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Terrifying clown commercials

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 27th 2010 3:01PM
Walmart Clown CommercialClowns are scary. I've known people who wouldn't flinch to kill a man with their bare hands who would run screaming at the first site of one of Bozo's children. Their faces are painted in permanent smiles, their hair is never a natural color, and they are always wearing a one-piece suit, which is mysterious. How'd they get in there?

The fear is immediate, which is what makes clowns so effective in commercials. Just have a few seconds to communicate something scary? Send in the clowns. Here are a few currently or recently in circulation.


This one has become a bit of a YouTube phenomenon. If there is a CLIO category for best actor, the clown in this commercial deserves it for his expression of pure, sustained rage.

U.S. Postal Service
This is more a Poltergeist, sneak up on you kind of clown. Still scary.

In this one, just the suggestion of a clown does the trick.

The original creepy clown. Is that ketchup or blood around his lips?

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Dahlia Roberts


March 19 2011 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dahlia Roberts

I find clowns annoying. Ever since I was a child, I truly hates clowns. They are somewhat mean looking. They aren't friendly and I find them so freaking weird. The videos itself here justifies my theories.

March 19 2011 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You see this is simply horrific How can kids be not scared of all this clown stuff. It is scary to me as an adult even. And here too http://ezinearticles.com/?Cell-Phone-Lookup---How-to-Reverse-Search-a-Mobile-Phone-Number&id=3871764

April 22 2010 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
samantha jast

You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!.

February 02 2010 at 12:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brielle jast

Yeah!! I want scary down.I love every thing about kids.Nice pics here.
Reverse Phone Lookup

February 02 2010 at 12:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jenny josh

Yes you are right Clowns are scary for small children.

February 02 2010 at 12:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A scary clown? You want a scary clown?



January 28 2010 at 12:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kathleen Harris

When "IT" by Stephen King was show on TV, it gave my daughter a clown phobia, to the point, she will never go to a circus, let alone watch one of those commercials.

January 27 2010 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gordon Werner

the USPS one easily makes up for all their boring Flat Rate Priority Mail commercials

January 27 2010 at 6:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Two comments about the McDonald's one:

1. It's weatherman Willard Scott
2. I had one of those Ronald dolls

January 27 2010 at 6:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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