Shakes The Clown
This is another movie that pokes fun at the clown genre, with Bobcat Goldthwait staring as Shakes the Clown, in the 1991 movie of the same name. This movie portrays clowns as not only down and out, but also drunk and cynical bastards. In this movie, Shakes is framed for murder and has to overcome his addiction, free himself and win over the girl in 88 minutes. I wish all clowns were Bobcat Goldthwait. [Unofficial Shakes the Clown website.]
Shakes the Clown: Hey, hey, kid, what are you doing?
Kid: I had to go to the bathroom.
Shakes the Clown: On my head?
Kid: Hey this is my bathroom not your bedroom you big drunken mess.