->''"You may not find us on your TV,\\
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!"''

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.

Sketches written for the show by Freberg and producer Peter Barnum (and often regular Daws Butler as well) included:
* "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 ''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}}'' and ''Tales of the Texas Rangers''.
* "The Lone Analyst": A satirical parody of ''Radio/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.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* AccidentalDiscovery: Puffed Grass, the result of having lawn clippings falling into and getting shot out of a puffed oat gun.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Would Stan be speaking with Miss Jupiter if she didn't?
* AmusingAlien: Miss Jupiter. She's only two feet tall.
* BadBadActing: The "real-life" spokesperson for the Puffed Grass ParodyCommercial, a monotone, robotic-sounding test pilot named [[PunnyName 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.... ''[[{{Beat}} (long pause)]]'' ....full of Puffed Grass."
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The abominable snowman interviews.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Miss Jupiter has "shapely wheels".
* 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).
* 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?
* 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.
* DoomItYourself:
** The build-it-yourself piano.
** Dr. Herman Horne on 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 Music/LawrenceWelk sketch, the song "Thank You For All Those Cards and Letters..."
* OncePerEpisode: The opening song:
--> This is the ''n''th show of a series,\\
of a brand new radio series...
* ParodyCommercial: "Puffed Grass" ("Bang Gunleigh, U.S. Marshal Field"); [[BrandNameTakeover "Food"]] ("Gray Flannel Hat Full of Teenage Werewolves"); [[ShamelessSelfPromoter "Stan Freberg"]] (the second-to-last episode).
* 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 immediately 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, them, those that plants them are soon [[RhymesOnADime forgotting]]...
*** Later on, even Stan's ''grammar'' is criticized.
---> '''Stan:''' You and me... ''[[RunningGag (buzzer)]]''\\
You and I sweat ''[[OverlyLongGag (buzzer)]]'' perspire and strain...\\
Bodies all aching and racked with pain...
* PunnyName: Jet Crash, Bang Gunleigh, among others.
* RhymesOnADime: How Stan rewords "Old Man River" in order to appease the radio network censor.
* RunningGag:
** In several "Great Moments in History" segments, some historical figure like Barbara Frietchie 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, señorita. Swiss. This way we don't offend nobody."
** The buzzer from "Elderly Man River".
* SayMyName: A SoapWithinAShow parody.
-->"John..."
-->"Marsha..."
* 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.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Freberg did an entire episode near the end (when the show itself failed to attract a sponsor) about advertising himself.
* SketchComedy
* SoapWithinAShow: The "John & Marsha" routine, which invokes SayMyName and an inversion of PokemonSpeak.
* 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.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: Arguably for ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', not so much in format or style, but they both were contemporaneous examples of {{Postmodernism}} in radio comedy.
* TranslationYes: 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.
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