Uncle Fletcher and Sade sit in the next room while Dottie reads a personal letter. Peals of laughter from Dottie indicate there’s good news from back home, but uncle Fletcher can’t understand why the news rates Dotties enthusiasstic responces. Put simply, Dottie’s laughter drives uncle Fletcher nuts, and all he wants to know is how soon she’ll be leaving.
Uncle Fletcher tries to distract both himself and Sade while they wait by telling a few stories about people he knows, but Dottie keeps breaking in with her loud manner of laughing. All that laughing, it isn’t getting on Sade’s nerves just a little bit, is it? She’s just too nice to say anything, but I think she’s wearing down.
Note: Jimbo Mason has this to say.
his is the first episode where the Gooks begin being invaded with real people rather than just the stories about them.
You’ll find that Dottie is by far the worst of the lot. She’s so annoying that Uncle Fletcher seems afraid to talk. She’s so annoying that her laugh (from another room) is so loud that it interrupts conversations.
There is a bright side. Firstly, there are only a few more episodes where Dottie shows up, all in the next few episodes – then she disappears.
Secondly, not all of the other “new” characters are quite so ridiculous and annoying. As a matter of fact, they are used as little as possible (for the most part) and are just there to help supplant the loss of Vic (who will return soon) and Rush (during this period of the show, Bill Idelson is in the Navy but will return to the series later.)