A man who has spent the last 15 years volunteering as a clown died this past week in Ohio leaving some big shoes to fill. According to his local newspaper, Beppo the Clown was accorded "the highest honor a clown can receive". He was “carried to his resting spot by his fellow clowns.” Nice!
Rick and Len Speculated what the rest of the funeral ceremony was like.
TIMELINE OF THE BOPPO THE CLOWN FUNERAL.
11:00am: The hearse arrives at the cemetery.
11:05am: Boppo’s closest friends and colleagues, all 137 of them, get out of the backseat.
11:15am: While admiring beautiful memorial flower arrangements, mourners are squirted in the eyes with water.
11:30am: Mourners learn that plans for a closed casket have been stymied by Boppo’s size 18 feet.
11:40am: A distant relative from “out west” is so grief stricken, he won’t even get out of his barrel.
11:45am: A woman with thick pancake make-up and garish red lipstick, who most assumed was the widow, informs people she’s not a clown, but rather a reporter covering the event for NBC26.
11:50am: It is pointed out that being a clown and being an NBC26 reporter are not mutually exclusive.
Noon: The minister delivers the eulogy, summing up Boppo’s life with quote from the Gospel according to Chuckles. “A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer in your pants”.
12:05pm: A woman who looks suspiciously like Mary Tyler Moore is escorted from the service in hysterics.
12:15pm: Relative from France is asked to speak. Instead, says nothing despite appearing to be trapped in a box.
12:30pm: Funeral concludes with 21 seltzer bottle salute.
12:45pm: All will depart cemetery for reception lunch of rubber chicken and cream pies which instead of being served on a plate will just been thrown directly into mourners faces.