Wednesday, April 08, 2015
And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor, Written By Stan Freberg!
"His splendid 1957 13-week CBS radio show was distilled into a double LP set which was my first inspiration to not only do comedy/voices/satire for a living, but also to be an historian of this great stuff." Keith Scott, voice over artist and author of The Moose That Roared: The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose.
"He was gifted with an amazing imagination and the performing gifts necessary to transfer that imagination into something that others could see and hear." Mark Evanier
"His humor has worn well and his voice work speaks for itself—pun intended." Leonard Maltin
"Stan Freberg's satire still speaks volumes today." Don M. Yowp
The late, great Stan Freberg wrote the funniest TV ads in the history of Western Civilization, with the possible exception of those Piels Beer commercials starring Bob & Ray. Well, small wonder - they were written by a guy who turned down a drama scholarship to work with Mel Blanc as a voice-over artist on Warner Brothers cartoons!
Stan Freberg was also responsible for the only TV commercial featuring science fiction/fantasy writer (and chum of Looney Tunes director Chuck Jones) author Ray Bradbury.
Stan Freberg started his long career of writing hilarious commercials for radio. Historian and writer Don M. Yowp wrote at some length about Stan Freberg's career as cartoon voice artist and radio/television advertising wunderkind, in an August 7, 2013 post.
Here are a few more hilarious commercials by Stan Freberg - enjoy!