Dwarfs have played special roles for centuries, from participating in religious rites in ancient Egypt to being jesters in medieval courts and more recently as featured attractions in circus side shows.See also this interesting piece on the role of dwarfs in ancient Egypt. Anyway, I need to get some Lucky Charms and wear some green.
Now, dwarfs are not just party fare; they're also on widely distributed shows — as figures of fun — including bits on the Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel talk shows. A little people's fight on "Jerry Springer" has become a YouTube favorite.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!