If you haven’t already shit your pants, then keep reading.
Initially I was going to do a FNN post about the Are You Afraid of the Dark? series, but then I realized that for the most part the only episode everyone remembers is The Tale of Laughing in the Dark. You know, the one with Zeebo the Clown in it. That scary motherfucker who gave every Nickelodeon kid nightmares?
Seriously man, even people who aren’t scared of clowns would be after meeting this guy. Just look at that fucking face! My favorite part of this episode was the backstory they gave to Zeebo. He was basically a circus clown who stole some money, then ran and hid inside the Laughing in the Dark ride, only to be burned alive when his cigar ignited the place. That stupid motherfucker. But anyway, that backstory was what really brought the character to life. Not to mention that chilling laugh of his.
Don’t feel like sleeping tonight? Head on over to YouTube to pay your respects to the greatest Nickelodeon horror icon ever.
I may revisit this episode and dissect it in more detail, because there are plenty of things to point out about it (like that classic hammy 90s kids’ acting style), or maybe even the series as a whole.
“What do you think I am, some kind of clown?!”