Or, as TV Tropes so eloquently puts it, the Trio of Terror.
Scenario 1: Everyone evil clown in fiction fights every evil mime in fiction fights every evil dummy in fiction. Fight takes place in a massive abandoned mansion.
Scenario 2: Would you rather face:
An evil clown in a carnival closed for the night?
An evil mime in an abandoned opera house?
An evil puppet in your own house?
Note that for scenario 2, your opponent, no matter who it is, gets two weeks of prep.
Oh, and by evil puppets, I mean ALIVE and evil.