.

/ I still have nightmares of clowns on rollercoasters
2004-05-27 12:13:55 PM  
Yeah! Where's the love for Ouchy?
2004-05-27 12:14:52 PM  
I've never understood why people fear clowns. It's just some guy in makeup and weird clothes. Except for that Stephen King one. That was freaky.
2004-05-27 12:14:59 PM  
Gasp a fecking way
2004-05-27 12:15:05 PM  
"You people have held me back long enough! I'm going to clown college!"

Clown college, hah! When I grow up, I'm going to Bovine University!

/Also obligatory
2004-05-27 12:15:13 PM  
"I'm seein' double! Four Krusties!"

Lets see how many quotes we can get out of that episode
2004-05-27 12:15:51 PM  
Everyone knows that Cookie was the true genius of the show.
2004-05-27 12:16:29 PM  
"Lifetime of Laughter Award"?

They should rename it the "Lifetime of Disturbing Dreams" award.
2004-05-27 12:16:46 PM  
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2004-05-27 12:16:49 PM  
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2004-05-27 12:17:14 PM  
i met a couple mimes in real life during a shoot and it was so creepy. they lived with other mimes, they had all went to 'college' and only associated with other clowns. both of the girls were married (to other mimes) before they were twenty, and one of them chastized another because she spoke before her "white-face" was completely removed.

//does not welcome any pin juggling overlords
2004-05-27 12:17:18 PM  
The only clowns worthy of any awards are (IMHO):
1. Red Skelton's "Freddy the Freeloader"
2. Tim Curry's macabre clown in "It"
3. Any professional Rodeo clown
2004-05-27 12:17:23 PM  
What clown's horn do I hafta blow here to be selected ?!?!?!
2004-05-27 12:17:23 PM  
Hee hee: One of my web sites domains was once owned by Ouchy The Clown. Is this the first time in recorded history a domain that used to be porno suddenly isn't any more?
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