Friday, October 23, 2009

Soupy Sales

Soupy Sales, who died yesterday at 83, was most famous for hosting a children's show (Lunch with Soupy Sales; 1953-1966) that was just as popular with adults. He also had a successful career as a comic actor and guest panelist on game shows like What's My Line?

I was a fan of Soupy's short-lived 1978 syndicated show (a revival of his old kids show), and even got the chance to see him perform live outside the Art Museum in Philadelphia.

Here's a clip from his old show (I think this is 1965) featuring the puppet "White Fang". As you can see for yourself, most of the White Fang bits ended the same way.