Q. 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?
A. 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!