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These Things Come in Threes

First the Pet Rock guy dies.

Then the creator of the Pillsbury Doughboy goes.

Who’s next? The inventor of Silly String?

Newser– 1014954-6-20150402170734-creator-of-pillsbury-doughboy-dead-at-89The former Chicago ad man who invented the Pillsbury Doughboy in 1965 has died at age 89, reports the Chicago Tribune. Rudolph Perz was working for the Leo Burnett ad agency when he dreamed up the character of a talking crescent roll, also known as Poppin’ Fresh.


18 Comments on These Things Come in Threes

  1. Well, dough covers rock, rock breaks silly string, so I’m guessing someone who invented a cutting tool is next.

  2. Well, if it’s a cutting tool inventor it can’t be the inventor of the Joe Biden as VP parody bot, cause that ain’t no sharp tool. . . just a tool.

  3. Geri, I just looked up generic in the dictionary and found your comment. Knives, Machetes, lathe tools. end mills, lasers, water jets, combines, edged weapons? Or are you talking FLINT?

  4. Ted Kennedy needs to die. I know, I know, but this past week you would swear that he is alive.

  5. BFH, Silly String inventor, Julius Samann, died in 1999. He also invented the pine tree shaped air freshener, the beloved symbol of hoopties everywhere. 🙂

  6. It was more than Doughboy could bear, but Doughboy’s protege Chris Mathews lives on.

    Pillsbury Doughboy Obituary

    It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news:

    Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community.

    The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly.

    He was 71.

    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, he still, as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions.

    Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough; two children John Dough and Jane 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.

  7. @saxin.. thanks for the refreshing morning chuckle

    Speaking of coming in 3s. When the Old Man on the Mountain collapsed in NH years ago, one of the late night guys came out with a warning to Joan Rivers and Mary Tyler Moore that things like that happen in 3s so they had better watch out.

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