Chat Archive 11/16/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for November 16, 2020

Mr. Wong, Detective (Boris Karloff’s birthday)

The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack (Chapter 7)

angel & docks
Len Freeman

Steve has joined this room

Matt1 has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Steve!

Matt1: Hello Steve!

Steve has left this room

RushCC has joined this room

RushCC: Made it…with aniother name!

RushCC: Whatta mess!

Matt1: Wahoo!

RushCC: Now, I hope that others can make it in tonight!

Matt1: Steve was here, but left. Couldn’t type though

RushCC: Other than the login troubles, how are you this evening?

RushCC: I saw that!

Matt1: Good, thnx….u?

Len Freeman has joined this room

RushCC: While I was trying to get in I could see the conversation.

Matt1: Hello Len!

RushCC: Len!


RushCC: Did you have difficulty getting in as well tonight?

Len Freeman: Hi Rush., Matt

Len Freeman: No… came in directly via the link on your email

RushCC: It took me ten minutes!

Len Freeman: Wow.

RushCC: AH!

RushCC: Maybe that’s the secret!

Matt1: Yes…..Hope the problem is solved

RushCC: Me too!

RushCC: I had to change my name to get in tonight!

RushCC: Even “Rush1” didn’t work!

Len Freeman: hmm.. anonymous entry

RushCC: Yes.

Matt1: I almost gave up

Len Freeman: I find the link in your email is usually the simplest way to get in

RushCC: Well…we can start our serial anytime you wish!

Matt1: Ready here!

RushCC: I’ll have to use that myself, then, Len!

RushCC: I am ready, too.

RushCC: Len…ready?

Len Freeman: I’ll do a bit of it… I’m in very briefly tonight… The Vikings play the Bears on Monday nite football at 7, and in MN one just has to tune in or they make you move to Iowa

RushCC: I’ll go at “30

RushCC: 20 seconds…

RushCC: 15…

RushCC: 10…

RushCC: Ok…

RushCC: 5….

RushCC: GO!!!!

RushCC: Okay….

RushCC: All the usual….the wave….title….music….etc….

Matt1: Long intro

RushCC: Yes.

RushCC: Nice stock shot of Hong kong earlier.

Matt1: Yes

Len Freeman: atritish colony

Len Freeman: British

RushCC: The Honolulu Clipper…..

RushCC: Crashed last week!

RushCC: Replay coming!

Len Freeman: poison dart

RushCC: The crash scene recalls “Foreign Correspondent” for me.

Len Freeman: That’s where it comes from… actually the same footage

RushCC: Here we GO!!!

RushCC: AH! Thank you, Ken!

RushCC: I thought it was really close to that original!

RushCC: As close as one can get!

Len Freeman: It was an expensive shot to do and so they reused it

RushCC: Sure did!

Len Freeman: BAD WOMAN

RushCC: YES!

RushCC: “The Three Brothers”

Len Freeman: Two

RushCC: Come on, Jack! WISE UP!

RushCC: AH! Yes…TWO!

Len Freeman: My grandmother taught me how to count to ten in Deutsch…. but that’s about all I got to

Matt1: Not the sharpest dart in the pen

Len Freeman: Tom

RushCC: Yes, Matt.

RushCC: And, yes, Len. I know about the same…only a little less so than you!

RushCC: No honor among the Axis….

RushCC: YOW!

Matt1: A true gentleman

RushCC: “Ladies first…”

RushCC: Yes.

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Hounder: Hi everyone.

RushCC: Hello, Hounder!

Matt1: Hello Hounder!


Len Freeman: Hi H

Hounder: Hope veryone had a good week

Matt1: Good week, thnx….u?

RushCC: Cannot complain, Hounder.

RushCC: hope that yours went well, too.

Len Freeman: Pretty good.

Len Freeman: Two minutes to the game … have to ring off… Have a good nite

Hounder: Up and down Mom ended up at the er with a uti

RushCC: Okay, Len!

Matt1: Take care Len…Good luck!

RushCC: Enjoy the game!

Hounder: Enjoy your gamelen

Len Freeman: Go Vikes (they usually do terribly on Monday nites)

Matt1: But this IS 2020!

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Louise has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Louise!

RushCC: jack won’t be smilin’ for long!

Hounder: Hi louise

RushCC: Good evening, Louise!

Louise: Hi all. I can’t believe Len just left because I have a message for him…

RushCC: How are you tonight, Louise/ How was your weekend?

Louise: Everyone should be aware that Len and Rush made me cry this week…

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Matt1: Hello NT!

Louise: Len won the Melbourne Cup and the winner of that gets a coin from Rush. I had mentioned during our chat that I have never won (in 10 years) and so Len said he would give the coin to me if he won…

Nothere: Hey all

Louise: And he did! And the coin arrived today in the mail, sent by Rush. Thanks, guys. That was so sweet.

RushCC: Next week: “Treachery at Sea”

Matt1: I never won either, Louise 14+ years?

RushCC: AH! You just missed Len!

RushCC: he left to watch the football game.

Louise: Well Matt, if I win next year the coin will go to you!

RushCC: Well, Matt, if I win somehow next year…I will do the same for YOU! 🙂

Hounder: That was nice of him louise

RushCC: yes, it was!

Matt1: If I win, I’ll will it to you, because I’ll have a heartattack

Louise: This was a nice moment in an otherwise tough week since our son tested positive for COVID…

RushCC: It was one of those very special moments.

Matt1: Ugh

RushCC: Len mentioned about giving it if he won…and he did!

Louise: So far he is fine but it hits home when that happens

Nothere: Well I was not there and had nothing to do with it, but I’m happy for you Louise.

Matt1: Asymptomatic?

RushCC: Yes, louise?

Louise: Yes Matt

Hounder: I’m so sorry louise. Hopefully he’ll have the mild version.

RushCC: How are you doing?

Nothere: So if the detective is Wong, is the killer Wright?

Louise: Well, the coin really made my day!!!

RushCC: You are the first person I know who got it, actually.

Matt1: We were quarantined early on for 2 weeks after my wife was exposed, but thankful we both were neg

RushCC: Then it was REALLY meant to be yours!

Nothere: Sorry to hear about the covid.

RushCC: Hopefully it will bring the “luck” of a rapid recovery!

Louise: Son is in graduate school and of course they have classes online but also partially in person. That just got shut down.

Matt1: What king of test?

Matt1: kind

Hounder: That would be tough to hear louise. 2 of my nc neighbors tested positive as well

Louise: He had the “good” test (?) not the rapid one

RushCC: You will definitely be on our prayers, louise.

Matt1: The yucky one

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Godwinshelley2: Greetings all

Louise: You are all so kind

RushCC: GS!

Matt1: Hello GS!

Hounder: Hi gs

Godwinshelley2: Karloff night

Nothere: Hey God

RushCC: Good evening to you!

Louise: I knew GS would be here for Karloff!

RushCC: YES!!!

Nothere: Don’t have a Prst fall. It’s Karloff.

Godwinshelley2: Louise – I need a miniature Mummy for a gift – 3″ long

Nothere: Prat even

Godwinshelley2: Pratt

RushCC: Yes, GS?

RushCC: Maybe we can get you on via eBay!

Godwinshelley2: Lovecraft gift exchange – mine is tailored around the Houdini/Lovecraft story

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RushCC: AH!

Louise: I would actually try Amazon for that GS. Or

Matt1: Hello Paul!

RushCC: WELCOME, Paul!

Godwinshelley2: I will check there

RushCC: I need to ready my DVD….

Louise: CUED here

Hounder: Ah. Makes sense now gs. Otherwise an od d ft

RushCC: Getting there…

Godwinshelley2: Looks like a J Arthur Rank film with that logo

PaulM: getting mine cued up now

Hounder: Gift

Hounder: Hi paul

Matt1: Cued to Opening Title

Godwinshelley2: Lovecraft had to retype the story he was ghosting for Houdini on his wedding night

PaulM: good evening Chan Clan

Louise: Hey GS, I have just gone down the Buck Rogers rabbithole…

Godwinshelley2: Hello Paul

PaulM: hiya GS

Godwinshelley2: With Buster Crabb

Godwinshelley2: Paul are you in the HP Lovecraft Society?

Nothere: Kane isn’t a killer in that serial.

PaulM: no….but i like the stories

Louise: I think I had a Buck Rogers related costume when I was a kid and I ended up reading old 1929 comic strips and the serials. It is never ending

RushCC: Okay…cued here.

Godwinshelley2: Ah – they just announced the names for our gift exchange

RushCC: 5 minutes to go…

RushCC: yes, GS?

Nothere: They being your work?

PaulM: i was going to go to another online event tonight…but it got cancelled due to tech problems

RushCC: Yes, Paul?

Godwinshelley2: No the HP Lovecraft Society – we put our names in and get a name back to send gifts to

RushCC: Did anyone besides Matt and me have trouble entering the Chat Room tonight?

Louise: Paul, I feel like the girlfriend you had to settle for…

PaulM: so much streaming stuff nowadays.

Godwinshelley2: I’ve been working on my gifts all year


PaulM: no problem getting into the chat for me

RushCC: “Sloppy seconds?”

Godwinshelley2: Worked fine for me this evening

RushCC: Good to hear, GS.

RushCC: Toom me TEN MINUTES to get in!

RushCC: (Took)

Nothere: No Rush an upgrade.

RushCC: AH!

RushCC: “Fantastic Firsts”)

Godwinshelley2: Louise – I found a wooden puzzle box painted with egyptian symbols and I am looking for some “treasure” to fit the inside – hence the mummy

RushCC: Sounds good, GS.

RushCC: 2 minutes….

Matt1: I feel I should re-enter the room and give Rush top billing—–>

Nothere: Just so long as you don’t put in any tana leaves God

RushCC: 90 seconds….

RushCC: Everyone ready?

RushCC: 75 seconds…

Nothere: Are we ever?

Godwinshelley2: yes

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Louise: yep

RushCC: 60 seconds…

Matt1: Hello A & D!

Nothere: heY a&d

RushCC: 50 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: Or William Henry Pratt

RushCC: 40 seconds…

angel & docks: WE ARE CUED!!


RushCC: 30 seconds…

Hounder: Hi angel&dock

RushCC: 25…

RushCC: 20…

RushCC: 15…

RushCC: 10…

RushCC: 5…

RushCC: GO!!!


RushCC: Title….

RushCC: Music….

angel & docks: WONGGGGGG!

Louise: good one Matt

Godwinshelley2: I wonder where that photo was taken from?

Nothere: The Wong Gong has gone on.


RushCC: WELCOME, Angel and Docks!

RushCC: NT….:)

angel & docks: *(whispers) I wore my baggy coat so i could sneak some Tetragene in. You want some?*

angel & docks: KARL ZINT! I KNEW IT!!

Godwinshelley2: My folks were big Colliers magazine folks – our encyclopedias were all Colliers

Louise: The DOCK!

RushCC: Not really, Angel…I need to stay away for a few more hours!

RushCC: Yes! The dock!

Louise: I don’t think I ever saw Colliers, GS

angel & docks: Bridge was only 2 years old then, right, Curators?

Godwinshelley2: I guess it was kind of like Life magazine

Louise: Looks like Pacino

angel & docks: The Dayton Chemical company! I remember them from Cincinnati!!

angel & docks: LOUISE!! How could you miss Collier’s??

RushCC: Yes, Angel?

Louise: We were poor, angel, and only had LIFE

RushCC: Fun looking phones!

Godwinshelley2: Plus they had fiction like these Mr Wong stories

Hounder: We had world book encyclopedias

RushCC: Perry White!

RushCC: was he ALWAYS oler looking???

angel & docks: Rush, HIP LOUISE UP! The Rexall 1-cent Sale two-page spread appears in the current issue of the SatEvePost, Look, Collier’s & Country Gentleman, does it not?

Godwinshelley2: painted to “look” like curtains on the door windows

Louise: We had Golden Book encyclopedia

Nothere: Yes I asked ths before but the room has nearly doubled since then so ….If the detective is Wong, is the killer Wright?

Hounder: We also had book of knowledge encyclopedia. That was a cool set. Stories, crafts, poetry.

RushCC: Lee Tung Foo!

Louise: paranoid

angel & docks: Louise, my grandparents got us Time and Life. They said they couldn’t buy Happiness, but when we grew up they expected to be repaid.

RushCC: Yes, Louise, a similarity to the Chan version.

Louise: Hope you paid your debt, angel

RushCC: Yes, Angel?

angel & docks: Perry White here sounds like Bob or Ray, doing their Chinese Courtroom routine.

RushCC: Tough to pay that one off!

RushCC: Miss Petroff.

Louise: I love the way he holds that ciggy

RushCC: Deja-vu? No…just another similarity to the Chan version!

RushCC: Yes, Louise!

angel & docks: Louise, i scammed my grands. They spent $61.43 on Time & Life from 1941 to 1972 (end of Life), & i’ve been paying for Time since with checks i lifted from Gran’s Rambler after we put her in the Home. I only paid G&G $61.20. I’ve owed them 23 cents for 48 years & have laughed every day.

RushCC: European style.

angel & docks: OH, his HEAD!

Louise: Yikes, angel, I am shcked

angel & docks: What TIME is it? Perry entering office?

RushCC: Here is another similarity….


angel & docks: Louise, i’m a fast guy. Not the kind you ought to hang around. Go now. Flee.

Godwinshelley2: Around the time Karloff did the Wong series, he made “British Intelligence” which will be on TCM this week

Godwinshelley2: It’s an interesting film of his if you haven’t seen it

angel & docks: Uh-oh. The additional Clause. Just in time for the Holidays, now Cancelled.


Godwinshelley2: 10:00

angel & docks: “BRITISH INTELLIGENCE”? I bet the Frogs get a laugh out of THAT!

RushCC: John Hamilton appeared in “Mr. Moto’s Gamble” at about the time this film was shot.

RushCC: same year…1938.

Nothere: Angel even stays out past curfew and skips school.

Louise: She has some serious lace there

RushCC: Enter the disgruntled ex-partner.

DanVenture has joined this room

angel & docks: “Time”, again? Damn ads keep breaking in.

Nothere: Just so long as she has no arseic.

RushCC: “And don’t call ne CHIEF!!!”

angel & docks: DV!!

Nothere: Hey Dan

DanVenture: Indeed, indeed!


Nothere: 1110

Hounder: Hi dan

DanVenture: Sorry to interrupt!

RushCC: Not interrupting at all!

angel & docks: If anyone doesn’t have arsenic, i have Tetragene under my coat here.

RushCC: Please feel free to jump right in!

RushCC: We are watching “Mr. Wong, detective.”

angel & docks: Welcome, Dan! No murders yet!

RushCC: 12:00

RushCC: 12:15

angel & docks: That collar of hers oughta qualify her for the Supreme Supreme Court.

RushCC: “I want my MAYPO!”

Godwinshelley2: And the year after “British Intelligence” he made “You’ll Find Out” with Bela Lugosi – it’s a Kay Kyser bandleader film that has Ish Kabibble

angel & docks: Uh-oh. Murder ONE!!

Nothere: OLSEN!

Louise: SCREAM

RushCC: Yes, GS?

angel & docks: Dayton Chemical in Dayton? Or Zinzinnati?

RushCC: NT…:)

Godwinshelley2: TCM just ran that over the weekend

DanVenture: 12 and what seconds?

Nothere: PSSST can.

angel & docks: I’ll run TCM over NECT weekend.

Godwinshelley2: 13:30

RushCC: Note that in this film, the radio is NOT a factor.

Godwinshelley2: I like this film’s device better

angel & docks: The radio is not even a actor.

RushCC: Right!

Nothere: PSSST can

Louise: He sounds so Karloffy here

DanVenture: TY Rush.

RushCC: 14:00

angel & docks: I like the Fake Thermostat.

RushCC: Very good, DV!

RushCC: You will have a LONG wait, Mr. Wong…

DanVenture: From last week’s “RADIO-active” case to “To WONG Foo” this week. Wow.

Nothere: <TINCAN>


angel & docks: It’s a GNU gun! Only for gnu! I mean, gun!

DanVenture: Yet both of these films are a “GAS”… 😉

angel & docks: DV: *groan*, congenially

Nothere: Well Dan not to broadcast to loudly.:)

RushCC: Anagrams!

angel & docks: Where can i get some physics, so i can dean them?


RushCC: You are right, Angel.

RushCC: And the profile of Sigmund Freud.

angel & docks: Of COURSE you can’t see why not. It’s GLASS, dummy!

angel & docks: What’s he doing, deaning?

Louise: I love glass blowing

RushCC: Nice flame!

Nothere: Ah yes the crime lab. Where the real crime fighting is done.

angel & docks: I love glass blowing over, smashing, results being ambulanced to the physics department.

Godwinshelley2: Get a dictionary you guys and leave me alone – is what the poor guy should say

RushCC: A demonstration of glass blowing.

angel & docks: I’M not gonna mention anybody smoking anything if Y’ALL don’t mentioonanybody smoking anything!

Godwinshelley2: My husband used to see all kind of things at the FBI while he worked there

RushCC: They will MAKE him nuts.

Louise: You flatter me!

angel & docks: This man is suffering from Demented Peacox.

RushCC: Yes, GS?

Godwinshelley2: The crime lab was always interesting

RushCC: I am a bit behind you, Louise!

angel & docks: They could make a movie about it.

Godwinshelley2: There was a giant stuffed bear that was taken from a drug dealer that used to be part of the tour. Don’t know if they still show it now.

angel & docks: We’re ALL behind you, Louise! You go first, we’ll stay back here.

Godwinshelley2: 21:00

Louise: My DVD must be in a hurry tonight!

Godwinshelley2: 21:15

RushCC: My mother and father met at the FBI during WW2.

Godwinshelley2: 21:30

Louise: Lots of FBI here tonight

Godwinshelley2: Working there, visiting, or held there?

RushCC: Fun hat on her head.

RushCC: Pixie look.

angel & docks: The hat looks like Chico Marx’s.

RushCC: Or…maybe good for Halloween!

angel & docks: That blew up the house that Jack built.

RushCC: Yes, Angel!

RushCC: When she turned her head I saw the brim!

angel & docks: Rush, i wouldn’t be a member of any other club that would have me, except this one Fox got me to join.

RushCC: 🙂

RushCC: Me, too, Angel!

RushCC: “ANY morning!!!”

Nothere: How Groucho of you Angel

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angel & docks: Anytime you need me to help push, just see me at your DeSoto-Plymouth Dealer’s.

Nothere: So call me wacky, but shouldn’t those phones be next to each other not behind each other.

Godwinshelley2: It’s a Christmas Ornament?

angel & docks: Hounder vamos’d?

angel & docks: I’ll bet Wilk wears silk.

Godwinshelley2: Would one phone be “in-house” and the other “external”?

angel & docks: Well, you’re seeing one now.

RushCC: Maybe one phone is the main one, and the other is the eaxtra?

RushCC: (extra)

angel & docks: GS: I think everything was external in those days.

Godwinshelley2: Would this be before “intercoms”?

Louise: Now I can’t stop looking at those phones

RushCC: Seems so, GS.

angel & docks: ANY MOMENT, Little Richard could slide in here & belt “Tutti Frutti”.

RushCC: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Lots of conical hats in this film

Nothere: Goodness gracious Great balls of fire.

RushCC: It’s interesting that Wong created the murder weapon so quickly!

angel & docks: Dayton went to Wong, then went to Hell.

Nothere: Somone call my habidashier.

RushCC: But he still needs to figure out how it’s popped!

Louise: Funny tabacky

angel & docks: Notty! NOTTY! I have Mr. Truman on the line! Shall he hold?

RushCC: “No…just pass the buck.”

DanVenture: I read that comment as “COMICAL hats”…LOL

angel & docks: They say the car was checked, but it looked solid black to me.

RushCC: Angel….you are ON tonight!

angel & docks: DV…Well, they ARE that!

angel & docks: These guys never pop the clutch. How do they DO that?

Nothere: Yes it will hurt to look. Oh my syatica.

RushCC: Whine…whine…whine….

angel & docks: Rush, it’s the pent-up pents from 2 or 3 weeks out, & a couple weeks traveling before that!

RushCC: AH!

angel & docks: Didn’t she see the sign, You Must Be Tall As Barney Rubble at the door? How did she get in here?

Nothere: Thanks but I don’t want to see everything.Keep your bloomers on.

angel & docks: Bloomers secured. Bay doors closed.

Nothere: Sorry Wong, but you aren’t ready for Carnige Hall.

RushCC: “Mr. Wong! The upstairs neighbors just called!”

angel & docks: Wong came THIS CLOSE to the Ellington Quintet semis.

angel & docks: Jack BENNY just called to complain!!

RushCC: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: two fox tails on that fur

angel & docks: DANGER DAGGER

RushCC: “Countess”

Godwinshelley2: Like she is actually wearing the animal bodies and not just the fur

angel & docks: GS: I have alerted Fox.

RushCC: Like the Chan version.

RushCC: Also the invented memory of having met before.

angel & docks: She’s from the Dubuque DuBoises. They depend on the strangeness of kidnessers.

Nothere: In for a penny wear a pound God?

RushCC: AH! here comes the coquina bark…

angel & docks: Schozz on that guy.

RushCC: “CoCHina”

angel & docks: *SCHNOZZ*

Nothere: Chew?

angel & docks: I’m engaged too, but i don’t let just anybody comes to the door know about it. Is there nothing sacred?

RushCC: Karloff was really intriguing as Mr. Wong!

RushCC: VERY versatile.

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. And remember Two wrongs don’t make a right, but Wong will always eventually be right.

RushCC: Has the date been set, Angel?

angel & docks: We

angel & docks: We’re waiting for the All-Clear.

Louise: Nothere…you just were here and then gone

RushCC: Perfect note for your sad departure, NT!

angel & docks: He really wishes he could rassle Russell.

RushCC: Next week: “The Shanghai Chest.”

Louise: Can someone give me the time?

angel & docks: Notty! With Wong in our hearts!

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RushCC: Great cars in this one!

angel & docks: With Special Public Service Extra, “The Shanghai Chest X-Ray”!!

Godwinshelley2: 39:15

RushCC: 🙂

RushCC: Siren….

angel & docks: He never reads any of those books.

Godwinshelley2: 39:30

Louise: thanks

angel & docks: Did guys in those days have longer legs, or what?

RushCC: “Hives”

Godwinshelley2: I thought their pants were pulled halfway up their chest – so they could complain about the government.

RushCC: “Get the DOCK.”

angel & docks: GS: They would do that no matter what. The pants, i mean.

angel & docks: No more milk for Wilk.

Hounder has joined this room

angel & docks: Is he—?

RushCC: WB, Hounder!

Louise: hi again Hounder

angel & docks: Hounder! You’re just in time to view the body!!

Hounder: Hi again. Had to go help mom to bed.

RushCC: I forgot to ask about your mother, Hounder.

Godwinshelley2: Very nice of you to do that

angel & docks: (*Note, Hounder was NOT WITH US whilst the murder was committed.*)

RushCC: i hope that things are well with her.

angel & docks: DOC? He looks like REID FLEMING, the DEMENTED MILKMAN!!

RushCC: How should the Good Humor man know?

Hounder: Antibiotics are a wonderful thing.she’s has a good couple of days.

Hounder: Does that make me a suspect angel?

Godwinshelley2: So Rush – were your parents working at the FBI when they met?

RushCC: Nice use of the camera there!

RushCC: Yes.

RushCC: My dad was a special agent…

Godwinshelley2: How fun

Hounder: Cool rush

RushCC: And my mom handled files.

Louise: cool Rush

RushCC: She met my dad while bringing files to his office.

Godwinshelley2: Was that in DC?

angel & docks: Hounder, it doesn’gt make ANYBODY NOT A SUBJECT, and with enough rope we can KNOT a suspect. Got any rope? Silk,i hope, in memory of Wilk.

RushCC: Yes, DC…1943.

angel & docks: Rush: She don’t bring him files anymore?

Godwinshelley2: I hear it was almost impossible to find a place to rent then. Where did they live?

angel & docks: His forehead needs to be graded & smoothed.

RushCC: No…maybe in the afterlife they have resumed their old positions in the celestial branceh of the FBI!

RushCC: Whining again….

angel & docks: GS: Rents were so high, they were forced to buy the old Same Place. Cost a pretty penny, plus a nickel a year water & gas. They still have gas.

Louise: DC in 43: spy stuff!

RushCC: 6-digit numbers.

angel & docks: Jeeves looks wired,

Godwinshelley2: The films “Apartment for Peggy” and “More the Merrier” were about the housing shortage in DC around that time

RushCC: I have a letter that J. Edgar Hoover sent to my parents when I was born.

Godwinshelley2: Ah that is so nice

angel & docks: Rush: Telling them where to find you>

angel & docks: ?

RushCC: Yes!

RushCC: That’s why I was born in the san Diego area.

angel & docks: Rush: Did Jedgar have an idea THAT early on, that you’d come to—well—THIS?

RushCC: After they married, my dad was transferred to Seattle, and then a year or so later, to san Diego.

Louise: Rush, not sure what to think of that J. Edgar reference!

angel & docks: Nice pants.

RushCC: Aw…history is history, Louise!

angel & docks: Louise: You and me both. I don’t know how to regard our friend now. (Jedgar, i mean.)

Godwinshelley2: So your Mom settled down with you – was your dad still an agent?

angel & docks: Those Venetians were BLIND when they did those windows.

RushCC: Well, Angel…it depends on just where he resides now…!

angel & docks: GS: Probably promoted to Agent Provocateur, right, Rush?

angel & docks: Rush: I don’t know if they deliver ICE there.

RushCC: Possibly.

angel & docks: And mascara can run TERRIBLY.

RushCC: A “tough ut.”

RushCC: (Nut)

RushCC: “All dates are off.”

angel & docks: You CAN’T see anyone. Whassamatter, county don’t have 6 cents for lightbulbs?

RushCC: Some similarities here.

angel & docks: 16 buttons, & whatta you get? Another day’s coffee and…

angel & docks: Snooty cuss, innt he?

RushCC: Playing with his switch-blade.

RushCC: here’s tonight’s fur.

angel & docks: That wallpaper would drive anyone’s fur to fly.

angel & docks: *Flee*

RushCC: Resembles George Raft.

angel & docks: He looks like a combo of the two BL’s: Bela Lugosi & Bert Lahr.

angel & docks: Bert Lugosi.

RushCC: 🙂

Louise: BelLaLahr

RushCC: Nice shadows.

angel & docks: Every Man A Dean.

angel & docks: He heard Russell rustle, & rassled him.

angel & docks: PRIVATE spelled backward is ETAVIRP

RushCC: He will NOT be asking for the radio as was the case in the Chan version!

angel & docks: Doesn’t need to, probably. Probably has online streaming, Bluetooth & earbuds.

RushCC: This part is another similarity.

RushCC: Theodore GEISEL???

angel & docks: In the merry merry month of May?

Godwinshelley2: Dr Seuss

RushCC: 🙂

Louise: Everyone comes too late

RushCC: He used to walk past the museum where I worked in the ’80s.

RushCC: In La Jolla, CA.

angel & docks: Louise, these folks are on War Time a couple years early.

Godwinshelley2: How nice!


RushCC: ge the can ready….

RushCC: (get)

angel & docks: I LIKED THAT HAND GRIPING THE HOOD ORNAMENT whilst walking around the car!!

angel & docks: READY CAN!

RushCC: Watch that residual cas!

angel & docks: can ready!!

angel & docks: OH, ROOTI!!

Matt1: Sorry got tied up and need to run folks….talk with you next week!

RushCC: It’s official.

Louise: Bye Matt

Godwinshelley2: Bye Matt

Hounder: Nite matt

RushCC: Good night, matt!

RushCC: See you next week!

angel & docks: Gnite Matt@@@!!

RushCC: Have a great week!

RushCC: Thae can?

angel & docks: Did Karloff use the SAME CARNATION for the whole movie?

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Godwinshelley2: Monogram did like to save money

Louise: Gee, angel, you are getting so philosophical

RushCC: Probably something of a “trademark,” Angel.

RushCC: The parrot.

angel & docks: Louise, i’ve been on a sabbatical. Anything could happen, now.

RushCC: I happen to be currrently reading…very slowly…”The Chinese Parrot.”

angel & docks: I’ll bet they used that parrot till the day he became an ex-parrot.

Godwinshelley2: Slowly – to absorb the details – or hard to keep your attention focused?

angel & docks: Nice, shiny hardware!!

Louise: Talking his way out of this

RushCC: This films has elements of noir, to be sure!

angel & docks: Was this shot in a ROLLING BLACKOUT, or WHAT?

RushCC: Yes, Louise!

RushCC: Reminds us, again, of the Chan movie.

Louise: I love the fake out here

angel & docks: Fasten your seat belts! It’s going to be a bumpy night!!

RushCC: No Tommy and Birmingham ti help out, though!

Godwinshelley2: I believe “Noir” is traditionally considered starting in 1941

angel & docks: GS: So this was just “Bad Lighting”?

angel & docks: Well, A woman, anyway.

RushCC: FOUR minutes.

Godwinshelley2: Just Monogram saving money

RushCC: Chan only had TWO, I believe.

RushCC: YES, GS!

angel & docks: Monogram used everything in the parrot but the squawk, & they recorded & licensed that.

RushCC: Great work here by Wong!

angel & docks: This is ACTING!!!!!!!

RushCC: Just as CC did.

angel & docks: The ol’ SWITCHEROOOOOO!

Godwinshelley2: Mr Wong is not a detective like Chan – is he?

RushCC: Of course, this was 10 years before the Chan case!

angel & docks: Give me Jerry Lewis, or give me gas!

RushCC: Tough choice, Angel!

RushCC: Miss Sophie Doe of Brooklyn.

Hounder: ..

angel & docks: I kinda specialize in tough choices, Cowboy. Take ’em away, Lieutenant!

angel & docks: Exoneration is as exoneration Duz, the Washday Miracle.

angel & docks: Rush: Sophie Doe of the Doe-Gotrocks of Park Slope Slide? Of the Four Hundred and Four?

Louise: Just like Chan he likes lovebirds

RushCC: Nervous time…

Godwinshelley2: The End


Godwinshelley2: Oh am I running fast?

angel & docks: Doncha think the globes could get kinda mixed up? Say, in a house where they keep having rolling blackouts?

RushCC: POP!!

angel & docks: And a parrot?

RushCC: Yes, GS.

RushCC: Seems so.

RushCC: At least from my standpoint!

RushCC: Maybe I am BEHIND!

angel & docks: “SISTER”. I LOVE that!!

RushCC: Supper and a show.

Louise: It seems like there are different versions of this with different lengths

Godwinshelley2: I have the boxset of mr Wong

RushCC: “Hold hands, you lovebirds.”

angel & docks: Next week, MYRA, in—

RushCC: Insert smily face….

angel & docks: Have a nice day!

RushCC: “Have a nice day.”

RushCC: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Happy Birthday, Boris

angel & docks: Gimme a T for Tetragene!!

RushCC: Closing credits….

RushCC: Again….

angel & docks: YAY!!!!!



RushCC: (Applause)

Louise: Always nice to see Wong

Hounder: Thanks for the fun. See you next week

RushCC: Agreed!

RushCC: We see Keye Luke as Wong in the future.

Godwinshelley2: Yes – there is a great photo of him from a birthday while dressed as the Monster

RushCC: Next run-thru!

angel & docks: I am again beside myself, with only fox fur to console me. See you next week, same bats website, same bats chatroom?

RushCC: Yes, GS?

Godwinshelley2: Rush – I will email you the photo from my Chinatown photo in a photo

RushCC: I need to look that one up!

angel & docks: Until then, TUTTI FRUTTI!!

Godwinshelley2: The birthday was from Son of Frankenstein

RushCC: Okay, GS!


Godwinshelley2: And it was the day his daughter was born – same birthday

RushCC: Louise…my very best thoughts out to you for a speedy recovery!

Louise: Thanks again for the coin, Rush, and tell Len if you see him before I do

RushCC: I feel VERY positive.

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Godwinshelley2: Have a great week everyone

RushCC: Will do, Louise!

Godwinshelley2: And STAY SAFE

RushCC: You JUST missed him tonight!

Louise: bye all

Godwinshelley2: night all

RushCC: take care, all!

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RushCC: Thank you ALL as ALWAYS!

RushCC: “The Shanghai Chest” next week!

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RushCC: have a great…safe…week, everyone!

RushCC: Hounder, my best to you and your mom.

RushCC: Love can insdeed scale the toughest climbs.

RushCC: (indeed)

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RushCC: Good night DV and Paul!

RushCC: take care.

RushCC: Till next time….

RushCC: Good night.

PaulM: BYE

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