O’Donnell’s Comic “Countdown” Casts a Silly Spell on Election Season
So inflating experience, distorting education and padding resumes runs in Christine O’Donnell’s family. After spending a few days both bragging about–and later down- playing her dad’s gig as Philadelphia’s official Bozo the Clown–it turns out daddy only dabbled as Bozo. Yep, Daniel O’Donnell, Sr, it seems, was merely a fill-in Bozo, fulfilling all those coveted TV clown duties only when the regular Bozo was on vacation or out sick. Guess this made him a sort of faux ‘Zo.’ The elder O’Donnell–who claims to have made a living as a scratch actor–never landed the real deal, he told a reporter, because he never attended the special Bozo the Clown College in Texas. Like daddy, like daughter?
Check out this instant classic “Countdown” segment, featuring Angry Bob as an outraged Bozo and the hilarious Michael Musto–in an Emmy worthy turn– as a miffed “random witch.”
O’Donnell has certainly cast a silly spell on this dour and important election season. And she seems to dole out more treats than a greedy child could hope to collect on Halloween. Her bounty will, hopefully, prove fattening for the Coons’ campaign and the Senate calculus on Election Day. The unthinkable alternative could give the Tea Party the last laugh.
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