Friday, October 23, 2009
Soupy Sales, 83, is dead. R.I.P.P. is "rest in piece of pie" because few took a whipped cream (really shaving cream) pie to the face like this pioneer of TV slapstick.
His vaudeville shtick humor knew no age barriers and at one point his program ran in prime time, attracting guests as big as Sinatra, wanting a pie in their faces, too.
Certain personalities make a mark in pop culture that is unique. Soupy Sales is dead. Long live the Soup. Check out YouTube for clips.