Friday, October 23, 2009

Soupy Sales - Dead at 83

Most of you who read my blog may not remember Soupy Sales but he had a TV show in the early 1960s aimed at kids called "The Soupy Sales Show". I used to love this show. It was full of loopy humor, music, puppets and pies-to-the-face, usually his face. I picked this little piece because it features White Fang. I was about 12 years old when this show was on.

The singing lion puppet was Pookie. The big white paw was White Fang. You rarely saw more of White Fang than his paw. I loved White Fang.

When look at this now, I am amazed at the similarity to Pee Wee's Playhouse.


MattR said...

My memories of Soupy Sales are from the 70s game show appearances. I liked him.


I heard the news on the radio the other day.Like you,I grew up with him,although I never watched the show much.Don't really know why.It must have been on at a bad time or opposite of something I liked better.

Samantha K said...

Soupy Sales seemed to be ahead of the times with the format of his show, talking/joking with the camera, etc.; he was a great entertainer to be sure