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n the fictional town of Palukaville, Shakes (Bobcat Goldthwait) is a good natured but depressed and alcoholic birthday-party clown. After his father died, Shakes was raised by his father's friend, Owen Cheese (Paul Dooley), who gave Shakes his job as a clown and owns the local clown bar, the Twisted Balloon. Shakes is excited because he put in an application to be the host of a children's clown show on television called the Big Time Cartoon Circus, after its original host, Peppy (Sydney Lassick), was fired. Shakes falls deeper into his depression when he learns that he has been passed over for the position in favor of Binky (Tom Kenny), a cocaine-addicted clown who is a neurotic and vindictive psychopath. Shakes's clown friends, Dink (Adam Sandler) and Stenchy (Blake Clark) are concerned that he drinks too much and often encourage him to quit. On top of that, his alcoholism is messing up his relationship with his girlfriend Judy (Julie Brown), a waitress in the Twisted Balloon and an aspiring professional bowler. Shakes continually denies the extent of his alcoholism until Cheese finally tells Shakes that he needs to sober up, or he will have no choice but to fire him. Shakes decides to get sober so he can keep his job and make his father figure proud. Shakes is able to get through alcohol withdrawals and, for a time, seems to be doing well. However, Shakes suffers a relapse at a birthday party and trashes the house in a drunken stupor until he is knocked out by the child's mother. Shakes returns to the bar later that night, where Cheese angrily fires him for upsetting the party guests. Ashamed and heavily intoxicated, Shakes goes into the back room and passes out. Judy, Dink and Stenchy are able to convince Cheese to give Shakes another chance, and when he attempts to find Shakes, he instead comes across Binky, his sad clown friends, HoHo and Boots, and some rodeo clowns, Ty and Randi, doing cocaine. C heese is angered that they would be selling and doing drugs in his bar, and a panicked Binky beats him to death with a juggling club in a fit of rage. Shocked, Binky decides to frame Shakes for the murder. Binky moves the body into the room where Shakes has passed out and puts the murder weapon in his hand. Binky then calls the police, who arrive and go after Shakes. Shakes ends up having to go on the run. Convinced of his innocence, Judy, Dink and Stenchy decide to help Shakes clear his name. Until he can find the truth, Shakes goes into hiding, posing as a hated mime in a class taught by the domineering Jerry the Mime (Robin Williams). Shakes is concerned deep down that he may have actually done it while blacked out and forgot. Later, Shakes, Dink and Stenc