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


Stan Freberg here. A house in Pennsylvania has been rather difficult to sell. The price was $169,000. Three bedrooms, two baths, a round toe and a sensible heel...oh, didn't I tell you? The house is shaped like a large shoe. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. Mrs. Ruth Miller of York, Pennsylvania, was siezed recently by the impulse to buy a shoe, so she did. "You mean a pair of shoes." No, I mean just one shoe. She offered $80,000 cash, and the shoe was hers.

It stands 25 feet high, and is 48 feet long, with three bedrooms, and two baths. That's right--it's a house built in the shape of a shoe! It has a living room in the toe, a kitchen in the sensible heel, and sits on a ridge outside York, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1948 as an advertising gimmick; now it's Mrs. Miller's shoe-house.

"I may turn it into an antique shop," she says. Naah. A shoe store would be a better idea. Or a toy store; you know, "There was an old lady who lived in a shoe..." Wait a minute, that won't do. "There was a chronologically-gifted female who lived in a shoe..." There you go. Actually, I'm not sure how old Mrs. Miller is, or if she has so many children she doesn't know what to do, but I wish her luck in her new shoe.

If she ever wants to sell it, I'm sure Imelda Marcos would buy it. If not, well...that's "shoe" business!

Stan Freberg here.

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