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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:04 PM
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Flippo the Clown Dies
Flippo the Clown Dies
Jun 12 2006 6:37AM

Reported by Jerry Revish





Central Ohio is mourning the loss of a true entertainer and local icon. The man known as Flippo, the King of Clowns, has passed away at the age of 79. The laughter he gave an entire generation will always live on.

"I could be up on a cloud somewhere playing my saxophone with the Glen Miller Orchestra, that would be something," said Bob Marvin.

For more than 30 years, Bob Marvin, better known as Flippo the King of Clowns, filled Columbus with laughter. He dazzled young and old alike with his outrageous jokes and unpredictable slapstick.

Born Marvin W. Fishman in 1927, this Cleveland native was a natural performer. Growing up, he sang on local radio and played the saxophone.

http://www.onnnews.com/?sec=home&story=10tv/content/poo...
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Master Mahon Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:06 PM
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1. Shucks, from the subject I thought you meant
our 'fearful leader'!! False alarm :+
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:08 PM
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2. I'm just glad he wasn't trampled by an elephant while dressed as a peanut
but he's spent his life bringing laughter to others so Cheers to you, Flippo!
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:21 PM
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7. A little song, a little dance........
a little seltzer down your pants (in response to the Chuckles reference.)

RIP, Flippo
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teenagebambam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:10 PM
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3. Flippo is the reason
I have nightmares about clowns! Well, Rest in Peace anyway, I suppose.
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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:13 PM
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4. I'm sure he was a nice guy and all.
And a wonderful entertainer, kind to children and animals, generous to his community, and an all-around grade-A person.

But God, do I hate clowns. I'd spend 24 hours in a Greyhound bus full of Freepers before I'd drive for one hour in a car with a clown. (shivers)
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teenagebambam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:14 PM
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5. He was always showing up
at the State Fair, and when they ran out of things to put on the local news, and such. And he had his own afternoon show.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:30 PM
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9. Especially if it's one of those really small cars
That split down the middle after a few laps around the center ring.

TlalocW
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:20 PM
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6. I never understood clowns..even as a kid, I never though they were funny
:shrug:
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:30 PM
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8. Hmm, yes, I too recoil from clowns...don't know why?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-12-06 04:31 PM
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10. They don;t scare me.. I just don't think they are funny
I always knew they were just grown-ups acting stupid :)
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