The Stan Freberg Show was a weekly radio comedy show that ran on the CBS Radio Network for only fifteen episodes in 1957–58. The show, starring comedian Stan Freberg and featuring the vocal talents of Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds and the musical direction of Billy May, ran in the 7 p.m. timeslot previously occupied by The Jack Benny Program. The show was produced by Pete Barnum with sound effects by Bill James and Gene Twombly.
Despite its short run, the show managed to develop some running gags and stock jokes, from Freberg's ambivalence toward Madison Avenue (faux advertisements for "Puffed Grass" and "Food", as well as the classic sketch "Gray Flannel Hatful of Teenage Werewolves") to the overwhelmingly popular interviews with a sneaker-wearing Abominable Snowman.
By the thirteenth episode, it was clear that The Stan Freberg Show was suffering from a lack of advertiser interest (perhaps helped by Freberg's werewolf comparisons). CBS canceled the series after fifteen episodes; according to Joe Bevilacqua, it was the last American network radio show to devote itself purely to comedy.
Includes 16 Episodes!
Some Of The Episodes On This CD-R:
FBG570714 - Incident at Varocis .mp3
FBG570714 - Musical Sheep .mp3
FBG570721 - Interview with the Abominable Snowman .mp3
FBG570728 - Miss Universe Contest .mp3
FBG570804 - Lecture on Hi-Fi .mp3
FBG570811 - Orville Arrives From the Moon .mp3
FBG570818 - Program Censor .mp3
FBG570825 - The Lone Psychiatrist .mp3
FBG570901 - Uninterupted Melody .mp3
FBG570908 - Spoof of .mp3
FBG570915 - Another Hi-Fi Lecture .mp3
FBG570922 - Title Unknown .mp3
FBG570929 - How to Repair a Leaky Faucet .mp3
FBG571006 - All About Werewolves .mp3
FBG571013 - Sponsored by Freberg .mp3
FBG571020 - Final Show .mp3