A special production where Keith holds a roundtable style discussion on Vic and Sade. Participants are Sara Cole, a fan of old time radio, and Jimbo Mason from the Crazy World of Vic and Sade. Jim operates several blogs that he llinks to from the Crazy World site, and Sara is a blogger as well, check out what she has to say at Old Zorah’s Pew.
We talk about how we came to find Vic and Sade, and a little of how we each became fans of old time radio dramas. Also the exceptional staying power of shows on the radio, some spanning decades, compared to TV shows which seem to only last a handful of years at best.
Most often even a short run series has a team of writers in the creative staff, where Paul Rhimer was the sole writer for Vic and Sade. We discuss what some of his writing style included, and the humor he incorporated into the show. Personality traits of Sade, Vic, and uncle Fletcher are touched on, along with their sometimes extreme behavior. Though they can be obsessive, or backwards, they are still so normal in their behavior.
In the Elkskin Shoelaces 440607, we find Sade taking a short break from her housework, enjoying the quiet day, and the warm sunshine. She offers a listening ear when Uncle Fletcher arrives with a serious problem. He’s having his elkskin shoelaces replaced, a feat that seems to border on wrestling aligators, milking rattlesnakes, or juggling nitro glicerine, or some other dangerous deed that requires a delicate balance of hazards and finesse.
In the Lunges are Coming 440609, Sade gets a postcard with word that guests are going to stop by. She has only a matter of hours, maybe only minutes before they arrive. Enlisting the napping Vic, and Russel into house cleaning chores of all kinds, Sade is determined to not be caught slacking in presenting a spotless house. To make matters more extreme, all the hustle and bustle is for people they don’t even know, and won’t be there for more than a few minutes. Gotta keep up appearances, doncha know.
None today, the roundtable lasts for roughly 30 minutes, followed by the two episodes of our heros, Vic and Sade which combine for roughly another 30 minutes. Long, but worth giving a listen.
PS: if you would like to participate in a future roundtable discussion, all you have to do is drop me a line. Use the email form on my Contact Page, and I’ll give you all the details. The conference call is done through Skype, so if you’re on Skype it won’t be any trouble at all. If you’re not on Skype, it’s still no problem, and easy to do.