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Edward (Ed) Phillips Birchall (1923–1988) was known to generations of Oklahomans as HO-HO the Clown. The show survived for 29 years on KOCO. He was a frequent visitor to children's wards at local hospitals, providing a kind of medicine the doctors could not. His popularity was so great that it took three funeral services to accommodate all of his well-wishers, the first of which was attended by an honor guard of professional clown friends and carried live by KOCO-TV.