SCRIPT (transcribed by Garry Motter)
________________________This episode is special because it represents the audio debut of Russell Miller into the Gook family.
|Russell with Sade and Vic|
The part of Russell was played by David Whitehouse and there's not much information available about him to be found anywhere although there is this article here, which I dug up several months ago. We do know the real reason he's been added to the family; he's an extra body, a son-figure.
Russell is certainly no clone of Rush but he does a pretty good job.
+ Mr. Bainbridge from Dixon, McClellan and Pete McStingel are mentioned but nothing else was said about them. I'm going to assume that McClellan is the train conductor that Uncle Fletcher gave a cupcake to in this episode.
+ Uncle Fletcher tells the story of Ernie Spotters from Belvidere. He could play the violin, guitar and mouth organ. The gang tried to play a trick on him by giving him an anvil to play but he just sat there. He wore a pair of shoes for six weeks then tried to take them back to the store. He loved apples but hated fish. He was right-handed and left-handed both. He never trusted smoking tobacco; was afraid it would explode.
+ Uncle Fletcher tells of Minnesota Hoosh who would smoke but he wouldn't chew tobacco.
+ Uncle Fletcher says that Harry Wool knew a man that knew Fred Stembottom.
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 On the air: the encyclopedia of old-time radio, page 701, By John Dunning