This horrifying-but-hypnotic Walmart clown commercial caused a stir on the Internets after airing during yesterday’s NFL conference championship games. Are you guys into it? It made me laugh, but I don’t think I can play it twice. I just don’t like to hear people scream for that long, especially if I know it’s coming. Maybe if I truly hated/feared clowns, I’d love to see them in pain and then I’d love this commercial and then I’d rush out to Walmart to buy 96 rolls of toilet paper to store in my bathtub. As it is, I can’t stop picturing Cam from Modern Family in this guy’s enormous clown shoes. So perhaps in the next Walmart commercial, the clown, adorned with a primary-colored Flavor Flav clock necklace, will defend his boyfriend’s dignity at a local gas station. And I’ll have t.p. for DAYS.
I do love how that one daughter who remains seated is all “Dad, please” — completely unfazed. She’s my hero. The clown can stay…on mute.
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