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With tongue in cheek (when not chewing, of
course) my brother, Lloyd Williamson sends us this obituary of a beloved
It is with a heavy heart that we must pass on the following news. Please
join us in remembering a great icon from the entertainment community.
The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications
from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.
Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities
turned out to pay their respects including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the
California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch.
The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the
eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was
Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with
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, he still, as
a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions.
Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane
Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father,
The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.