In search of Bozo

In search of Bozo

There are 30 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 18, 2009, titled In search of Bozo. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

They're a couple of faint marks on the floor, just tape residue, in Studio 1 at the WGN-TV headquarters on the Northwest Side, a few feet from where the daily lottery drawings are held.

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So what

Buffalo Grove, IL

#21 Feb 18, 2009
ffej wrote:
he anchors the morning news on wgn!
Well, if that's the case, then I've grown with WGN. When I was a kid, I used to watch Bozo before school for some entertainment, and today, I watch WGN Morning News for entertainment.

I love Larry, Pat, Valerie, Anna and of course, Robin. They're a great team and entertaining to boot.

I attended a filming of Bozo in the mid-1980s. I think I was in second grade at the time, and when people at school found out, I was like the most popular kid there for about a week. I don't think you could have been more popular if you brought Ryne Sandberg to show-and-tell.
So what

Buffalo Grove, IL

#22 Feb 18, 2009
Lac DuBay wrote:
[In search of Bozo]
Did you try the White House?

Why don't you take it to a blog where someone cares about your nonsense?

Seattle, WA

#23 Feb 18, 2009
Oh gosh. Bozo Circus was such a big part of my childhood. I started watching when Mr Ned was the ringmaster and remember when Frazier Thomas took over. Our class had a fieldtrip to the show in the second grade. I remember thinking as I was sitting in the audience "Bozo Circus looks bigger on TV" but I loved every moment of that show. I would watch it for a half an hour when I got home for lunch, and on snow days when we ate lunch in gym, the tv would be set up so we could watch Bozo. I loved Cookie and Wizzo with his Stone of Zanzibar and how he and Bozo and Cookie would crack up when they would screw up their lines or make side jokes for the adults. Heck, even my parents would watch it with me.
Bozo History

Atlanta, GA

#24 Feb 18, 2009
I sat in the audience with my sister, brother and mom when I was in the second grade. I almost got picked by the "magic" arrows, but a kid in front of me stuck his head up a few inches higher. He blew the ball toss on the third bucket. But after the show, Ringmaster Ned, Bozo, Ollie O'Oliver and Cookie the Clown all took photos with me.

I did go away with some gifts, mostly household items for the family as giveaways.

All the kids use to run home at lunch time from school to watch Bozo.

I remember when the band had over 12 members, the guy spinning the dishes on sticks and Bozo and Cookie making dirty side jokes as they were making whip cream pies.

It was the best of times.
Billy Rollkins

Richland, MI

#25 Feb 18, 2009
Lac DuBay wrote:
[In search of Bozo]
Did you try the White House?
Yeah, he left a month ago!

“Obama said the USA is "one ”

Since: Mar 08

nation under Allah"? PROVE IT!

#26 Feb 18, 2009
Bozo left the White House Jan 20 2008.....he is either hiding out in Crawford Tx or the National Guard.Shouldnt be too hard to find....just follow the beer cans and the belches.....
Bob Abernathy

Chicago, IL

#27 Feb 18, 2009
Hey let's not degrade Bozo by comparing him to Bush! All props to Bozo, you were the man.
milwaukees best

Georgetown, TX

#28 Feb 18, 2009
i played "tip it" on "fun and games day" which was on saturdays
bring back the old shows on tape!
LK of Lockport

United States

#29 Feb 20, 2009
Don't hold your breath for any re-opening of the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Bruce Dumont has burned just about every bridge he has crossed. Those items will sit and collect dust for many years to come.
Sue Withrow

Chicago, IL

#30 Mar 2, 2009
I always watched Bozo,but my greatest memory was when my 2 neices were on the show and my youngest son was 2 and he was watching the show and when they scanned the audience my neices waved to the cameras and I told my son they were waving to him and he waved back to them from our living room. Oliver O Oliver,Sandy, Mr. Trendler,Bob Bell,Ned Locke, Bozo wearing red. That is the show I remember. The plates spinning,GPG, the arrows flashing to pick who was going to play the game. Aah those are the good memories also. The early 60s.

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