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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2017, 05:53:39 pm »

That dude on WGN was a terrible Bozo, Gary could have cleaned up on the national scene, lol.

Gary was a 5*
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2017, 06:27:41 pm »

Grew up watching Bozo, I remember getting off the bus and running home to watch Bozo the clown

That is exactly what my brothers and I did every afternoon, too......
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2017, 07:18:12 pm »

When I went to Fayetteville for college and they had WGN on cable, there was a bozo show. It wasn't Gary Weir and I thought "Hey! That's not bozo!" . Kinda like Will Ferrell said about Santa in Elf....

Thanks, I had the exact same thought!
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2017, 07:25:42 pm »

I vagly remember watching this as a kid. I had no idea it was on local tv. i'm 38
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2017, 07:30:10 pm »

This is a nice tribute to Bozo!

https://youtu.be/Sx5-tn00-PY
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2017, 07:44:37 pm »

hmmmmm. i was about 7 miles south of you in dermott. back then i was probably trying to become the 5th member of KISS and would'a likely passed on bozo.
Well, well, well....we have a SE Arkansas musician that is a Razorback man. So, we've played together at some point I'm sure. PM me and spill the beans.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2017, 07:53:19 pm »

Part of my childhood just died. It sucks getting old!

You didn't mess with me when I was watching Bozo or Sesame Street. I loved the Showzo Bo. I always wanted to be on there!!

RIP Gary Weir and Bozo!
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2017, 08:08:43 pm »

My dad worked with Gary at Channel 7, so there was no getting out of being on the Bozo show. Thought it was kind of hokey at the time, but reading all of these comments makes me think this world sure could use a good dose of Bozo the Clown. Gary was a stand up guy. He was no clown, he was THE clown.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2017, 08:09:04 pm »

So sad to hear that. He was such a part of my early childhood. I watched that show, the Bozo Show, religiously. He was the BEST Bozo! RIP Gary Weir/Bozo.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2017, 08:14:43 pm »

 I am curious as to how many more posts this will take for someone to start calling bozo a bozo.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #60 on: October 06, 2017, 10:33:25 pm »

Sunbeam bread, I believe.
it was Ideal Bread. I lived in Batesville at the time, I thought it was cool for him to pimp my home town product.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #61 on: October 06, 2017, 11:00:28 pm »

I literally to this day still have my Bozo spoon from my childhood still in my utensil drawer.

Mine is at my parents' house.  My kid has used it.  Now she prefers an Elsa spoon...  :-\
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #62 on: October 06, 2017, 11:09:39 pm »

My mom showed me Garys' senior picture in the 1959 Benton High School year book.  She said he was a really nice person.  I never made it to the show but watched it any time it was on.  Bozo was the only clown that didn't scare the day lights out of me as a kid. 
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2017, 11:46:23 pm »

My dad worked with Gary at Channel 7, so there was no getting out of being on the Bozo show. Thought it was kind of hokey at the time, but reading all of these comments makes me think this world sure could use a good dose of Bozo the Clown. Gary was a stand up guy. He was no clown, he was THE clown.

Excellent
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #64 on: October 06, 2017, 11:50:28 pm »

Some info on Bozo the clown:

Bozo the Clown is a clown character whose broad popularity peaked in the United States in the 1960s as a result of widespread franchising in early television.

Originally created by Alan W. Livingston and portrayed by Pinto Colvig for a children's storytelling record album and illustrative read-along book set, the character became very popular during the 1940s and was a mascot for record company Capitol Records.

The character first appeared on television in 1949 starring Pinto Colvig. After the creative rights to Bozo were purchased by Larry Harmon in 1956, the character became a common franchise across the United States, with local television stations producing their own Bozo shows featuring the character. Harmon bought out his business partners in 1965 and produced Bozo's Big Top for syndication to local television markets not producing their own Bozo shows in 1966, while Chicago's Bozo's Circus, which premiered in 1960, went national via cable and satellite in 1978.

The most notable performers to have played Bozo, aside from Colvig and Harmon, include Willard Scott (1959–1962), Frank Avruch (1959–1970), Bob Bell (1960–1984), and Joey D'Auria (1984–2001). Bozo TV shows were also produced in other countries, including Mexico, Thailand, Australia, Greece, and Brazil. Larry Harmon claimed that more than 200 actors have portrayed the clown.

Gary Weir will always be the Arkansas Bozo. In a good way.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2017, 01:27:17 am »

Watching Bozo was a good way to decompress after a hard day of  spelling, math and recess.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2017, 01:45:45 am »

My Bozo record player, vintage Bozo 78rpm records, and Bozo doll that is on top of my entertainment center.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2017, 06:57:48 am »

it was Ideal Bread. I lived in Batesville at the time, I thought it was cool for him to pimp my home town product.

I stand corrected.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2017, 09:57:46 am »

One of the Highlights was being on the show about 1970 and meeting him in Clarendon at some event! He was a great guy!
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2017, 10:03:29 am »

You're awful short to be so tall!

I literally to this day still have my Bozo spoon from my childhood still in my utensil drawer.

I got my set in my trunk. Mom put them up when I hit Jr High!
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2017, 10:11:51 am »

 :)I remember cable first coming to town and Bozo was on after school. Fun times good memories. RIP Mr. Bozo you made a lot of kids like me back then  laugh.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2017, 12:32:49 pm »

Anyone who grew up in Arkansas in the 60s or 70s know what this was about.
Everyone watched this show.
This was the age of four channels on TV. KATV, KARK, KTHV, PBS
Bozo aka Gary Weir was a rock star.

I was never on the show though.
I can still hear/see the clips in my mind though.
"Is your mom 100---OR 45?"
"Do you walk to school or carry your lunch?"
They used to do a segment where they would play a current hit song and all the kids would wave while the song played. For some reason, the clip that is in my head was the band Player and their song "How Long (has this been going on?). So that would have to be the 70s sometime.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2017, 04:58:57 pm »

Is your Birthday in Septober or Octember?
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2017, 05:16:54 pm »

Oh, thought this was a ‘fire the coach’ thread.  Carry on....
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #75 on: October 07, 2017, 05:28:23 pm »

Sadly, it is now obvious that Bozo lives.....
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #76 on: October 07, 2017, 05:40:05 pm »

Wrong Bozo is the head coach of the hogs
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #77 on: October 08, 2017, 02:14:08 pm »

Anyone who grew up in Arkansas in the 60s or 70s know what this was about.
Everyone watched this show.
This was the age of four channels on TV. KATV, KARK, KTHV, PBS
Bozo aka Gary Weir was a rock star.

I was never on the show though.
I can still hear/see the clips in my mind though.
"Is your mom 100---OR 45?"
"Do you walk to school or carry your lunch?"
They used to do a segment where they would play a current hit song and all the kids would wave while the song played. For some reason, the clip that is in my head was the band Player and their song "How Long (has this been going on?). So that would have to be the 70s sometime.
Actually heard this song on XM Radio today, the band was Ace and the year was 1975.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #78 on: October 08, 2017, 02:45:44 pm »

I'm just now reading this post, and I thought CBB passed.
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Re: RIP Bozo the Clown
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2017, 03:00:26 pm »

I remember there was a portion of the show he would visit with the children and ask them questions.

Nothing funnier than asking a seven year old if they were married.


I've used that one a few times.

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