2008 has been a bad year as far as losing Los Angeles-based TV icons from the past - Engineer Bill, newsman George Putnam, music show host Lloyd Thaxton (just the other day), and now Chucko the Clown - in real life, Charles Runyon.
For nearly a decade, Chucko hosted a daily birthday party with his "peanut gallery" filled with kids whose birthday was that particular day.
I grew up in Connecticut, so I can't give Chucko and Mr. Runyon the proper tip o' the Toob-hat they deserve. So check out Mark Evanier's tribute at his blog "News From ME", complete with a video remembrance from a TV special hosted by Tony Dow. (The blog is regularly listed to the left as well.)
A little song, a little dance...
A little seltzer down your pants.