Clown car

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A clown car is a prop in a circus clown routine. A common example of such a routine involves an implausibly large number of clowns emerging from a very small car, to humorous effect. The first performance of this routine was in the Cole Brothers Circus during the 1950s.[1]

The clown car is frequently used as a comedic gag in film. One is featured prominently in Mel Brooks' remake of To Be or Not To Be.

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  1. ^ Feiler, Bruce (2003). Under the Big Top. HarperCollins. p. 71. ISBN 0-06-052702-1.