32-08-03 Strawberries and Baseball

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
The Gooks are cropping strawberries, which transitions into them all three playing catch with a baseball.

When Sade breaks Mis' Fisher's window with a wild throw, the family goes and hides out down-cellar.

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A very playful episode, though it's missing many of the elements that we are used to.

Trivia:

+ Mis' Donahue grows peonies, a REAL flower.

+ Mis' Fisher has chickens.  Many of the neighbors have chickens, including Mis' Harris and the Call family. 

+ Despite this being 1932 and in the middle of the Depression, the Gooks are going to eat cream and sugar on their strawberries. Both were considered to be opulent.  Speaking of which -- no one seems to be upset that they are going to have to pay for a broken bay window...  Are the Gooks' rich?

+ Vic calls Sade, ''Baby'' twice and he's not kidding.

2 comments:

  1. Already, this early, there's a special warmth and the beginnings of what would blossom into delicious absurdities!

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  2. Yep! All the humor, tenderness and affection the characters have for one another.

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