In the '60's, Stan Freberg recorded this spoof of the Lawrence Welk Show as it existed in the late 1950s, early 1960s. Welk, who was the purveyor of pure midwestern corn set to treacly music with an orchestra led by accordians and clarinets, was adored by our parents and grandparents back in the those days, and was ripe for satire.
Many Boomers as helpless children were forced to watch the show at gunpoint; Freberg's radio spoof, with its iconic "Wunnerful-a wunnerful" and "Turn off the bubble machine!" typified the show.
It is said that Lawrence Welk was the reason rock n roll was invented.
Freberg parodied pop music. radio and teevee for 70 years. According to Wikipedia, he's still at it.
This short clip puts a faces to the personalities spoofed on his record, and to pay tribute to both Stan Freberg and the personalities on the Lawrence Welk Show that he spoofed.