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

The Pike: "L-17" On Your Map

Stan Freberg here with a few thoughts on language. I hear people say, "Well, you never know what's coming down the pike!" Or, "Later on, we'll see what's coming down the pike!" Where is this pike? Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. "Well, we'll have to wait and see what revised interest rate's coming down the pike." Or, "We'll have to wait and see what new sitcoms are coming down the pike!" Or, "Hey, you never know what new whacko protest movement is gonna be coming down the pike!"

What I wanna know is, how can a revised interest rate, some new sitcoms, and a whacko protest movement all be coming down the pike? If so, is it the same pike? If it is, where IS it? Is it near Pike's Peak? Does it run all over America?

Why is it always a pike? Could they be talking about the fish called a pike? can something be coming down the side of a fish?

No, the "pike" they're referring to must be like a long boulevard, but where IS this pike something's always coming down? Does it run parallel to Madison Avenue, or Easy Street, or the road that theatrical companies are frequently on?

Where's THAT road, by the way? Is it near the pike that everything's coming down? And is that indicated on my auto club map, like "The Pike: L-17"?

Well, that's one of those "unanswered questions," I guess. Or IS there an answer?

If there is, I guess it'll be coming down the "Information Superpike."

Stan Freberg here.

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