|''Oh, Red Cap?!''|
Some of the plans revealed has the men breaking down Charlie Razorscum's car, lugging the individual pieces of the car on board the train, then re-uniting the pieces once they arrive at their destination. Ingenious and ridiculous at the same time.
________________It's hard to tell without hearing this (or seeing the script), but this could have been one of the most ingenious plays ever written by Paul Rhymer.
The absurdity of transferring a torn-apart car aboard a passenger train -- for the sole purpose of having a car to use on a fishing trip... need I say more? This scenario ranks up there with Bacon Sandwiches, combs and brushes chained to the walls of the Bright Kentucky Hotel, catching golf clubs from a speeding train, Vic having to sit outside - in the rain - on a ladder - in order to eat with the big brass from his work, a marching band scattered all over the country using stopwatches and sixteenths of a second to stay the course, the Hink twins driving their riding lawn mowers all over Illinois, armed guards at a 'home' for tall people, fixing alarm clocks with hammers, a gross of gravels, and on and on...
|Sept. 3, 1939|
The destination, Piscatorial Monster, Minnesota does not exist, but is Latin for a very grotesque, frog-looking fish. Follow the rabbit trail if you want; Rhymer has mentioned the town at various times; more than one 19th century book tells tales of a Piscatorius Monster fish. Also, Rhymer and friends went fishing up north.
This episode was remembered by a Friends of Vic and Sade alumm.
There is no hint of a date and the title is one I have given the show, purely for identification purposes.