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“The sewer clown from It

~ Captain Obvious's "slower" brother
“There is a tavern in the town, in the town,
And in the sewer is a clown, is a clown,
He will hang your guts from your Grandma's Christmas tree,
All the while, cackling with glee, like me”

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a character created by writer Stephen King in honor of his idol, John Wayne Gacy.

The parallels between Pennywise, King and Gacy are striking. Even today, King talks to imaginary people in storm drains and sewers that are the only "people" with whom he won't try to pick a fight. Gacy murdered at least 33 young men and boys, while King has similar interests but only bragged about murdering about 20 victims. King likes to dress up in clown makeup and take naked pictures of himself like Gacy did. Gacy's photo with former first lady Rosalynn Carter is famous, while King attempted to do the same while trying to have her autograph his favorite Ruger .30-06 rifle. Wrestled to the ground by Secret Service agents, King failed to get the coveted autograph, a regret that has made him the ill-tempered druggie and drunk he is today.