In this revisiting of one of our early podcast episodes, Keith includes his thoughts on a favorite story arc. He then moves on to look at some character traits of Lum and Abner, and a few recurring story themes.
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Lum has shared his idea about starting a picture show. He and Abner try to find a building to use that meets the requirements of a movie house. They need a slanted floor, and a place to project the movie that is up high. Abner gets side tracked by talking about making shadow animals. Abner also gets confused by the concept of taking tickets.
Lum is concerned about the lost sales they are missing out on until the place can open. Abner is confused on the idea of the lost money of those potential sales. Lum even tells how customers will save money on gas by not having to drive to the county seat to see a show. Abner, of course gets confused on the idea of saving money in this way as well.
Fortunately, Dick Huttleston comes into the Jottem Down store to break up the arguement. Dick agrees to rent his old cotton warehouse to them for their picture show. It won’t even cost them much at all.
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Note: To enjoy this episode, without the added comments by Keith, visit: Lum and Abner – How To Operate A Picture Show. 350529.