Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blinky the Clown waxes eloquent

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM

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Everyone loves a clown, except for everyone who hates clowns.

These less tolerant souls also tend to loathe mimes, morris dancers and guys who stand around on sidewalks pretending to be statues.

Still, only the coldest of hearts could harbor no warm feelings for Blinky the Clown.

The Denver TV personality (real name: Russell Scott) stayed on the air for 40 years until his show finally came to an end in 1998. In fact, he holds the record for the longest run of any American children’s television host.

Even at the age of 87, Scott is still alive and blinking. And now he's also being enshrined by a team of Nashville sculptors led by Shannon Schrum.

The group is just finishing work on a life-size wax Blinky that will eventually be exhibited at a yet-to-be-determined Denver museum.

In the meantime, here’s Blinky hosting a birthday party and getting down with some next-level dance moves:

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