Mike and Rudy go outside to the carnival; Mike's fixed up Rudy with Dim, and they're all supposed to meet up later. Rudy acts all chagrined over the fix-up idea, for some damn reason, but cheers up when he hears that Dim digs him. Just then, there's a clown commotion. Two clowns dressed exactly alike are having a decidedly non-kooky scuffle: it's attack of the clown clones. Mike and Rudy go to break them up. "What's going on?" says Rudy. "Look at him!" yells one clown. "He looks like me! You don't steal another guy's look!" "C'mon, Rufus," his clown clone yells back. "You've seen this clown suit a million times -- you're drunk!" Clown One tries to lunge at him again, and Mike shoves him away and tells him to go get some coffee. Clown Clone thanks Mike and Rudy and introduces himself as Jack Corbin. He picks up a pack of cigars that he dropped, and walks off. Mike and Rudy wonder if he's a suspect, because one of the boring useless clues they discovered was evidence of some kind of nicotine use at the crime scene. Mike goes over to Clown Corbin and asks him if he can interview him for a piece on "the inside life of clowns" for the Glory Gazette. They agree to meet at the motel where Clown Corbin is staying. "The inside life of clowns"? Inside where? The little clown car they all ride around in? Duh.
Sam waits tables at the Hash 'n' Whore and brings a plate over to a studly young guy clown; I mean, studly as clowns go. Stud Clown beckons Sam to come closer and he pulls a paper flower out of her ear. "Darlin', tell me what your name is." Sam says her first name is "Not," and her last name is "Interested," which we know is a lie; her last name is "All That." She marches off to serve another table and runs straight into Clown Corbin, or Clown Corbin's clown clone, though actually he's allegedly the clone of that other clown, and oh, fuck, I hate this show. Sam's plates clatter to the floor and Clown Whoever bends down to try and help her. Sam shoos him away, annoyed, and Hazel comes over, and Clown Whoever apologizes, all flustered, and runs out of the diner. Sam realizes that her necklace is gone. "That stupid clown! He must have stolen it!" she whines.