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

Foul-Mouthed Fowls (1997 Version)

Stan Freberg here. Ever wonder what happens to parrots and other talking birds who've been taught to talk dirty? I know... [:60 SPOT BREAK]

I confess I haven't spent too much time wondering where foul-mouthed parrots end up after their owners have had enough, but I just read about a special zoo in Perth, Australia, called the "George Zoo," and it's home to about 50 birds who all should get their beaks washed out with soap.

Curator Craig George says many people buy parrots and macaws and teach them to talk dirty. "They think it's funny at first," he says, "but eventually the birds become an embarrassment, using dirty words when the boss comes to dinner. Then they want to get rid of them, but no other zoo will take them. It isn't the birds' fault, so we take them in."

Hmm. The man is actually providing a kind of "halfway house" for wayward birds. Hey, he could also put the birds on cable TV, or the internet! Nobody'd bat an eye.

Stan Freberg here.

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