Across the stage, the female lead looked terrified. As the villain approached, leering at her, she recoiled at his presence. The audience jeered even more.
"Look," said the villain, "they love me here."
The woman desperately searched for assistance. Suddenly, a clown appeared.
"Um-ah-um-um-um-um-ah-um-um," said the clown.
The villain leered again. "Good, I like the clown."
The woman looked in horror. The crowd booed even louder. Where was the hero?
But it wasn't that kind of pantomime.