Hi-de-hi and ho-de-ho, everyone. It's Friday and that can only mean that it's time to curl up in front of the old Philco and drink in a batch of Paul Rhmer's "Vic & Sade" from out of the golden years of Old Time Tadio. It'll tickle your head and your funny bone.
Our first episode today is from October 23, 1940. a rumor has spread like wildfire that Vic has come down with a nasty cold, and the ladies of the sleepy little town rush literally gallons of hot soup to the Gooks' doorstep to help put him on the mend. Great interplay between Vic, Sade and Rush comes in rapid fire rhythms as each flexes the personalities into action that Rhymer's spent years making us familiar with. It's also one of those episodes that brings to our attention that there are only 3 speaking actors in the entire series, but with the constant doorbell and phone ringing and confusion in the house, it feels like there are 20 players here beofre our ears.
Our second episode is from November 19, 1940. This one hints that Uncle Fletcher has arrrived in town sometime in the episodes that are lost (rot in H-E-double hockey stick, you short sighted Proctol & Gamble execs!!!!) and hints that he'll soon take on the 4th speaking role of the series. Uncle Fletcher is one of the great characters of all time, and I can hardly wait until he makes his appearance in the surviving episodes.
This show is all about Rush's story of the Brick-Mush Man getting his head caught in Yammelton Department store's revolving door. Think that can't fill a 15 minute play? Than you don't know Paul Rhymer.
And from 1974, just 34 years after these episodes, a slick little book called "Whatever Became Of...?" with a chapter all about our favorite family. Lot's of fun!