A special guest helps to introduce today’s feature. Kev in Zerbe from Zerbinator.wordpress.com shares his knowledge of the Whistler. The Retrobots help move the discussion along, do their part to keep things interesting, and even get to pick the feature.
As we discuss the influences of the Whistler, it’s sponsor, the voices of the Whistler, and more, the Retrobots find some extra clips to show that the Whistler even had a sense of humor.
Today’s feature: Lucky Night.
A miserly couple who run a boarding house, today we might call them slumlords, pinch pennies at the sacrifice of keeping the rooms in decent repair. When they witness a tenant get run over in a hit and run accident, they rush to his Side to find his body, and a jacket filled with bundles of cash.
What do they do? Leave the body, take the cash, and return to their apartment, hoping nobody saw them. Someone does indeed see them. At least he sees them return to the boarding house. The tenant is suspicious, but can’t quite put his finger on why his miserly landlords are so paranoid.
Where did the cash come from? A bank robbery? Is there danger in keeping the bills, or should the landlords return it to the authorities? Well, the Whistler knows the answer to those questions, and especially in the twist of poetic justice that our heartless misers are destined to receive.
Note: In today’s feature, Joseph Kearns is the miser who gets his just deserts, but he was known to fill in from time to time as the voice of the Whistler.