If you could make an animated character as funny as Gene Sheldon, you would be doing something great. Sheldon was a baggy pants comedian, whose character was in the style of the childish man, similar to Harry Langdon. In this entertaining compilation, note that he is an excellent banjo player. The lesson is that foolish characters can endear themselves to audiences by showing great skill.
I also like how his loose clothing helps accentuate his motion. Some smart animator could make use of cloth simulation to get the same effect.