7 year old's birthday party in their pateo
Clown is making balloon animals for a group of children, the clown glimpses towards Mary (the birthday boy's Mum) and greets her, Mary smiles as if in a hurry and continues to greet parents.
Aerial shots of the kids playing around the garden follow to show the passing of time.
Shelley, a friend of Mary, and mother of one of the children attending the party, sees one of the children dropping a piece of litter and asks the child to throw the litter in the bin. The child steps on the lever beside the bin to open the bin lid, as the lid opens, the corpse of a clown jumps out at the child, in an almost 'jack-in-the-box' fashion. The shot stays on the dead clown, and slowly fades out.
Three clowns, Serious, Stupid and Sad on unicycle's are seen riding to the scene of the crime with sirens on the front of their vehicles.
7 year old's birthday party in their pateo
Three members of CSI (Clown Scene Investigation) are seen at the scene. The area is blocked by tape with the words "punch line, do not cross".
Mary stands beside the tape. Shelley is seen running up behind Mary and shouts "Don't let them investigate the scene!", Mary shakes Shelley off her and says "calm down" she looks at the trio, "who are you?".
All three are facing away from Mary, the closest of the three drops his arm behind him towards Mary and hands her a business card.
She reads it and mumbles "clown? scene investigation".
Serious shouts "Stupid! Check for any cuts!". Stupid checks for cuts and replies "Last week sir!". Serious replies, "what?". Stupid repeats himself "It was last week sir!". Serious replies, "what was last week?!". Stupid then says "his last haircut! last week sir!". Serious responds with a serious face. Serious then says "Sad! Check for any cuts". Sad wails "It's a tragedy!!!!" (crying at the sight of the clown). Serious says, "We'll take the body back to the lab".
Stupid is sat beside the body with a microscope on the clown. Serious asks "Do you see anything Stupid?". Stupid replies "I think it's a clown sir". Stupid then says "uhhh sir, we should take his clothes off, can u pull down his trousers!?". Serious replies "I'm not doing that". Stupid, whilst pulling down the corpse's top, finds a gold chain wrapped around the neck of the corpse. "uhhhh look! I found a chain! Can I have it!". Serious replies, "that's evidence Stupid". He takes the chain off Stupid and sees that on the chain it has the name "Shelley" engraved onto it. Stupid then shouts out "Does that mean Shelley killed him?". Serious hesitates, and then confirms with Stupid, "yes".
CSI are then seen walking across Mary's house with Shelley cuffed. As they walk, several neighbours run towards CSI, they shout things like "my wallet's missing!", "my watch is gone!". Stupid then shouts "it's okay, we know who's stolen your stuff, it was this girl right here" (pointing to Shelley). Serious then says "wait Stupid". Stupid replies, "why sir". Serious orders, "uncuff her". Serious confidently says "I know where all your valuables are, follow me!". He walks to Mary's house with everyone tailing her.
"Hello, may we come in mam", Serious politely asks. "Hello, uuhhh yh sure" replies Mary. Serious asks Mary a question, "did you have any of your things stolen during your son's birthday mam?". "No", Mary replies. "THIS IS WHY SHE'S THE ONLY ONE PEOPLE!", Serious walks up to a desk and forces open a drawer to see watches, wallets, bracelets all fall to the ground.
We see shots of the public retrieving all their items.
"How did you know?", asks Stupid. "Well Stupid, firstly, the child that discovered the corpse expressed the fact that Shelley asked him to throw away the piece of litter, so if Shelley knew about the corpse, she wouldn't have asked the child to proceed. Secondly, the position the clown was performing in, had perfect vision of what Mary was doing and happened to see the fact that Mary wasn't only greeting parents, she was stealing from them. She couldn't take the risk of the clown knowing what had happened so she took care of him with the necklace she stole off Shelley". "Wow Serious, you're so cool" says Stupid. Sad cries "he's soooo good!!!!"
We end with a zoom out of the 3 CSI.