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

Happy Trails, Roy Rogers!

Stan Freberg here. Leonard Slye made over 50 movies, and was greatly beloved when we lost him recently. Who's Leonard Slye? Well, you probably knew him as Roy Rogers.[:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. As a kid, I hunkered down every Saturday at the Rialto Theater in Pasadena to watch the latest Roy Rogers movie.

His career started when a stubborn Gene Autry wouldn't show up for a movie at Republic, so they cast a singer named Leonard Slye in the role, after changing his name to Roy Rogers.

He should be remembered not just as "The King of the Cowboys," but for being a dedicated family man. He and his longtime wife and co-star, Dale Evans, established a museum in Apple Valley, where "Trigger" is mounted, over the protesting of Dale.

She once said, "All right. But when you go, I'm gonna have YOU stuffed and put on top of Trigger!" Roy said, "Fine. Just make sure I'm smiling."

We'll miss you, Roy.

Stan Freberg here.

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