33-07-07 Rush the Inventor

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Young Rush is a clever kid.  He's made a contraption that is shoddy enough to trick Vic into betting him a dime he can get out of it.  In the end, it's not the dime that counts but who has the freedom to go watch the house down the street burn down.

A dime richer
SEE SOME DIALOGUE AND THE SYNOPSIS
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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.

Trivia:

+ The house that is on fire belongs to the Anderson family.  In four more months, another house will burn down in the neighborhood.

1 comment:

  1. It does sound like a combination of Rush's desire for quick money and his impetuousness. Rush has later get-rich-quick ideas.

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