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!!!Based on Otter Log dated Nov 01, 2005

%note%Note: There are quite a few incomplete Vic and Sade files, including those that are obvious fragments and others that are missing only the last few lines of dialogue (which may not be so obvious to the listener). This page will include a Last Line to help determine if a file is, to the best of anyone's knowledge, complete. These Last Lines are from my own files. If anyone has a file that has dialogue beyond what I have transcribed, please feel free to add it to that line. Also, this is a series being prepared for certification and if you are willing to provide the file to the group, please click on "Suggestions" (top left under Main.SideBar). From there you can send a private email to a Wiki Administrator. All help is greatly appreciated. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%Note: The First Lines come from the dialogue that follows the announcer setting the scene. The 1945 shows begin with a snippet (teaser) of dialogue before the standard introduction. These teasers are noted below the First and Last Lines. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 37/05/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Decoration Day Parade
First Line : Vic: "You're home, Sade?" Sade: "Yeah." Rush: "He knows I'm home. I give him an airy wave of the hand-" Vic: "Anybody call me on the telephone?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "What's the piece gonna say?" Vic: "Uh, meet at Mulberry Street at ten o'clock. Line up and march out to the cemetery."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:45 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net| John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 37/06/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's Trip to Dwight
First Line : [from the kitchen] Sade: "Vic?" Vic: "Yes?" Sade: "I was over at Donahue's. Saw you come up the alley and hurried home to catch you before you went away again."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You can actually drive all them seventy-four miles at nice decent speed and be back by breakfast time?" Rush: "Sure." Sade: [laughs] "Well, I don't know."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:12 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 37/07/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly's Tonsil Operation


%BLUE%Date Aired : 37/11/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Congress and the Supreme Court
First Line : Vic: "Your sweet face is painted with a happy leer. I apprehend you think you've won the game." Rush: "I have won the game. Look here." Vic: "Hey, hey." Sade: "You fellas done with your rummy?" Vic: "Uh, Dry Rot just blundered into an accidental victory."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Marryin' one of the Hunkerman girls. Marie." Vic: "Mm." Sade: "Rush." Rush: "Yeah?" Sade: "Your feet."
%red%Note: Show fragment running 5:15. Very poor audio. Richard Cohen has found a clear copy of this same show fragment within a file called recollections_at_30_561024_18_s from an NBC series called "Recollections at 30" with announcer Ed Herlihy. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 38/03/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Official Host
First Line : Rush: "About through there, Gov?" Vic: "I am through with the actual labor. All I have to do now is copy some figures neatly on a sheet of paper."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well, if your mother gets home before I do, tell her I've done." Rush: "Okay." Vic: "So long." Rush: "So long. Hello, Rooster?"
%red%Note: Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 11:31 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%note%According to ads in the Chicago Daily Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, dated March 20, 1938, Crisco ran a six-week contest from March 21st through May 1st. Contestants were to finish the sentence "Crisco is my favorite shortening because...." Winners to be announced on Vic and Sade. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 38/07/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How Radio Works
First Line : %red%"Vic: This, kiddo, is a broad-... %blue%[[~Louie Johnson]](quoting Dick Judge)
%red%Last Line :

%note%According to an ad in the Los Angeles Times, dated October 2, 1938, Crisco ran a six-week contest from October 3rd through November 13th. Contestants were to finish the sentence "I like today's finer, creamier Crisco because...." Winners to be announced on Vic and Sade. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 38/11/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's New Hat
First Line : Sade: "Want to meet me downtown tomorrow afternoon?" Rush: "What for?" Sade: "Talkin' to your father." Vic: "Are you referrin' to the purchase of a hat?"
%red%Last Line : [doorbell ringing] Sade: "Go let 'em in, Rush." Rush: "What?" Sade: "Mr. and Mrs. Stembottom's at the door. Go let 'em in. Don't just stand there."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:49 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/01/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Regalia out on Loan
First Line : [from the kitchen] Vic: "Hey." Rush: "In here, Gov." Vic: "Your mother home?" Rush: "She's asleep." Sade: "I'm not, either." Rush: "Well you look-" Vic: "Is she upstairs?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Read!" Sade: "Uh, Hank? Uh. Hick dignitis apolrum dumb cluck simian hobo. Queas agricola apew hunk. Sim spittle in slob dumb cornucopia itch."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 11:06 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/01/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flower Garden Arranger
First Line : Sade: "Hey, I'm liable to go into business and make a million dollars." Vic: "You rave, woman." Sade: "No, but that's the truth. What would you do if I earned a million dollars? Ask to borrow some of it?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Well, people, I got sixteen remarks bottled up. I might as well make 'em all in a row and catch up with the conversation. You been talkin' about flowers, Mom. Here's my opinion."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:31 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/03/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Erickson's House Repairs
First Line : Rush: "I was the only one in the class that got the correct answer. What I done was make an equation where I let x equal the number of nails in the keg and y equal the number of nails in the gunny sack."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Vic, haven't we got a daisy of a landlord, though?" Vic: "Yes." Sade: "Haven't we got a daisy of a landlord, though?"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:42 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/04/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Draws List of Acquaintances
First Line : Vic: "You're most industrious this evening, smoke screen." Rush: "Yeah." Vic: "What's the nature of your occupation?" Rush: "I'm making a list of the individuals with whom I enjoy a speaking aquaintance."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Ain't that the darnedest thing, though?" Vic: "Uh, about Ruthie and Ma Harris? Yeah." Sade: Ain't that the darnedest thing?"
%red%Note: File is complete. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]: A few things about this file bother me and I need others to verify or dispute my concerns. For instance, the first commercial stars Mrs. Isabella Beech. She wouldn't show up in Crisco commercials until the summer of 1942. Also, if you listen to the first Crisco commercial in the show file dated 42/08/06 "Christmas Cards COD," you'll hear it's the same commercial. Ed Roberts is the announcer in this file, but in 1939 it was Ralph Edwards doing the announcing. I haven't found any other 1939 file that includes an Ivory Flakes commercial, as this file does at the end of the show. I don't dispute the date of this file, only the commercials that I believe have been added to it. Were the ads edited on recently or is this a transcription from 1942 with this 1939 episode being repeated with updated commercials?
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 15:08 64/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%note%According to ads in the Ada Evening News of Ada, Oklahoma, dated April 7, 1939, and the Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Daily Journal, dated April 20, 1939, Crisco ran two contests, the first from March 13 to April 2, the second from April 10 to April 20. Contestants were to write slogans about the new Gyro-Churned Crisco. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/04/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rotten Davis Phones
First Line : Sade: "Hey, you better get up from there." Vic: "What's this?" Sade: "Come on, before you drop off to sleep." Vic: "I'm reading the paper."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Mister Davis and his friend, Miss Radburn, have come to call." Sade and Vic [talking over each other]: "Well, tell them to come right in."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:27 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/04/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's New Luggage
First Line : Rush: "It come about as close to being a fight as anything I ever seen in my life. Leroy Snow referred to Milton Welch as a halfwit. Milton referred to Leroy as a cheapskate. Leroy doubled up his fist. Milton Welch removed his hat and overcoat."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well?" Rush: "Well?" Vic: "Mom's goin' to Carberry." Rush: "Yeah. Mom's goin' to Carberry."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:45 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/05/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Overnight Guests
First Line : Vic: "Know what time it is?" Rush: "Getting on for twelve." Vic: "Or more romantically, midnight. Tomorrow's a school day, isn't it, my friend?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Yeah, takes mom to keep the wheels on the track. Wouldn't be anything like this happen if she was on deck."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. According to Richard Cohen there is a file with more dialogue available. The dialogue should end with Vic saying, "Shall we retire?...Move over Roper, you big halfwit."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:57 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/06/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grandpa Snyder Xmas Cards
First Line : Rush: "I had three put outs in a row to my credit in the fourth inning and three in a row in the fifth. Talk about your red hot corner. Third base was sure the red hot corner this afternoon. I must have handled twenty separate and distinct grounders."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Back to kisses again here." Vic: "That so?" Rush: [reading] "Give me a kiss or I'll telephone the police. May the blessings of Christmas never cease."
%BLUE%Note: Ralph Edwards announces that Crisco is offering double the cost of your ingredients if not satisfied with Crisco's performance. Offer ends July 1, 1939.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:23 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/06/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Yy Flirch Tries to Phone Vic
First Line : Vic: "Are you in a trance, pocket watch?" Rush: "I'm trying to figure something out." Vic: "When I greeted you joyously your rejoinder was sluggish and preoccupied."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hello, there Y.Y., you old horse thief. In hock agricola sim spittle hunk. Ad nauseum cornucopia dumb cluck itch."
%BLUE%Note: After the end of the show, Ralph Edwards encourages the audience to stay tuned for "Pepper Young's Family."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 15:10 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/06/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Porch Collapses Rotten Takes Blame
First Line : Sade: "I win." Vic: "Let's see your cards." Sade: [tired sound] Vic: "Sure you win. Got three queens, three deuces and the four, five, six and seven of hearts."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You seem to have had just about as satisfactory an evening as Rotten did." Rush: "I had a delightful evening." Vic: "Hm." Rush: "A delightful evening."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:56 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/07/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Two Tons of Coal #1
First Line : [Vic and Rush talking excitedly over each other] Sade: "Oh, now what's this...hey, stop, will ya...mercy." Vic: "You were jokin' all the time, weren'tcha?" Sade: "Not jokin' a bit."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [laughs] "I'm a lady with lots of responsibility. I've got two little boys to look after and watch over. Two little tiny helpless boys."
Note: Announcer Ralph Edwards states that Proctor and Gamble is offering 5-piece Cannon Mills luncheon sets, the same being used at George Jessel's Little Old New York Restaurant at the New York World's Fair.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 14:29 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/08/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Mad Preselected School Clothes
First Line : Sade: "Willie out in back?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "What doing?" Vic: "Sitting on the steps." Sade: "He's mad." Vic: "So I gathered. I was at pains to wish him a jolly good afternoon and received only a sullen rejoinder."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Come in the house with me. You can help, grind the meat and crack the English walnuts." Vic: [yawning] "Okay."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:00 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/09/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Office Invoices Magnifying Glass
First Line : Vic: "Yes? Who is it?" Rush: "That you, Gov? I never knew you were home." Vic: "Plant eleven, nine car loadens. Plant three, twelve car loadens."
%red%Last Line : [phone and doorbell ringing] Rush: "Hey, Blue-Tooth, I couldn't find the magnifying glass. Wait for me a minute, will ya? Okay." Vic: "Oh, my."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:06 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/09/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Provides Names of Wildflowers
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Ruthie, it completely slipped my mind. Completely slipped my mind. Yes. Sure. Well, I'm glad you remembered, lady. Vic and Rush are still here and I can get the information from 'em before they have to go back to school and the office."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You're some farm boy, you are." Vic: "Ain't poinsettias wildflowers?" Sade: "Some wonderful farm boy."
Note: Ralph Edwards announces that next Monday, September 25th, will be the start of Crisco's Slogan Contest.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:49 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%note%According to an ad in the Los Angeles Times, dated September 24, 1939, there will be two Crisco Slogan Contests. The first begins September 25th and ends October 15th. The second begins October 23rd and ends November 12th. According to the contest rules, the $5,000 winner will be announced on "Vic and Sade" and "This Day Is Ours." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Double Feature in Hopewood
First Line : Vic: "Your mother in the house?" Rush: "Living room." Vic: "You were cruel to drag me away from my game of indoor horseshoes."
%red%Last Line : [horn honking] Rush: "Goodbye, Mom." Sade: "Goodbye." Rush: "Goodbye, Gov." Vic: "Oh." Rush: Have a dandy time."
Note: Ralph Edwards mentions that the Slogan Contest is in full swing.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:05 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Five Xmas Card Salesmen
First Line : Vic: "Sade, [exhausted sigh] you may produce the sheaf of wires, letters, postal cards and cablegrams as delivered by the mailman." Sade [laughs] "Golly. Rush, out on the buffet."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [reading] "Wasn't it the poet Coleridge who said, 'Love is a diamond studded necklace on the throat of humanity.'"
Note: Announcement of the winner of Crisco's first Slogan Contest which ended October 15th. A wire from the winner, Mrs. Julian Holman, is read. Ralph Edwards reminds the public that Crisco's second Slogan Contest is ongoing.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:07 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Blue-Tooth Under Gook Davenport
First Line : Sade: "You makin' that noise?" Vic: "No. You are, ain't ya?" Sade: "No." Vic: "I thought it was your chair creaking." Sade: "Uh, uh." Vic: "Perhaps we have mice."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I said get him out." Rush: "You absolutely insist?" Sade: "Yeah." Rush: "All right, Blue-Tooth, the jig is up."
Note: Ralph Edwards urges the audience to turn in tomorrow to get information on Crisco's Slogan Contest which is in full swing.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:10 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Charlie R's Fish Picture
First Line : Sade: "You fellas scrub your hands good after handlin' that coal?" Vic: "Sure" Sade: "How 'bout you, Willie?" Rush: "Hands as clean as toast."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Mr. Razorscum, people." Vic: "Hello there, Charlie." Sade: "Come in, Charlie."
Note: Continuation of the Crisco Slogan Contest. Ralph Edwards says the second and final Slogan Contest will close midnight, Sunday, November 12th. A telegram is read (different from the one read on 39/10/30) from the first Slogan Contest winner, Mrs. Julian Holman.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:35 32'11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Makes a Speech
First Line : Rush: "By George, I was impressed as a horse." Vic: "Smelly never impressed me particularly." Rush: "Are you prejudiced at Smelly?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Fellas, you all know me. I am Smelly Clark. I am strong. I am smart. I am good looking."
Note: Ralph Edwards urges the audience to tune in tomorrow for information on Crisco's second Slogan Contest.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:37 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush House Destroyer
First Line : Sade: "You'll break that." Rush: "Nah." Sade: "Will too. It's gettin' old. Can't stand such treatment." Rush: "I never land on it in a vital spot, Mom. My body hits it at an angle where the springs can absorb the shock."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush Gook, the individual aged fourteen years that tore down a three-story brick building single handed."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:04 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark Solicits Gifts
First Line : Rush: "Mom, remember the other day me saying I thought I could reasonably expect to receive twenty presents this Christmas?" Sade: "Uh, uh." Rush: "I was tellin' Gov, but you happened to be in the room."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Well, uh, tell me more about Miss Dover. She's leaner these days, huh? Really?"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Echoey sound.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:40 128/44 - Echo from over-editing. [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Is Getting on in Years
First Line : Sade: "How's everything with you?" Rush: "Pretty fair." Sade: "Where you been since dinner?" Rush: "Dozen different places." Sade: "Rooster Davis come along and hollered outside shortly after you left."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "I'll see if I can get this poor old body up off the davenport." Sade: "Yes, see if you can." Rush: "Boy, I'm gettin' on in years."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:08 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Christmas Card List
First Line : Sade: "That great big list of fellas?" Vic: "Oh, thunder, Sade. Every doggone year we go through the same old tiresome business. I don't send out Christmas cards for the sheer boyish pleasure of it."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Exalted Big Dipper of the Nonchalant Neptune Chapter of the Sacred Stars of the Milky Way, Lacrosse, Wisconsin." Sade: "Well, why is he entitled to a fifteen cent Christmas card?"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:45 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Gumpox Offers Sade a Stall
First Line : Vic: "Corporal Johnson, old chum, I'd like to nip an idea of yours in the bud." Sade: "What's this now?" Vic: "I had a brief chat with soda fountain just now."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Fred, Vic and Rush are hollerin' their heads off for strawberry ice cream. Yes, strawberry."
%red%Note: This show is probably from September of 1939. The term "Sure-Mix" Crisco started to show up in newspaper ads and in the Vic and Sade ads in mid-to-late September (in prior Vic and Sade ads they spoke of a million dollar gyrochurn process, but there's no mention of the term "Sure-Mix" Crisco). Because Ralph Edwards states in the show's last ad, "So why don't you do what so many other good cooks have done in the last few days and change to new 'Sure-Mix' Crisco," I believe this show was broadcast in the early days of the product's release, before the October/November contests. Thanks to Richard Cohen for his notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:47 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush I Hereby Resign from
First Line : Sade: "Are you really studyin' there, Rush, or just foolin' around?" Rush: "I am certainly not foolin' around." Sade: "Glad to hear it."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "They want you to join?" Rush: "Yeah." Sade: "You're gonna join?" Rush: "Oh, sure. I always join stuff when I get a chance."
%red%Note: Could this show be from early October of 1939? Ralph Edwards announces that "one whole week in Crisco's big all-cash Slogan Contest has gone by." He also states, "Now this contest is solely to introduce Sure-Mix Crisco" and "So, send your first slogans today." The term "Sure-Mix" Crisco began showing up in ads in September 1939. A note from a previous Crisco contest winner, Mrs. G.W. Strong, is read. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:37 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Volunteers Rush for Pageant
First Line : Sade: "Thought you were in bed and asleep." Rush: "Uh, uh." Sade: "You're not hungry?" Rush: "No." Sade: "What you come down here for then?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, uh, don't forget to turn out the lights." Rush: "I'll make certain they are extinguished." Sade: "Well, good night." Rush: "Good night, mother."
%red%Note: Ralph Edwards offers a Crisco holiday spice cake recipe. Is this show from December? Besides "Vic and Sade," it's possible this cake was advertised on two other P&G shows, "This Day is Ours" and "The Right to Happiness." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 14:14 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]

%note%From The New York Times "News and Notes of the Advertising Field" dated December 16, 1939: "The Proctor and Gamble Company has scheduled advertising in 125 newspapers in this country, Canada and Hawaii, as well as announcements on its three network radio programs, to promote a special spice cake recipe offer for its Sure-Mix Crisco." There are ads in the Chicago Daily Tribune dated December 7, 1939, and the Los Angeles Times dated December 8, 1939, telling consumers that the Holiday Spice Cake recipe is available from their grocer. I've also found Crisco advertisements for the Holiday Spice Cake in: The Lima News, Lima, OH, December 7, page 8; The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, December 8, page 48; The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, December 8, page 9; The Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI, December 8 and 15, page 18. I cannot find any Crisco ads mentioning this cake before December. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Geographical Trip
First Line : Sade: "Your father feels jolly about something." Rush: "You can tell by his elastic step, huh?" Sade: "Yeah, and that kinda halfway smug look on his face."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "What?" Rush: [quoting] "'V. R. Gook of this city was absent on business last week.' [pause] 'V. R. Gook of this city was absent on business last week.'"
%red%Note: Sade and Rush are on the front porch in the swing, so it's unlikely that this is a winter or early spring show. Sade says "It's too hot a day to be squeezed to a pulp." Also, Vic was out of town for a week and Art Van Harvey would take a vacation in August, so this is very likely from August of 1939. Thanks to Richard Cohen for his notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:54 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Painted Portrait of Big Dipper
First Line : Vic: "Did ya read this letter from lodge headquarters?" Sade: "Yes." Vic: "Quite a proposition they advance." Sade: "Them lodge fellas up there in Chicago must lay awake nights figuring up stuff to grab a person's money."
%red%Last Line :Rush: "The most dramatic moment of my entire career." Sade: "Um." Rush:"Threw himself on the ground." Sade: "Um." Rush: "And cried like a little baby."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:49 32/11[[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boys Copy Numbers Sade Tells Gossip
First Line : Rush: "Almost finished, Gov?" Vic: "No, darn it, I struck some snags. What time is it?" Rush: "Almost six-thirty." Vic: "What time we supposed to be ready?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: <laughing> "Nuh-heh-heh. I had a nice, sociable gossip all by myself." Vic: "Nuh." Sade: "Well, <exhales> let's go."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:47 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vegetable Garden
First Line : Sade: "Why I thought you'd be delighted. And look at your faces. Jaws dropped down on your chests nine feet." Vic: "I don't see why my jaw should drop. The matter doesn't affect me."
%red%Last Line : Vic: <Sarcastic> "Somebody knock me over with a feather." Sade: "Yes, somebody knock me over with a feather."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:51 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
%red%Note : This episode is sometimes mis-dated 40/09/12.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gumpox vs Donahue
First Line : Vic: "Why do you sit and look sluggishly at your cards?" Rush: "Figuring out something." Vic: "At this rate I'll be an old man before the game is over."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "He was fit to be tied." Rush: "He-he. Howard was fit to be tied." Sade: "How do you mean?" Rush : "Howard the Horse."
%red%Note: Has opening commercial, but my copy of the show runs out before the end. Total file is 7:38. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 7:28 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: R J Konk's Improved Portrait
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley turned to the crowd of excited spectators, and executed a low, graceful bow. Then he wiped his mouth with a blue silk handkerchief, adjusted his necktie and prepared to give Lady Margaret fourteen kisses."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "The handsome young officer gazed around the arena. The carcasses of the mighty Kings of Beasts lay in grotesque positions. Third-Lieutenant Stanley gazed upward and beheld Lady Margret, still clinging to the trapeze. 'Come down!' he screamed, 'and I'll give you 47 kisses!'"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:43 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Y Y Flirch Best Looking Man
First Line : [from the living room] Vic: "You, Sade?" Sade: "Yes." Vic: "I'm home." Rush: "We know it. Saw your rubbers on the back porch." Vic: "I'm home, Sade."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well you can take your good looks and throw them in the creek Flirch. Good-Bye Flirch." <Hangs-Up> "So much for Flirch."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:14 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Donahue Gets Promotion
First Line : [from the kitchen] Sade: "Vic!" Vic: "Hi-ta-hi." Sade: "Mr. Donahue got the new job." Vic: "Did he?" Sade: "They called up from the roundhouse with the news only about ten minutes ago."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I feel so good for Mr. & Mrs. Donohue." Vic: "Um." Sade: "They're fine, fine people. Deserve everything they get." Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Hello, Lady? Guess what??"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:51 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush's Good Looks (partial Recording)
First Line : Rush: "-You're not proud and pleased girls up at high school are struck by my good old skull?" Sade: "No. Vic, hop up and call Fred and Ruthie."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Well, that was all Leland. Just wanted to get rid of a little steam. Ok, Leland. You Bet. You.." (file cuts out).
%red%Note: After the announcer's introduction there is dead air, followed by organ music. At 5:48 the dialogue begins.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:08 32/11. File has definitely been masticated by some amateur editor. [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: High School Gossip
First Line : Sade: "Willie, I was talking to %red%Miss Call %blue%this afternoon and she said Mr. Chinbunny got bawled out for letting 'em print his picture in the newspaper week before last or whenever it was."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Uh-heh-heh. I guess school ain't a place where children sit around and recite their lessons, peaceful and quiet." Rush: "Ah, no." Sade: "Um." Rush: "Wheels within wheels." Sade: "Hm." Rush: "Crossed wires. A seethin' river of human emotions."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:37 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bess Letter Grocery List on Top
First Line : Vic: "That a new Third-Lieutenant Stanley book you got there?" Rush: "Yeah, borrowed it off from Blue-Tooth Johnson this afternoon." Vic: "What's the title?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Uh.." Sade: "Wasn't that a lovely, long, interestin' letter?" Vic: "Uhh." Sade: "I have to get busy and answer it soon." Vic: "ehhh..." Sade <yawns grandly> "Boy. Let's go to the picture show."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:42 32/11[[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]

%blue%%note%Note: Ralph Edwards mentions Crisco's all-cash contest where contestants complete the sentence, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." Crisco is providing a recipe for a pineapple coconut layer cake to inspire contestants.

%note%According to ads in the Chicago Daily Tribune and the Los Angeles Times on March 10, 1940, the first Crisco contest would run from March 11th-31st and the second contest would run from April 8th-28th. The ad gives the recipe for a pineapple coconut cake. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark's Big Date
First Line : Sade: "What's your watch say?" Vic: "Huh?" Sade: "Look and see what time it is." Vic: "Clock on the blink?" Sade: "I guess so. Something's eatin' it. Acts like it goes awhile and then stops awhile."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Guess I'll stroll up to bed then." Rush: "Know what?" Vic: "What?" Rush: "Think I'll look around for a lady friend."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:43 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: Crisco's contest still on-going, but closing at midnight Sunday, March 31st.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Fakes the Coronet
First Line : Rush: "Why don'tcha wait for me when I holler?" Sade: "I wasn't going to stand out in the alley and freeze to death." Rush: "I'd have walked home with ya."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "A little higher." Vic: [singing] "D?" Rush: "Yeah." Vic: "See, kiddo? It's not hard to play the coronet."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:22 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: Ralph Edwards reminds the audience that there are only four days left to enter the contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No, Vic, No Trip to Chicago
First Line : Vic: "Where's your mother?" Rush: "In the other room. Or upstairs, maybe. Hey, you want to hear some interesting facts and figures about darkest Africa?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "If they're nice." Rush: "If they're nice. Matches, prunes, eggs, canned corn." Sade: "Mm, hm. Now you better scoot."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:33 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: Last mention of the contest before it closes.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Must Make a Call on a Girl
First Line : Sade: "Yes. [laughs] Ah, forget it, Mis' Skimple. I told Harold I'd give him candy and I have to make good on my promise. Didn't go to any expense at all."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Oh, what's the matter with your life?" Rush: "It won't be worth livin'. It won't be worth livin'." Sade: "Come on, fellas."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:50 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Can Blue-Tooth Sue the Bijou
First Line : Sade: "Let's not play anymore." Vic: "You tired?" Sade: [tired sound of assent] Vic: "A fine thing to do, beat a guy and then quit." Sade: [laughs] That was all the only game out of the whole caboodle I won."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Well, we didn't pay our way in." Vic: "You didn't?" Rush: "No." Sade: "You sneaked in the show?" Rush: "We sneaked in the show."
%red%Note: At the end of the show, announcer James Fleming states that "Next Monday, April 8th, starts Crisco's second exciting all-cash contest...tune in next Monday, April 8th, at the same time for full details." This show is most likely from Friday, April 5th. I am assuming James Fleming was substituting for Ralph Edwards, the regular announcer. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:26 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nicer to Sleep Over for Two Weeks
First Line : Rush: "By George, it's a horrible thing to contemplate." Sade: "Oh, contemplate wantaplate." Rush: "Mis' Scott hasn't mentioned it to you?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "No trouble at all. Only too glad to oblige. No, you send him right on over. Rush's bed is plenty big enough for both of the boys."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:23 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: James Fleming promotes Crisco's second big all-cash contest for completing the sentence, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." Crisco continues to provide their pineapple coconut layer cake recipe as inspiration.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Milton's Dirt in Fruit Jars
First Line : Rush: "Mom not around, huh?" Vic: "Uh, uh. Didn't she say something at the dinner table this noon about going shopping with Ruthie?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I expect ya to trot to the grocery store without puttin' up big arguments. I expect ya...What's the matter?" Rush: [near tears] "Nothin'."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:30 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
%red%Note: The audio cuts out during the announcer's intro to the scene. No mention of the Crisco contest. Announcer Melvin Allen asks the audience, "Don't forget to listen to Crisco's Vic and Sade Monday," so this must have been a Friday show. April 15th, 1940, was a Monday, so this date cannot be correct. It might have been the 12th, but there's no mention of the contest. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Heart Shaped Face
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley realized with dismay that he and Lady Margaret were completely surrounded by counterfeitin' South Sea islanders. 'Have courage, sweetheart,' he muttered."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Gonna sit here and grin and smirk and flirt and make goo goo eyes at myself into that mirror until you wish you'd never heard of a heart-shaped face."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:09 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
%red%Note: File cuts off after Vic's final line. Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Announcer Ralph Edwards states, "Yes, there's another first prize of five thousand dollars in Crisco's second big all-cash contest...and you're going to have fun entering this easy new contest, too." Same sentence as in the first contest, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engine Cab Ride to Chicago
First Line : Vic: "Holy smokes, Sade, the thing is ridiculous." Sade: "Why, I don't see why you say that. You'll save all that train fare, you'll ride to Chicago free and you'll have oceans of fun."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Paperweight old stone bruise?" Rush: "Yeah?" Vic: "Will you bring papa a glass of cold water?"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:38 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Working out Hank's Indebtedness
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley contemplated the oscillating head of the deadly cobra without fear. 'That pesky reptile better not bite me,' he remarked to Lady Margaret."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "'Give me three kisses before I choke the next counterfeitin' cannibal,' bellowed the handsome young officer. They were given with a will."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:27 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]



%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Picture Totally Mislabelled
First Line : Sade: "Both you and your father expressly asked for beef punkles. Beef punkles require ages and ages to get tender, so don't complain about the delay."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Vic?" Vic: "Doggone that doggone doggone luck." Sade: "Vic?" Vic: "What?" Sade: "Let's go eat our dinner."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:34 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mis' Scott Getting Too Chummy
First Line : Sade: "All through?" Rush: "Yeah, at last." Sade: "You studied real well. Almost two solid hours." Rush: "That long?" Sade: "Well, you got home from Blue-Tooth Johnson's house at eight-thirty."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "I expect us three people are what you call a contented family. Everybody likes everybody."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:22 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]



%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nicer the Goader
First Line : Sade: "Did you hit him?" Rush: "It wasn't a very hard hit." Sade: "But you did hit him." Rush: "More of a shove than a blow." Vic: "Your mother has warned you on several previous occasions to lay off Nicer, hasn't she, ink stain?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "How 'bout a hand or two of rummy, peanut brittle?" Rush: "Fine, fine." Vic: "Fish the cards out of the library table drawer."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:30 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]



%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teaching Cigar Smoking to Chinbunny
First Line : Sade: [laughs] "Oh, ish." Vic: "What's the matter?" Sade: "Oh, this trashy novel of Rush's." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley's a baboon."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Finally he says with intense admiration, 'You're a sport, Chinbunny. You're a real sport.'"
Note: Melvin Allen announces the five thousand dollar prize winner in Crisco's second and final all-cash contest which closed midnight April 28th.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Short Bio Of Little Dipper
First Line : Vic: "I can't get anywhere with this." Sade: "What is it you're doing?" Vic: "Trying to fix up a biography of Hank Gutstop." Sade: "Oh, for mercy sake."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Barbershop fella?" Vic: "Yeah, doggone it." Sade: "What's the matter?" Vic: "Hank Gutstop is sick."
%red%Note : This episode is sometimes mis-dated as 40/07/13.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Freedom Last Day of School
First Line : Sade: "I expect you wanna be by yourself." Vic: "Maybe I could concentrate better, kiddo." Sade: "All right. I'll take my sewin' upstairs."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Rush Gook on the end of the wire. Why, Rooster! [to his parents] Rooster Davis." Vic and Sade: "Hm." Rush: "How are ya, fella? Me, too. I'm walkin' on air."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge to Sleep Overnight at Gooks
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley winked, smirked and adjusted his cravat. 'Where are those couple kisses you promised me,' he cried. Lady Margaret pinkened."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Lady Margaret revived from her swoon and rose to a sitting position. 'How 'bout those couple kisses?' roared the handsome young officer. They were given with a will."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: June Xmas Card Pressure
First Line : Sade: "What on earth's this?" Rush: "Christmas card sample book." Sade: "Where'd it come from?" Rush: "Ain't it yours?" Sade: "Mine?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Here's a pretty good one. [reading aloud] During the Yultide season we eat lots of goose and cranberry sause and take chances on gettin' fat. Get off my foot, you son of a gun, or I'll hit you in the head with this baseball bat."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Wide Brimmed Hat
First Line : Sade: "I never heard of anything so fishy." Vic: "You are unwontedly incredulous, Dr. Sleetch." Sade: "I'll say I am. Why on earth would Kleeburgers make you a present of a hat?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "The hat'll have to go back." Vic: "Will it?" Sade: "Yes. The hat'll have to go back. Wish you'd take it off. Makes ya look like a peeled onion."
%red%Note: Record skips several times right after the first lines.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank's Job Royal Throne Barbershop
First Line : Vic: "Hi-ta-hi." Sade: "Hi. You been talking on the telephone all this time?" Vic: "Yep. How's the temperature out here?" Sade: "Much cooler than inside. We just about roasted while we were doing the dishes."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "What was the message?" Rush: "I quit my job." Vic: "I quit my job?" Rush: "I quit my job."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Gumpox Blows Kisses
First Line : Vic: "I gather from the way your little heart-shaped face lights up you won a glorious victory." Rush: "Three queens, three jacks and the four, five, six and seven of hearts."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "How does the garbage man go when he sees a lady?" Rush: "He goes [he blows a kiss]."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ruthie Has Secrets
First Line : Sade: "Salted peanuts even under the davenport." Vic: "Well, Fred's the guilty party. He was throwin' 'em up in the air and catchin' 'em in his mouth."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hey! Wallpaper, awaken! Fire! Murder! Cyclone! Earthquake!" Rush: [sleepily] "Ooh."
Note: About 30 seconds into the first commercial Melvin Allen starts to have difficulty speaking. There are uncharacteristic pauses in his delivery. At 52 seconds another announcer steps in and finishes the commercial. Allen returns for the episode's introduction and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge Calls His Mother
First Line : Vic: "Why can't I go in?" Sade: "Mr. Sludge is usin' the telephone." Vic: "Well?" Sade: "He's talkin' long distance to his mother and sister in Pontiac. I told him he could have privacy."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You had a lovely long chat with your mother and sister, didn'tcha? Here, take my handkerchief. Yours is soakin', soppin' wet."
%red%Note: Very poor sound. Missing opening commercial, part of announcer's introduction and final commercial. File runs 8:18. Although the sound is poor and the announcer's portion is very small, I would guess this is Mel Allen. Reviewing the show content, Richard Cohen has pointed out that Vic is working, which is very unlikely if it's the 4th, plus there is no mention at all of the holiday. I've noted that the weather is nice enough for Vic to be working on the porch steps, plus he tells Sludge, "Warm day," so this may have been a late spring or summer show. Is it possible it was repeated on the 4th, thus explaining the date of the file? This show, on occasion, has been listed as possibly coming from 1939. Richard has found that in the 39/06/05 show "Y.Y. Flirch Tries to Phone Vic," Vic hardly knows Sludge. It isn't until 1940 that Sludge has gained a reputation for being timid and crying easily. Also, he noticed that in three shows, 40/05/27 "Miss Scott Getting Too Chummy," 40/06/17 Mr. Sludge to Sleep Overnight at Gooks," and 40/07/04 "Mr. Sludge Calls His Mother," Sludge's age is consistently revealed as 43. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%%red%The announcer on this episode sounds to me like Ralph Edwards, whose announcing on Vic and Sade, to my understanding, ended in early April, 1940. With no other clues, I can't narrow down the date, but the July 4, 1940 date seems unlikely, if not impossible. Any ideas?%blue%[[~Louie Johnson]]

%note%The New York Times' "Today on the Radio" section for Thursday, July 4, 1940, lists Vic and Sade running on WJZ at 10:15 a.m. and on WEAF at 3:45 p.m. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Donahue Asks for Demotion
First Line : Rush: "Nobody can say for a fact oranges are more delicious than bananas, can they?" Vic: "No." Rush: "Well, Nicer Scott said it for a fact." Vic: "Did you paste him one upside the snoot?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, let's hop to the kitchen, Willie, and see what we have to have from the grocery store."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Shows Razorscum Album
First Line : Sade: "Is your father still in the kitchen?" Rush: "I guess so. Unless he went down the basement." Sade: "Vic!" Rush: [laughs] "He may have tried to run out on you."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "All right, uh, this fella on the next page here is Melvin Razorscum. See his oblong head?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/08/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bacon Sandwiches
First Line : Rush: "Mom!" Sade: "Hey, don'tcha be coming in that front door with your muddy feet." Rush: "I'm not." Sade: "Go 'round to the back."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I got things to do." Rush: "Well, it's been a pleasant chat." Sade: [yawns] "Yeah."

Note: I've come across 2 versions of this show. First version starts off with the Announcer's opening, then a commercial with the O'Brien Family. Second Version Starts with a rather sickly version of the theme, the Announcer's opening, then a commercial with Mrs. Beech. I'm of the opinion the second version is the proper one. [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net| John Liska]]
%blue%%note% According to my research, "Mrs. Beech" 's duties on the program occured only during the second half of 1942. Also, The announcer is unmistakably Mel Allen (any 1950's to 1960's New York Yankees fan would back me up on that) and his duties as announcer ran for one full year beginning in early May, 1940. This episode contains one of my favorite announcer spoonerisms where Mel says "it's apple tie pime" and then chuckles at his own mistake. [[Louie Johnson]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/09/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge Grows a Moustache
First Line : Rush: "Leland Richards claims he's gonna give Annabelle Hemstreet a gunny sack full of marshmallows on her birthday." Vic: "Does Leland admire Annabelle?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "See my troubles are just beginnin'. I thought I had two men. Find out I got two five-year-olds. Come on."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/10/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hot Soup
First Line : Vic: "This is the kind of weather that puts pep in a guy." Sade: "Gettin' colder out?" Vic: "Much. Atmosphere is charged with icy invigoration." Sade: "How's your sniffles?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "No, Miss Call." Vic: "Is she carryin' somethin'? Rush: [laughs] "Uh, huh" Vic: "Hot soup?" Rush: "Hot soup."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/11/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Man Caught in Revolving Door
First Line : Vic: "Sade, I have issued my ultimatum for the last time. Repair above stairs, if you please, and pack your valise." Sade: "That joke gets tiresome." Vic: "Don't try to brazen it out, madam."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I can see the brick mush man as plain as day." Sade: "All right, fellas." Vic: "Meat done?" Sade: "Should be. Let's go to the kitchen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Bijou Lifetime Pass
First Line : Sade: "Who pays for this baboon?" Vic: "Beg pardon?" Sade: "Do we pay for this baboon?" Vic: "What baboon, my dear?" Sade: "Didn'tcha see what tonight's paper stated about 'em buying a new baboon for Miller Park?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Do us taxpayers have to shell out money for this baboon they're buyin' for Miller Park Zoo?" Vic: "Sure." Sade: "Well, nobody asked me if I wanted a baboon."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bess' Letter from 1937
First Line : Vic: [from the kitchen] "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho!" Sade: "I got a bone to pick with him." Rush: "Gov?" Sade: "Yep." Rush: "Hi!" Vic: "Greetings, Dr. Sleetch. Is your mother home or is she downtown spendin' all my money?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "August 9th, 1937." Vic: "Hm." Sade: "August 9th, 1937." Vic: "Hm." Sade: "Poor Bess."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Howard Has a New Harness
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley showed no trace of fear as he watched the slow approach of the counterfeitin' South Sea islanders. Lady Margaret, on the other hand, was frantic with apprehension."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "'Hey you, how 'bout that good ol' hug and kiss?' cried Third-Lieutenant Stanley suddenly, and the beautiful woman trotted across the clearing, her china blue eyes aglow."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: H K Fleeber's 48 Teeth
First Line : Vic: "Doggone it." Sade: "What's the trouble?" Vic: "I'm not gettin' anywhere." Sade: "Can't think of anything to say?" Vic: "Well there isn't much [record skip] say. You can say the whole thing in one sentence."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Teeth may come and teeth may go, but ladies and gentlemen take off your hat to H. K. Fleeber of Grovelman, South Carolina."
%red%Note: Announcer Lyle Van states, "...and there we leave Crisco's Vic and Sade until Monday," so this was a Friday show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Applerot Shoves Sade Around
First Line : [from upstairs] Sade: "Who's that? You, Rush?" Rush: "Yeah. When didja move the furniture?" Sade: "This afternoon. You by yourself?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Ol' darn people comin' in my own house and doin' exactly what they please. Look at this room. Look at it!" Rush: "Ah, Mom."
%red%Note: Ralph Edwards is announcing and the last show I can find with him doing in the announcing is 40/05/06 "Working Out Hank's Indebtedness." This show belongs somewhere between January and early May. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank's $200 Wardrobe
First Line : Sade: "What did Hank Gutstop want?" Vic: "Oh, did he telephone here?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "And ya told him where I was?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gov, can I have a dime?" Vic: "No." Rush: "Mom?" Sade: "What?" Rush: "Can I have a dime?" Sade: "No."
%red%Note: I'd recommend placing this show in March 1940. Announcer Ralph Edwards promotes Crisco's new all-cash contest for completing the phrase, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." Crisco is providing a pineapple coconut layer cake recipe to inspire the contestants. See 40/03/19 and 40/04/10. This show could be from March or April. I'm leaning toward the first all-cash contest in March because Edwards and Fleming make a point of saying in the April shows that they're promoting Crisco's second all-cash contest. In this show, Edwards simply states this is a new all-cash contest. Plus, the pineapple coconut cake recipe appears in an ad on March 10, 1940. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Letter to Walter
First Line : Vic: "Here, here, my man. There's a rule about lookin' at the discards." Rush: "You do it." Vic: "When?" Rush: "Lots of times."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Now I've got to write a letter to ease my conscience." Rush: "Hm."
%red%Note: File length 13:07. This file has multiple edits. The opening commercial for Crisco talks about volunteer work for the war, but the episode may be an earlier transcription (possibly from 1940) that's being replayed. The quality of the show's sound worsens at 10:23, where an edit has been made. There is no final commercial. At the end the announcers introduce themselves as Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald saying goodbye for Ivory Flakes (another Proctor and Gamble product like Crisco). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%%blue%I can confirm this is another instance where someone edited commercials onto a file that didn't originally contain those commercials: my research shows Ed Herlihy with Margaret McDonald for Ivory Flakes ran from July to September, 1944 (except July 17 thru July 28 when Lamont Johnson substituted for Ed and Margaret).%blue%[[~Louie Johnson]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shake Hands with R J Konk
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley glared inimically at the chief of the counterfeitin' South American pygmies. 'What didja want to go to work and shoot me with that poisoned arrow for?' he demanded."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "The beautiful woman tripped forward willingly, her soft, rounded arms outstretched."
%red%Note: My file, running 15:12, starts with a quick ad for Ivory Soap for dishwashing before the show begins. Announcer Ed Herlihy states that Procter and Gamble is helping churches provide for the poor this winter by giving cash for Crisco labels, Camay wrappers and Ivory Flakes box tops. There isn't a start date announced for this charity drive (the earliest newspaper ad is October 4th), but the last day to turn in box tops, labels and wrappers is announced as December 2nd. I have located newspaper ads in 1939 and 1940 that mention this cash giveaway to churches. Please see note below. Ed Herlihy became a regular Vic and Sade announcer in late 1941, which raises the question whether this file belongs in 1941. However, so far I cannot locate any evidence that this campaign ran in late 1941 or in '42, '43, or '44, for that matter. This show may have run in either October or November of 1940. Because of Herlihy's statements in the commercial at the end of the show, "To help your church get its full share of the fund..." and "Remember, the sooner you begin the more money your church will collect," I'd give this show a broadcast date of October 1940. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%Newspapers advertised the "Cash for Your Church" plan in 1939 (campaign ended on January 2, 1940) and 1940 (campaign ended on December 2, 1940). In 1939, consumers were to collect Oxydol box tops and Ivory Soap wrappers. In 1940, it was Ivory Flakes, Crisco and Camay. The 1940 newspaper ads can be found in: The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, TX, October 4, page 11, Loper's ad; Daily Kennebec Journal, Kennebec, MA, October 12, page 5, Smith's Cash Market ad; The Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI, October 17, page 19, Kuebler Food Stores ad; The Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, PA, October 25, page 11, Kroger's ad; The Cullman Democrat, Cullman, AL, November 7, page 4, Hill Grocery Co. ad; The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 7, page 2, Davidson's ad. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Too Many Faces in the Windows
First Line : Vic: "Did you decide to drop by for breakfast?" Rush: "What time is it?" Vic: "MIDNIGHT!"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "That won't be necessary." Vic: "Yes, it will." Rush: "Why?" Vic: "I'm scared to go upstairs in the dark by myself. Say, what's that!?"
%red%Note: Melvin Allen mentions during the first commercial that "we're right smack in the middle of summer," which could be late July or very early August. It may not be possible to date this show other than sometime in the summer of 1940. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Beautiful, Beautiful Wallpaper
First Line : Sade: "What exactly did Mr. Erickson say?" Rush: [laughs] "He says, 'Tell your mother I dropped by to leave these beautiful, beautiful wallpaper patterns.'"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Uh, a dainty design and a pleasing color contrast certain to win the delighted approval of discriminatin' people."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Demise of Bernice
First Line : Sade: "You look sad." Rush: "I am." Sade: "Get a bad mark in your algebra?" Rush: "Huh, uh." Sade: "What's the matter?" Rush: "Bernice died today."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Is that peculiar or not?" Sade: "It's peculiar." Rush: "It's most peculiar." Sade: "Mm." [long pause before announcer comes in].
%red%Note: According to Richard Cohen there is a file with more dialogue available. The dialogue should end with Rush: "Bernice, Howard's loving sister, passed away today." Then an organ plays a solemn quote of "The Old Gray Mare" and into slow "Little House..."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Now on Marching Team
First Line : Sade: "You've been honored, huh?" Vic: "Signally. I've been named a member of the All-Star Marching Team of the Sacred Stars of the Milky Way."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Fritter, saluday. In hoax sinus trouble holo hunk. [giggles] Dim wit non disputandem es spittle dum cluck estuary bop."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Roebush Has to Wait
First Line : Sade: "I didn't blame her. I didn't blame her one bit. I was glad she showed some spunk for once." Rush: "Mis' Stembottom hardly ever loses her temper."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [angrily] "...I want to know all about Ruthie. Tell me about Ruthie!
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Very poor sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chit Chat South American
First Line : Vic: "If I was half a man I'd follow my inclinations and stretch out on the davenport. I'd call up the office and tell 'em not to expect me this afternoon."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Two seconds, we said, Willie." Rush: "Uh, huh." Sade: "Dinner dishes are waitin' in the sink." Rush: "Uh, huh." Sade: "Shall we jump?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Wallpaper There's a Catch
First Line : Vic: "Who's in the livin' room?" Rush: "Mr. Erickson." Vic: "Oh, ecstasy, our adorable landlord." Rush: "I think he's just leavin'. Heard him and mom walk into the hallway a minute ago."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Look at these lovely, lovely wallpaper samples." Vic: "Mm, hm." Sade: "They're so pretty." Vic: "Mm, hm." Rush: "Hey, Mom, no. It's not that bad."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Landlady's Photos Again
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Can't we all [clears his throat] sit in a row on the davenport? Then everybody can look at the photographs at once." Sade: "Four makes a pretty tight squeeze of it, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I have never in my whole life ever been to Boon, Iowa." Sade and Rush: "Mm." Uncle Fletcher: "No, sir!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Considering Joining Lodge
First Line : Sade: "Ruthie passed a little remark this afternoon that might interest you, Vic." Vic: "What remark was that, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "Fred might possibly be talked into joinin' the lodge."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Vic, get that look off your face. Ya hear? Get that look off your face."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wives' Rule Book
First Line : Sade: "I received a peachy letter from lodge headquarters this afternoon." Vic: "You did?" Sade: "They wanta sell me a book."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Here, take this letter and leaflet." Rush: "Don't want 'em?" Sade: "No." Rush: "Garbage bucket?" Sade: [yawns] "Garbage bucket."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher to Meet 1:00 AM Train
First Line : Sade: "Believe I'll go to bed." Vic: "What time is it?" Sade: "Gettin' on for eleven." Vic: "Really?" Sade: "Thirty-five minutes past ten, anyway."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: [reading aloud] "To Fletcher Rush from August and Henrietta Fisherly." [to himself] "Who in thunder's August and Henrietta Fisherly?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Marching for Me
First Line : Sade: "I'm certainly not gonna do any marchin'." Vic: "Well, no marching's required of ya." Sade: "I don't even wanna be involved."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Kindly hand me that piece of newspaper there by your foot. I have not as yet read the financial page."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Wins Broad Brimmed Hat
First Line : Rush: "I guess cards run in streaks. By George, last time we played I got dealt spread after spread after spread. This afternoon my pasteboards' as rotten as a horse."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I say what do you want to do?" Vic: "I said no! I said no and I meant no!"
Note: Announcement of the grand prize winner, Mrs. Henry Bowers, in Crisco's first Double Cash Contest. Mel Allen announces that Crisco's final Double Cash Contest closes on Saturday. Contestants must finish the jingle, "For cakes, pies and frying each day, Most any wise housewife will say, Use Crisco--it's sure--So creamy and pure...." %red%Because of the announcement that the final contest was ending on Saturday, I believe this show was broadcast between April 28th and May 1st. It's unlikely to have been Friday because Mel Allen doesn't ask the audience to tune in on Monday. He simply states to tune in the next time. Please see note below. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%According to ads in both the Chicago Daily Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, dated March 16, 1941, the first double cash contest ran from March 16th through April 5th, and the second double cash contest ran from April 13th through May 3rd. In the Los Angeles Times it also states in the rules that the grand prize winner will be announced on both "Vic and Sade" and on a show called "Right To Happiness." The L.A. Times gives the jingle and I have capitalized the words that indicate the start of a new line. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marching Team Pictures
First Line : Vic "Did you glance through my lodge magazine?" Sade "Your lodge magazine? Why, I haven't even seen it." Vic: "Didn't it come this afternoon?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hm. Only clue we got to what O.X. Bellyman looks like is this picture of a bicycle." Vic: "Sloppy." Sade: "I agree." Vic: "Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy."
Note: Mel Allen announces that a new contest begins next week, the Crisco Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: After Dinner Talk
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "There's no hurry about this, Sadie. We can talk about it any time it's convenient for you." Sade: "Right now is fine."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "But one thing I'm sure of. He never went to Thinburry, Ohio, and married a Williamson like J.D. Haas claimed. Never!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. File is incomplete, cutting off at 7:40.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Muddled Shopping Money
First Line : Sade: "Oh, darn it." Vic: "What's the trouble, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "I just thought of something." Vic: "Don't tell me you left your lighted cigar on the highly polished surface of my dresser."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush?" Rush: "Uh, huh?" Sade: "Wipe off your face. Chocolate or something on your chin. Darn it!"
Note: Continuation of the Crisco Double Cash Contest. Mel Allen gives the jingle to be completed.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank's Weather Service
First Line : Sade: [giggles] "She got the point, for once. Tittered like a horse. Ruthie don't generally catch on to jokes. She's smart in her own way, but little funny trash usually slips right past her."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Where are the cards?" Rush: "Right here." Vic: "Well, take 'em out! Just don't sit there."
Note: Another mention of the Double Cash Contest. Mel Allen also announces that after tomorrow "Vic and Sade" is moving to a new network and time.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Wants His Interest
First Line : Rush: "Busy there, Gov?" Vic: "Not especially. I'm over the hump. Got the wrinkles ironed out of these invoices. Now all I have to do is copy off my figures neatly on a clean piece of paper."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Thanks. Now beat it. I wasted enough time. Got this work to finish. If I don't ge--Whatcha wanta do? Shake hands? [laughs] Okay, put'er there."
Note: Mel Allen announces that this is the last week in the Crisco Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Company Coming, 13 People
First Line : Sade: "Why didn't you tell me before?" Vic: "I saw no particular necessity for it. Matter of fact, I considered it such a trivial matter it slipped my mind."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Beg pardon, Sadie?" Sade: [laughs] "I say fine." Uncle Fletcher: "Fine, fine, fine."
%red%Note: Mel Allen states that this is Crisco's second and final Double Cash Contest, so this show should be from April 28th through May 1st. No mention of tuning in Monday by Mel Allen. Please see note from 41/03/04 for the dates of the two contests. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner Invitation Withdrawn
First Line : Rush: "Where's mom at?" Vic: "She stepped across the alley to borrow a chunk of butter from Ma Harris. If you hadn't been upstairs asleep, you coulda gone."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush?" Rush: "What?" Sade: "We'd better start scarin' up a bite to eat."
Note: Mel Allen states that the Double Cash Contest ends tomorrow, April 5th, at midnight.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sleep Tight, Mr Donahue
First Line : Rush: "Busy, Gov?" Vic: "Just coastin'. I've finished all the hard work. All I hafta do now is copy off a bunch of figures on a clean piece of paper."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "They're off." Vic: "Hi, Vernon." Vic and Rush: "Hi, Nicer." Vic: "Hi, Urquhart.
Note: Another mention of the second and final Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 40 Lbs of Golf Clubs
First Line : Sade: "But that sounds dangerous." Vic: "Dangerous? Chances are I'll get killed." Sade: "Well, do you have to do it?" Vic: "Well, Bullard's my superior in the company. When he issues an order it behooves me to carry it out."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, Dr. Sleetch?" Rush: "Grocery store?" Sade: "Grocery store."
%red%Note: No mention of the contest. In the first commercial Ed Herlihy talks about a new Crisco process that makes it creamier. These ads started showing up after the Crisco contest ended on May 3rd. Also, in the final commercial, Herlihy says, "You know, with summer on the way, your appetite just naturally turns to seafood...." This show is probably from May or even June. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shopping Trip $5.00 Bank
First Line : Vic: [laughs] "As long as you're convinced your accounts are straight, why bother checkin' back over 'em? "Sade: "Just for fun. You're always joshin' me I can't go shoppin' with Ruthie and not get my money mixed up."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You're goin' to in a minute, though. Look at ya. All you can do to keep your faces straight."
Note: Mel Allen states that the second week in Crisco's final Double Cash Contest is almost over, so this show is from late April. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Wins Broad- Brimmed Hat
First Line : Rush: "I guess cards run in streaks. By George, last time we played I got dealt spread after spread after spread. This afternoon my pasteboards' as rotten as a horse."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I say what do you want to do?" Vic: "I said no! I said no and I meant no!"
%red%Note: Same as 41/03/04 and please see the notes for that date. I believe this show was broadcast in late April or early May. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Picture on Quarterly Cover
First Line : Vic: "Are there any people present who can keep a secret?" Rush: "Blue-Tooth Johnson claims he's got an important secret."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Can I have a nickel the day after the day after the day after the day after tomorrow?" Vic: "Hm." Rush: "Gov?" Vic: "No!"
Note: Mel Allen states that all contest entries must be postmarked by midnight tomorrow, May 3rd. Contest winners are read.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Landlord's Sneaky Trick
First Line : Vic: "Erickson sure is a cute one for figurin' out smart angles." Sade: "Well, I don't call this angle so smart." Vic: "It's certainly ingenious."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You look like rain your own self." Rush: [giggles] "Okay." Sade: "Well, come on, Willie. Help me close the window."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Exalted Big Dipper Day
First Line : Vic: "I 'spose you noticed I received a letter from lodge headquarters today." Sade: "Yeah, person can't mistake that yellow envelope."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well?" Sade: [laughs feebly] "All right." Vic: "You'll do it?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "Thank ya."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Wants Mementos Stored
First Line : Rush: "Hi, there!" Uncle Fletcher: "Hello, Rush!" Rush: "Isn't anybody home?" Uncle Fletcher: "Fine. [Rush laughs] Glorious day."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Hobert Anderson. Married a woman forty-one years old." Rush: "How old was he?" Uncle Fletcher: "Forty-seven. Hello, Sadie!"
%red%Note: This show has a different format from the other May shows. It shares similarities with shows that ran from August through December of 1941. Starting with 41/08/26 "Uncle Fletcher the Protector" you hear the new longer opening before the first commercial: a doorbell rings, a door opens and the announcer says, "Hello [or Hello, there!] Get ready to smile again with radio's home folks, Vic and Sade. Vic and Sade, written by Paul Rhymer, is brought to you each weekday...." Instead of two announcers, one for the commercials and the other to introduce the show dialogue, these shows have only one announcer. "Uncle Fletcher Wants Mementos Stored" may belong in August or September. The weather is pleasant and Rush is playing baseball in Tatman's vacant lot. There's no mention of the contest that ran from September 29th through November 2nd, and after the contest, starting with 41/11/04 "Send the Slippers Back," you begin hearing Ivory commercials at the end of the show. Thanks to Richard Cohen for his notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Door Stop Plan
First Line : Sade: "Where did you see Uncle Fletcher?" Rush: "Up at the corner of Kelsey Street. He was on his way to the Bright Kentucky Hotel to visit Mr. Gumpox."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I'll hold your door either open or shut." Rush: "Step up and call me George."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Keys
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, I carry considerable keys in my pockets, always have." Rush: "I never saw so many in one bunch." Uncle Fletcher: "Better than a hundred here."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Uh. Yeah, I carry keys. All through my life I've carried keys. Made the point never to throw away a key." Rush: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "I carry keys."
%red%Note: First commercial incomplete.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Five Men from Maine
First Line : Rush: "He said these five fellas in Hunkerman, Maine, were very anxious to meet ya. He said they'd all be greatly honored if you'd make the trip."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Um, Ollie J. Yawk, V. Donald Gicks, Q.L. Cunningham, D.S. Lank, and Urquhart Q. Urquhart."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy says "And don't forget to listen to Vic and Sade the next time." That was a Monday-Thursday sign off, but this is dated as a Friday show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush, Bulletin Board Monitor
First Line : Sade: "Appreciate how long you've been sittin' here?" Vic: "Uh, uh." Sade: "Fifteen minutes." Vic: "Really? That long?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "...Mr. Rush Gook has a pair of ice skates for sale. Mr. Rush Gook has never been west of Peoria. Mr. Rush Gook likes pie."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy starts off with, "Gosh, we're heading right into another nice weekend..." and signs off with, "Don't forget to listen to Vic and Sade Monday," so we at least know this was a Friday show. We have shows dated the 2nd, 16th and 30th (but I doubt the 30th, see note), so that leaves the 9th and 23rd available (and the 30th). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Calls Long Distance
First Line : Sade: "How nice of Miss Keller to make the suggestion." Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, huh." Sade: "Thoughtful of her, too." Uncle Fletcher: "Fine landlady."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll telephone Bessie some other time." Sade: "Huh." Uncle Fletcher: "Believe I'll go home."
%red%Note: Richard Cohen of the Friends of Vic and Sade pointed out to me, and I verified, that June 1, 1941 was a Sunday. He believes the possible date range of broadcast to be 41/05/26 - 41/05/29. Dialogue in 41/06/03 "Hammock" mentions that Uncle Fletcher hasn't been by since last week, possibly because he's miffed over some unnamed incident which might refer to the long-distance call-placing business. I agree with Richard's assessment. This isn't likely to be a Friday show because Ed Herlihy tells the audience to listen to Vic and Sade the next time, which was a Monday-Thursday sign-off. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hammock
First Line : Sade: "When on earth you gonna get around to puttin' up our porch swing?" Vic: "You said the chains were rusted through." Sade: "Buy a new one."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Meet my son, Harry." Sade: "Where's he?" Vic: "He's down underneath here someplace. Oh, Harry!"
%red%My show file, running 14:20, ends with a rare commercial for Lava soap. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grand Old Lodge Lady
First Line : Rush: "Huh. That's the third time in five minutes you've made a mistake, Gov." Vic: "Hardly be a matter of life and death if it had been the fourth time."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You're goin' to the picture show?" Vic: "I'm goin' to the picture show. Now. By myself."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Letter Writing Plot
First Line : Vic: "While I'm waitin' for the meat to get done, Dr. Sleetch, you may hand me the sheaf of letters, postcards and telegrams that arrived this morning." Sade: "None come."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hey, you know, let's go eat our dinner." Sade: "Yeah, let's do. Come on." Rush: "I am ready."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who's Who in Kitchenware
First Line : Rush: "Article here about Y.I.I.Y. Skeeber." Sade: "Yeah, I saw it." Rush: "Uh, Y.I.I.Y. Skeeber returned yesterday after a business trip-" Sade: "I said I read that."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Victor R. Gook. Ah, the name itself is music. Too beautiful, too beautiful, too beautiful."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/07/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Easy Chair
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "First rate easy chair for sittin' on, Rush. It was built to last. I've had it twenty years and it's good for twenty years more." Rush: "Looks comfortable, all right."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Preached a good many years there in Belvedere." Vic: "Hm." Rush: [whispers] "Later died." Uncle Fletcher: "Later died."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and final commercial. Abbreviated announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/07/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred's Concrete Partition
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "No, haven't even started to leave yet, Fred. [Laughs] I don't guess Vic's even got his shirt on yet. Oh, I expect we oughta be there in the next twenty, twenty-five, thirty minutes."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Side saddle old chicken liver?" Rush: "Yeah?" Vic: "Trot upstairs and fetch me down my easy slippers."
%red%Note: Missing announcer's scene-setting introduction to the episode. I can't detect the sound of an edit. The intro may not have been recorded. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/08/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher the Protector
First Line : Sade: "We got company, Rush." Rush: "Have we?" Sade: "Uncle Fletcher's out on the front porch." Rush: "Oh?" Sade: "Come out and help me entertain him."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: [calls out] "Better get on home, Blue-Tooth, looks like rain!" [to Sade and Rush] "Blue-Tooth's a good boy." Sade and Rush: "Yes, he is."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/09/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Gets Gift Wrap Again
First Line : Sade: "You don't have to think about that already, do ya?" Vic: "Sure." Sade: "But Christmas is so far away." Vic: "Oh, not so far away."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Hello, am I listening to the tones in the voice of good old Heine Call? How are ya, Heine? How are ya?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/09/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Don't Help Dust Uncle Fletcher
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Gee, Ruthie, I'd like to but I'm afraid I just can't. No, I've laid out a whole big smear of work for myself this morning. I thought I'd clean my downstairs and really get in the corners."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I'm...I'm leaving in ten minutes." Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, huh. [pause] I guess I left my hat out on the kitchen table."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/09/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bright Kentucky Hotel Speaker
First Line : Rush: "That you, Mom?" Vic: [from the kitchen] "Hi." Rush: "Hi, Gov." Vic: "Mom in there?" Rush: "No." Vic: "Oh, Sade!"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "What's his excuse?" Vic: "He has to take his cousin to the dentist."
Note: Ed Herlihy announces that a new Double Cash Contest starts today. Contestants must finish the statement, "I like Crisco for pies because...."%red% Because of the start date of the contest listed in the Los Angeles Times, shouldn't this show be dated 41/09/29? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%According to an ad in the Los Angeles Times, dated September 28, 1941, this contest ran from September 29th through November 2nd. The contest rules state that the winners will be announced on "Vic and Sade" and "Right to Happiness." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's Surprise Christmas Gift
First Line : Sade: "Vic, will you be a wonderful, fine, elegant fella and do something without kicking and complaining?" Vic: "Oh, what's this now?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush. I asked you a question. I said what are you starin' at me funny for?" Rush: "Ladies' stuff."
Note: The Crisco Double Cash Contest continues.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher
First Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Gee, Blue-Tooth, I'd like to but I guess I hadn't better. No, I gotta whole slew of algebra problems to work."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll sharpen 'er up and bevel 'er off." Rush: [laughs] Uncle Fletcher: "I'll sharpen 'er up and bevel 'er off."
Note: Another mention of the Crisco Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred and the Fifth Tire
First Line : Sade: "I didn't like it one little, teeny, tiny bit." Vic: "Tell him so?" Sade: "No, I never. You appreciate how I am around Fred Stembottom. Tongue-tied."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "An automobile tire." Sade: "Yes, an automobile tire." Vic: [Grunts assent] Sade: "Darn Fred."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy states that the Crisco Double Cash Contest is ending this Sunday, November 2nd, at midnight (please see note for 41/09/25). At the end of the show he also states that the contest ends in six days, so I believe this show is from Monday, 41/10/27. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Declines Coronet Lessons
First Line : Sade: "Lodge meeting's draggin' out a good long time tonight." Rush: "Yes." Sade: "It's gettin' on for eleven o'clock." Rush: "I wouldn't be surprised with what lodge meeting's finished and the fellas strolled over to the Greek's to drink coffee and talk."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hm. Stuff happens, don't it?" Rush: "Sure does." Sade: "Stuff happens." Vic: [on the phone] "Hello, Hank? Vic Gook, Hank."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy says this is the final week of the Crisco Double Cash Contest. At the end of the show he states that the contest ends in four days (please see note for 41/09/25), so I believe this show is from Wednesday, 41/10/29. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Broken Alarm Clocks
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "This fella, Art Gummers, invented a fish stretcher. Idea was you go fishin' and then bring your catch 'round to Art's place and he'd stretch your fish for ya on this contraption of his and they'd look bigger when you showed 'em off to your friends."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Fine, fine." Vic: "Rush." Rush: "No, Gov." Vic: "Rush." Rush: "Ah, Gov." Vic: "Hand me my little hammer!"
%red%Note: During the show, Rush mentions that he was down at the YMCA, which this week is celebrating its founder's birth one hundred and twenty years ago. Sir George Williams was born on October 11, 1821. In 1941, the 11th was a Saturday, so my guess is this show actually ran on one of the weekdays from the 6th through the 10th or possibly the 13th through the 17th. It's very unlikely this show ran on the 31st.
%red%2nd Note: I have three files of this show, two of them with commercials (they run 12:53, 15:34 and 15:36). None of the commercials mention the Crisco Double Cash Contest, which is an odd omission because all other existing shows from the contest period always mention the contest.
%red%3rd Note: My complete file running 15:34 has two ads for Ivory Flakes with Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald. This pairing would not be heard until the summer of 1944. To see where these ads came from before they were edited onto this file, check the file dated 44/07/05 "Big Dipper Dashes for Robe." At approximately 2:13 into the file you will hear McDonald say, "Incidentally, strain tests were made." This appears to match the abbreviated Ivory Flakes ad at the start of "Broken Alarm Clocks." To find the source of the ad at the end of "Broken Alarm Clocks," check the file dated 44/07/07 "Second Letter from Yellow Jump." The ad at the end of this show appears to match the ad edited onto the end of "Broken Alarm Clocks." In both you'll hear Herlihy say, "Again, Monday, join in the fun with Vic and Sade." You'll also find the "used fats" service announcement at the end of both "Second Letter" and this particular file of "Broken Alarm Clocks."
%red%4th Note: My other complete file, running 15:36, breaks with the format of the shows that ran from August through December of 1941. There should be a ringing doorbell and the announcer saying "Hello, there! Get ready to smile again with radio's home folks, Vic and Sade. Vic and Sade, written by Paul Rhymer, is brought to you each weekday by...." If you check the other shows, you won't find organ music, as you do in this file. Looking at the commercials, from August through October there was a Crisco commercial at the start and end of each show. Sometime in November, probably after the Crisco contest ended, the last commercial was for Ivory Flakes. This file ends with a Lava soap commercial. The only other file I have advertising Lava is at the end of 41/06/03 "Nicer Scott's Hammock." The dialogue portion of "Broken Alarm Clocks" definitely belongs in October of 1941 (because of Rush's mention of the YMCA celebration). I'm not convinced that the start-of-show greeting and the organ music belongs here. I can't prove that the Lava commercial actually comes from the summer of 1941, but I'm suspicious of it because the rest of this file appears to be edited together. Plus, as mentioned in my 2nd Note, it's more likely the last commercial would be advertising the Crisco contest. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Send the Slippers Back
First Line : Rush: "But it says in big letters on the wrappin' paper, 'Do not open until Christmas.'" Sade: "I opened it anyway. To see if the easy slippers were too big or too little."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Why is there a picture of an Indian guide smokin' a pipe of peace on the toe of the other easy slipper?" Rush: "Haven't the slightest idea." Vic: "Oh." Rush: "Don't cry, Gov."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Xmas Gift List Too Long
First Line : Sade: "No, Vic." Vic: "Beg pardon?" Sade: "You're not gonna send Christmas presents to all these fellas." Vic: "All what fellas?" Sade: "On this scrap of paper."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Percy X. Snoot." Vic: "Sadie?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Please?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Humiliated on Thanksgiving
First Line : Sade: "The bride, leaning heavily upon the arm of her father, was radiant in a going away costume of off-apricot with stockings and pumps to match, with burnt caramel accessories and a small cloche hat."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Since the motorcycle has no sidecar, the newlyweds rode away one seated behind the other."
Note: Ed Herlihy, on behalf of the show, sends holiday greetings on this Thanksgiving Day.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Crowded Car Ride
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "No. Now you take plant 17 there in Dubuque, Iowa." Rush: [from upstairs] "Mom!" Vic: "Seems they have a foreman, an assistant foreman and an assistant foreman's helper."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [from upstairs] "Mom! I can't find my pants!" Vic: "Sade?" Sade: "Hm?" Vic: "He can't find his pants."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Hookey for Vic and Rush
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Well, it all depends on whether I get through or not, Ruthie. Oh, got oceans of work mapped out for this morning."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Sadie." Sade: "Goodbye." Uncle Fletcher: "Glorious day." Sade: "Yes, isn't it?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Strictly Business Christmas Loan
First Line : Rush: [in his father's office] "Since this is business and strictly business, I thought I'd keep it on a business basis." Vic: "Discuss it at my place of business?" Rush: "Exactly."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "It was a very pleasant interview. Shake hands?" Rush: "Sure." Vic: "Come back again." Rush: "I will. Goodbye." Vic: "Goodbye, sir."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Trip to Plant No 17
First Line : Vic: "Who's in the other room?" Rush: "Some dear old chums of you and mom." Vic: "Who are they?" Rush: "Mr. and Mrs. Somebody and a friend of theirs from someplace."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "They're leavin' in just a little bit. Will ya come?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Winnie! Look! Here's Victor!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Bottom Buffet Drawer
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Guess Sadie's not home." Rush: "Probably upstairs or down cellar. The back door was unlocked. Mom very seldom even goes across the alley to Miss Harris' without lockin' the back door."
%red%Last Line :
%red%Note: My file, running 15:23, starts with a rare recording of a Procter and Gamble soap commercial (P&G white natural soap) before the doorbell rings at the start of the show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 34 Christmas Gifts for $20.00
First Line : Sade: "Nuisance? It's a lot more than just a nuisance. It's a big, mean job of work." Vic: "Well, I didn't know, kiddo." Sade: "No, you never know. That's the man of it."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [laughing] "And the man thats name and address and everything all rhyme?" Vic: [reading aloud] "Mr. Rishigan Fishigan of Sishigan, Michigan."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: North Dakota River Bottom Revel
First Line : Sade: "What's a North Dakota River Bottom Revel?" Vic: "I gather it's a beloved old winter time custom widely observed in this part of the country."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Rishigan Fishigan of Sishigan, Michigan'll swarm in the house amid a swirl of snow. He'll throw off his coat and hat. Hello, Vic! Hello, Sadie! Who's this fine little man? I bet it's Rushie! Come here Rushie while I toss ya in the air!"
Note: Ed Herlihy starts the show by saying, "Hello there on Christmas Day," and wishes the audience a Merry Christmas.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Left and Right Handed Stacey Yopp
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "The handsome young officer regarded the band of counterfeitin' coffee ground fortune tellers with the utmost contempt."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Oh, goodness, Vic." Vic: "What is it, Sade?" Sade: "Uh, nothing."
Note: Ed Herlihy says that Crisco's new pastry method can be found in the December issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 14 Days in Grovelman, SC
First Line : Rush: [from the dining room] "Hey, Gov, since when has Grovelman, South Carolina, been the geographic center of the United States?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Go ahead. Read me what you've got so far." [pause] "I suppose you heard me speak?" Rush: [angry] "Dear Euncie."
%red%Note: The last joke is about Rush having to answer yet another of his cousin Euncie's letters. This show probably comes before 41/06/09 "Letter Writing Plot," where Rush and Euncie finally get out of constantly sending letters back and forth. This show also sounds like it has the same announcers (Ed Herlihy and Paul Luther) as the May and June shows, so I believe it belongs among them. I'd prefer a May date, but it's possible that it ran on 6/2, 6/5 or 6/6. (shows exist for 6/3 and 6/4). My thanks to Louie Johnson and Richard Cohen for their notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Icebergs in Illlinois
First Line : Sade: "-I glanced out the window and there were several boys and girls on the sidewalk wonderin' what on earth was happening."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "With clenched and upraised fists I challenge anyone within sound of my voice to deny that twenty years ago an iceberg sixty-nine square miles in area didn't visit the beautiful city of Joliet, Illinois."
%red%Note: Partial file running 6:03. No announcer's intro or wrap up. 15 seconds of dead air at the start.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Going on Inspection Trip
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "Yes, I believe I've got everything organized, Chief. No, I'll be there with bells on and rarin' to go. Uh, huh. Yeh."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [calling out from the kitchen] "I'm not mad at anybody." Vic: [muttering] "Doggone the doggone luck."
%red%Note: The Crisco ad at the start features a character named Isabella Beech. There are several shows with ads using this character in the summer of 1942 (I've counted five so far) and no others that I can find in 1941. Admittedly, the sample is small with so few shows in existence and so many with their ads cut off, but the five I've found in 1942 make me wonder about the year. "Thimble Club Plans Visits" from 42/08/09 has Sade mentioning that Vic is away for the whole month. In this show Vic mentions he's going on a month's inspection tour. Vic does not appear in the small set of available August shows. Could this file be from 1942? Possibly the last week of July, 42/07/27-42/07/31? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%RED%Date Aired : 42/02/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Donahue's Door Bell
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "-around the button with a pin. Uh, huh. Well, look, why don'tcha stand on a chair and stuff a little cotton or rags or something between the bell and the clapper?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Standin' there in your overalls with a hammer in one hand and a monkey wrench in the other, face all flushed, your eyes all wild and your breath comin' in quick little gasps."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. I have two identical files with different dates. One is dated 42/02/01. The other is dated 42/02/25. February 1, 1942 was a Sunday. That's a weak reason for going with 42/02/25, but that's all I've got so far. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Budgeting
First Line : Vic: "You talked lengthily on the telephone while I was down cellar." Sade: "Couldja hear my voice?" Vic: "Just barely."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Eh, Ruthie? Caramel flavor. Yes, that's right, caramel flavor. Vic's sittin' here with his mouth just waterin' and yellin' for caramel flavor."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Prize Clock
First Line : Sade: -"down over to Miss Rogers'." Rush: "She won't be home till five o'clock." Sade: "Oh." Rush: "And Mis' Harris told me to hand it to her personally."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Pack it up Rush and go outdoors. Quick, hurry, run!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Sound worsens as the file gets to the end.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Gutstop, Hostess
First Line : Rush: -"study now I'll have it all done and have the evening free for other activities." Sade: "Movin' picture show, huh?" Rush: "Beg pardon?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Huh." Vic: "Hank Gutstop is no longer hostess at the Little Tiny Petite Pheasant Feather Tea Shoppe."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Edith Suggin's Visit
First Line : Rush: -"lodge meeting." Sade: "Yeah. Let me tell him [pauses] about Edith and Raleigh." Rush: "Oh, okay. Heck, I don't think the news will flabbergast him."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Edith Suggins! Just think of it. [Vic and Rush sigh] After all these years."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's set up for the episode. First portion of dialogue is missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Comes to Visit
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I want you people to go right on ahead with your plans exactly as if I wasn't here." Sade: "Well, we haven't any particular plans for this evening, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Well, believe I'll take my shoes off now and stretch out on the davenport with the newspaper."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial. Final commercial is incomplete.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rawhide Shoestrings
First Line : Sade: -"I'm tired. Guess I'll go to bed." Rush: [yawns] "I could use the sleep myself." Sade: "Your father's certainly gettin' enough indoor horseshoes this trip."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [muttering indecipherable words] "Vic: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "My back is [indecipherable]."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Donahue's Doorbell
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "-around the button with a pin. Uh, huh. Well, look, why don'tcha stand on a chair and stuff a little cotton or rags or something between the bell and the clapper?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Standin' there in your overalls with a hammer in one hand and a monkey wrench in the other, face all flushed, your eyes all wild and your breath comin' in quick little gasps."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. Same as 42/02/01, but this file, at 10:17, doesn't run too fast. It may be the correct date for this show. Please see notes for 42/02/01. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Putting up the Porch Swing
First Line : Rush: "-gonna put up this porch swing but I think us two can manage it okay." Uncle Fletcher: "I could be on the roof." Rush: [laughs] No, that won't be necessary."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "...learned to do after dinner tricks with a light cigar, shot his brother's big toe off with a .22 rifle by mistake, and later died."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Accounting for Spondulicks
%red%First Line : Sade: "Quick, catch, here they come. Count the money." Rush: "Hey, you're throwin' it in my lap, Mom." Sade: "It is in your lap." Rush: "Well, I never asked to be bookkeeper for you and Ruthie."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Yeah. You win. You can pick up the tip."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Bad sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Room Warming
%red%First Line : Rush: "-unbreakable engagement to go down to the YMCA and watch the fat men play handball." Sade: "'Bout when?" Rush: "After seven." Sade: "Well, I'll tell you why I inquired about tonight."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gov?" Vic: "Uh, huh?" Rush: "Hand me a chunk of blue serge brick mush." Vic: "Why sure. Scoot me over a slab of [indecipherable] brick mush."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Very poor sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tornado Gook
%red%First Line : [previous lines indecipherable] Vic: "Will you hand me the Kitchenware Dealers Quarterly, please?" Sade: "I haven't got it." Vic: "Didn't it come?" Sade: "Not that I know."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "On December the 12th-" [begins skipping]
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Very poor sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Unopened Letter
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Made all his wife's clothes. Every stitch she wore he made. Worked all day on the section gang, see. He was straw boss."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "It's a letter from Bessie." Sade: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "I wonder what Bessie says in this letter."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and most of the announcer's set up. Final commercial and announcer's wrap up missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tiny Petite Pheasant Feather Tea Shoppe
First Line : Rush: "Lamebrain Hooper up at school claims he's related to your friends Edith and Raleigh, ma." Sade: "Oh?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Rush?" Rush: "Yes?" Vic: "Go upstairs." Rush: "Yes?" Vic: "Get me an umbrella."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


Date Aired : 42/03/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Fred's Dead Storage Car


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Applerot's Petition
First Line : Vic: "I have just toted up the score." Rush: "Couldn't have been much of a job. We've only played one game." Vic: "I have just toted up the score and I find Victor has won one game and Rush has won no games."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gov? You know that petition of mom's?" Vic: "Yeah?" Rush: "I will not sign." Vic: "Mm." Rush: "Never!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/04/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Scrap Drive
First Line : Sade: "Hey, this grass seed isn't takin' a hold in some places." Vic: "Ah there, Sadie, disturb not my dream." Sade: "Hi." Vic: "Why are you wanderin' around the yard in that vagabond fashion?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "The Virginia Avenue Area Sons of Patriotism Salvage Indemnity." Rush: "That's right." Sade: "It's nice."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/04/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gravy Boat
First Line : Sade: -"wrote to some cousin and inquired after the gravy boat and finally tracked it down."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "I'm an olive and pickle shoe sittin' on your table. Help yourself to all you want, dear Harry, Pete and Mabel." Sade: "Cute." Rush: "Yeah." [cuts off]
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up, final commercial and wrap up. Only 30 seconds of the show appear to exist.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/05/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mentioned in Dispatches
First Line : Sade: -"tell first." Vic: "We might flip a coin." Sade: "Well, I'm the lady, I should think you'd let me talk first."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Do you wish to hear my story?" Rush: "No! Do you wish to hear my story?" Vic: "No!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up, final commercial and wrap up. Show runs 5:30. My complete file runs 7:33 and includes about 42 seconds of 42/10/12 "The Mayor Joins the Lodge" edited on after "Mentioned in Dispatches." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/06/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fourth Letter from Bess (Sleepy Head)
First Line : Sade: "You're just doin' that to be mean." Vic: "Huh?" Sade: "You've been reading the first page of that letter now for fifteen minutes."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You are asleep! You are asleep!" Vic: [waking up] "Huh?" Sade: "Oh, Vic, how couldja do it?"
%red%Missing opening commercial and final commercial. My file runs 11:22 and includes at the end a spliced on announcement, "It's June 1941 now and time for another broadcast of Vic and Sade," followed by organ music until the end of the file. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 42/07/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Regalia
First Line :
%red%Last Line :
%note%Note: July 12, 1942, was a Sunday.


%note% I have yet to see a LEGITIMATE example of this episode. All candidates to date have been other shows. - [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net| John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/07/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gross of Gravels
First Line : Vic: "What's the situation we have to cope with?" Sade: "Situation?" Vic: "You certainly can't have forgotten. You said at the supper table we had a situation to cope with."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "A hundred and forty-four gravels. Think of it. A hundred and forty-four gravels."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Cards Cod
First Line : Rush: "Greetings." Sade: [startled] "Oh! Hi." Rush: [laughs] "You frightened by your own flesh and blood?" Sade: "I never heardja come up on the porch."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reciting] "I wouldn't trust a rattlesnake like you any further than I could throw a rock. Still and all, however, I trust ya fine two dollars worth equivalent in the toe of your shabby sock."
%red%My file, running 15:29, begins with a commercial for P&G's Liquid Teel Toothpaste. The show is followed by a government message about inflation. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thimble Club Plans Visits
First Line : Rush: "I'll treat ya to the movie show, Mom." Sade: "Fine." Rush: "By George, you took me up on that quick." Sade: "Well, why not? It's very seldom gentlemen invite me to the movie show."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Ain't that sweet?" Rush: "Yeah." Sade: "Ain't that sweet?"
%red%Note: August 9, 1942, was a Sunday. Sade remarks that Vic is off on a business trip and won't be back for a whole month. This show is probably from the first week of Art Van Harvey's month-long vacation, 42/08/03-42/08/07.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Attic Cleaning
First Line : Rush: "Gosh, but it's dark and stuffy and miserable and hot and dusty up here." Sade: "Yes, hurry up and open the window."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Towards Tatman's vacant lot?" Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, huh." Rush: "I'll go with ya."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Telephone Call From The Hinks
First Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Ever yours in the golden shackles of the fraternity, Robert and Slobert Hink. Okay, Miss Hammersweet. Yeah, I believe I got it all."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Well, I'll weigh around one hundred and eighteen pounds. That's right. Stripped."
%red%Note : Sade mentions that she expects Vic back a week from Monday. With Art Van Harvey on vacation in August, the date she refers to is probably Monday, August 31st. This puts the show in the week of 42/08/17-42/08/21. Instead of the show's first commercial, Isabella Beech reads a public service announcement about Victory Food Specials which are meant to conserve nonperishable foods for servicemen. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%red%Note : This show is sometimes mis-titled "Twins."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush's New School Clothes
First Line : Rush: "Meat's not done, huh?" Sade: "No, and won't be for a little bit." Rush: [laughs] "Maybe I oughta pretend to fly into a frenzy of rage like Gov does when dinner's not ready."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush, no. Please. Get that look off your face. Stop! Quit starin' so. Close your mouth. Get on your feet. Rush!"
%red%Note: In the first commercial, Isabella Beech promotes cheese as a Victory Food Special.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/09/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade and Ruthie Come out Even
First Line : Vic: "I believe, my boy, there are some phases of good sportsmanship which have eluded you. In the first place-" Sade: "Heidy-hi, hody-ho!" Rush: "Here's mom home."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "It's Vic one, Rush nothin'." Vic: "Huh." Rush: "Go ahead. It's your turn. Want that queen of diamonds?"
%red%Note: Missing opening, announcer's set up and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/09/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Letter from Hk Fleeber
First Line : Rush: -"O.X. Bellyman of Yellowjump, North Dakota, and Homer U. McDancy of Eastbrain, Oregon." Vic: "And that's the ten. Splendid, Rush, splendid."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Can I have a dime, Gov?" Vic: "No." Sade: "Well, fellas, I bet the meat's done by now. Let's go see."
%red%Note: Missing opening, announcer's set up and final commercial.


Date Aired : 42/09/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark's Broken Watch


Date Aired : 42/09/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Princess Moon-on-the-river


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cherry Phosphates
First Line : Sade: "My stars, is it that late?" Vic: "Fire, murder and thieves, what's the trouble?" Sade: "Clock says five past ten." Vic: "It does, does it? How 'bout that, clock?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: [repeating himself] "And there's a portion of the American public that don't think Rotten Davis is a sport."
Note: Instead of an opening commercial, Ed Roberts reads a government message about conserving oil and coal.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Mayor
First Line : Vic: "-He wants an application blank. He's going to join the lodge."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "We want old Rob to be comfortable, don't we?" Sade: "Well what's that got to do with it?" Vic: "-My easy slippers-" [cuts off]
%red%Note: I have found a fragment of this show edited onto the file 42/05/15 "Mentioned in Dispatches." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred's Concrete Floor
First Line : [sound of telephone receiver placed back on hook] Sade: "That was Fred." Vic: "I gathered as much from hearin' you say, 'Goodbye, Fred.'" Sade: "Vic, he's pullin' off that stunt of his again."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Oh, hey, now, it's not as bad as all that. Look, I'm not cryin'."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boss' Christmas Present
First Line : Vic: "Hello, Sadie, you pretty girl, you." Sade: "Well, thought it was Rush in here." Vic: "I called you in manly, pear-shaped tones." Sade: "Well, I wasn't paying much attention."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [reading aloud] "Well, I'll see ya in the vestibule at five. Be my sweet doll baby till then. I'm blowin' ya a kiss. Goofums."


Date Aired : 42/10/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Vic, Traveling Moderator


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/11/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark, Barber
First Line : Rush: "Oh, I see, Mis' Tisdel. Yes. Well, uh, what time does she generally arrive home from takin' her music lesson? Any minute now, huh? Will ya, please?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "And still ya won't have a hair cut worth shaking a stick at." Rush: "No, [laughs] I won't."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial and last commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/12/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Nagle to Break up Lee Street
First Line : Sade: "Read the daily little love story?" Vic: "I never read the daily little love story." Sade: "Kinda cute tonight." Vic: "You're kinda cute your own self."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Miss Nagle is all beef." Vic: "Mm." Rush: "Strictly all beef." Vic: "Mm." Rush: "Strictly, strictly, all, all beef."
Note: In place of the final commercial, Ed Roberts talks about the need to restrict Christmas travel so servicemen can get home for Christmas.


Date Aired : 42/12/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Stooger Drummed Out of Marching Team


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Speech Rehearsal
First Line : Vic: [reciting] "Sky-Brother Gutstop, you are a bobolink with a broken wing. Your comrades who are assembled here weep bitterly and the women outside the castle gates tear their hair in agony."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Sky-Brother Gutstop, scream like a wounded panther." Rush: "Ow-woo!" [they laugh] Rush: "Shucks." Sade: "I'll say."
%red%Note: Missing opening, first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Chinbunny Eats Ice Cream
First Line : Rush: "History's repeatin' itself again, by George." Sade: "Because you and I are sittin' out here on the swing, huh? Gov's in talkin' on the telephone?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gee whiz, Mr. Chinbunny, your ice cream just can't taste that delicious." Sade: "What's he doing?" Rush: "Slidin' off of his chair."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. During the show, Vic hopefully mentions that he may be able to find parades in the cities he's visiting on his inspection tour next month (this coincides with Art Van Harvey's vacation in August). Thanks to Richard Cohen for spotting this mention. This helps to date this show as July 1942. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thunderstorm
First Line : [door opening] Sade: "Oh, out here are ya?" Vic: "You hit the nail right on the head, Dr. Sleetch. I'm out here."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "All right, let's dash for the windows." Vic: "Right with ya." Both: "Good evening!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. This is a summer show, and while there is nothing in the dialogue to indicate a particular month, Art Harvey was gone in August. It's possible this is from early September, however, unless other evidence shows up, I'd place this file in July. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trip to Carberry
First Line : Sade: "You don't need to titter and get that funny surprised expression on your face every time I mention goin' to Carberry next Saturday."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "We're goin' to Carberry. We're goin' to Carberry on Saturday. All of us."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. Richard Cohen places this show before the 42/06/08 "Fourth Letter from Bess (Sleepy Head)" show and I agree with him. In "Trip to Carberry" Sade is reminding Vic that "you haven't been to Carberry in ages...you let year after year go past without visiting." This may be an exaggeration on her part, but it's good evidence that there hasn't been a show about Vic visiting Carberry earlier in the year and I'll go out on a limb and say there probably wasn't one later in the year, either, since Vic (and even Uncle Fletcher) will come up with any reason not to go. Another hint about the date is they're going for Euncie's piano recital to hear her play the "Aurora Borealis Elegy and Gallop." 42/06/08 "Fourth Letter from Bess" mentions "Aurora" and says Euncie is now working on a new piece, "Little Redskin Comanche Sweetheart of Mine." Considering the many events chronicled in Bess' letter, a May broadcast isn't unreasonable. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Train Trip to Dixon
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "We had wonderful traveling weather all the way there. I mean by wonderful traveling weather, the sun is behind a cloud all the time."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Cliff Dirtshirt started on a piano just because he read in the newspaper where a fella livin' in Philadelphia, Ohio, took an automobile apart with a hairpin."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Richard Cohen pointed out that after Uncle Fletcher gives advice on how to get on a conductor's good side, Sade tells Vic, "You must remember that when you go on your inspection tour next month." This helps to date this show as July 1942. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Washrag Collection
First Line : Rush: "Hi!" Uncle Fletcher: "Evening, Sadie." Rush: "Oh, hello, Uncle Fletcher. Come on in the living room." Uncle Fletcher: "Glorious evening."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading] "Property of the Dubuque, Quincy, Davenport and East Moline Railroad. We want this back." Uncle Fletcher: "Fine, fine."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and last commercial. The small fragments at the beginning and end sound like Ed Roberts and he mentions Mrs. Beech, so this was a summer of 1942 show. Richard Cohen believes it could possibly be August because while Sade is accounted for (she's next door with Mis' Donahue) there is no mention of Vic, despite it being evening, so he's probably on his August inspection trip (read: Art Van Harvey's vacation). I agree with his conclusion. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/01/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Honorary Titles for Sale
First Line : Sade: "Is that another lodge catalog?" Vic: "It's the thing that come in the yellow envelope the mailman left this afternoon."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "He likes tutti frutti better than caramel, too. Shall I tell him to get tutti frutti?" Vic: "Caramel!" Sade: [on the phone] "Uh, caramel I guess, lady. Yes, uh, caramel."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, %red%Lamont Johnson %BLUE%reads a government message urging nondefense workers, including women, to switch over to war jobs if there is a shortage of such workers in their area. Nondefense workers not currently needed are encouraged to become trained for such work.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/01/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Might Join Lodge
First Line : Vic: "He was patronizing. He even condescended." Sade: "Uh, huh." Vic: "'Maybe you have some literature on it you could drop in the mail and I'd find time to glance over' he says."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie?" Sade: "Yes? Yes, Uncle Fletcher? What is it?" Uncle Fletcher: "I believe I'll go home."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is similar to 41/02/11 "Fred Considering Joining Lodge," but it isn't a verbatim repeat of the 1941 script. In this show, Vic mentions that the same thing happened a year or so ago, so Rhymer was most likely referencing the show on 41/02/11 (Thanks to John Liska for catching this). Billy Idelson (Rush) is in the Navy at this point, so Uncle Fletcher has been written into this script. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/02/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dottie's Letter from Chuck
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Craziest, halfwit winter I ever come across." Sade: "Is it just terrible cold out?" Uncle Fletcher: "Five or six above."
%red%Last Line : Dottie: [laughing] "Yes. Isn't it wonderful? Sade: "Wonder-? Yes, Dottie, it's wonderful."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/02/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leland Richard Is Coming
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Still more company, Sadie?" Sade: "Well, maybe only a few days, maybe longer. We'll have to see."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie?" Sade: "Yes, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "You've bit yourself off a chunk."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/02/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leland Richards Is Homesick
First Line : Sade: "Why, where'd Leland go?" Dottie: "He went up to his room." Sade: "Not to bed?" Dottie: "Said he guessed he'd sort over his socks."
%red%Last Line : Leland: [crying] "Somethin's the matter. I don't know what it is, but somethin's the matter. Somethin's the matter."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Entertains Dottie
First Line : Sade: "Where you been all afternoon?" Vic: "Chicago 'n' Alton yards." Sade: "What doing?" Vic: "Checkin' a kitchenware shipment."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I want to see this neighbor of mine about business. Will you excuse me? Uh, will you excuse me, Dottie?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chuck and Dottie Wash Dishes
First Line : Vic: "Whatever become of my blue knitted necktie?" Sade: "Gee, I dunno." Vic: "Not on my rack." Sade: "Well, your neckties aren't in my department, Vic."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I'm telling you be quiet! Be quiet! Be quiet! Be quiet!" For goodness sake, be quiet!"
%red%Note: My file starts with an ad for Ivory Soap, which belongs to the previous show. At the end of it the announcer states, "This program came to you from Chicago and New York," and the NBC tones sound. Lamont Johnson then introduces Vic and Sade, and Ed Roberts reads the Crisco commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mis' Applerot vs Dottie
First Line : Vic: "There's a strong touch of spring in the air." Sade: "Yes, warm as toast." Vic: [laughs] "I doubt if a person would quite boil."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [crying while reading Bess' letter] "Walter read in the Chicago paper where downstate Illinois has had seven cold waves in..." [fades out]
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Brainfeeble's Housewarming
First Line : Sade: [from the kitchen] "You in there, Vic?" Vic: "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho." Sade: "Still working?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Well, I don't care if you're busy or not."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Chuck and Dottie Brainfeeble are doin' this, Vic. Chuck and Dottie Brainfeeble. [Vic grunts] Aren'tcha giddy?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Aren'tcha giddy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/04/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dottie's New Dress
First Line : Sade: "You're not doin' anything but readin' that old newspaper, are ya?" Vic: "I wouldn't call it an old newspaper. Fresh off the press."
%red%Last Line : Chuck: "All your fault." Vic: "Yes, uh, got any other stuff, Chuck? Ya got any other cowboy stuff?"


Date Aired : 43/04/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Roy Dejectedly's Strange Family


Date Aired : 43/05/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Little Leather Ringmasters


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/06/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Reluctant to Put up Porch Swing
First Line : Vic: "You didn't drag this junk up from the basement by yourself, didja?" Sade: "Naturally not." Vic: "Who helped ya?" Sade: "Mr. Gumpox."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Get out of the way, get out of the way." [Vic, Uncle Fletcher and Russell sigh] "Everybody get out of the way."
%BLUE%Note: First recorded appearance of %red%David Whitehouse %BLUE%as Russell Miller, the orphaned nephew of one of Vic's co-workers at the plant. More than one actor portrayed Russell. Billy Idelson (Rush) was in the navy. In place of the final commercial there is a service announcement about heating fuel and coal.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/07/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Regalia On Garbage Wagon
First Line : Sade: "Come here. Let me see that scratch." Russell: "It's all healed." Sade: "Come here."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "One side, Russell." Russell: "Okay." Vic: "One side, Sarah."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/07/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Robe Needs Altering
First Line : Russell: [from the street corner] "I'm selling dead fish. Anybody at this house want any?" Vic: "Hi, George."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Russell." Russell: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%BLUE%Note: Instead of a final commercial, there is a service announcement asking women to join the WAVES.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/08/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Picking up Vic at Railroad Station
First Line : Russell: [on the phone] "Five minutes late out of Joliet, huh? Well, is it liable to be any later then that arrivin' here?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie, my arm." Sade: "Thank you." Uncle Fletcher: "Russell, honey, I'll lead you by the hand."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/08/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic To Write Articles About Trip
First Line : Vic: "Well, I'm back in harness and travelin' the same old wagon ruts again and it certainly feels great."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [laughs] "Mom?" Sade: "Uh, huh?" Russell: "We're mean." Sade: "Yeah. [laughs] We're mean."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's warp up. This is the same show as 44/05/30 "Lolita DiRienzi's Suggestion." It's possible this show has been put into 1943 to put it closer to other mentions of Lolita DiRienzi (see 43/09/20 "Fifty Photos of Vic's Teeth," 43/10/26 "Honorary Lodge Member Pom Pom Cordova," and 43/11/19 "Pom Pom Cordova Caribbean Dream Flute" below). Also, Art Van Harvey often went on vacation in August, so it might seem likely that the two weeks absence mentioned in this show took place during that vacation. However, Russell is in school and most important, the Crisco ad features Zella Lane promoting a Crisco cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating," that was released in May of 1944, so I don't believe the August 1943 date is correct. This is assuming that the Crisco ad at the start of the 1944 file does belong there and wasn't added on to the show at a later point. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/09/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fifty Photos of Vic's Teeth
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I've been ridin' on Gumpox's garbage wagon ever since noon. I got a crick in my back." Sade: [laughs] "Well, I'll betcha have. Fellas look terrible uncomfortable perched up there."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Vic?" Vic: "Uh, huh?" Uncle Fletcher: "Do you know what and where Cincinnati, Ohio, are?" Vic: "No." Uncle Fletcher: "I'll tell ya why I asked that question."
%red%Note: Missing final commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sewing Buttons
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Well, I told Miss Holloway in half an hour. Does that suit you? No, I said in Dr. Keevey's waitin' room."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [talking on the phone while Russell reads Bess' letter aloud] "And the baby? Oh, how sweet. Well, isn't that nice." [fades out]
%BLUE%Note: Instead of a final commercial, Ed Roberts and an uncredited actress read a service announcement encouraging women to join the WACs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Victor R Gook Fontanel
First Line : Russell: [from upstairs] "That you, Gov?" Vic: "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho." Russell: "I had the sensation another human bein' was close by."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [singing] Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Honorary Lodge Member Pom Pom
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "Lady Margaret's luxuriant jet black eyelashes were over three inches long and they curtained her great swimming eyes like summer clouds sometimes curtain the soft radiance of the moon."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'Why, darling,' murmured Lady Margaret reproachfully and she flicked a speck of dust from the burlap topping of one of her fashionable French spats."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thimble Club Ladies Meeting
First Line : Vic: "A fine thing when a man don't dare enter his own home." Russell: "It's always like this when mom entertains the Thimble Club ladies."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Hey." Vic: "Yes, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "I'm cold."
%BLUE%Instead of a final commercial, Ed Roberts and an uncredited actress encourage the public to salvage tin cans for the war effort.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Watch Fob Collection
First Line : Sade: "Say, Mister, there's something I'd like to say to you." Vic: "What is it, my love?" Sade: "When Ruthie phones about five hundred and I turn to you to talk about it, after this please don't grunt and mutter."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hello, people, come on in." Uncle Fletcher: "Hello, Ruthie. Hello, Ted. Glorious evening, glorious evening."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Essay on Birds
First Line : Vic: "You seem unhappy and distraught, my bobolink." Russell: "Bobolink is right." Vic: "I'm sorry I opened the conversation."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hand me the newspaper, will ya?" Vic: "Sure. You bet." Russell: [from outside the room] "So long!" Vic and Sade: "So long."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Phone Call Interruptions
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "I'm afraid I can't go into that with ya right this minute, Mr. Baugh. You've caught me in the middle of my housework and--what?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hello there, Miss Trogle. Oh, just dandy, fine as silk. Are all you nice peoples well?"
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. My 11:51 file is edited. At 2:48 it cuts off and starts over again. There are several drop outs during the show where it's hard to tell what dialogue is missing. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bb Baugh and Stingerberry Jam
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie upstairs, are they?" Vic: "Be down directly, be down directly. Russell, take Uncle Fletcher's coat in the hallway and hang it up."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Russell, honey?" Russell: "What is it, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "Let's pop popcorn."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Packing Problem Russell
First Line : Russell: "Greetings, Gov." Vic: "Hello, Russell. How's everything in the halls of learning?" Russell: "Oh, so and so."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, Sadie, Russell and Vic, honey?" All: "Yes?" Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ike Kneesuffer's Snapshots
First Line : Vic: "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho." Russell: "Greetings, guv. Come up the alley, huh?" Vic: "I sure did. I wanted to soak in the beautiful scenery."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, for mercy sakes. Letitia Swig. Vic, look here [missing words?] one. Letitia Swig."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pom Pom Cordova (Caribbean Dream Flute)
First Line : Vic: "I'm the poor dupe that's always gotta answer this lame brain thing." [phone rings] Sade: "Why shouldn'tcha? You're the man."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Pom Pom's gonna play the tropical guitar and my husband's gonna play the Caribbean dream flute."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boss' Christmas Present
First Line : Sade: "Hey, whatcha makin' faces at?" Vic: [laughs] "Do I contort my features into unlovely grimaces?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "What are they, Russell?" Russell: "Paper plates, potato pan, parasols and putty."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Garbage Wagon Pass
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "I hope, Sadie, you didn't call me up to drag me away from my work just to see how I was gettin' along."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, Vic, honey?" Vic: "Let's pop some popcorn."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sweet Esther, Wisconsin
First Line : Russell: "Uncle Fletcher in the living room, are they?" Sade: "Yes, he's here. Is it raining now?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Virgil'd wake up in the morning and while he was sittin' on the edge of his bed, puttin' on his shoes, he'd yawn and say, 'I believe I'll change my name to Williamson today.'" Russell: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "George Williams."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/12/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cleaning out the Bookcase
First Line : Sade: "So, let's not argue. You're home from school early, your chums are busy with stuff to where you haven't any dates with anybody."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "But don't go to sleep on the job." Russell: "Yeah." Sade: "Or get interested in reading." Russell: "Yeah."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/12/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Color of Mr Gumpox's Eyes
First Line : Sade: "Anybody in the living room, are they?" Russell: "That's mom." Vic: "Oh, impossible. Hello? Irving? Grocery?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Please don't hurt his feelings." Vic: "I'm not going to hurt his feelings." [on the phone] "Hello, Gumpox?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/12/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Invoice Preparations
First Line : Vic: "Hello." Russell: "Hello." Vic: "May I be of service to you?" Russell: "Uh, uh." Vic: "You don't propose to tarry, I trust?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "They brought some little chocolate cookies and a couple of popcorn balls and--wait, Gov, take it easy! Get a grip on yourself!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Russ Miller Con Artist
First Line : Sade: "I bet that's my good yellow stationery you're fiddlin' with." Russell: "Do you mind if I use some?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You gonna join?" Russell: "Oh, sure. I always join stuff when I get a chance."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is very similar to 39/xx/xx "Rush I Hereby Resign from," but it isn't a verbatim repeat of the 1939 script. Russell states during the show, "School starts next week," and "Oh, I'm just quoting what the various members of the faculty will be saying about me next week when school starts." The organ music at the show's end starts up with the Cobbs & Edwards song, "School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)." If school started on September 7, the day after Labor Day in 1943, then this could have been broadcast the week of August 30 - September 3. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/01/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Dozes on Davenport While Fletcher Visits
First Line: Uncle Fletcher: "He changed his name to Umbright, changed it to McKleeker, changed it to Henderson, changed it back to Umbright..."
%red%Last Line: Sade: "Get up from there!" Vic: "Yeah, okay, I'm gettin' up." Uncle Fletcher: "I believe I'll go home."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/01/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Missouri State Home for the Tall
First Line : Vic: "I now have a grasp on current events. My tiny brain has absorbed facts and figures pertinent to happenings in the great world about us."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Give my best regards to Harry and Fizzle. Sim spittle noncrackpot bunk. Referendum est puellest dumb pustumon goob. Fraternally yours, Homer U. McDancy."


Date Aired : 44/02/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Ideas for Selling War Bonds


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/02/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sixty Pairs of Pants
First Line : Vic: "Decide what you're gonna discard?" Sade: "Huh? No, I was thinking about something else."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Haven't you played yet?" Sade: "No, I haven't played yet. Goodness. Let's see what I got here. Believe I'll discard this king."
%BLUE%Note: At the end of the show, Ed Roberts announces that this is Marine Day and he asks the public to take part in the 4th War Loan Drive by buying an extra one hundred dollar war bond.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/02/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge Grows a Quick Mustache
First Line : Russell: "Blue-Tooth Johnson claims he's gonna give Annabelle Hemstreet a gunny sack full of marshmallows on her birthday." Vic: "Does Blue-Tooth admire Annabelle?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "See my troubles are just beginnin'. I thought I had two men. Find out I got two five-year-olds. Come on."
%red%Note: This show is an almost verbatim repeat of 40/09/xx "Mr. Sludge Grows a Moustache."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/02/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: History of Plant Number 14
First Line : Russell: [from the dining room] "I did too lock up when I left." Sade: Oh, how could you have?" Russell: "Well, maybe Gov's here."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "There is no article. There never was an article. There'll never be an article, and I'm very sad."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. There is a file with this title dated 44/02/05. February 5, 1944, was a Saturday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Gutstop's Supper Party
First Line : Vic: "Do I look like a pretty girl, seventeen years old?" Sade: [laughs] "No." Vic: "Do I look like a pretty girl, twenty-six years old?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hey, hey." Vic: "Yes, hey, hey." Sade: "What do you say, Russell?" Russell: "I say, hey, hey, too."
%BLUE%Note: Instead of a final commercial, Ed Roberts and an uncredited actress read a service announcement encouraging women to join the WACs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Gutstop's Proposition
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Hello! Anybody upstairs, are they?" Sade: [from upstairs] "Yes! Hello, who is it?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Well, goodbye, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Cancelled Trip
First Line : Russell: "I think that shows a trace of deceit in Blue-Tooth Johnson's makeup."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "What you say 'well' for?" Russell: "I got somethin' in my tooth."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the scene, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mysterious Skulkers
First Line : Russell: "You've won two and I've won two." Vic: "This is indeed an excitin' moment." Russell: "Hurry up. Crank out the tickets."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "All right, Russell, honey, scoot along, step to the front door and take my things to my friends, Roy Dejectedly and Pelter Umbleet. They're sitting on the porch. Ask 'em to kindly step inside."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Stembottom Becomes Ted
First Line : Vic: "Didn't you say our company'd be a little late this evening, kiddo?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Didn't you tell me Ted and Ruthie'd arrive somewhat later than usual?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Why bless your heart. Sure, I'll ask him what flavor of ice cream he wants you to bring. Just a second, Ted." [to Vic] "It's Ted."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Roy's Formula for Hyena Grease
First Line : Russell: "Oyster Crack and Blue-Tooth Johnson come within nine sixteenths of an inch of having a fistfight."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Russell, honey?" Russell: "Yes?" Uncle Fletcher: "Take your hat off."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Solo March
First Line : Sade: "Your friend, Homer McDancy, writes a lovely nice hand. Flourishes and goo gaws till who laid the chunk."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I believe I will travel to the city of Sick River Junction on December 25, 1944, and with my marchin' entertain the seven hundred inmates of the Missouri State Home for the Tall."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bb Baugh, the Dentist's Friend
First Line : Sade: "Why do Russell and me have to leave every time you've got some man stoppin' past to talk business?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "B. B. Baugh, that past master of sharp practice, that artist of low cunning."
%red%Note: Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/05/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Holiday Home Visits
First Line : Russell: "You found something in the box for all of us, huh?" Sade: "Yes, mighty important stuff, too. Postal cards for you and me, and a letter from the lodge for your father."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [reading aloud] "Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rake and infant cousin. J. H. Stubblefield, Jr., his milkman and his barber."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/05/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lolita Direnzi's Suggestion
First Line : Vic: "Well, I'm back in harness and travelin' the same old wagon ruts again and it certainly feels great."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [laughs] "Mom?" Sade: "Uh, huh?" Russell: "We're mean." Sade: "Yeah. [laughs] We're mean."
%red%Note: Same episode as 43/08/27 "Vic to Write Articles about Trip." According to this episode, Vic has been gone for two weeks. There doesn't appear to be any surviving shows or scripts to prove that Art Van Harvey was absent the previous two weeks in May. However, Zella Lane didn't begin reading Crisco commercials until January 1944. Also, the recipe book she mentions begins to appear in newspaper ads in May, so I'd choose this date over August of 1943. Thanks to Louie Johnson for his notes on announcers and commercials. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%According to an ad in the Chicago Daily Tribune, dated May 21, 1944, and ads in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, dated May 28, 1944, Crisco has begun offering a cookbook called "Recipes for Good Eating" for ten cents and a Crisco label. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teaching Cigar Smoking
First Line : Sade: [laughs] "Oh, ish." Vic: "What's the matter?" Sade: "Oh, this trashy novel of Russell's." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley's a baboon."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Finally he says in deep admiration, 'You're a sport, Chinbunny. You're a real sport.'"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is an almost verbatim repeat of 40/06/02 "Teaching Cigar Smoking to Chinbunny."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Elkskin Shoe Laces
First Line : Sade: [whispers] "Hello, there!" Uncle Fletcher: "Good morning, Sade!" Sade: "Mr. Donohue is asleep, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, I hope everything goes off smooth." Uncle Fletcher: "I hope so, too. I hope so, too. Goodbye, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Lunges Are Coming
First Line : Sade: "Vic! Vic! Wake up!" [Vic mumbles confusedly] "Come on, jump up from there." Vic: "No, no." Sade: "You have to wake up. Hurry."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Oh, Sade!" Sade: [from the kitchen] "Yes? What do you want?" Vic: "We hate Herb and Kissy Lunge."
%BLUE%Note: Before the show, an announcer states that the show may be interrupted to bring the latest news. In the commercial, Zella Lane talks about Crisco's new wartime cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Professor Russell- Tutor
First Line : Sade: "Might as well get started." Vic: "Okay." Sade: "Things will be cold. Sit down." Vic: "You sit down your own self."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Russell?" Russell: "Uh, huh?" Sade: "Eat!" Russell: "Okay." Sade: "Eat, eat, eat!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Prettiest Eye Contest
First Line : Russell: "You know I enjoy an occasional day like this during summer vacation. Most days during summer vacation I'm busy as a horse."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Goodbye, Russell." Russell: "Goodbye, Gov." Vic: "Bye, Sade." Sade: [disgusted] Goodbye."
%BLUE%Note: After the final commercial and announcer's wrap up, NBC continues its twenty-one hour salute to five million bond salesmen with a service message about the fifth war loan drive, featuring Ray O'Malley, Bosun's Mate First Class of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dead Man's Watch Job
First Line : Vic: "The mechanical principles backin' the operation of your washin' machine are as simple as A, B, C."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodnight, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodnight, Uncle Fletcher. Have a dandy sleep."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Aunt Bess's 5th Letter
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: Likely you never knew Ray Spelcher, Vic. No, you couldn't have because he passed away in nineteen aught two and that was before you were born."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [reading from Bess' letter] "Euncie even went barefooted the other afternoon almost a grown up... [fades out]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piercing Blue Eyes
First Line : Sade: "Do you need glasses?" Vic: "Beg pardon, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "You're squintin' so. Got your face scrooged around like a corkscrew."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Sadie, honey?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Come here and sit in my lap."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 500 Bijou Tickets
First Line : Vic: "It's a very pretty problem." Sade: "Isn't it, though. So many in and outs a person hesitates to say what's right and what's wrong."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Say, I just as soon play a game of rummy." Russell: "Me, too." Sade: "Fish the cards out of the library table drawer."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No More Pretty Boy
First Line : Sade: "He got home from the show at a respectable hour for once." Vic: "Kiddo, Willis H. Wunk simply says that the kitchenware industry-" Sade: "Read it to yourself."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [reading aloud and laughing] "At a dinner given for the sewage disposal workers of Flint, Michigan, Willis H. Wunk made the followin' statement."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's set up for the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rishigan Fishigan's Secret
First Line : Sade: "Ish, how aggravating." Vic: "What's the matter?" Sade: "Did you read the daily little love story tonight?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Rishigan Fishigan from Sishigan, Michigan, is really Jorrigan Corrigan from Borrigan, Oregon."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gaggle of June Christmas Sellers
First Line : Vic: "It gratifies and exalts me to see my beloved baby boy studyin' so diligently." Russell: "Can you imagine me studyin' during summer vacation?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom's got brains." Vic: "Yeah." Russell: "Mom's got brains."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, Zella Lane talks about inflation, assuring the public that prices rose much higher, percentage-wise, during WWI. She gives credit to price control rulings and the public's cooperation with rationing for holding down costs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Telescope Wanted
First Line : Russell: "What's new with you, Gov?" Vic: "Every few minutes I seem to grow better looking. Your mother's not home."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Sick placid dumb cluck volpus endibus cornucopia ish. Opo transiet queen drivel sum pictorial..." [fades out]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Boys Avoid Instructions
First Line : Russell: "It does too include you." Vic: "Impossible." Russell: "Aw, come on, Gov, play square." Vic: "I intend to play square. I also intend to see that I'm not imposed upon."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Yes, I am. I'm gettin' away with murder. Well, ta ta, old sock. I'm goin' in and lay down on the davenport and grab a little snooze."
%BLUE%Note: In the final commercial, Zella Lane states that this is the last week that she can offer the Crisco wartime cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fraudulent Job Rejected
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Finally quit the shoe box manufacturing business. Married a woman twenty-seven years old named McGraw."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Kindly convey my regards to Sadie." [Vic and Russell grunt assent] "And now," [Vic and Russell grunt questioningly] "goodbye."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cough Nixes Buller Letter
First Line : Vic: "It's a warm day, Sadie, honey." Sade: "I'll say." Russell: "Cool as a cucumber in the YMCA swimmin' pool."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hm. Whatcha got wrote down?" Russell: Uh, eggs, matches, salt, lima beans and peanut butter."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts announces a new daytime show starting Monday, July 3rd. "Glamour Manor" starring Cliff Arquette, will run Monday through Friday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: War Bond Visitor
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Even the measliest of strawberries is delicious once a man mashes 'em up with his knife and fork."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "...and by four o'clock in the afternoon his gunny sack contained a batch of Indian arrowheads, a catfish, a mess of strawberries, a four leaf clover and a bicycle sprocket wheel."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts again promotes "Glamour Manor" with Cliff Arquette, starting Monday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Russell Stays with Milton
First Line : Vic: [yawning] "How 'bout bed?" Sade: "You keep sayin' how 'bout bed every couple minutes, but ya still sit there."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hey, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Let's go to bed."
%BLUE%Note: Prior to the show, a news announcer states that the U.S. has severed relations with Finland because of its alliance with the Nazis. Zella Lane offers the Crisco cookbook one last time. At the end of the show, Ed Roberts once more promotes "Glamour Manor."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Decides to Play Rummy
First Line : Vic: "It gives me sweet, darling, warm little feelings to reflect that I'm probably the greatest rummy player on the face of the earth today."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Say, what's the name of that game Ted Stembottom and the men down at the foundry play where if you lose ya sit down and let everybody hit ya on the head hard as they can with a sledgehammer?"
%BLUE%Note: The show is followed by Ed Roberts reading a service message asking the public to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Big Dipper Dashes for Robe
First Line : Russell: "Yes sir, this is a very peaceful spot, this front porch of ours. In future years we'll probably think back on the pleasant hours we spent sittin' here in this swing."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reciting] "The lazy sun warms the sidewalk. July breezes stir the sleepy air. The perfume of flowers floats to the nostrils. All is calm." Sade: "All is bright."
%BLUE%Note: The show is followed by Ed Roberts reading a service announcement asking the public to save used fat.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Where to Hide the Ritual
First Line : Sade: "Well." Vic: "How do you do, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "I never heard ya come in." Vic: "I crept softly like the panther."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I've torn my ritual in two." Sade: "I see you have." Vic: "I may...I may hafta...commit suicide."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, Ed Roberts urges the public to buy more war bonds, especially Series E Bonds. After Ed Herliny and Margaret McDonald's farewell, Ed Roberts asks the public to help their grocer conserve paper bags and cardboard by providing their own shopping bags.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Second Letter from Yellow Jump
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "I know, Ruthie, I know, and I guess I must be gettin' old because the whole thing completely slipped my mind."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll whittle myself down a toothpick when I get outdoors." Sade: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "Well, Sadie, honey, I'll tell ya goodbye." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%BLUE%Note: There is another after-the-show reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Cajoles- Play Rummy
First Line : Vic: "Okay, Dr. Sleetch. Come on." Sade: "I'm ready." Vic: "We will riot in a bang up game of checkers."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You're the brightest star in the whole jewelled heaven." Sade: "Huh." Vic: "Come on." [Sade murmurs hesitantly] "Play me checkers." Sade: "Well, whose move?"
%BLUE%Note: After the show, Ed Roberts urges the public to turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Don't Scrape off the Watts
First Line : Sade: "Don't tell me you're studying algebra in summer vacation." Russell: [laughs] "Sure."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom's all right." [Vic murmurs assent] "I get a great kick out of her."
%BLUE%Note: After the show, Ed Roberts asks the public not to waste soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Phone Call from Yellow Jump
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "While we're waiting for Vic to get here, Sadie, honey, I'll describe the terrible fate that overtook Franklin W. McDilky, his Uncle Jerry, his straw boss and his barber, all of Racine, Wisconsin."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie, honey, as soon as you and Vic get a grasp on yourselves..." Sade: "Yes?" Uncle Fletcher: "I think we'd all better drink our tumblerful of water."
%BLUE%Note: The show is followed by Ed Roberts asking the public to help their grocer by bringing their own shopping bags to the store.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Miffed with Sade
First Line : Russell: "Hello, Gov." Vic: "Huh?" Russell: "Hello." Vic: "It is dull and wearisome to take the time to say hello to a guy you just finished eatin' supper with."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Russell, honey." Russell." "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher." Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Sadie."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the last commercial, Ed Roberts explains the importance of saving used fats for the war effort. After Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald's farewell, Ed Roberts asks the public to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Short Changed
First Line : Vic: "Don't bother drawing another card, old pal." Russell: "You win?" Vic: "Handily. Cast your pretty eyes over these tickets."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "It's all right." Vic: "Is it?" Sade: "Perfectly all right. I didn't get short-changed. See here, I got seven cents. Well."
%BLUE%Note: Another end-of-show request to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marching Plans Disappear
First Line : Russell: "Neither Blue-Tooth nor Smelly wanted to fight, but they got into it." Sade: "They actually hit each other?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Stuff happens, don't it, Mom?" Sade: "Yes, it does." Russell: "Stuff happens."
%BLUE%Note: At the start of the show, replacement announcer Lamont Johnson states that Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald are on vacation. Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save and turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sale at Yamelton's Store
First Line : Sade: "I believe it was the biggest and most successful sale Yamilton's ever had. Everybody and their brother was there."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Oh, I didn't buy anything." Vic and Russell: "You didn't?" Sade: "No, I didn't buy anything."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's New Lodgings
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Why I bet that was fun. Did they have their children? Let's see, they have just the two, don't they?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "And now I must be on my way." Sade: "Hm." "Goodbye, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%BLUE%Note: Another used fats service announcement. %red%File missing show intro. It starts with the commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Come Visit Me
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'That was a delicious kiss,' crowed the handsome young officer, carefully wiping his mouth with his sleeve."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye." Vic, Sade and Russell: "Goodbye." Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Vic, honey." Vic: "Goodbye."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the last commercial, Ed Roberts encourages the audience to home can this summer and offers a free booklet, "Home Canning of Fruits and Vegetables," from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After the show, Roberts asks the audience bring their own shopping bags to the grocery store. %red%File missing show intro. It starts with the commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Robert and Slobert Are Scoundrels
First Line : Sade: "Boy, did I ever walk this afternoon." Russell: "Downtown and back?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I want my hat!" Russell: "I see." Vic: "Well, don't just stand there, lazy and sluggish, go fetch it!"
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts urges the audience to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Donahue Hates Vacations
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'That was a highly enjoyable hug and kiss,' gloated Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley, carefully wiping his lips on the sleeve of his coat."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "But before his question could be answered, a blood curdling shriek was heard and a ferocious mountain lion leaped into view."
%BLUE%Note: Another end-of-show request to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Pleads to See a Movie
First Line : Sade: "About ready to put on your hat?" Vic: "Beg pardon?" Sade: [giggles] "Shall I bring ya your hat?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Okay. Get on your hat. This man's spiel about his sweet mouth and warm, throbbin' throat gives me with a funny taste in my mouth. I think watchin' Gloria Golden will help me get rid of it."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts asks the audience to not waste soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Foreign Accent
First Line : Sade: "Ah, Florence Ratfunnel gets her name in the paper, I see." Vic: "Eez dis de troot?" Sade: "What?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Won't take five minutes." [Vic grunts] "Just one second while I take a great big long breath."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the last commercial and after the show, Ed Roberts talks of the urgent need for used fats for ammunition and medicine. For every pound of used fats turned in to their butcher, consumers will receive four cents and two red points.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Garbage Box Mystery
First Line : Russell: "Blue-Tooth Johnson told me that in all sincerity." Vic: "He told you a fella swallowed an alarm clock and it kept time after it was in his stomach?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "And now..." Sade: "Now what?" Vic: "The [indecipherable] detective sits down."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts asks the public to help their grocer conserve paper bags and cardboard.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Cuts His Debt to Vic
First Line : Russell: "'I can carry on a conversation on any subject,' Blue-Tooth Johnson says, and everybody hooted and hollered with burnin' contempt."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom?" Sade: "Uh, huh?" Russell: "I think Gov is crying." Sade: "I know he is."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald return from their vacations. After the show, Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Old Overshoes
First Line : Vic: "Hey, Dorothy, I just looked at myself in the looking glass and I don't think I'm as 'ttractive as I was yesterday."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Yes. Surely. Now that I have satisfactorily settled this matter I will resume the use of my silverware. Mom, the cream."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save and turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Harris Vs Mr Overholt
First Line : Vic: "Might just as well save your breath." Sade: "But I promised her you'd do it."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Cried like a baby. Miss Harris was crying, too. I could hear 'em both crying through the telephone receiver."
%BLUE%Note: At show's end, Ed Roberts reminds the audience that soap is made of vital war materials and not to waste it.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sunday School Alumni Reunion
First Line : Vic: [yawns] "I'm a dear, sweet, sleepy fella whose eyelids are gettin' mighty heavy." Sade: "Better hop right on up to bed."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Get me up off the davenport, too. I feel like somebody's great-great-grandmother."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, Ed Roberts asks experienced seamen to contact the merchant marines. After the show, Roberts asks the audience to save paper by taking their own shopping bags to the store.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vis Is Boss for a Day
First Line : Russell: [on the phone] "I said, 'Blue-Tooth, you owe me twelve cents and I need the money.' He said, 'I will gladly give you five hundred reasons why I'm not in a position to pay you your twelve cents.'"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom?" Sade: "Yes?" Russell: "I think you gave gov kinduva dirty deal there."
%BLUE%Note: After Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald's farewell until Monday, Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Dinner Today
First Line : Sade: [laughing, on the phone] "Oh, Miss Trogle, I bet I'm the most scandalous lady that ever choked Billy Patterson."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Little Tiny Petite Pheasant Feather Tea Shoppe?" Russell: "Any place." Vic: I'm on." Russell: "Grab your straw hat."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience not to slacken in their saving used fats habit.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Russell Is in Charge of Howard
First Line : Sade: "Let's see. This is where you make spreads." Vic: "Oh, for gosh sakes, Dr. Sleetch."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Your turn." Sade: "You throw down this card?" Vic: "Yeah, deuce of spades."
%BLUE%Note: Save used fats announcement at the end of the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hunt for Lost Teeth
First Line : Russell: "A mighty, mighty punk show, eh, Gov?' Vic: "Most punk. Most punk." Russell: "I suppose you regret you even went?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Uh, he found 'em all right. His (indecipherable) says very proudly." Sade: "Oh, ain't that nice."
%red%Note: In the previous episode, 44/08/08, Gumpox left Russell in charge of Howard for a few days. The garbage man was supposed to leave on the Hummer that night fot St. Louis. In this episode, the next day, Gumpox loses his upper plate in the morning and in the afternoon everyone is searching for it. But according to the previous episode he shouldn't be in town. Were these shows really broadcast in this order? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Struggles with a Letter
First Line : Sade: "I never knew a person could have so much trouble writin' a little letter." Vic: "You answerin' Laurastine's note?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: [reading aloud] "We'd love to come but cannot see our way clear. Yours very truly, Sadie." Vic: "Fine." Sade: "Rotten."
%BLUE%Note: Before the first commercial, Margaret McDonald announces that Ed Herlihy is sick today. Instead of the last commercial, Ed Roberts talks of the urgent need for used fats for ammunition and medicine. For every pound of used fats turned in to their butcher, consumers will receive four cents and two red points. Roberts asks the audience to help their grocer save paper and cardboard.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Must Rest Brain and Body
First Line : Sade: "I'm glad you're back so soon. I was afraid I'd have to walk over after ya." Vic: "Why?" Sade: "We're gonna have company directly."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Russell?" Russell: "Yes, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "Let's pop some popcorn."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience to conserve soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher- Rest Extended
First Line : Vic: "Hullin' peas, eh, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "Uh, huh. It's hotter than a furnace in that kitchen. Thought I'd come out here where there was a breeze."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well, hey, wait a minute." Uncle Fletcher: "Go get the popcorn popper. We're gonna pop some popcorn."
%BLUE%Note: Another end-of-show reminder to save and turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation from a Vacation
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "The only man in Muskegon, Michigan, that got married on that particular day."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Umbleet! I'm in the living room with my niece and her husband, Umbleet! Come here. Don't just stand there skulkin' in the kitchen, Umbleet."
%BLUE%Note: At show's end, Ed Roberts reminds the audience that recycled used fats help provide ammunition and medicinal supplies.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Great Picture of Vic
First Line : Russell: "This is a funny time to be dustin' furniture." Sade: "Sure is. Ha, ha, ha, ha." Russell: "Uncle Fletcher around?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Russell?" Russell: "Yeah?" Sade: "Are you still dustin' that bookcase?"
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience that saving soap is a patriotic duty.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Arranging the Honeymoon
First Line : Sade: "You didn't disturb Uncle Fletcher when you come through the house just now?" Russell: "Naw. [laughs] He was just more than telephonin' away."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll never tackle another undertaking like this." Sade: [laughs] Uncle Fletcher: "Never."
%red%Note: I agree with Louie Johnson's note below that the first commercial in this file doesn't belong here. The end of the file is missing the final commercial. The announcer's mention of Mrs Beech at the end of the file doesn't belong here. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%%blue%My copy of this episode contains commercials featuring announcer Ed Roberts with Crisco spokeswoman, Mrs. Isabella Beech. Be aware: These commercials have obviously been spliced on to the program content. The ads are from the 42-8-18 broadcast.%blue%[[~Louie Johnson]]

%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wedding Guest List
First Line : Vic: "For fifteen cents I wouldn't go over to Ike Kneesuffer's basement this afternoon." Sade: "What would you do instead?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "...and Mr. Virgil Steesh of Sick River Junction, the home of the Missouri State Home for the Tall."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Reckons Her Debtors
First Line : Sade: "Hey, people owe me lots of money." Vic: "That so, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "Just about everybody I know owes me money."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I watch my pennies. I squeeze my pennies till the eagle howls."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Muted Silver Moonbeam Chimes
First Line : Sade: [reading from Bess' letter] "Kid, winter's just around the corner and all. Well, mate, I guess this is enough for now."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I'm going down to the office." Sade: "Yes, do, I'll bet the kids are waitin' for ya."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mysterious Mother-of-pearl Box
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Got shot by a revolver outside of Dayton, Ohio, and never recognized his wife, Dorothy, afterwards."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I am locking the tiny lock" [Vic grunts] "with its little golden key."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Business Trip to Chicago
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Yes, every year she laughs and says how she's taken on a couple more pounds."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I'll talk to Fat and you lie down on the davenport and when I'm through talkin' to Fat I'll bring you a nice cool drink of water from the kitchen. Don't that sound good?"
%red%Note: This show repeats the same Dash/Crisco commercials as 44/09/05 "Sade Reckons Her Debtors." All of the inflections are the same. Were these ads recorded and replayed? That would be unusual for this series. If these commercials were spliced on, it's possible they belong with this file and were spliced onto 44/09/05. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Looks for a Guide
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "Lady Margaret pinkened. Digging the toe of one tiny satin slipper into the sand, she flourished her dainty fan and pretended to adjust the mother-of-pearl handle on her ridiculous parasol."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "The beautiful woman smirked, gulped, winked and sneezed, finally breaking into a rude guffaw."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Changing Tires with Stembottom
First Line : Sade: "She made it sound like quite a jolly, gay little evening. It's an elegant warm day, she said, and gonna be an elegant warm evening and we'll soon start not having elegant warm evenings with September here and all."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You make me feel like a crook." Sade: "Do I?" Vic: "If you'll think a minute you'll--uh, hello, Ruthie?"
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Aunt Bess's 6th Letter (Ham, Ham)
First Line : Vic: "How is your cold?" Sade: "Dandy. I believe it was just a false alarm. I feel fine." Vic: "Still hurt ya to talk?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Let's walk downtown and back." Vic: "Come on."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Working out Gutstop's Indebtedness
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley contemplated the oscillating head of the deadly cobra without fear. 'That contemptible reptile better not bite me,' he remarked to Lady Margaret."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] “‘Give me three kisses before I choke the next counterfeitin’ cannibal,’ bellowed the handsome young officer. The beautiful woman gulped, smirked, winked and sneezed, finally breaking into a rude guffaw.”
%BLUE%Note: This is a repeat, with minor changes, of the script 40/05/06 "Working Out Hank's Indebtedness."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Needs Sade's Help
First Line : Vic: "Multiple coefficients of modern business procedure. Mr. %red%[indecipherable] %BLUE%also touched on variants and imponderables connected with the marketile conduct %red%[indecipherable].
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sade, Russell, Vicky, honey?" [they grunt in response] "I'm leaving you now." [they grunt again] "Goodbye."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts asks the public to save used fats.
%red%Note: I don't question the date of this file, but I do have a concern about the commercials. The first commercial in this file is a duplicate of the first commercial at the start of 44/07/05 "Big Dipper Dashes for Robe" and the last commercial is a duplicate of the last commercial in the file 44/07/07 "Second Letter from Yellow Jump." Nearly all of the commercials are missing in September so it's not possible to be sure if Ed Herlihy and Margaret MacDonald were still reading commercials together. The four September files I have with commercials are 44/09/01 "Arranging the Honeymoon" (and it's been established that the Mrs. Beech commercial doesn't belong there) 44/09/05 "Sade Reckons Her Debtors," 44/09/08 "Business Trip to Chicago," and 44/09/28 "Department Store Owes Vic $2" which have Dash commercials at the start and Crisco commercials at the end. What is especially suspicious to me is that I didn't hear them repeating these commercials during the summer months. The Ed/Margaret commercial copy for each show appears to be new. So, either they repeated these two commercials for this program or someone has spliced commercials onto this file. For that matter, I can't be sure that the service announcement about saving used fats at the end of the file wasn't also spliced on. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Greeting Cards
First Line : Russell: "Ya tough about something, Gov?" Vic: "I expect I'll live. Where's your mother?" Russell: "Out by the garbage box talkin' with Mis' Razorscum."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Russell?" Russell: "Yeah?" Vic: "Get out! Get out now!"
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Is to Be Best Man
First Line : Vic: "What is all this?" Sade: "All what?" Vic: "Are you being inscrutable, mysterious and enigmatic, Dr. Sleetch?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "And now, with your kind permission, I will take my departure." [Vic and Sade grunt] "Goodbye."
%red%Note Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rev V Cook's Letter
First Line : Russell: [calling from the street] "Say, can we use your telephone to call the fire department?" Vic: "Anybody up on that porch want to get married?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "...and your eyes will have a pale, stricken look, and you'll be seized with fits of wild laughter, and you'll cry..." [fades out]
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Groom Arrives on the 9-45
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, I do look nice. This is about as nice as I've ever looked." Sade: "Shoes polished, trousers pressed, lovely white shirt."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, I look nice. I believe this is as nice as I've ever looked."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Unheard News
First Line : Russell: [on the phone] "It's a recognized fact that inhabitants of Toledo, Ohio, got more teeth than other people."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Nobody in creation'll ever know. Nobody in creation will ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever..." [fades out]
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Saving Bluetooth from Tragedy
First Line : Sade: "People ask for beef punkles, they'll be obliged to take the consequences. Both you fellas know good and well that beef punkles require nine million years to cook tender."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, who wants beef punkles?" Vic: Me!" Russell: "Me, too!" Sade: "Come on."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Box of Old Letters
First Line : Russell: "By George, I ache in every muscle." Sade: "You don't act very miserable." Russell: "No, it's kind of relaxin' to ache in every muscle."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "They tasted delicious. Esther says to tell you hello. As ever, Floyd."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bridegroom Disappears
First Line : Russell: "Hi, out there!" Sade: [from the kitchen] "Hi!" Russell: "Where ya been?" Sade: "Backyard."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Vic, Sade, Russell, honey?" Vic, Sade and Russell: "Uh, huh?" Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dept Store Owes Vic $200
First Line : Vic: "Here's a piece in the paper about some halfwit in Ohio that mailed a letter to his brother-in-law in Pennsylvania and the numbskull brother-" Sade: [interrupting] "Oh, hey, we got a letter this afternoon. Bess wrote."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Look Kleeburger, you owe me two dollars, and I want it!" [lets out a villainous laugh]
%BLUE%Note: At the end of the show, Ed Roberts encourages the audience to tune in tomorrow, because on Monday Vic and Sade is taking a short holiday. Next week, a new Monday-Friday show will begin, "Rosemary," written by Elaine Carrington, author of "Pepper Young's Family" and "When A Girl Marries." Ed Herlihy speaks to two of the actors (in character) in the new show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Goodbye
First Line : Russell: "By George, it's pleasant to be alive and well and busy." Vic: "You sound precious, %red%[indecipherable], %BLUE%trite and platitudinous."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Goodbye." Sade: "Goodbye." Russell: "Goodbye." Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 44/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Robe
First Line :
%red%Last Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher, Unwanted Samaritan
First Line : Florence Harris: "I was completely perplexed."
%red%Last Line : Florence Harris: "You can't crawl under the davenport. Father, get up!"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Do you feel like talking about what it is that bothers you, Mis' Harris?"
%BLUE%Note: Prior to the final commercial, Rye Billsbury reads a service announcement asking the audience to continue saving used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mis' Korkell, Strong Lady
First Line : Rush: "Blue-Tooth Johnson made the miserable assertion this afternoon that he was as good looking as I was."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "By George." Vernon Corkle: "All right, Edith. Pick me up."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vic: "It's kind of halfwitted isn't it to come twenty blocks to borrow a cup of sugar?"
%BLUE%Note: After the show, Rye Billsbury encourages the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jimmy Custard
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley glanced briefly at Lady Margaret and the beautiful woman pinkened."
%red%Last Line : Jimmy Custard: "The State of Illinois, in pursuant of rules governing city [indecipherable] do restrain and embellish by these precincts, towhit: oats, corn, chuttles, furniture, soy beans, lumber, canned cherries, hogs and cabbage..." [fades out as music plays]
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Uncle Fletcher: "Vic and Sadie, honey? Jimmy Custard is dropping past."
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Five Sleeping Beauties
First Line : Sade: "We know Mr. and Mrs. Donahue went to the movin' picture show last night because we saw them leave."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush, uh, hand me that section of newspaper on the floor by your feet."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Uncle Fletcher, what do you mean you're goin' to sleep in the courthouse yard?"
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sweet Corn, Shattered Bullfinch
First Line : Orville Weenie: "Oh, I think I'm gonna get fired from this job."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Miserable wretch, crawl and shriek." Sweet Corn: "I am a shattered bullfinch." [dialogue fades as music swells]
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vic: "Sweet Corn and myself have [record skip] some business to take care of."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's Parade of Interruptions
First Line : Sade: "Yes? Who is it?" Vic: [from the kitchen] "It's Harold Des Moines, the handsomest man ever to cross the Ohio Kentucky border."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You see, Vic, how it is?"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "I started to clean the attic after you fellas left after breakfast this morning."
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury asks the audience to consider sending a Christmas gift to a wounded veteran.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Arranges Phone Calls
First Line : Mervyn Sprawl: "I spent two summers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Rishigan Fishigan from Sishigan, Michigan."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) [ringing phone] Rush: "Telephone's ringing! Telephone's ringing!"
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save used fats. Even if they don't need points, they'll receive four cents a pound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dwight Twentysixler's Scrapbook
First Line : Florence Harris: "Mrs. Razorscum was saying the other day that a person gets over a sweet tooth."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I have something mighty, mighty interestin' to show you 'n Rush down cellar."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Uncle Fletcher's outside, huh?"
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats and receive four cents a pound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dull Evening Comes to Life
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley shoved the two smoking automatic pistols back in their gold-plated holsters, brushed a flick of dust from his bright yellow uniform, held forth the palm of his hand to see if it was raining, and turned to contemplate the sweet face of his fiancee, Lady Margaret."
%red%Last Line : [bells and buzzers going off] Vic: "You said this, you said: 'It is a slow, dull, tiresome evening.'" Sade: "I take that back."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "It's a slow, dull, tiresome evening."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Orville Fired and Hired
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie, I don't recall whether or not I complimented you on your delicious dinner."
%red%Last Line : Orville Weenie: "Yeah. I think I'd enjoy that." Vic: "You start Monday."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vernon Corkle: "Are you in the kitchen, Mrs. Gook?"
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engagement!
First Line : Rush: "Blue-Tooth Johnson and Smelly Clark both told me and they sounded like they knew what they were talking about."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "There, by George, is real romance!"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "When did you hear about Mis' Harris and Dwight Twentysixler?"
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rainy Day Fun in the Kitchen
First Line : Rush [laughs] "Mom, a person would think I called the special teachers meeting."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I know you are. Is everybody having fun?" Mervyn Sprawl: "Oh, yes."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Now I've got to get back to my ladies."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: There's Going to Be a Great Day
First Line : Florence Harris: "I agree with you, Mrs. Gook. It's nobody's business what a grand person like Mrs. Donahue chooses to do in her own attic."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I know, I'm feeling so good, I'm gonna give you a kiss." Florence Harris: "Why, Mr. Gook!" Vic: [loud smack] "There!"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vic: "Kiddo, it's in the bag. I just got a long distance telephone call."
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury announces that, for the time being, this concludes the evening visits with Vic and Sade. On behalf of Proctor and Gamble, he thanks Paul Rhymer and lists the cast members by name. Starting Monday, the Jack Smith Show will play in this time slot. A final reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/06/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piano Lessons
First Line : Vic: "Your chum, Beulah Wercher, gets her name in the paper." Sade: "Really?"
%red%Last Line : Vernon Corkle: "I'm ready to play the piano now, people." Vic, Sade and Florence: "Go ahead." [piano playing]
%BLUE%Note: The show is now sponsored by the F. W. Fitch Company, makers of shampoo and hair tonic. It's broadcast on Thursday nights in a thirty minute time slot and performed before a live audience.
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing. This show is dated Saturday, June 22. However, the show was broadcast on Thursdays and the run began on June 27, 1946. Please see note below. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%In the Chicago Daily Tribune's section, "Complete Radio Programs and Highlights for Today," dated June 27, 1946, there is a picture of Bernardine Flynn with the comment, "Bernardine Flynn, who stars in Vic and Sade, comedy series which will be heard over WGN Mutual at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, starting tonight." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Women's Auxilliary
First Line : Sade: "-lodge, and ya love your blue suit with the pinstripe and the lovely summer underwear Bess and Walter give ya for Christmas and your automatic pen-" Vic: [interrupting] "I'm not being frivolous, Sade."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "'That was a dandy kiss,' he howled, and the young couple walked two-by-two into the sunset."
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing. Copies of this file may start with Ed Roberts introducing the show. Ed Roberts was the announcer from 1942-1944. This intro doesn't belong with this file. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Police Chief Cullerson
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Martin Jordle left Rochelle, Illinois, in 1902. Gave up the chewing gum habit in favor of sleeve garters."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Come down from there. Climb down off of that bookcase."
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mid-summer Madness
First Line : Sade: "Gee, Ruthie, do you think that was wise?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "The midsummer showers are over."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Moving to Peoria
First Line : Rush: "Listen to this, Mom." Sade: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley gives Lady Margaret six hundred sweet little kisses?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Peoria, Peoria. The mighty Mississippi churns through Peoria and the rippling [indecipherable] cleaves her green bank."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Drum the Bum, Visitation Officer
First Line : Vic: "I've never met him, but I've heard about him for many years and he's supposed to a be a prince of good fellows."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Company harch!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Honeymoon Couple
First Line : Rush: "When I received your message, Mom, I was in a most unusual situation."
%red%Last Line : Albert Gibbers: "Hazel, darling?" Hazel Gibbers: Yes, Albert?" Albert Gibbers: "Sweetheart." [kisses her]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade and Mis' Kessler Fight
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'Say, Uncle!' thundered Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley, pressing his fingers deep into the throat of the counterfeitin' clarinet virtuoso."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "That was the awfullest fight I was ever in in my whole life!"


%RED%Date Aired : 46/08/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Office Work At Home
First Line :
%red%Last Line :
%red%Note: August 26, 1946, was a Monday. Vic and Sade ran on Thursdays. This is the same show as 46/09/26. I recommend this date be deleted. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Pre-arranged Meals
First Line : Rush: "That was a funny train of thought." Vic: "What?" Rush: "I just had a comical train of thought."
%red%Last Line : Mervyn Sprawl: "Yes, I just swallowed my last peanut with the chocolate smeared on the outside and I'm ready to go home."
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/09/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Is Farmed Out
First Line : Rush: "I think of my brains as pretty much resembling a saucer of marshmallows."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "The stars are out." Vic: "Good." Rush: "And there's a very bright moon."
%BLUE%Note: Announcer Jack Fuller, on behalf of the F. W. Fitch Company, thanks Paul Rhymer and the cast and producers of Vic and Sade for their summer program. He reminds the audience to be listening next week for the new Fitch Bandwagon series broadcasting on Sundays (local time and station to be announced in the newspapers).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/09/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Brings Home Work
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "Miss Hammersweet, I'm calling because there's one other thing I forgot to tell you when I left the office."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "It's a motorcycle! Somebody's riding a motorcycle through here!"
%BLUE%Note: Announcer Jerry Coffer states that Vic and Sade is brought to you with the good wishes of the Mutual Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations (no sponsor). The Thursday show is thirty minutes and is performed without an audience.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Zee, the Handyman
First Line : Mr. Zee: "The name is Bunker Vernon Zee and that makes my initials B. V. Z."
%red%Last Line : Mr. Zee: "Is that the card you're thinking of?" Sade: "That's the card I'm thinking of."
%BLUE%Note: Announcer Guy Wallace states that Vic and Sade is brought to you with the good wishes of the Mutual Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations (no sponsor). The Thursday show is thirty minutes and is performed without an audience.
%red%Note: Missing announcer's set up for the scene. 26:51 file runs too fast. There is an incomplete file that runs 14:31.
March 21, 2010, at 05:59 AM by neaptgmliu - 7.4
Changed lines 1-3036 from:
!!!Based on Otter Log dated Nov 01, 2005

%note%Note: There are quite a few incomplete Vic and Sade files, including those that are obvious fragments and others that are missing only the last few lines of dialogue (which may not be so obvious to the listener). This page will include a Last Line to help determine if a file is, to the best of anyone's knowledge, complete. These Last Lines are from my own files. If anyone has a file that has dialogue beyond what I have transcribed, please feel free to add it to that line. Also, this is a series being prepared for certification and if you are willing to provide the file to the group, please click on "Suggestions" (top left under Main.SideBar). From there you can send a private email to a Wiki Administrator. All help is greatly appreciated. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%Note: The First Lines come from the dialogue that follows the announcer setting the scene. The 1945 shows begin with a snippet (teaser) of dialogue before the standard introduction. These teasers are noted below the First and Last Lines. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 37/05/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Decoration Day Parade
First Line : Vic: "You're home, Sade?" Sade: "Yeah." Rush: "He knows I'm home. I give him an airy wave of the hand-" Vic: "Anybody call me on the telephone?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "What's the piece gonna say?" Vic: "Uh, meet at Mulberry Street at ten o'clock. Line up and march out to the cemetery."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:45 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net| John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 37/06/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's Trip to Dwight
First Line : [from the kitchen] Sade: "Vic?" Vic: "Yes?" Sade: "I was over at Donahue's. Saw you come up the alley and hurried home to catch you before you went away again."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You can actually drive all them seventy-four miles at nice decent speed and be back by breakfast time?" Rush: "Sure." Sade: [laughs] "Well, I don't know."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:12 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 37/07/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly's Tonsil Operation


%BLUE%Date Aired : 37/11/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Congress and the Supreme Court
First Line : Vic: "Your sweet face is painted with a happy leer. I apprehend you think you've won the game." Rush: "I have won the game. Look here." Vic: "Hey, hey." Sade: "You fellas done with your rummy?" Vic: "Uh, Dry Rot just blundered into an accidental victory."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Marryin' one of the Hunkerman girls. Marie." Vic: "Mm." Sade: "Rush." Rush: "Yeah?" Sade: "Your feet."
%red%Note: Show fragment running 5:15. Very poor audio. Richard Cohen has found a clear copy of this same show fragment within a file called recollections_at_30_561024_18_s from an NBC series called "Recollections at 30" with announcer Ed Herlihy. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 38/03/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Official Host
First Line : Rush: "About through there, Gov?" Vic: "I am through with the actual labor. All I have to do now is copy some figures neatly on a sheet of paper."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well, if your mother gets home before I do, tell her I've done." Rush: "Okay." Vic: "So long." Rush: "So long. Hello, Rooster?"
%red%Note: Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 11:31 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%note%According to ads in the Chicago Daily Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, dated March 20, 1938, Crisco ran a six-week contest from March 21st through May 1st. Contestants were to finish the sentence "Crisco is my favorite shortening because...." Winners to be announced on Vic and Sade. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 38/07/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: How Radio Works
First Line : %red%"Vic: This, kiddo, is a broad-... %blue%[[~Louie Johnson]](quoting Dick Judge)
%red%Last Line :

%note%According to an ad in the Los Angeles Times, dated October 2, 1938, Crisco ran a six-week contest from October 3rd through November 13th. Contestants were to finish the sentence "I like today's finer, creamier Crisco because...." Winners to be announced on Vic and Sade. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 38/11/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's New Hat
First Line : Sade: "Want to meet me downtown tomorrow afternoon?" Rush: "What for?" Sade: "Talkin' to your father." Vic: "Are you referrin' to the purchase of a hat?"
%red%Last Line : [doorbell ringing] Sade: "Go let 'em in, Rush." Rush: "What?" Sade: "Mr. and Mrs. Stembottom's at the door. Go let 'em in. Don't just stand there."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:49 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/01/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Regalia out on Loan
First Line : [from the kitchen] Vic: "Hey." Rush: "In here, Gov." Vic: "Your mother home?" Rush: "She's asleep." Sade: "I'm not, either." Rush: "Well you look-" Vic: "Is she upstairs?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Read!" Sade: "Uh, Hank? Uh. Hick dignitis apolrum dumb cluck simian hobo. Queas agricola apew hunk. Sim spittle in slob dumb cornucopia itch."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 11:06 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/01/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flower Garden Arranger
First Line : Sade: "Hey, I'm liable to go into business and make a million dollars." Vic: "You rave, woman." Sade: "No, but that's the truth. What would you do if I earned a million dollars? Ask to borrow some of it?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Well, people, I got sixteen remarks bottled up. I might as well make 'em all in a row and catch up with the conversation. You been talkin' about flowers, Mom. Here's my opinion."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:31 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/03/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Erickson's House Repairs
First Line : Rush: "I was the only one in the class that got the correct answer. What I done was make an equation where I let x equal the number of nails in the keg and y equal the number of nails in the gunny sack."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Vic, haven't we got a daisy of a landlord, though?" Vic: "Yes." Sade: "Haven't we got a daisy of a landlord, though?"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:42 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/04/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Draws List of Acquaintances
First Line : Vic: "You're most industrious this evening, smoke screen." Rush: "Yeah." Vic: "What's the nature of your occupation?" Rush: "I'm making a list of the individuals with whom I enjoy a speaking aquaintance."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Ain't that the darnedest thing, though?" Vic: "Uh, about Ruthie and Ma Harris? Yeah." Sade: Ain't that the darnedest thing?"
%red%Note: File is complete. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]: A few things about this file bother me and I need others to verify or dispute my concerns. For instance, the first commercial stars Mrs. Isabella Beech. She wouldn't show up in Crisco commercials until the summer of 1942. Also, if you listen to the first Crisco commercial in the show file dated 42/08/06 "Christmas Cards COD," you'll hear it's the same commercial. Ed Roberts is the announcer in this file, but in 1939 it was Ralph Edwards doing the announcing. I haven't found any other 1939 file that includes an Ivory Flakes commercial, as this file does at the end of the show. I don't dispute the date of this file, only the commercials that I believe have been added to it. Were the ads edited on recently or is this a transcription from 1942 with this 1939 episode being repeated with updated commercials?
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 15:08 64/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%note%According to ads in the Ada Evening News of Ada, Oklahoma, dated April 7, 1939, and the Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Daily Journal, dated April 20, 1939, Crisco ran two contests, the first from March 13 to April 2, the second from April 10 to April 20. Contestants were to write slogans about the new Gyro-Churned Crisco. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/04/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rotten Davis Phones
First Line : Sade: "Hey, you better get up from there." Vic: "What's this?" Sade: "Come on, before you drop off to sleep." Vic: "I'm reading the paper."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Mister Davis and his friend, Miss Radburn, have come to call." Sade and Vic [talking over each other]: "Well, tell them to come right in."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:27 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/04/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's New Luggage
First Line : Rush: "It come about as close to being a fight as anything I ever seen in my life. Leroy Snow referred to Milton Welch as a halfwit. Milton referred to Leroy as a cheapskate. Leroy doubled up his fist. Milton Welch removed his hat and overcoat."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well?" Rush: "Well?" Vic: "Mom's goin' to Carberry." Rush: "Yeah. Mom's goin' to Carberry."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:45 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/05/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Overnight Guests
First Line : Vic: "Know what time it is?" Rush: "Getting on for twelve." Vic: "Or more romantically, midnight. Tomorrow's a school day, isn't it, my friend?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Yeah, takes mom to keep the wheels on the track. Wouldn't be anything like this happen if she was on deck."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. According to Richard Cohen there is a file with more dialogue available. The dialogue should end with Vic saying, "Shall we retire?...Move over Roper, you big halfwit."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 9:57 128/44 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/06/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grandpa Snyder Xmas Cards
First Line : Rush: "I had three put outs in a row to my credit in the fourth inning and three in a row in the fifth. Talk about your red hot corner. Third base was sure the red hot corner this afternoon. I must have handled twenty separate and distinct grounders."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Back to kisses again here." Vic: "That so?" Rush: [reading] "Give me a kiss or I'll telephone the police. May the blessings of Christmas never cease."
%BLUE%Note: Ralph Edwards announces that Crisco is offering double the cost of your ingredients if not satisfied with Crisco's performance. Offer ends July 1, 1939.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:23 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/06/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Yy Flirch Tries to Phone Vic
First Line : Vic: "Are you in a trance, pocket watch?" Rush: "I'm trying to figure something out." Vic: "When I greeted you joyously your rejoinder was sluggish and preoccupied."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hello, there Y.Y., you old horse thief. In hock agricola sim spittle hunk. Ad nauseum cornucopia dumb cluck itch."
%BLUE%Note: After the end of the show, Ralph Edwards encourages the audience to stay tuned for "Pepper Young's Family."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 15:10 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/06/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Porch Collapses Rotten Takes Blame
First Line : Sade: "I win." Vic: "Let's see your cards." Sade: [tired sound] Vic: "Sure you win. Got three queens, three deuces and the four, five, six and seven of hearts."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You seem to have had just about as satisfactory an evening as Rotten did." Rush: "I had a delightful evening." Vic: "Hm." Rush: "A delightful evening."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:56 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/07/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Two Tons of Coal #1
First Line : [Vic and Rush talking excitedly over each other] Sade: "Oh, now what's this...hey, stop, will ya...mercy." Vic: "You were jokin' all the time, weren'tcha?" Sade: "Not jokin' a bit."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [laughs] "I'm a lady with lots of responsibility. I've got two little boys to look after and watch over. Two little tiny helpless boys."
Note: Announcer Ralph Edwards states that Proctor and Gamble is offering 5-piece Cannon Mills luncheon sets, the same being used at George Jessel's Little Old New York Restaurant at the New York World's Fair.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 14:29 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/08/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Mad Preselected School Clothes
First Line : Sade: "Willie out in back?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "What doing?" Vic: "Sitting on the steps." Sade: "He's mad." Vic: "So I gathered. I was at pains to wish him a jolly good afternoon and received only a sullen rejoinder."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Come in the house with me. You can help, grind the meat and crack the English walnuts." Vic: [yawning] "Okay."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:00 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/09/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Office Invoices Magnifying Glass
First Line : Vic: "Yes? Who is it?" Rush: "That you, Gov? I never knew you were home." Vic: "Plant eleven, nine car loadens. Plant three, twelve car loadens."
%red%Last Line : [phone and doorbell ringing] Rush: "Hey, Blue-Tooth, I couldn't find the magnifying glass. Wait for me a minute, will ya? Okay." Vic: "Oh, my."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:06 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/09/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Provides Names of Wildflowers
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Ruthie, it completely slipped my mind. Completely slipped my mind. Yes. Sure. Well, I'm glad you remembered, lady. Vic and Rush are still here and I can get the information from 'em before they have to go back to school and the office."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You're some farm boy, you are." Vic: "Ain't poinsettias wildflowers?" Sade: "Some wonderful farm boy."
Note: Ralph Edwards announces that next Monday, September 25th, will be the start of Crisco's Slogan Contest.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:49 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%note%According to an ad in the Los Angeles Times, dated September 24, 1939, there will be two Crisco Slogan Contests. The first begins September 25th and ends October 15th. The second begins October 23rd and ends November 12th. According to the contest rules, the $5,000 winner will be announced on "Vic and Sade" and "This Day Is Ours." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Double Feature in Hopewood
First Line : Vic: "Your mother in the house?" Rush: "Living room." Vic: "You were cruel to drag me away from my game of indoor horseshoes."
%red%Last Line : [horn honking] Rush: "Goodbye, Mom." Sade: "Goodbye." Rush: "Goodbye, Gov." Vic: "Oh." Rush: Have a dandy time."
Note: Ralph Edwards mentions that the Slogan Contest is in full swing.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:05 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Five Xmas Card Salesmen
First Line : Vic: "Sade, [exhausted sigh] you may produce the sheaf of wires, letters, postal cards and cablegrams as delivered by the mailman." Sade [laughs] "Golly. Rush, out on the buffet."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [reading] "Wasn't it the poet Coleridge who said, 'Love is a diamond studded necklace on the throat of humanity.'"
Note: Announcement of the winner of Crisco's first Slogan Contest which ended October 15th. A wire from the winner, Mrs. Julian Holman, is read. Ralph Edwards reminds the public that Crisco's second Slogan Contest is ongoing.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:07 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/10/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Blue-Tooth Under Gook Davenport
First Line : Sade: "You makin' that noise?" Vic: "No. You are, ain't ya?" Sade: "No." Vic: "I thought it was your chair creaking." Sade: "Uh, uh." Vic: "Perhaps we have mice."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I said get him out." Rush: "You absolutely insist?" Sade: "Yeah." Rush: "All right, Blue-Tooth, the jig is up."
Note: Ralph Edwards urges the audience to turn in tomorrow to get information on Crisco's Slogan Contest which is in full swing.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:10 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Charlie R's Fish Picture
First Line : Sade: "You fellas scrub your hands good after handlin' that coal?" Vic: "Sure" Sade: "How 'bout you, Willie?" Rush: "Hands as clean as toast."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Mr. Razorscum, people." Vic: "Hello there, Charlie." Sade: "Come in, Charlie."
Note: Continuation of the Crisco Slogan Contest. Ralph Edwards says the second and final Slogan Contest will close midnight, Sunday, November 12th. A telegram is read (different from the one read on 39/10/30) from the first Slogan Contest winner, Mrs. Julian Holman.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:35 32'11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Makes a Speech
First Line : Rush: "By George, I was impressed as a horse." Vic: "Smelly never impressed me particularly." Rush: "Are you prejudiced at Smelly?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Fellas, you all know me. I am Smelly Clark. I am strong. I am smart. I am good looking."
Note: Ralph Edwards urges the audience to tune in tomorrow for information on Crisco's second Slogan Contest.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:37 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush House Destroyer
First Line : Sade: "You'll break that." Rush: "Nah." Sade: "Will too. It's gettin' old. Can't stand such treatment." Rush: "I never land on it in a vital spot, Mom. My body hits it at an angle where the springs can absorb the shock."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush Gook, the individual aged fourteen years that tore down a three-story brick building single handed."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:04 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/11/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark Solicits Gifts
First Line : Rush: "Mom, remember the other day me saying I thought I could reasonably expect to receive twenty presents this Christmas?" Sade: "Uh, uh." Rush: "I was tellin' Gov, but you happened to be in the room."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Well, uh, tell me more about Miss Dover. She's leaner these days, huh? Really?"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Echoey sound.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:40 128/44 - Echo from over-editing. [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Is Getting on in Years
First Line : Sade: "How's everything with you?" Rush: "Pretty fair." Sade: "Where you been since dinner?" Rush: "Dozen different places." Sade: "Rooster Davis come along and hollered outside shortly after you left."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "I'll see if I can get this poor old body up off the davenport." Sade: "Yes, see if you can." Rush: "Boy, I'm gettin' on in years."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:08 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Christmas Card List
First Line : Sade: "That great big list of fellas?" Vic: "Oh, thunder, Sade. Every doggone year we go through the same old tiresome business. I don't send out Christmas cards for the sheer boyish pleasure of it."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Exalted Big Dipper of the Nonchalant Neptune Chapter of the Sacred Stars of the Milky Way, Lacrosse, Wisconsin." Sade: "Well, why is he entitled to a fifteen cent Christmas card?"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:45 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Gumpox Offers Sade a Stall
First Line : Vic: "Corporal Johnson, old chum, I'd like to nip an idea of yours in the bud." Sade: "What's this now?" Vic: "I had a brief chat with soda fountain just now."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Fred, Vic and Rush are hollerin' their heads off for strawberry ice cream. Yes, strawberry."
%red%Note: This show is probably from September of 1939. The term "Sure-Mix" Crisco started to show up in newspaper ads and in the Vic and Sade ads in mid-to-late September (in prior Vic and Sade ads they spoke of a million dollar gyrochurn process, but there's no mention of the term "Sure-Mix" Crisco). Because Ralph Edwards states in the show's last ad, "So why don't you do what so many other good cooks have done in the last few days and change to new 'Sure-Mix' Crisco," I believe this show was broadcast in the early days of the product's release, before the October/November contests. Thanks to Richard Cohen for his notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:47 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush I Hereby Resign from
First Line : Sade: "Are you really studyin' there, Rush, or just foolin' around?" Rush: "I am certainly not foolin' around." Sade: "Glad to hear it."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "They want you to join?" Rush: "Yeah." Sade: "You're gonna join?" Rush: "Oh, sure. I always join stuff when I get a chance."
%red%Note: Could this show be from early October of 1939? Ralph Edwards announces that "one whole week in Crisco's big all-cash Slogan Contest has gone by." He also states, "Now this contest is solely to introduce Sure-Mix Crisco" and "So, send your first slogans today." The term "Sure-Mix" Crisco began showing up in ads in September 1939. A note from a previous Crisco contest winner, Mrs. G.W. Strong, is read. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:37 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Volunteers Rush for Pageant
First Line : Sade: "Thought you were in bed and asleep." Rush: "Uh, uh." Sade: "You're not hungry?" Rush: "No." Sade: "What you come down here for then?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, uh, don't forget to turn out the lights." Rush: "I'll make certain they are extinguished." Sade: "Well, good night." Rush: "Good night, mother."
%red%Note: Ralph Edwards offers a Crisco holiday spice cake recipe. Is this show from December? Besides "Vic and Sade," it's possible this cake was advertised on two other P&G shows, "This Day is Ours" and "The Right to Happiness." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 14:14 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]

%note%From The New York Times "News and Notes of the Advertising Field" dated December 16, 1939: "The Proctor and Gamble Company has scheduled advertising in 125 newspapers in this country, Canada and Hawaii, as well as announcements on its three network radio programs, to promote a special spice cake recipe offer for its Sure-Mix Crisco." There are ads in the Chicago Daily Tribune dated December 7, 1939, and the Los Angeles Times dated December 8, 1939, telling consumers that the Holiday Spice Cake recipe is available from their grocer. I've also found Crisco advertisements for the Holiday Spice Cake in: The Lima News, Lima, OH, December 7, page 8; The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, December 8, page 48; The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, December 8, page 9; The Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI, December 8 and 15, page 18. I cannot find any Crisco ads mentioning this cake before December. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 39/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Geographical Trip
First Line : Sade: "Your father feels jolly about something." Rush: "You can tell by his elastic step, huh?" Sade: "Yeah, and that kinda halfway smug look on his face."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "What?" Rush: [quoting] "'V. R. Gook of this city was absent on business last week.' [pause] 'V. R. Gook of this city was absent on business last week.'"
%red%Note: Sade and Rush are on the front porch in the swing, so it's unlikely that this is a winter or early spring show. Sade says "It's too hot a day to be squeezed to a pulp." Also, Vic was out of town for a week and Art Van Harvey would take a vacation in August, so this is very likely from August of 1939. Thanks to Richard Cohen for his notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:54 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Painted Portrait of Big Dipper
First Line : Vic: "Did ya read this letter from lodge headquarters?" Sade: "Yes." Vic: "Quite a proposition they advance." Sade: "Them lodge fellas up there in Chicago must lay awake nights figuring up stuff to grab a person's money."
%red%Last Line :Rush: "The most dramatic moment of my entire career." Sade: "Um." Rush:"Threw himself on the ground." Sade: "Um." Rush: "And cried like a little baby."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:49 32/11[[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boys Copy Numbers Sade Tells Gossip
First Line : Rush: "Almost finished, Gov?" Vic: "No, darn it, I struck some snags. What time is it?" Rush: "Almost six-thirty." Vic: "What time we supposed to be ready?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: <laughing> "Nuh-heh-heh. I had a nice, sociable gossip all by myself." Vic: "Nuh." Sade: "Well, <exhales> let's go."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:47 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vegetable Garden
First Line : Sade: "Why I thought you'd be delighted. And look at your faces. Jaws dropped down on your chests nine feet." Vic: "I don't see why my jaw should drop. The matter doesn't affect me."
%red%Last Line : Vic: <Sarcastic> "Somebody knock me over with a feather." Sade: "Yes, somebody knock me over with a feather."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:51 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
%red%Note : This episode is sometimes mis-dated 40/09/12.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gumpox vs Donahue
First Line : Vic: "Why do you sit and look sluggishly at your cards?" Rush: "Figuring out something." Vic: "At this rate I'll be an old man before the game is over."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "He was fit to be tied." Rush: "He-he. Howard was fit to be tied." Sade: "How do you mean?" Rush : "Howard the Horse."
%red%Note: Has opening commercial, but my copy of the show runs out before the end. Total file is 7:38. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 7:28 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: R J Konk's Improved Portrait
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley turned to the crowd of excited spectators, and executed a low, graceful bow. Then he wiped his mouth with a blue silk handkerchief, adjusted his necktie and prepared to give Lady Margaret fourteen kisses."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "The handsome young officer gazed around the arena. The carcasses of the mighty Kings of Beasts lay in grotesque positions. Third-Lieutenant Stanley gazed upward and beheld Lady Margret, still clinging to the trapeze. 'Come down!' he screamed, 'and I'll give you 47 kisses!'"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:43 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Y Y Flirch Best Looking Man
First Line : [from the living room] Vic: "You, Sade?" Sade: "Yes." Vic: "I'm home." Rush: "We know it. Saw your rubbers on the back porch." Vic: "I'm home, Sade."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well you can take your good looks and throw them in the creek Flirch. Good-Bye Flirch." <Hangs-Up> "So much for Flirch."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:14 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/01/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Donahue Gets Promotion
First Line : [from the kitchen] Sade: "Vic!" Vic: "Hi-ta-hi." Sade: "Mr. Donahue got the new job." Vic: "Did he?" Sade: "They called up from the roundhouse with the news only about ten minutes ago."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I feel so good for Mr. & Mrs. Donohue." Vic: "Um." Sade: "They're fine, fine people. Deserve everything they get." Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Hello, Lady? Guess what??"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:51 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush's Good Looks (partial Recording)
First Line : Rush: "-You're not proud and pleased girls up at high school are struck by my good old skull?" Sade: "No. Vic, hop up and call Fred and Ruthie."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Well, that was all Leland. Just wanted to get rid of a little steam. Ok, Leland. You Bet. You.." (file cuts out).
%red%Note: After the announcer's introduction there is dead air, followed by organ music. At 5:48 the dialogue begins.
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 10:08 32/11. File has definitely been masticated by some amateur editor. [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/02/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: High School Gossip
First Line : Sade: "Willie, I was talking to %red%Miss Call %blue%this afternoon and she said Mr. Chinbunny got bawled out for letting 'em print his picture in the newspaper week before last or whenever it was."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Uh-heh-heh. I guess school ain't a place where children sit around and recite their lessons, peaceful and quiet." Rush: "Ah, no." Sade: "Um." Rush: "Wheels within wheels." Sade: "Hm." Rush: "Crossed wires. A seethin' river of human emotions."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:37 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bess Letter Grocery List on Top
First Line : Vic: "That a new Third-Lieutenant Stanley book you got there?" Rush: "Yeah, borrowed it off from Blue-Tooth Johnson this afternoon." Vic: "What's the title?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Uh.." Sade: "Wasn't that a lovely, long, interestin' letter?" Vic: "Uhh." Sade: "I have to get busy and answer it soon." Vic: "ehhh..." Sade <yawns grandly> "Boy. Let's go to the picture show."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:42 32/11[[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]

%blue%%note%Note: Ralph Edwards mentions Crisco's all-cash contest where contestants complete the sentence, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." Crisco is providing a recipe for a pineapple coconut layer cake to inspire contestants.

%note%According to ads in the Chicago Daily Tribune and the Los Angeles Times on March 10, 1940, the first Crisco contest would run from March 11th-31st and the second contest would run from April 8th-28th. The ad gives the recipe for a pineapple coconut cake. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark's Big Date
First Line : Sade: "What's your watch say?" Vic: "Huh?" Sade: "Look and see what time it is." Vic: "Clock on the blink?" Sade: "I guess so. Something's eatin' it. Acts like it goes awhile and then stops awhile."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Guess I'll stroll up to bed then." Rush: "Know what?" Vic: "What?" Rush: "Think I'll look around for a lady friend."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:43 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: Crisco's contest still on-going, but closing at midnight Sunday, March 31st.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Fakes the Coronet
First Line : Rush: "Why don'tcha wait for me when I holler?" Sade: "I wasn't going to stand out in the alley and freeze to death." Rush: "I'd have walked home with ya."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "A little higher." Vic: [singing] "D?" Rush: "Yeah." Vic: "See, kiddo? It's not hard to play the coronet."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:22 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: Ralph Edwards reminds the audience that there are only four days left to enter the contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/03/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No, Vic, No Trip to Chicago
First Line : Vic: "Where's your mother?" Rush: "In the other room. Or upstairs, maybe. Hey, you want to hear some interesting facts and figures about darkest Africa?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "If they're nice." Rush: "If they're nice. Matches, prunes, eggs, canned corn." Sade: "Mm, hm. Now you better scoot."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:33 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: Last mention of the contest before it closes.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Must Make a Call on a Girl
First Line : Sade: "Yes. [laughs] Ah, forget it, Mis' Skimple. I told Harold I'd give him candy and I have to make good on my promise. Didn't go to any expense at all."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Oh, what's the matter with your life?" Rush: "It won't be worth livin'. It won't be worth livin'." Sade: "Come on, fellas."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:50 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Can Blue-Tooth Sue the Bijou
First Line : Sade: "Let's not play anymore." Vic: "You tired?" Sade: [tired sound of assent] Vic: "A fine thing to do, beat a guy and then quit." Sade: [laughs] That was all the only game out of the whole caboodle I won."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Well, we didn't pay our way in." Vic: "You didn't?" Rush: "No." Sade: "You sneaked in the show?" Rush: "We sneaked in the show."
%red%Note: At the end of the show, announcer James Fleming states that "Next Monday, April 8th, starts Crisco's second exciting all-cash contest...tune in next Monday, April 8th, at the same time for full details." This show is most likely from Friday, April 5th. I am assuming James Fleming was substituting for Ralph Edwards, the regular announcer. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:26 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nicer to Sleep Over for Two Weeks
First Line : Rush: "By George, it's a horrible thing to contemplate." Sade: "Oh, contemplate wantaplate." Rush: "Mis' Scott hasn't mentioned it to you?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "No trouble at all. Only too glad to oblige. No, you send him right on over. Rush's bed is plenty big enough for both of the boys."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:23 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
Note: James Fleming promotes Crisco's second big all-cash contest for completing the sentence, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." Crisco continues to provide their pineapple coconut layer cake recipe as inspiration.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Milton's Dirt in Fruit Jars
First Line : Rush: "Mom not around, huh?" Vic: "Uh, uh. Didn't she say something at the dinner table this noon about going shopping with Ruthie?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I expect ya to trot to the grocery store without puttin' up big arguments. I expect ya...What's the matter?" Rush: [near tears] "Nothin'."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:30 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
%red%Note: The audio cuts out during the announcer's intro to the scene. No mention of the Crisco contest. Announcer Melvin Allen asks the audience, "Don't forget to listen to Crisco's Vic and Sade Monday," so this must have been a Friday show. April 15th, 1940, was a Monday, so this date cannot be correct. It might have been the 12th, but there's no mention of the contest. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/04/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Heart Shaped Face
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley realized with dismay that he and Lady Margaret were completely surrounded by counterfeitin' South Sea islanders. 'Have courage, sweetheart,' he muttered."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Gonna sit here and grin and smirk and flirt and make goo goo eyes at myself into that mirror until you wish you'd never heard of a heart-shaped face."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 12:09 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]
%red%Note: File cuts off after Vic's final line. Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Announcer Ralph Edwards states, "Yes, there's another first prize of five thousand dollars in Crisco's second big all-cash contest...and you're going to have fun entering this easy new contest, too." Same sentence as in the first contest, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engine Cab Ride to Chicago
First Line : Vic: "Holy smokes, Sade, the thing is ridiculous." Sade: "Why, I don't see why you say that. You'll save all that train fare, you'll ride to Chicago free and you'll have oceans of fun."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Paperweight old stone bruise?" Rush: "Yeah?" Vic: "Will you bring papa a glass of cold water?"
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:38 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Working out Hank's Indebtedness
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley contemplated the oscillating head of the deadly cobra without fear. 'That pesky reptile better not bite me,' he remarked to Lady Margaret."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "'Give me three kisses before I choke the next counterfeitin' cannibal,' bellowed the handsome young officer. They were given with a will."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:27 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]



%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Picture Totally Mislabelled
First Line : Sade: "Both you and your father expressly asked for beef punkles. Beef punkles require ages and ages to get tender, so don't complain about the delay."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Vic?" Vic: "Doggone that doggone doggone luck." Sade: "Vic?" Vic: "What?" Sade: "Let's go eat our dinner."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:34 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mis' Scott Getting Too Chummy
First Line : Sade: "All through?" Rush: "Yeah, at last." Sade: "You studied real well. Almost two solid hours." Rush: "That long?" Sade: "Well, you got home from Blue-Tooth Johnson's house at eight-thirty."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "I expect us three people are what you call a contented family. Everybody likes everybody."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:22 32/11 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]



%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/05/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nicer the Goader
First Line : Sade: "Did you hit him?" Rush: "It wasn't a very hard hit." Sade: "But you did hit him." Rush: "More of a shove than a blow." Vic: "Your mother has warned you on several previous occasions to lay off Nicer, hasn't she, ink stain?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "How 'bout a hand or two of rummy, peanut brittle?" Rush: "Fine, fine." Vic: "Fish the cards out of the library table drawer."
%purple%Note: Best mp3 known is 13:30 32/22 [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net | John Liska]]



%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teaching Cigar Smoking to Chinbunny
First Line : Sade: [laughs] "Oh, ish." Vic: "What's the matter?" Sade: "Oh, this trashy novel of Rush's." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley's a baboon."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Finally he says with intense admiration, 'You're a sport, Chinbunny. You're a real sport.'"
Note: Melvin Allen announces the five thousand dollar prize winner in Crisco's second and final all-cash contest which closed midnight April 28th.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Short Bio Of Little Dipper
First Line : Vic: "I can't get anywhere with this." Sade: "What is it you're doing?" Vic: "Trying to fix up a biography of Hank Gutstop." Sade: "Oh, for mercy sake."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Barbershop fella?" Vic: "Yeah, doggone it." Sade: "What's the matter?" Vic: "Hank Gutstop is sick."
%red%Note : This episode is sometimes mis-dated as 40/07/13.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Freedom Last Day of School
First Line : Sade: "I expect you wanna be by yourself." Vic: "Maybe I could concentrate better, kiddo." Sade: "All right. I'll take my sewin' upstairs."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Rush Gook on the end of the wire. Why, Rooster! [to his parents] Rooster Davis." Vic and Sade: "Hm." Rush: "How are ya, fella? Me, too. I'm walkin' on air."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge to Sleep Overnight at Gooks
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Stanley winked, smirked and adjusted his cravat. 'Where are those couple kisses you promised me,' he cried. Lady Margaret pinkened."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Lady Margaret revived from her swoon and rose to a sitting position. 'How 'bout those couple kisses?' roared the handsome young officer. They were given with a will."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: June Xmas Card Pressure
First Line : Sade: "What on earth's this?" Rush: "Christmas card sample book." Sade: "Where'd it come from?" Rush: "Ain't it yours?" Sade: "Mine?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Here's a pretty good one. [reading aloud] During the Yultide season we eat lots of goose and cranberry sause and take chances on gettin' fat. Get off my foot, you son of a gun, or I'll hit you in the head with this baseball bat."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Wide Brimmed Hat
First Line : Sade: "I never heard of anything so fishy." Vic: "You are unwontedly incredulous, Dr. Sleetch." Sade: "I'll say I am. Why on earth would Kleeburgers make you a present of a hat?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "The hat'll have to go back." Vic: "Will it?" Sade: "Yes. The hat'll have to go back. Wish you'd take it off. Makes ya look like a peeled onion."
%red%Note: Record skips several times right after the first lines.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank's Job Royal Throne Barbershop
First Line : Vic: "Hi-ta-hi." Sade: "Hi. You been talking on the telephone all this time?" Vic: "Yep. How's the temperature out here?" Sade: "Much cooler than inside. We just about roasted while we were doing the dishes."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "What was the message?" Rush: "I quit my job." Vic: "I quit my job?" Rush: "I quit my job."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/06/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Gumpox Blows Kisses
First Line : Vic: "I gather from the way your little heart-shaped face lights up you won a glorious victory." Rush: "Three queens, three jacks and the four, five, six and seven of hearts."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "How does the garbage man go when he sees a lady?" Rush: "He goes [he blows a kiss]."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ruthie Has Secrets
First Line : Sade: "Salted peanuts even under the davenport." Vic: "Well, Fred's the guilty party. He was throwin' 'em up in the air and catchin' 'em in his mouth."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hey! Wallpaper, awaken! Fire! Murder! Cyclone! Earthquake!" Rush: [sleepily] "Ooh."
Note: About 30 seconds into the first commercial Melvin Allen starts to have difficulty speaking. There are uncharacteristic pauses in his delivery. At 52 seconds another announcer steps in and finishes the commercial. Allen returns for the episode's introduction and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge Calls His Mother
First Line : Vic: "Why can't I go in?" Sade: "Mr. Sludge is usin' the telephone." Vic: "Well?" Sade: "He's talkin' long distance to his mother and sister in Pontiac. I told him he could have privacy."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You had a lovely long chat with your mother and sister, didn'tcha? Here, take my handkerchief. Yours is soakin', soppin' wet."
%red%Note: Very poor sound. Missing opening commercial, part of announcer's introduction and final commercial. File runs 8:18. Although the sound is poor and the announcer's portion is very small, I would guess this is Mel Allen. Reviewing the show content, Richard Cohen has pointed out that Vic is working, which is very unlikely if it's the 4th, plus there is no mention at all of the holiday. I've noted that the weather is nice enough for Vic to be working on the porch steps, plus he tells Sludge, "Warm day," so this may have been a late spring or summer show. Is it possible it was repeated on the 4th, thus explaining the date of the file? This show, on occasion, has been listed as possibly coming from 1939. Richard has found that in the 39/06/05 show "Y.Y. Flirch Tries to Phone Vic," Vic hardly knows Sludge. It isn't until 1940 that Sludge has gained a reputation for being timid and crying easily. Also, he noticed that in three shows, 40/05/27 "Miss Scott Getting Too Chummy," 40/06/17 Mr. Sludge to Sleep Overnight at Gooks," and 40/07/04 "Mr. Sludge Calls His Mother," Sludge's age is consistently revealed as 43. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%%red%The announcer on this episode sounds to me like Ralph Edwards, whose announcing on Vic and Sade, to my understanding, ended in early April, 1940. With no other clues, I can't narrow down the date, but the July 4, 1940 date seems unlikely, if not impossible. Any ideas?%blue%[[~Louie Johnson]]

%note%The New York Times' "Today on the Radio" section for Thursday, July 4, 1940, lists Vic and Sade running on WJZ at 10:15 a.m. and on WEAF at 3:45 p.m. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Donahue Asks for Demotion
First Line : Rush: "Nobody can say for a fact oranges are more delicious than bananas, can they?" Vic: "No." Rush: "Well, Nicer Scott said it for a fact." Vic: "Did you paste him one upside the snoot?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, let's hop to the kitchen, Willie, and see what we have to have from the grocery store."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/07/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Shows Razorscum Album
First Line : Sade: "Is your father still in the kitchen?" Rush: "I guess so. Unless he went down the basement." Sade: "Vic!" Rush: [laughs] "He may have tried to run out on you."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "All right, uh, this fella on the next page here is Melvin Razorscum. See his oblong head?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/08/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bacon Sandwiches
First Line : Rush: "Mom!" Sade: "Hey, don'tcha be coming in that front door with your muddy feet." Rush: "I'm not." Sade: "Go 'round to the back."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I got things to do." Rush: "Well, it's been a pleasant chat." Sade: [yawns] "Yeah."

Note: I've come across 2 versions of this show. First version starts off with the Announcer's opening, then a commercial with the O'Brien Family. Second Version Starts with a rather sickly version of the theme, the Announcer's opening, then a commercial with Mrs. Beech. I'm of the opinion the second version is the proper one. [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net| John Liska]]
%blue%%note% According to my research, "Mrs. Beech" 's duties on the program occured only during the second half of 1942. Also, The announcer is unmistakably Mel Allen (any 1950's to 1960's New York Yankees fan would back me up on that) and his duties as announcer ran for one full year beginning in early May, 1940. This episode contains one of my favorite announcer spoonerisms where Mel says "it's apple tie pime" and then chuckles at his own mistake. [[Louie Johnson]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/09/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge Grows a Moustache
First Line : Rush: "Leland Richards claims he's gonna give Annabelle Hemstreet a gunny sack full of marshmallows on her birthday." Vic: "Does Leland admire Annabelle?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "See my troubles are just beginnin'. I thought I had two men. Find out I got two five-year-olds. Come on."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/10/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hot Soup
First Line : Vic: "This is the kind of weather that puts pep in a guy." Sade: "Gettin' colder out?" Vic: "Much. Atmosphere is charged with icy invigoration." Sade: "How's your sniffles?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "No, Miss Call." Vic: "Is she carryin' somethin'? Rush: [laughs] "Uh, huh" Vic: "Hot soup?" Rush: "Hot soup."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/11/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Man Caught in Revolving Door
First Line : Vic: "Sade, I have issued my ultimatum for the last time. Repair above stairs, if you please, and pack your valise." Sade: "That joke gets tiresome." Vic: "Don't try to brazen it out, madam."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I can see the brick mush man as plain as day." Sade: "All right, fellas." Vic: "Meat done?" Sade: "Should be. Let's go to the kitchen."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Bijou Lifetime Pass
First Line : Sade: "Who pays for this baboon?" Vic: "Beg pardon?" Sade: "Do we pay for this baboon?" Vic: "What baboon, my dear?" Sade: "Didn'tcha see what tonight's paper stated about 'em buying a new baboon for Miller Park?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Do us taxpayers have to shell out money for this baboon they're buyin' for Miller Park Zoo?" Vic: "Sure." Sade: "Well, nobody asked me if I wanted a baboon."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bess' Letter from 1937
First Line : Vic: [from the kitchen] "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho!" Sade: "I got a bone to pick with him." Rush: "Gov?" Sade: "Yep." Rush: "Hi!" Vic: "Greetings, Dr. Sleetch. Is your mother home or is she downtown spendin' all my money?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "August 9th, 1937." Vic: "Hm." Sade: "August 9th, 1937." Vic: "Hm." Sade: "Poor Bess."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Howard Has a New Harness
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley showed no trace of fear as he watched the slow approach of the counterfeitin' South Sea islanders. Lady Margaret, on the other hand, was frantic with apprehension."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "'Hey you, how 'bout that good ol' hug and kiss?' cried Third-Lieutenant Stanley suddenly, and the beautiful woman trotted across the clearing, her china blue eyes aglow."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: H K Fleeber's 48 Teeth
First Line : Vic: "Doggone it." Sade: "What's the trouble?" Vic: "I'm not gettin' anywhere." Sade: "Can't think of anything to say?" Vic: "Well there isn't much [record skip] say. You can say the whole thing in one sentence."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Teeth may come and teeth may go, but ladies and gentlemen take off your hat to H. K. Fleeber of Grovelman, South Carolina."
%red%Note: Announcer Lyle Van states, "...and there we leave Crisco's Vic and Sade until Monday," so this was a Friday show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Applerot Shoves Sade Around
First Line : [from upstairs] Sade: "Who's that? You, Rush?" Rush: "Yeah. When didja move the furniture?" Sade: "This afternoon. You by yourself?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Ol' darn people comin' in my own house and doin' exactly what they please. Look at this room. Look at it!" Rush: "Ah, Mom."
%red%Note: Ralph Edwards is announcing and the last show I can find with him doing in the announcing is 40/05/06 "Working Out Hank's Indebtedness." This show belongs somewhere between January and early May. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank's $200 Wardrobe
First Line : Sade: "What did Hank Gutstop want?" Vic: "Oh, did he telephone here?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "And ya told him where I was?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gov, can I have a dime?" Vic: "No." Rush: "Mom?" Sade: "What?" Rush: "Can I have a dime?" Sade: "No."
%red%Note: I'd recommend placing this show in March 1940. Announcer Ralph Edwards promotes Crisco's new all-cash contest for completing the phrase, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." Crisco is providing a pineapple coconut layer cake recipe to inspire the contestants. See 40/03/19 and 40/04/10. This show could be from March or April. I'm leaning toward the first all-cash contest in March because Edwards and Fleming make a point of saying in the April shows that they're promoting Crisco's second all-cash contest. In this show, Edwards simply states this is a new all-cash contest. Plus, the pineapple coconut cake recipe appears in an ad on March 10, 1940. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Letter to Walter
First Line : Vic: "Here, here, my man. There's a rule about lookin' at the discards." Rush: "You do it." Vic: "When?" Rush: "Lots of times."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Now I've got to write a letter to ease my conscience." Rush: "Hm."
%red%Note: File length 13:07. This file has multiple edits. The opening commercial for Crisco talks about volunteer work for the war, but the episode may be an earlier transcription (possibly from 1940) that's being replayed. The quality of the show's sound worsens at 10:23, where an edit has been made. There is no final commercial. At the end the announcers introduce themselves as Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald saying goodbye for Ivory Flakes (another Proctor and Gamble product like Crisco). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%%blue%I can confirm this is another instance where someone edited commercials onto a file that didn't originally contain those commercials: my research shows Ed Herlihy with Margaret McDonald for Ivory Flakes ran from July to September, 1944 (except July 17 thru July 28 when Lamont Johnson substituted for Ed and Margaret).%blue%[[~Louie Johnson]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shake Hands with R J Konk
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley glared inimically at the chief of the counterfeitin' South American pygmies. 'What didja want to go to work and shoot me with that poisoned arrow for?' he demanded."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "The beautiful woman tripped forward willingly, her soft, rounded arms outstretched."
%red%Note: My file, running 15:12, starts with a quick ad for Ivory Soap for dishwashing before the show begins. Announcer Ed Herlihy states that Procter and Gamble is helping churches provide for the poor this winter by giving cash for Crisco labels, Camay wrappers and Ivory Flakes box tops. There isn't a start date announced for this charity drive (the earliest newspaper ad is October 4th), but the last day to turn in box tops, labels and wrappers is announced as December 2nd. I have located newspaper ads in 1939 and 1940 that mention this cash giveaway to churches. Please see note below. Ed Herlihy became a regular Vic and Sade announcer in late 1941, which raises the question whether this file belongs in 1941. However, so far I cannot locate any evidence that this campaign ran in late 1941 or in '42, '43, or '44, for that matter. This show may have run in either October or November of 1940. Because of Herlihy's statements in the commercial at the end of the show, "To help your church get its full share of the fund..." and "Remember, the sooner you begin the more money your church will collect," I'd give this show a broadcast date of October 1940. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%Newspapers advertised the "Cash for Your Church" plan in 1939 (campaign ended on January 2, 1940) and 1940 (campaign ended on December 2, 1940). In 1939, consumers were to collect Oxydol box tops and Ivory Soap wrappers. In 1940, it was Ivory Flakes, Crisco and Camay. The 1940 newspaper ads can be found in: The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, TX, October 4, page 11, Loper's ad; Daily Kennebec Journal, Kennebec, MA, October 12, page 5, Smith's Cash Market ad; The Oshkosh Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI, October 17, page 19, Kuebler Food Stores ad; The Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, PA, October 25, page 11, Kroger's ad; The Cullman Democrat, Cullman, AL, November 7, page 4, Hill Grocery Co. ad; The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 7, page 2, Davidson's ad. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 40/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Too Many Faces in the Windows
First Line : Vic: "Did you decide to drop by for breakfast?" Rush: "What time is it?" Vic: "MIDNIGHT!"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "That won't be necessary." Vic: "Yes, it will." Rush: "Why?" Vic: "I'm scared to go upstairs in the dark by myself. Say, what's that!?"
%red%Note: Melvin Allen mentions during the first commercial that "we're right smack in the middle of summer," which could be late July or very early August. It may not be possible to date this show other than sometime in the summer of 1940. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Beautiful, Beautiful Wallpaper
First Line : Sade: "What exactly did Mr. Erickson say?" Rush: [laughs] "He says, 'Tell your mother I dropped by to leave these beautiful, beautiful wallpaper patterns.'"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Uh, a dainty design and a pleasing color contrast certain to win the delighted approval of discriminatin' people."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Demise of Bernice
First Line : Sade: "You look sad." Rush: "I am." Sade: "Get a bad mark in your algebra?" Rush: "Huh, uh." Sade: "What's the matter?" Rush: "Bernice died today."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Is that peculiar or not?" Sade: "It's peculiar." Rush: "It's most peculiar." Sade: "Mm." [long pause before announcer comes in].
%red%Note: According to Richard Cohen there is a file with more dialogue available. The dialogue should end with Rush: "Bernice, Howard's loving sister, passed away today." Then an organ plays a solemn quote of "The Old Gray Mare" and into slow "Little House..."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Now on Marching Team
First Line : Sade: "You've been honored, huh?" Vic: "Signally. I've been named a member of the All-Star Marching Team of the Sacred Stars of the Milky Way."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Fritter, saluday. In hoax sinus trouble holo hunk. [giggles] Dim wit non disputandem es spittle dum cluck estuary bop."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Roebush Has to Wait
First Line : Sade: "I didn't blame her. I didn't blame her one bit. I was glad she showed some spunk for once." Rush: "Mis' Stembottom hardly ever loses her temper."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [angrily] "...I want to know all about Ruthie. Tell me about Ruthie!
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Very poor sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/01/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chit Chat South American
First Line : Vic: "If I was half a man I'd follow my inclinations and stretch out on the davenport. I'd call up the office and tell 'em not to expect me this afternoon."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Two seconds, we said, Willie." Rush: "Uh, huh." Sade: "Dinner dishes are waitin' in the sink." Rush: "Uh, huh." Sade: "Shall we jump?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: New Wallpaper There's a Catch
First Line : Vic: "Who's in the livin' room?" Rush: "Mr. Erickson." Vic: "Oh, ecstasy, our adorable landlord." Rush: "I think he's just leavin'. Heard him and mom walk into the hallway a minute ago."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Look at these lovely, lovely wallpaper samples." Vic: "Mm, hm." Sade: "They're so pretty." Vic: "Mm, hm." Rush: "Hey, Mom, no. It's not that bad."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Landlady's Photos Again
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Can't we all [clears his throat] sit in a row on the davenport? Then everybody can look at the photographs at once." Sade: "Four makes a pretty tight squeeze of it, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I have never in my whole life ever been to Boon, Iowa." Sade and Rush: "Mm." Uncle Fletcher: "No, sir!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Considering Joining Lodge
First Line : Sade: "Ruthie passed a little remark this afternoon that might interest you, Vic." Vic: "What remark was that, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "Fred might possibly be talked into joinin' the lodge."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Vic, get that look off your face. Ya hear? Get that look off your face."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wives' Rule Book
First Line : Sade: "I received a peachy letter from lodge headquarters this afternoon." Vic: "You did?" Sade: "They wanta sell me a book."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Here, take this letter and leaflet." Rush: "Don't want 'em?" Sade: "No." Rush: "Garbage bucket?" Sade: [yawns] "Garbage bucket."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher to Meet 1:00 AM Train
First Line : Sade: "Believe I'll go to bed." Vic: "What time is it?" Sade: "Gettin' on for eleven." Vic: "Really?" Sade: "Thirty-five minutes past ten, anyway."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: [reading aloud] "To Fletcher Rush from August and Henrietta Fisherly." [to himself] "Who in thunder's August and Henrietta Fisherly?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/02/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Marching for Me
First Line : Sade: "I'm certainly not gonna do any marchin'." Vic: "Well, no marching's required of ya." Sade: "I don't even wanna be involved."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Kindly hand me that piece of newspaper there by your foot. I have not as yet read the financial page."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Wins Broad Brimmed Hat
First Line : Rush: "I guess cards run in streaks. By George, last time we played I got dealt spread after spread after spread. This afternoon my pasteboards' as rotten as a horse."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I say what do you want to do?" Vic: "I said no! I said no and I meant no!"
Note: Announcement of the grand prize winner, Mrs. Henry Bowers, in Crisco's first Double Cash Contest. Mel Allen announces that Crisco's final Double Cash Contest closes on Saturday. Contestants must finish the jingle, "For cakes, pies and frying each day, Most any wise housewife will say, Use Crisco--it's sure--So creamy and pure...." %red%Because of the announcement that the final contest was ending on Saturday, I believe this show was broadcast between April 28th and May 1st. It's unlikely to have been Friday because Mel Allen doesn't ask the audience to tune in on Monday. He simply states to tune in the next time. Please see note below. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%According to ads in both the Chicago Daily Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, dated March 16, 1941, the first double cash contest ran from March 16th through April 5th, and the second double cash contest ran from April 13th through May 3rd. In the Los Angeles Times it also states in the rules that the grand prize winner will be announced on both "Vic and Sade" and on a show called "Right To Happiness." The L.A. Times gives the jingle and I have capitalized the words that indicate the start of a new line. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marching Team Pictures
First Line : Vic "Did you glance through my lodge magazine?" Sade "Your lodge magazine? Why, I haven't even seen it." Vic: "Didn't it come this afternoon?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hm. Only clue we got to what O.X. Bellyman looks like is this picture of a bicycle." Vic: "Sloppy." Sade: "I agree." Vic: "Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy."
Note: Mel Allen announces that a new contest begins next week, the Crisco Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: After Dinner Talk
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "There's no hurry about this, Sadie. We can talk about it any time it's convenient for you." Sade: "Right now is fine."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "But one thing I'm sure of. He never went to Thinburry, Ohio, and married a Williamson like J.D. Haas claimed. Never!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. File is incomplete, cutting off at 7:40.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Muddled Shopping Money
First Line : Sade: "Oh, darn it." Vic: "What's the trouble, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "I just thought of something." Vic: "Don't tell me you left your lighted cigar on the highly polished surface of my dresser."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush?" Rush: "Uh, huh?" Sade: "Wipe off your face. Chocolate or something on your chin. Darn it!"
Note: Continuation of the Crisco Double Cash Contest. Mel Allen gives the jingle to be completed.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank's Weather Service
First Line : Sade: [giggles] "She got the point, for once. Tittered like a horse. Ruthie don't generally catch on to jokes. She's smart in her own way, but little funny trash usually slips right past her."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Where are the cards?" Rush: "Right here." Vic: "Well, take 'em out! Just don't sit there."
Note: Another mention of the Double Cash Contest. Mel Allen also announces that after tomorrow "Vic and Sade" is moving to a new network and time.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Wants His Interest
First Line : Rush: "Busy there, Gov?" Vic: "Not especially. I'm over the hump. Got the wrinkles ironed out of these invoices. Now all I have to do is copy off my figures neatly on a clean piece of paper."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Thanks. Now beat it. I wasted enough time. Got this work to finish. If I don't ge--Whatcha wanta do? Shake hands? [laughs] Okay, put'er there."
Note: Mel Allen announces that this is the last week in the Crisco Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/03/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Company Coming, 13 People
First Line : Sade: "Why didn't you tell me before?" Vic: "I saw no particular necessity for it. Matter of fact, I considered it such a trivial matter it slipped my mind."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Beg pardon, Sadie?" Sade: [laughs] "I say fine." Uncle Fletcher: "Fine, fine, fine."
%red%Note: Mel Allen states that this is Crisco's second and final Double Cash Contest, so this show should be from April 28th through May 1st. No mention of tuning in Monday by Mel Allen. Please see note from 41/03/04 for the dates of the two contests. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dinner Invitation Withdrawn
First Line : Rush: "Where's mom at?" Vic: "She stepped across the alley to borrow a chunk of butter from Ma Harris. If you hadn't been upstairs asleep, you coulda gone."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush?" Rush: "What?" Sade: "We'd better start scarin' up a bite to eat."
Note: Mel Allen states that the Double Cash Contest ends tomorrow, April 5th, at midnight.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sleep Tight, Mr Donahue
First Line : Rush: "Busy, Gov?" Vic: "Just coastin'. I've finished all the hard work. All I hafta do now is copy off a bunch of figures on a clean piece of paper."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "They're off." Vic: "Hi, Vernon." Vic and Rush: "Hi, Nicer." Vic: "Hi, Urquhart.
Note: Another mention of the second and final Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 40 Lbs of Golf Clubs
First Line : Sade: "But that sounds dangerous." Vic: "Dangerous? Chances are I'll get killed." Sade: "Well, do you have to do it?" Vic: "Well, Bullard's my superior in the company. When he issues an order it behooves me to carry it out."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, Dr. Sleetch?" Rush: "Grocery store?" Sade: "Grocery store."
%red%Note: No mention of the contest. In the first commercial Ed Herlihy talks about a new Crisco process that makes it creamier. These ads started showing up after the Crisco contest ended on May 3rd. Also, in the final commercial, Herlihy says, "You know, with summer on the way, your appetite just naturally turns to seafood...." This show is probably from May or even June. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shopping Trip $5.00 Bank
First Line : Vic: [laughs] "As long as you're convinced your accounts are straight, why bother checkin' back over 'em? "Sade: "Just for fun. You're always joshin' me I can't go shoppin' with Ruthie and not get my money mixed up."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You're goin' to in a minute, though. Look at ya. All you can do to keep your faces straight."
Note: Mel Allen states that the second week in Crisco's final Double Cash Contest is almost over, so this show is from late April. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/04/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Wins Broad- Brimmed Hat
First Line : Rush: "I guess cards run in streaks. By George, last time we played I got dealt spread after spread after spread. This afternoon my pasteboards' as rotten as a horse."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I say what do you want to do?" Vic: "I said no! I said no and I meant no!"
%red%Note: Same as 41/03/04 and please see the notes for that date. I believe this show was broadcast in late April or early May. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Picture on Quarterly Cover
First Line : Vic: "Are there any people present who can keep a secret?" Rush: "Blue-Tooth Johnson claims he's got an important secret."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Can I have a nickel the day after the day after the day after the day after tomorrow?" Vic: "Hm." Rush: "Gov?" Vic: "No!"
Note: Mel Allen states that all contest entries must be postmarked by midnight tomorrow, May 3rd. Contest winners are read.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Landlord's Sneaky Trick
First Line : Vic: "Erickson sure is a cute one for figurin' out smart angles." Sade: "Well, I don't call this angle so smart." Vic: "It's certainly ingenious."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You look like rain your own self." Rush: [giggles] "Okay." Sade: "Well, come on, Willie. Help me close the window."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Exalted Big Dipper Day
First Line : Vic: "I 'spose you noticed I received a letter from lodge headquarters today." Sade: "Yeah, person can't mistake that yellow envelope."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well?" Sade: [laughs feebly] "All right." Vic: "You'll do it?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "Thank ya."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Wants Mementos Stored
First Line : Rush: "Hi, there!" Uncle Fletcher: "Hello, Rush!" Rush: "Isn't anybody home?" Uncle Fletcher: "Fine. [Rush laughs] Glorious day."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Hobert Anderson. Married a woman forty-one years old." Rush: "How old was he?" Uncle Fletcher: "Forty-seven. Hello, Sadie!"
%red%Note: This show has a different format from the other May shows. It shares similarities with shows that ran from August through December of 1941. Starting with 41/08/26 "Uncle Fletcher the Protector" you hear the new longer opening before the first commercial: a doorbell rings, a door opens and the announcer says, "Hello [or Hello, there!] Get ready to smile again with radio's home folks, Vic and Sade. Vic and Sade, written by Paul Rhymer, is brought to you each weekday...." Instead of two announcers, one for the commercials and the other to introduce the show dialogue, these shows have only one announcer. "Uncle Fletcher Wants Mementos Stored" may belong in August or September. The weather is pleasant and Rush is playing baseball in Tatman's vacant lot. There's no mention of the contest that ran from September 29th through November 2nd, and after the contest, starting with 41/11/04 "Send the Slippers Back," you begin hearing Ivory commercials at the end of the show. Thanks to Richard Cohen for his notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Door Stop Plan
First Line : Sade: "Where did you see Uncle Fletcher?" Rush: "Up at the corner of Kelsey Street. He was on his way to the Bright Kentucky Hotel to visit Mr. Gumpox."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I'll hold your door either open or shut." Rush: "Step up and call me George."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Keys
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, I carry considerable keys in my pockets, always have." Rush: "I never saw so many in one bunch." Uncle Fletcher: "Better than a hundred here."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Uh. Yeah, I carry keys. All through my life I've carried keys. Made the point never to throw away a key." Rush: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "I carry keys."
%red%Note: First commercial incomplete.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Five Men from Maine
First Line : Rush: "He said these five fellas in Hunkerman, Maine, were very anxious to meet ya. He said they'd all be greatly honored if you'd make the trip."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Um, Ollie J. Yawk, V. Donald Gicks, Q.L. Cunningham, D.S. Lank, and Urquhart Q. Urquhart."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy says "And don't forget to listen to Vic and Sade the next time." That was a Monday-Thursday sign off, but this is dated as a Friday show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/05/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush, Bulletin Board Monitor
First Line : Sade: "Appreciate how long you've been sittin' here?" Vic: "Uh, uh." Sade: "Fifteen minutes." Vic: "Really? That long?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "...Mr. Rush Gook has a pair of ice skates for sale. Mr. Rush Gook has never been west of Peoria. Mr. Rush Gook likes pie."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy starts off with, "Gosh, we're heading right into another nice weekend..." and signs off with, "Don't forget to listen to Vic and Sade Monday," so we at least know this was a Friday show. We have shows dated the 2nd, 16th and 30th (but I doubt the 30th, see note), so that leaves the 9th and 23rd available (and the 30th). [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Calls Long Distance
First Line : Sade: "How nice of Miss Keller to make the suggestion." Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, huh." Sade: "Thoughtful of her, too." Uncle Fletcher: "Fine landlady."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll telephone Bessie some other time." Sade: "Huh." Uncle Fletcher: "Believe I'll go home."
%red%Note: Richard Cohen of the Friends of Vic and Sade pointed out to me, and I verified, that June 1, 1941 was a Sunday. He believes the possible date range of broadcast to be 41/05/26 - 41/05/29. Dialogue in 41/06/03 "Hammock" mentions that Uncle Fletcher hasn't been by since last week, possibly because he's miffed over some unnamed incident which might refer to the long-distance call-placing business. I agree with Richard's assessment. This isn't likely to be a Friday show because Ed Herlihy tells the audience to listen to Vic and Sade the next time, which was a Monday-Thursday sign-off. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hammock
First Line : Sade: "When on earth you gonna get around to puttin' up our porch swing?" Vic: "You said the chains were rusted through." Sade: "Buy a new one."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Meet my son, Harry." Sade: "Where's he?" Vic: "He's down underneath here someplace. Oh, Harry!"
%red%My show file, running 14:20, ends with a rare commercial for Lava soap. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grand Old Lodge Lady
First Line : Rush: "Huh. That's the third time in five minutes you've made a mistake, Gov." Vic: "Hardly be a matter of life and death if it had been the fourth time."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You're goin' to the picture show?" Vic: "I'm goin' to the picture show. Now. By myself."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Letter Writing Plot
First Line : Vic: "While I'm waitin' for the meat to get done, Dr. Sleetch, you may hand me the sheaf of letters, postcards and telegrams that arrived this morning." Sade: "None come."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hey, you know, let's go eat our dinner." Sade: "Yeah, let's do. Come on." Rush: "I am ready."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/06/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Who's Who in Kitchenware
First Line : Rush: "Article here about Y.I.I.Y. Skeeber." Sade: "Yeah, I saw it." Rush: "Uh, Y.I.I.Y. Skeeber returned yesterday after a business trip-" Sade: "I said I read that."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Victor R. Gook. Ah, the name itself is music. Too beautiful, too beautiful, too beautiful."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/07/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Easy Chair
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "First rate easy chair for sittin' on, Rush. It was built to last. I've had it twenty years and it's good for twenty years more." Rush: "Looks comfortable, all right."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Preached a good many years there in Belvedere." Vic: "Hm." Rush: [whispers] "Later died." Uncle Fletcher: "Later died."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and final commercial. Abbreviated announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/07/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred's Concrete Partition
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "No, haven't even started to leave yet, Fred. [Laughs] I don't guess Vic's even got his shirt on yet. Oh, I expect we oughta be there in the next twenty, twenty-five, thirty minutes."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Side saddle old chicken liver?" Rush: "Yeah?" Vic: "Trot upstairs and fetch me down my easy slippers."
%red%Note: Missing announcer's scene-setting introduction to the episode. I can't detect the sound of an edit. The intro may not have been recorded. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/08/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher the Protector
First Line : Sade: "We got company, Rush." Rush: "Have we?" Sade: "Uncle Fletcher's out on the front porch." Rush: "Oh?" Sade: "Come out and help me entertain him."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: [calls out] "Better get on home, Blue-Tooth, looks like rain!" [to Sade and Rush] "Blue-Tooth's a good boy." Sade and Rush: "Yes, he is."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/09/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Gets Gift Wrap Again
First Line : Sade: "You don't have to think about that already, do ya?" Vic: "Sure." Sade: "But Christmas is so far away." Vic: "Oh, not so far away."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Hello, am I listening to the tones in the voice of good old Heine Call? How are ya, Heine? How are ya?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/09/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Don't Help Dust Uncle Fletcher
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Gee, Ruthie, I'd like to but I'm afraid I just can't. No, I've laid out a whole big smear of work for myself this morning. I thought I'd clean my downstairs and really get in the corners."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I'm...I'm leaving in ten minutes." Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, huh. [pause] I guess I left my hat out on the kitchen table."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/09/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bright Kentucky Hotel Speaker
First Line : Rush: "That you, Mom?" Vic: [from the kitchen] "Hi." Rush: "Hi, Gov." Vic: "Mom in there?" Rush: "No." Vic: "Oh, Sade!"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "What's his excuse?" Vic: "He has to take his cousin to the dentist."
Note: Ed Herlihy announces that a new Double Cash Contest starts today. Contestants must finish the statement, "I like Crisco for pies because...."%red% Because of the start date of the contest listed in the Los Angeles Times, shouldn't this show be dated 41/09/29? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%According to an ad in the Los Angeles Times, dated September 28, 1941, this contest ran from September 29th through November 2nd. The contest rules state that the winners will be announced on "Vic and Sade" and "Right to Happiness." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's Surprise Christmas Gift
First Line : Sade: "Vic, will you be a wonderful, fine, elegant fella and do something without kicking and complaining?" Vic: "Oh, what's this now?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush. I asked you a question. I said what are you starin' at me funny for?" Rush: "Ladies' stuff."
Note: The Crisco Double Cash Contest continues.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher
First Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Gee, Blue-Tooth, I'd like to but I guess I hadn't better. No, I gotta whole slew of algebra problems to work."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll sharpen 'er up and bevel 'er off." Rush: [laughs] Uncle Fletcher: "I'll sharpen 'er up and bevel 'er off."
Note: Another mention of the Crisco Double Cash Contest.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred and the Fifth Tire
First Line : Sade: "I didn't like it one little, teeny, tiny bit." Vic: "Tell him so?" Sade: "No, I never. You appreciate how I am around Fred Stembottom. Tongue-tied."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "An automobile tire." Sade: "Yes, an automobile tire." Vic: [Grunts assent] Sade: "Darn Fred."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy states that the Crisco Double Cash Contest is ending this Sunday, November 2nd, at midnight (please see note for 41/09/25). At the end of the show he also states that the contest ends in six days, so I believe this show is from Monday, 41/10/27. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Declines Coronet Lessons
First Line : Sade: "Lodge meeting's draggin' out a good long time tonight." Rush: "Yes." Sade: "It's gettin' on for eleven o'clock." Rush: "I wouldn't be surprised with what lodge meeting's finished and the fellas strolled over to the Greek's to drink coffee and talk."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hm. Stuff happens, don't it?" Rush: "Sure does." Sade: "Stuff happens." Vic: [on the phone] "Hello, Hank? Vic Gook, Hank."
%red%Note: Ed Herlihy says this is the final week of the Crisco Double Cash Contest. At the end of the show he states that the contest ends in four days (please see note for 41/09/25), so I believe this show is from Wednesday, 41/10/29. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/10/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Broken Alarm Clocks
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "This fella, Art Gummers, invented a fish stretcher. Idea was you go fishin' and then bring your catch 'round to Art's place and he'd stretch your fish for ya on this contraption of his and they'd look bigger when you showed 'em off to your friends."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Fine, fine." Vic: "Rush." Rush: "No, Gov." Vic: "Rush." Rush: "Ah, Gov." Vic: "Hand me my little hammer!"
%red%Note: During the show, Rush mentions that he was down at the YMCA, which this week is celebrating its founder's birth one hundred and twenty years ago. Sir George Williams was born on October 11, 1821. In 1941, the 11th was a Saturday, so my guess is this show actually ran on one of the weekdays from the 6th through the 10th or possibly the 13th through the 17th. It's very unlikely this show ran on the 31st.
%red%2nd Note: I have three files of this show, two of them with commercials (they run 12:53, 15:34 and 15:36). None of the commercials mention the Crisco Double Cash Contest, which is an odd omission because all other existing shows from the contest period always mention the contest.
%red%3rd Note: My complete file running 15:34 has two ads for Ivory Flakes with Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald. This pairing would not be heard until the summer of 1944. To see where these ads came from before they were edited onto this file, check the file dated 44/07/05 "Big Dipper Dashes for Robe." At approximately 2:13 into the file you will hear McDonald say, "Incidentally, strain tests were made." This appears to match the abbreviated Ivory Flakes ad at the start of "Broken Alarm Clocks." To find the source of the ad at the end of "Broken Alarm Clocks," check the file dated 44/07/07 "Second Letter from Yellow Jump." The ad at the end of this show appears to match the ad edited onto the end of "Broken Alarm Clocks." In both you'll hear Herlihy say, "Again, Monday, join in the fun with Vic and Sade." You'll also find the "used fats" service announcement at the end of both "Second Letter" and this particular file of "Broken Alarm Clocks."
%red%4th Note: My other complete file, running 15:36, breaks with the format of the shows that ran from August through December of 1941. There should be a ringing doorbell and the announcer saying "Hello, there! Get ready to smile again with radio's home folks, Vic and Sade. Vic and Sade, written by Paul Rhymer, is brought to you each weekday by...." If you check the other shows, you won't find organ music, as you do in this file. Looking at the commercials, from August through October there was a Crisco commercial at the start and end of each show. Sometime in November, probably after the Crisco contest ended, the last commercial was for Ivory Flakes. This file ends with a Lava soap commercial. The only other file I have advertising Lava is at the end of 41/06/03 "Nicer Scott's Hammock." The dialogue portion of "Broken Alarm Clocks" definitely belongs in October of 1941 (because of Rush's mention of the YMCA celebration). I'm not convinced that the start-of-show greeting and the organ music belongs here. I can't prove that the Lava commercial actually comes from the summer of 1941, but I'm suspicious of it because the rest of this file appears to be edited together. Plus, as mentioned in my 2nd Note, it's more likely the last commercial would be advertising the Crisco contest. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Send the Slippers Back
First Line : Rush: "But it says in big letters on the wrappin' paper, 'Do not open until Christmas.'" Sade: "I opened it anyway. To see if the easy slippers were too big or too little."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Why is there a picture of an Indian guide smokin' a pipe of peace on the toe of the other easy slipper?" Rush: "Haven't the slightest idea." Vic: "Oh." Rush: "Don't cry, Gov."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Xmas Gift List Too Long
First Line : Sade: "No, Vic." Vic: "Beg pardon?" Sade: "You're not gonna send Christmas presents to all these fellas." Vic: "All what fellas?" Sade: "On this scrap of paper."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Percy X. Snoot." Vic: "Sadie?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Please?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush Humiliated on Thanksgiving
First Line : Sade: "The bride, leaning heavily upon the arm of her father, was radiant in a going away costume of off-apricot with stockings and pumps to match, with burnt caramel accessories and a small cloche hat."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Since the motorcycle has no sidecar, the newlyweds rode away one seated behind the other."
Note: Ed Herlihy, on behalf of the show, sends holiday greetings on this Thanksgiving Day.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Crowded Car Ride
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "No. Now you take plant 17 there in Dubuque, Iowa." Rush: [from upstairs] "Mom!" Vic: "Seems they have a foreman, an assistant foreman and an assistant foreman's helper."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [from upstairs] "Mom! I can't find my pants!" Vic: "Sade?" Sade: "Hm?" Vic: "He can't find his pants."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Hookey for Vic and Rush
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Well, it all depends on whether I get through or not, Ruthie. Oh, got oceans of work mapped out for this morning."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Sadie." Sade: "Goodbye." Uncle Fletcher: "Glorious day." Sade: "Yes, isn't it?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/11/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Strictly Business Christmas Loan
First Line : Rush: [in his father's office] "Since this is business and strictly business, I thought I'd keep it on a business basis." Vic: "Discuss it at my place of business?" Rush: "Exactly."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "It was a very pleasant interview. Shake hands?" Rush: "Sure." Vic: "Come back again." Rush: "I will. Goodbye." Vic: "Goodbye, sir."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Trip to Plant No 17
First Line : Vic: "Who's in the other room?" Rush: "Some dear old chums of you and mom." Vic: "Who are they?" Rush: "Mr. and Mrs. Somebody and a friend of theirs from someplace."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "They're leavin' in just a little bit. Will ya come?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Winnie! Look! Here's Victor!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Bottom Buffet Drawer
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Guess Sadie's not home." Rush: "Probably upstairs or down cellar. The back door was unlocked. Mom very seldom even goes across the alley to Miss Harris' without lockin' the back door."
%red%Last Line :
%red%Note: My file, running 15:23, starts with a rare recording of a Procter and Gamble soap commercial (P&G white natural soap) before the doorbell rings at the start of the show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 34 Christmas Gifts for $20.00
First Line : Sade: "Nuisance? It's a lot more than just a nuisance. It's a big, mean job of work." Vic: "Well, I didn't know, kiddo." Sade: "No, you never know. That's the man of it."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [laughing] "And the man thats name and address and everything all rhyme?" Vic: [reading aloud] "Mr. Rishigan Fishigan of Sishigan, Michigan."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: North Dakota River Bottom Revel
First Line : Sade: "What's a North Dakota River Bottom Revel?" Vic: "I gather it's a beloved old winter time custom widely observed in this part of the country."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Rishigan Fishigan of Sishigan, Michigan'll swarm in the house amid a swirl of snow. He'll throw off his coat and hat. Hello, Vic! Hello, Sadie! Who's this fine little man? I bet it's Rushie! Come here Rushie while I toss ya in the air!"
Note: Ed Herlihy starts the show by saying, "Hello there on Christmas Day," and wishes the audience a Merry Christmas.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/12/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Left and Right Handed Stacey Yopp
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "The handsome young officer regarded the band of counterfeitin' coffee ground fortune tellers with the utmost contempt."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Oh, goodness, Vic." Vic: "What is it, Sade?" Sade: "Uh, nothing."
Note: Ed Herlihy says that Crisco's new pastry method can be found in the December issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 14 Days in Grovelman, SC
First Line : Rush: [from the dining room] "Hey, Gov, since when has Grovelman, South Carolina, been the geographic center of the United States?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Go ahead. Read me what you've got so far." [pause] "I suppose you heard me speak?" Rush: [angry] "Dear Euncie."
%red%Note: The last joke is about Rush having to answer yet another of his cousin Euncie's letters. This show probably comes before 41/06/09 "Letter Writing Plot," where Rush and Euncie finally get out of constantly sending letters back and forth. This show also sounds like it has the same announcers (Ed Herlihy and Paul Luther) as the May and June shows, so I believe it belongs among them. I'd prefer a May date, but it's possible that it ran on 6/2, 6/5 or 6/6. (shows exist for 6/3 and 6/4). My thanks to Louie Johnson and Richard Cohen for their notes on this show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Icebergs in Illlinois
First Line : Sade: "-I glanced out the window and there were several boys and girls on the sidewalk wonderin' what on earth was happening."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "With clenched and upraised fists I challenge anyone within sound of my voice to deny that twenty years ago an iceberg sixty-nine square miles in area didn't visit the beautiful city of Joliet, Illinois."
%red%Note: Partial file running 6:03. No announcer's intro or wrap up. 15 seconds of dead air at the start.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 41/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Going on Inspection Trip
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "Yes, I believe I've got everything organized, Chief. No, I'll be there with bells on and rarin' to go. Uh, huh. Yeh."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [calling out from the kitchen] "I'm not mad at anybody." Vic: [muttering] "Doggone the doggone luck."
%red%Note: The Crisco ad at the start features a character named Isabella Beech. There are several shows with ads using this character in the summer of 1942 (I've counted five so far) and no others that I can find in 1941. Admittedly, the sample is small with so few shows in existence and so many with their ads cut off, but the five I've found in 1942 make me wonder about the year. "Thimble Club Plans Visits" from 42/08/09 has Sade mentioning that Vic is away for the whole month. In this show Vic mentions he's going on a month's inspection tour. Vic does not appear in the small set of available August shows. Could this file be from 1942? Possibly the last week of July, 42/07/27-42/07/31? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%RED%Date Aired : 42/02/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Donahue's Door Bell
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "-around the button with a pin. Uh, huh. Well, look, why don'tcha stand on a chair and stuff a little cotton or rags or something between the bell and the clapper?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Standin' there in your overalls with a hammer in one hand and a monkey wrench in the other, face all flushed, your eyes all wild and your breath comin' in quick little gasps."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. I have two identical files with different dates. One is dated 42/02/01. The other is dated 42/02/25. February 1, 1942 was a Sunday. That's a weak reason for going with 42/02/25, but that's all I've got so far. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Budgeting
First Line : Vic: "You talked lengthily on the telephone while I was down cellar." Sade: "Couldja hear my voice?" Vic: "Just barely."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Eh, Ruthie? Caramel flavor. Yes, that's right, caramel flavor. Vic's sittin' here with his mouth just waterin' and yellin' for caramel flavor."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Prize Clock
First Line : Sade: -"down over to Miss Rogers'." Rush: "She won't be home till five o'clock." Sade: "Oh." Rush: "And Mis' Harris told me to hand it to her personally."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Pack it up Rush and go outdoors. Quick, hurry, run!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Sound worsens as the file gets to the end.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Gutstop, Hostess
First Line : Rush: -"study now I'll have it all done and have the evening free for other activities." Sade: "Movin' picture show, huh?" Rush: "Beg pardon?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Huh." Vic: "Hank Gutstop is no longer hostess at the Little Tiny Petite Pheasant Feather Tea Shoppe."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Edith Suggin's Visit
First Line : Rush: -"lodge meeting." Sade: "Yeah. Let me tell him [pauses] about Edith and Raleigh." Rush: "Oh, okay. Heck, I don't think the news will flabbergast him."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Edith Suggins! Just think of it. [Vic and Rush sigh] After all these years."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's set up for the episode. First portion of dialogue is missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Comes to Visit
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I want you people to go right on ahead with your plans exactly as if I wasn't here." Sade: "Well, we haven't any particular plans for this evening, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Well, believe I'll take my shoes off now and stretch out on the davenport with the newspaper."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial. Final commercial is incomplete.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rawhide Shoestrings
First Line : Sade: -"I'm tired. Guess I'll go to bed." Rush: [yawns] "I could use the sleep myself." Sade: "Your father's certainly gettin' enough indoor horseshoes this trip."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [muttering indecipherable words] "Vic: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "My back is [indecipherable]."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Donahue's Doorbell
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "-around the button with a pin. Uh, huh. Well, look, why don'tcha stand on a chair and stuff a little cotton or rags or something between the bell and the clapper?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Standin' there in your overalls with a hammer in one hand and a monkey wrench in the other, face all flushed, your eyes all wild and your breath comin' in quick little gasps."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. Same as 42/02/01, but this file, at 10:17, doesn't run too fast. It may be the correct date for this show. Please see notes for 42/02/01. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/02/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Putting up the Porch Swing
First Line : Rush: "-gonna put up this porch swing but I think us two can manage it okay." Uncle Fletcher: "I could be on the roof." Rush: [laughs] No, that won't be necessary."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "...learned to do after dinner tricks with a light cigar, shot his brother's big toe off with a .22 rifle by mistake, and later died."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Accounting for Spondulicks
%red%First Line : Sade: "Quick, catch, here they come. Count the money." Rush: "Hey, you're throwin' it in my lap, Mom." Sade: "It is in your lap." Rush: "Well, I never asked to be bookkeeper for you and Ruthie."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Yeah. You win. You can pick up the tip."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Bad sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Room Warming
%red%First Line : Rush: "-unbreakable engagement to go down to the YMCA and watch the fat men play handball." Sade: "'Bout when?" Rush: "After seven." Sade: "Well, I'll tell you why I inquired about tonight."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gov?" Vic: "Uh, huh?" Rush: "Hand me a chunk of blue serge brick mush." Vic: "Why sure. Scoot me over a slab of [indecipherable] brick mush."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Very poor sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tornado Gook
%red%First Line : [previous lines indecipherable] Vic: "Will you hand me the Kitchenware Dealers Quarterly, please?" Sade: "I haven't got it." Vic: "Didn't it come?" Sade: "Not that I know."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "On December the 12th-" [begins skipping]
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Very poor sound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Unopened Letter
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Made all his wife's clothes. Every stitch she wore he made. Worked all day on the section gang, see. He was straw boss."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "It's a letter from Bessie." Sade: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "I wonder what Bessie says in this letter."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and most of the announcer's set up. Final commercial and announcer's wrap up missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tiny Petite Pheasant Feather Tea Shoppe
First Line : Rush: "Lamebrain Hooper up at school claims he's related to your friends Edith and Raleigh, ma." Sade: "Oh?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Rush?" Rush: "Yes?" Vic: "Go upstairs." Rush: "Yes?" Vic: "Get me an umbrella."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


Date Aired : 42/03/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Fred's Dead Storage Car


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/03/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Applerot's Petition
First Line : Vic: "I have just toted up the score." Rush: "Couldn't have been much of a job. We've only played one game." Vic: "I have just toted up the score and I find Victor has won one game and Rush has won no games."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gov? You know that petition of mom's?" Vic: "Yeah?" Rush: "I will not sign." Vic: "Mm." Rush: "Never!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/04/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Scrap Drive
First Line : Sade: "Hey, this grass seed isn't takin' a hold in some places." Vic: "Ah there, Sadie, disturb not my dream." Sade: "Hi." Vic: "Why are you wanderin' around the yard in that vagabond fashion?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "The Virginia Avenue Area Sons of Patriotism Salvage Indemnity." Rush: "That's right." Sade: "It's nice."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/04/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gravy Boat
First Line : Sade: -"wrote to some cousin and inquired after the gravy boat and finally tracked it down."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "I'm an olive and pickle shoe sittin' on your table. Help yourself to all you want, dear Harry, Pete and Mabel." Sade: "Cute." Rush: "Yeah." [cuts off]
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up, final commercial and wrap up. Only 30 seconds of the show appear to exist.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/05/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mentioned in Dispatches
First Line : Sade: -"tell first." Vic: "We might flip a coin." Sade: "Well, I'm the lady, I should think you'd let me talk first."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Do you wish to hear my story?" Rush: "No! Do you wish to hear my story?" Vic: "No!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up, final commercial and wrap up. Show runs 5:30. My complete file runs 7:33 and includes about 42 seconds of 42/10/12 "The Mayor Joins the Lodge" edited on after "Mentioned in Dispatches." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/06/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fourth Letter from Bess (Sleepy Head)
First Line : Sade: "You're just doin' that to be mean." Vic: "Huh?" Sade: "You've been reading the first page of that letter now for fifteen minutes."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You are asleep! You are asleep!" Vic: [waking up] "Huh?" Sade: "Oh, Vic, how couldja do it?"
%red%Missing opening commercial and final commercial. My file runs 11:22 and includes at the end a spliced on announcement, "It's June 1941 now and time for another broadcast of Vic and Sade," followed by organ music until the end of the file. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 42/07/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Regalia
First Line :
%red%Last Line :
%note%Note: July 12, 1942, was a Sunday.


%note% I have yet to see a LEGITIMATE example of this episode. All candidates to date have been other shows. - [[mailto:sirghoul@optonline.net| John Liska]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/07/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gross of Gravels
First Line : Vic: "What's the situation we have to cope with?" Sade: "Situation?" Vic: "You certainly can't have forgotten. You said at the supper table we had a situation to cope with."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "A hundred and forty-four gravels. Think of it. A hundred and forty-four gravels."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Christmas Cards Cod
First Line : Rush: "Greetings." Sade: [startled] "Oh! Hi." Rush: [laughs] "You frightened by your own flesh and blood?" Sade: "I never heardja come up on the porch."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reciting] "I wouldn't trust a rattlesnake like you any further than I could throw a rock. Still and all, however, I trust ya fine two dollars worth equivalent in the toe of your shabby sock."
%red%My file, running 15:29, begins with a commercial for P&G's Liquid Teel Toothpaste. The show is followed by a government message about inflation. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thimble Club Plans Visits
First Line : Rush: "I'll treat ya to the movie show, Mom." Sade: "Fine." Rush: "By George, you took me up on that quick." Sade: "Well, why not? It's very seldom gentlemen invite me to the movie show."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Ain't that sweet?" Rush: "Yeah." Sade: "Ain't that sweet?"
%red%Note: August 9, 1942, was a Sunday. Sade remarks that Vic is off on a business trip and won't be back for a whole month. This show is probably from the first week of Art Van Harvey's month-long vacation, 42/08/03-42/08/07.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Attic Cleaning
First Line : Rush: "Gosh, but it's dark and stuffy and miserable and hot and dusty up here." Sade: "Yes, hurry up and open the window."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Towards Tatman's vacant lot?" Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, huh." Rush: "I'll go with ya."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Telephone Call From The Hinks
First Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Ever yours in the golden shackles of the fraternity, Robert and Slobert Hink. Okay, Miss Hammersweet. Yeah, I believe I got it all."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [on the phone] "Well, I'll weigh around one hundred and eighteen pounds. That's right. Stripped."
%red%Note : Sade mentions that she expects Vic back a week from Monday. With Art Van Harvey on vacation in August, the date she refers to is probably Monday, August 31st. This puts the show in the week of 42/08/17-42/08/21. Instead of the show's first commercial, Isabella Beech reads a public service announcement about Victory Food Specials which are meant to conserve nonperishable foods for servicemen. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
%red%Note : This show is sometimes mis-titled "Twins."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/08/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rush's New School Clothes
First Line : Rush: "Meat's not done, huh?" Sade: "No, and won't be for a little bit." Rush: [laughs] "Maybe I oughta pretend to fly into a frenzy of rage like Gov does when dinner's not ready."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush, no. Please. Get that look off your face. Stop! Quit starin' so. Close your mouth. Get on your feet. Rush!"
%red%Note: In the first commercial, Isabella Beech promotes cheese as a Victory Food Special.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/09/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade and Ruthie Come out Even
First Line : Vic: "I believe, my boy, there are some phases of good sportsmanship which have eluded you. In the first place-" Sade: "Heidy-hi, hody-ho!" Rush: "Here's mom home."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "It's Vic one, Rush nothin'." Vic: "Huh." Rush: "Go ahead. It's your turn. Want that queen of diamonds?"
%red%Note: Missing opening, announcer's set up and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/09/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Letter from Hk Fleeber
First Line : Rush: -"O.X. Bellyman of Yellowjump, North Dakota, and Homer U. McDancy of Eastbrain, Oregon." Vic: "And that's the ten. Splendid, Rush, splendid."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Can I have a dime, Gov?" Vic: "No." Sade: "Well, fellas, I bet the meat's done by now. Let's go see."
%red%Note: Missing opening, announcer's set up and final commercial.


Date Aired : 42/09/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark's Broken Watch


Date Aired : 42/09/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Princess Moon-on-the-river


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cherry Phosphates
First Line : Sade: "My stars, is it that late?" Vic: "Fire, murder and thieves, what's the trouble?" Sade: "Clock says five past ten." Vic: "It does, does it? How 'bout that, clock?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: [repeating himself] "And there's a portion of the American public that don't think Rotten Davis is a sport."
Note: Instead of an opening commercial, Ed Roberts reads a government message about conserving oil and coal.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Mayor
First Line : Vic: "-He wants an application blank. He's going to join the lodge."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "We want old Rob to be comfortable, don't we?" Sade: "Well what's that got to do with it?" Vic: "-My easy slippers-" [cuts off]
%red%Note: I have found a fragment of this show edited onto the file 42/05/15 "Mentioned in Dispatches." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred's Concrete Floor
First Line : [sound of telephone receiver placed back on hook] Sade: "That was Fred." Vic: "I gathered as much from hearin' you say, 'Goodbye, Fred.'" Sade: "Vic, he's pullin' off that stunt of his again."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Oh, hey, now, it's not as bad as all that. Look, I'm not cryin'."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/10/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boss' Christmas Present
First Line : Vic: "Hello, Sadie, you pretty girl, you." Sade: "Well, thought it was Rush in here." Vic: "I called you in manly, pear-shaped tones." Sade: "Well, I wasn't paying much attention."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [reading aloud] "Well, I'll see ya in the vestibule at five. Be my sweet doll baby till then. I'm blowin' ya a kiss. Goofums."


Date Aired : 42/10/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Vic, Traveling Moderator


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/11/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Smelly Clark, Barber
First Line : Rush: "Oh, I see, Mis' Tisdel. Yes. Well, uh, what time does she generally arrive home from takin' her music lesson? Any minute now, huh? Will ya, please?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "And still ya won't have a hair cut worth shaking a stick at." Rush: "No, [laughs] I won't."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial and last commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/12/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Nagle to Break up Lee Street
First Line : Sade: "Read the daily little love story?" Vic: "I never read the daily little love story." Sade: "Kinda cute tonight." Vic: "You're kinda cute your own self."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Miss Nagle is all beef." Vic: "Mm." Rush: "Strictly all beef." Vic: "Mm." Rush: "Strictly, strictly, all, all beef."
Note: In place of the final commercial, Ed Roberts talks about the need to restrict Christmas travel so servicemen can get home for Christmas.


Date Aired : 42/12/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Stooger Drummed Out of Marching Team


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Speech Rehearsal
First Line : Vic: [reciting] "Sky-Brother Gutstop, you are a bobolink with a broken wing. Your comrades who are assembled here weep bitterly and the women outside the castle gates tear their hair in agony."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Sky-Brother Gutstop, scream like a wounded panther." Rush: "Ow-woo!" [they laugh] Rush: "Shucks." Sade: "I'll say."
%red%Note: Missing opening, first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Chinbunny Eats Ice Cream
First Line : Rush: "History's repeatin' itself again, by George." Sade: "Because you and I are sittin' out here on the swing, huh? Gov's in talkin' on the telephone?"
%red%Last Line : Rush: "Gee whiz, Mr. Chinbunny, your ice cream just can't taste that delicious." Sade: "What's he doing?" Rush: "Slidin' off of his chair."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. During the show, Vic hopefully mentions that he may be able to find parades in the cities he's visiting on his inspection tour next month (this coincides with Art Van Harvey's vacation in August). Thanks to Richard Cohen for spotting this mention. This helps to date this show as July 1942. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thunderstorm
First Line : [door opening] Sade: "Oh, out here are ya?" Vic: "You hit the nail right on the head, Dr. Sleetch. I'm out here."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "All right, let's dash for the windows." Vic: "Right with ya." Both: "Good evening!"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. This is a summer show, and while there is nothing in the dialogue to indicate a particular month, Art Harvey was gone in August. It's possible this is from early September, however, unless other evidence shows up, I'd place this file in July. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Trip to Carberry
First Line : Sade: "You don't need to titter and get that funny surprised expression on your face every time I mention goin' to Carberry next Saturday."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "We're goin' to Carberry. We're goin' to Carberry on Saturday. All of us."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. Richard Cohen places this show before the 42/06/08 "Fourth Letter from Bess (Sleepy Head)" show and I agree with him. In "Trip to Carberry" Sade is reminding Vic that "you haven't been to Carberry in ages...you let year after year go past without visiting." This may be an exaggeration on her part, but it's good evidence that there hasn't been a show about Vic visiting Carberry earlier in the year and I'll go out on a limb and say there probably wasn't one later in the year, either, since Vic (and even Uncle Fletcher) will come up with any reason not to go. Another hint about the date is they're going for Euncie's piano recital to hear her play the "Aurora Borealis Elegy and Gallop." 42/06/08 "Fourth Letter from Bess" mentions "Aurora" and says Euncie is now working on a new piece, "Little Redskin Comanche Sweetheart of Mine." Considering the many events chronicled in Bess' letter, a May broadcast isn't unreasonable. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Train Trip to Dixon
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "We had wonderful traveling weather all the way there. I mean by wonderful traveling weather, the sun is behind a cloud all the time."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Cliff Dirtshirt started on a piano just because he read in the newspaper where a fella livin' in Philadelphia, Ohio, took an automobile apart with a hairpin."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Richard Cohen pointed out that after Uncle Fletcher gives advice on how to get on a conductor's good side, Sade tells Vic, "You must remember that when you go on your inspection tour next month." This helps to date this show as July 1942. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 42/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Washrag Collection
First Line : Rush: "Hi!" Uncle Fletcher: "Evening, Sadie." Rush: "Oh, hello, Uncle Fletcher. Come on in the living room." Uncle Fletcher: "Glorious evening."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading] "Property of the Dubuque, Quincy, Davenport and East Moline Railroad. We want this back." Uncle Fletcher: "Fine, fine."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and last commercial. The small fragments at the beginning and end sound like Ed Roberts and he mentions Mrs. Beech, so this was a summer of 1942 show. Richard Cohen believes it could possibly be August because while Sade is accounted for (she's next door with Mis' Donahue) there is no mention of Vic, despite it being evening, so he's probably on his August inspection trip (read: Art Van Harvey's vacation). I agree with his conclusion. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/01/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Honorary Titles for Sale
First Line : Sade: "Is that another lodge catalog?" Vic: "It's the thing that come in the yellow envelope the mailman left this afternoon."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "He likes tutti frutti better than caramel, too. Shall I tell him to get tutti frutti?" Vic: "Caramel!" Sade: [on the phone] "Uh, caramel I guess, lady. Yes, uh, caramel."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, %red%Lamont Johnson %BLUE%reads a government message urging nondefense workers, including women, to switch over to war jobs if there is a shortage of such workers in their area. Nondefense workers not currently needed are encouraged to become trained for such work.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/01/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Might Join Lodge
First Line : Vic: "He was patronizing. He even condescended." Sade: "Uh, huh." Vic: "'Maybe you have some literature on it you could drop in the mail and I'd find time to glance over' he says."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie?" Sade: "Yes? Yes, Uncle Fletcher? What is it?" Uncle Fletcher: "I believe I'll go home."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is similar to 41/02/11 "Fred Considering Joining Lodge," but it isn't a verbatim repeat of the 1941 script. In this show, Vic mentions that the same thing happened a year or so ago, so Rhymer was most likely referencing the show on 41/02/11 (Thanks to John Liska for catching this). Billy Idelson (Rush) is in the Navy at this point, so Uncle Fletcher has been written into this script. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/02/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dottie's Letter from Chuck
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Craziest, halfwit winter I ever come across." Sade: "Is it just terrible cold out?" Uncle Fletcher: "Five or six above."
%red%Last Line : Dottie: [laughing] "Yes. Isn't it wonderful? Sade: "Wonder-? Yes, Dottie, it's wonderful."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/02/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leland Richard Is Coming
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Still more company, Sadie?" Sade: "Well, maybe only a few days, maybe longer. We'll have to see."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie?" Sade: "Yes, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "You've bit yourself off a chunk."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/02/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Leland Richards Is Homesick
First Line : Sade: "Why, where'd Leland go?" Dottie: "He went up to his room." Sade: "Not to bed?" Dottie: "Said he guessed he'd sort over his socks."
%red%Last Line : Leland: [crying] "Somethin's the matter. I don't know what it is, but somethin's the matter. Somethin's the matter."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Entertains Dottie
First Line : Sade: "Where you been all afternoon?" Vic: "Chicago 'n' Alton yards." Sade: "What doing?" Vic: "Checkin' a kitchenware shipment."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I want to see this neighbor of mine about business. Will you excuse me? Uh, will you excuse me, Dottie?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chuck and Dottie Wash Dishes
First Line : Vic: "Whatever become of my blue knitted necktie?" Sade: "Gee, I dunno." Vic: "Not on my rack." Sade: "Well, your neckties aren't in my department, Vic."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I'm telling you be quiet! Be quiet! Be quiet! Be quiet!" For goodness sake, be quiet!"
%red%Note: My file starts with an ad for Ivory Soap, which belongs to the previous show. At the end of it the announcer states, "This program came to you from Chicago and New York," and the NBC tones sound. Lamont Johnson then introduces Vic and Sade, and Ed Roberts reads the Crisco commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mis' Applerot vs Dottie
First Line : Vic: "There's a strong touch of spring in the air." Sade: "Yes, warm as toast." Vic: [laughs] "I doubt if a person would quite boil."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [crying while reading Bess' letter] "Walter read in the Chicago paper where downstate Illinois has had seven cold waves in..." [fades out]
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/03/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Brainfeeble's Housewarming
First Line : Sade: [from the kitchen] "You in there, Vic?" Vic: "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho." Sade: "Still working?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Well, I don't care if you're busy or not."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Chuck and Dottie Brainfeeble are doin' this, Vic. Chuck and Dottie Brainfeeble. [Vic grunts] Aren'tcha giddy?" Vic: "Yeah." Sade: "Aren'tcha giddy?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/04/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dottie's New Dress
First Line : Sade: "You're not doin' anything but readin' that old newspaper, are ya?" Vic: "I wouldn't call it an old newspaper. Fresh off the press."
%red%Last Line : Chuck: "All your fault." Vic: "Yes, uh, got any other stuff, Chuck? Ya got any other cowboy stuff?"


Date Aired : 43/04/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Roy Dejectedly's Strange Family


Date Aired : 43/05/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Little Leather Ringmasters


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/06/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Reluctant to Put up Porch Swing
First Line : Vic: "You didn't drag this junk up from the basement by yourself, didja?" Sade: "Naturally not." Vic: "Who helped ya?" Sade: "Mr. Gumpox."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Get out of the way, get out of the way." [Vic, Uncle Fletcher and Russell sigh] "Everybody get out of the way."
%BLUE%Note: First recorded appearance of %red%David Whitehouse %BLUE%as Russell Miller, the orphaned nephew of one of Vic's co-workers at the plant. More than one actor portrayed Russell. Billy Idelson (Rush) was in the navy. In place of the final commercial there is a service announcement about heating fuel and coal.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/07/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Regalia On Garbage Wagon
First Line : Sade: "Come here. Let me see that scratch." Russell: "It's all healed." Sade: "Come here."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "One side, Russell." Russell: "Okay." Vic: "One side, Sarah."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/07/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Robe Needs Altering
First Line : Russell: [from the street corner] "I'm selling dead fish. Anybody at this house want any?" Vic: "Hi, George."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Russell." Russell: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%BLUE%Note: Instead of a final commercial, there is a service announcement asking women to join the WAVES.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/08/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Picking up Vic at Railroad Station
First Line : Russell: [on the phone] "Five minutes late out of Joliet, huh? Well, is it liable to be any later then that arrivin' here?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie, my arm." Sade: "Thank you." Uncle Fletcher: "Russell, honey, I'll lead you by the hand."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/08/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic To Write Articles About Trip
First Line : Vic: "Well, I'm back in harness and travelin' the same old wagon ruts again and it certainly feels great."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [laughs] "Mom?" Sade: "Uh, huh?" Russell: "We're mean." Sade: "Yeah. [laughs] We're mean."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's warp up. This is the same show as 44/05/30 "Lolita DiRienzi's Suggestion." It's possible this show has been put into 1943 to put it closer to other mentions of Lolita DiRienzi (see 43/09/20 "Fifty Photos of Vic's Teeth," 43/10/26 "Honorary Lodge Member Pom Pom Cordova," and 43/11/19 "Pom Pom Cordova Caribbean Dream Flute" below). Also, Art Van Harvey often went on vacation in August, so it might seem likely that the two weeks absence mentioned in this show took place during that vacation. However, Russell is in school and most important, the Crisco ad features Zella Lane promoting a Crisco cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating," that was released in May of 1944, so I don't believe the August 1943 date is correct. This is assuming that the Crisco ad at the start of the 1944 file does belong there and wasn't added on to the show at a later point. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/09/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fifty Photos of Vic's Teeth
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I've been ridin' on Gumpox's garbage wagon ever since noon. I got a crick in my back." Sade: [laughs] "Well, I'll betcha have. Fellas look terrible uncomfortable perched up there."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Vic?" Vic: "Uh, huh?" Uncle Fletcher: "Do you know what and where Cincinnati, Ohio, are?" Vic: "No." Uncle Fletcher: "I'll tell ya why I asked that question."
%red%Note: Missing final commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sewing Buttons
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Well, I told Miss Holloway in half an hour. Does that suit you? No, I said in Dr. Keevey's waitin' room."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [talking on the phone while Russell reads Bess' letter aloud] "And the baby? Oh, how sweet. Well, isn't that nice." [fades out]
%BLUE%Note: Instead of a final commercial, Ed Roberts and an uncredited actress read a service announcement encouraging women to join the WACs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Victor R Gook Fontanel
First Line : Russell: [from upstairs] "That you, Gov?" Vic: "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho." Russell: "I had the sensation another human bein' was close by."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [singing] Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Honorary Lodge Member Pom Pom
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "Lady Margaret's luxuriant jet black eyelashes were over three inches long and they curtained her great swimming eyes like summer clouds sometimes curtain the soft radiance of the moon."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'Why, darling,' murmured Lady Margaret reproachfully and she flicked a speck of dust from the burlap topping of one of her fashionable French spats."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/10/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thimble Club Ladies Meeting
First Line : Vic: "A fine thing when a man don't dare enter his own home." Russell: "It's always like this when mom entertains the Thimble Club ladies."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Hey." Vic: "Yes, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "I'm cold."
%BLUE%Instead of a final commercial, Ed Roberts and an uncredited actress encourage the public to salvage tin cans for the war effort.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Watch Fob Collection
First Line : Sade: "Say, Mister, there's something I'd like to say to you." Vic: "What is it, my love?" Sade: "When Ruthie phones about five hundred and I turn to you to talk about it, after this please don't grunt and mutter."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hello, people, come on in." Uncle Fletcher: "Hello, Ruthie. Hello, Ted. Glorious evening, glorious evening."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Essay on Birds
First Line : Vic: "You seem unhappy and distraught, my bobolink." Russell: "Bobolink is right." Vic: "I'm sorry I opened the conversation."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hand me the newspaper, will ya?" Vic: "Sure. You bet." Russell: [from outside the room] "So long!" Vic and Sade: "So long."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Phone Call Interruptions
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "I'm afraid I can't go into that with ya right this minute, Mr. Baugh. You've caught me in the middle of my housework and--what?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hello there, Miss Trogle. Oh, just dandy, fine as silk. Are all you nice peoples well?"
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. My 11:51 file is edited. At 2:48 it cuts off and starts over again. There are several drop outs during the show where it's hard to tell what dialogue is missing. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bb Baugh and Stingerberry Jam
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie upstairs, are they?" Vic: "Be down directly, be down directly. Russell, take Uncle Fletcher's coat in the hallway and hang it up."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Russell, honey?" Russell: "What is it, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "Let's pop popcorn."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Packing Problem Russell
First Line : Russell: "Greetings, Gov." Vic: "Hello, Russell. How's everything in the halls of learning?" Russell: "Oh, so and so."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Uh, Sadie, Russell and Vic, honey?" All: "Yes?" Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ike Kneesuffer's Snapshots
First Line : Vic: "Hi-ta-hi, ho-ta-ho." Russell: "Greetings, guv. Come up the alley, huh?" Vic: "I sure did. I wanted to soak in the beautiful scenery."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, for mercy sakes. Letitia Swig. Vic, look here [missing words?] one. Letitia Swig."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Pom Pom Cordova (Caribbean Dream Flute)
First Line : Vic: "I'm the poor dupe that's always gotta answer this lame brain thing." [phone rings] Sade: "Why shouldn'tcha? You're the man."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Pom Pom's gonna play the tropical guitar and my husband's gonna play the Caribbean dream flute."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Boss' Christmas Present
First Line : Sade: "Hey, whatcha makin' faces at?" Vic: [laughs] "Do I contort my features into unlovely grimaces?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "What are they, Russell?" Russell: "Paper plates, potato pan, parasols and putty."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Garbage Wagon Pass
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "I hope, Sadie, you didn't call me up to drag me away from my work just to see how I was gettin' along."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, Vic, honey?" Vic: "Let's pop some popcorn."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/11/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sweet Esther, Wisconsin
First Line : Russell: "Uncle Fletcher in the living room, are they?" Sade: "Yes, he's here. Is it raining now?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Virgil'd wake up in the morning and while he was sittin' on the edge of his bed, puttin' on his shoes, he'd yawn and say, 'I believe I'll change my name to Williamson today.'" Russell: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "George Williams."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/12/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cleaning out the Bookcase
First Line : Sade: "So, let's not argue. You're home from school early, your chums are busy with stuff to where you haven't any dates with anybody."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "But don't go to sleep on the job." Russell: "Yeah." Sade: "Or get interested in reading." Russell: "Yeah."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/12/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Color of Mr Gumpox's Eyes
First Line : Sade: "Anybody in the living room, are they?" Russell: "That's mom." Vic: "Oh, impossible. Hello? Irving? Grocery?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Please don't hurt his feelings." Vic: "I'm not going to hurt his feelings." [on the phone] "Hello, Gumpox?"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/12/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Invoice Preparations
First Line : Vic: "Hello." Russell: "Hello." Vic: "May I be of service to you?" Russell: "Uh, uh." Vic: "You don't propose to tarry, I trust?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "They brought some little chocolate cookies and a couple of popcorn balls and--wait, Gov, take it easy! Get a grip on yourself!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 43/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Russ Miller Con Artist
First Line : Sade: "I bet that's my good yellow stationery you're fiddlin' with." Russell: "Do you mind if I use some?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You gonna join?" Russell: "Oh, sure. I always join stuff when I get a chance."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is very similar to 39/xx/xx "Rush I Hereby Resign from," but it isn't a verbatim repeat of the 1939 script. Russell states during the show, "School starts next week," and "Oh, I'm just quoting what the various members of the faculty will be saying about me next week when school starts." The organ music at the show's end starts up with the Cobbs & Edwards song, "School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)." If school started on September 7, the day after Labor Day in 1943, then this could have been broadcast the week of August 30 - September 3. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/01/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Dozes on Davenport While Fletcher Visits
First Line: Uncle Fletcher: "He changed his name to Umbright, changed it to McKleeker, changed it to Henderson, changed it back to Umbright..."
%red%Last Line: Sade: "Get up from there!" Vic: "Yeah, okay, I'm gettin' up." Uncle Fletcher: "I believe I'll go home."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/01/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Missouri State Home for the Tall
First Line : Vic: "I now have a grasp on current events. My tiny brain has absorbed facts and figures pertinent to happenings in the great world about us."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Give my best regards to Harry and Fizzle. Sim spittle noncrackpot bunk. Referendum est puellest dumb pustumon goob. Fraternally yours, Homer U. McDancy."


Date Aired : 44/02/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Ideas for Selling War Bonds


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/02/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sixty Pairs of Pants
First Line : Vic: "Decide what you're gonna discard?" Sade: "Huh? No, I was thinking about something else."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Haven't you played yet?" Sade: "No, I haven't played yet. Goodness. Let's see what I got here. Believe I'll discard this king."
%BLUE%Note: At the end of the show, Ed Roberts announces that this is Marine Day and he asks the public to take part in the 4th War Loan Drive by buying an extra one hundred dollar war bond.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/02/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Sludge Grows a Quick Mustache
First Line : Russell: "Blue-Tooth Johnson claims he's gonna give Annabelle Hemstreet a gunny sack full of marshmallows on her birthday." Vic: "Does Blue-Tooth admire Annabelle?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "See my troubles are just beginnin'. I thought I had two men. Find out I got two five-year-olds. Come on."
%red%Note: This show is an almost verbatim repeat of 40/09/xx "Mr. Sludge Grows a Moustache."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/02/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: History of Plant Number 14
First Line : Russell: [from the dining room] "I did too lock up when I left." Sade: Oh, how could you have?" Russell: "Well, maybe Gov's here."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "There is no article. There never was an article. There'll never be an article, and I'm very sad."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. There is a file with this title dated 44/02/05. February 5, 1944, was a Saturday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Gutstop's Supper Party
First Line : Vic: "Do I look like a pretty girl, seventeen years old?" Sade: [laughs] "No." Vic: "Do I look like a pretty girl, twenty-six years old?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hey, hey." Vic: "Yes, hey, hey." Sade: "What do you say, Russell?" Russell: "I say, hey, hey, too."
%BLUE%Note: Instead of a final commercial, Ed Roberts and an uncredited actress read a service announcement encouraging women to join the WACs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Gutstop's Proposition
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Hello! Anybody upstairs, are they?" Sade: [from upstairs] "Yes! Hello, who is it?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Well, goodbye, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Cancelled Trip
First Line : Russell: "I think that shows a trace of deceit in Blue-Tooth Johnson's makeup."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "What you say 'well' for?" Russell: "I got somethin' in my tooth."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the scene, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/03/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mysterious Skulkers
First Line : Russell: "You've won two and I've won two." Vic: "This is indeed an excitin' moment." Russell: "Hurry up. Crank out the tickets."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "All right, Russell, honey, scoot along, step to the front door and take my things to my friends, Roy Dejectedly and Pelter Umbleet. They're sitting on the porch. Ask 'em to kindly step inside."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fred Stembottom Becomes Ted
First Line : Vic: "Didn't you say our company'd be a little late this evening, kiddo?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Didn't you tell me Ted and Ruthie'd arrive somewhat later than usual?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Why bless your heart. Sure, I'll ask him what flavor of ice cream he wants you to bring. Just a second, Ted." [to Vic] "It's Ted."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Roy's Formula for Hyena Grease
First Line : Russell: "Oyster Crack and Blue-Tooth Johnson come within nine sixteenths of an inch of having a fistfight."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Russell, honey?" Russell: "Yes?" Uncle Fletcher: "Take your hat off."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Solo March
First Line : Sade: "Your friend, Homer McDancy, writes a lovely nice hand. Flourishes and goo gaws till who laid the chunk."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I believe I will travel to the city of Sick River Junction on December 25, 1944, and with my marchin' entertain the seven hundred inmates of the Missouri State Home for the Tall."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/04/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bb Baugh, the Dentist's Friend
First Line : Sade: "Why do Russell and me have to leave every time you've got some man stoppin' past to talk business?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "B. B. Baugh, that past master of sharp practice, that artist of low cunning."
%red%Note: Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/05/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Holiday Home Visits
First Line : Russell: "You found something in the box for all of us, huh?" Sade: "Yes, mighty important stuff, too. Postal cards for you and me, and a letter from the lodge for your father."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [reading aloud] "Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rake and infant cousin. J. H. Stubblefield, Jr., his milkman and his barber."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/05/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lolita Direnzi's Suggestion
First Line : Vic: "Well, I'm back in harness and travelin' the same old wagon ruts again and it certainly feels great."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [laughs] "Mom?" Sade: "Uh, huh?" Russell: "We're mean." Sade: "Yeah. [laughs] We're mean."
%red%Note: Same episode as 43/08/27 "Vic to Write Articles about Trip." According to this episode, Vic has been gone for two weeks. There doesn't appear to be any surviving shows or scripts to prove that Art Van Harvey was absent the previous two weeks in May. However, Zella Lane didn't begin reading Crisco commercials until January 1944. Also, the recipe book she mentions begins to appear in newspaper ads in May, so I'd choose this date over August of 1943. Thanks to Louie Johnson for his notes on announcers and commercials. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%According to an ad in the Chicago Daily Tribune, dated May 21, 1944, and ads in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, dated May 28, 1944, Crisco has begun offering a cookbook called "Recipes for Good Eating" for ten cents and a Crisco label. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teaching Cigar Smoking
First Line : Sade: [laughs] "Oh, ish." Vic: "What's the matter?" Sade: "Oh, this trashy novel of Russell's." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley?" Sade: "Yeah." Vic: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley's a baboon."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Finally he says in deep admiration, 'You're a sport, Chinbunny. You're a real sport.'"
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is an almost verbatim repeat of 40/06/02 "Teaching Cigar Smoking to Chinbunny."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Elkskin Shoe Laces
First Line : Sade: [whispers] "Hello, there!" Uncle Fletcher: "Good morning, Sade!" Sade: "Mr. Donohue is asleep, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, I hope everything goes off smooth." Uncle Fletcher: "I hope so, too. I hope so, too. Goodbye, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and final commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Lunges Are Coming
First Line : Sade: "Vic! Vic! Wake up!" [Vic mumbles confusedly] "Come on, jump up from there." Vic: "No, no." Sade: "You have to wake up. Hurry."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Oh, Sade!" Sade: [from the kitchen] "Yes? What do you want?" Vic: "We hate Herb and Kissy Lunge."
%BLUE%Note: Before the show, an announcer states that the show may be interrupted to bring the latest news. In the commercial, Zella Lane talks about Crisco's new wartime cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Professor Russell- Tutor
First Line : Sade: "Might as well get started." Vic: "Okay." Sade: "Things will be cold. Sit down." Vic: "You sit down your own self."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Russell?" Russell: "Uh, huh?" Sade: "Eat!" Russell: "Okay." Sade: "Eat, eat, eat!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Prettiest Eye Contest
First Line : Russell: "You know I enjoy an occasional day like this during summer vacation. Most days during summer vacation I'm busy as a horse."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Goodbye, Russell." Russell: "Goodbye, Gov." Vic: "Bye, Sade." Sade: [disgusted] Goodbye."
%BLUE%Note: After the final commercial and announcer's wrap up, NBC continues its twenty-one hour salute to five million bond salesmen with a service message about the fifth war loan drive, featuring Ray O'Malley, Bosun's Mate First Class of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dead Man's Watch Job
First Line : Vic: "The mechanical principles backin' the operation of your washin' machine are as simple as A, B, C."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodnight, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodnight, Uncle Fletcher. Have a dandy sleep."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Aunt Bess's 5th Letter
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: Likely you never knew Ray Spelcher, Vic. No, you couldn't have because he passed away in nineteen aught two and that was before you were born."
%red%Last Line : Sade: [reading from Bess' letter] "Euncie even went barefooted the other afternoon almost a grown up... [fades out]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piercing Blue Eyes
First Line : Sade: "Do you need glasses?" Vic: "Beg pardon, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "You're squintin' so. Got your face scrooged around like a corkscrew."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Sadie, honey?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Come here and sit in my lap."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 500 Bijou Tickets
First Line : Vic: "It's a very pretty problem." Sade: "Isn't it, though. So many in and outs a person hesitates to say what's right and what's wrong."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Say, I just as soon play a game of rummy." Russell: "Me, too." Sade: "Fish the cards out of the library table drawer."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No More Pretty Boy
First Line : Sade: "He got home from the show at a respectable hour for once." Vic: "Kiddo, Willis H. Wunk simply says that the kitchenware industry-" Sade: "Read it to yourself."
%red%Last Line : Vic: [reading aloud and laughing] "At a dinner given for the sewage disposal workers of Flint, Michigan, Willis H. Wunk made the followin' statement."
%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's set up for the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rishigan Fishigan's Secret
First Line : Sade: "Ish, how aggravating." Vic: "What's the matter?" Sade: "Did you read the daily little love story tonight?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Rishigan Fishigan from Sishigan, Michigan, is really Jorrigan Corrigan from Borrigan, Oregon."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gaggle of June Christmas Sellers
First Line : Vic: "It gratifies and exalts me to see my beloved baby boy studyin' so diligently." Russell: "Can you imagine me studyin' during summer vacation?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom's got brains." Vic: "Yeah." Russell: "Mom's got brains."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, Zella Lane talks about inflation, assuring the public that prices rose much higher, percentage-wise, during WWI. She gives credit to price control rulings and the public's cooperation with rationing for holding down costs.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Telescope Wanted
First Line : Russell: "What's new with you, Gov?" Vic: "Every few minutes I seem to grow better looking. Your mother's not home."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Sick placid dumb cluck volpus endibus cornucopia ish. Opo transiet queen drivel sum pictorial..." [fades out]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Boys Avoid Instructions
First Line : Russell: "It does too include you." Vic: "Impossible." Russell: "Aw, come on, Gov, play square." Vic: "I intend to play square. I also intend to see that I'm not imposed upon."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Yes, I am. I'm gettin' away with murder. Well, ta ta, old sock. I'm goin' in and lay down on the davenport and grab a little snooze."
%BLUE%Note: In the final commercial, Zella Lane states that this is the last week that she can offer the Crisco wartime cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fraudulent Job Rejected
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Finally quit the shoe box manufacturing business. Married a woman twenty-seven years old named McGraw."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Kindly convey my regards to Sadie." [Vic and Russell grunt assent] "And now," [Vic and Russell grunt questioningly] "goodbye."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cough Nixes Buller Letter
First Line : Vic: "It's a warm day, Sadie, honey." Sade: "I'll say." Russell: "Cool as a cucumber in the YMCA swimmin' pool."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Hm. Whatcha got wrote down?" Russell: Uh, eggs, matches, salt, lima beans and peanut butter."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts announces a new daytime show starting Monday, July 3rd. "Glamour Manor" starring Cliff Arquette, will run Monday through Friday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: War Bond Visitor
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Even the measliest of strawberries is delicious once a man mashes 'em up with his knife and fork."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "...and by four o'clock in the afternoon his gunny sack contained a batch of Indian arrowheads, a catfish, a mess of strawberries, a four leaf clover and a bicycle sprocket wheel."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts again promotes "Glamour Manor" with Cliff Arquette, starting Monday.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/06/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Russell Stays with Milton
First Line : Vic: [yawning] "How 'bout bed?" Sade: "You keep sayin' how 'bout bed every couple minutes, but ya still sit there."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Hey, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "What?" Vic: "Let's go to bed."
%BLUE%Note: Prior to the show, a news announcer states that the U.S. has severed relations with Finland because of its alliance with the Nazis. Zella Lane offers the Crisco cookbook one last time. At the end of the show, Ed Roberts once more promotes "Glamour Manor."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Decides to Play Rummy
First Line : Vic: "It gives me sweet, darling, warm little feelings to reflect that I'm probably the greatest rummy player on the face of the earth today."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Say, what's the name of that game Ted Stembottom and the men down at the foundry play where if you lose ya sit down and let everybody hit ya on the head hard as they can with a sledgehammer?"
%BLUE%Note: The show is followed by Ed Roberts reading a service message asking the public to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Big Dipper Dashes for Robe
First Line : Russell: "Yes sir, this is a very peaceful spot, this front porch of ours. In future years we'll probably think back on the pleasant hours we spent sittin' here in this swing."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reciting] "The lazy sun warms the sidewalk. July breezes stir the sleepy air. The perfume of flowers floats to the nostrils. All is calm." Sade: "All is bright."
%BLUE%Note: The show is followed by Ed Roberts reading a service announcement asking the public to save used fat.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Where to Hide the Ritual
First Line : Sade: "Well." Vic: "How do you do, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "I never heard ya come in." Vic: "I crept softly like the panther."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I've torn my ritual in two." Sade: "I see you have." Vic: "I may...I may hafta...commit suicide."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, Ed Roberts urges the public to buy more war bonds, especially Series E Bonds. After Ed Herliny and Margaret McDonald's farewell, Ed Roberts asks the public to help their grocer conserve paper bags and cardboard by providing their own shopping bags.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Second Letter from Yellow Jump
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "I know, Ruthie, I know, and I guess I must be gettin' old because the whole thing completely slipped my mind."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll whittle myself down a toothpick when I get outdoors." Sade: "Uh, huh." Uncle Fletcher: "Well, Sadie, honey, I'll tell ya goodbye." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%BLUE%Note: There is another after-the-show reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Cajoles- Play Rummy
First Line : Vic: "Okay, Dr. Sleetch. Come on." Sade: "I'm ready." Vic: "We will riot in a bang up game of checkers."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You're the brightest star in the whole jewelled heaven." Sade: "Huh." Vic: "Come on." [Sade murmurs hesitantly] "Play me checkers." Sade: "Well, whose move?"
%BLUE%Note: After the show, Ed Roberts urges the public to turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Don't Scrape off the Watts
First Line : Sade: "Don't tell me you're studying algebra in summer vacation." Russell: [laughs] "Sure."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom's all right." [Vic murmurs assent] "I get a great kick out of her."
%BLUE%Note: After the show, Ed Roberts asks the public not to waste soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Phone Call from Yellow Jump
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "While we're waiting for Vic to get here, Sadie, honey, I'll describe the terrible fate that overtook Franklin W. McDilky, his Uncle Jerry, his straw boss and his barber, all of Racine, Wisconsin."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie, honey, as soon as you and Vic get a grasp on yourselves..." Sade: "Yes?" Uncle Fletcher: "I think we'd all better drink our tumblerful of water."
%BLUE%Note: The show is followed by Ed Roberts asking the public to help their grocer by bringing their own shopping bags to the store.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Miffed with Sade
First Line : Russell: "Hello, Gov." Vic: "Huh?" Russell: "Hello." Vic: "It is dull and wearisome to take the time to say hello to a guy you just finished eatin' supper with."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Russell, honey." Russell." "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher." Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Sadie."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the last commercial, Ed Roberts explains the importance of saving used fats for the war effort. After Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald's farewell, Ed Roberts asks the public to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Short Changed
First Line : Vic: "Don't bother drawing another card, old pal." Russell: "You win?" Vic: "Handily. Cast your pretty eyes over these tickets."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "It's all right." Vic: "Is it?" Sade: "Perfectly all right. I didn't get short-changed. See here, I got seven cents. Well."
%BLUE%Note: Another end-of-show request to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/17
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Marching Plans Disappear
First Line : Russell: "Neither Blue-Tooth nor Smelly wanted to fight, but they got into it." Sade: "They actually hit each other?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Stuff happens, don't it, Mom?" Sade: "Yes, it does." Russell: "Stuff happens."
%BLUE%Note: At the start of the show, replacement announcer Lamont Johnson states that Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald are on vacation. Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save and turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sale at Yamelton's Store
First Line : Sade: "I believe it was the biggest and most successful sale Yamilton's ever had. Everybody and their brother was there."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Oh, I didn't buy anything." Vic and Russell: "You didn't?" Sade: "No, I didn't buy anything."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's New Lodgings
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Why I bet that was fun. Did they have their children? Let's see, they have just the two, don't they?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "And now I must be on my way." Sade: "Hm." "Goodbye, Sadie, honey." Sade: "Goodbye, Uncle Fletcher."
%BLUE%Note: Another used fats service announcement. %red%File missing show intro. It starts with the commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Come Visit Me
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'That was a delicious kiss,' crowed the handsome young officer, carefully wiping his mouth with his sleeve."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye." Vic, Sade and Russell: "Goodbye." Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye, Vic, honey." Vic: "Goodbye."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the last commercial, Ed Roberts encourages the audience to home can this summer and offers a free booklet, "Home Canning of Fruits and Vegetables," from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After the show, Roberts asks the audience bring their own shopping bags to the grocery store. %red%File missing show intro. It starts with the commercial.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/24
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Robert and Slobert Are Scoundrels
First Line : Sade: "Boy, did I ever walk this afternoon." Russell: "Downtown and back?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I want my hat!" Russell: "I see." Vic: "Well, don't just stand there, lazy and sluggish, go fetch it!"
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts urges the audience to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Donahue Hates Vacations
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'That was a highly enjoyable hug and kiss,' gloated Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley, carefully wiping his lips on the sleeve of his coat."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "But before his question could be answered, a blood curdling shriek was heard and a ferocious mountain lion leaped into view."
%BLUE%Note: Another end-of-show request to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Pleads to See a Movie
First Line : Sade: "About ready to put on your hat?" Vic: "Beg pardon?" Sade: [giggles] "Shall I bring ya your hat?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Okay. Get on your hat. This man's spiel about his sweet mouth and warm, throbbin' throat gives me with a funny taste in my mouth. I think watchin' Gloria Golden will help me get rid of it."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts asks the audience to not waste soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Foreign Accent
First Line : Sade: "Ah, Florence Ratfunnel gets her name in the paper, I see." Vic: "Eez dis de troot?" Sade: "What?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Won't take five minutes." [Vic grunts] "Just one second while I take a great big long breath."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the last commercial and after the show, Ed Roberts talks of the urgent need for used fats for ammunition and medicine. For every pound of used fats turned in to their butcher, consumers will receive four cents and two red points.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Garbage Box Mystery
First Line : Russell: "Blue-Tooth Johnson told me that in all sincerity." Vic: "He told you a fella swallowed an alarm clock and it kept time after it was in his stomach?"
%red%Last Line : Vic: "And now..." Sade: "Now what?" Vic: "The [indecipherable] detective sits down."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts asks the public to help their grocer conserve paper bags and cardboard.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/07/31
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hank Cuts His Debt to Vic
First Line : Russell: "'I can carry on a conversation on any subject,' Blue-Tooth Johnson says, and everybody hooted and hollered with burnin' contempt."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom?" Sade: "Uh, huh?" Russell: "I think Gov is crying." Sade: "I know he is."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald return from their vacations. After the show, Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Old Overshoes
First Line : Vic: "Hey, Dorothy, I just looked at myself in the looking glass and I don't think I'm as 'ttractive as I was yesterday."
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Yes. Surely. Now that I have satisfactorily settled this matter I will resume the use of my silverware. Mom, the cream."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save and turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/02
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Miss Harris Vs Mr Overholt
First Line : Vic: "Might just as well save your breath." Sade: "But I promised her you'd do it."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Cried like a baby. Miss Harris was crying, too. I could hear 'em both crying through the telephone receiver."
%BLUE%Note: At show's end, Ed Roberts reminds the audience that soap is made of vital war materials and not to waste it.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sunday School Alumni Reunion
First Line : Vic: [yawns] "I'm a dear, sweet, sleepy fella whose eyelids are gettin' mighty heavy." Sade: "Better hop right on up to bed."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Get me up off the davenport, too. I feel like somebody's great-great-grandmother."
%BLUE%Note: In place of the final commercial, Ed Roberts asks experienced seamen to contact the merchant marines. After the show, Roberts asks the audience to save paper by taking their own shopping bags to the store.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vis Is Boss for a Day
First Line : Russell: [on the phone] "I said, 'Blue-Tooth, you owe me twelve cents and I need the money.' He said, 'I will gladly give you five hundred reasons why I'm not in a position to pay you your twelve cents.'"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Mom?" Sade: "Yes?" Russell: "I think you gave gov kinduva dirty deal there."
%BLUE%Note: After Ed Herlihy and Margaret McDonald's farewell until Monday, Ed Roberts reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Dinner Today
First Line : Sade: [laughing, on the phone] "Oh, Miss Trogle, I bet I'm the most scandalous lady that ever choked Billy Patterson."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Little Tiny Petite Pheasant Feather Tea Shoppe?" Russell: "Any place." Vic: I'm on." Russell: "Grab your straw hat."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience not to slacken in their saving used fats habit.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Russell Is in Charge of Howard
First Line : Sade: "Let's see. This is where you make spreads." Vic: "Oh, for gosh sakes, Dr. Sleetch."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Your turn." Sade: "You throw down this card?" Vic: "Yeah, deuce of spades."
%BLUE%Note: Save used fats announcement at the end of the show.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hunt for Lost Teeth
First Line : Russell: "A mighty, mighty punk show, eh, Gov?' Vic: "Most punk. Most punk." Russell: "I suppose you regret you even went?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Uh, he found 'em all right. His (indecipherable) says very proudly." Sade: "Oh, ain't that nice."
%red%Note: In the previous episode, 44/08/08, Gumpox left Russell in charge of Howard for a few days. The garbage man was supposed to leave on the Hummer that night fot St. Louis. In this episode, the next day, Gumpox loses his upper plate in the morning and in the afternoon everyone is searching for it. But according to the previous episode he shouldn't be in town. Were these shows really broadcast in this order? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Struggles with a Letter
First Line : Sade: "I never knew a person could have so much trouble writin' a little letter." Vic: "You answerin' Laurastine's note?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: [reading aloud] "We'd love to come but cannot see our way clear. Yours very truly, Sadie." Vic: "Fine." Sade: "Rotten."
%BLUE%Note: Before the first commercial, Margaret McDonald announces that Ed Herlihy is sick today. Instead of the last commercial, Ed Roberts talks of the urgent need for used fats for ammunition and medicine. For every pound of used fats turned in to their butcher, consumers will receive four cents and two red points. Roberts asks the audience to help their grocer save paper and cardboard.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Must Rest Brain and Body
First Line : Sade: "I'm glad you're back so soon. I was afraid I'd have to walk over after ya." Vic: "Why?" Sade: "We're gonna have company directly."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Russell?" Russell: "Yes, Uncle Fletcher?" Uncle Fletcher: "Let's pop some popcorn."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience to conserve soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher- Rest Extended
First Line : Vic: "Hullin' peas, eh, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "Uh, huh. It's hotter than a furnace in that kitchen. Thought I'd come out here where there was a breeze."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Well, hey, wait a minute." Uncle Fletcher: "Go get the popcorn popper. We're gonna pop some popcorn."
%BLUE%Note: Another end-of-show reminder to save and turn in used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation from a Vacation
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "The only man in Muskegon, Michigan, that got married on that particular day."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Umbleet! I'm in the living room with my niece and her husband, Umbleet! Come here. Don't just stand there skulkin' in the kitchen, Umbleet."
%BLUE%Note: At show's end, Ed Roberts reminds the audience that recycled used fats help provide ammunition and medicinal supplies.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/08/16
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Great Picture of Vic
First Line : Russell: "This is a funny time to be dustin' furniture." Sade: "Sure is. Ha, ha, ha, ha." Russell: "Uncle Fletcher around?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Russell?" Russell: "Yeah?" Sade: "Are you still dustin' that bookcase?"
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts reminds the audience that saving soap is a patriotic duty.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Arranging the Honeymoon
First Line : Sade: "You didn't disturb Uncle Fletcher when you come through the house just now?" Russell: "Naw. [laughs] He was just more than telephonin' away."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I'll never tackle another undertaking like this." Sade: [laughs] Uncle Fletcher: "Never."
%red%Note: I agree with Louie Johnson's note below that the first commercial in this file doesn't belong here. The end of the file is missing the final commercial. The announcer's mention of Mrs Beech at the end of the file doesn't belong here. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%%blue%My copy of this episode contains commercials featuring announcer Ed Roberts with Crisco spokeswoman, Mrs. Isabella Beech. Be aware: These commercials have obviously been spliced on to the program content. The ads are from the 42-8-18 broadcast.%blue%[[~Louie Johnson]]

%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Wedding Guest List
First Line : Vic: "For fifteen cents I wouldn't go over to Ike Kneesuffer's basement this afternoon." Sade: "What would you do instead?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "...and Mr. Virgil Steesh of Sick River Junction, the home of the Missouri State Home for the Tall."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade Reckons Her Debtors
First Line : Sade: "Hey, people owe me lots of money." Vic: "That so, Dr. Sleetch?" Sade: "Just about everybody I know owes me money."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I watch my pennies. I squeeze my pennies till the eagle howls."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Muted Silver Moonbeam Chimes
First Line : Sade: [reading from Bess' letter] "Kid, winter's just around the corner and all. Well, mate, I guess this is enough for now."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I'm going down to the office." Sade: "Yes, do, I'll bet the kids are waitin' for ya."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mysterious Mother-of-pearl Box
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Got shot by a revolver outside of Dayton, Ohio, and never recognized his wife, Dorothy, afterwards."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I am locking the tiny lock" [Vic grunts] "with its little golden key."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Business Trip to Chicago
First Line : Sade: [on the phone] "Yes, every year she laughs and says how she's taken on a couple more pounds."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I'll talk to Fat and you lie down on the davenport and when I'm through talkin' to Fat I'll bring you a nice cool drink of water from the kitchen. Don't that sound good?"
%red%Note: This show repeats the same Dash/Crisco commercials as 44/09/05 "Sade Reckons Her Debtors." All of the inflections are the same. Were these ads recorded and replayed? That would be unusual for this series. If these commercials were spliced on, it's possible they belong with this file and were spliced onto 44/09/05. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Looks for a Guide
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "Lady Margaret pinkened. Digging the toe of one tiny satin slipper into the sand, she flourished her dainty fan and pretended to adjust the mother-of-pearl handle on her ridiculous parasol."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "The beautiful woman smirked, gulped, winked and sneezed, finally breaking into a rude guffaw."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/12
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Changing Tires with Stembottom
First Line : Sade: "She made it sound like quite a jolly, gay little evening. It's an elegant warm day, she said, and gonna be an elegant warm evening and we'll soon start not having elegant warm evenings with September here and all."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "You make me feel like a crook." Sade: "Do I?" Vic: "If you'll think a minute you'll--uh, hello, Ruthie?"
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/13
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Aunt Bess's 6th Letter (Ham, Ham)
First Line : Vic: "How is your cold?" Sade: "Dandy. I believe it was just a false alarm. I feel fine." Vic: "Still hurt ya to talk?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "Let's walk downtown and back." Vic: "Come on."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/14
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Working out Gutstop's Indebtedness
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley contemplated the oscillating head of the deadly cobra without fear. 'That contemptible reptile better not bite me,' he remarked to Lady Margaret."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] “‘Give me three kisses before I choke the next counterfeitin’ cannibal,’ bellowed the handsome young officer. The beautiful woman gulped, smirked, winked and sneezed, finally breaking into a rude guffaw.”
%BLUE%Note: This is a repeat, with minor changes, of the script 40/05/06 "Working Out Hank's Indebtedness."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Needs Sade's Help
First Line : Vic: "Multiple coefficients of modern business procedure. Mr. %red%[indecipherable] %BLUE%also touched on variants and imponderables connected with the marketile conduct %red%[indecipherable].
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sade, Russell, Vicky, honey?" [they grunt in response] "I'm leaving you now." [they grunt again] "Goodbye."
%BLUE%Note: Ed Roberts asks the public to save used fats.
%red%Note: I don't question the date of this file, but I do have a concern about the commercials. The first commercial in this file is a duplicate of the first commercial at the start of 44/07/05 "Big Dipper Dashes for Robe" and the last commercial is a duplicate of the last commercial in the file 44/07/07 "Second Letter from Yellow Jump." Nearly all of the commercials are missing in September so it's not possible to be sure if Ed Herlihy and Margaret MacDonald were still reading commercials together. The four September files I have with commercials are 44/09/01 "Arranging the Honeymoon" (and it's been established that the Mrs. Beech commercial doesn't belong there) 44/09/05 "Sade Reckons Her Debtors," 44/09/08 "Business Trip to Chicago," and 44/09/28 "Department Store Owes Vic $2" which have Dash commercials at the start and Crisco commercials at the end. What is especially suspicious to me is that I didn't hear them repeating these commercials during the summer months. The Ed/Margaret commercial copy for each show appears to be new. So, either they repeated these two commercials for this program or someone has spliced commercials onto this file. For that matter, I can't be sure that the service announcement about saving used fats at the end of the file wasn't also spliced on. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Greeting Cards
First Line : Russell: "Ya tough about something, Gov?" Vic: "I expect I'll live. Where's your mother?" Russell: "Out by the garbage box talkin' with Mis' Razorscum."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Russell?" Russell: "Yeah?" Vic: "Get out! Get out now!"
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Is to Be Best Man
First Line : Vic: "What is all this?" Sade: "All what?" Vic: "Are you being inscrutable, mysterious and enigmatic, Dr. Sleetch?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "And now, with your kind permission, I will take my departure." [Vic and Sade grunt] "Goodbye."
%red%Note Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rev V Cook's Letter
First Line : Russell: [calling from the street] "Say, can we use your telephone to call the fire department?" Vic: "Anybody up on that porch want to get married?"
%red%Last Line : Russell: "...and your eyes will have a pale, stricken look, and you'll be seized with fits of wild laughter, and you'll cry..." [fades out]
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Groom Arrives on the 9-45
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, I do look nice. This is about as nice as I've ever looked." Sade: "Shoes polished, trousers pressed, lovely white shirt."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Yes, I look nice. I believe this is as nice as I've ever looked."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Unheard News
First Line : Russell: [on the phone] "It's a recognized fact that inhabitants of Toledo, Ohio, got more teeth than other people."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Nobody in creation'll ever know. Nobody in creation will ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever..." [fades out]
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Saving Bluetooth from Tragedy
First Line : Sade: "People ask for beef punkles, they'll be obliged to take the consequences. Both you fellas know good and well that beef punkles require nine million years to cook tender."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Well, who wants beef punkles?" Vic: Me!" Russell: "Me, too!" Sade: "Come on."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Box of Old Letters
First Line : Russell: "By George, I ache in every muscle." Sade: "You don't act very miserable." Russell: "No, it's kind of relaxin' to ache in every muscle."
%red%Last Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "They tasted delicious. Esther says to tell you hello. As ever, Floyd."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bridegroom Disappears
First Line : Russell: "Hi, out there!" Sade: [from the kitchen] "Hi!" Russell: "Where ya been?" Sade: "Backyard."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Vic, Sade, Russell, honey?" Vic, Sade and Russell: "Uh, huh?" Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/28
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dept Store Owes Vic $200
First Line : Vic: "Here's a piece in the paper about some halfwit in Ohio that mailed a letter to his brother-in-law in Pennsylvania and the numbskull brother-" Sade: [interrupting] "Oh, hey, we got a letter this afternoon. Bess wrote."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Look Kleeburger, you owe me two dollars, and I want it!" [lets out a villainous laugh]
%BLUE%Note: At the end of the show, Ed Roberts encourages the audience to tune in tomorrow, because on Monday Vic and Sade is taking a short holiday. Next week, a new Monday-Friday show will begin, "Rosemary," written by Elaine Carrington, author of "Pepper Young's Family" and "When A Girl Marries." Ed Herlihy speaks to two of the actors (in character) in the new show. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 44/09/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Goodbye
First Line : Russell: "By George, it's pleasant to be alive and well and busy." Vic: "You sound precious, %red%[indecipherable], %BLUE%trite and platitudinous."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Goodbye." Sade: "Goodbye." Russell: "Goodbye." Uncle Fletcher: "Goodbye."
%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up.


%PURPLE%Date Aired : 44/xx/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Lodge Robe
First Line :
%red%Last Line :


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher, Unwanted Samaritan
First Line : Florence Harris: "I was completely perplexed."
%red%Last Line : Florence Harris: "You can't crawl under the davenport. Father, get up!"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Do you feel like talking about what it is that bothers you, Mis' Harris?"
%BLUE%Note: Prior to the final commercial, Rye Billsbury reads a service announcement asking the audience to continue saving used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/20
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mis' Korkell, Strong Lady
First Line : Rush: "Blue-Tooth Johnson made the miserable assertion this afternoon that he was as good looking as I was."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "By George." Vernon Corkle: "All right, Edith. Pick me up."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vic: "It's kind of halfwitted isn't it to come twenty blocks to borrow a cup of sugar?"
%BLUE%Note: After the show, Rye Billsbury encourages the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/21
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jimmy Custard
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley glanced briefly at Lady Margaret and the beautiful woman pinkened."
%red%Last Line : Jimmy Custard: "The State of Illinois, in pursuant of rules governing city [indecipherable] do restrain and embellish by these precincts, towhit: oats, corn, chuttles, furniture, soy beans, lumber, canned cherries, hogs and cabbage..." [fades out as music plays]
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Uncle Fletcher: "Vic and Sadie, honey? Jimmy Custard is dropping past."
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save soap.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/23
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Five Sleeping Beauties
First Line : Sade: "We know Mr. and Mrs. Donahue went to the movin' picture show last night because we saw them leave."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Rush, uh, hand me that section of newspaper on the floor by your feet."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Uncle Fletcher, what do you mean you're goin' to sleep in the courthouse yard?"
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sweet Corn, Shattered Bullfinch
First Line : Orville Weenie: "Oh, I think I'm gonna get fired from this job."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "Miserable wretch, crawl and shriek." Sweet Corn: "I am a shattered bullfinch." [dialogue fades as music swells]
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vic: "Sweet Corn and myself have [record skip] some business to take care of."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/27
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade's Parade of Interruptions
First Line : Sade: "Yes? Who is it?" Vic: [from the kitchen] "It's Harold Des Moines, the handsomest man ever to cross the Ohio Kentucky border."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "You see, Vic, how it is?"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "I started to clean the attic after you fellas left after breakfast this morning."
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury asks the audience to consider sending a Christmas gift to a wounded veteran.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Arranges Phone Calls
First Line : Mervyn Sprawl: "I spent two summers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Rishigan Fishigan from Sishigan, Michigan."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) [ringing phone] Rush: "Telephone's ringing! Telephone's ringing!"
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save used fats. Even if they don't need points, they'll receive four cents a pound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/11/30
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dwight Twentysixler's Scrapbook
First Line : Florence Harris: "Mrs. Razorscum was saying the other day that a person gets over a sweet tooth."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "I have something mighty, mighty interestin' to show you 'n Rush down cellar."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Uncle Fletcher's outside, huh?"
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats and receive four cents a pound.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/03
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dull Evening Comes to Life
First Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley shoved the two smoking automatic pistols back in their gold-plated holsters, brushed a flick of dust from his bright yellow uniform, held forth the palm of his hand to see if it was raining, and turned to contemplate the sweet face of his fiancee, Lady Margaret."
%red%Last Line : [bells and buzzers going off] Vic: "You said this, you said: 'It is a slow, dull, tiresome evening.'" Sade: "I take that back."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "It's a slow, dull, tiresome evening."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Orville Fired and Hired
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Sadie, I don't recall whether or not I complimented you on your delicious dinner."
%red%Last Line : Orville Weenie: "Yeah. I think I'd enjoy that." Vic: "You start Monday."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vernon Corkle: "Are you in the kitchen, Mrs. Gook?"
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/05
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Engagement!
First Line : Rush: "Blue-Tooth Johnson and Smelly Clark both told me and they sounded like they knew what they were talking about."
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "There, by George, is real romance!"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "When did you hear about Mis' Harris and Dwight Twentysixler?"
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury reminds the audience to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rainy Day Fun in the Kitchen
First Line : Rush [laughs] "Mom, a person would think I called the special teachers meeting."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "I know you are. Is everybody having fun?" Mervyn Sprawl: "Oh, yes."
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Sade: "Now I've got to get back to my ladies."
%BLUE%Note: Another reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 45/12/07
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: There's Going to Be a Great Day
First Line : Florence Harris: "I agree with you, Mrs. Gook. It's nobody's business what a grand person like Mrs. Donahue chooses to do in her own attic."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "I know, I'm feeling so good, I'm gonna give you a kiss." Florence Harris: "Why, Mr. Gook!" Vic: [loud smack] "There!"
%BLUE%Note: (Teaser) Vic: "Kiddo, it's in the bag. I just got a long distance telephone call."
%BLUE%Note: Rye Billsbury announces that, for the time being, this concludes the evening visits with Vic and Sade. On behalf of Proctor and Gamble, he thanks Paul Rhymer and lists the cast members by name. Starting Monday, the Jack Smith Show will play in this time slot. A final reminder to save used fats.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/06/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Piano Lessons
First Line : Vic: "Your chum, Beulah Wercher, gets her name in the paper." Sade: "Really?"
%red%Last Line : Vernon Corkle: "I'm ready to play the piano now, people." Vic, Sade and Florence: "Go ahead." [piano playing]
%BLUE%Note: The show is now sponsored by the F. W. Fitch Company, makers of shampoo and hair tonic. It's broadcast on Thursday nights in a thirty minute time slot and performed before a live audience.
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing. This show is dated Saturday, June 22. However, the show was broadcast on Thursdays and the run began on June 27, 1946. Please see note below. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

%note%In the Chicago Daily Tribune's section, "Complete Radio Programs and Highlights for Today," dated June 27, 1946, there is a picture of Bernardine Flynn with the comment, "Bernardine Flynn, who stars in Vic and Sade, comedy series which will be heard over WGN Mutual at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, starting tonight." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/04
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Women's Auxilliary
First Line : Sade: "-lodge, and ya love your blue suit with the pinstripe and the lovely summer underwear Bess and Walter give ya for Christmas and your automatic pen-" Vic: [interrupting] "I'm not being frivolous, Sade."
%red%Last Line : Rush: [reading aloud] "'That was a dandy kiss,' he howled, and the young couple walked two-by-two into the sunset."
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing. Copies of this file may start with Ed Roberts introducing the show. Ed Roberts was the announcer from 1942-1944. This intro doesn't belong with this file. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/11
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Police Chief Cullerson
First Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Martin Jordle left Rochelle, Illinois, in 1902. Gave up the chewing gum habit in favor of sleeve garters."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "Come down from there. Climb down off of that bookcase."
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/18
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mid-summer Madness
First Line : Sade: "Gee, Ruthie, do you think that was wise?"
%red%Last Line : Sade: "The midsummer showers are over."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/07/25
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Moving to Peoria
First Line : Rush: "Listen to this, Mom." Sade: "Third-Lieutenant Stanley gives Lady Margaret six hundred sweet little kisses?"
%red%Last Line : Uncle Fletcher: "Peoria, Peoria. The mighty Mississippi churns through Peoria and the rippling [indecipherable] cleaves her green bank."


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/01
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Drum the Bum, Visitation Officer
First Line : Vic: "I've never met him, but I've heard about him for many years and he's supposed to a be a prince of good fellows."
%red%Last Line : Vic: "One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Company harch!"


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/08
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Honeymoon Couple
First Line : Rush: "When I received your message, Mom, I was in a most unusual situation."
%red%Last Line : Albert Gibbers: "Hazel, darling?" Hazel Gibbers: Yes, Albert?" Albert Gibbers: "Sweetheart." [kisses her]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/22
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sade and Mis' Kessler Fight
First Line : Russell: [reading aloud] "'Say, Uncle!' thundered Third-Lieutenant Clinton Stanley, pressing his fingers deep into the throat of the counterfeitin' clarinet virtuoso."
%red%Last Line : Sade: "That was the awfullest fight I was ever in in my whole life!"


%RED%Date Aired : 46/08/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic's Office Work At Home
First Line :
%red%Last Line :
%red%Note: August 26, 1946, was a Monday. Vic and Sade ran on Thursdays. This is the same show as 46/09/26. I recommend this date be deleted. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/08/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher's Pre-arranged Meals
First Line : Rush: "That was a funny train of thought." Vic: "What?" Rush: "I just had a comical train of thought."
%red%Last Line : Mervyn Sprawl: "Yes, I just swallowed my last peanut with the chocolate smeared on the outside and I'm ready to go home."
%red%Note: Commercials, and the very start and end of the program, are missing.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/09/19
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Uncle Fletcher Is Farmed Out
First Line : Rush: "I think of my brains as pretty much resembling a saucer of marshmallows."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "The stars are out." Vic: "Good." Rush: "And there's a very bright moon."
%BLUE%Note: Announcer Jack Fuller, on behalf of the F. W. Fitch Company, thanks Paul Rhymer and the cast and producers of Vic and Sade for their summer program. He reminds the audience to be listening next week for the new Fitch Bandwagon series broadcasting on Sundays (local time and station to be announced in the newspapers).


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/09/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vic Brings Home Work
First Line : Vic: [on the phone] "Miss Hammersweet, I'm calling because there's one other thing I forgot to tell you when I left the office."
%red%Last Line : Rush: "It's a motorcycle! Somebody's riding a motorcycle through here!"
%BLUE%Note: Announcer Jerry Coffer states that Vic and Sade is brought to you with the good wishes of the Mutual Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations (no sponsor). The Thursday show is thirty minutes and is performed without an audience.


%BLUE%Date Aired : 46/10/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Zee, the Handyman
First Line : Mr. Zee: "The name is Bunker Vernon Zee and that makes my initials B. V. Z."
%red%Last Line : Mr. Zee: "Is that the card you're thinking of?" Sade: "That's the card I'm thinking of."
%BLUE%Note: Announcer Guy Wallace states that Vic and Sade is brought to you with the good wishes of the Mutual Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations (no sponsor). The Thursday show is thirty minutes and is performed without an audience.
%red%Note: Missing announcer's set up for the scene. 26:51 file runs too fast. There is an incomplete file that runs 14:31.
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February 08, 2008, at 10:06 AM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's warp up. This is the same show as 44/05/30 "Lolita DiRienzi's Suggestion." It's possible this show has been put into 1943 to put it closer to other mentions of Lolita DiRienzi (see 43/09/20 "Fifty Photos of Vic's Teeth," 43/10/26 "Honorary Lodge Member Pom Pom Cordova," and 43/11/19 "Pom Pom Cordova Caribbean Dream Flute" below). Also, Art Van Harvey often went on vacation in August, so it might seem likely that the two weeks absence mentioned in this show took place during that vacation. However, Russell is in school and most important, the Crisco ad features Zella Lane promoting a Crisco cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating," that was released in May of 1944, so I don't believe the August 1943 date is correct. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial and announcer's warp up. This is the same show as 44/05/30 "Lolita DiRienzi's Suggestion." It's possible this show has been put into 1943 to put it closer to other mentions of Lolita DiRienzi (see 43/09/20 "Fifty Photos of Vic's Teeth," 43/10/26 "Honorary Lodge Member Pom Pom Cordova," and 43/11/19 "Pom Pom Cordova Caribbean Dream Flute" below). Also, Art Van Harvey often went on vacation in August, so it might seem likely that the two weeks absence mentioned in this show took place during that vacation. However, Russell is in school and most important, the Crisco ad features Zella Lane promoting a Crisco cookbook, "Recipes for Good Eating," that was released in May of 1944, so I don't believe the August 1943 date is correct. This is assuming that the Crisco ad at the start of the 1944 file does belong there and wasn't added on to the show at a later point. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
February 08, 2008, at 09:57 AM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is very similar to 39/xx/xx "Rush I Hereby Resign from," but it isn't a verbatim repeat of the 1939 script. Russell states during the show, "School starts next week," and "Oh, I'm just quoting what the various members of the faculty will be saying about me next week when school starts." The organ music at the show's end starts up with the Cobbs & Edwards song, "School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)." If school started on September 7, the day after Labor Day in 1943, then this could have been broadcast the week of August 30 - September 3. Would a date of September 1943 be acceptable? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: Missing first commercial, final commercial and announcer's wrap up. This show is very similar to 39/xx/xx "Rush I Hereby Resign from," but it isn't a verbatim repeat of the 1939 script. Russell states during the show, "School starts next week," and "Oh, I'm just quoting what the various members of the faculty will be saying about me next week when school starts." The organ music at the show's end starts up with the Cobbs & Edwards song, "School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)." If school started on September 7, the day after Labor Day in 1943, then this could have been broadcast the week of August 30 - September 3. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
February 08, 2008, at 09:48 AM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: August 9, 1942, was a Sunday. Sade remarks that Vic is off on a business trip and won't be back for a whole month. This show is probably from the first week of Art Van Harvey's vacation, 42/08/03-42/08/07.
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%red%Note: August 9, 1942, was a Sunday. Sade remarks that Vic is off on a business trip and won't be back for a whole month. This show is probably from the first week of Art Van Harvey's month-long vacation, 42/08/03-42/08/07.
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. This is a summer show, but I can't find anything in the dialogue to indicate a particular month. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, last commercial and announcer's wrap up. This is a summer show, and while there is nothing in the dialogue to indicate a particular month, Art Harvey was gone in August. It's possible this is from early September, however, unless other evidence shows up, I'd place this file in July. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
February 08, 2008, at 09:24 AM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. I have two identical files with different dates. One is dated 42/02/01. The other is dated 42/02/25. February 1, 1942 was a Sunday. That's a weak reason for going with 42/02/25, but that's all I've got so far. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. I have two identical files with different dates. One is dated 42/02/01. The other is dated 42/02/25. February 1, 1942 was a Sunday. That's a weak reason for going with 42/02/25, but that's all I've got so far. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. I have two identical files with different dates. The file dated 42/02/01 runs 9:19 because the speed is faster than the file dated 42/02/25 that runs 10:17. February 1, 1942 was a Sunday. That's a weak reason for going with 42/02/25, but that's all I've got so far. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: Missing opening commercial, announcer's set up for the episode, final commercial and announcer's wrap up at the end. I have two identical files with different dates. One is dated 42/02/01. The other is dated 42/02/25. February 1, 1942 was a Sunday. That's a weak reason for going with 42/02/25, but that's all I've got so far. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
February 08, 2008, at 08:57 AM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: The audio cuts out during the announcer's intro to the scene. No mention of the Crisco contest. Announcer Melvin Allen asks the audience, "Don't forget to listen to Crisco's Vic and Sade Monday," so this must have been a Friday show. April 15th, 1940, was a Monday, so this date cannot be correct. It might have been the 12th, but there's no mention of the contest. Since the final commercial is for rhubarb pie, and most of my research points to harvesting starting in May, I'd place this show in that month. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: The audio cuts out during the announcer's intro to the scene. No mention of the Crisco contest. Announcer Melvin Allen asks the audience, "Don't forget to listen to Crisco's Vic and Sade Monday," so this must have been a Friday show. April 15th, 1940, was a Monday, so this date cannot be correct. It might have been the 12th, but there's no mention of the contest. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
October 23, 2007, at 03:30 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: The audio cuts out during the announcer's intro to the scene. No mention of the Crisco contest. Announcer Melvin Allen asks the audience, "Don't forget to listen to Crisco's Vic and Sade Monday," so this must have been a Friday show. April 15th, 1940, was a Monday, so this date cannot be correct. It might have been the 12th, but it seems unusual that there's no mention of the contest. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: The audio cuts out during the announcer's intro to the scene. No mention of the Crisco contest. Announcer Melvin Allen asks the audience, "Don't forget to listen to Crisco's Vic and Sade Monday," so this must have been a Friday show. April 15th, 1940, was a Monday, so this date cannot be correct. It might have been the 12th, but there's no mention of the contest. Since the final commercial is for rhubarb pie, and most of my research points to harvesting starting in May, I'd place this show in that month. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
October 23, 2007, at 03:07 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%red%Note: File cuts off after Vic's final line. Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Announcer Ralph Edwards states, "Yes, there's another first prize of five thousand dollars in Crisco's second big all-cash contest...and you're going to have fun entering this easy new contest, too." Same sentence as in the first contest, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." Could this be from Monday, April 8th, the date James Fleming stated would be the start of the second contest? [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: File cuts off after Vic's final line. Missing final commercial and announcer's wrap up. Announcer Ralph Edwards states, "Yes, there's another first prize of five thousand dollars in Crisco's second big all-cash contest...and you're going to have fun entering this easy new contest, too." Same sentence as in the first contest, "I like new Sure-Mix Crisco for cakes because...." [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
July 31, 2007, at 08:17 PM by Lisa Fittinghoff -
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%note%According to ads in the Ada Evening News of Ada, Oklahoma, dated April 7, 1939, and the Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Daily Journal, dated April 20, 1939, Crisco ran two contests, the first from March 13 to April 2, the second from April 10 to April 20. Contestants were to write slogans about the new Gyro-Churned Crisco. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: Could this show be from early October of 1939? Ralph Edwards announces that "one whole week in Crisco's big all-cash Slogan Contest has gone by." He also states, "Now this contest is solely to introduce Sure-Mix Crisco" and "So, send your first slogans today." The term "Sure-Mix" Crisco began showing up in ads in September 1939. A note from a previous Crisco contest winner, Mrs. G.W. Strong, is read, but it isn't stated what type of contest she won. I can't find proof of any other Crisco contests in 1939, but there were contests from March through May of 1938 and from October through early November of 1938. She may have won one of those contests. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]
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%red%Note: Could this show be from early October of 1939? Ralph Edwards announces that "one whole week in Crisco's big all-cash Slogan Contest has gone by." He also states, "Now this contest is solely to introduce Sure-Mix Crisco" and "So, send your first slogans today." The term "Sure-Mix" Crisco began showing up in ads in September 1939. A note from a previous Crisco contest winner, Mrs. G.W. Strong, is read. [[~Lisa Fittinghoff]]

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