STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Near the end of the episode, all the problems work themselves out and the Gooks return to happiness, wanting to swing on the new porch swing.
SCRIPT (part 1) (part 2)
___________________Very rarely in the audio versions of Vic and Sade do we come across life's troubles. Sure, Rush gets volunteered to be in a pageant he doesn't want to be in or his enemy Nicer Scott sleeps over making his life miserable - but we just don't peer into their lives when there is real trouble.
Losing the rent money is a disaster. While we can assume Vic has money in the bank and could have covered a $25 loss, imagine today, losing a month's rent. That could be like $400-$1000 or so by today's standards.
The growing pains of the show remain but it will change shortly. Other than partly focusing on the troubles of the family, writer Paul Rhymer still seems to have not picked up on what would become one of the strengths of the show, deep peripheral character development.