Sacred Stars of the Milky Way
01/02/39 - Lodge Regalia Out on Loan - (VS390102)
Vic needs his lodge regalia for a special meeting, but is upset when he finds that the various items have been loaned out all over town.
05/11/39 - Overnight Guests - (VS390511)
Vic returns from his lodge meeting to discover that, in Sades absence, Rush has provided sleeping accomodations for various individuals.
02/16/41 - Manual for Wives of Skybrothers; Wives Rule Book - (VS410216)
Sade gets worked up over the mail order offer she receives from lodge headquarters to sell her Homer U. McDancys Wifes Rule Book; a guide for the wives of Skybrothers.
06/04/41 - Grand Old Lodge Lady - (VS410604)
Sade is named "Grand Old Lodge Lady" but Vic tries to keep the news from her.
c.1942 - Lodge Speech Rehearsal - (VS420LSR)
Vic practices his speech for ejecting Hank Gutstop from the lodge for unpaid dues with Rush while Sade makes fun of the ritual.
09/15/42 - Letter from H K Fleeber; Forward March - (VS420915)
Vic receives a letter from H K Fleeber describing his plan for reorganizing the lodges All Star Marching Team by having regular practices.
01/04/43 - Honorary Titles For Sale - (VS430104)
Vic considers buying one of the honorary titles being offered for sale by the Grand Lodge to add status to his business cards.
01/07/43 - Fred Might Join Lodge - (VS430107)
Vic gets upset over Freds cavalier attitude towards lodge membership; Uncle Fletcher has trouble getting a word in edgewise.
01/23/43 - Telephone Call from the Hinks - (VS430123)
The Hinks call long distance to share the news of Birty and Dirtys initiation into the Sacred Stars.
07/12/43 - Lodge Regalia - (VS430712)
Vic is furious to learn that Gumpox the garbageman is wearing full lodge regalia as he collects the garbage.
07/23/43 - Lodge Robe Alterations - (VS430723)
Vic insults Uncle Fletchers sense of balance and then asks if Mis' Keller can alter his robe to conform with the new style for 1944.
10/26/43 - Honorary Lodge Member; Pom Pom Cordova - (VS431026)
Russell reads from a "3rd Lt. Clinton Stanley" book and Vic tells Sade how Pom Pom came to become an honorary member of the lodge.
04/19/44 - B.B. Baugh, The Dentists Friend - (VS440419)
Vic decides that he needs to intercede on behalf of his lodge brothers when B.B. Baugh comes up with a scheme for getting his younger brothers dental practice off to a rousing start.
05/01/44 - Lodge Holiday Home Visits - (VS440501)
The Grand Lodge comes up with a scheme for saving holiday hotel expenses.
11/26/45 - Expelling Sweetcorn McBlock from the Lodge - (VS451126)
Vic has the task of expelling Sweetcorn from the lodge for failing to pay his dues.
12/07/45 - Sacred Star Convention (Final Show of the Revival Series) - (VS451207)
Sade, Mis' Harris and Uncle Fletcher discuss the strange things going on in Donahues attic and Vic can barely contain his excitement when Hunky J. Sponger calls to tell him that his lodge will host the Sacred Stars convention in May.
07/04/46 - The Banjo and the Marching Band; The Lodge Parade; Womens Auxiliary - (VS460704)
Sade is resistant to joining the lodge auxillary when she learns the parade assignment it entails, but strikes a deal with Vic.
08/01/46 - A Visit From El Vogel Drum - (VS460801)
Vic is excited to be getting a visit from the lodges Grand Nomadic Sentinal who Uncle Fletcher MAY be confusing with a bum.
c.1957 - New Lodge Catalog - (VS570NLC)
Sade gets annoyed over the arrival of yet another catalog from the Grand Lodge while Vic tries to explain/defend the value of the policemans outfit advertised. Soundtrack is from the only known extant television episode.
c.1957 - New Lodge Catalog
A video copy of a kinescope recording from WNBQ-TV, Chicago. It stars Art Van Harvey, Bernadine Flynn and Eddie Gillilan (as Rush).
Episode descriptions by Rick Schrage mirrored from geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/8546/otr.htm
Photo : NBC promotional. Also see : Barbara Schwarz, Friends of Vic and Sade 7232 N. Keystone Ave. Lincolnwood, IL 60646.
Art Van Harvey as Victor R. Gook, Bernadine Flynn as Sade Gook, Clarence Hartzell
as Uncle Fletcher and Bill Idelson as Rush Gook. The show also included longtime announcer, Bob Brown.
Victor R. Gook was a "Sky Brother" in the Sacred Stars of the Milky Way lodge on the long-running NBC radio show, Vic and Sade. Paul Rhymer (b. 1905) wrote over 3,600 15-minute episodes of the show from June 29, 1932 until September 29, 1944. Unfortunately many of the episodes have been lost but of those known, eighteen featured some aspect of Vic Gooks lodge. Not a fraternity, the lodge was known to initiate both men and women.