American G.I. Clown At The Pyongyang Military Circus

The Korean War era American G.I. clown is alive and well at the Pyongyang Military Circus.  Performed while the nets for the trapeze grand finale are being rigged, the skit always portrays the G.I. as the butt of jokes and as a helpless buffoon.  The skit changes with time, one past visitor reported seeing a performance where the G.I. repeatedly had his plate of dinner hidden on him by a cunning South Korean military cook.  The skit I watched had the G.I. beat up by a South Korean street bum with 4 legs.  Why 4 legs?  I assume the audience is meant to see the action via the perspective of the drunken American soldier, which of course is blurred, confused, and absolutely absurd.

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American Soldier Clown at Pyongyang Military Circus

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American Soldier Clown at Pyongyang Military Circus

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American Soldier Clown at Pyongyang Military Circus

And no, this is not a real American G.I., but a North Korean soldier with a fake nose and a heavy makeup job.

2 responses

  1. Pingback: Ex-militar americano haciendo de payaso en el Circo Militar de Pyongyang (Corea del Norte)

  2. guest guest

    The boot-licking picture would be more accurate if it were the dear leader’s boot and the North Korean people as the ones who like, lick and lap up the dear leader’s juche.

    July 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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