History Main / NonIronicClown

16th Jul '17 7:01:50 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Yuya dressed like one during the first episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', to go with his comedic style of "Dueltainment". He would quickly change styles in future episodes.

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* Yuya dressed like one during the first episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', to go with his comedic style of "Dueltainment". (unfortunately, he was also a SadClown in this case.) He would quickly change styles in future episodes.
12th Jul '17 8:56:44 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Yuya dressed like one during the first episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', to go with his comedic style of "Dueltainment". He would quickly change styles in future episodes.
18th Jun '17 9:52:48 PM Averagemoe
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* Literature/TheLittleEngineThatCould: A clown is the one who speaks on behalf of the toys.

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13th Jun '17 3:14:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Stefano, the sea lion from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Europe's Most Wanted'' is a FunnyAnimal equivalent: he is a goofy circus seal, with a ruff, large nose and broad smile that give him a clown-like appearance. He's also the friendliest and kindest circus animal in the movie.

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* Stefano, the sea lion from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Europe's Most Wanted'' is a FunnyAnimal equivalent: he is a goofy circus seal, [[SweetSeal seal]], with a ruff, large nose and broad smile that give him a clown-like appearance. He's also the friendliest and kindest circus animal in the movie.
16th May '17 5:38:02 PM nombretomado
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* TheTwoRonnies once did a TearJerker song "People Don't Want Clowns No More" about how this trope is supposedly dying, and how clowns used to be the most beloved part of the circus. Season 10, Episode 6.

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* TheTwoRonnies Series/TheTwoRonnies once did a TearJerker song "People Don't Want Clowns No More" about how this trope is supposedly dying, and how clowns used to be the most beloved part of the circus. Season 10, Episode 6.
15th May '17 6:44:38 AM ecojosh1
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* In the Film/ErnestPWorrell tv show "Hey Vern, It's Ernest", one recurring sketch is "My Father the Clown". The clown family members are annoying, but harmless.
5th May '17 5:14:38 PM REV6Pilot
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* Similar to the above, the Youtube channel ''[=AreYouKidding=]'' made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNqkPVuthA8 a video of a clown acting nice]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opKv-n4Kfqc BuzzPranks did something very similar]] subverting MonsterClown even further by having the nice clown in a Pennywise-like mask.
22nd Apr '17 11:13:52 AM Tzetsuei
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_Popov Oleg Popov]] aka "the Sunshine Clown". Started working in 1949, still active.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_Popov Oleg Popov]] aka "the Sunshine Clown". Started working in 1949, still active.active until he died on tour in November 2016.
11th Apr '17 12:26:55 PM Sapphirea2
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The past 20 years or so have seen a surge in the popularity of evil, [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]-style {{Monster Clown}}s who deliberately and very effectively invert everything clowns were traditionally assumed to represent - that is, making people laugh, especially children. However, there ''was'' a time when clowns were treated in the popular media as sympathetic figures of whimsy and silly fun. Outside of their early habitats like rodeos and circuses, [[GrandfatherClause pretty much the only clown left in the public eye who is still permitted to act at all clown-like]] is [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Ronald McDonald]]. (And now he's been phased out of the advertising.) But in days past...

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The past 20 30 years or so have seen a surge in the popularity of evil, [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]-style {{Monster Clown}}s who deliberately and very effectively invert everything clowns were traditionally assumed to represent - that is, making people laugh, especially children. However, there ''was'' a time when clowns were treated in the popular media as sympathetic figures of whimsy and silly fun. Outside of their early habitats like rodeos and circuses, [[GrandfatherClause pretty much the only clown left in the public eye who is still permitted to act at all clown-like]] is [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Ronald McDonald]]. (And now he's been phased out of the advertising.) But in days past...
27th Mar '17 2:55:20 AM EbrithilBowser
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* The SaltatioMortis song "Wo sind die Clowns" (Where are the clowns) is about how the media tends to dramatize everything and asks for more fun and laughter, and while the costumes of the band in the music videos look a bit like Monster Clowns, they definitely just want fun and nothing evil.
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