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

Toys Of My Childhood

Stan Freberg here. Every time I hear a kid demanding the newest Nintendo or latest video game, I sorta yearn for the toys of my childhood, like a red wagon called a "Radio Flyer." Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. Yes, I know this dates me when I say I loved my set of Lincoln Logs as a kid. My daughter Donna Jean and my son Donavan say, "Oh, did you get 'em directly from Abraham Lincoln?"

The Christmas I got an Erector set was a mixed joy. Thrilled that I could build something like a building, I soon managed to lose half of the nuts and bolts, so as a child architect, I turned into Frank Lloyd Wrong. Another Christmas I got a bright red wagon called a "Radio Flyer," never dreaming I would one day actually be on the radio.

My granddaughter Riley is into Barbie dolls. Now, two Barbies are sold every second somewhere in the world. Not bad for a girl who can't even stand on her own two feet.

And here's a Christmas cartoon for our time. Mike Thompson, Copely News Service, shows the three wise men on their camels headed for Bethlehem, following the star. The first man carries gold. The second one, myrhh. The second wise man says to the third, "And what scarce, rare, impossible-to-obtain priceless valuable substance did you bring?" And the third wise man says, "'Tickle Me Elmo'."

Merry Christmas, everybody, from Stan Freberg here.

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