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

Happy St. Patrick's Day To Green Mold! (1998 Version)

Stan Freberg here. Today is St. Patrick's Day, a day signified by the wearing of the green, althought you might not want to wear the kind of green I'm gonna mention. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. Yes, I know: green suspenders, dresses...but does anybody ever mention the green mold that led to the discovery of penicillin?

In 1928, British bacteriologist Alexander Fleming found some yucky stuff turning green in his lab refrigerator. Probably some old lasagna. Somehow, it had gotten next to a dish of bacteria, which promptly bit the dust, or rather, bit the petri dish.

When the bacteria died, Fleming said, "Eureka!" and named the green mold penicillin. He received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the green life-saving drug, which is why every St. Patrick's Day, we salute Dr. Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin.

Stan Freberg here.

Copyright (C)1998, Stan Freberg/Freberg, Ltd. (but not very) Distributed by Dick Brescia Associates and Radio Spirits, Inc.