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Soupy Sales

A Jewish American comedian, actor, and radio-TV personality and host (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009) .

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review by . October 23, 2009
   There was never anyone exactly like Soupy Sales before and there certainly never will be again. I was in the 9th grade when I started watching his Saturday morning "kid's show" which featured puppets White Fang, Black Tooth, and Hippy the Hippo along with innumerable bad puns (such as "Never bite your nails, especially if you're a carpenter") and always, always the pies in the face. We'll miss you, Soupy.  Born: Milton Supman  on January 8, 1926,  Died: …
review by . October 23, 2009
Those of you younger folks will probably not remember Soupy Sales, but us old farts will.  He was a very funny man with an elastic face and a weird voice.  He had a kids' show that was sometimes raunchy enough for adults.  His main schtick was the pie in the fact, and he got many other celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Shirley McClaine among many others.  He also introduced us to a puppet named White Fang, who, I am convinced, later went on to become Scooby …
Quick Tip by . October 23, 2009
Soupy Sales......what a fine comedian......I always looked forward to the pie throwing events as a kid! Rest in peace, Soupy!
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Soupy Sales (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009) was a Jewish American comedian, actor, and radio-TV personality and host. He was best known for his local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales; a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark.

Sales is best known for his daily children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales. The show was originally called 12 O'Clock Comics, and was later known as The Soupy Sales Show. 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 claimed to have been hit by more than 25,000 pies during his career.

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.

Sales was born as Milton Supman in Franklinton in Franklin County in north central North Carolina to Irving and Sadie Supman. His father, Irving Supman, a dry goods merchant, had emigrated to America from Hungary in 1894. Soupy Sales had two siblings, Leonard Supman (deceased) and Jack Supman (b. ...
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Birth Date: January 8, 1926

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