You may have seen the video online -- a giant, but sad clown named "Puddles" doing a knock-out version of the Lorde song "Royals." Over six million people have seen it. Many of those have probably wondered about his story and Weekend Express wanted to find out. We invited "Puddles" to HLN. We're so excited that he's agreed to perform a couple numbers for us. He says he's just too shy to do an on camera interview, but he did consent to answer our questions via email. Don't miss "Puddles'" performances on Weekend Express! To learn more about this mysterious and enigmatic clown, check out Puddles Pity Party.
Weekend Express: What’s it like to be big online?
Puddles: When you're a dang giant, you're used to being big everywhere you go…online or under it.
Weekend Express: Who’s your favorite internet sensation?
Puddles: Oh, my…that would have to be George Takei.
Weekend Express: Why don’t you talk? (We think he is paraphrasing Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black”)
Puddles: I'm silent for the sick and lonely old,
for the reckless ones, whose bad trip left them cold.
I'm silent mournin' for the lives that could have been.
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.
Weekend Express: No, seriously. Why don’t you talk?
Puddles: I'm shy. Seriously.
Weekend Express: “Puddles” – what’s with the name?
Puddles: Some say you are what you eat. In this case, I am what I weep.
Weekend Express: Do you have a clown nemesis?
Puddles: If I do, he/she has yet to present hermself.
Weekend Express: With all your success, you should be happy… why so sad?
Puddles: It's a sad and beautiful world. It might be happy here, right now, but it's sad somewhere.
Weekend Express: Why are some people afraid of clowns?
Puddles: I have no idea. I'm a hugger. Not a mugger.
Weekend Express: When you’re not singing, where can we find you…?
Puddles: In pursuit of coffee and pie.
Weekend Express: What’s your guilty pleasure?
Puddles: Kevin Costner. And Easter.
Weekend Express: Are you into social media? Are you on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter?
Puddles: I'm hooked on all three. And let's not forget Yelp!
Weekend Express: Have you ever shot a selfie?
Puddles: I like a collaborative selfle with the other person in the shot pushin' my button.
Weekend Express: Jennifer Lawrence or Meryl Streep?
Puddles: Carol Burnette!
Weekend Express: Finish this sentence: I’m happiest when…
Puddles: I'm crying. It's cathartic. You should try it. Come on. Come cry with me.
Weekend Express: What’s one thing on your bucket list you haven’t done yet?
Puddles: I've always wanted to meet Abraham Lincoln.