Who died this date in 2009...comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado. 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.
And come on now...you remember the puppets:
--White Fang, "The Biggest and Meanest Dog in the USA", who
appeared only as a giant white shaggy paw with black triangular felt
"claws", jutting out from the corner of the screen.
--Black Tooth, "The Biggest and Sweetest Dog in the USA", also
seen only as a giant black paw with white triangular felt claws, and
with more feminine, but similarly unintelligible, dialogue.
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