RIP Stan Freberg in Comedy Nirvana

imagesStan Freberg was a brilliant performer, writer and satirist. Freberg puppeteer and voice artist on the daily live puppet show, “Time for Beany” perfectly captured the range of character in Cecil the Sea Sick Sea Serpent that made Cecil a great comic hero. When Freberg inhabited Cecil’s character, Cecil might be slow to get his dander up but watch out when he did! Freberg also brought out a fun side of the character and the way he could sing popular tunes of the day including what became Cecil’s theme song, “Raggmopp.” Stan Freberg and Daws Butler (the voice of Beany) contributed greatly to “Time For Beany” winning three Emmy Awards for best children’s program in the early 1950′s. There was nobody like them. RIP Stan Freberg.