37-01-12 Pleats, Pleats, Pleats

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Rush goes all out when he helps Mildred Tisdel, who is just learning how to sew pleats.

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Rush's enthusiasm for his friend's new skill is a bit much for Sade and Vic, as he goes overboard.  Pleats in socks?

To be honest, many of the pre-1938 scripts seem a bit dated, and this episode is probably as good of an example as any.  Learning how to sew pleats was part of that era's rite of passage for most females.  Sewing, cooking and the like proved the female was becoming fit to being a homemaker.  Rush's enthusiastic approach to helping her shows he is growing up as well, with his eyes focused on Margaret during the late 1930's.  This would wane, later.

1 comment:

  1. The scripts still give an accurate account of the way life was in that time, and the restrictions that were still placed on girls and women as to what was expected of them. Even the "Little House" books were well-dated by the time the first book was published, but still enjoyable.

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