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RIP Stan Freberg

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mpcincal, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Stan Freberg, Acclaimed Satirist, Dies at 88 - Yahoo News

    Creator of many creative and amusing commercials starting in the '60s and put out a few comedy albums at the time also. Pretty funny and clever guy.

    My introduction to him was when my parents were going through their old record collection and found a Freberg album that they had. To this day, I still can't find this particular album, but the highlight to me was a Batman spoof where Ronald Reagan, then running for governor of California, played Robin and his fictional PR guy was Batman (or "Flackman").

    He made several TV appearances over the years (he had a role at some point in "Roseanne") and also created those Encyclopedia Brittanica commercials that starred his son Donavan.
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Aw, what a genius. Back in the era when ad writers had to be creative, not just stick some old song in an ad and call it good.
  3. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    St. George and the DragonNet is one of his classics.

  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Huge talent with an ego to match.
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