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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Vic and Sadecast 040 – Shake Hands with R.J. Konk (10/4/17)

ronkvic (21:26) Vic has a chance to be in a composite photograph with the beloved, messiah-like R.J. Konk, the founder of the Sacred Stars of the Milky Way. Will Vic outlast the ridicule and money problem Sade that besets him?

Examine this episode more closely: 40-10-xx Shake Hands With R.J. Konk

“Vic and Sade” was written by Paul Rhymer.

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posted by Jimbo at 3:37 am filed in Jimbo,Oct17  


  1. It seems that a lot of OTR denizens were obsessed with lodges. Amos ‘n’ Andy had the Mystic Knights of the Sea (whence, apparently, came George Stevens’ title of “Kingfish”). Mel Blanc had the Benevolent Order of Loyal Zebras (“Ugga-ugga-boo, ugga-boo-boo-ugga!”). On “The Life of Riley”, Chester was in the BPLA (Brooklyn Patriots of Los Angeles) and Digger O’Dell was in a huge number of organizations all beginning with U.E.P. (“Undertakers, Embalmers, and Pallbearers” fill-in-the-blank). And I’m sure there are many more that escape me right now.

    Before I forget it, I’ve been meaning to ask you whether Vic and Sade had theme music. All the episodes I have heard just begin with the narrator speaking. Did it never have theme music, or was it stripped off later for copyright or other reasons? (Along with the commercials?) I have some other shows in my collection with no musical intro. (The Perry Mason series sponsored by Tide, for one. Wondered about that one as well.)

    Comment by Dave — October 4, 2017 @ 10:25 am

  2. Ozzie Nelson had a lodge in Adv of Ozzie and Harriet and Fibber McGee (Elks club) in Fibber McGee and Molly…

    The music you hear in my podcast is the music used in the real Vic and Sade show, although I play in 4/4 time here while the original is a waltz (3/4 time). I actually like the waltz better but I was just fooling around when I recorded this. Someday soon I will record a 3/4 version.

    There is the music and many Crisco commercials in many surviving episodes and you can find them HERE. Here is an example of a show with theme and commercial.

    I have removed the commercials and music at my site because it just makes it easier all the way around *for me*. Some people enjoy the commercials etc., I’m not one of those people. 🙂

    I appreciate you listening and commenting on the show, it keeps my blood pumping.

    Comment by Jimbo — October 4, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

  3. I think Fibber was also affiliated with the “Rotowantis” Club, which I figure they got by combining the names of the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.

    Wow, you’re musical as well! Nice to meet another Renaissance Man. I played in bands at a couple of different stages of my life. As a matter of fact, my earliest contact with a lodge was when my teenage rock band got a gig at the local Moose Lodge. Turned out they preferred country to rock ‘n’ roll, so we had to fake it kind of like in that Blues Brothers movie. Only other time I was at a lodge was when I was invited to bowl at the Elks Club, which had a two-lane bowling alley.

    Comment by Dave — October 4, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

  4. Hey Dave, you might get a kick out of my episode where I play songs I wrote about Vic and Sade.

    Comment by Jimbo — October 4, 2017 @ 2:53 pm

  5. I wonder if the fascination with lodges might represent the then status quo, society’s relationship with the folly of men of the day. Previous generations would not have had the free income, leisure time to afford such luxuries. Just as we now in post-2000’s endless joke about and make mention of the young peoples “hipster” or “SJW” mentality if becomes a signal to represent the difference between the old status quo and the new urban, working-class wealth of time and money. It would be a humorous wink and nod that the entire audience would have some opinion of and thus be a great opportunity for a common shorthand, that could say a lot and provide a rich level character setting with great efficiency.

    These type of organizations would not have been possible without the urban/suburban middle class. Would not exist among farmers or other pre-industrial populations.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — October 9, 2017 @ 10:10 am

  6. All true but Hank – and in 1946 a man known as “Sweet Corn” – are often thrown out of the lodge for not paying their dues. In the case of Hank, it probably happened at least twice a year, but I can’t prove that is the case. Until 1944, Hank never worked any place for more a day or two. It seems pretty apparent that Hank’s lodge dues were paid for by one Victor R. Gook and THIS was the reason why Hank was always owing Vic money. Seems that every so often Vic would just tire of this and demand payment – or perhaps simply ENJOYED throwing him out of the lodge. I go for the latter.

    Comment by Jimbo — October 9, 2017 @ 11:33 am

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