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Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 10:05:57 -0400
From: Oven Heaven
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Pillsbury Dough Boy dead at 71

Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 19:15:18 -0700
From: E.W. Smith
Subject: Poppin' Fresh Bites It

An overdue one from my editor friend Rob of Ottawa.

Earle - Grande Prairie AB


Veteran Pillsbury spokesman, Poppin' Fresh, died yesterday of a severe
yeast infection. He was 71. Fresh was buried in one of the largest
funeral ceremonies in recent years. Dozens of celebrities turned out,
including Mrs. Butterworth, The California Raisins, Hungry Jack,
Betty Crocker (remember her? she's Moist-n-Easy), and The Hostess

The graveside was piled high with flours as longtime friend Aunt Jemima
delivered the eulogy, describing Fresh as a man who "never knew how
much he was kneaded."

Fresh rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with
many turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting
much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Still, even as a crusty old
he was a roll model for millions.

Fresh is survived by his second wife. They have two children and one
in the oven. The funeral was held at 4:50 for about 20 minutes.

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