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

Pennies From Freberg

Stan Freberg here. Pennies, it seems to me, are a big nuisance. Yeah, I save 'em in various cups around the house, and I know one hundred pennies make a dollar, and so forth. But who's got time to roll 'em up into those paper sleeves? More penny stuff, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. I know a country singer and actor named Hank Penny, and his daughter Sydney Penny, also an actor, who was in the TV movie of "The Thorn Birds." And there's the fine actor Joe Penney. But the kind of pennies I never know what to do with, except for 2 cents tax on something, is what I'm talking about here.

I know I'll never get around to rolling the hundreds of pennies around the house into those little paper tubes and lugging them to the bank, but I just read of a man who not only got around to it, he saved a million pennies! Yes, John Cragembo of Michigan neatly rolled a million of them from his penny collection.

And how much is a million pennies worth? I happen to know the answer to that: $10,000. Wait a minute, let me recheck this...just a hm hmm, hm, carry the 4...17...yeah, $10,000. He then traded his million pennies in for a new pickup truck.

Can you see the car dealer? "Whoa, you're gonna pay for the truck in what?" "Well, I said I was paying cash!" "I know, but..."

Can you imagine how long it took him to roll a million pennies up? His wife, Betty, had the best comment. She said, "At least I knew where he was at night."

Stan Freberg here.

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