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________________________What else could you expect from Uncle Fletcher?
+ I'm sure that in 1934 writer Paul Rhymer hardly expected to have to use Uncle Fletcher as a real character one day. However, six years later, Uncle Fletcher became alive. Episodes such as this one set up the regular-listening audience for his arrival.
In this episode, he is described as not only hard-of-hearing but with very poor eyesight. The unusual presents show what kind of thinking pattern he has.
A former teacher, he's intelligent; the Christmas presents prove he is thoughtful. All of these elements would be molded down the road into what we know as Uncle Fletcher.
+ The gifts the family received:
Sade: hair-ribbon, doily, and waiting glasses
Rush: pants garters, lump, and handkerchief
Vic: Handkerchief, knee-brush, and sinking socks.
Each family member got one present they don't quite understand (Vic got two!) Again, this is just like Rhymer to not include us in on the gag; though there are several attempts at explaining what the odd gifts are, we all are still left in the dark.