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Everybody Loves a Clown! (Except Tim Gunn ... and Your Child Model)

By CaitlinBergmann Fri., Feb. 19, 2010 ,5:49 am EST

This episode was probably one of the more hilarious scenes we've witnessed on the show in a long time. Between Jonathan's pediphobia, which I was afraid would paralyze him into such a state of tiny-person fear that he'd be unable to complete a garment (no less two); Anthony's 14 minutes and 56 seconds of silent time-out in the workroom; and, of course, Amy's so-called clown pants, we had a straight-up fashion circus on our hands!

Poor Amy. With such a strong showing in the Heart Health challenge, she has truly been a contestant to watch. But when Tim Gunn is throwing down the "clown alert!" yellow flag on a challenge that lends itself to fun — and, worse still, your very own child model is telling the workroom that your fashionable children's look resembles circus pants — you're in some serious trouble. (Et tu, Caitlin?)

Seth Aaron really stepped up his game and showed why he's in it for the long haul this week. His kiddie Hot Topic pink-and-houndstooth look for Sydney was so adorable, I could not even handle it. Plus, a minz purse? Oh em gee! His "mom" look for model Valeria was even better than I anticipated. Her jacket was something a million fashion-forward women would want in their closets, and, as Michael said, one of the most beautifully constructed items all season.

On her very own "Waterworld"-esque planet populated by her own tears and, apparently, no child in sight was Janeane. Quote: "I don't know children. I don't know how to talk to children. I don't know what they like. I don't know what they wear." WOMAN! You were a minor a mere 11 years ago! If you were American supercentenarian Walter Breuning, absolutely. Sure. That insane argument would have some kind of merit, since you were last a child in Grover Cleveland's second administration. But, considering Reagan's is still within recent memory, I wish you and your Halloween garment well. You can watch even more of her head-scratching comments in Janeane's latest video-blog clip now.

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