Clown Phobia -
Overton Wakefield Jones (John Henton), the
building superintendent on the sitcom LIVING
SINGLE/FOX/1993-97 had a fear of clowns.
It all started as a child when his mother took
him to Ding-a-Dong Circus. The firefighter clown
asked him to ride on the tiny hook and ladder.
Every thing was fine until it crashed into the
back of an elephant. The sight of 37 clowns
digging him out of the aftermath was permanently
burned into his brains.
Overton's friends tried to cure him by slowly
introducing him to clown related paraphernalia.
When one of them put on a red clown nose,
Overton said pensively, "OK, but don't squeak
On the flip side of
clown phobias, here is a
troubled clown seeking help from Dr.
Robert Hartley - The Bob Newhart Show
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