Who Is Your Favorite Clown?

Ask anyone who loves clowns "Who is your favorite clown?" and, if they like clowns, they'll usually give you an immediate answer. Ask 20 different people this question and you'll probably get 20 different answers!







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Red Skelton is the favorite of many people.

Red Skelton Mural: Vincennes, IN
Red Skelton Mural in Vincennes, IN, depicting famous characters:
Clem Kadiddlehopper, Freddy the Freeloader, Sheriff Deadeye, San Fernando Red, Cauliflower McPugg, and Willie Lump Lump.

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I remember watching Red Skelton's variety show on television when I was a child. I remember my parents laughing at him as he adlibbed or started laughing at his own jokes. His 'cloddish' characters were caricatures of simple men whom you might meet on the streets of America. The word clown does, after all, mean 'clod,' which described a person of lesser dignity or a servant.

Unless you see a picture of Skelton's Hobo character, Freddy the Freeloader, you may be surprised to hear him referred to as a clown. After all, don't clowns have painted faces, wear brightly colored clothes, wigs and big red noses?

Yes, they do.

But while Red Skelton wore no big red nose, he garnered the affectionate title of "America's Clown." Americans, and people all around the world, loved Red Skelton - who served others by surrendering his dignity in order to bring laughter and happiness into the lives of so many people.

That is the true mark of a clown - the desire to serve others by bringing happiness and laughter - no matter what you're wearing!


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Who is your favorite clown?

Who is your favorite clown? Someone famous? Your great uncle Albert?

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BOZO, THE CAPITOL CLOWN IS 64! 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOZO THE CAPITOL CLOWN! Famous Bozo "The Capitol Clown" is turning 64!' Originally created by Alan W. Livingston for Capitol Records …

Bozo "The World's Most Famous Clown" 
Today I do an occasional clown gig as a ministry because I love to make kids smile. When I think of a favorite clown, I cannot name one, however when the …

J.P. Patches Fanatic! 
I used to watch J.P. Patches every morning before being hustled out the door by my mom to go to school. It was the best part of the day - except for recess …

Emmett Kelly, Jr. 
(Click on a picture to see it larger.) I was always a fan of Red Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader character but it was after meeting Emmett Kelly …

Clown Bluey 
The UK's "Clown Bluey" tells the true story that his next door neighbours have three grandchildren whom he has seen regularly over the years when they …

CiDO the Clown Not rated yet
Bringing smiles to his audience for over 18 years.CiDO feels that anyone can wear a clown costume but not everyone can become a clown. Clowning comes from …

Clownvis Presley Not rated yet
Saw this guy recently CLOWNVIS PRESLEY ~ King of Clowns and he was hysterical. He's been on America's Got Talent twice, performs all around Los …

Bello Nock Not rated yet
This funny clown has everything it takes to be the best: -An original, attractive appearance -A lot of talent in many disciplines -He makes any situation …

Toby Circus Ballantine Not rated yet
Toby Circus Ballantine is my favorite clown because he does some amazing stunts and he is absolutly marvellous at the Art of Clowning! Toby Ballantine's …

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