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Applesauce
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 10:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember watching this show as a youngster. Also, I recall begging my Mom to buy me "Oopsy Daisy" cookies at our local Chatham's. Anyone know if there's any video/pics out there on the net of his show?
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Detroitrulez
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 10:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

paging ed golick....please come to the Detroit TV Memories counter....
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Detroit_girl
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 11:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are books about Detroit TV that are easy to find at Borders or online. My older siblings were on the Oopsie show and they were totally freaked out by the experience, being shy kids. LOL
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Amy_p
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 11:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I loved his art gallery and that inchworm.
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Fury13
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clowns are creepy. Pure evil.

Don't most kids cry when they see a clown?
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56packman
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 12:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fury13--I am in complete agreement. Can't stand clowns, they give me the creeps,always did.


does grass make you horny?



John Wayne Gacy--I rest my case
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 1:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bob "Oopsy" McNea was the only person to refuse an interview for my website. His reason- Why should I do for free what I get paid to do? After he saw the hits my site was getting he contacted me again, telling me that he would grant an interview IF I found a copy of a certain circus book that he was looking for.

I never made the effort to look for the book, but he still sent me an email every three or four months, promising me that we would talk "real soon." Needless to say, it never happened.

McNea was a pretty decent clown. You can see his work as Oopsy here,
www.detroitkidshow.com/oops.wm v
and Bozo here (after the Sagebrush Shorty bit)
www.detroitkidshow.com/Nancy2. wmv
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Pam
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 2:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

John Wayne Gacy--I rest my case



Lol. The main problem with most clowns- they just aren't funny!
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Psip
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 2:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clowns give me the creeps.
Case in Point

Clowns
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Rb336
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 2:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Me too
Case in point:


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Rb336
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Me too
Case in point:
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Applesauce
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 3:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great stuff Ed! Clowns didnt scare me until Stephen King's IT.

Anyways, do you have the opening/intro to Oopsy's show?

Thanks!
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 3:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Applesauce,
No I don't. WWJ/WDIV didn't save anything from Oopsy. If I ever come across any Detroit Oopsy footage I will certainly post it.
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Lizaanne
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I miss The Friendly Giant - anyone have any clips? Nothing on YouTube that I can see.

~Liza
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Quozl
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 3:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Clowns? Someone mention clowns?







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Ed_golick
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We were talking about professional clowns, not amateurs.
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Quozl
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 3:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oops, sorry Ed.
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Ltdave
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 4:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i remember oopsie...

i too dont like clowns. never have never will...

couldnt get the video to play. even trying it direct from the website. it just kept saying "connecting to media"...

david
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 5:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dave,
The video works. Try Updating your media player.

Professional clowns are wonderful. Overweight women in clown makeup who make balloon animals for children's parties and church bazaars are terrible.
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Tammypio
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 11:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oopsy!!! That inchworm was Squiggly Wiggley Worm if I am not mistaken. There was also a mouse that lived inside the cash register...Miser Mouse. I also kind of remember a hen or something sitting on a shelf.

Also loved the Friendly Giant! "Look up! Look WAY up!" Such a simple little show and I enjoyed it so much!
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 7:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The hen was named Henrietta Peck.
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Kathinozarks
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 9:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a short clip of the opening and ending scenes with the song on YouTube of Friendly Giant a month or two ago, now it seems to be gone. I hate that!
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 9:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is Oopsys family: http://www.insaneclownposse.co m/detect.php
From Detroit!
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 10:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Naw,
They are clearly the evil spawn of Milky the Clown.
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Miss_cleo
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 10:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I loved Oopsy! I havent thought about that show in years!
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Scs100
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vFjTUzAXWtc

Unfortunately, Youtube only produced this footage of him in the Thanksgiving Day parade in 1973. That's the best I could do, sorry.
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 12:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With Rube Weiss as Santa Claus and JoJo Shutty-MacGregor as Christmas Carol!
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Danny
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 12:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

good pick Quozl,

Now those are the real clowns besides Ronald McDonald.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 12:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Unfortunately, most of the funny clowns are in politics. Sad funny that is. They're professional all right too... we're paying them.
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Larryinflorida
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 10:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

" Well they're some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown when there's noone around " ~ S. Robinson

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