Thursday, January 31, 2013

The REAL debut of Uncle Fletcher

At the end of episode 40-08-26 Funny Money, Uncle Fletcher is introduced to the audience, according to the notes I have.  Fletcher would be a house guest and debut the following day.

Now, we have no idea what Uncle Fletcher said in his introduction but since he would be a 4th character and Paul Rhymer surely would want to make a huge impression on his avid fans, don't you just imagine that Fletcher was at his absolute best and most bizarre?

When I wrote this, I somehow forgot to include this episode.  And with almost everything inside of me, I know whatever Fletcher said was something we'd never forget if we could hear it today.

This episode survives but it was part of the J. David Goldin collection that either belongs to Radio Spirits or the Library of Congress.

40-08-07 Meals for Bachelors updated

Somehow, I overlooked the fact that Rush visits Vic at his office in the missing (but known) episode 40-08-07 Meals for Bachelors.

To my knowledge (and off the top of my head) that makes a total of 3 times we know of where an episode took place in an area other than the living room, the front or back porch, the attic or the basement.

Inside Twain and Dickens

Many writers have seen a correlation between Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Paul Rhymer.

If you are interested in learning a little something about Twain and Dickens via podcast, I've found two podcasts that should help you learn many new and interesting things about the two authors, in a very non-boring way.

From the Stuff You Missed in History Class folks:

How Mark Twain Worked
Charles Dickens Takes America

Both of these are about 25 minutes long.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Vic and Sade mentioned twice on FM&M

As far as I can tell, Vic and Sade was mentioned twice on Fibber McGee and Molly.  I believe both times were prior to 1942.  I hope to get sound clips of both of these mentions when I find them.

Another famous fan

Over the years we have learned of many famous people who were fans of Vic and Sade.

I found another professed fan - Alec Templeton, the pianist and mimic who had his own show on radio and television.

He was a huge radio fan and claimed Vic and Sade as one of his favorites.

Brainfeebles' arrival, departure

On the right side of the Crazy World website, I added the arrivals of the 2 Brainfeebles and designated when they left the show. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Vic and Sade-infused Catnip: Egress to Oblivion wins award

Filmmaker Jason Willis, who infused his video, Catnip: Egress to Oblivion with Vic and Sade references, was the winner of the 2013 Shorts Audience Award at the recent Sundance Film Festival! 

Way to go, Mr. Willis!  Thanks for representin'.

Vic and Sade #11 in "Favorite Shows"

Recently, "Nostalgia Digest" ran a poll for favorite OTR show:

It's pretty hard to believe that's there's no 21st Precinct or I was a Communist for the FBI on the list and I'm stunned that Our Miss Brooks and The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show could beat out Vic and Sade.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Keith Heltsley's podcast

Keith Heltsley, a major contributor to the Crazy World of Vic and Sade blog, has recently finished a podcast where he and a facsimile of Sarah Cole (another heavy contributor to the blog) discuss their 5 favorite episodes.

It's really worth the time taken to listen to it.

Go here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Looking for news everyday!

Despite the lack of posting here, it's not because I haven't tried.  I look everyday.

I do find trickles of comments from people about the show now and then on other websites.  Those are important to me and I read them; but would they be important to you?  I somehow doubt they would be.

I have been quite thorough in my search for Vic and Sade material and it's not unreasonable to think that I've mined all that has reached the internet.  I have not just used the major web search engines but also PDF search engines.

I use RSS to mine for me as well - I have every base covered that I can cover.

As we know, new stuff becomes available now and then.  I hope we get more Vic and Sade stuff and I am sure we will, eventually.

If there's something you'd like to ask about or talk about, please send me an email or tweet me or do whatever you have to do to get in touch with me.  I MISS VIC AND SADE!

Tricky, dirty Paul Rhymer: Ernie Shatwell

I am always reluctant to bring up the 'dirty' aspect of Paul Rhymer but it wouldn't be much of a Vic and Sade Notebook if I didn't include everything I find.

I actually found this when I first blogged the episode (43-09-20 Fifty Photos of Vic) but I left it alone then.

In that episode, Rhymer created a character named Ernie Shatwell.

'Shat' (a slang word) can be found in the Urban Dictionary.

The word goes back to the 18 century, according to the Etymology Dictionary.

Ernie was mentioned as being from Union Grove.  Union Grove was also the place of what I have referred to as the "sexual picnic" (43-12-09 Winter Picnic Plans.)

So again, there's something about Union Grove, one would think...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mark Twain, Monty Python and Paul Rhymer

I have mentioned on at least a couple of occasions how I feel Vic and Sade took on a persona that seem to be later "copied" by the Monty Python troupe.  (Not literally copied but there was an air of familiarity there to me.  I have seen all of the Python sketches.)

Well, I came across a Mark Twain work this morning that I had never read or heard before, called, "The Stolen White Elephant."

In this episode of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, I found the episode to in many ways resembles the work of the British troupe.  And yes, in some ways, Vic and Sade, because the story is most absurd.

If you are a Vic and Sade fan (and I suspect if you are reading this blog post, you are) you can do no harm by at least listening to this episode (which is very good and quite unusual) and see if you can draw the similarities with Python.  And in doing so, you can perhaps see there is an imaginary line drawn from Twain to Rhymer to Monty Python.

(((HEAR)))  (or download)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hugh Studebaker & Vic and Sade recognition (1942)


Something new about Whitehouse - sort of

Searching through some magazines, I saw something I had missed; the photo below is not new but the phrasing beneath is.  This is from August of 1943:


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bernardine Flynn - 1931

If you come across the September issue of 1931's Radio Guide, you find two photos of Bernardine Flynn, pre-Vic and Sade.

This issue is not available in the vast OTRR storage online.  But keep an eye out if you are a magazine collector.

How to spot a Vic and Sade fan

Think this writer is one?


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Yeah, I was freaked out the other day over spyware... I thought my websites had been altered by Google - and boy was I mad.

I got spyware from JAVA - the first time that's ever happened.  But anyway...

Happy 2013 to you.

Since I had the spyware the other day, I've kind of kicked back and relaxed a bit.  The SPECTACULAR is out and I hope you enjoy all the hard work done by all who are involved in it.

A special thanks to Louie Johnson who provided the video material.

There are a couple more surprises coming today, so keep an eye out.
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