In the movie 3 from Hell, when Captain Spaulding is interviewed before his execution, he says:

Captain Spaulding: What's the difference between a dead squirrel lying in the road and a dead clown lying in the road?

Travis O'Rourke: I don't understand the question.

Captain Spaulding: Do I stutter?

Travis O'Rourke: I don't know.

Captain Spaulding: There are skid marks in front of the squirrel.

What does it mean?

1 Answer 1


It's a play on the fact that no-one likes clowns, but everybody loves squirrels.

If you see a squirrel in the road, you will brake to try avoid hitting it.

if you see a clown… you may actually even speed up a bit, to be sure to hit it.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .