Way to Die #260
"Down With The Clown"
Name of the death is a pun on the song "down with the clown"
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Funny Eddie went down with a frown. He didn’t realize that it takes all kinds of clowns to make the world go round.

In Yo FACE!!!

Date July 23, 2008
Location Los Angeles, California
Episode this death
was featured in
"Deadliest Kitsch"
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"Down With the Clown", Way to Die #260, is the seventh death featured in "Deadliest Kitsch", which aired on October 24, 2011.

Plot

Funny Eddie, a circus clown with an axe to grind, stalks a horror-core hip-hop band called "Infernal Clown Posse" with threatening hate mail and plans to sabotage one of their concerts, believing that they give real clowns a bad name. Eddie, who decided threatening hate mail wasn't enough, rushes to the front row, but is knocked unconscious when one of the group members hits him in the head with a bottle of Faygo. After regaining consciousness a short time later, Eddie becomes enraged, runs backstage and goes to unplug their speakers. Still drenched in soda (which contains a high concentration of salt), Eddie gets electrocuted(most likely due to a short in the wires or improper grounding) and dies of a heart attack, sending the angry circus clown to hell. One of the members of Infernal Clown Posse to says to Funny Eddie, "It's the hater. He's... Dead." Then, they gloat "In Yo' Face" in the tune of their song to the now-dead Funny Eddie.

Interviewees

  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan - Interventional Pain Physician

Trivia

  • The horror-core hip-hop group Infernal Clown Posse is played by actual horror-core hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse (or ICP for short).
  • When the death is explained, the CGI renders don't just show an X-ray; they also show a CGI-rendering of Funny Eddie in his entire clown costume.

Goofs

  • Revealing: After Funny Eddie ''dies'', he visibly blinks.
  • ICP's In yo face song was released in 2009, not 2008.

Segment Nicknames

  • Insane Clown Posse (on Spike TV website)
  • Down Clown Town Frown
  • Insane Clown Pussy
  • Frightening Joke

Foreign names

  • Muerte al Payaso (Death to the Clown) - Latin American dub
  • Haciendo el Payaso (Being a Clown) - Spanish dub

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