Because in case you did not know,
We're being brought to you on—
Brought to you on—
Brought to you on R-A-D-I-O!"
- "Incident at Los Voraces": A tale of a city 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 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 Gunsmoke & Tales Of The Texas Rangers.
- "The Lone Analyst": A satirical parody of The Lone Ranger and the power of psychoanalysis.
- "Sam Spillade": Film Noir with no plot, just a private eye getting knocked unconscious every two minutes.
This show provides examples of:
- Amusing Alien: Miss Jupiter. She's only two feet tall.
- Bad Bad Acting: The "real-life" spokesperson for the Puffed Grass Parody Commercial, a monotone, robotic-sounding test pilot named Jet Crash:"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."
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: The abominable snowman interviews.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Miss Jupiter has "shapely wheels".
- Crushing Handshake: 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?
- Doom It Yourself: The build-it-yourself piano.
- History Marches On: History is 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.
- No Reprise Please: In the Lawrence Welk sketch, the song "Thank You For All Those Cards and Letters..."
- Parody Commercial: "Puffed Grass" ("Bang Gunleigh, U.S. Marshal Field"); "Food" ("Gray Flannel Hat Full of Teenage Werewolves"); "Stan Freberg" (the second-to-last episode).
- Running Gag: 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.)"
- Also the nonsensical soundscapes that began a number of episodes.
- "No, senorita, Swiss- this way we don't offend nobody."
- Say My Name: A Soap Within a Show parody."John...""Marsha..."
- Shameless Self-Promoter: Freberg did an entire episode near the end (when the show itself failed to attract a sponsor) about advertising himself.
- Sketch Comedy
- Soap Within a Show: The John/Marsha routine; also Say My Name.
- Translation: Yes: 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.