Monday, April 30, 2018
Candy Matson (Yukon 28209)
The blog known as Comics, Old Time Radio & Other Cool Stuff selected one of my all-time favorite radio shows as one of its recent Friday's Favorite OTR: Candy Matson: "San Juan Batista." The full title of the show was Candy Matson, Yukon-28209, with the latter part of the title representing the heroine's telephone number. The shows always started with a phone ringing, and Candy answering "Hello, Yukon 28209. . . . Yes, this is Candy Matson." Candy was a former dancer/model/showgirl who became a private investigator in San Francisco. Voiced by Natalie Masters (above), Candy solved crimes while exchanging witty, rapid fire dialogue with her pal Rembrandt Watson, and her eventual beau, SFPD Detective Ray Mallard. The dialogue is one of the reasons this show is one of my favorites. In one episode, while Mallard and Rembrandt are bantering about with increasingly bad puns, Candy sighs something to the effect of "Who writes this corny dialogue?" Aside from the obvious joke, the actual writer was Natalie Masters' husband, Marty Masters.