Satirist Stan Freberg, credited with injecting humour into the advertising world, has died aged 88.

Freberg died of natural causes at a Santa Monica hospital.

He described himself as a guerilla satirist and The New York Times dubbed him the Che Guevara of advertising.

Freberg started his career doing voice work for Warner Brothers and Disney but is perhaps best remembered for his long series of satirical recording, starting with his 1951 soap opera send up, John and Marsh.

His biggest hit came in 1954 with St. George and the Dragonet, a parody of the then popular Dragnet, which he recorded with Daws Butler and June Foray.

Freberg is survived by his wife Hunter, two children and a granddaughter.

One of Ron E’s favorites from Stan is this hilarious track from 1954 “Sh-Boom” 


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