38-11-28 Mr. Erickson, Sneaky Collector

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
The Gook's landlord, Mr. Erickson, is annoying the Gooks by storing loads and loads of junk in the cellar, outside and everywhere he can.

SEE SOME DIALOGUE AND THE SYNOPSIS
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While the Gooks are kind of annoyed, they don't seem to be really annoyed, as they will later when we suspect Erickson was up to no good with delaying house fix-ups.  Erickson owns several properties in the neighborhood and he probably bothers those renters as well.

Trivia:

* Mr. Erickson seems to like to hold onto junk.  He puts a variety of items in his hatband, including pins, matches, paperclips and "things he's found in the street".  He also has a collection of shabby suit coats and overalls that are 'stored' at the Gook home.  Sade believes his wife told him to get rid of them and believes he hides them out over at their house.

Erickson item?
* When Sade "talks" like Mr. Erickson in the script, she uses the semi-archaic term, "by Jingo[e]", which is listed in Wikipedia.

* Mr. Erickson not only left a wagon wheel, he left a hitching post as well.  Sade describes it as being made of iron and a "darky boy holdin' out his hand".

* East Grove [Street] was mentioned for the first and only time.  The street is known for it's large houses.

* Rush relays a story told to him by Nicer Scott about freaks from the circus eating in a restaurant.  The story isn't that funny until you begin to imagine Bill Idelson's voice in 1938 telling America this ridiculous tale.

* Sade says, "speaking of little green angels..." (as one would say, "speak of the devil...").  I did a bit of research and could not find the definition in Google Books, Wikipedia, etc.

2 comments:

  1. How times have completely changed! When Rush tells his story about the circus side-show people eating at a restaurnat, he is certainly referring to people who would have been considered freaks, and he mentions a tattoed man! This of course would have been someobody who had tattoes all over him, just like people do today!

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