Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sad News

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 51.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, this crusty old man was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosie Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and who kneads a lift.

39 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Good one, Sally! I'll have to pass this on to my dad; he loves (loved) the PDB!

Chris said...

Oh that was so funny, I'm going to copy that and send it to my daughter.
Come over for a visit sometime, I'd love to have you join me.

Hugs,
Chris

Charli and me said...

Great one sally. I am still giggling. I hope you have a wonderful day.

R.L.Scovens said...

That was funny!

judicreations said...

Good Morning Sally
That did put a smile on my face! I remember him so well from when my eldest son was a baby. His Gran gave him a little pillsbury dough boy squeezy thingy....oh dear and he was just 51...which in dough years would make one quite yeasty I would say. I didn't realize his family was associated with the PlayDough family..I think they will survive him for many years.

Thank you for the fun post!
Have a lovely day
Judi

Melissa Wertz said...

Sally, this is so funny!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
This is hilarious! Thanks for posting.
Diane

Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOL and grinning from ear to ear :) What a great way to start the day!

ellen b. said...

Love your sense of humor Sally! Enjoy your day and thanks so much for your prayers for my dad :0)

Chris said...

Thanks Sally for your visit, looking forward to more. If you have time maybe you would sign my guest book too, Thank you. Oh , and I'm copying the recipe too, I have a folder going with all the recipes from my blog friends.

Hugs,
Chris

Linda said...

Good morning Sally,
This is so clever!! I have to share this with one of my girlfriends. Thanks for the smile!

Shelia said...

Oh, Sally, bearer of such sad news!! I dearly loved that Dough Boy!! You have made me smile!! I did fail to see any news coverage though!! lol Thanks for popping in to see my most gorgeous tablescape!! No, I didn't even try those boxed foods. Mr. Precious was saying he ate those in Army days. Yuck!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bridget said...

That was great. What a perfect way to start the day. I was so worried by the title of this post...I got a pleasant surprise!
Hugs and bye, Bridget

squawmama said...

Oh Sally you really got me this morning... that was diffently cute as could be... I am still LMAO... I love the Pilsbury dough boy he so reminds me of me...

Hugs,
Donna

Neabear said...

Thank you for the smile. I had seen this one before, but forgotten about it. Have a great day!

salmagundi said...

Funny stuff!!! Sally

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

That was so touching!! LMAO!!!
Diane

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Sally, What a good laugh for the day! That was pretty funny! LOL! :) ~Rhonda

Darlene said...

hehehehe...I haven't heard that one in a long time!!!

ROXY said...

Hilarious Sally!! That was so funny!

Dawn said...

Imagine that news so sad can bring so many smiles :) :). Thanks for the chuckle!!!

take care,
Dawn

Coloradolady said...

How cute....it did bring a smile...I was ready to be bummed out by the title....You are a trickster......

artis1111 said...

HEEEeeeeeeeeeeKathy

Killlashandra said...

That was awesome! I love your humor. I swear I smile all the time when I visit your site. :)

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

Still laughing and smiling at this one. Thanks!

That Good Part said...

I'm new to your blog and enjoyed your post very much.
Put a big smile on my face!
;D

nikkicrumpet said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO he was too young to die!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April Showers said...

LOL I have NEVER seen that before! Way hilarious....

Although, I have to wonder how horrible it would be to actually DIE from a YEAST infection. Although I imagine it wasn't the same for him as it is for women...EW!

April Showers said...

By the way...I live in crappy ol' Idaho and hubby and I are thinking of taking a trip somewhere to SNORKEL. Do you reccommend the Keyes?

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Sally that was so great, I am still laughing and smiling. What a very funny post and such great names too. Love the Pop Tart. ha ha how clever. thanks for the huge smile.

Have a great tomorrow.

Hugs;
Alaura

imjacobsmom said...

This is so cute - would you mind if passed this on to my niece? She'd get a kick out of this! ~ Robyn

kbbryant said...

Tee hee. That was so silly and fun.

thanks for your kind words on my blog.
You are a sweetheart.
Kathy b

kari and kijsa said...

Tee hee- we needed that today! : ) : )
Two smiles,
kari & kijsa

Tricia said...

Yes, Yes, Yes Sally. This made me laugh. It just went on and on and on .... LOL

Cathy said...

lol, that is so cute, Sally!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

This is a great story! Actually I feel that the Doughboy slimmed down over the years...it used to be a little more rounder...LOL

~ Gabriela ~

Tammy said...

Oh my word, that is too cute!!! I am passing it on for sure!!!!

Justine said...

OMG, this was hysterical!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

all day (allen d) said...

You're a funny lady!