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36-xx-xx Caramels on a Hot Day

While Rush is playing with his caramels (rolling them into balls, patting them back into squares, etc.) on a hot day, Vic and Sade show up and the family talks about going out to eat and to a movie (Burning Stars of Love.)
There's really not much going on here but there seldom is on Vic and SadeBut that's the point. A hot day, caramels and a 10-11 year old boy who is bored.  He starts playing with his candy.  It's not funny but it's realistic.

And the caramels are not in any way that important; they only provide the backdrop to Rush and his father having a benign conversation - then there is the appearance of Sade and the family's conversation turns.  None of it really important.

Writer Paul Rhymer takes an everyday situation and makes it alive.  "But who thinks to write a fifteen minute drama to be broadcast to millions out of that dynamic situation?", as Eugene B. Bergman once wrote.

In the early days of the radio show, the Bijou was not all about the two-noted stars, Gloria Golden and Four-Fisted Frank Fuddleman.  As a matter of fact, the Bijou was more than a movie house as it provided travelouges and even live speeches (Mr. Ruebush even gave a speech one night at the Bijou.)  The theater used to show a variety of films, almost each of them starring actors and actresses whose first and last initials are the same.  I never have exactly figured out why this is, but by my count, 14 of the 15 thespians mentioned on the show follow this rule.  The theater would also have shorts and cartoons.  For some reason, we are never told of these added features in the episodes we have on audio.


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