STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN, BILL IDELSON AND CLARENCE HARTZELL
Sade spoke for Vic and told Vernon Korkell she would fix it so that he could join the Sewage Worker's Silver Cornet Band, even though his instrument is the piano, not the cornet (it is revealed that he also plays the banjo.) Vic argues with Sade and tells her the banjo doesn't belong in an all-cornet band.
Meanwhile, Vic has news of a Women's Auxiliary for his lodge. Sade - not-so-suprisingly - refuses to join, despite the promise that she can ride either a horse or a motorcycle. Eventually she changes her mind when she makes a deal with Vic - that if he will fix it so that Vernon can play his banjo in the Sewage Worker's band, she'll ride in the parade.
Intertwined is Rush and Orville Wheeney practicing "evil chuckles."
________________________This is the first episode of "Series 3" that was presented "in full" - that is, no prior editing was done to it. "Series 3" begins with a vignette or gist of the episode that gives you a hint of what the episode is about.
The 30 minute Vic and Sade episodes were really a bad idea. There's more of the new characters, there's the annoying incidental music and almost three times the story length of those in the first and second series.
While this episode seems to be about the lodge, it's not really about the lodge at all. It's much more about these suddenly-real characters.
The idea that Sade would agree (at any cost) to ride in a lodge parade at all -- seems silly.
+ In this episode we learn that Vic's in-laws Bess and Walter Helfer once gave him long underwear for Christmas. Recall they once gave him a pair of easy slippers as a Christmas gift as well. They were decorated with Indian heads and tassels.
+ Vic says this is the first time the Women's Auxiliary has been official at his lodge. True, but once there was mention of a Women's Auxiliary Marching Team.
+ Rush says Mildred Tisdale publicly said he "wasn't good-looking." Rush then goes on to say that, "He's plenty good-looking!" This is not the first time he's gone down that avenue of thought.
+ Orville Wheenie is again a gas meter reader. Recall he was fired from this same job in "Series 2."
+ Rush reads aloud from a volume of Third Lieutenant Stanley. In it, he faces counterfeiting clothes manufacturers. He has a solid gold revolver in a mink holster. He also has twin rows of teeth(!) - of course, the color of old ivory.
+ When Uncle Fletcher and Roy Dejectedly (a real character now in "Series 3") arrive, they say they are seriously talking about buying part of the Little Tiny Petite Pheasent Feather Tea Shoppy. However, they only plan on investing $9.00.
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