The Clown Capers

John Thrasher 3269548965933


1980s & '90s

John Thrasher

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This is about a TV clown, a simple-minded man who believes children and tries to help a 4-year-old find his "disappeared" father.



Short Summary

Jocko the Clown leaves the set of his syndicated TV show to help his guests, Benny and Jack find their father George, who is actually investigating the TV station's accountant.

Jocko learns that he can grow up. Benny and Jack learn they can matter. George learns that being a father is more important than a career.


Georgia, in 1994

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Jocko the Clown

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Clumsy,Funny,Patriotic,Naive,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Benny McNeely

Age: 4

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Naive,Faithful,Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack McNeely

Age: 7

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Masculine,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Outspoken,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: George McNeely

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Selfless,Heroic,Honorable,Leader

Development Pitch

Jocko is a facade, a secret identity. In "real life" he was a bullied kid who became a clown to hide and learned to support other children. In this "caper" he defends a child and in doing so, he learns he can defend his inner child by growing up a little.

About The Author

John Thrasher

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,6 and under

Target Gender: Male Leaning

Group Specific

Atlanta, Georgia circa 1994

Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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