“A pie has to hit … and explode into a thousand pieces so you see the person’s face and see it take away his dignity.”
Legendary comedian, television host, and film star Soupy Sales has died at age 83. The funnyman, who claimed he’d been hit by 20,000 pies in his lifetime, was an inspiration to many animal defenders. Big names like Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr. clamored for a chance to be pied by Soupy. Animal abusers try to “duck and cover” from the Soupy-inspired tofu-cream projectiles that have been hurled by animal advocates over the years.
On this day, let’s honor Mr. Sales by taking a few moments to reflect on some of our favorite pieing moments.
So many pies, so many laughs. So many thanks, Soupy. Animal defenders couldn’t have done it without you.
Written by Karin Bennett