End Of An Era

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End Of An Era

Postby Kevin Connolly » October 23rd, 2009, 12:30 am

This one hurts. I just read that Soupy Sales has passed away. Here's the the story.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/ ... 2687.story
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Tom Gilbert » October 23rd, 2009, 12:33 am

Another great gone....

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 23rd, 2009, 12:53 am

Soupy rocked! I watched him every afternoon after coming home from school.

The best was when he wrote "F" on a blackboard and asked Fang what letter it was.
"K" Fang responded.
Soupy repeated this a few times, always writing an "F" and Fang always responding "K."
Then Soupy said, "Fang, why is it that everytime I write 'F' you see 'K'?"

Funny dude. Say it aloud if you don't get it.
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Don Knox » October 23rd, 2009, 1:28 am

You can't beat the legacy of someone that always makes you smile when you think about them.

When Soupy's show caught on you never heard so many 13 year-old guys doing impressions of White Fang and Black Tooth. The girls rolled their eyes -- it was a great time!

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby David Alexander » October 23rd, 2009, 1:28 am

I met Soupy when a group of us went to ABC to watch the taping of his show. It was a great experience and he couldn't have been nicer.

Here's a link to the Times obit: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/ ... 2687.story

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Kevin Connolly » October 23rd, 2009, 1:52 am

I just had to go over to Ebay and pick-up a few Soupy items. I just needed a fix or something. So true about just hearing his name and bringing a smile to your face.
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Matthew Field » October 23rd, 2009, 5:05 am

One of my all time favorite TV shows was "Lunch with Soupy Sales" -- and I was in college at the time! (This was in New York City.)

Other favorites of the period were Chuck McCann (I actually helped him as a PA for a weekend at WPIX) and Zacherley ("Shock Theater with Zacherley" on WABC).

But Soupy was unique -- the inspiration for Pee Wee Herman and others. Remember the big cork in his wall marked "DO NOT TOUCH"?
Black Fang and White Tooth?

Not to mention his record, "Pachalafaka."

I told you not to mention Pachalafaka!!

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby amp » October 23rd, 2009, 9:48 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Soupy rocked! I watched him every afternoon after coming home from school.

The best was when he wrote "F" on a blackboard and asked Fang what letter it was.
"K" Fang responded.
Soupy repeated this a few times, always writing an "F" and Fang always responding "K."
Then Soupy said, "Fang, why is it that everytime I write 'F' you see 'K'?"
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Funny dude. Say it aloud if you don't get it.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby amp » October 23rd, 2009, 10:10 am

http://www.detroitkidshow.com/naked_soupy.htm
This is a classic .
I hope it's ok to posted this it's not that bad.

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby amp » October 23rd, 2009, 10:13 am


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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Matthew Field » October 23rd, 2009, 10:23 am

Bob Friedhoffer sent me this link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT5TKTt5BeA

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby amp » October 23rd, 2009, 10:32 am

Matthew Field wrote:Bob Friedhoffer sent me this link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT5TKTt5BeA

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 23rd, 2009, 10:33 am

Hmmm wonder if his two sons are going to put down the drumsticks and guitar and do some comedy?
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Roger M. » October 23rd, 2009, 12:50 pm

If there was ever anybody with a bigger smile than Soupy Sales, I've never seen 'em!

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Kevin Connolly » October 23rd, 2009, 1:03 pm

Joe E. Brown - Martha Raye. Soupy was up there too. ;)
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Re: End Of An Era

Postby David Scollnik » October 23rd, 2009, 1:53 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Soupy rocked! I watched him every afternoon after coming home from school.

The best was when he wrote "F" on a blackboard and asked Fang what letter it was.
"K" Fang responded.
Soupy repeated this a few times, always writing an "F" and Fang always responding "K."
Then Soupy said, "Fang, why is it that everytime I write 'F' you see 'K'?"

Funny dude. Say it aloud if you don't get it.

Quick observation on this ...

Britney Spears made use of the same sort of word play in her recent song, "If You Seek Amy", as have many other musicians.

And as did James Joyce (in Ulysses) and Shakespeare.

Good read about it here:

http://www.slate.com/id/2214106/

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Re: End Of An Era

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 23rd, 2009, 2:38 pm

It's a cheap laugh for adults - and quite the taboo for children which is what made it as groundbreaking as the game of twister.

It's probably like using decks of cards with positions from the Kamasutra.

Soupy ... is missed. Not only pushed the envelope but was so pleasant about it.
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