4. Grimm (Quick Change, 1990)
The Clown: Frustrated New Yorker Grimm (Bill Murray) makes a plan to escape the city by robbing a bank. His disguise is a red suit, big floppy shoes and enough face paint to make Joan Rivers jealous.
Why He’s Funny: A seriously deadpan style, which really works for Murray. When asked what the hell kind of clown he is, he quips, “The crying on the inside kind, I guess.” Plus he has balloons. Kids love balloons.
Why He’s Terrifying: In the other hand, he’s holding a gun. And he’s robbing a bank. The last time we were in a bank that was being robbed, we wet our trousers with terror-urine.