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40-06-24 Mr. Gumpox Blows Kisses

Sade comes home and she has some juicy news: Mr. Donahue and Mr. Gumpox had a fight!

It seems Mr. Donahue punched Mr. Gumpox right in the nose.  Gumpox blew a kiss to Mis' Donahue and Mr. Donahue tore after him and whacked him in the snoz.
According to Sade, Gumpox is in the habit of blowing kisses to all the ladies in the neighborhood and he's been doing it for years.

Gumpox’s innocent show of affection gets him into an unfortunate misunderstanding.

You know, if I were Mr. Donahue, I’d be reassured by Mr. Gumpox’s willingness to blow a kiss at my wife while I was present. It’d show me that the two of them held no secrets from me. Not that I’d suspect Gumpox of being much of a Lothario in the first place. I feel like Mr. and Mis’ Donahue have some jealousy issues to work out in their marriage. The Razorscums, with Charlie blowing kisses right back at Mr. Gumpox, seem like they have a much healthier relationship with each other and with their garbage man.

Don’t forget that back in January, Gumpox and Donahue were in a fight because Howard ate Donahue’s lunch. Things have been tense between the two of them for a while, I suppose.

We get to hear an incidence in this episode that is extremely rare among the cast members of “Vic and Sade”: someone muffing a line.
VIC: Oh. Probably some beautifully veiled lady and greatly agitated is at the threshhold, pinin’ away for your good-lookin’ papa.
It’s a slightly mixed-up version of Vic’s rather complex “beautiful woman heavily veiled and greatly agitated” catchphrase. He keeps moving along nicely and, since “Vic and Sade” is so lifelike, it’s easy to think of it as Vic himself misspeaking and not the actor. The fact that this mistake is remarkable is a testament to the skill and professionalism of these actors, who almost never screw up — especially since Rhymer was sometimes making edits to the scripts all the way up until it came time to record, and the actors would then, presumably, be doing a cold read. It’s easy to forget, while listening to these old radio shows, that most of them had only one chance to get their lines right. Kind of puts modern actors and their blooper reels to shame!
 SEE THE SCRIPT (transcribed by Lydia Crowe)
Poor Mr. Gumpox.  He was just being friendly.  However, the half-wit should know better than to blow kisses at a man's wife when the husband is sitting right there next to her!


+ Vic refers to Rush as having a "heart-shaped face." Recall the phrase, "heart-shaped face" put Vic in a spot in an earlier episode.

+ Sade says that Gumpox told his horse Howard to kick Mr. Donahue after Donahue had struck him.

+ Vic refers to an earlier incident in which Howard had eaten Mr. Donahue's lunch.  This leads me to believe that the surviving episode that exists (which came almost a year later than this episode) about Howard eating the lunch is a re-used script.

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