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34-04-16 Ruebush, Poor Book Choices, Pecans and the Bijou


Mr. Ruebush is in the hospital. Vic feels an obligation to go visit him and has taken his wife.  Rush walks with them, but he's on his way to the Bijou talking picture show.

La versión Española
Sade has bought a couple of books as gifts for Vic's ailing boss: one is a book about Presidents and death-bed scenarios. Vic is not certain that's the kind of reading Ruebush will want to partake of while lying captive and ill in the hospital. Sade also brought along the Walter Scott classic, Ivanhoe.

They also have a bag of pecans to present him with. On the way, the bag is spilled. They also find out that the Ivanhoe book Sade brought along is the Spanish version that was given to them some time ago by her Uncle Fletcher.

Vic and Sade begin having second thoughts about even going to the hospital because their gifts are inadequate and neither relish going anyway; an evening at the Bijou could be an escape. Conversely, Rush remembers fondly the unusual smell of previous jaunts to the hospital and is bored with the same movie-going routine and considers ditching the Bijou to go with his parents.

This seems like it would be one of those "top 10" episodes.  If nothing else, it was probably great listening, especially in 1934.  Writer Paul Rhymer's Vic and Sade was just now being molded into the shape we know it today.  This episode seems to have a lot going for it.

The title is one I have given purely for identification purposes.

[The gist of this episode is revealed in the book,Vic and Sade on the Radio: A Cultural History of Paul Rhymer's Daytime Series]

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