38-07-04 Vic's Toothache

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Vic has a sore tooth and needs to go to the dentist. He obviously doesn't want to go, using a date with pal Ike Kneesuffer and a game of indoor horseshoes as his excuse. Finally, Sade forces him to call the dentist and when does, he finds out his dentist is on vacation.

SEE SOME DIALOGUE AND THE SYNOPSIS
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There's little here to suggest that this was anything but an average episode.

However, the Barbara Schwarz synopsis seems to point out that it was just a few days before this episode that the Smelly Clark's-Uncle Strap-Peoria-fish-dinner story first began. This episode has Rush bring up the story for another go-round.

Something that seems to be missing here is Rush being childishly subversive (either accidentally or on purpose) with the purpose of helping Sade push Vic to go to the dentist. 

TRIVIA:

* This story most likely was broadcast on July 4 - no wonder Doc Keevy was on vacation. But why would his secretary be working on a national holiday?

* Sade says: "Harley Eepers there in Dixon used to love sittin' in the dentist chair." Vic: "Harley Eepers, if you'll recall, was later committed to the insane asylum." Sade: "Sure. Because a horse kicked him in the head." Vic: "He kicked the horse first, didn't he?"

* Miss Kligg is Dr. Keevy's secretary.

* Vic has a date to play indoor horseshoors with Ike Kneesuffer. Usually (but not always), Vic uses indoor horseshoes as an escape from a grumpy or way-too-prodding or critical Sade.

* In an earlier episode (1932) Rush and Vic are both needing to see Dr. Keevy, but he's out of town.  It's possible that this script was a re-hash of that earlier one.

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