44-01-25 Missouri State Home for the Tall

STARRING: ARTY VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND DAVID WHITEHOUSE

Vic has been asked by Homer U. McDancey to give a speech to the inmates at the Missouri State Home for the Tall.
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Since they cannot afford to pay for his trip nor pay him a fee, Vic's going to decline the offer; yet, he gets out Volume 7 in his lodge library and begins to write anyway.

A funny episode. Referring to the tall people as "inmates" is hilarious!

Trivia:

+ The Missouri State Home for the Tall is in Sick River Junction, Missouri.

+ Vic was also once asked to speak to the Ohio Home of the Bald.

+ In Homer U. McDancey's letter to Vic, he refers to Sade as "Sally" and to Russell as "Grizzle."

+ Arthur K. Van Beebunk is the Superintendent for the Missouri Home.

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+ When Vic reads the letter aloud it is very reminiscent of Rush trying to read Aunt Bess's letter in 1939. Here's the first few seconds or so of each (edited):
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+ In the closing of his letter to Vic, Homer U. McDancey has some Latin words we haven't been privy to before:
spim spittle no crack pot bunk referendum es coaless dum fusterman goom

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