Who needs that many pillows? What’s that smell? No, not the corpse, I mean the really bad smell. Why would anyone intentionally make a candle smell like that? Listen and find out!
“Pillow Falk,” episode 42 of This Gun in My Hand, was fluffed and molded by Rob Northrup. This episode and all others are available on Youtube with automatically-generated closed captions of dialog. Visit http://ThisGuninMyHand.blogspot.com for credits, show notes, information on how to subscribe, and to buy my books. What’s warm and emits a comforting fragrance? This Gun in My Hand!
1. One of the gimmicky characters from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was a humanoid skunk named Stinkor. A horrible fragrance was added to the plastic as the figure was molded. Collectors say that even thirty years later, the dolls still smell. What did they use to achieve the timeless stench? Patchouli oil.
2. Det. O’Davenport’s Irish accent is partly inspired by Mike Axford in the Green Hornet radio show. Axford seems to be comic relief, and one of those almost-vaudeville era bits where just doing an Irish or Italian or Swedish accent somehow amounted to comedy. See also Chico Marx.
The opening and middle transitional music clips were from The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950), and the closing music was from Killer Bait (1949), both films in the public domain. Most of the music and sound effects used in the episode are modified or incomplete versions of the originals.