Saturday, March 13, 2010

1961 "Blue" Slide #16 - Bozo the Clown!

Not sure why the original version of this vanished, but above is the video again... and if that disappears, click on the jump for an alternate video!


  1. Hi. why was this video removed? Just wondering.

  2. I have no idea, but I'm working on replacing it even as I respond!

  3. I believe it's "chillun" as in children and not "chillin".

  4. Maybe Bozo was a rapper before rap was invented?

    Seriously, I don't write 'em, I just present 'em!

  5. Yeah. I know you didn't write them. But it looks as if you or someone else "penciled" in the words of two of the slides because the original words have become unreadable. One of those words, "chillin" looks to actually be the word "chillun" if you look at the words without the penciled in word over it (I WAS able to do this somehow). It makes more sense with the word chillun I think because I think it is slang for children which makes more sense in the context of what Bozo is saying.

    By the way, your blog is great. I really enjoy it. Jeff

  6. Thanks, Jeff. So far as the spelling of "chillun" is concerned, I'd guess I was probably just replicating the spelling of the original.

    When I've been doing these, it's been oh, so tempting sometimes to "remaster" the artwork, correcting the speech patterns, colors, and so forth, but I've decided to leave it as is.

    Maybe I'll someday do special edition versions, if I have loads of time to completely redo the artwork and so forth!


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