Story, continued

Fortunately, as veterans of the music industry, our heroes had dealt with their share of evil clowns. The duo scared the clowns away with a combination of weird-looking cats and cod liver oil.

"Creepy cats and cod liver oil are the perfect combination to get rid of scary clowns!" said John. "Those clowns will never know what hit them. The only way they can beat us is if I suddenly have to..."

Hahah yes! I used the "with a combination of..." setup in hopes of some wonderful unholy marriage of things, and you have delivered beyond my expectations.
Scrofulous is a great word. It sounds so... degenerate or something.