Friday, February 25, 2011

My Favorite Obituary

A few weeks back, I posted a blog on obituaries.  I find them to be fascinating.  Last night, I asked myself what obituary I have read over the years is my favorite. I didn't have to think very long.  The following obit, which was published by an unknown author, has made me laugh out loud every time I have read it.  I hope you enjoy it.
                                  Pillsbury Doughboy

Please join me in remembering a great icon.  Veteran Pillsbury spokesperson, The Pillsbury Doughboy, died yesterday of a severe yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes to the belly.  He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a slightly greased coffin.  Dozens of celebrities turned out, including Mrs. Butterworth, the California Raisins, Hungry Jack, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, Captain Crunch and many others.

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

Doughboy 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.  Despite being a little flaky at times, even as a crusty old man, he was still considered a roll model for millions.

Toward the end it was thought he'd rise once agan, but he was no tart.

Doughboy is survived by his second wife, Play Dough.  They have two children and one in the oven.  The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.


---The Pillsbury Doughboy is an advertising icon, created by Rudy Perz of the Leo Burnett ad agency in 1965

---The Doughboy was originally named "Poppin' Fresh"

---The Doughboy has appeared in over 600 commercials, and is the mascot of the Pillsbury Company

---A few of the prominent funeral service attendees are pictured below:
Aunt Jemima
Mrs Butterworth
The California Raisins
Captain Crunch
Betty Crocker


  1. No matter how many times I read this obituary I can't help but laugh! ♥

  2. Now that is funny. I have never seen this obit before. This made my day. God bless, Lloyd

  3. Thanks for the memories...and the unusual "obit."

  4. Yep! That definitely ranks at the top of MY list of favorite obits! Whoever wrote it sure did an excellent job. Love it when people have a great sense of humor! Thanks for sharing, Clint.

    Shay :)

  5. have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Sabine

  6. HA!!! that was great! thanks for sharing.=)

  7. I've never seen an obituary like this, it's hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

    Have a lovely week-end.
    Thanks for the visit and comment.


  8. It is wonderful, Clint. I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  9. Very funny...I am still laughing.

    I loved the Pillsbury Doughboy, and we have had him in german commercials too. He was always giggeling when somebody put his finger in his belly.

    ...and the California Raisin I know from my time in Manitoba, I still have two Magnets here on Teneriffa at my fridge.

    Have a great weekend and hopefully sunny days.


  10. Obit? ha ha
    I wish you both a great weekend!
    Please have my best regards!

  11. Hi Clint -

    I much enjoyed this piece. Great comedy indeed.

    Thank you for sharing it.

  12. The obituary is a masterpiece. Thank you for the background information on Doughboy, it was really interesting and the story and the pictures somehow made me feel so nostalgic. I do that easily so don't worry about it;)