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

Happy 100th Birthday, Jell-O

Stan Freberg here. One of my favorite desserts is 100 years old. I'll give you a hint: it's usually red, and wiggles a lot. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. Yes, the dessert most kids like best, Jell-O, is 100 this year. They had a party in Leroy, New York, where it was created back in 1897, and introduced a new flavor: "Sparkling White Grape, the 'Champagne of Jell-O'."

One million boxes are sold every day. Why do kids love Jell-O? Because it tastes good, and it wiggles.

Later, a Jell-O museum will be built in Leroy. Does that mean it'll wiggle and be made from a giant museum mold?

Speaking of Jell-O, sometime I gotta tell you about my experience with Jell-O in Australia.

Trivia fact: an electroencephalogram shows that a human brain and a bowl of quivering Jell-O have the same waves. Hmm.

Now that I know that, I'll pass on the White Grape-colored champagne Jell-O.

Stan Freberg here.

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