I LOVE humor and today we lost one of our greatest American humorists, Stan Freberg. Lost today are the genius of Twain, Dorothy Parker
, S. J. Perelman
, Steve Allen
, many others… and, now, Stan Freberg
.I was more than tongue tied when I got to meet Mr. Freberg a few years ago at a party during one of our annual The National Cartoonists Society
Reuben Weekends. Forever thank yous to my friend Chad Frye for bringing him to the party! “Him” being Chad and Mr. Freberg. I pushed out a pad hoping Mr. Freberg would sign and mumbled something that he wasn’t signing for the cost of the party. I thought of bowing, realizing I was surrounded by fellow cartoonists who would’ve just thought I had dropped a pen. Decided to just use up the years allocation of Thank Yous and clear the way for comedy royalty to meet the next subject.
Some of Freberg brilliance:
Little Blue Riding Hood – https://youtu.be/uWunj7Yw3PQ
(With June Foray)
St. George And The Dragonet p https://youtu.be/oUdFLyNCeI4
The Lone Psychiatrist – https://youtu.be/-B48yR4mD7I
Terribly Adult Cereal – https://youtu.be/PauDwNFPucU
and on and on…Was just talking to my old pal Gar Thaddeus Gernstein
about Mr. Freberg and promised top send along this photo. Sorry to do it under these circumstances.
By the way, that’s Rob Rogers standing in the background.