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

In Support of Suspenders (You Should Excuse The Pun)

Stan Freberg here. Now that suspenders are all the rage among women, I'd like to say a few things of support, excuse the pun, of suspenders for men. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. That old yuppie standby, suspenders, have crossed over into women's styles. But I've been wearing suspenders for a long time. My friend Larry King has probably done more to advance suspenders than anyone. But I rarely hear anyone praise suspenders.

You walk out on stage with a belt, first thing you know, there go your pants, slowly making the slide. Whoops! Gotta hike 'em up, first on one side, then the other...there we go. For 30 seconds! Forget it!

A long time ago, I learned the secure feeling you get with suspenders; walking on stage or at a cocktail party, the suspenders are there, and so are your pants! Remember the old joke about "Why does a fireman wear red suspenders? To hold up his pants!" You'd better believe it! And not just firemen.

Now women have discovered suspenders. They wear them on the outside of their t-shirt or blouse. The suspenders sort of hit right in the middle of their...uh...of course, they don't really need 'em to hold up their pants; women are built diffrerently than men...they have HIPS!...thank goodness.

Some men wear suspenders and a belt, not taking any chances, you know. I just go for suspenders. Let's hear it for suspenders!

I thank you, my pants thank you.

Stan Freberg here.

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