The Soupy Sales Show
Staring Milton Supman
The Soupy Sales show also known as Lunch with Soupy Sales starred Milton Supman who was a disk jockey and then became a comedian, singer and dancer. His television career began on WKRC-TV with Soupy's Soda Shop, a late night comedy program. Upon cancellation of this show he relocated to Cleveland, Ohio and hosted another radio and television series called Soupy's On.
The program consisted of slapstick comedy, comedy sketches, gags and puns. The program began in 1953 and by 1959 was a nationally broadcast show on ABC. The series ran until 1962 when it was cancelled. In 1964 he got another opportunity in New York City on WNEW-TV to run his show from September 1966 for 260 episodes. There was then another new Soupy Show aired in 1978 and ran for one season and a total 65 episodes.
Some of the zany characters appearing in his live TV show were White Fang, Black Tooth, Pooky the Lion and Hippy the Hippo.
Soupy was also a regular panelist on the syndicated revival of What's My Line from 1968 to 1975.
Milton aka Soupy Sales passed away in October 2009.