RIP soupy sales

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    Soupy Sales Death: Pies in the Face, Bloopers and Other Best Moments - Inside TV Blog


    Soupy Sales, who died yesterday at 83, will probably be best remembered as the face that launched 20,000 pies, but even though he was the undisputed master of pastry faceplants, there was a lot more to him than his skill at targeting others (and being targeted) with creamy projectiles.

    By day, he was a zany kids' performer; by night, a strictly-for-grownups raconteur who might be seen guest-hosting 'The Tonight Show' or showcasing the top names in jazz on his own nighttime series. As a children's host who mixed deliberately silly juvenile humor with sly wit that winked at adults, he anticipated recent kids' entertainment from 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' to 'SpongeBob SquarePants.'

    Before the current reign of Regis Philbin, he was probably the most ubiquitous celebrity on television, logging thousands of appearances on his own long-running shows in the '50s and '60s as well as on countless game shows in the '70s and '80s. And of course, there were the infamous scandalous ad libs that, paradoxically, made him a subversive hero to Baby Boomers coming of age in the '60s. Here are video clips of some of his most memorable moments:

    Before the current reign of Regis Philbin, he was probably the most ubiquitous celebrity on television, logging thousands of appearances on his own long-running shows in the '50s and '60s as well as on countless game shows in the '70s and '80s. And of course, there were the infamous scandalous ad libs that, paradoxically, made him a subversive hero to Baby Boomers coming of age in the '60s. Here are video clips of some of his most memorable moments:

    • Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. Get Pied. Soupy's show was so popular among adults that celebrities lined up to take a cream pie in the kisser. First up: Frank Sinatra, who demanded to be hit with a pie as a condition of his appearance on the show. Sales happily complied, as you can see in this 1965 sketch featuring the Chairman and fellow Rat Pack-er Sammy Davis Jr.
     
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    :rip  Soupy, thanks for the laughs!
     
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