Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Funnies

On a serious note, last week we lost one of the funniest guys I can remember. He's one that I remember well from my childhood. He had the rare ability to make both kids and adults laugh at his comedy and his talent was unmatched by anyone in that era, in that respect.

By the time I had heard the news last Friday, it was too late to post on the Funnies post. So this Friday, here is one last look at the very talented Milton Supman, better known to the world as Soupy Sales:



Rest in peace, Soupy.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I first saw Soupy Sales when I was living outside Detroit in the early 1960s; I thought Soupy Sales was the funniest man on television. The old pie in the face would crack me up, and he was good for other zany behaviors, as well. I remember he used to introduce the Three Stooges as part of his after-school program. Funny, funny guy back then … but he seemed married to slapstick humor and unable to make the transition into other areas. I hadn’t thought about Soupy for a long time until you mentioned him to me during one of our telephone conversations —in fact, for some reason I thought he had already passed away. Thanks for posting this, LA … we should remember people who make us laugh.

Semper Fi

Mustang

LASunsett said...

//… but he seemed married to slapstick humor and unable to make the transition into other areas.//

Yeah, but he did it so very well. In fact he did it SO well, that he might have bombed if he didn't stick with got him where he was.

His show always had some subtle satirical undertones in it, coupled with that slapstick he did so well. I thought that was what made him so unique in his day.

In that respect, the case can be made that he was ahead of his time.