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Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:29 PM

Bozo Has Passed Away (Yes, Really)

"Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children's TV program "Bozo the Clown," has died. He was 89.

Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV .

Avruch played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular in the U.S. in the 1960s because of widespread franchising in television. Avruch became the first nationally-syndicated Bozo the Clown.

"He had a heart of gold," manager Stuart Hersh told The Associated Press on Wednesday, "He brought the Bozo the Clown character to life better than anyone else's portrayal of Bozo the Clown."

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/tv-personality-playing-bozo-clown-dies-89-53924475

Don't be sad though. His spirit, and hair, live on in the White House.

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Reply Bozo Has Passed Away (Yes, Really) (Original post)
No-Bozos Mar 2018 OP
GWC58 Mar 2018 #1
Laffy Kat Mar 2018 #2
Bradshaw3 Mar 2018 #6
oasis Mar 2018 #7
njhoneybadger Mar 2018 #3
chuckstevens Mar 2018 #4
hunter Mar 2018 #5
sinkingfeeling Mar 2018 #8
Mendocino Mar 2018 #9

Response to No-Bozos (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:30 PM

1. Lucky for Bozo

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Response to No-Bozos (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:32 PM

2. I am sorry, this is the first thing I thought about.



On edit: I apologize if I offend anyone. I have uncharacteristically had a little to drink tonight.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 11:08 PM

6. Me too. No apology necessary

"A little seltzer down his pants"

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 11:14 PM

7. That remains my favorite Mary Tyler Moore episode. Thanks.

Of course, Bozo the Clown was famous in his own right. May he rest in peace.

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Response to No-Bozos (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:34 PM

3. Ah fuck wrong one

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Response to No-Bozos (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:41 PM

4. The voice of Homer Simpson, Dan Castaneda, said Krusty the Clown was

 

a cross between the Chicago WGN Bozo (Bob Bell), who had a rapsy voice and chain smoked and a Portland Oregon religious clown named Rusty.

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Response to No-Bozos (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 09:59 PM

5. I met the KTLA Los Angeles Bozo on the TV set when I was a little kid. I didn't understand clowns.

I remember thinking maybe older kids did.

But I still don't understand clowns.

Wikipedia says he was played by Vance Colvig then. He may have been a friend or acquaintance of my grandma.

Colvig died of lung cancer in 1967 but before he did he became an activist supporting mandatory warning labels on cigarette packages.

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Response to No-Bozos (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 11:28 PM

8. Does that mean Pence is president?

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Response to No-Bozos (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 11:48 PM

9. Why don't cannibals eat clowns?

They taste funny.

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