History Radio / TheStanFrebergShow

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...\\


Added DiffLines:

* 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.
4th Feb '17 10:37:18 PM jayharrison
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StanFreberg's short-lived (15 episodes) SketchComedy radio series from 1957, featuring the voices of Creator/DawsButler, JuneForay and Peter Leeds. Greatly influenced Creator/TheFiresignTheatre in their audio recordings.

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StanFreberg's short-lived (15 episodes) SketchComedy radio series from 1957, featuring the voices of Creator/DawsButler, JuneForay Creator/JuneForay and Peter Leeds. Greatly influenced Creator/TheFiresignTheatre ''Creator/TheFiresignTheatre'' in their audio recordings.



--> "Believe you me, I couldn't break through the sound barrier every morning if I didn't start off my day with a stomach.... ''(long pause)'' ....full of Puffed Grass."

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--> "Believe you me, I couldn't break through the sound barrier every morning if I didn't start off my day with a stomach.... ''(long pause)'' ....''[[{{Beat}} (long pause)]]'' ....full of Puffed Grass."



* DatedHistory: History is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] humorously in the "Great Moments in History" sketches with "the real stories" behind those moments, including Washington crossing the Delaware & the ride of Paul Revere.

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* DatedHistory: History is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] humorously in the "Great Moments in History" sketches with "the real stories" behind those moments, including Washington crossing the Delaware & and the midnight ride of Paul Revere.



* OncePerEpisode: The opening song:
--> This is the ''n''th show of a series,\\
of a brand new radio series...



* RunningGag: 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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* RunningGag: PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad:
** Anyone who isn't of American lineage is labelled as Swiss. That way, nobody gets offended.
** 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?
*** Stan changes words on the fly:
---> '''Stan:''' He doesn't plant taters... potatoes.\\
He doesn't plant cotton... cotting.\\
And he, who, those that plants them are soon forgotting...
*** Later on, even Stan's ''grammar'' is criticized.
---> '''Stan:''' You and me... ''[[RunningGag [buzzer]]]''\\
You and I sweat ''[[OverlyLongGag [buzzer]]]'' perspire and strain...
* RunningGag:
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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.)"



** "No, senorita, Swiss- this way we don't offend nobody."

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** "No, senorita, Swiss- this señorita. Swiss. This way we don't offend nobody."



* SoapWithinAShow: The John/Marsha routine; also SayMyName.

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* SoapWithinAShow: The John/Marsha "John & Marsha" routine; also SayMyName.SayMyName and an inversion of PokemonSpeak.
4th Sep '15 6:10:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* DatedHistory: History is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] humorously in the "Great Moments in History" sketches with "the real stories" behind those moments, including Washington crossing the Delaware & the ride of Paul Revere.



* HistoryMarchesOn: History is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] humorously in the "Great Moments in History" sketches with "the real stories" behind those moments, including Washington crossing the Delaware & the ride of Paul Revere.
13th Dec '13 8:46:09 PM Fireblood
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* "Incident at Los Voraces": A tale of a town destroyed by escalating competition between two casinos.

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* "Incident at Los Voraces": A tale of a town city destroyed by escalating competition between two casinos.



--> "Believe you me, I couldn't break through the sound barrier every morning if I didn't start off my day with a stomach.... ''(long pause)'' ....full of Puffed Grass"

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--> "Believe you me, I couldn't break through the sound barrier every morning if I didn't start off my day with a stomach.... ''(long pause)'' ....full of Puffed Grass"Grass."



** Also the non-sensical soundscapes that began a number of episodes.

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** Also the non-sensical nonsensical soundscapes that began a number of episodes.



* SayMyName: A SoapWithinAShow parody

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* SayMyName: A SoapWithinAShow parodyparody.



* SoapWithinAShow: John/Marsha routine; also SayMyName.

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* SoapWithinAShow: The John/Marsha routine; also SayMyName.
29th Aug '13 1:21:50 PM morenohijazo
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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The abominable snowman interviews
* BizarreAlienBiology: Miss Jupiter has "shapely wheels"
* DoomItYourself: The build-it-yourself piano

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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The abominable snowman interviews
interviews.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Miss Jupiter has "shapely wheels"
wheels".
* CrushingHandshake: In the interview between Stan Freberg and the Abominable Snowman, the latter gives the former a very painful-sounding handshake:
-->'''Stan''': Would you mind squeezing my hand the other way to get it back in shape?
* DoomItYourself: The build-it-yourself pianopiano.
25th Dec '12 8:39:59 PM Xtifr
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StanFreberg's short-lived (15 episodes) SketchComedy radio series from 1957, featuring the voices of Creator/DawsButler, JuneForay and Peter Leeds. Greatly influenced the Radio/FiresignTheatre in their audio recordings.

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StanFreberg's short-lived (15 episodes) SketchComedy radio series from 1957, featuring the voices of Creator/DawsButler, JuneForay and Peter Leeds. Greatly influenced the Radio/FiresignTheatre Creator/TheFiresignTheatre in their audio recordings.
22nd Dec '12 9:38:43 PM Prfnoff
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Sketches written for the show by Freberg and producer Peter Barnum included:
* "Incident at Los Voraces": A tale of a town destroyed by escalating competition between two casinos.
* "The Zazaloph Family": The greatest stunt troupe radio audiences can never see.
* "Uninterrupted Melody": A good and humorous look at the lives of the men who compose ice cream truck jingles. Based on a piece Freberg wrote for ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''.
* "Gray Flannel Hat Full of Teenage Werewolves": A werewolf lives by day as an advertising man on Madison Avenue.
* "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.
* "Sam Spillade": FilmNoir with no plot, just a private eye getting knocked unconscious every two minutes.

The show also recreated many parodies from Freberg's classic comedy records ("St. George and the Dragonet," "Wun'erful, Wun'erful," "The Honeyearthers," "Day-O," "Sh-Boom"), and included musical interludes with Peggy Taylor, the Jud Conlon Rhythmaires, and Billy May and His Orchestra.



* AffectionateParody: So many of these, including the Lawrence Welk sketch ("Turn off-a the bubble machine...!"); "St. George and the Dragonet" parody of {{Dragnet}}; a film noir parody, which has a femme fatale and no plot, just a private eye getting knocked unconscious every two minutes; "Bang Gunley: US Marshal Field", 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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