Chat Archive 1/27/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for January 27, 2020

The Black Camel

The Green Hornet (Chapter 4)

angel & fox
Len Freeman
Mike n Rachel in DC

Rush has joined this room

MIke n Rachel in DC has joined this room

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hi Rush!

Rush: Hello, Mike…and Rachel!

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush: How are you doing tonight?

Matt1: Hello Rush and M & R!

Rush: Hello, Matt!


MIke n Rachel in DC: Hey Matt

MIke n Rachel in DC: We’re doing well. First day of school for Mike…so far so good. 🙂

Rush: Good, Mike!

Cdirus has joined this room

Matt1: Hello CD!

Rush: Matt, will you be away next Monday night?

Rush: Good evening, CD!


Matt1: Yes, sorry….I will be at a dinner

Cdirus: Hi Matt, Rush and M&R!

Rush: Dinners are good! Enjoy!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hi CD. Good to see you.

Rush: How are you tonight, CD?

Matt1: Mondays are my escape, but I do what I need to do

Rush: Me too, Matt…me too… 🙂

Cdirus: Doing OK, hoping I don’t get the flu

Rush: I hope you don’t get that, either!

Matt1: I will stop in later or Tuesday morning and copy the Chat for you

Rush: Okay…

hounder has joined this room

Cdirus: Hi Hounder!

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

hounder: hi rush mnr rush and cd

Rush: I will try to get it copied LATE on Monday night when we get home, too.

Rush: Hello, and WELCOME, Hounder!

Matt1: Good luck, Rush!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hello Hounder! Hope y’all are well.

Rush: TYSM, Matt!

Rush: How’s your mother doing, Hounder?

hounder: as well as i can expect. good days and not so good days. she was weak today.

Rush: She and you will be in our thoughts, as well as prayers, Hounder…

Matt1: Yes

hounder: thanks. She could be around a long time or….

Rush: Love is the important thing…

hounder: i agree rush

Rush: Do you get help at times that you need a break, Hounder?

hounder: i have neighbors that are giving me a couple hours away a week.

Rush: That’s good…and important.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Bless them.

Rush: As a caregiver, you need that occasional break.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Caregivers need care too!

Rush: That is SO true.

hounder: very much so m n r. they won’t let me pay them though i’ve offered. and seem happy to do it.

Rush: Yes.

Matt1: Good neighbors are a blessing

Rush: Indeed!

MIke n Rachel in DC: You chose your neighbors well, Hounder. 🙂

Rush: Yes, again!

Rush: Well…

Rush: How about some “Green Hornet”?

Matt1: Ready here!

Rush: I am ready, too…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hornet. On it.

Rush: Everyone ready?

MIke n Rachel in DC: Check.

Rush: okay..

Cdirus: Ready

Rush: Very good…

hounder: hey chose me. they moved in the neighborhood last year. if i were a milionaire, i still couldn’t afford to buy this group. they offer to pick up groceries if they’re going out.

Rush: Let’s say….30 seconds…

Rush: 20 seconds…

Rush: 15…

MIke n Rachel in DC: *adjusts mask*

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

hounder: ready

Rush: GO!!!

Matt1: <buzzzzzzz….SPLAT>

Rush: Get out the Raid…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Operated by “The Green Hornet, Inc.”

MIke n Rachel in DC: He’s a corporation!

Rush: Hm!

Rush: Looks like a drone shot here…

MIke n Rachel in DC: I thought only bees had drones Rush

MIke n Rachel in DC: Parachute!

Rush: Yes!

hounder: was that a nash car?

Rush: nd the Hornet held onto him while using the parachute!

Rush: That would be TOUGH!

MIke n Rachel in DC: (and he retained his parking ticket)

Rush: Yes!

Rush: “Peek-a-boo…”

MIke n Rachel in DC: Oooh. I need a suit like that for our movie launches.

Rush: The coveralls?

MIke n Rachel in DC: Yes…and the goggles…and…the SCARF.

Rush: AH!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Too cool.

angel & fox has joined this room

Rush: “The right time” may never come…

Matt1: Hello A & F!

angel & fox: ’tis the HAHRNET????

Rush: Angel…and fox!

hounder: hi angel and fox


Rush: We are watching “The Green Hornet.”

Cdirus: Hi Angel and Fox!

angel & fox: Hello to ALL! What’s the “TIME”?

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hiya Angel & Fox

angel & fox: cd!! hiya!!

MIke n Rachel in DC: 9:00

angel & fox: MnR, hiya hiya!!

Rush: 9:00

angel & fox: HOUNDAH! Hiya!@!

Rush: Well…he didn’t get the chance to spill the beans…

angel & fox: Send you up for life…?!!

Rush: No..he suffered from terminal lead poisoning…

angel & fox: See the Police? They’re my FAVORITE group!!

Rush: ðŸ™‚

Rush: Cy Kendall…

angel & fox: I wanna be a caretaker, head a caretaker government.

MIke n Rachel in DC: $5K if ya swats the Hornet.

Rush: “Five grand.”

angel & fox: TRAFFIC held me up. They were ANOTHER great group.

angel & fox: Tell it to the Murines. They’ll open your eyes.

Rush: About $75 grand today…

Rush: Angel: 🙂

angel & fox: I’m at 12:00—yes?

MIke n Rachel in DC: I’d do an entire hive for $75K

Rush: He has a fishing luer on his hat.

angel & fox: $75 would be the bees’ knees. The Hornet travels in higher circles, don’t he?

angel & fox: (13:00)??

Rush: Fisticuffs!

MIke n Rachel in DC: This hornet don’t kneel for anyone

angel & fox: Frenchycuffs!

Rush: 13:40

Rush: Some fancy driving!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Auto Paint Shop and Hide-out

angel & fox: BURGLES. The famous corn-horn snack?

Rush: “Crabby” and “Gabby”

hounder: lol@angel

Rush: “Bigorra!”

hounder: i hadn’t thought of those in years

angel & fox: Dear Crabby, My estranged Hornet has been going out of late with a small foreign gentleman. We live near Pearl Harbor. Should i think of this mysterious stranger as a Filipino?–Concerned

Rush: ðŸ™‚

angel & fox: Hepplewhite & Chippendale were both great chair men.

angel & fox: DYNOmite!!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Dear Fil, Your Hornet will return to the hive soon. But watch out for Japanese beetles. -Crabby

Rush: Nearing the cliffhanger…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Car chase…

angel & fox: CLIFF, Richard!!

hounder: you guys re too funny!

Rush: I notice that the Hornet’s car has liscense plates…

Cdirus: Don’t mess with the driver!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Oh dear.

Rush: How do they register that car secretly?

Rush: NEXT WEEK: “The Time Bomb”

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Rush: (Applause…)

Rush: ðŸ™‚

MIke n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Rush: That’s a fun serial!

angel & fox: I like to think today’s rigorous registry system has protected society from the likes of the Hahrnet & The Bat Man—AND provided employment to the likes of Patty & Selma Bouvier, Marge Simpson’s sisters.

Rush: And, of course, having our Number One Son in it doubles the fun!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Patty and Selma? Are they related to Jackie?

MIke n Rachel in DC: #1 Son is the highlight, Rush. 🙂

angel & fox: WE’RE still train-ing!!

Rush: Angel…true words…

Rush: Next…

Rush: “The Black Camel”…

Rush: My FAVORITE Chan film.

Matt1: Mine too!

Rush: 13 minutes away…

angel & fox: MnR—THAT is the ENDURING ENIGMA! I believe Matt (no relation!) Groening is SAVING the TRUE STORY of Marge, Jackie, Patty & Selma’s privileged upbringing–& Jackie’s marriage to a doubtful pol while Marge wed the distinguished Homer Simpson–for a CLIMACTIC sweeps episode!!

Rush: On the Fox DVD set, there is the Fox fanfare at the start (which was added).

Rush: Please cue to the OPENING TITLE…

angel & fox: It’s never too late to add Fox, says i.

Rush: ðŸ™‚

MIke n Rachel in DC: But Fox is NEVER an afterthought…

Rush: True!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hamilton MacFadden Production!

Matt1: Cued to Opening title!

angel & fox: Cued here, no bitter afterthought!

Rush: 9 minutes…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Just noticed the “Wm. Fox presents” at the top of the screen…something new every viewing!

Rush: Yes!

Rush: This was when it was still “Fox Film”

Nothere has joined this room

Nothere: Good ening.

Matt1: Hello NT!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hi NT!

Nothere: Anyone else feeling a bit batty about tonights film?

Rush: Now, when we see the opening beach scenes in this film, know that this is very close to where Hawaii Steve now lives!

Matt1: Very cool!

PaulM has joined this room

Rush: Yes!

Matt1: Hello Paul!

MIke n Rachel in DC: I will take note (and be envious…)

Rush: (I am as well!)

MIke n Rachel in DC: Rach wants to know when we’re going to Hawaii. How about a Chan reunion?

PaulM: good evening

Matt1: We talked about that before, Mike!

Rush: AH!

Nothere: Hi Paul

MIke n Rachel in DC: Good evening Paul!

Len Freeman has joined this room

Nothere: Hi Len

Matt1: Hello Len!

Rush: That is NOT out of the question, Rachel…

MIke n Rachel in DC: A “Black Camel” evening at the Royal Hawaiian. 🙂

Rush: WELCOME, Len and NT!


Len Freeman: Hello all

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hi Len!

Rush: Good evening ALL!

Len Freeman: Nice to be here for the original….

Len Freeman: All cued up..

Rush: Very good!

Rush: This one’s a TREAT tonight!

Rush: The only Hawaii LOCATION Chan film.

Matt1: What about the “lpst” Chans?

Matt1: lost

Rush: And we get to see a lot of the Honolulu and environs of many decades ago.

Len Freeman: One of my trivia notes….

Rush: None of those were shot on location either.

Nothere: So what serials did we do between Green Hornet return and Green Hornet. It was just one right?

Len Freeman: doing my cowboys class, and Sally Eilers was cowboy star Hoot Gibson’s first wife…

Rush: Although two of the “lost” films were set in Honolulu.

Nothere: Cowboys class?

Rush: THREE minutes to go…

Rush: Are we ready?

Matt1: Yep!

Len Freeman: I’m teaching a class on the Story of The Silver Screen Cowboys

Len Freeman: Ready

Nothere: Ah Prof. Freeman

Nothere: Ready

Len Freeman: well fanboy anyways

Rush: Len, we have one of our players who was married to “Hoot” Gibson in our movie tonight.

MIke n Rachel in DC: As in Westerns? Or is that a movie?

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Rush: GS!


Godwinshelley2: Hello

Nothere: HI god.

Matt1: Hello GS!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hellooo GS!

angel & fox: GS!! Len!! The heavy hitters are all here now!

Rush: 90 seconds to go…

Len Freeman: Yes. Westerns


Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued

Cdirus: Hi GS

Rush: Okay…

Rush: 75 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: Do you start with “The Great Train Robbery” or is that pre-Silver Screen

PaulM: hey GS….will you be going to BOTH MonsterBash cons this year?

Rush: 60 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: of course

Rush: 50 seconds…

Len Freeman: I start with the Sound westerns… 1929 thru 54

PaulM: excellent. me too

Rush: 40 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: Maybe not October but definitely June

Nothere: I can’t go Paul I’ll be working in the lab late into the night.

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

MIke n Rachel in DC: *adjusts turban*

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Nothere: Places Fwz

Rush: GO!!!


Nothere: Fez

Rush: Title….

Rush: Music…

Len Freeman: going

Rush: Good GONG, Matt!

Rush: Credits…

Nothere: So what was the last serial we did?

Godwinshelley2: Mary Gordon

Rush: Surfers…

Rush: Diamond Head…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Playing the gong is difficult…

Rush: Waikiki….

Godwinshelley2: The head standing on the board is amazing

Rush: Shelah Fane…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Just noticed that, GS

Rush: That photo was taken aboard the “City of Los Angeles.”

angel & fox: (2:50)?

Nothere: 1920ish Hollywood

MIke n Rachel in DC: Is this HS’s neighborhood Rush?

Rush: The boat that cast and crew came over to Honolulu aboard.

Godwinshelley2: You get quite the tour with HS when you are out there

angel & fox: “TIME”?

Nothere: 210

Godwinshelley2: 2:10

Godwinshelley2: 2:15

Godwinshelley2: 2:20

Rush: Hamilton MacFadden the actual director of “The Black camel.”

Dona has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: 2:30

angel & fox: THANKS all! Howdy, Notty!

hounder: thanks for the time check.

Cdirus: Hi Dona!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona!

Rush: 2:45

Godwinshelley2: 2:45

Nothere: A woman undressing in a 1930’s film? Burn down the theather

Len Freeman: Dona

angel & fox: DONA! My Dona! Take a load off!

Nothere: Hi Donna

Godwinshelley2: Pre-Code – no problem

hounder: hi everyone i missed earlier.


Godwinshelley2: Hi Hounder

Matt1: Hello Dona!

angel & fox: Everyone was talking about The Unmentionables.

hounder: hi dona.

Len Freeman: Robert Young…. Father Knows Best…

Dona: Hello Everyone

Dona: i was trying to catch up

Godwinshelley2: A very YOUNG Robert Young

Godwinshelley2: Hi Dona

Rush: Julie…standing….

Dona: Where are we

Nothere: A mystic. Well obviously Bel won’t be playing that part.

Dona: i think i went to far

Nothere: Bela even

angel & fox: (3:50)

Godwinshelley2: 3:45

Rush: Was the wife of “Hoot’ Gibson

Rush: He came over with cast and crew.

angel & fox: The Hooter?!

Godwinshelley2: Was she his wife at this time?

Rush: Yes.

MIke n Rachel in DC: I think his friends call him “Bel,” NT

Godwinshelley2: Wow wide open beach

Dona: I’m cought up

Rush: 4:25…

Dona: thank you!

Rush: very good!

angel & fox: If his friends could see him now.

Nothere: Just don’t get coughed up Donna.

Godwinshelley2: That monument is still there?

Godwinshelley2: They drove past it.

Rush: The “Lani Kai” monument was that pillar they drove past…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Shelah looks distressed. Poor thing.

Rush: Still there today.

angel & fox: NICE fake background!

Nothere: Hey Angel he may be working for skid row pictures, but he’s still getting top billing.

Rush: Shelah will be even MORE distressed soon!

angel & fox: Is that an Off-The-Face hat? Or an Off-The-Hat face?

Godwinshelley2: HOTEL

Rush: Royal Hawaiian…

Rush: GS, I believe you have been there?

Godwinshelley2: We have an old photo of the hotel on our wall

MIke n Rachel in DC: Paging Mr. Taneverro

Nothere: So where is the Pesant Hawaiian Hotel?

angel & fox: Pronounced “HaVAYan”, yes, Rush?

Godwinshelley2: And we were in that room

Godwinshelley2: Even that seating area

MIke n Rachel in DC: How cool GS!

Rush: No…not exactly, NT!

Rush: Kashimo.

Nothere: Orders.

Rush: In two of the Biggers tales.

Godwinshelley2: The Hale Koa (army hotel) just around the corner for the pesants

MIke n Rachel in DC: Chan sidekick is still a work in progress in this film

angel & fox: CC, Personnel Manager

Rush: Tarneverro the Greatr.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hey. Who ya callin’ an elephant?

angel & fox: MnR: Salient point!! CC was INDEED an Evolving Paradigm.

Nothere: Not to be confused with Tarneverro the Mediocre.

Rush: Tarneverro has great observational skills…

Godwinshelley2: Mail box still there

Rush: YES, NT!

Rush: ðŸ™‚

Rush: yes it is, GS!

Rush: I stood in this spot.

Godwinshelley2: I guess I was there almost exactly a year ago

angel & fox: Is the Psychic Friends Network still at it?

Rush: Opposite the mailbox, there is a wall mural map of the Hawaiian Islands…

Rush: There also for this film.

Nothere: Nope. They didn’t predict their own demise.

Rush: This entrance is still there.

angel & fox: When they de-ranked Pluto, did we have to give up a Hawaiian Island for parity?

Rush: We can note the shor palm trees.

Rush: They are HUGE today.

Godwinshelley2: Yes

Godwinshelley2: The fountain?

MIke n Rachel in DC: Pluto is still a planet in our hearts…

Dona: I agree MnR

angel & fox: As in OURS, MnR!

Rush: If you look VERY closely, you can see little…yes, Angel…TINY…bubbles inside the “crystal ball.

MIke n Rachel in DC: How spooky!

MIke n Rachel in DC: I see…I see…

Godwinshelley2: Maybe they needed those bubbles to not reflect the camera and crew

Rush: When Shelah grabs hold of it in a little while, if you look EXTRA closely…you can see one of the bubbles rising.

angel & fox: Don Ho’s Tiny Bubbles are but pale reflections of Tarnevarro’s lingering brilliance, & Super Windex.

Dona: They have a crystal ball like that at Disneyland in the Haunted Mansion

hounder: good thought gs

angel & fox: Do they have Coronavirus? Do they have Corona on tap?

MIke n Rachel in DC: Waterford crystal is notorious for bubbles…perhaps he got his ball in Ireland?

Rush: Tarneverro catches on…

Godwinshelley2: Not Coronavirus – it’s now called the Kung Flu

Rush: See it?

angel & fox: MnR, the PRODUCTION CODE people are on their way NOW to CENSOR YOU!! I’m SHOCKED, shocked i say!!

angel & fox: Can i get a copy?

Godwinshelley2: Weird purse – with the handle in the middle

MIke n Rachel in DC: Angel: no no no

Rush: yes to the purse.

angel & fox: *takes bows*

Phil has joined this room

Rush: maybe it was a forearm strap.

Godwinshelley2: Not staging

Rush: PHIL!

Godwinshelley2: nice staging

Phil: Aloohhhaaa

Rush: Greetings!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Phil

hounder: hi phil

angel & fox: GS—Everybody SHOULD be Kung Flu fighting, then, right?

MIke n Rachel in DC: Aloha, Phil!

Cdirus: Hi Phil!

Dona: Hi Phil

Phil: hahah Thought I was dead didn’t ya?

Nothere: Hi Phil

Rush: happy you could make it, Phil!


angel & fox: Phil, we had called the Corona-ers!

Nothere: No but we were going to sick the FBI CIA and KGB on you.

Phil: Good to see everyone. I’ve missed you guys.

Rush: Only if you were Phil LYDIG!

Rush: How have you been?

Phil: What’s our time gang?

hounder: we’ve missed you

Godwinshelley2: Nice swim jacket – very deco

Godwinshelley2: 14:30

Godwinshelley2: 14:35

angel & fox: Notty: the ULTIMATE 3=ring circus!

Rush: 14:40

Godwinshelley2: 14:45

Rush: 14:50

Rush: 15:00

Godwinshelley2: 15:00

Rush: Tears picture…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Dead men tell…

angel & fox: Gonna rock it up! Gonna rip it up!

Godwinshelley2: 15:15

Rush: Angel: 🙂

Phil: 12..

Godwinshelley2: 15:30

Rush: Some Stray Cats…

angel & fox: Impudent wench.

Rush: 15:45

Godwinshelley2: 15:45

Rush: Unlucky phone number…

Godwinshelley2: 16:00

Nothere: Never give an impudent wench a wrench.

MIke n Rachel in DC: 1313 Lucky phone number?

Phil: I’m good. Thank you so much.

angel & fox: Rush—“Bob” had to pay EXTRA to get those digits!!

MIke n Rachel in DC: 711 was taken I guess

angel & fox: I love her DRESS. Maybe could make a tablecloth out of it for my ’74 Hornet.

Nothere: Bela Dwight named after a death metaphor. Are we sure this isn’t a horro?

Cdirus: Nice move by Chan

Rush: Yes.

Nothere: Is your Hornet green Angel?

Rush: The fountain in the background…not there anymore.

Phil: Famous Hungarian Bela Lugosi

Rush: Kashimo.

Nothere: Clue

MIke n Rachel in DC: Famous japanese?

Rush: Yes, Phil.

Phil: No..crue

PaulM: spend more time hunting for nothing to do. LOL

angel & fox: Notty, my Hornet awaits in my dreams! But oh, yes, it’ll mock turtles & do 0-60 in 45…minutes.

hounder: spend more time hunting for nothing to do.

Rush: There’s the gong, Matt…

hounder: i think they were wise to replace kashimo

Phil: Indeed

Rush: Otto Yamaoka: Kashimo

angel & fox: I still miss the two tiny girls from “Mothra”.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Otto didn’t have a lot to work with in this script

MIke n Rachel in DC: Agreed, AF

Nothere: I don’t know why Charlie is so mean to the guy. Kashimo whatever faults he may have follows Chan’s orders with great energy and enthusiasm.

Phil: The word NT is “alacrity.” I never get to use that word.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Definite Eager Beaver, NT

angel & fox: “Willkie will start throwing things”—and this was when he was still an Indiana lawyer in New York!

Rush: Note the break here.

Rush: In the film.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Dr.Cream?

angel & fox: I’m voting for Kashimo in the primaries.

Rush: I think that was cut from the movie.

Phil: That’s his name, I couldn’t remember it for the life of him.

Nothere: Oh look at Phil showing off his lexicon. His nice big lexicon.

Rush: I have a feeling Julie may have said something like: “Oh, my God!” and they saw the need to cut that.

Phil: Cue the can.

Matt1<tin can>

angel & fox: This “lexicon”. Can you describe it?

MIke n Rachel in DC: NT, it’s not how big one’s lexicon is, it’s how you use it…er…

Rush: Chan has a grave expression.

Matt1: Don’t let Charlie drive!

Rush: Angel…that’s a convention of Lex Luthor fans.

Rush: Great scene here.

Len Freeman: Like CC’s driving skill

Rush: Yes!

angel & fox: How many minutes do the various CC’s drive in the series?

Rush: Total?

Phil: Hold the mayo

Rush: Not much!

Matt1: lol

MIke n Rachel in DC: Now me and road turn corner same time

angel & fox: Rush:       I’m gonna use THAT (Lexicon) on my gamer friends!!

Rush: “At first, I’m pretty bad driver; but now, me and road turn corner same time.”

Rush: Angel…:)

angel & fox: Crushed, possibly, with alacrity!

Rush: Or…panache…

angel & fox: Rush, i’m gonna use THAT one (me & road turn corner same time) on my PASSENGERS!!

Rush: This is the second appearance of Oland as Chan.

Rush: We can see how he still develops the character.

angel & fox: Searching for coconut droppings.

Rush: We can hear the distinctive sounsd of the doves that live in Honolulu area.

Phil: Wow, you can see the texture in the sole of that shoe.

angel & fox: Arthur Murray was here.

angel & fox: Yes can!!

Nothere: Yes Angel I can dictionary.

Rush: GREAT shot here.

Nothere: So what was the serial we saw before Green Hornet?

hounder: one of my favorite lines. death is a black camel that kneels at every gate

Phil: The old lights out trick.

Rush: The “lights out” moment.

angel & fox: Notty, i stand on the dictionary. I can reach the preserves that way. Even the Federal preserves.

Rush: YES!

Nothere: Ah yes the old light switch maneuver.

Phil: Not so old since this is what…one of the newer CC films?

Rush: Scratched cheek.

Phil: Charlie ain’t in the mood.

angel & fox: I’m going to try that hand-patting thing with EVERYBODY!

hounder: return assaullt with compound battery

Rush: The actress playing Miss Dixon in the background is presently a mystery.

Rush: unknown.

Nothere: Returning to the subject of refining the formula. Charlie is grouchy in this one.

angel & fox: In his pocket is a portrait of the Queen.

Rush: At this moment, he is.

Rush: No remaining patience!

Godwinshelley2→Godwinshelley2: Jewelry “and nothing else”

angel & fox: THIS is IMPEACHABLE impudence!!

MIke n Rachel in DC: It seems in this one he’s supposed to be a detective focused on the job–not as much “personality”

Rush: Noticed Julie’s quick move with her hand then?

Rush: When the ring was mentioned.

angel & fox: Slight of brain AND hand.

Nothere: Ah now Kash is really showing Alacrity.

Rush: Dr. Cream…

angel & fox: Notty,     

Phil: No, he’s showing that they had METH back then.

Godwinshelley2→Godwinshelley2: Weird – I seem to have been chatting in private with myself – don’t know how I managed that

Rush: a decade later…

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MIke n Rachel in DC: Phil: LOL

angel & fox: Phil: they WERE using CRYSTAL at the beginning.

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Matt1: How was the conversation GS?

Godwinshelley2: There – I was set to private conversation

Rush: Marjorie White: Rita Ballou

Nothere: Welcome back God. I hope you found yourself as charming a conversationalit as we do.

Len Freeman: Time of job replacement for Kashimo…

Rush: She was in “Charlie Chan carries On” as the gangster’s wife.

Rush: Yes, Len!

Matt1: A Wife!

MIke n Rachel in DC: I used to chat with myself too. My therapist has helped a lot with that. 

Nothere: Ms. Chan’s superpower revealed.

angel & fox: Len, i do fear you’re correct. To which lower-level series might we devolve him?

Rush: YES!

Rush: “Sport model jackass!”

angel & fox: U.R.Zebra, the famous rapper?

Rush: ðŸ™‚

Nothere: Well Mike God. As the wise man say. Fear not man arguing with statue. Fear man losing argument with statue.

Phil: Gee, how did we know that was going to happen.

angel & fox: He drove a sport model Jackass, i believe, at the 2018 Grammys.

Rush: Julie and Tarneverro both hide evidence!

hounder: zebra sport model jackass….. i used this line several timesat work

Len Freeman: CSI Oahu?

Rush: James Wang: Wong the Cook

Nothere: My soufflé has been attacked by the chocolate mouse.

MIke n Rachel in DC: NT, always a silver lining

MIke n Rachel in DC: Wait! Wang is Wong?

angel & fox: Hounder, i’ll bet it’s versatile AND indestructible, weatherproof too. Yes? Yes, and yes?

angel & fox: Wang Wong, right; right, Wong.

Rush: ‘Even bagpipe will not speak when stomach is empty.”

Godwinshelley2: Overcoat in Hawaii??

Nothere: Wang or Wong you;ll never go wrong following him.

Phil: Yeah…an overcoat in Hawaii.

angel & fox: Isn’t that Winston Churchill’

Godwinshelley2: Not a raincoat

angel & fox: s ash?

Rush: Well…when you are in a stage production…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Shoo everyone

angel & fox: *murmur murmur murmur*

Nothere: Yes. She’s drunk. It was my evil twin brother the house is haunted any other explanations you want? I got plenty.

Rush: I will not be here next Monday evening….Is there anyone, or one’s, who can fill-in next Monday night?

angel & fox: That’s when they started Kung Flu fighting.

Nothere: So sorry, can not gaurente my own presence.

Rush: As the Chat happens, my wife and I will be en route back home on a plane.

Phil: I think I’m going to start wearing a sash. Red on Tuesdays. Maybe blue on Fridays.

Nothere: Hopwfully from somewhere fun Rush.

hounder: i can try, but can’t guarntee rush

MIke n Rachel in DC: The DC Duo can fill in, Rush

Rush: Very good!

MIke n Rachel in DC: We’ll likely both be here, but at least one could be

Rush: It can be a “team effort.”

Rush: TYSM!

Rush: (Bowing…)

angel & fox: Phil, Churchill’s sash was blue. I’ll bet you could borrow his from the Churchill Society (of which i AM a member, no joke!); that’d half-cover you, heh heh heh?

Nothere: So what is film?

Phil: CC in London next week.

Rush: And, by the way…a belated Happy Chinese New Year to ALL…!

hounder: thanksm n r. with my luck somethong would come up to prevent me

angel & fox: MnR, thank goodness for youse!!

Rush: Yes…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Especially to any Rats who are present!

Rush: “London” next week.

Nothere: Never mind the sash. Where do you get the ridiculously large medal?

Rush: Things are often a bit exaggerated visually on stage.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Rush, will you post the link for the Hornet episode?

Rush: Yes…

angel & fox: Medal by Ridiculous Lee of Hong Kong.

Rush: it will be located above our Chat Room, as it is now.

Nothere: Chapter 4

angel & fox: A bit histrionic, eh?

Rush: Also, I will send it out via our weekly email…

Phil: Liar Liar pants on fire.

Rush: Then…they are free to leave.

angel & fox: Damn. I’m innocent.

angel & fox: She’s a potted plant, eh?

MIke n Rachel in DC: Mr. Smith is in another Chan film… *scratches head*

angel & fox: Nothing gets past our Charlie.

Len Freeman: The poor artist is one of my favorite characters in this film

Rush: That’s a pretty big address!

angel & fox: Turn rabbit loose.

Rush: “Sandy spot, any beach, Honolulu.”

angel & fox: Rush, he’s got his own zip code.

Phil: Equivalent to let caged bird sing

angel & fox: Future generations will be unable to read that note: cursive.

Rush: “Always happens – when conscience tries to speak, telephone out of order.”

angel & fox: How DARE you!!

Rush: For continuity, this scene has to be happening at night.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Full moon…

Rush: Their first spat.

hounder: sandy spot any beach honolulu

Rush: Yes, M/R.

Rush: Luanna.

Rush: Rita Rozelle: Luana

Phil: Tomorrow never comes

MIke n Rachel in DC: Any relation to Pete, Rush?

Rush: No.

Rush: MAYBE!

Rush: ðŸ™‚

Rush: Who knows?

Phil: If his clothes are that dirty I wonder what the rest of him smells like.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Super Bowl Sunday approaches…could be great Chan timing!

Rush: Stranger things have happened!

Rush: phil: :0

Rush: This is a Hollywood set.

Rush: (Where the shot was fired.

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. May a camel never pee in your oasis, or at least until I am Nothere again.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Would it have been possible that a hut like that would be on a Hawaiian beach?

Phil: Shot in back…holds stomach. Odd.

Len Freeman: unite NH

Rush: The Chan family at breakfast.

Godwinshelley2: Who was the report card boy?

Rush: Number One Daughter is played by Bo Ling.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Bo Ling?

Rush: Bo Ling’s father was none other than E.L. Park….

Rush: Chan in “Behind That Curtain.”

Godwinshelley2: Ah – the previous Chan

Godwinshelley2: Punchbowl hill?

Rush: Shot on Prospect St. on Punchbowl Hill.

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Rush: The exact spot can be found today.

Rush: Changed considerably, but there.

angel & fox: Mistake Hornet for Bat Man!

Rush: ðŸ™‚

Godwinshelley2: Had some roads rained out and covered with mudslides when I visited – didn’t get the big island tour

Godwinshelley2: Did get to see the Royal Hawaiian

Rush: The Honolulu Public Library.

angel & fox: We’ll mmiss Kash when he’s gone.

angel & fox: Very prettay.

hounder: ni i won’t angel

Len Freeman: GS, Did you get to the Chinese Cemetery?

Rush: Louise Mackintosh: Librarian

Len Freeman: Chang Apana’s grave?

angel & fox: Hounder, that’s because YOU have FRIENDS.

Godwinshelley2: hankerchief dress

MIke n Rachel in DC: Is that the pattern, GS?

Godwinshelley2: Len – no we didn

Godwinshelley2: didn’t

angel & fox: “Los Angeles” with HARD “G” yet!!

Godwinshelley2: Looks like it has the hankerchief hem on the to[p

Rush: Yes!

Len Freeman: It’s a bit up the hill from Hale Koa etc territory

Godwinshelley2: top

Rush: “Loss Ang-less”

angel & fox: Lemme guess: now we search for typewriter.

Godwinshelley2: Well I guess I’ll have to go back again

Len Freeman: Someone had done a shaky iPhone walk up to the grave and put it on Youtube… which we were able to follow to it.

Godwinshelley2: ok

angel & fox: I’m gonna start telling the people i’ve told to pound sand, to bite pie now.

Dona: lol

Rush: “Learn from hen – never boast about egg until after egg’s birthday.’

hounder: good line rush

angel & fox: Len, was the shaky iPhoner still there, passed out?

Rush: CC types like I do.

angel & fox: Didn’t anybody clean their o”s back then?

Rush: Not on THAT typewriter.

angel & fox: CC was an early anti-smoker.

Len Freeman: Not that we could see… but never know…

MIke n Rachel in DC: Ironic for Werner Oland

Phil: I was wrong, he’s not on meth. He’s obviously demon possessed.

Rush: They probably used actual hotel guests as these “extras.”

MIke n Rachel in DC: PCP Phil…

angel & fox: They should have used Lava (L-A-V-A, L-A-V-A) on the typewriter.

angel & fox: “Do you think there’s room enough for us both in the cup?”

Rush: This lady, mary Gordon, is also in “Dark Alibi.”

Godwinshelley2: Mrs Hudson in Sherlock Holmes movies

MIke n Rachel in DC: Ah…thought she looked familiar, GS

Godwinshelley2: She is in a ton of movies

Rush: Actually: “Shadows Over Chinatown”

Rush: She also appears briefly as a Prison Matron in “London.”

angel & fox: He’s his own brother?

Rush: Watch the crowd reaction soon!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Poor security at the Royal Hawaiian

MIke n Rachel in DC: Influx from beach

Rush: Looked like they were told when to run into the scebne!

Rush: The boy in front sort of hammed it up.

MIke n Rachel in DC: The kid on the right always cracks me up

Rush: YES!

Rush: Locals uesed as extras.

angel & fox: He’d better be—SHOVELING off!

MIke n Rachel in DC: He might possibly still be alive…

Godwinshelley2: Rush – have you ever done “Murder by Death” – as a fun sideline? – maybe Halloween?

Rush: maybe.

Rush: I saw that one LONG ago.

angel & fox: DIE, already, whydoncha??!

Godwinshelley2: Peter Sellers is fun

Rush: he needs to point the accusing finger first.

Rush: “Mr. Smith”…Murray Kinnel…appears in several CC films.

Rush: He’s in “London” next week.

Phil: Cue the can.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Murder by Death was one of our first dates. 🙂

Matt1<tin can>

angel & fox: “Penetrating criticism”! 

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Rush: second one…

hounder: you re under arrest

Rush: This is the same office we saw on “Eran Trece”

MIke n Rachel in DC: Charlie is exasperated with dumb superior

Rush: recall the grillwork in the window?

Rush: Yes, Mike.

angel & fox: Chan on a “heeling” mission.

Rush: AH! Telltale scratches.

MIke n Rachel in DC: In “Rio” this is a slapstick scene. Here it’s serious.

Phil: Now THAT was a tricky knife throw

Rush: Not too unlike his “Dracula” role!

MIke n Rachel in DC: So he WAS Renfield?

Rush: Similar “personality.”

Phil: yup

Rush: Yes, Mike!

MIke n Rachel in DC: heh heh yes master heh heh

Rush: TWO “Dracula” actors in this one.

Rush: ðŸ™‚

Phil: Master and slave

Rush: Proposal.

MIke n Rachel in DC: lovebirds

Phil: Yeah, like I said, master and slave.

angel & fox: Master is the short one with the bobbsy haircut.

Len Freeman: They had played wonderfully off of one another in Dracula… wonder if that had an impact in their both being in this one…

Rush: Possibly, Angel!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Hm…but they didn’t get much scope for that in this one Len

Phil: This chief of police really needs to calm down.

MIke n Rachel in DC: He has this thing for shoes

Phil: Oh so you’re one of those types huh?

Dona: lol

Rush: There are now scratches all over the house, now!

Rush: Mrs. Denny Mayo.

Rush: Arthur Mayo.

Len Freeman: Big reveal scene

angel & fox: Cat-scratch fever!!

Rush: Yes…The Chief will say…”Hold the Mayo…”

MIke n Rachel in DC: ouch

MIke n Rachel in DC: ðŸ™‚

Rush: Could not resist.

angel & fox: Rush,     

Godwinshelley2: Hold the Mayo sounds like a Jeopardy question for the Chan film clue

Rush: He is nuts. How would he have gotten away?

angel & fox: MAYO IN PICKLE—CHAN RELISHES SUCCESS—World Is His Oyster!

Rush: CLUE!

Rush: “Save for next case…”

Dona: save for next case

Godwinshelley2: Nice ukulele music

Phil: Are all these people idiots? One guy confesses to a crime he didn’t commit. Another guy wants to share in the punishment.

Rush: Yes,,,\

Len Freeman: Save for next case⁄!!

Rush: Exit music.

MIke n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Rush: Sadly cut short.

Matt1: <yeeeeee-haw>

angel & fox: My estimate of Sheila Fayne has tumbled precipitously.

hounder: lots of fun. thanks.

Rush: it actually goes on for theentire “Aloha ‘Oe.”

Len Freeman: Nite all… CU next week

MIke n Rachel in DC: Good night Len

Rush: Okay, everyone!

angel & fox: CU, Len!!


Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week…..Safe travels, Rush!

MIke n Rachel in DC: Thanks for another great evening.

Rush: Have a great time next week, please!

Dona: Than you Rush!

Godwinshelley2: so Rush – what’s the plan for next week

hounder: best of luck with closing rush

angel & fox: They can hold hands in the Chair.

Rush: Sorry i cannot be here.

angel & fox: Fare the wells!! till next time!!

Rush: i have only missed a handfull over thwenty years.

Godwinshelley2: Who is running the show then

Phil: Good seeing you all. See you next week in London. Safe travels rush.

MIke n Rachel in DC: So Rush, we just greet and start movies? That’s the gig?

Rush: (20)

Dona: We will miss you rush

Cdirus: See you all next week. Have a safe trip Rush!

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Rush: Thank you…

hounder: nite ll.

Rush: have a happy…SAFE week, everyone…

MIke n Rachel in DC: G’night Hounder

Rush: i thank you ALL again.

Rush: GREAT night.

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Godwinshelley2: OK so I guess you are covered next week then

Rush: I guess so!

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Rush: Just be ready gor the unexpected…

Rush: But mainly… HAVE FUN!

Godwinshelley2: Well I might drop in early to check and then circle back before the film starts

Rush: Okay.

MIke n Rachel in DC: haha…ok. That would be great, GS. Some experience. 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Travel safe

Rush: remember the serial starts at 7:40-ish.

Godwinshelley2: OK – will keep that in mind – I should be back from yoga by then

Rush: TY, GS1

MIke n Rachel in DC: Safe travels, Rush! Right…serial around 7:40 feature at 8:15, right?

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Godwinshelley2: And will you send out the mail

Rush: Perfecto.

Godwinshelley2: email

Rush: Yes.

Rush: i will.

Godwinshelley2: good

MIke n Rachel in DC: OK. We got this. *high fives Rachel*

Godwinshelley2: have a great week all

Rush: Please check your mail.

Godwinshelley2: night

MIke n Rachel in DC: Cheers!

Rush: Mike, do you get our emaol?

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Rush: (email)

MIke n Rachel in DC: Yes…you mean the weekly announcements?

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Good.

MIke n Rachel in DC: Yep.

Rush: I appreciate the assist!


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MIke n Rachel in DC: It will be fun. “King (and Queen) for a day.”

Rush: Nice!

Rush: Yes, have Rachel type a few lines!

MIke n Rachel in DC: OK. we’ll keep the ship sailing until you return, Rush!

Rush: Thank you….

Rush: SO MUCH!

MIke n Rachel in DC: No problem.

Rush: Till then…

Rush: Take care…

Rush: have a great rest of the evening…

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Rush: I have to go and see how the family’s day went…

Rush: Good night, Paul and Angel…

angel & fox: gnite!!18:32

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