Wednesday, November 1st 2017
♥ ♥ ♥ MY FIRST OFFICIAL DAY ON THE JOB! ♥ ♥ ♥
Before rounds, my clown doctor partner generously walks me through a few basic clown routines which are used frequently among the team;
YOUR NAME: Clown 1 to Clown 2, “OK I will introduce you, and when I say Your Name, you enter!” Clown 2 proceeds to get it wrong in every possible way.
We got to try this one several times today. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes because I accidentally obeyed when my partner told me to “Stay here!”
STAY HERE (also known as “Grapefruit”): Clown 1 tells Clown 2 to “Stay Here” then walks back to center. How well Clown 2 follows the instructions is anyone’s guess, but it is as fundamental as the 1, 2, 3 “Blow Off” pattern can get.
HAVE YOU SEEN: Through the frame of a doorway or window for example, Clown 1 asks Audience. “Have you seen my friend with the silly [description]… and exits frame. Enter Clown 2; “Have you seen my friend with the dumb [description]…” and so forth escalating to a Blow Off.
BLACK MAGIC: A make believe telepathic guessing game between two clowns and the Audience.
By the way;
THE BLOW OFF is a visual punchline of a clown gag or joke.
In our office there is also a several page typed up list with dozens more routines for my perusal going forward. In case I’m interested.
Let the clown. Re-education. Begin.
Dr. Be Bopper