THE FLIPPO ROAST
He called it one of the best
nights of his life. Bob Marvin appeared onstage as Flippo,
the King of Clowns one last time. It was a special night that we captured for TV.
Executive Producer, Host
Here's a whacked shot of me
hosting by a great fan Richard. See his caption below:
ANGELA PACE of WBNS 10TVkicks
off the show with a Flippo rap. (You
even see her red clown nose!)
Classy entrance: two jesters carried him in on a stretcher.
The Royal Funny One speaks
to the Roast crowd. He was short
and sweet in his opening
remarks, thanking everyone for coming.
Channel Ten Legend CHUCK WHITE
kills with his "Why are we giving this
man a dinner?"
bit. (Of course we had to sing "Hi, there Mister Tree" to get him to come up.
Everybody's favorite weatherman
(that's what they were called then) JOE HOLBROOK
recounts his favorite Flippo tales.
MARK "DADDY WAGS" WAGNER of Qfm fame is the last Roaster to broil The Clown.
Wags finishes his remarks with a poignant message from Bexley's-claim-to-fame
The Clown was miked all evening. He was back in his perfect-Flippo-old-school
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Last words. He told
the "I didn't want to spend that much" joke.
My pal in the audience: DOUG FAWCETT in the spirit of
things. (That's his actual nose.)
And you're right, he does look like Steeler great Terry Bradshaw!
And here's Doug as FLIPPO
My buddies STEVE, ANDY and PAUL before
the Flippo Roast. Note the cool mural
on the wall behind them. Below is a blow-up of that art by BECKY O'NEIL:
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SHOW ME THE CLOWN'S BIO
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