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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hey Everybody, it’s Jimbo! – 164 Ten Random Two Minute Clips from Vic and Sade (4/12/17)

ons_fb_group (20:33) The other day, in the tremendous (if I may say so) ONS Central podcast I mentioned that you could probably take 2 minute clips of random “Vic and Sade” episodes and find ‘genius’. I’m not sure if I said those words exactly, but I pretty much said that.

So I sat down and picked 10 random episodes of “Vic and Sade”. It just so happens that 8 of 10 of these are from 1939 and 1940. But again, it was random. Then I chose 2 minute segments out of each.

Five of the episodes I chose the time segment 2 minutes to 4 minutes. The remaining episodes, I chose clips from the 3 minute to 5 minute mark.

Can ‘genius’ be found?

CLIP 1: 40-01-09 Boys Copy Numbers Sade Tells Gossip // CLIP 2: 44-06-16 Piercing Blue Eyes // CLIP 3: 41-04-04 Dinner Invitation Withdrawn // CLIP 4: 39-11-21 Smelly Clark Solicits Gifts // CLIP 5: 39-01-02 Lodge Regalia Out On Loan // CLIP 6: 1939 Letter to Walter // CLIP 7: 40-05-03 Engine Cab Ride to Chicago // CLIP 8: 39-04-03 Rush Draws List of Acquaintances // CLIP 9: 39-09-xx Mr Gumpox Offers Sade A Stall // CLIP 10: 40-07-13 Short Bio of Little Dipper

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“Vic and Sade” was created and written by Paul Rhymer. For all your “Vic and Sade” needs, visit Jimbo’s The Crazy World of Vic and Sade series of websites.

posted by Jimbo at 9:14 am filed in Apr17,Jimbo  


  1. Wonderful. I laughed like a horse. Genius? Sure looks like it. Question: is there any place where one might hear “Would That These Pale Hands Chrysanthemums Might Gather.”?

    Comment by Garry M. — June 20, 2017 @ 6:02 pm

  2. Garry! So glad you made it here.

    Well, the song is mentioned in at least 2 scripts. 1 script I have but not the other. Neither is available in audio.

    However, it probably stems from this song: which has also been mentioned and is a real song. Imagine and Vic and Rush singing something like that. 🙂

    Comment by Jimbo — June 21, 2017 @ 3:12 am

  3. Too bad. I was thinking of the Ray Bradbury essay where he calls it “that sappy song sung more than thirty years ago by father and son on the radio show.” I wonder if his memory was playing him false, or if they really did sing it often enough that he could learn it, to sing it back to Bill years later. I guess it’s too good of a story to have to be true, too. I love Rhymer’s long-winded titles for things, and I think the “Shalimar” melody could be made to fit. Thanks. (Great new stuff on the blog, BTW.)

    Comment by Garry M. — June 21, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

  4. Well just because I KNOW of only 2 instances doesn’t mean there weren’t many more. (For instance, we know like5 instances of YY Flirch getting hit by a fast passenger train, yet I’m certain there were at least twice as many). The Vic+Rush singing lodge songs made quite an impact and was mentioned by Idelson in an audio interview, was mentioned in at least 1 fan mail, 1 book Foreward, 1 magazine article and no telling where else… So it either had tremendous impact or was done often enough for people to hear it (or both).

    Comment by Jimbo — June 22, 2017 @ 12:04 pm

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