I thought we might quickly look at a couple of Freberg's greatest television satires (of which there are many). The first is his famous "St. George and the Dragonet" spoof of Dragnet. I can't remember if I've written about that here, although I have a paragraph about it in my new book. It is, at any rate, hilarious (as well as the true source of the "Just the facts, ma'am" quote that many people mistakenly think was actually on Dragnet).
The second is, I think, less well-known - I just heard it for the first time this last weekend - but no less funny. It's Freberg's take on Lawrence Welk, called "Wun'erful, Wun'erful!" It's satire with a real edge; the great arranger Billy May, who worked with Freberg regularly and despised Welk's sound, does a great job of mimicking it, working with an orchestra of big band veterans and jazzmen who also despised Welk.
It's said that Lawrence disliked this spoof intensely and I can see why, which is why I loved it. I suspect you may feel the same way.