Do you ever wonder who chose the scripts for the Mary Frances Rhymer book?
Follow along here. It's 1972. People are starving for material from the collection you own - the collection of scripts you can choose from to write a book.
You decide to write a book (that is, all you pretty much have to do is pick out a bunch of scripts and put them in a book). That's pretty easy, because your husband was Paul Rhymer. He wrote the best radio show ever.
So, all you have to do in order to sell bazillions of books is to pick out 30 or so great scripts. I'll say it again - that's pretty easy, because your husband was Paul Rhymer. He wrote the best radio show ever.
That book came out in 1972 when there was very, very little information about the show floating around. Here it is, 43 years later and we many scripts at our beck and call - just like Mary Frances Rhymer did. Except she had anything and everything to choose from - thousands more than we have.
So, you sit down and you start choosing scripts to put into a book. Certainly while reading these scripts you must be thinking - I'm going to choose the very best of these! Right?
How in then world do you put 35-01-01 New Year's Day - Rush Has Three Jobs in there? It's not horrible, but it's not special. Half of the book is like that. Quaint. Rhymeresque. Some are very different than what we are used to. But are they the 30 scripts that tell you what kind of a radio show we all love? Are they 30 of the best scripts?
The fact is, there really are some wonderful scripts in her book. But what makes you squash your eyebrows is where are all the scripts that should be there and aren't? Did whoever choose the scripts ever listen to the show?