Video Theater 174: I’m the Law: O Solo Mio

Lieutenant Kirby befriends a boy whose father was murdered. Season 1, Episode 14

Original Air Date: May 15, 1953

EP3057: Box 13: Double Right Cross

An old war buddy of Dan’s invites him to watch a fight. When Dan arrives, he finds the fight is over and his friend is accused of throwing the fight.

Original Air Date: January 23, 1948

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Audio Drama Review: Slick Bracer, P.I.

Slick Bracer, P.I. was a 2011 Summer series for Decoder Ring Theatre. Unlike the ongoing Red Panda Adventures and Black Jack Justice, the series was written by Eric Decker.

It starts Peter Nichols as Private Eye Slick Bracer and features a soundtrack and feel that places it in the late 1970s or early 1980s as opposed to the more golden age setting of the two regular series. It featured Christopher Mott as the extremely stereotypical Detective McGillicuddy.

In many ways, the series does feel a lot like the Sid Guy, Private Eye series with its comedic send-up of detective tropes. It’s not quite as adept. While it does sound like the actors were having fun, this doesn’t work quite as well.

Each episode tends to rely on running gags, most of which weren’t that funny the first time. Every episode, Slick’s secretary tells a caller that’s “Slick’s not there” however her words slur together into “Slick snot.” And Slick gets furious about it. Every single episode.

I did enjoy the last episode, “Slick Bracer and the Perils of Public Radio.” It did seem to be written with a lot of knowledge of the subject, which led to some funny jokes and even a nice running gag about a coffee mug.

Overall, this was not good, but it did have its moments.
Rating: 2.25 out of 5

You can listen to Slick Bracer, Private Eye on the Decoder Ring Theatre website.

EP3056: Dragnet: The Big Talk

Jack Webb

An out of town watch salesman reports being robbed of his entire case.

Original Air Date: March 22, 1955
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EP3055: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Story of the Big Red Schoolhouse

Edmond O'Brien

Johnny goes to investigate irregularities in the construction of a new High School to arrive to find it in flames.

Original Air Date: April 4, 1950

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