Feb 26, 2009
Dear Inman: When I was a kid in the 1970s, there was a show with a soup name, possibly on public TV, like “Chicken Soup” or “Tomato Soup.” I think it was puppets who would fly up into space in a ship one of the boy characters had made. There could also have been some cartoons of dancing soup spoons? The more I think about this, the kookier it sounds. Could this have just been my imagination? â€” T.M., by e-mail
Dear T.M.: Maybe, but it also could have been “Vegetable Soup,” which ran on PBS stations from 1975-78. Voices included James Earl Jones, Daniel Stern and, as Woody the Spoon, Bette Midler!
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