Saturday, June 21, 2008

Death of An American Icon

It is with saddest heart that I 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 had been under the care of Dr. Pepper.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, who has a bun in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

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, Dolly Madison, 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.

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

To visit the Pillsbury Website, Click the Doughboy.

Please do not poke too hard.


Diane said...

very clever and funny! thanks for bringing a smile to my face :)

Marci said...

I remember how Dad liked him and I used to always cut his picture out of magazines to give him when I was little :-)!

chloe_rocks said...

wow that is a verry interesting storry it made me stop and remembrer all of the good time i had eating his yummy food infact i ate his icing today on a yummy cup cake:) wher did you get that story?

Pineapple Hill said...

Hi Chloe Girl! Someone sent that to me along time ago because Mark LOVES the Pillsbury Dough Boy. Thanks goodness he's still alive!