Rusty Nails

James H. Allen (b. May 15, 1928) portrayed the clown character Rusty Nails and was the host of various children's television shows in the Portland, Oregon, U.S. television market from 1957–1972. His program on KPTV was the second-longest running children's program in Portland, second only to Ramblin' Rod Anders.

He hosted shows on KOIN, KPTV, and KATU as Rusty Nails (originally known as Rusty the Clown), and at last report, still makes local appearances.

Matt Groening, who grew up in Portland watching the shows, loosely based the Krusty the Clown character from The Simpsons on the real-life clown, though Groening says that Krusty's cantankerous nature is nothing like Rusty Nails.

Other articles related to "rusty nails, nails, rusty":

Kptv - History
... KPTV can boast being the home of the two top children's TV hosts in Portland's history Rusty Nails, a sweet-natured clown who was the rough ... While Rusty Nails ran Three Stooges shorts, Ramblin' Rod ran Popeye cartoons ... Gene Brendler who played two characters, first "Bent Nails" (Rusty's "brother"), and later "Dr ...
Fox 12 - History
... the home of the two top children's TV hosts in Portland's history Rusty Nails, a sweet-natured clown who was the rough inspiration for The Simpsons creator Matt Groening's "Krusty the Klown" and "Rambli ... While Rusty Nails ran Three Stooges shorts, Ramblin' Rod ran Popeye cartoons ... longtime KPTV personality Gene Brendler who played two characters, first "Bent Nails" (Rusty's "brother"), and later "Dr ...
Ron Hawkins - Career
... that were later recorded by his next band, The Rusty Nails ... (saxophones), Michael Kaler (aka Blitz) (bass)—soon became known as The Rusty Nails, and were joined by Rob Fenton (saxophone, violin), and Mark Hansen (drums) ... The Rusty Nails spent much of 1996 and 1997 touring in support of The Secret of My Excess ...

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