Early one Saturday morning, WWJ-TV, Channel 4 (NBC) aired a brand new kid’s tv show in Detroit called “Oopsy the Clown”. Instantly, thousands of young viewers living around the Great Lakes in the USA and Canada became loyal fans of the comical, famous circus clown Oopsy Daisy, who lived in Daisyville’s ‘Lil Place along with Miser Mouse, Squiggly Wiggly Worm, and Henrietta Peck. The nationally syndicated Oopsy the Clown show is considered to be one of the top 10 classic kids shows of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Oopsy the Clown was created by Bob (1929 – 2004) and Frances Kay McNea (1931 – 2015) in the summer of 1965 and quickly rose to become a Kids Classic TV Star all over Canada and the USA. For those wondering who played the clown, it was Bob McNea himself! Through their company Sumfun Productions, the McNea’s dedicated their careers to becoming trusted authorities on the art of clowning and to the development of wholesome, traditional children’s television programs, puppet shows, and live entertainment. For decades, Bob performed his beloved alter-ego Oopsy Daisy in countless television, stage, and circus appearances, including an annual special guest spot as the Grand Marshall of The Detroit Shrine Circus each time that circus came to town.