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.

xx-xx-xx Rush Talks Candidly about Mildred (partial)

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY AND BILL IDELSON
Rush talks so candidly and out-of-character about Mildred Tisdel that he
seems to almost shock Vic.

SEE SOME DIALOGUE
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Even though it appears as though just this one page of script exists for this episode, it's a doozy. Rush's descriptions of classmate and long time friend Mildred will 'wow' you.
Loves meat & potatoes
RUSH: [...] (to Mildred) "I seen you in the cafeteria the other noon going after potatoes and gravy like you thought you were never gonna get another square meal in your life." [...] She can put away meat and potatoes 'til who hung the cat. No, the fathead thinks everybody loves her. [...] She's just that conceited. Why, if Mildred was a boy instead of a girl, I'd paste her one upside the snoot.
Another interesting line is:
RUSH: [...] (about Mildred) Fragile as a horse, my undershirt. [...]
If I had to guess when this episode occurred, I'd venture the late 1930's.

40-12-XX High Pressure Christmas Card Seller - Mis' Harris

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Sade is labored with another Christmas Card sample book, this one from her close friend Mis' Harris, and for the year 1942 -- which is two years away!

1942!
Sade reasons it's just best to visit Mis' Harris, hand her the catalog, but make out like she is in a very big hurry to meet up with Ruthie so they can go downtown.

SEE SOME DIALOGUE AND THE SYNOPSIS
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It's the same old story, second verse (fifteenth verse?), as Sade must once again weigh friendship against purchasing Christmas cards that she doesn't want.

Trivia:

+ The 'Santy' portrayed in this version of cards smokes a cigar and has a black mustache.

+ The cards are at least different than any we have on surviving audio. Just for fun, I've read them aloud for you: (((hear)))

+ There's probably another episode similar to this from May 1939, but we do not have the particulars.

40-01-25 Uncle Fletcher Sends Seeds

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Sade gets a package in the mail from her Uncle Fletcher.  He's heard she's into gardening and has sent her all kinds of seeds.

SEE SOME DIALOGUE AND THE SYNOPSIS
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What I imagine when I read the above, is Uncle Fletcher doing a dandy, nice thing; sending exotic seeds to his niece and family - but probably putting all the seeds together, where one who didn't know, wouldn't know one seed from the next.

Why did Fletcher send seeds?  Obviously, after hearing about the Gooks having control over a vegetable garden (in an episode just 13 days prior) he sent the seeds.

Trivia:

+ Sade referred to the beef punkles as, "boiling beef".

+ A fictional detective was mentioned, "Firpo Vance."  In other episodes, "Philo Vance" and "Philco Vance" have been mentioned.

+ Found among the seeds: a sewing button, a thumbtack, a pill, bottle-cap, a tooth, a peach pit and an earring.

+ Uncle Fletcher's letter says the seeds include "Common varieties of radishes, onions, spinach, and so forth, many types of rare an' exotic vegetables: the South American semi-poison Hedge Banana, for instance.  Also, the Dismal Swamp Sugar Beet an' the Speckled Snake-Squash.  This latter may be identified by its shape – rather like a human being's thumb-nail."