STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
|Nine year-old monster?|
The fact of the matter is, young Rush hasn't really been bad at all. Syndey Call is having a party; Rush was invited to go, but his friend Link (who happens to be a different color), wasn't invited.
Rush obviously doesn't want to go unless Link can go. He puts perfume on Link, hoping the smell will make a better impression.
When Rush comes home, Vic and Sade obviously don't understand what's going on and punish Rush by sending him to bed. Meanwhile, he runs away from home. This is Part One of a two-parter, in a very special episode of Vic and Sade.
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___________________It seems Rush feels compassion for his friend Link and the fact that he wasn't invited to Sidney's party. There are definitely racial overtones in the script: Link is black and wasn't invited to the party being the most obvious one. Just another in the many soapy episodes of 1932. Race and class played well on radio it seems in the early days. The farther writer Paul Rhymer got away from this, the better his writing became, at least as far as Vic and Sade was concerned.
I guess it's in every boy to run away at least once, especially when they feel they haven't been treated fairly.