Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe

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Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe
EP by The Firesign Theatre
Released 1979
Genre Comedy
Length 12:00
Label Rhino
Producer The Firesign Theatre: Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, Philip Proctor
The Firesign Theatre chronology
Just Folks . . . A Firesign Chat
Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe
Fighting Clowns
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide 1.5/4 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe is an EP by The Firesign Theatre. It was released in 1979 by Rhino Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Episode 1"
  2. "Episode 2"
  3. "Episode 3"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Episode 4"
  2. "Episode 5" [3]

Detailed track information and commentary[edit]

These five short radio episodes chronicle a new adventure of "Nick Danger: Third Eye", a character introduced on side two of the group's 1969 album, How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All. The story involves Nick Danger's attempt to find out what has happened to his missing left shoe. The plot thickens as he quickly discovers that everyone's left shoe is missing. Each episode begins with a traditional old-time radio style introduction by an announcer with an organ in the background and each show also includes a commercial parody (including commercials for "Ma Rainey's wholesome moleskin cookies" and "Gerald Ford commemorative cheese flags"). Besides Nick Danger himself, some of the other regular Nick Danger characters appear, including Lt. Bradshaw, Nancy, and Rocky Rococo.

Issues and reissues[edit]

This album was issued simultaneously on LP and Cassette.

  • Rhino RNEP 506 [3]
  • Rhino RNC 506


These five episodes were produced as a pilot for a projected daily "Nick Danger" radio series similar to the daily Chicken Man series which aired on WCFL in Chicago in the late 1960s.


  1. ^ Smith, Ronald L. The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide. Iola: Krause, 1996.
  2. ^ Carruthers, Sean. Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe at AllMusic. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Firesign Theatre. Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe. Rhino Records, 1979.

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