The Golden Age of Mime

Although regarded as an urban nuisance today, mime once enjoyed the status of a prestige art form, thanks to celebrated practitioners such as Marcel Marceau. Even animals embraced mime to great acclaim, such as canine mime Cedric Jinglebingle, pictured here performing his classic “trapped in an invisible box” routine.


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19 thoughts on “The Golden Age of Mime

  1. bunnylove50 June 24, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Mummenschanz has nothing on ol’ Cedric Jinglebingle! 🙂

  2. allein June 24, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Trouser was normally a happy-go-lucky dog. He would chase tennis balls, play with other doggies, and eat his dinner without a fuss. He was a dog without a care. But on that fateful autumn afternoon, it was to be different. Trouser’s owners were walking him along a trail at the park, when suddenly from out of the bushes jumped a man all dressed in black. He had white paint on his face, and was gesturing annoyingly at Trouser’s masters. This strange person spoke not a word, but proceeded to pretend that he was trapped in a box and that he was pulling on a long rope. Seeing the sheer horror on his masters’ faces, Trouser took it upon himself to rectify the situation. With a low growl he jumped and sank his teeth into this annoying pseudo clown’s leg. Trouser immediately got a sickened look in his eyes and began to vomit wildly. He then dragged his tongue all over the ground in an effort to remove the man’s foul essence from his mouth. For Trouser had learned that …. a mime is a terrible thing to taste.

    (Don’t blame me.)

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  3. Julie June 24, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    “urban nuisance” – I LOVE IT!!

  4. Julie June 24, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Speaking of mimes – has anyone seen the “TapeFace” guy on America’s Got Talent? He is hilarious! Although he uses props, so maybe he is not a mime in the purest sense? But he doesn’t say a word and is HILARIOUS!

    • allein June 24, 2016 / 5:01 pm


      • Murray C. June 24, 2016 / 5:03 pm

        He’s wonderful!

        • Flowerfanatic June 24, 2016 / 6:16 pm

          I loved Simon’s expression when this guy started his routine!!

  5. amyliz June 24, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    The hover text… perfect! Love everything about this post, including the comments!

  6. Faye June 24, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I’m ded! Ded, Like in an invisible box.

    • Smartypants June 25, 2016 / 10:04 am

      Ded like in an invisible Schrodinger box? Maybe you are, maybe you aren’t! 😀

  7. Mariana June 25, 2016 / 3:48 am

    This is so awesome in so many ways…

  8. sugitomo June 25, 2016 / 8:36 am

    This dog might be the only exception to the urban nuisance trend.

  9. Laura June 25, 2016 / 8:37 pm

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    • Not That Mike The Other Mike June 25, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you! I think I just enjoy funny combinations of sounds. For this character, I just played with whimsical sounds, looking for something that might sound like a professional clown name.

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