Vic and Sade

Airing in 1932, Vic and Sade featured the petty bickering of Victor and Sade Gook, (played by Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn) with their son Rush (Billy Idelson) occasionally playing a small part. It was written by the prodigiously gifted Paul Rhymer in a lyrical colloquial style, not unlike P.G. Wodehouse.  Listen to outdated fights over things like free coal or what style of hat (the Baltimore Banker) Vic should buy. Hear expressions like  “faster than you could choke Billy Patterson” or “just sitting here with our teeth in our mouths.” All of the action and an entire towns’ worth of memorable characters, like Smelly Clark and Blue-tooth Johnson, were only realized through the dialogue (mostly complaints) of the Gook family.

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3 Responses to “Vic and Sade”

  1. machosteakjet Says:

    I listened to the episode “Decoration Day Parade”. I like it when he gets extremely pissed and calls the mayor “fathead”. Twice.

    This show is like listening to talking potato narrate a Congressional hearing through a burlap sack. In a good way.

  2. You should listen to my favorite- Two Tons of Coal or Mr. Gumpox offers Sade a Stall. Those are great and have better sound quality.

  3. machosteakjet Says:

    Those are like getting a magical bamboo message. They even pay off with a happy ending! They’re so weird I like them!

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