Eventually, Truzzi got even better by dropping things. Emmett Kelly [the famous tramp clown], who called Truzzi "a great juggler with a rare streak of comedy in his work," said that it was Truzzi's idea to let the clown burlesque not just jugglers' acts in general, but his specific act. They worked out a routine in which Truzzi's good-looking wife, who assisted him, would give Kelly the eye while Truzzi was trying to hold the attention of the crowd with his juggling. Kelly would give a shy wave to Mrs. Truzzi with his red bandana - and Mr. Truzzi would begin dropping the plates he had up to then had no difficulty keeping in the air.
Trying to be helpful, Kelly would come to Truzzi with an old burlap sack and offer to catch the plates Truzzi could no longer keep from dropping. Not surprisingly, Truzzi would reject the offer of help, and order Kelly out of the ring, making the eternally misunderstood Weary Willie sadder than ever.