A Memorable New Year's Day Worker's Protest
On New Year's Day, 1965, miffed at having to work on the holiday, Sales ended his live broadcast by encouraging his young viewers to tiptoe into their still-sleeping parents' bedrooms and remove those "funny green pieces of paper" from their pants and pocketbooks . "Put them in an envelope and mail them to me," Soupy instructed the children. "And you know what I'm going to send you? A post card from Puerto Rico!" He was then hit with a pie. In his 2001 autobiography Soupy Sez! My Life and Zany Times, Sales admits it is true. He was suspended by the station for two weeks for encouraging children to steal.
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