It’s 3 o’clock in the Gook home, and uncle Fletcher tells Sade about his day long trip riding with Mr Gumpox on his garbage wagon. The conversation meanders through people uncle Fletcher knows, then Vic comes home to join the conversation. Vic is in a feisty mood, and he shows off his windfall of having 50 photos of himself. Not studio quality images, but he’s still proud of them nonetheless. Even if he has his mouth open in them.
Uncle Fletcher is amazed that all 50 copies of the negative are all the same, but Sade is upset that Vic had to pay for the pictures.
- Uncle Fletcher complained about having to sit on a board on top of Mr. Gumpox’s wagon. Sade says she has an old cushion that says, “My name is Howard T. McWilliamson” on it.
- Charlie Husher is seen outside playing; in this episode he is 6 years old. In a previous episode in 1941, he was 3 years old meaning that while he was growing up, Rush stayed at the same age of 14 years old.
- Uncle Fletcher tells the story of Martin Jordle (he and his wife Alvira are already mentioned in the Character section – you may remember Alvira as having signed a paper and after that Martin was thrown in prison for 40 years.) In this episode however, Uncle Fletcher says he tried to invent a violin you play by mouth. He and his wife have the following children: Marvin, Carolyn, Eva, George, Thomas, Richard and Pauline. The whole family ran barefoot and carried a baked apple from Kingston to Dekalb, Illinois in 6 minutes!
- For the first time in the surviving series, Vic calls Uncle Fletcher, “Doctor Sleech”; Uncle Fletcher thinks Vic says, “Hector Speech.”
- In passing, Vic utters, “Ish Kabibble.” Kabibble was a real fellow (although that was his stage name.) He was comedian and musician in vaudeville, radio, movie and television.
- Not only did Vic have 50 photos taken of himself with his mouth open but so did his co-worker, Lolita Dereanzy. He bought 12 of her photos and she bought 12 of his. It was not said if she was going to be in the magazine too but we can suspect she was.
- Here’s a list of people Uncle Fletcher mentions in this episode:
Harry Hunch from Dixon, Bert Doofer from Cordova, Roy Dejectedly from Dixon, Ernie Shatwell from Union Grove, Anabell Urch from Kofax, Myrtle McStalt from Cropsey, Henry Ichfeed from Winona. All of these are first time mentions along with the aforementioned Marvin, Carolyn, Eva, George, Thomas, Richard and Pauline Jordle.
- Vic mentions three new people:
Doctor Keevy (his dentist), B.B. Baugh, E.W. Smith and Arnie Klingenberg.
–Trivia provided by Jimbo, as found at: The Crazy World of Vic and Sade.
PS: If anyone is curious about Ish Kabibble, you could check out my shows by : Kaye Kaiser. During the war years, Ish Kabibble was part of Kaye Kaisers band, and appears often in those shows. He also makes occasional appearances in the Command Performance shows as well.