Friday, August 17, 2007

That's not just any clown

Back then he was "Ronnie the Clown"

Here you see him removing his makeup.

Who is this clown? Rather, who did this young clown grow up to be?

...wait for it...

Christopher Walken

*EDIT: I totally forgot to mention two bloggers who came together within a 24 hour period to help create a perfect Christopher Walken blog trifecta. First, when I was poking around in the ether I found the always perfect Fat Boy Slim video over at Frank Simarco's place. I wanted to leave a comment about something I'd read years ago--that Christopher Walken always works a dance step into every single movie he does. While I was looking up sources to make sure I hadn't just imagined that fact, I found the clown picture.

The next day, I think, I found An Open Letter to Christopher Walken over by The Pop Eye.

Bottom line? It's Christopher Walken's world, baby. We only live in it.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Boy he sure aged when he took that make up off.

Splotchy said...

Did I say Ronny Howard? Of course I meant Ronny the Clown, who everyone knows is Christopher Walken.

I recently saw Mr. Walken in an old Sean Connery movie, The Anderson Tapes. He was really young (appropriately, his character was "The Kid") and it was a little hard to recognize him at first.

I would have *never* gotten this.

Anonymous said...

Aha, that makes perfect sense.

Grant Miller said...

Christopher Walken is the funniest person to ever appear on SNL. Although a good argument can be made for Alec Baldwin.

Mob said...

Wow, that's the last person I would've imagined that creepy-go-lucky little fella to be.

Johnny Yen said...

Christopher Walken is the cat's meow. I love his cowbell bit on SNL.

Splotchy- I remember watching The Anderson Tapes on tv as a kid-- I've waited for it to come out on DVD. I don't remember Christopher Walken in it, but I do remember SNL's Garrett Morris (as the head of the SWAT team).

Just looked it up and saw that it was released in Region 2 (the DVD format the whole rest of the world uses) but not in Region 1 yet.

Dale said...

C'est incroyable! His ability to frighten goes way back.

lulu said...

I desperately want to see a romantic comedy with Chris Walken, Ray Liotta and Juliette Lewis. Take any Julia Roberts vehicle and remake it.

Bubs said...

Lulu, that's brilliant! I"ll get my people on it right away.

Dale, mais oui. And yet I find him strangely attractive. Do I want to be him, or worship him? I don't know.

Johnny Yen, YES! MORE COWBELL! One of the best things about running in 5k's 10ks or marathons is spectators with cowbell. As I approach one I always yell "MORE COWBELL" and am inevitably greeted with more cowbell and lots of hooting and hollering. It's fun.

mob, who would've known. I know I wouldn't have.

Grant, I go with Mr. Walken. MY favorite bit is "The Continental" which is even more hilarious if you've ever seen "The Comfort of Strangers"

Kirby, sure it does!

Splotchy, no kidding.

Dr. MVM, I like to think he blossomed like a beautiful flower.

Dale said...

I'm Walken, yes indeed, I'm Walken. Just a late entry caption. How's Natalie Wood these days? Oops, did I say that out loud? Sorry.

Bubs said...

Dale, OUCH.

What's the only kind of Wood that doesn't float?

Hey, what were Natalie Wood's last words? Chris and Robert asked if she was going to shower on the boat, she said "no thanks, I think I'll just wash up on shore."

Dale said...

Which brings me to my favourite schoolyard joke of the past...

How did they know the girl in Jaws had dandruff? They found her Head & Shoulders on the beach.

Dino aka Katy said...

i knew there was a reason why he freaked me out