I never met him but I've known a number of folks who have and I've rarely heard anything negative about him. He was a very silly and funny man who actually started out here in the Cincinnati area. If his popular early sixties show aired around here, though, I never knew about it. I did, however, catch the enjoyable 1978 NEW SOUPY SALES SHOW, from which the opening and closing are seen here. He was also, in my opinion, the best male TV game show player ever!