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Rusty Nails

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Rusty Nails
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Interviewee Information
Male ♂
Born: May 15, 1928
Died: July 28, 2015 (aged 87)
Nationality: American
Claim to fame: Clown
Host of children's television shows
First appearance: The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!

James H. "Jim" Allen (May 15, 1928 – July 28, 2015), better known as Rusty Nails, was an American clown and former host of children's television shows. He was interviewed in The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!.

Krusty the Clown is loosely based on him, but Matt Groening says that Krusty's mean-spirited nature is nothing like Rusty Nails.

Behind the Laughter[edit]

  • As a small child, Matt Groening once got to be on Rusty Nails' television show.[1]


  1. "The Bongo Beat" column, Krusty Comics #3

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