The most famous clowns

Some of the most famous clowns are featured in many movies and portrayed by the media.

Krusty The Klown, the famous clown from the animated television series The Simpsons. Krusty is often portrayed as completely addicted smoker who is made miserable by the show business but continues anyway. He is the long-time clown host of Bart and Lisa’s favorite TV show and the biggest idol of Homer’s son.

Another famous clown is Ronald McDonald, the clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. In television commercials, the clown inhabits a fantasy world called McDonaldland, and has adventures with his friends Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids.

Batatinha and Companhia are two other very famous clowns. They are the hosts of the Portuguese TV show “Batatoon” especially made for children. The show counted with the presence of other figures like Sapo Xixi, Ping, Pong, Risório, Peixinho Expô, Ursinho João, Cadela Pulga and several toys used to captivate children’s attention, such as Comando, Caixinha do Correio, Agendinha de Internet, Microgaitas and Dona Rede. The show ended when Batatinha and Companhia started a fight on a live show, leaving all the little kids in panic.

The very well-known horror movies “Saw” use a creepy clown to tell Jigsaw’s victims that they are going to die.


  1. eheheh the most famous clowns :) i remember to see Batatinha and Companhia ;) and yes the saw's clown is realy creepy...

  2. Hello,
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