Sep 2, 2014
Stan Freberg's first radio show wasn't the infamous Jack Benny
summer replacement show of 1957 - it was the 1954 satirical sitcom,
Freberg played Richard E. Wilk of the Consolidated Paper Works Company.
The list of actors in the show was spectacular: Frank Nelson, Alan Reed, Daws Butler, Hal March, Peter Leeds.
In later life, Freberg was an advertising genius. He won 21 Cleos (the advertising world's equivalent of the Oscar).
As a special bonus for you, I've added his most famous one-minute radio spot at the end of this show. It's the one where, with the help of the Royal Canadian Air Force, he turns Lake Michigan into a huge chocolate sundae.