44-06-12 Professor Russell - Tutor

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND DAVID WHITEHOUSE

Russell comes home (late for supper) with news that he's been asked by Mis' Tisdel to tutor her daughter Mildred algebra over the summer, three afternoons a week.

He plans to ask for big money to do this; he plans on making Margaret address him as, "Professor"... and plans on getting a switch from the pear tree in her backyard to inflict pain upon her in case she doesn't obey his rules.
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Russell (David Whitehouse) does a fine job with this episode but it's hard not to imagine Bill Idelson as Rush doing the same episode and this being a Vic and Sade classic; still, props to Whitehouse on the job he did here.

This script is a re-used from 1940.

Anyway you slice it, this is a fun episode.

Trivia:

+ Dr. Nixon, from San Antonio, was mentioned by Vic. By the way he and Sade talk, it appears as though Dr. Nixon played a large part in one or more episode that we missed out on due to the stupidty of Proctor and Gamble destroying Vic and Sade episodes.

+ We find out in this episode that the Tisdels live on Kelsey Street.

+ Mis' Wyckle was mentioned for the first time. Her first name is Bertha and she is Margaret's algebra teacher. She mentioned to Mis' Tisdale that Russell would make a good algebra tutor.

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