Black Tooth and White Fang - The names
of the large house pets of comedian Soupy Sales on the children's
program THE SOUPY SALES SHOW/ABC/1955-56/59-61/SYN/1966-68 & 79.
Black Tooth, a.k.a. "The Kindest Dog in the Country" and White Fang
" the "Biggest and Meanest Dog in the USA were never seen on the
show except for their furry paws which reached from off camera to
interact with Soupy Sales on screen.
Black Tooth, the whiny one, had
a black furry paw and White Fang, the gruffer one, sported a white
During each program, these hairy paws would jut out in
front of the television camera followed by growling or whining
sounds which only Soupy Sales seemed to understand.
supplied the character's dog like sounds and puppeteer Clyde Adler
manipulated the paws from off camera. Of course, these silly off
screen canines were not beneath throwing cream pies into Soupy's
Puppeteer Clyde Adler and Soupy
Sales doing the
White Fang the Dog routine
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