43-07-22 Rishigan Fishigan and the Penthouse

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, DAVID WHITEHOUSE AND CLARENCE HARTZELL
old man
Afraid the passing freight train engineers will throw coal into the new 'penthouse' that he is building, Rishigan Fishigan asks Uncle Fletcher to live there, being he's an old man - and the railroad engineers won't throw hot coals into an old man's living quarters.

SEE THE SCRIPT
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This script is a very important one for the researcher of this great radio program.  First, it testifies to there being a Jayne Bayne - not that we ever doubted it.  But this little lady was only a verbal and second hand ghost (to most of us) until now.  Secondly, it shows us there really was a penthouse for Fishigan and his bride to be.  Third, there is proof here that the engineers lobbed hot coal into the Bright Kentucky Hotel.  It also helps to date a few other episodes.

Trivia:

+ There are few better stories than the one Fletcher tells about William Gubbitchocrank, who got married and regretted it five minutes later - slapping himself with his bare hand for over a half hour.  Had 1,700 head of buffalo fall on him.  His brother, Howard, swallowed a shotgun and later turned to putty.  Stuff 'turning to putty' seems to have haunted Uncle Fletcher.

+ Poor Betsy Vines, wife of Keith.  She never got to eat any pie in 40 years.  Her husband would take her piece every meal.  Pretty sad when you think about it.


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