Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

A Strange Oil Story

Stan Freberg here. In L.A., where I live, we get used to seeing the occasional oil well pumping away, making somebody rich. A strange oil story, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. Beverly Hills High is probably the only high school that never needs money for books--it has its own oil well on campus!

I had an office at 20th Century Fox a few blocks away, and one day I was sitting in a vice-president's office in a bungalow, when I heard a strange gurgling noise. I said, "Hah, we'd better go to lunch. I can hear your stomach growling." She said, "Oh, that's not me, it's just the oil."


She pointed up to a huge pipe that ran in one wall, and out the other. Apparently, oil was discovered at Fox many years ago, and it's piped uphill. They just built the bungalows around the oil pipeline, which gurgles money day and night.

This means if Fox only has a blockbuster movie now and then, they couldn't care less. They have OIL!

Stan Freberg here.

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