Soupy Sales

Mostly Credited As: Soupy Sales
Birth Name: Milton Supman
Date Of Birth: January 08, 1926 (Age 83)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Franklinton, North Carolina
Date Of Death: October 22, 2009

Soupy Sales

A graduate of Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia and Marshall University which was interrupted by WWII when he joined the Navy and would entertain his ship mates by telling jokes and stories over the intercom. After the war ended he would return to Marshall University, and soon after graduating Sales' began his entertainment career as a script writer and then DJ at radio station WHTN in Huntington. Soupy's unusual nickname came from his family. His older brothers were nicknamed "Hambone" and "Chicken Bone"; so Milton was called "Soup Bone", which he later shortened to "Soupy".As a disc jockey he used the stage name "Soupy Hines". The name sounded too much like Heinz, which was a brand name food company so Soupy went back to his surname of Sales.

Soupy's first TV job was the host of a teen dance show called Soupy's Soda Shop, which originated in Cincinnati. He soon had another program called Club Nothing!, a comedy/variety show. Once canceled Sales would move to Cleveland, where he created another comedy/variety program called Soupy's On!...a take on his Cincinnati show and this would be where he took his first pie in the face, a later trade mark of his. Soupy's best known show was originally called 12 O'clock Comics, a children's program and later was changed to The Soupy Sales Show. This is not only where he would find fame, but also the low point of his career. Once on New Years Day, Soupy told his young viewers to go in their parents wallets and send him those funny looking green pieces of paper and in return he will send them back a postcard from Puerto Rico. This resulted in a suspension. Urban legends also claim that Soupy would slip in adult jokes over the air waves. Since the end of this program, Sales has appeared as a guest on a number of game shows.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Saturday Supercade (1983)As: Donkey Kong -- [Voice]
The Soupy Sales Show (1976) (1976)As: Himself/Various
The Daytime Emmy Awards (1974)As: Himself (Co-Host 1977)
The Barbara McNair Show (1969)As: Himself
What's My Line? (1968) (1968)As: Panelist
The Soupy Sales Show (1965) (1965)As: Himself/Various
The Soupy Sales Show (1959) (1959)As: Himself/Various
Episode Cast Credits 

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  Jan. 18, 2002 07x122: (Jan/18/2002) As Himself 

Black Scorpion (2001) 
  Zodiac Attack (1) 01x21: (Jun/23/2001) As Professor Prophet 
  Wave Goodbye 01x02: (Jan/12/2001) As Sonny Dey 

Boy Meets World (1993) 
  Easy Street 04x12: (Dec/13/1996) As Mr Martini 

Wings (US) (1990) 
  Miss Jenkins 06x08: (Nov/15/1994) As Fred Gardner 

True Blue (1989) (1989) 
  Blue Monday 01x06: (Jan/05/1990) As Unknown 

Monsters (1988) 
  The Farmer's Daughter 02x06: (Nov/05/1989) As Howard Philbean, [Starring Roles]

Saturday Supercade (1983) 
  Gorilla My Dreams 01x06: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Unknown 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Accidental Cruise/The Song is Ended/A Time for Everything/Anoushka 02x08: (Nov/04/1978) As Mr. Marshall 

Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974) 
  Season 3, Episode 6 03x06: (Nov/09/1976) As Himself 

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1973) 
  Jack Klugman & Tony Randall 01x13: (Dec/20/1973) As Himself 

Baffle (1973) 
  Oct. 22, 1973 01x01: (Oct/22/1973) As Himself 

Love, American Style (1969) 
  Love and the Girlish Groom 04x13: (Oct/06/1972) As Unknown 
  Love and the Big Surprise 03x65: (Jan/14/1972) As Unknown 

The Barbara McNair Show (1969) 
  Bobby Orr / Soupy Sales / Vanda King 02x21: (Mar/06/1971) As Himself 
  Dick Clair / Jenna McMahon / Kenny Rogers / Soupy Sales 01x06: (Oct/19/1969) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  Aug. 28, 1972 08x227: (Aug/28/1970) As Himself 
  700320 08x06: (Mar/20/1970) As Himself 

What's My Line? (1968) (1968) 
  5 February 1970 02x??: (Feb/05/1970) As Himself (Panelist) 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Soupy Sales, Mel Torme, Ronald Reagan 03x16: (Jan/26/1970) As Himself 
  with Soupy Sales, Barbara McNair 02x19: (Feb/24/1969) As Himself 
  with Soupy Sales, Gloria Loring 01x26: (Mar/25/1968) As Himself 

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) 
  Our Hero, the Banker 08x14: (Dec/24/1969) As Lance Bradford 
  The Hero 08x13: (Dec/17/1969) As Lance Bradford 

The Johnny Cash Show (1969) 
  Season 1, Episode 9 01x09: (Aug/09/1969) As Himself 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Hosts: Diana Ross & the Supremes / Stevie Wonder 06x22: (Mar/08/1969) As Himself 

Playboy After Dark (1968) 
  James Brown; Three Dog Night; Bill Cosby; Soupy Sales 01x17: (Nov/25/1968) As Himself 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  John Davidson / Kaye Ballard / Soupy Sales / Irish Rovers 10x32: (Jun/26/1968) As Himself 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Murder at N.B.C. 04x05: (Oct/19/1966) As Himself 

Vacation Playhouse (1963) 
  The Hoofer 04x05: (Aug/15/1966) As Fred Brady 
  Where There's Smokey 04x03: (Aug/01/1966) As Fireman Smokey 

Hullabaloo (1965) 
  Show #47 Host: Soupy Sales 02x29: (Apr/04/1966) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Show #10 Host: Jack Jones 01x10: (Mar/16/1965) As Himself 

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Mahalia Jackson / Kay Starr / Soupy Sales / John Byner / Vic Dana 01x16: (Jan/13/1966) As Himself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Soupy Sales, Cilla Black 19x01: (Sep/12/1965) As Himself 
  Cab Calloway, The Dave Clark Five 18x38: (Jun/20/1965) As Himself 
  Easter Show 18x29: (Apr/18/1965) As Himself 
  Gerry and the Pacemakers, Soupy Sales 18x28: (Apr/11/1965) As Himself 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  This is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You 04x19: (Feb/14/1964) As Harlan Livingston III 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Who Killed Mr. X? 01x02: (Sep/27/1963) As Henry Geller 

Ensign O'Toole (1962) 
  Operation Jinx 01x05: (Oct/21/1962) As Seaman Jerome Johnson 

Hennesey (1959) 
  Hennesey Meets Soupy Sales 03x30: (Apr/23/1962) As Himself 

The Rebel (1959) 
  The Hope Chest 02x15: (Dec/25/1960) As Myers 
  The Legacy 02x09: (Nov/13/1960) As Stable Owner 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Soupy Sales Show (1959) (1959)• Head Writer

Episode Crew

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Claims to have been hit in the face by over 25,000 pies during his career.

Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Trini López are among his guests, hit by pies.

Once recorded a novelty song called "Do the Mouse," which had moderate sales.

Was the butt of the pranks constantly pulled on him by his crew while filming his children's program.

One prank involved a stripper who knocked on a door and wore just balloons. Although off screen of the TV viewers, the audience did get a full glimpse of Soupy's embarrassed reaction.

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