Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown, Vol. 1
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Anyway, with all that aside, I now switch back to Chicago's Bozo. As much as I wish that Bob Bell's Bozo come to DVD, the reality is that this may be more difficult to achieve. Don't forget that the show was broadcast live from 1961 to 1980 and tapes of these would be scarce if they exist at all! Of the shows that could be put on DVD would be Ned Locke's final show in July 1976, Bozo's live broadcast from Chicagofest in 1979, the Bozo 25th Anniversary special that aired live from Medinah Temple in 1986, the 30th Anniversary Special, Bozo: 40 Years of Fun, and a special on Bob Bell entitled Bozo: The Man Behind the Makeup that aired on WGN in 1984 when Bob Bell retired. Plus let's not forget about the special, "Bozo, Gar, and Ray" that airs on WGN every Christmas Season.Read more ›
Depending on the viewer's taste and on which Bozo they experienced in childhood, Avruch either makes an excellent Bozo or merely a serviceable one. Immediately noticeable is the fact that Avruch doesn't play the High Clown role in any appreciable sense: he essentially speaks and behaves just as any average male adult would when dealing with fairly small children in public.
This is a failing of the show in several ways, since Avruch is neither particularly poised, charming, nor amusing. He doesn't try to be funny, and isn't. The program's other performers, who hurry on and off the stage with both forced and sincere abandon, are equally awkward and amateurish, even clumsy.
Most of the skits, which are completely without wit, appear to have been creatively drummed up moments before their execution, leaving viewers very likely to feel embarrassed for everyone involved.
The games are rushed and the hazy rules arbitrarily shouted out to the dazed children, who are rushed from their seats and then rushed back to them; giant beachballs go array, bouncing out of camera range or right into the camera. Younger viewers may wonder how and why this program, or the larger Bozo franchise, ever became successful to any degree.Read more ›
As others have said, this whole show (and Bozo) aren't anywhere close to being in the same league as the Chicago Bozo. Another negative... didn't even have Bozo Buckets. I saw a youtube interview with the Little Rock, Arkansas Bozo and he said he went to Boston to watch this show beforehand and all the studio kids were bored. Yep!
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bought this and volume 2 for a coworker and he loves themPublished 17 months ago by Jennifer Miller
This is not the Chicago WGN Bozo many of us grew up with. It's the Boston Bozo......Not the best quality either.Published 17 months ago by JUSTCOCONUTS
This collection is good. If you lived in the Midwest back in the day. This is whole
different version of the show you grew up on. Read more