Sad makeup on a clown is like a loose finger on top of a birthday cake. Scary and quite unnecessary.
The effect on that face is major and minor (maybe diminished) chord both trying to gain dominance. The eternal struggle between orienting the toilet paper roll over or under.
ROYAL DANCE OF THE ORANGUTAN is light background music for a circus or a carnival. You know, a fellow with a moustache like a mountain bandit playing calliope, frightening German tourists.
Also apes and people with cotton candy heads.