You Are Not a Clown, You Are the Entire Circus
You are not a clown, you are the entire circus is the text on a reaction image macro, featuring a screenshot of Miles Edgeworth, a character from the remaster of the video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.
The phrase first emerged on Twitter in 2019, when @javeigh made a tweet on June 25th, saying “you are not a clown. you are the entire circus.”
The same day, Twitter user @Clankity retweeted the original post, joking about how well it fits Miles Edgeworth from the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, pairing the quote with a picture of Edgeworth in a Phoenix Wright objection generator.
Spread and Usage
The image macro format started appearing on Reddit in July, 2019.
Since then “you are not a clown, you are the entire circus” would show up on sites like Twitter, Reddit or 9GAG.
It is highly popular as a response to bad puns or dad jokes.
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