Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
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Michael Polakovs, 1923-2009

The day the clown diedMichael Polakovs, the clown who in 1966 created and was the first person to portray* Ronald McDonald, died last week at the age of 86. Himself the son of a clown, Polakovs is survived by six children, one of whom is also a clown. That had to be one wacky hearse.

*Disputed. See comments.

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What a terrifying bastard.

Baboleen (#1,430)

Yay! One less creep- I mean- clown.

dado (#102)

That smile on his face is only there to fool the public.

musicmope (#428)

The tears of a clown could start a greasefire.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Thank you. Please drive around.

HiredGoons (#603)

Little known fact: his lack of melanin and inflamed red lips was due to subsisting on a diet consisting solely of McDonald's since 1966.

Also, fucking gingers.

Screen Name (#2,416)

That is one clown who died with a Grimace on his face.*

*Unsubstantiated rumor pending full autopsy.

gregorg (#30)

who what? Willard Scott originated Ronald McDonald in 1963.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_McDonald#History

Polakovs isn't even mentioned as one of the actors who portrayed Ronald McDonald.

gregorg (#30)

Here's a 2007 story from Clown Alley, a clown blog, that says Polakovs gave Ronald McDonald a makeover:

http://clownalley.blogspot.com/2007/12/mike-coco-polakovs-ronald-mcdonald.html

not the same thing.

nice, wait til he's dead for the character assassination

gregorg (#30)

As long as he keeps the Holiday Pies coming, I will defend Ronald's legacy to the grave and beyond.

Rod T (#33)

Exactly.

Also Oral Roberts just died, which, ditto.

he was "called home." barf.

*not that I really have too much of an opinion of the man himself, I just really hate that phrase.

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