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The Stan Freberg Show

The Complete Collection
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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The Stan Freberg Show ran on CBS radio for only 15 episodes in 1957. It starred comedian Stan Freberg and featured his stock company of performers: Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds. It also featured singing star Peggy Taylor, the vocal stylings of The Jud Conlon Rythmnaires, and the musical direction of Billy May. Despite its short run, the show developed running gags and stock jokes that are still remembered today, including Freberg's ambivalence toward Madison Avenue and the overwhelmingly popular interviews with a sneaker-wearing Abominable Snowman. Much of the show took deadly satiric aim at the advertising business, making it difficult for CBS to find a sponsor. By week 13 it was apparent that a sponsor would not be signing on, so CBS cancelled the show after just 15 episodes.

The Stan Freberg Show was the last American network radio show to devote itself purely to comedy. This collection features all 15 episodes of The Stan Freberg Show plus a bonus episode of The CBS Radio Workshop from 1956 starring Stan Freberg and his stock company, including Alan Reed (the voice of Fred Flintstone). On this 30-minute show, Stan explains the art of satire to a skeptical censor and illustrates the explanation with his own recordings. The collection is a must for Freberg lovers!

This complete collection includes:

  1. 07/14/57 - "Incident at Los Varocis" (First show)
  2. 07/21/57 - "Interview with the Abominable Snowman"
  3. 07/28/57 - "Miss Universe Contest"
  4. 08/04/57 - "Lecture on Hi-Fi"
  5. 08/11/57 - "Orville Arrives from the Moon"
  6. 08/18/57 - "Program Censor"
  7. 08/25/57 - "The Lone Psychiatrist"
  8. 09/01/57 - "Uninterrupted Melody"
  9. 09/08/57 - "Spoof of The Honeymooners"
  10. 09/15/57 - "Another Hi-Fi Lecture"
  11. 09/22/57 - "Francis Butch Carmley, Football Hero"
  12. 09/29/57 - "How to Repair a Leaky Faucet"
  13. 10/06/57 - "All About Werewolves"
  14. 10/13/57 - "Sponsored by Freberg"
  15. 10/20/57 - "Final Show"
  16. 08/31/56 - Bonus: CBS Radio Workshop - "An Analysis of Satire"
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  • keith
  • 06-29-19

Stan at his best

I love his parodies of songs of the day and the characters he plays this show takes his work further great artist