- Apr 21, 2015
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Mr. Punch.Before watching Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema on horror last night, I'd always assumed the first "evil clown" in fiction to set off the trend was the toy in Poltergeist, but he reminded me of another, older example. Niall McGinnis plays the bad guy in 1957's Night of the Demon - and dresses as a clown in one scene, where he strikes up a hurricane that terrifies the kids in the garden.
They also mentioned Lon Chaney Sr in the silent He Who Gets Slapped, but I'm not sure if he was evil (haven't seen it). Anyway, Night of the Demon, it started earlier than we thought!
Mr Punch is a child-abusing, wife-beating, policeman-assaulting villain.The Man Who Laughs is a good guy, though. So, arguably, is Mr Punch - anyone ever scared of a Punch and Judy show? It's possible, I suppose.
And he's the hero! He saves us from the Crocodile.Mr Punch is a child-abusing, wife-beating, policeman-assaulting villain.
There's not a specific thread or story that matches all the elements you cite, but the elements you cite can be found in different combinations scattered across multiple threads:Just read a recent news article on a fresh report from Kent. This reminded me of a story I read on the forums once of clowns driving in a van that was stopping by kids and the door opening up with more clowns inside beckoning to the kids to get in the van. I can only recall it vaguely, I have been searching the threads but can't find anything that matches, does anyone remember this?
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16985196.missing-clown-loses-size-15-comedy-shoe-during-bike-ride/MISSING: Clown loses size 15 comedy shoe during bike ride
By Jody Doherty-CoveReporter
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A CLOWN is feeling less than funny after losing his size 15 shoe.
Tommy Tickle was cycling from Elm Grove, Brighton, to the seafront on Sunday afternoon when he noticed his £120 size 15 shoe had fallen from his bag.
Now he is calling on people to help him find the comically sized blue and red boot.
Tommy Tickle's Terrible Time
Clown loases his shoe
Mr Tickle, who has been working as a children’s entertainer in the city for 14 years, said: “I had to turn up at a kids’ party with one clown shoe on – I looked a right idiot.
“I’m very fragile in this very sad time for me.
“These shoes cost a packet.”
The 47-year-old clown from Kingswood Street, Brighton, said he has had the outsized footwear for more than eight years but will now be performing in one shoe for the foreseeable future.
He said: “You do not want to keep anything from a clown – it’s bad ju ju.
“Also, you do not want to find a partially dressed clown outside your window at four in the morning.
“So do the right thing and if you see the clown shoe – hand it over to the clown.”
Doesn't these celebrities on talk shows have to tell a funny story when they're there? So he made up a story because he had no other story to tell.Why did Hollywood star Robert pattinson make up a weird lie about an exploding clown in a TV interview?
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business...pt5TG1dpxmusVHNB05l-BXEtD2g2fEWPkU3G41GD8AmH0Auckland adman hires professional clown for redundancy meeting
13 Sep, 2019 5:52pm
A Kiwi adman has chosen an unusual support person to accompany him to a redundancy meeting.
In lieu of the usual suspects of a friend, colleague or family member, the member of the creative team at FCB hired a professional clown to attend the meeting with him.
An image sent to the Herald overnight shows the staffer, sitting alongside his support clown while he talks to the individuals running the meeting.