the second funniest part about the Pagliacci joke is that the doctor is abysmal. Imagine seeing this dude:
YOU: I have depression
DOCTOR: I dunno, go see a fuckin clown or something
@realmaxkeeble they’re telling someone with depression to see a clown it’s like they want them to commit suicide
@realmaxkeeble if the guy's insurance only covers clowns i'm sending him to a clown okay that's how it goes
@realmaxkeeble insurance companies kowtowing to Big Clown
@realmaxkeeble "but doctor" cried the man "I AM a schedule of SSRIs"
@realmaxkeeble I assume it's only a stage name
@caltissue During the day it's Irwin J. "Irv" Pagliacci, attorney at law
@realmaxkeeble What kind of fucked up maniac uses their legal name as their clown name
You gotta protect your family
I assumed the joke was literally from when "doctor" was that guy with the bird mask on who would bleed you for a few pieces of silver
like, what time period were they having clowns with one-person shows exactly? I thought it was then but maybe none of this joke holds up
(or...or I suppose Pagliacci could have been a somewhat common name those days. "Go see Bruce Willis in Armageddon, Mr. Willis." "But doctor, *I AM BRUCE WILLIS*", etc.)
@realmaxkeeble pagliacci is his clown name ufucking idiot
@KT in this case yes, but the joke changed over time. originally the clown in the joke was a famous clown in the early 19th century called Grimaldi. Grimaldi was both his last name and his clown name so the construction of the joke is still odd
@realmaxkeeble what you're not considering is maybe the doctor wanted him to stay sad
@realmaxkeeble what kind of sick maniac uses their clown name as their legal name
@NuclearTess Bozo the clown's real name? Jeff Bozowski
@realmaxkeeble ... okay, so i've always assumed pagliacci was a stage name, so that part maybe makes sense, but...
honestly i've also kinda always assumed the great clown pagliacci was actually 3 smaller clowns in a trench coat.
GOP plan to fight mental illness
*flashbacks to Super Mario Odyssey of the sad guy in New Donk City who gives Mario a moon if he's dressed as a clown*