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Old 10-22-2009, 11:40 PM
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Soupy Sales RIP


Hi Everyone!

I just heard that Soupy Sales died!

I've always liked Soupy Sales!
I'm gonna miss him!!
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:03 AM
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Everybody do The Mouse (yeah) in his memory.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:47 AM
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Soupy grew up in my hometown.. I believe he went to High school with my Grandmother..
Rest well.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:09 AM
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Let's all honor his memory by hitting someone in the face with a pie.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:37 AM
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Or. . . let's honor him by going into your mommy's purse, getting all the little green pieces of paper with the pictures of presidents on them and mailing them to me, Biggirl.





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Old 10-23-2009, 06:47 AM
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I remember his show on TV when I was a kid, but I could never get into him. I understand his appeal was to older viewers who looked at him as a campfest, but to me he just seemed stupid.

I did see his virtually forgotten movie, Birds Do It, when it first came out, and that didn't help any:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060169/
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:07 AM
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As a tribute, I bring you Unca Cecil's column

"Every time I show you F, you see K."
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:08 AM
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Man, I loved Soupy Sales. Very sad news.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:13 AM
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I'm sad. He was under-rated.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:22 AM
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Reading about Soupy's death just brings home how much The Business has changed. The current set of studio execs would have never let a guy like Soupy within a mile of a studio. They'd have watered it down, focus grouped it, done test audiences and then passed on it as something that would never work.

Innovation is what entertainment is all about. That was Soupy Sales.
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Waiter, there's a fly on my Soupy.




RIP, Soups.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:42 AM
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I used to listen to him on the radio in 1985 on WBNC, just before or after Howard Stern. This was well after his more famous stunts.
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Boy, this has been a bad year for all the old stars.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:32 AM
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His heyday was before my time, but I remember he had a show on (at least local TV) in the early-'70s. Don't remember much of it, but I remember I laughed. The last thing I saw him in was The Making Of... And God Spoke (1993), as Moses.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:13 PM
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Sad news, and on the very eve of his much-anticipated comeback tour!
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:15 PM
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Let's all honor his memory by hitting someone in the face with a pie.
Hey, I had him in the Celebrity Death Pool, and that was going to be my line!

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Or. . . let's honor him by going into your mommy's purse, getting all the little green pieces of paper with the pictures of presidents on them and mailing them to me, Biggirl.
Or I was going to go with that one.

RIP, Soupy.
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The current set of studio execs would have never let a guy like Soupy within a mile of a studio. They'd have watered it down, focus grouped it, done test audiences and then passed on it as something that would never work.

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Don't forget the.... canned laughs.

Today's studio execs would put in canned laughs.


(I can't stand shows with canned laughs)

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Soupy's best show, was an adult variety, music, comedy, talk show, late at night, called: "SOUPY'S ON", but which also always included a comedy skit (e.g. Mississippi Gambler).

It was better than the Tonight Show.

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Old 10-23-2009, 05:01 PM
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Being a Straight Dope Message Board member, I too could appreciate the suave, urbane sophistication that was so representative of Mr Sales' comedic theatrics.

Actually .............. , I watched him in the early 1960's when I was ten and thought he was pretty funny.

RIP Soupy.
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