38-11-28 Mr. Erickson, Sneaky Collector

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
The Gook's landlord, Mr. Erickson, is annoying the Gooks by storing loads and loads of junk in the cellar, outside and everywhere he can.

SEE SOME DIALOGUE AND THE SYNOPSIS
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While the Gooks are kind of annoyed, they don't seem to be really annoyed, as they will later when we suspect Erickson was up to no good with delaying house fix-ups.  Erickson owns several properties in the neighborhood and he probably bothers those renters as well.

Trivia:

* Mr. Erickson seems to like to hold onto junk.  He puts a variety of items in his hatband, including pins, matches, paperclips and "things he's found in the street".  He also has a collection of shabby suit coats and overalls that are 'stored' at the Gook home.  Sade believes his wife told him to get rid of them and believes he hides them out over at their house.

Erickson item?
* When Sade "talks" like Mr. Erickson in the script, she uses the semi-archaic term, "by Jingo[e]", which is listed in Wikipedia.

* Mr. Erickson not only left a wagon wheel, he left a hitching post as well.  Sade describes it as being made of iron and a "darky boy holdin' out his hand".

* East Grove [Street] was mentioned for the first and only time.  The street is known for it's large houses.

* Rush relays a story told to him by Nicer Scott about freaks from the circus eating in a restaurant.  The story isn't that funny until you begin to imagine Bill Idelson's voice in 1938 telling America this ridiculous tale.

* Sade says, "speaking of little green angels..." (as one would say, "speak of the devil...").  I did a bit of research and could not find the definition in Google Books, Wikipedia, etc.

32-11-28 Whoosh!

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Vic and Sade get to spend some time with Rush's dog, Mr. Johnson, and Sade finds she doesn't hate him after all, thanks mostly to his ''whoosh!''.

SEE THE SCRIPT (Part 1) (Part 2)
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Mr. Johnson is a very intelligent, but peculiar canine, for sure.  While the dog is spoken about a couple of more times, he pretty much hides away (I guess?) the rest of the series.  Seems that the dog's incredible, ''whoosh'' instead of a bark, would have entertained the heck out of radio audiences, especially kids... but then again, Paul Rhymer knew best, I'm sure.

32-11-26 Mr. Johnson, the Peoria Peke

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Sade makes it known to Vic that she doesn't like Rush spending so much time in the basement playing with his dog, Mr. Johnson.  She also makes it known she doesn't like the dog.

Though his adopted parents tease him about the dogs' lack of intelligence, it doesn't stop Rush from bragging that his new dog is a 'Peoria Peke' breed.
Mr. Johnson?

SEE THE SCRIPT (Part 1) (Part 2)
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A 1932 episode that still doesn't quite have the characters flushed out to the extent we know them today.  Sade seems to be headed that way, but Vic is very un-Vic-like in this script.

The dog will show up now and again in the material we have, but he's more or less just an anomaly.

Trivia:

+ Rush was trying make glue out of pants' buttons, down in the basement.

+ Sade mentions to Vic about buying a pot roast.  It's 1932 and the height of depression.  The roast will cost 75 cents.

xx-xx-xx Rush Wants a Serpent (partial)

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY AND BILL IDELSON
Rush wants a serpent, and has a talk with Gov about it.

SEE SOME DIALOGUE (only one page of the script exists)
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While only one page of a script, it's amusing.  I can just hear Rush being as excited as a horse, while Vic is pragmatic.