And besides… That’s not really what a “clown car” is…

References to Clown Cars and Bar Cars on the Circus Train…  A bit off the “Mark.”

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Clown cars are little vehicles that roll out and produce an unexpected number of riders…  or one of the little cars you might see a shriner motoring as part of a parade…

For Circus Trains, I highly suggest reading Water for Elephants if you are interested in a very graphic (and I assume accurate) depiction of Life in the Circus and on the Circus train as it travels from town to town…  It was not a glamorous life, to say the least, rather it was one filled with hardship and fear.  Of course the time of the book was during prohibition, so the introduction of alcohol, of any kind, brought with it additional anxiety…  and illness as the roustabouts were falling prey to the effects of drinking “wood alcohol” containing methanol…

Clearly Cherry and Mark are not getting the joke, as they are a largely humorless pair…  so let’s move it along here, as this scene is getting uncomfortable…