I heard the news late last night and finally found some time to post today. I grew up idolizing humor that was irreverent and people who weren't afraid to fly in the face of conformity. When you sprinkle that with the innocent intention of shining the light back in the face of people who take themselves too seriously, just to show them that life is about laughing and having fun. You get a glimpse into my philosophy of life.
I was a little guy when Soupy was at his peak but I still remember "discovering" him and another of my "heroes", if you will, around the same time. Here they are together in one of my favorite YouTube clips.