32-07-28 Vic Is Asked To Be A Mannequin

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY AND BERNARDINE FLYNN
Sade enlists Vic to be a mannequin so she can work on a making a dress.  He's got to go to the office.  She stuff pins in his mouth and proceeds to talk about her old operation with Ruthie on the phone.  You can guess the what Vic does.

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In this episode, we get a bit of trivia that we've never gotten before: the Gooks used to live on Monroe Street, the hospital in town is the Brokaw hospital [with many photos at link], Rush runs a lemonade stand and Sade had appendicitis once.

This episode seems to be bereft of Bill Idelson.

32-07-30 Rush Runs Away

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Nine year-old monster?
Rush has been bad for week - what are Vic and Sade to do?

The fact of the matter is, young Rush hasn't really been bad at all.  Syndey Call is having a party; Rush was invited to go, but his friend Link (who happens to be a different color), wasn't invited.

Rush obviously doesn't want to go unless Link can go.  He puts perfume on Link, hoping the smell will make a better impression.

When Rush comes home, Vic and Sade obviously don't understand what's going on and punish Rush by sending him to bed.  Meanwhile, he runs away from home.  This is Part One of a two-parter, in a very special episode of Vic and Sade.

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It seems Rush feels compassion for his friend Link and the fact that he wasn't invited to Sidney's party.  There are definitely racial overtones in the script: Link is black and wasn't invited to the party being the most obvious one.  Just another in the many soapy episodes of 1932. Race and class played well on radio it seems in the early days.  The farther writer Paul Rhymer got away from the, the better his writing became, at least as far as Vic and Sade was concerned.

I guess it's in every boy to run away at least once, especially when they feel they haven't been treated fairly.

44-03-29 Letter From Bess Suggests Sade Come Visit

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND  DAVID WHITEHOUSE
A letter from Aunt Bess temporarily sidetracks Vic from a game of indoor horseshoes and then, has him accidentally laughing.  However, instead of blowing up, it only slightly aggravates Sade.

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Sade usually would take out her frustration on Vic or Rush (or in this case, Russell) but instead, she seems to keep it inside.  Russell was the true instigator anyway.

TRIVIA:

* Walter read in the Freeport paper that the Consolidated Kitchenware plant in Dubuque, Iowa had a fire.  I'll bet Gus Fuss was in a rush.  And talk about your warm lemonade...

* Euncie is still learning the same piano piece ("The Great Colorado Train Robbery Scottish") and trying to do it without looking at the sheet music.

* Russell somehow gets under the davenport, looking for a penny.  The davenport  must be huge.  Bluetooth was also under this davenport in 1939.

* Is it a joke when the Paul Rhymer script tells of a man who was college-educated who's purpose was sharpening razors?  Even though we have oceans of articles on Rhymer, I have yet to even be offered a hint why he was seemingly so fascinated with barbers and razors.

* The letter suggests that Sade come for a visit; Bess all but eliminates Vic and Russell from coming in her wording.  It seems that Sade probably didn't take up her sister on her offer - according to the episodes we know to exist shortly after this aired.

44-03-25 Testing Mis' Keller's Phone

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND CLARENCE HARTZELL
Vic's brought home work from the office. After Sade agrees to stay out his way, Uncle Fletcher shows up with plans to test call Mis' Keller's phone. Doing this provides Vic with mountains of aggravation.

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Reading the script, you can tell that Sade feels somewhat responsible for her uncle bothering Vic, though she's helpless to change the situation.

Many feel that when Uncle Fletcher is oblivious to everything but himself, that's when he really shines as a character. Someone count the number of times Sade gives her uncle the phone number to his own dwelling!

TRIVIA:

* Apple Spoon-Giggle: a cooked dessert that uses 3 eggs. Sade's recipe uses the yolks. Eggs and especially yolks were a premium during WWII, I believe.

* Russell is missing from this episode. You can count on one hand the number of times Russell is missing from 1944 scripts that we are privy to.

* There's very little here in the way of Uncle Fletcher-story-telling.  However, he does say, "the long drawn-out story of the Snyder brothers – Charlie, Fred, and Mervin that left Belvidere, Illinois in the year nineteen ought three to move to Fiendish, Indiana where they went into the hay, grain, and feed business with their gran'ma…"

* To my knowledge, this is the only time Follersons Hardware was mentioned.