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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vic and Sadecast 044 – Appelrot Shoves Sade Around (10/8/17)

sade (21:27) Rush has empathy for Sade, who’s been shoved around by Mis’ Appelrot. Guest Shambles Constant gives us all the juicy details.

Examine this episode more closely: 40-xx-xx Mis’ Appelrot Rearranges the Furniture

“Vic and Sade” was written by Paul Rhymer.

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posted by Jimbo at 1:53 am filed in Oct17,Shambles  


  1. This resembles the emotionally-frail Sade of 1932 rather than 1940. I like to think this was just Sade having a bad day rather than Sade actually being submissive or beat down by Appelrot. (By the way, ‘Appelrot’ is the spelling in the scripts).

    There is natural animosity between the two women as Appelrot used to be the head of the Thimble Club – later, Sade won the election. Thanks, Shambles for such a great show!

    Comment by Jimbo — October 8, 2017 @ 1:58 am

  2. Episodes like this make me wonder whether “Vic & Sade” is properly categorized as a comedy. (This is not a criticism, by the way; it’s a good episode.) The only thing funny I can find in this episode is the name Appelrot, but such twistedly descriptive names occur even in real life, for example Bill Idelson plays the Gooks’ adopted idle son — which is not to say Rush is lazy, just that we only hear from him during his idle hours at home. During those times he either tries to be supportive and helpful, as he does here, or he tries to be entertaining, as when he reads aloud from some absurd Third Lieutenant Stanley adventure. When present, Vic also attempts to entertain the others with his witty remarks and stories of his absurdly-named acquaintances. I don’t think we can point to these absurd names as proof that this is a comedy, however, because in many cases we only have Vic’s word for it that these are their actual names, and Vic cannot be trusted to use people’s actual names, since he often refers to Rush and Sade with names that are manifestly not their own.

    So my own view is that “Vic & Sade” is not a comedy; it is slice-of-life fiction about realistic people who often entertain each other using their own comedic routines. As to why they would go to such lengths, I would point out that while they do go to movies, this is before TV and as far as I can tell they don’t have a radio. Since they were not bombarded by entertainment every waking moment, they developed the skills to provide their own. But they knew when to drop the comedy routines and help each other out in serious ways, as in this particular episode.

    Comment by Dave in Kentucky — October 8, 2017 @ 10:27 am

  3. Well said. As a matter of fact, I’d like to use that on my Crazy World website – is that cool?

    Comment by Jimbo — October 8, 2017 @ 11:01 am

  4. Certainly! Very cool, in fact I’m honored.

    Comment by Dave in Kentucky — October 8, 2017 @ 11:24 am

  5. Nice. It’s now on my Research site and at the Crazy World too (under the episode in question).

    Comment by Jimbo — October 8, 2017 @ 11:57 am

  6. Great thoughts.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — October 9, 2017 @ 9:50 am

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