STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
|A dime richer|
___________________Brainy Vic loses every battle he encounters, unless it's telling Rush to quiet down.
This is one of the few pre-1935 episodes that is believable and doesn't have a way-too emotional Sade in it. Vic seems like the Vic-we-know here, and Rush, though he's a youngster, is becoming more 'audio Rush'-like with every ensuing episode.
I often wonder why people stuck with this show for years until the formula was right? The very early shows had a dumb, frail, insecure Sade - and scripts that often focused on that. Rush coming along was the best thing that ever could have happened, because 'early' Sade would have killed the show - or turned it into pure soap opera.
Meanwhile, Vic more or less stays the same throughout the transition.
+ The house that is on fire belongs to the Anderson family. In four more months, another house will burn down in the neighborhood.