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Music: Hey Now – The Last Poets Music from the Right On Soundtrack

The Last Poets (Right On! 1970 Film)

This album is a jazzoetry (jazz and poetry fusion) classic that can be seen as the roots of modern day rap and hip hop music.

You can hear samples from this album in classic hip hop records from 1985 and on.

On track called, “Hey Now“, has a particularly poignant anti-clown lyric as the second line to the poem (yes, even back in the 70's):

“Hey Now! Frenchman's coming down, HUH.
Hey Now! Fuckin' up the clowns, HUH.
Check out the rippin' tar,
Jackin' up the laws NOW.”

Release Date: 19 September, 1991
Media: Audio CD
Manufacturer: Collectables

TV Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – First Season – Episode 110 – Nightmares

Buffy the Vampire – Episode 110: Nightmares

In this episode, one of the main characters, Xander,  comes face to face with his worst fear, clowns.

The maniacal clown lay a trap of candy bars on the floor, which Xander followed. The clown then jumped out with a knife and tried to kill him.

Apparently, the character Xander had a bad experience with a clown when he was six.

First Aired: May 12, 1997 
Story by: Joss Whedon
Teleplay by: David Greenwalt
Directed by: Bruce Seth Green 
Guest Stars: Mark Metcalf as The Master, Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers, Andrew J. Ferchland as The Anointed One, Dean Butler as Hank Summers

Video Game: Twisted Metal: Black – Sweet Tooth

On the Playstation 2 (PS2) console, there is this game series called Twisted Metal. One of the main characters of the game is an evil clown called Sweet Tooth.

He is this murderous clown that rides around in an ice cream truck. Crazy stuff.

You can check out the Twisted Metal Black game here.

The game came out in 2001produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. They also came out with Twisted Metal 2, which seems to have a bit more acclaim than the Black version of the game.


TV Show: 2001 MTV2 How to Live Large Special

I caught a rerun episode of an MTV2 show called “How to Live Large” (first aired on 5/5/2001) that featured a bunch of rappers talking about how to be a “player” and a “pimp”.

During the middle of the show, the narrartor says (when talking about “player haters”):

“And the hate don't discriminate. Clowns will hate on anyone that's doing it, male or female”.

Even media mogul MTV writes scripts that talk about clowns in a negative light.

TV Series: ER: Thy Will Be Done – Season 7 – episode with a clown

I was watching a rerun of ER on Tivo (episode: Thy Will Be Done from Season 7) and in one of the opening scenes they bring a clown in on a gourney.
One of the doctors calls someone else to treat the clown because he's afraid of clowns.
They ended up not being able to save the clown, and Abby, one of the doctors, quipps to another doctor (Dr. Carter):
“No one should be alone after killing a clown”.
Here's a summary of the episode that I found online:
Look at Plot 4 – Cinderella Meets Prince Charming.
gotta love the internet…

TV Sitcom: The Bernie Mac Show – The Sin Cup episode

I was watching an episode of “The Bernie Mac Show” (The Sin Cup episode) and in the very begining of the episode, Jordan defaces a picture of Jesus…
So Bernie Mac goes to talk to him about it and Jordan tells Bernie how Jesus did cool tricks.
Bernie said:
“So what, Jesus is a clown now?”
“Boy, people hate clowns! Everyone loves Jesus!”
Just another instance of popular culture confirming the true feelings everyone has for clowns.
I hope this doesn't turn into a big religious thread…just thought that it's funny that a lot of shows reference hating clowns recently.