Friday, October 23, 2009

Soupy Sales

Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman, January 8, 1926) was best known for his long-running local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales (and was later known as The Soupy Sales Show); a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark.From 1968 to 1975, he was a regular panelist on the syndicated revival of What's My Line? and appeared on several other TV game shows. During the 1980s Sales hosted his own show on WNBC-AM in New York City.



Improvised and slapstick in nature, Lunch with Soupy Sales was a rapid-fire stream of comedy sketches, gags, and puns, almost all of which resulted in Sales' receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark.
Sales developed pie-throwing into an art form: straight to the face, on top of the head, a pie to both ears from behind, moving into a stationary pie, and countless other variations. He claims to have been hit by over 25,000 pies during his career.

Topless dancer pranks
The show's set included a door in the background. During the show, Sales would answer a knock at the door and interact with an actor seen only as an arm. Occasionally, the person at the door was a celebrity.

One time, while the show was being broadcast live from Detroit, Sales' studio crew pulled a prank on him: when opened the door, he saw a topless dancer partially covered with a balloon.


Instead of a quote here is Soupy telling the story about the New Year's Day incident


Good Night Soupy

Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, you can do it in your house yeah, On the rug, or on the wall
If your folks get bugged do it in the hall
Do the Mouse yeah let's do the mouse
Come-on do the mouse with me
Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, do it all around your house, yeah, Don't be afraid that you can't do it
There is really nothing to it
Shake with your hands wig-lin from your ears
Make like a mouse push your feet down and cheer
Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, you can do it in your house yeah, Be the first one on your block
Every cat will be in shock
Do the Mouse yeah
Let's do the mouse
Come-on do the mouse with me
Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Don't be afraid that you can't do it
There is really nothing to it
Just follow me and I'll get you through it
Have no fear when Soupy's here
Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, do it all around your house, yeah, Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, do it all around your house, yeah, Hey, do the mouse, yeah, Hey, do it all around your house, yeah,


Stay Tuned


Tony Figueroa
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