Posted by TerryS (184.108.40.206) on October 13, 2000 at 16:39:53:
It is with the saddest heart that I pass on the following. Please join
me in remembering a great icon. The Pillsbury Dough boy died yesterday
of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly.
He was only 71.
Dough boy 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
The grave site was piled high with flours, as long-time friend Aunt
Jemima delivered the eulogy, describing Dough boy as a man who never
knew how much he was kneaded.
Dough boy 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 even still, as a crusty old
man, was considered a roll model for millions. Toward the end it was
thought that he would rise again, but alas, he was no tart.
Dough boy 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
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