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Do You Like or Dislike Clowns?

I'm not talking about the sick-o clowns equally sick movie producers create.

As you grew up, did you turn the volume up or change the channel when you would see a clown?

Some people are spooked by even the tamest of clowns. That should come as no surprise. There is something surreal about them.

And, after all, some people are scared by cats. They think their eyes are snake eyes, so they must be evil.

If you dislike them, tell us why, please. Is it their eyes, as I mentioned, or is it something else?

Here is a commercial on my favorite childhood cereal from the 50s and 60s that includes a clown. He's a bit weird, but that's OK with me.

Sugar Rice Krinkles Commercial

Image Credit » Clownfish

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MegL wrote on August 8, 2019, 8:57 AM

I am not that fond of clowns. They don't frighten me, I just don't find them funny. Enjoyed that commercial. I have never seen that brand across here in the UK.

VinceSummers wrote on August 8, 2019, 9:36 AM

It was short but "sweet". Literally. There are other commercials for the cereal as well. At one point they used a Chinese coolie as advertising ploy... something they would most definitely no longer do.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 17, 2019, 8:47 PM

After what Robin Williams did, I won't look at another clown. I find it sad that behind the face of a happy clown is perhaps a very sad person. But when I was a kid, clowns were awesome. At the circus, they would perform in a joyful manner that I think most children growing up in the 60s really did appreciate.

VinceSummers wrote on August 18, 2019, 8:04 AM

I hear you. Of course, Williams was not so much a clown as a comedian. They may seem similar, but there are differences. I had a friend whose father was a clown. In fact, he was for a while head of an organization of clowns on the East Coast.

Last Edited: August 23, 2019, 1:42 PM