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xx-xx-xx Local Woman Eats Nine Bowls of Cole Slaw

In episode 41-06-04 Grand Old Lodge Lady, Sade talks about the time she was written up in the newspaper for eating nine bowls of cole slaw at the Lazy Hours Pool Hall (aka Parlor).  Sade is angry about the memory and infers that she did no such thing.

From time to time, Sade gets a coupon and a postal card in the mail from the Lazy Hours Pool Hall.

One suspects that Hank Gutstop might have been behind this, be it accidental or not. There was a time that Hank hung out around the pool hall as he answered the telephone there (perhaps as a job).  

We know this had to have happened before June 4, 1941.

[The title is one I have chosen for identification purposes only.]  

42-12-23 Sade Needs Glasses


Variety, late-December, 1942
This episode concerns Sade realizing she needs glasses and this realization (to her) means that she is growing old.

Although we don't have a script, we have two sources that identify this particular episode.  In an interview done with Bernardine Flynn (conducted sometime in the early 1970s) she specifically remembered this script.  It is also mentioned in a late-December issue of Variety magazine, in which it is referred to as "touching" and all indications are this was a serious episode.

38-02-11 Nicer

imagined photo of Harper Scott
Rush and his pals come across a letter that Harper Scott has written to Mildred Tisdel that simply says, "You are nice".  The boys never let him live the 'love note' down and tell him, "You are Nicer!"  They even call him on the telephone "millions of times" calling him "Nicer".

Thus, this is where Nicer Scott gets his famous moniker.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

33-12-21 Our Friend, the Dog

Sade discovers that Rush has "cheated" while writing a composition called, "Our Friend the Dog".  Although his actions probably can't be construed as the world's worst crime, he indeed sees the error of his ways once he reflects on the matter.  He is ashamed that his integrity has been soiled.

He must re-do the paper, and this time the subject is his dog, Mr. Albert R. Johnson, and a trip they once took to Lake Bloomington.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

33-05-26 Sade Joins the Thimble Club

Sade joins the Thimble Club (but, I have no notes of any kind about this).

Vic reads in the paper where a horse crawls instead of walks.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

37-12-23 Vic, the Distinguished Local Luminary

Vic reads the paper; there's an article that mentions "distinguished local luminaries" doing some Christmas shopping.

Although he's not mentioned by name, Vic deduces that he was out Christmas shopping about the same time the article was written.  Therefore, he determines he was one of the "distinguished local luminaries".

He spends his time trying to convince Sade and friends on the telephone that he is the focus of the newspaper article.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

35-12-05 Sade's Gloria Golden Hat

Sade wears a hat like film star Gloria Golden wore "when she told a guy she'd rather jump in a volcano than go back to her husband".

That's all I know...

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

38-05-09 A Mildred Melodrama

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON

Sade claims that "There's an extra-special good picture" at the Bijou; Gloria Golden is starring in "Broken Hearts Versus Mother Love".  Vic is surprisingly enticed and plans to not only take his wife but also treat her to ice cream and a soda afterwards.

Meanwhile, Mildred Tisdel is in her own melodrama, evoking candle flames and Joan of Arc, claiming she has "the heart the size of a scrub bucket".

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series] 

36-02-01 The Pink Lodge Robe with Silver Bullets

Vic's new lodge robe is "simply beautiful"; it's pink, with fur and real silver bullets sewn throughout.

The title is one I have provided purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book,Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series]

32-12-11 Vic May Lose His Job

Sade finds out Rush's mother's sister has come into some big money and may want Rush to go and live with her.

Meanwhile, Vic hears rumors that he may be out of a job.

It's soap opera-city!

[The gist of this episode was revealed in the book, Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series]

xx-xx-xx Sky Brothers Initiated in Sade's Precious Home

According to fan mail to the show, Vic once initiated Sky Brothers "in the upstairs region of Sade's precious home".

We have no way of knowing the date of this program, but we do know it was before March 13, 1943.

32-07-08 A Roughneck and a Baseball Player

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY AND BERNARDINE FLYNN

In the prior episode, we learn that Sade has brought up the subject of adoption. Sade mentions adopting a girl but Vic wants a boy.

In this episode, we learn that Sade had her target all along on Rush Meadows, the son of a friend. Rush, whose real name is "Victor" and is coincidentally, named after Vic Gook, is described as a "roughneck and a baseball player". Vic, being a former semi-pro baseball player, is immediately enthused.

Since Sade suggested adopting a girl, when her target all along was Rush, we are shown how cunning Sade can be.