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Old 06-23-2003, 06:04 PM
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How do they fit so many clowns in a clown car?

You know this circus gag where a little clown car comes driving along, stops, and about two dozen clowns come out? How do they fit so many clowns in there? Is it a prespective thing? (the car being much larger than the audience perceives it to be)

My best guess is there is simply a hole in the bottom of the car, and the driver drives it over a trapdoor on stage where a bunch of clowns climb out. But perhaps they have a more creative way of doing this act?
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Old 06-23-2003, 06:13 PM
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Nope. You got it exactly. Just trapdoors an that's it.
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Old 06-23-2003, 06:15 PM
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Maybe, but isn't a circus ring usually sawdust on top of beaten earth?

Perhaps it is just a car with no seats inside and the clowns are all packed in like sardines.
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Old 06-23-2003, 06:43 PM
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They're dehydrated. A midget in the car adds water to them one at a time and they reconstitute just before popping out of the door.
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Old 06-23-2003, 06:50 PM
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Mangetout has it right.

No trap doors. Just totally empty cars and people who know how to squeeze together.
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Old 06-23-2003, 06:54 PM
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They talked about it on Car Talk a couple of weeks ago. They said it's just a combination of contortion and stripping down the car. If you remove the seats there's a lot of room - you can even get into the trunk if the rear seat is removed. If the car is pushed rather than driven, you don't even need the controls.
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Old 06-23-2003, 06:57 PM
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I'd prefer the wood-chipper method of stuffing clowns into cars, but that's just me.
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Old 06-23-2003, 08:34 PM
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Just never be a clown in a clown car when some clown farts ...

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Old 06-23-2003, 09:19 PM
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Once you have been caught in a run way with six (six, count ‘em, six) flatulent elephants, no number of farting clowns would be intolerable--even packed into a stripped down 1963 VW Beetle. TOOT! TOOT!
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Old 06-24-2003, 02:17 AM
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I really like Purd Werfects suggestion
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