vaudeville

Amos Hart

Amos Hart is the loyal but dimwitted husband of Roxie Hart in the musical, Chicago. Portrayed by John C. Reilly in the film adaptation, his major musical number, “Mr. Cellophane,” is modeled after vaudeville tramp-clowns, reflecting his put-upon place in the story line. Vaudeville clown suits are difficult to find in black, so to replicate his tattered look, distress an oversized suit or pants and jacket, tie a large, silk scarf into a bow, and use light clown makeup.

Hello Nurse

In Animaniacs, Hello Nurse is a buxom studio nurse who Yakko and Wakko constantly fawn over. Naturally they do their best to get injured so they can get her attention, exclaiming “hellooooooo, nurse” whenever she enters the room. It’s later revealed that not only is she beautiful but that she has a genius IQ of 192.