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

Tasteful Talk Show Topics?

Stan Freberg here. How about these tasteful talk show promos: "Women Who Like Biker Space Aliens--Next 'Oprah'!" Should I have a talk show? Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. It used to be just Oprah, Geraldo, and Phil Donahue. Now everybody who can hold a hand mike has a talk show--Charles Perez and others. This causes old-timer talk show hosts like Sally Jesse Raphael, Gerlado and Oprah to have to work harder to tittilate viewers.

"Cross-dressing Cross-country Skiers--next 'Geraldo'!" or "Ex-Mud Wrestling Nuns--next 'Sally'!" By the way, why do they always use the talk show hosts' first name only? How about if I had my own talk show? Would they use my first name only? "Sword-swallowing Throat Doctors--next 'Stan'!" Hmm, no, that doesn't make it, let's see--"Tap Dancing International Terrorists--next 'Freberg'!" Yeah, that's a little better.

What I'm wondering is, will all these shows eventually run out of provactive themes, like "Confessed Ax Murderer Televangelists--next "Geraldo'," so by the time some TV syndicator asks me to do a talk show, all the really tittiliating themes will have been used up?

What'll be left for me? "Compulsive Behavioral Accountants," or "Priests Who Played The Harmonica During Confession--next 'Freberg'!"

Hmm, let's just forget the whole thing.

Stan Freberg here.

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