Salad Fingers

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Salad Fingers, as he appeared in the television show

“I like to touch them”

~ Salad Fingers on Children

Salad Fingers (1890-1990) was an acclaimed actor. He was born Peter "Fingers" Luxinberg and acquired his well-known nickname on Prom Night in April 1906, when he spilt an entire bowl of fruit salad on his date (who, incidentally, went on to have many well-received music hits, including Crazy and Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman). Since then he has been known primarily as Salad Fingers by everyone besides his Grandmother, who still preferred to call him by her pet name for him, Chickenicken.

Born in Washington, Peter had always been fascinated by the prospect of acting. When he was younger he starred in various commercials, and by young adulthood, he had moved to South Dakota to pursue an acting career.

South Dakota[edit]

When he moved to South Dakota in 1943, Salad Fingers fell in with a group of out-of-work artists, Hubert Cumberdale, Jeremy Fisher, and Marjory-Stewart-Baxter. Though many of them did not succeed with their ambitions, they would all be immortilized in the television show Salad Fingers years later. However, Finger's biggest push for moving to the Midwesern state was the drafting of his beloved brother. Though there is no government record of a supposed second Fingers brother, although he does have a twin brother, who later went on to become a famous author.

The Beginning of Something Good[edit]

Salad Fingers meeting Nelson Mandela

Salad Fingers did eventually get a television show through hard work, a determination to impress the television producers, and possibly some ties to organized crime. But no matter how he managed to win over the producers, he did. And, in 1950, the pilot episode for the show Salad Fingers was aired. The show followed the daily adventures of the character, who was portrayed as a lovable and friendly bumbler. The show did modestly for the first few years, but by 1955 it became a huge hit. Many accredit this to what critics call the "high point of the show", the episode BSS424 "Spoons", rocketed him to prime-time television and into the hearts of viewers everywhere. The episode follows Salad Fingers on his quest to find "the perfect spoon", and critics agree that the combination of excellent writing and wry humor was key to his success. the show did well until 1965, when, producers citing flagging ratings, it was taken off the air.

In 1954, Salad Fingers collaborated with artist Jerry Jackson and made a film called "Spoons".

From 1964 to 1966, Salad Fingers appeared in a series of Public Information Films, warning children about the dangerous of rubbing rusty spoons against wounds, and impaling one's hand on a spike.

From 3rd May 1968 to 12th March 1974 he hosted the television programme Poetry with Salad Fingers, where he read old literature that hardly anyone had heard of. The show was watched by some, but was never as famous as the Salad Finger show.

The Re-Imagining[edit]

Fans were enraged when the show ended, especially longtime fan David Firth, leader of the fan club. He created new episodes of the show, and began by re-imagining the episode "Spoons". Fans loved the new interpretation of the show, and it became very popular on the Internet.