Glurpo the Underwater Clown

The aquatic jester's exact origins are also a little mysterious. Perhaps the idea for Glurpo came to Aquarena Springs's owner and developer, Paul Rogers, in a dream...

According to Maggie Younger, 91, who helped develop the show with Rogers and her then-husband Don Russell, Glurpo was created because "it seemed like clowns would be an interesting and entertaining element to enhance the underwater ballets."

More info: Texas Monthly



     Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 08, 2022
     Category: Clowns





Comments
Seems perfect. Also, all mimes should perform underwater.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 04/08/22 at 11:33 AM
I'll be impressed when someone perfects an underwater fire-breathing act.

This adds to the miscellany cluttering my brain -- the only justification for clowns, in my mind, is if they're decent jugglers. Can you juggle underwater? I had to find out. Now that I know, it's a fact I'll have at the back of my mind until I die.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/08/22 at 02:42 PM
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