ADMINISTRATOR NOTE: Yes, you read the headline correctly. A year or so ago, I happened to see what I considered a rather twisted television show on CN “Adult Swim” entitled “Children’sHospital”. It featured a doctor dressed as a clown spouting pseudo-philosophy to justify being a jokester in the operating theater. I understand that the ideas for televised shows (sitcoms, melodramas, reality shows, etc.) hardly drop from the sky. They spring fully armored from the imaginations and perceptions of a bevy of contributors. So you can imagine how elated I am to discover that the clown character on “Children’s Hospital” has its root in Israel’s use of “medical clowns”. In fact, the University of Haifa offers a BA degree in medical clowning. Imagine!
Adult Swim's Children's Hospital