The Critical 'I'

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Friday, May 28, 2004

The clowning world was rocked recently when the International Clown Hall of Fame posthumously inducted Vance "Pinto" Colvig as the originator of the famous Bozo the Clown character, thus invalidating Larry Harmon's longstanding claim of being the true and original Bozo.

There are telltale differences between Colvig's clown, also historically referred to as "Bozo The Capitol Clown", and Harmon's "Bozo The World's Most Famous Clown":
Bozo The Capitol Clown had red mop hair and spoke with a drawl. Harmon's Bozo had bright orange-red yak hair and spoke faster and made up an entirely new vocabulary, like "wowie-kazowie." The laugh was also different.
I love it when the clowning world gets rocked. And it's getting rocked courtesy of ABCNews entertainment reporter Buck Wolf, who broke the story on this controversy.

Only one way to settle this: The Clown Way. Lemon-meringue pies at 20 paces.

FURTHER THOUGHTS: And how do I know that this is going to inspire a "Simpsons" episode? Probable title: "Will The Real Krusty Please Stand Up?" Too bad all this didn't happen six or seven years ago, when there was at least a chance that it would have been a good "Simpsons" episode; as lifeless as the series has become, I'm preemptively declaring that this spoof will suck.