Tears Of A Clown: Comedic Characters Who Had Sad Backstories

September 8, 2015  |  
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Penny in “Good Times”

Now “Good Times” never made any allusions that the show was going to be a “feel good.”  Just listening to the theme song can make you feel a little down in the dumps, but when Penny arrived on the show… sigh…  Poor, poor, Penny.

Penny’s mother was incredibly abusive to her, even burning her with an iron.

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