Emmett Kelly, Jr.
by Todd "Suitcase Sam" Anderson
Emmett Kelly Jr.
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I was always a fan of Red Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader character but it was after meeting Emmett Kelly Jr. in 1992, and seeing how well others took to his hobo character, that I decided to make the switch from Auguste Clown to Hobo/Tramp Clown.
I had always wanted a whimsical, down-home style character and the free-spirited happy-go-lucky attitude of the hobo seemed to fit perfectly,
I made the switch back in '92 and haven't changed since.