Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sade helps the sponsor

Sade finds a way to buy a Sunbeam Mixmaster.  This episode has been re-done, and some dialog has been added: 39-03-10 Sade – A Slick Operator

Parting is such sweet sorrow

Uncle Fletcher hits the road and the episode, 40-09-17 Uncle Fletcher Unexpectedly Departs gets some dialog and makeover.

More E-Z slippers

40-10-14 E-Z Slippers has been totally re-done, with some goodies added (a partial script, a photo and an article).

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Full script for "Vic's Bottom Drawer"...

44-01-04 Vic's Bottom Dresser Drawer Violated

Partial dialogue and full synopsis for "Sade Smashes..."

41-01-09 Sade Smashes Mis' Applerot's Wrist-Watch

Partial dialogue and full synopsis for "Tree Surgeons"

41-03-03 Rush and Uncle Fletcher, Tree Surgeons

Partial dialogue and full synopsis for "Soup Delivery Boy"

41-01-16 Hot Soup Delivery Boy

Script added for "Weigh Machine"

 43-12-01 B. B. Baugh and the 10-Cent Store Weigh-Machine

Lodge Cowboy Hat re-worked

I've got a partial script and a more-in-depth synopsis for 42-12-17 Vic and the Cowboy Lodge Hat, which I've reworked.

If you enjoy the 'hat' episodes, you should really like this one.

Don't miss this one

41-07-10 Bring Your Figures

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Giant improvement/solid script

Looking through this ''treasure box'' of scripts and additional dialogue, I am amazed at what I find.

An example is episode 41-07-10 Bring Your Figures, which previously had very short notes:

But after looking at the full script, I've found something very solid, bordering on the classic.  I can't wait to show it you tomorrow!

World gone loco?

32-08-03 Strawberries and Baseball  - Sade acts like a kid, Vic calls Sade, ''Baby'', Rush wants to shave -- has the world gone loco?

Monday, December 22, 2014

The bad thing about notes

Check this out...
Above were the original notes I had on this very early episode.

I read the full script just now and find it really isn't about shaving at all!

Anyway, I'll correct and change things and upload the script tommorow.

Flippin' streetcars

The episode: 39-07-17 Rush is Reprimanded for Flipping Streetcars gets a complete overhaul and a script!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Vic and Sade and the CBS News

Episode 36-12-17 Sade Goes Christmas Shopping told the story of WW I truce around Christmas of 1914; CBS News looked back on the event as well.

Rush's other intimate conversation

Recognize this?:
 Rush: I'm fourteen. Uh-huh. Yeah, first year. Hundred an' eleven pounds stripped. Five feet three inches. Eyes? Blue. Hair? I part it on the side.
Telephone call with the Hinks?  Nope.

An episode about nuttin'

Now, completely re-worked, and with script, 43-11-25 Fletcher's All Dressed-Up.

Monday, December 15, 2014


New script and details

41-12-09 Hank Appointed Lodge's Best-Looking Man now has a script and everything online has been re-worked.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A busy week

It looks like there will be new entry and script tomorrow and hopefully some more stuff this week.  This week, though, will be much busier for me than next week.  Sorry for the recent lack of activity.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


The episode 43-12-27 Invoice Preparations now has a very short audio commentary by PQ Ribber.

The episode 43-11-24 Vic Brings Home A High-Crown Cowboy Hat, has been re-worked and also a full script has been added.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

An Anthony Doherty story

Yesterday, I found this:

I contacted Mr. Doherty and he wrote back...

Thank you! I don't remember ever seeing this clip, but I do remember the occasion. My mother had a role in a story sequence on the Tom Mix afternoon serial. Of course to me at that age that was a far greater thing than V&S: listening to Tom Mix and the other shows for kids was part of my after-school agenda. So that day not only did I get to see Tom Mix  broadcast and meet the cast (Tom Mix was played by Curley Bradley and Leo Curley was his sidekick sheriff), I discovered that another favorite program, Captain Midnight, was done in the adjoining studio, so my joy was complete. Both shows were on the Mutual Network, from the WGN studios in the Tribune Tower.

Tom Mix was broadcast live twice, to accommodate different parts of the network. That was a fairly common practice back then, before magnetic tape was widely used. At one time V&S was broadcast both on NBC and CBS. I remember my mother telling me that the cast and Paul Rhymer has a standing reservation for a limo to get them from the Merchandise Mart to the Wrigley Building every day. At any rate, there was an interval of, I think, 45 minutes between the two Tom Mix broadcasts, with nothing going on. That's when I met the organist, who showed me how the Hammond organ worked. Then I was allowed to play it up until they began to get ready for the second broadcast. 

That did lead to two years of piano lessons (I wasn't very diligent about practicing). Later on in junior high school I learned to play the tuba, sort of, and in high school switched to double bass. It was only after a hitch in the Navy and a couple of other things that I got to college, eventually as a music major, and got a degree in composition. I did study organ some at that time, but my professional focus became composing and conducting, the latter mostly choral. And that's where I am today. But that encounter with the Hammond organ was certainly a starting point.


Episode 44-04-10 Back Porch Small Talk was missing 4 script pages.  I just found 2 more...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

350+ articles

There are now more than 350 articles in the Print Media site.

Mr. Brainfeeble knows

There's a very good chance that Carl Kroenke was the first - or perhaps second - radio's 'The Shadow'.

For much more, read this.

A little Jimbo magic

Odds of finding a Kroenke (Chuck Brainfeeble) bio are ZERO.
Lots of +new+ articles at the Print Media site now and if I find more, I'll add them.

A funny script

42-09-07 Kansas Expulsion Assignment

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Behind the scenes

While  I haven't been posting like a crazy man lately, that doesn't mean I'm bereft of website ''doins.''  Ive been busier than most, but you fail to see my activities.  I won't go through all I've done, but you may look up something and notice some additions.

I am also adding more to the Print and Media site.

New episodes and script additions will come shortly.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A new book

Peoria Stories: Tales from the Illinois Heartland, is a new book about Peoria and Central Illinois.  Google claims Vic and Sade are at least mentioned.  Someone yell at me if you've read it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mis' Crowe has been busy!

Mis' Crowe brings us two new commentaries and transcripts...
41-01-24 Boss Waits in the Car
41-02-03 Wallpapering at Midnight 
And don't miss her piece, Vic and Sade and Oscar Wilde — Simpatico
All fans of Vic and Sade should appreciate Mis' Crowe's insight and hard work!
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