The rise and fall of Carrot Top's career is what us redheads like to refer to as the "dark ages", kind of like how Bush made Americans look bad. Through out history there have been famous redheads that have left us with a rusty reputation. The typically orphaned and klutzy characteristics are what makes us all look like unwanted dimwits. Some of these examples redheads include; I love Lucy, Orphan Annie, Pipi Longsticking, or Chucky (Rugrats). It's brave soles like Molly Ringwald, Madeline Kahn, and Conan 'O Brien that have been able to advance the redheads into a positive light.
Those poor Carrot Top look-a-likes. It's a good thing Shaun White came along to help lessen that burden.
Pssst: Marylin Monroe was born a redhead.