The Last Pratfall

Bozo the Clown, that red-nosed staple of kids' TV, packs up his bag of tricks

Knowing it could take years to get seats, new mom Chris Breault of Kankakee, Ill., wrote for five tickets to Bozo's Circus in 1977. She expected to give birth a few more times and didn't want any of her not-yet-conceived children to miss out on the chance to be part of the beloved TV show. The yak-haired clown with the red nose and floppy shoes had provided Breault with some of her favorite childhood memories, and she longed to sit in the studio bleachers with her own kids. By the time her tickets finally came, eight years later, she and her...

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