36-05-02 Rush Charts His Future to The Year 2000 (re-used script)

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
    Rush charts out his life some 74 years into the future.

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    Rush says he will name his future children: Henrietta, Bernardine, Clinton, Webster, Peggy and Cecil.

    First, note that Rush wants to name one of his future kids, "Bernardine"- obviously this is a Paul Rhymer homage to Bernadine [or perhaps 'Bernardine' - see comments] Flynn (Sade.)

    Rhymer often used names of people he knew in his sketches (Norris Goff, Urquhardt, Homer Heck, etc.)

    We learn that as of this date Mr. Chinbunny was not yet the principal of the school; he was only the Superintendent.  Mr. Robertson was the High School's Superintendent before Chinbunny. Chinbunny though is described as "an up and comer."

    Miss Kinney, Rush's Latin teacher, was mentioned once again.

    Mis' Kilgore, who wasn't mentioned in the audio episodes until the very last episode of "Series One", was mentioned in this episode. She lives on Elder Street.

    Lawrence Kirby has a sister that has a job that uses the typewriter at Edwards' Junior High School.

    6 comments:

    1. Just for the record, Ms. Flynn's name is spelled Bernardine, with an L. Somewhere in my
      research I saw a quote from her son, Anthony Doherty, where he explained her name was to be a
      feminine form of Bernard. - Louie Johnson

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    2. That should have read with a "R". (It's been a tiring morning.)

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    3. That's interesting Louie. I have never seen that before and I don't believe I have ever seen her name spelled that way online.

      Thanks for that!

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      1. Yes, it's an oft-repeated error. I had been calling her Bernadine for years before I read the correct spelling. I guess if anyone would know how to spell it, it would be her son.

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    4. I'm a little surprised no one pointed out that Rush predicts his death will take place in 2012 at the age of 87. Bill Idelson died in 2007 at the age of 88.

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      1. Actually, it is pointed out in the research notebook portion of the blog. However, there are a lot of things wrong here and there on the blog.

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