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* {{Satire}}: The series was full of these. Sketches satirized popular new songs of the late 1950s, Rock & Roll (particularly the payola scandal), [=McCarthyism=], the Cold War and UsefulNotes/LasVegas (its casinos specifically).

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* {{Satire}}: The series was full of these. Sketches satirized popular new songs of the late 1950s, Rock & Roll (particularly the payola scandal), [=McCarthyism=], the Cold War and UsefulNotes/LasVegas (its casinos (night clubs specifically).
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* MeaningfulName: "Los Voraces" is "The greedy" in Spanish, a TakeThat against Las Vegas and greed generally.


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** "Incident at Los Voraces" has two rival night clubs, the El Sodom and the Rancho Gomorrah. Just as with their namesakes in ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', both end up getting destroyed as a result of their sins.


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* {{Satire}}: The series was full of these. Sketches satirized popular new songs of the late 1950s, Rock & Roll (particularly the payola scandal), [=McCarthyism=], the Cold War and UsefulNotes/LasVegas (its casinos specifically).


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* TakeThat:
** "Point of Order" slammed [=McCarthyism=] (which got Freberg into some trouble with nervous producers).
** "Elderly Man River" mocks PoliticalOvercorrectness (decades prior to it ever becoming a major US issue), with a censor evicerating "Old Man River" through corrections to avoid any possible offense.
** "Incident at Los Voraces" attacked the Cold War and specifically the nuclear arms race along with Las Vegas. An EscalatingWar between rival night clubs booking rival attractions, to the point that one at last detonates an atomic bomb right onstage, destroying the city. Producers forced Freberg to change this into an earthquake for the original broadcast, afraid of the reaction.

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* "Gray Flannel Hat Full of Teenage Werewolves": A werewolf lives by day as an advertising man on Madison Avenue.

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* "Gray Flannel Hat Full Hatful of Teenage Werewolves": A werewolf lives by day as an advertising man on Madison Avenue.


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* {{Parody}}: Quite a few extended parodies of pop culture of TheFifties.
** "Face the Funnies" is a takeoff on ''Series/MeetThePress'' and ''Series/FaceTheNation''.
** "Uninterrupted Melody" is a spoof of ''Film/FromHereToEternity'', only it's about the ice cream truck business rather than the military.
** "Gray Flannel Hatful of Teenage Werewolves" mashes up several films--''The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit'' (a character works his way up the corporate ladder), ''A Hatful of Rain'' (a character harbors a shameful secret life, in the original film it was as a heroin addict) and ''Film/IWasATeenageWerewolf'' (the werewolf angle)--plus Freberg indulging in some BitingTheHandHumor based on his early experiences in the advertising world.
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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad:

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* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Freberg did an entire episode near the end (when the show itself failed to attract a sponsor) about advertising himself.

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* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Freberg did an entire episode near the end (when the show itself failed to attract a sponsor) about advertising himself.himself, complete with jingles.
-->Stan Freberg, the foaming comedian\\
Floats the jokes right down the drain!

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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 will 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.censor, Mr. Tweedly. However, seeing that "old" is a potentially offensive adjective, the title is immediately changed to "Elderly Man River". Furthermore, the poor spelling in the song must be adjusted, for the sake of the tiny tots. How far will Stan go to adapt to the censor's standards?



*** He gives up with the "jail" bit, knowing there's no way that gets past the censor.

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*** He gives up with The song builds steam and momentum but then stops immediately before the "jail" bit, knowing there's no way that gets past word "drunk":
--->'''Stan:''' Take your finger off
the censor.button, Mr. Tweedly.

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