38-02-11 Nicer

imagined photo of Harper Scott
Rush and his pals come across a letter that Harper Scott has written to Mildred Tisdel that simply says, "You are nice".  The boys never let him live the 'love note' down and tell him, "You are Nicer!"  They even call him on the telephone "millions of times" calling him "Nicer".

Thus, this is where Nicer Scott gets his famous moniker.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

33-12-21 Our Friend, the Dog

Sade discovers that Rush has "cheated" while writing a composition called, "Our Friend the Dog".  Although his actions probably can't be construed as the world's worst crime, he indeed sees the error of his ways once he reflects on the matter.  He is ashamed that his integrity has been soiled.

He must re-do the paper, and this time the subject is his dog, Mr. Albert R. Johnson, and a trip they once took to Lake Bloomington.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

33-05-26 Sade Joins the Thimble Club

Sade joins the Thimble Club (but, I have no notes of any kind about this).

Vic reads in the paper where a horse crawls instead of walks.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

37-12-23 Vic, the Distinguished Local Luminary

Vic reads the paper; there's an article that mentions "distinguished local luminaries" doing some Christmas shopping.

Although he's not mentioned by name, Vic deduces that he was out Christmas shopping about the same time the article was written.  Therefore, he determines he was one of the "distinguished local luminaries".

He spends his time trying to convince Sade and friends on the telephone that he is the focus of the newspaper article.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

35-12-05 Sade's Gloria Golden Hat

Sade wears a hat like Gloria Golden wore "when she told a guy she'd rather jump in a volcano than go back to her husband".

That's all I know...

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 


38-05-09 A Mildred Melodrama

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON

Sade claims that "There's an extra-special good picture" at the Bijou; Gloria Golden is starring in "Broken Hearts Versus Mother Love".  Vic is surprisingly enticed and plans to not only take his wife but also treat her to ice cream and a soda afterwards.

Meanwhile, Mildred Tisdel is in her own melodrama, evoking candle flames and Joan of Arc, claiming she has "the heart the size of a scrub bucket".

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 


36-02-01 The Pink Lodge Robe with Silver Bullets

Vic's new lodge robe is "simply beautiful"; it's pink, with fur and real silver bullets sewn throughout.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book,Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series]

32-12-11 Vic May Lose His Job

Sade finds out Rush's mother's sister has come into some big money and may want Rush to go and live with her.

Meanwhile, Vic hears rumors that he may be out of a job.

It's soap opera-city!

[The gist of this episode was revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series]

xx-xx-xx Sky Brothers Initiated in Sade's Precious Home

According to fan mail to the show, Vic once initiated Sky Brothers "in the upstairs region of Sade's precious home".

We have no way of knowing the date of this program, but we do know it was before March 13, 1943.

32-07-08 A Roughneck and a Baseball Player

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY AND BERNARDINE FLYNN

In the prior episode, we learn that Sade has brought up the subject of adoption. Sade mentions adopting a girl but Vic wants a boy.

In this episode, we learn that Sade had her target all along on Rush Meadows, the son of a friend. Rush, whose real name is "Victor" and is coincidentally, named after Vic Gook, is described as a "roughneck and a baseball player". Vic, being a former semi-pro baseball player, is immediately enthused.

Since Sade suggested adopting a girl, when her target all along was Rush, we are shown how cunning Sade can be.

33-08-05 Vic, the Housework Dodger

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND  BILL IDELSON
Sade has plans to varnish the living room floor and needs all of the furniture moved out of the house.  Vic is pre-occupied...

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Honestly, not much going on in this one.  The episode does provide a bit of a window into Consolidated Kitchenware, but not much.

TRIVIA:

+ In 1933 (at least) Alvy Trogle worked with Vic in the bookkeeping department of Consolidated Kitchenware.

+ Conrad is a 'new man' who also works with Vic, probably in bookkeeping.

+ The Kitchenware Quarterly goes back to at least 1925.  We know this because Vic found an old copy.

34-09-28 Rush Choreograph's Principal's Visit

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND  BILL IDELSON
Rush's Junior High Principal, Mr. Cullender, is about to make a call on the Gooks, so he can meet the family; he's making the rounds of all the students and their parents.  So Rush gets a big idea that he will choreograph every word and move Vic and Sade will make when the Principal arrives, so they will make Rush look good.

As far as I can tell (in my opinion) this is the first time that Vic really throws on the humor.  This script is loaded with funny Vic lines.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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TRIVIA:
+ Mr. Chinbunny, the High School Principal, will make at least two trips in the future to the Gook home (Rush and Russell each have Vic trying to teach him how to smoke cigars).

 + Vic was wearing suspenders in this episode; Sade mentions the odd design - which was cows jumping over moons...

+ I believe this is the first episode that we know about where Sade comments on items that passers-by carry.

+ Rush describes Mr. Cullender as "a little guy".