A Thousand Clowns Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Herb Gardner
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Act 1, Part 1

• Nick is watching The Chuckles the Chipmunk Show on television and commenting on how bad it is.

• Murray enters and starts a conversation with Nick. This conversation reveals that Nick is extremely intelligent and that Murray used to write for The Chuckles the Chipmunk Show.

• Murray's morning routine consists of smoking cigarettes, making a telephone call to a pre-recorded weather announcement, shouting to neighbors, and using constant wisecracks.

• Murray and Nick celebrate Irving R Feldman's birthday (a delicatessen owner) as a holiday and Nick doesn't go to school because of it.

• Nick talks to Murray about his trip to the school psychologist.

• Nick discovers at the meeting with the school psychologist that he's has a large file because Murray has been ignoring letters from Child Welfare.

• Child Welfare representatives are going to check up on Murray and Nick.

• Nick suggests to Murray that Child Welfare will...

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