History Radio / TheStanFrebergShow

1st Jul '17 11:25:14 AM Ezclee4050
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* TransatlanticEquivalent: Arguably for ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', not so much in format or style, but they both were contemporaneous examples of {{Postmodernism}} in radio comedy.
1st Jul '17 11:19:14 AM Ezclee4050
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: The show would usually pause about midway through for a song (standard practice for network radio comedy). Peggy Taylor, the show's singer, also made occasional appearances in comedy sketches.
1st Jul '17 11:10:40 AM Ezclee4050
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* SeriousBusiness: ''Face the Funnies'', a parody of ''Series/MeetThePress'', featured experts on ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'', ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' and ''{{Franchise/Tarzan}}'' who treated their subjects with the utmost seriousness and invariably got into heated arguments over them.
30th Jun '17 9:40:41 PM Ezclee4050
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* MorePopularSpinoff: "Wun'erful, Wun'erful", an adaptation of the Lawrence Welk sketch first done here, became a hit for Freberg when he released it as a single.
30th Jun '17 9:39:35 PM Ezclee4050
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* MorePopularSpinoff: "Wun'erful, Wun'erful", an adaptation of the Lawrence Welk sketch first done here, became a hit for Freberg when he released it as a single.
9th May '17 9:49:46 AM JamesAustin
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* "Bang Gunleigh, U.S. Marshal Field": A parody of radio westerns like Series/{{Gunsmoke}} & Tales Of The Texas Rangers.
* "The Lone Analyst": A satirical parody of ''TheLoneRanger'' and the power of psychoanalysis.

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* "Bang Gunleigh, U.S. Marshal Field": A parody of radio westerns like Series/{{Gunsmoke}} & Tales Of The ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' and ''Tales of the Texas Rangers.
Rangers''.
* "The Lone Analyst": A satirical parody of ''TheLoneRanger'' ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'' and the power of psychoanalysis.
16th Apr '17 5:35:48 PM nombretomado
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StanFreberg's short-lived (15 episodes) SketchComedy radio series from 1957, featuring the voices of Creator/DawsButler, Creator/JuneForay and Peter Leeds. Greatly influenced ''Creator/TheFiresignTheatre'' in their audio recordings.

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StanFreberg's Creator/StanFreberg's short-lived (15 episodes) SketchComedy radio series from 1957, featuring the voices of Creator/DawsButler, Creator/JuneForay and Peter Leeds. Greatly influenced ''Creator/TheFiresignTheatre'' in their audio recordings.
16th Apr '17 5:29:47 PM Aleal
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Sketches written for the show by Freberg and producer Peter Barnum included:

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Sketches written for the show by Freberg and producer Peter Barnum (and often regular Daws Butler as well) included:



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Would be Stan speaking with Miss Jupiter if she didn't?

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Would be Stan be speaking with Miss Jupiter if she didn't?



* ClipShow: The fifteenth--and final--episode of ''The Stan Freberg Show'' is essentially comprised of skits and characters from the previous fourteen.

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* ClipShow: The fifteenth--and final--episode of ''The Stan Freberg Show'' is essentially comprised of skits and characters from the previous fourteen. However, this being live radio, they redo the bits (and Freberg apologizes for running out of time to reprise the Tuned Sheep skit).



** Dr. Hubert Horne on building a do-it-yourself hi-fi speaker system.

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** Dr. Hubert Herman Horne on building a do-it-yourself hi-fi speaker system.



** In several "Great Moments in History" segments, some historical figure like Barbara Frichie or Paul Revere would say "First give me the money, ''then'' I'll _____ (get on the horse, stand on the burning deck, etc.)"

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** In several "Great Moments in History" segments, some historical figure like Barbara Frichie Frietchie or Paul Revere would say "First give me the money, ''then'' I'll _____ (get on the horse, stand on the burning deck, etc.)"



* TranslationYes: Mousier Touler (and his Tuned Sheep) has a couple of "French" phrases, just a few syllables long, that are translated in English as long run-on sentences.

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* TranslationYes: Mousier Touler Monsieur Toulier (and his Tuned Sheep) has a couple of "French" phrases, just a few syllables long, that are translated in English as long run-on sentences.
4th Feb '17 11:06:52 PM jayharrison
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* AccidentalDiscovery: Puffed Grass is the result of lawn clippings falling into and getting shot out of a puffed oat gun.

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* AccidentalDiscovery: Puffed Grass is Grass, the result of having lawn clippings falling into and getting shot out of a puffed oat gun.



* BadBadActing: The "real-life" spokesperson for the Puffed Grass ParodyCommercial, a monotone, robotic-sounding test pilot named Jet Crash:

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* BadBadActing: The "real-life" spokesperson for the Puffed Grass ParodyCommercial, a monotone, robotic-sounding test pilot named [[PunnyName Jet Crash:Crash]]:



** Dr. Hubert Horn's building a do-it-yourself hi-fi speaker system.

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** Dr. Hubert Horn's Horne on building a do-it-yourself hi-fi speaker system.



And he, who, them, those that plants them are soon [{RhymesOnADime forgotting]]...

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And he, who, them, those that plants them are soon [{RhymesOnADime [[RhymesOnADime forgotting]]...



---> '''Stan:''' You and me... ''[[RunningGag [buzzer]]]''\\
You and I sweat ''[[OverlyLongGag [buzzer]]]'' perspire and strain...\\

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---> '''Stan:''' You and me... ''[[RunningGag [buzzer]]]''\\
(buzzer)]]''\\
You and I sweat ''[[OverlyLongGag [buzzer]]]'' (buzzer)]]'' perspire and strain...\\


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* PunnyName: Jet Crash, Bang Gunleigh, among others.
* RhymesOnADime: How Stan rewords "Old Man River" in order to appease the radio network censor.
4th Feb '17 10:56:52 PM jayharrison
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* AccidentalDiscovery: Puffed Grass is the result of lawn clippings falling into and getting shot out of a puffed oat gun.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Would be Stan speaking with Miss Jupiter if she didn't?



* ClipShow: The fifteenth--and final--episode of ''The Stan Freberg Show'' is essentially comprised of skits and characters from the previous fourteen.



* DoomItYourself: The build-it-yourself piano.
* NoReprisePlease: In the Lawrence Welk sketch, the song "Thank You For All Those Cards and Letters..."

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* DoomItYourself: DoomItYourself:
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The build-it-yourself piano.
** Dr. Hubert Horn's building a do-it-yourself hi-fi speaker system.
--> '''Stan:''' It [...] concludes Dr. Horne, who'll say nothing of Strudelmeyer.
* FullNameBasis: When out of character, Stan frequently addresses Daws as "Daws Butler, as they say on radio".
* {{Irony}}: "Bang Gunleigh" is advertised as an action-packed western. [[spoiler:This episode features nothing more than Bang and a fellow cowboy investigating a damaged fence.]]
* NoReprisePlease: In the Lawrence Welk Music/LawrenceWelk sketch, the song "Thank You For All Those Cards and Letters..."



* ParodyCommercial: "Puffed Grass" ("Bang Gunleigh, U.S. Marshal Field"); "Food" ("Gray Flannel Hat Full of Teenage Werewolves"); "Stan Freberg" (the second-to-last episode).

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* ParodyCommercial: "Puffed Grass" ("Bang Gunleigh, U.S. Marshal Field"); "Food" [[BrandNameTakeover "Food"]] ("Gray Flannel Hat Full of Teenage Werewolves"); [[ShamelessSelfPromoter "Stan Freberg" Freberg"]] (the second-to-last episode).



** This gets taken to a rather ludicrous extreme when Stan starts singing a rendition of "Old Man River" in front of a censor. However, seeing that "old" is a potentially offensive adjective, the title is changed to "Elderly Man River". How far Stan go to adapt to the censor's standards?

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** This gets taken to a rather ludicrous extreme when Stan starts singing a rendition of "Old Man River" in front of a censor. However, seeing that "old" is a potentially offensive adjective, the title is immediately changed to "Elderly Man River". How far Stan go to adapt to the censor's standards?



And he, who, those that plants them are soon forgotting...

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And he, who, them, those that plants them are soon forgotting...[{RhymesOnADime forgotting]]...



You and I sweat ''[[OverlyLongGag [buzzer]]]'' perspire and strain...

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You and I sweat ''[[OverlyLongGag [buzzer]]]'' perspire and strain...\\
Bodies all aching and racked with pain...



** The buzzer from "Elderly Man River".



* SoapWithinAShow: The "John & Marsha" routine; also SayMyName and an inversion of PokemonSpeak.

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* SoapWithinAShow: The "John & Marsha" routine; also routine, which invokes SayMyName and an inversion of PokemonSpeak.
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