Entertainment Tell me about Soupy Sales

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  1. DDragon

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    I didnt grow up with him. Is he funny ? I only know of him from Howard. What are some of his best skits to look up ? I found this one and am not impressed. The funniest thing about him is his voice/accent. :dontknow:

     
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    soupy
    that's a great name to go by
     
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    Howard thought he was a good guy but still fucked with him anyway ?
     
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    His show was pretty good.

    "I took my girlfriend to the ballgame. I kissed her between the strikes and she kissed me between the balls".
     
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    Wigs grew up w/ him and then they both worked at WNBC at the same time. I think it was more a childhood thing. Or a cult thing. Like how people like Dr. Demento and Uncle Floyd.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I've heard of this funny bit.
     
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    Soupy didn''t like Wigs act. Thought it wasn't funny and vulgar.
     
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    Howard grew up loving Soupy's show for children when he was a kid, but claims he didn't like it when Soupy started the show back up in the '70s. This is understandable, because Howard was in his 20s at the time, and had no reason to be watching shows for children.

    Howard hated Soupy when he joined Howard on the WNBC radio staff because Soupy was treated with more respect and given a bigger show budget. (Of course, Howard had been in the radio game for only 6 years when WNBC hired him, and Soupy was a veteran of the entertainment industry.) Howard resented that Soupy's show was syndicated and his wasn't. One day he was angry at Soupy's crew for leaving salad behind in the studio after their broadcast, and "cut" Soupy's piano wires on the air as revenge. (Although he led his listeners to believe it was real, he and Fred were merely stuffing paper towels around the hammers so that they made no sound when they struck chords. Howard was too much of a pussy to do actual damage to the property of a guy with as much juice as Soupy had.)

    After his death, Howard said at Sirius that he felt bad about shitting on Soupy for so many years. But it's always been in Howard's nature to shit on his influences and co-workers.
     
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    We loved Soupy's show as kids (let's face it, we also loved Bozo the Clown and Capt. Kangaroo!) -- his characters, his voices, his "li'l bit naughty" stuff. He was an absolute delight to watch and enthralled all of us.

    Sandy Becker was another one -- great skits and also a little out there; loved him too!

    I got a real thrill years later when I was walking past the Daily News building at lunch (used as the Daily Planet in the original "Superman") and saw Soupy walking towards me. I was too shy at that time to say anything, but wish I had told him how much he meant to us back in the day of 5 channels.
     
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    His sons were the rhythm section of tin machine with David bowie
     
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    Wigs ends up saying that about everyone. But thanks for the details. I really didn't want to explain.
     
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    Hey, let's do the mouse. You can do it in your house.
     
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    I knew someone would bring that up/post.
     
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    ...soupy started his tv gig as the host of a childrens show think pee wee herman lite, real lite. like howard soupy was always out on the fringe end of entertainment trying to get somewhere bigger and better. was never funny. just another guy that wouldnt go away like steve harvey.
     
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    I don't like talking chairs.
     
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    His sons, Hunt and Tony Sales, played on Iggy Pop's Lust for Life album. They were also in Tin Machine with David Bowie.
     
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    Sorry... I brought it up again.
     
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    I grew up watching him...never liked him.
    amos and andy was ok, topper was good
     
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    Never met Soupy but I did have acquaintanceship with Tony and Hunt. They were both fine fellows and it was always hard not to ask about dad....I remember thinking it would be a bad move to do so.
    Soupy , while always not laugh out loud had a way about him that was just a little off. Very appealing for a kid to know an adult could have a world view that did not conform to the post 1950's Ward Cleaver straight laced buttoned down righteous American.
    Like Frank Zappa said "we are the people our parents warned us against".
    Soupy helped usher us through that door.

    "Musky but not pooney" Mr X
     
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    i know about soupy & the like, but wow. you old bastards got to watch/hear him back in the day. tv seemed so much cooler then.
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