Television: Soupy's On

From the cluttered studio of Detroit's station WXYZ came rumblings that a fresh new talent had successfully invaded the troubled precincts of TV comedy: a youthful (31), crewcut, putty-faced buffoon named Soupy Sales (real: Milton Hines), whose daily kiddie show, Comics, has outpulled such network favorites as Arthur Godfrey Time and the Tennessee Ernie Ford Show to become the top-rated daytime show in the area. Late each night Soupy's on in Soupy's On with a cultivated zaniness and a woolly collection of characters that faintly echo the bite of bigger wits now departed...

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