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44-07-06 Where to Hide the Ritual


The lodge is being remodeled and Vic doesn't feel secure about the painters; they may get inquizative and seek out the lodge ritual. So, he brings the ritual home.

At home, he seeks for a place to hide it and can't seem to find a secure place. Meanwhile, Russell and Sade read and write on his ritual, respectively and in the end, it winds up torn in half.

Vic considers suicide!
The corny lodge ritual means nothing to Russell and Sade but they should know better than to mess with Vic and his lodge - and ESPECIALLY his lodge ritual.

Vic tries to tell a couple of horror stories about people who fooled around and let the ritual loose from their responsibility. He's afraid for his life.


+ Sade is all about baking some goodies in this episode and Hooper Dip seems to be vital to her upside-down cake. Whatever Hooper Dip is, it isn't on the internet and may be an imagined food, like beef punkles or brick mush.

+ Vic tried to tell the story of Sky Brother Harlow N. Footy of East Botchfield, Ohio. He confided a lodge ritual to his sweetheart in 1914 and in 24 hours, he was seized out of bed by six men.

+ In another lodge ritual horror story, Vic says six men were shot to death in Upper Slump, North Dakota.

+ Russell divulged bits and pieces of the ritual, including: "Be it known", "Skull and crossbones of immortality" and "This little band of glorified souls."

+ Sade uses the word, "bosh" twice where she would usually say, "ish."

+ Mis' Appelrot calls and gives a recipe to Sade and she seems to be pleased she called. What gives?

At the end of the original program, the organist played this little humorous ditty: {{{HEAR}}}

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  1. Freddie The LoaderNovember 9, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Definitely one of my five favorite episodes. First time I heard it, was listening to it on an iPod at work and made a fool of myself laughing out loud. The dire story of the disappearance of Harlow N. Footy is probably a reference to a notorious case that took place in upper NY State in the 1800's in which a discontented member of the Freemasons, one William Morgan, threatened to publish a book disclosing the secrets of the lodge and was forcefully taken from his home (presumably by a gang of masked men) and never seen again. This actually happened, and Paul Rhymer was probably playing a little variation on the story, which many of his listeners would likely have at least heard about.