43-12-08 Foot-stool For Mr. Ruebush For Christmas

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND DAVID WHITEHOUSE
Vic's co-workers have bought a footstool to give Mr. Ruebush for Christmas.

Vic, who is annually in charge of the present each year for the boss, is very, very unhappy with the purchase made behind his back.  Now Vic must be responsible for the awkward present and he's worried about how Mr. Ruebush is going to react when he gets the present.

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Without the audio, it's hard to tell just how good this episode is but just from reading this script, you'd surmise this was probably one of the better ones.

Christmas cards, Christmas songs, Christmas lists and Christmas gifts - all of these are twisted and strange in the crazy world of Vic and Sade.  You wonder how much these Christmas episodes influenced Jean Shepard, when he penned the short story that became the hit movie, A Christmas Story?  He also wrote the forward to Vic and Sade: The Best Radio Plays of Paul Rhymer and was a known, huge fan of Rhymer and the series.  Surely the warped Christmas' of the Gooks played into his imagination as the family in that film is a bit Gook-ish.  As a matter of fact, the film has a very strong Vic and Sade feel.  Don't you agree?

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