by Buckwheatsbutt on 14/06/11 at 12:54 pm
Los Angeles, CA – (SatireWorld.com)
Larry Harmon, who turned a simple idea of a character into the world-famous, Bozo the Clown, died suddenly while he was laughing. He was 83.
His publicist, Jerry Vanilla, told reporters he died at his home while reading his favorite website SatireWorld.com. Vanilla claims a story about Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) caused the famous clown to roll on the floor holding his sides, but inadvertently ruptured his colostomy bag resulting in a very stinky death. “Larry was happy until the end!” Says Vanilla.
Harmon portrayed the wierd clown in countless appearances during the 1950's and, as a businessman, eventually licensed the character to others, particularly local TV stations around the country. The stations then hired local actors to be their Bozos. Harmon recalled that future president Barack Obama had a part-time summer stint playing Bozo at Chicago station WANK. Recalls Harmon, "I remember he liked getting hit with a chocolate cream pie all the time."
"You might say, in a way, I was cloning Bozo before anybody else out there got around to cloning DNA," Harmon told reporters, "I guess he was Bozo the Clone!"
"I felt if I could plant my size 83AAA shoes on this planet, folks would never be able to forget those footprints," he said.
Bozo the Clown will be buried in a simple ceremony upside down in a Wheaties cereal box.