Chat Archive 12/27/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for December 27, 2021

The Return of Charlie Chan

The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus

flaming angel+fiery fox
Mike n Rachel in DC
Rich Maine

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Rush!

Rush: Good evening, Mike and Rachel!

Rush: Welcome to our final stop on this year’s journey!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope you’re well. Can’t stay long this evening, but wanted to bring Holiday greetings!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Another year has flown by!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is there a New Year’s party planned for next Monday?

Rush: Sorry to hear that you can’t stay, but thank you so much for the kind wishes!

Rush: And the same to you both!

HonoluLou has joined this room

HonoluLou: Greetings from CLE

Mike n Rachel in DC: Holiday craziness…and we’re both a bit under the (non-COVID) weather

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Lou!

Rush: Well, perhaps an impromptu party next week!

Rush: Hello, LOU!


Mike n Rachel in DC: We’ll have to find our party hats and noisemakers

Mike n Rachel in DC: *honk*

HonoluLou: Thanks, was Santa good to everyone?

Rush: Sounds good!

Mike n Rachel in DC: A+ for Santa in DC

HonoluLou: Nie

Rush: I cannot complain, Lou! And you?

HonoluLou: Nice. I got spoiled by the grandkids.

Rush: Actually the release of this year’s CCF Newsletter was a welcomed gift!

Rush: That’s great, Lou!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Excellent, Lou. We’re sure it was well-deserved!

Rush: Usually it’s the other way around!

HonoluLou: Yeah, that was a close call. Thanks so much all.

Rush: You are welcome!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, when Grandpa is a Charlie Chan scholar, one has to go the extra mile. :-D

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Indeed!

HonoluLou: Ha Ha. Believe or not, while in Hawaii every weekend was salad, pasta, and a chan movie. Got some of the youngest Chan fans in the clan.

Rush: Perfect!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Start them young…that’s the key!

Rush: Actually that’s what I had for dinner.

HonoluLou: Yep!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pizza here 🙂

Rush: Mmmm.

Rush: Good!

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Rush: MDA!

mda19083: hello all


Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi MDA

HonoluLou: I’m eating chicken with potatoes a la Luigi

HonoluLou: Hi MDA

Mike n Rachel in DC: Luigi?

mda19083: I hope Santa was good to each and everyone

Rush: yes!

HonoluLou: You bet!

Rush: And you, too, hopefully!

Mike n Rachel in DC: ho ho ho

Rush: 🙂

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mda19083: lou – i enjoyed the newsletter and appreciate your efforts

Mike n Rachel in DC: Aloha, Steve!

Rush: Steve! ALOHA to you!!!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha from the Land of Chan !!!

Rush: I am so happy that you were able to make it tonight!

HonoluLou: Aloha, Steve.

Rush: (This afternoon for you!)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Did we miss a newsletter?

Hawaii_Steve: And how are all the little Chanettes today?

HonoluLou: MDA T.Y.S.M.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Splendid, but a bit under the weather

Hawaii_Steve: Hello Rush, Mike & Rachel, Lou, and Mda (Jerry is looking for you).

mda19083: hello steve

Hawaii_Steve: Excited to see that we’re play the Ross Martin film tonight.


Rush: That’s the address to access the newsletter.

Rush: Yes, steve!

HonoluLou: Awe shucks! :-X

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks, Rush. Just saw it in the email you sent, too.

mda19083: i have always wanted to see tonight’s feature

Rush: A great addition to the series, lou!

Rush: Now, the online copy seems to have commercials embedded.

HonoluLou: I added those Message Board highlights along with Steve’s “Featurettes” as a permanent feature.

Rush: I think they can be dispensed with afer five seconds.

Rush: We should begin the radio drama asap!

Rush: Runs 27 minutes.

Hawaii_Steve: Thank you, Lou.

Rush: “The Man Who Murdered santa Claus.”

Rush: Is everyone ready for the radio drama?

Mike n Rachel in DC: All set, but worried about poor Santa

Rush: I use the “blue” version at the page that comes up.

mda19083: cued up here

Rush: Let’s say…30 seconds…

Rush: 25

Hawaii_Steve: Ready.

Rush: 20

Rush: 15

Rush: 10

Mike n Rachel in DC: tempus fugit

HonoluLou: My pleasure, Steve.

Rush: 5

Rush: GO!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: GONG

Rush: Intro….

Rush: Announcer…

Rush: TYSM for the gong!

HonoluLou: The Incomperable Charlie ChanQ

Rush: Definitely “incomparable”!

HonoluLou: The vocals are pretty rough, yes?

Mike n Rachel in DC: The “gift” of murder!

Rush: We begin….

Hawaii_Steve: I’ve always like the opening theme song to the readio series.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: This is the Aussie series, of course.

HonoluLou: Aussie series?

Rush: Yes. You can detect the accent.

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Rush: Hounder!


HonoluLou: Welcome Hounder

Rush: How are you and your mogher this evening?

Rush: (Mother)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Hounder!

Rush: We just started the radio drama.

Hounder: Hi everyone! Just popping in to wish everyone a happy new year.

Rush: TYSM, Hounder!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Same to you Hounder!

mda19083: welcome hounder

Rush: The same to you and your mother.

Hounder: Thanks but I’m not going to stay tonight. I can hardly keep my eyesopen.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Long day?

HonoluLou: Happy 2022 Hounder. Say, how is everyone celebrating? I’m getting a covid test :-D

Rush: I am celebrating by NOT.

Rush: 🙂

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Hounder. Happy New Years!

HonoluLou: Good move. I stay home every year and fall asleep watching TV

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Then in the morning, we watch the Rose Parade.

mda19083: I usually have a quiet New Year’s Eve at home

Hounder: Busy day. Both dogs were full of mischief,mom was playing in the universe, and i had housework that needed done. 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: This New Year’s Eve will be with Rachel’s family, we hope

Rush: Yes, Hounder!

Rush: Sounds nice, Mike!

Rush: By the way, please pass along our best to Rachel!

Hawaii_Steve: Number One Sone speaks with an accept. And it ain’t Chinese.

Hounder: I plan to celebrate by checking my eyelids for light leaks. Lol

HonoluLou: Steve, Haha. You are sooo right.

Rush: “Righyt”!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Will do!

Hawaii_Steve: Very good, old chap.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: News report music!

Rush: “ACME”

Rush: “Oblique”

HonoluLou: 104 oblique 639?

Rush: “personalized” plate!

Hounder: Please tell everyone arriving for the main event happy new years from me. See you all next year!

HonoluLou: Ah so.

Rush: Take care, Hounder!

mda19083: be well hounder

Rush: My best New Year wishes to you and your mom!

HonoluLou: G’nite and happy 2022.

Mike n Rachel in DC: See you…take care!

Rush: May 2022 be a GREAT year.

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Rush: “Number One Son authorized to take ALL messages!”

Hawaii_Steve: This radio episode was produced by Grace Gibson Productions around 1950.

Rush: TYSM, Steve!

HonoluLou: Sun No.1 has a weird accent?

Rush: Any info is welcomed.

Hawaii_Steve: Directed by Lawrence H. Cecil.

Louise has joined this room

Rush: “If you cannot be good, be loud.”

Rush: Louise!

Louise: Greetings Chan Clan!

mda19083: hello louise

Rush: Good evening and WELCOME!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good motto for a trombone player, Rush. 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Louise!

Rush: Happy pre-New Year!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Louise.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Chloroformed to death!

Louise: Rush, I thoroughly enjoyed your description of the development of this website in Lou’s newsletter.

HonoluLou: Greetings Louise

Hawaii_Steve: I love an annoucer who speaks soft and quickly.

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Rush: TYSM, Louise! Now, if it can be reconstructed elsewhwere successfully in 2022!

mda19083: rush – that “be loud” advice doesn’t sound like a Chanism

sarabell: Hi everybody, hope you had a good Christmas

Rush: THAT might make a happy “part two” for the next newsletter!

Rush: Sarabell!

mda19083: hello sb


HonoluLou: You’ll get there, Rush, “Patience are a very lonely virtue!”

HonoluLou: Howdy Sarabell.

Louise: My son came home for Christmas so I was happy. He was out doing research but decided at the last minute to be with us.

Rush: And, I hope your Christmas was a good one as well!

sarabell: That was the best present, Louise.

HonoluLou: Louise, that is GREAT!

Rush: We had our older daughter staying with us over Christmas, so it was a very good Christmas for us.

Louise: Yes, best mom present.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Rodney Tempest.

Rush: Mullins.

sarabell: Your first Christmas in your new place, Rush.

Rush: Yes, our first as a family.

HonoluLou: I’m going to have some Tiger Tea, anyone want anything (hic!)

mda19083: we had 10 for Christmas dinner – it was a real treat

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Rush: owever, my younger daughter, Rachel, and I stayed here last Christmas to work on the interior of the house.

sarabell: Just the recipie for tiger tea

Rich Maine: Greetings all!

Rush: RICH!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Rich!

Rich Maine: Happy new years

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Louise: Does it smell like Tiger Balm, HL?

sarabell: Hi Rich

mda19083: never heard of tiger tea

HonoluLou: Sarabell, I usually have Peppermint Tea with a touch of Peppermint Schnapps

Rush: Ah…Tiger Tea!

mda19083: greetings rich

Rich Maine: We still start at 815 Rush? Hi Sara, Louise, m/r

Rush: One moment, please on that…

HonoluLou: Ask Hawaii-Steve, he invented the moniker “Tiger Tea.”

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mda19083: hello paul

PaulM: sorry i wasnt here last week. i tried, but the chatroom wouldnt appear.

Louise: Hi Rich, Hi Paul, Hi everyone I missed

sarabell: PaulM, hello

Rush: From a Keye Luke interview….

Rush: KEYE LUKE: No, he was a very lovable man, and fun. Always with a twinkle in his eye. And he just loved to play act, just loved to play act. When we were out on location, for instance, on Charlie Chan at the Circus, we were in El Monte – he came in in the morning – that’s the winter home at that time for the circus – So, we were over there, and when lunch came – this was the first day there – he had two – he had two thermos bottles. And so, he handed one to me and said, “This for number one son.” He says, “Very good soup,” he says, “Pea soup. You grow up to be big like father. Eat it.”


KEYE LUKE: So he gives it to me. Then he says, “This is honorable tiger tea for father,” see? Actually, martini! Tiger tea! (Laughing)

INTERVIEWER: (Laughing) A martini was the tiger tea!


sarabell: I have had that problem, Paul

Rush: Tiger tea.

PaulM: i tried different browsers, but no luck

Louise: Fun story

mda19083: rush – thanks for the explanation

HonoluLou: You can make it whatever you like 🙂

Rush: The entire interview can be found at this link:

Rush: Did he find it?

sarabell: Martinis are so awful. I could barely get down the pitcher.

Rush: 🙂

HonoluLou: LoL Sarabell!

mda19083: SB – 🙂

Hawaii_Steve: I’m heating up a cup of tiger tea as we speak.

Rush: AH!

Rich Maine: Chocolate expresso martini, yummy

PaulM: the food here at this restaurant is terrible….and such small portions

Rush: Paul! Welcome! I missed your arrival!

HonoluLou: The best recipe I found so far (for the Holidays) Hot Chocolate, marshmellows, crushed candy cane and Peppermint Schnapps!

Rich Maine: That’s wild Lou

Louise: Yes Lou, sounds yummy

HonoluLou: It socially acceptable 🙂

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Santa Claus disguise.

HonoluLou: And GREAT even without the Schnapps!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sounds good, Lou!

Hawaii_Steve: This recording is sort of muffled. Was Mr. Tempest shot? And by whom?

Rush: It is muffled.

HonoluLou: Um, was anyone listening?

HonoluLou: Steve, it is muffled.

mda19083: I have all of the ingredients – except the schnapps

Rush: I was caught up in the ongoing conversation!

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Dona: Hello Everyone!

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Rush: And all the talk of tiger tea-like beverages!

Rush: GS!

HonoluLou: MDA, you really should try it 🙂

sarabell: I never could stand Schnapps. I did drink Grand Mariner. But I thought it was an actual drink, Grandma Yea! till someone educated me


Godwinshelley2: Evening all

Hawaii_Steve: So who shot Rodney Tempest?

Rich Maine: Hi GS!

Rush: The radio drama is just ending!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening, GS!

Godwinshelley2: My this is really slow to post this evening

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Godwinshelley.

HonoluLou: Aloha GS.

mda19083: lou – will do

Rush: Please ready your copies of “The Return of Charlie Chan”!

sarabell: Hi GS, glad to see you

mda19083: hello dona and gs2

Rush: Please pause at the UNIVERSAL logo!

Rush: The opening title is delayed.

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Hawaii_Steve: And there we go. A shot in the dark.

Mike n Rachel in DC: This is where we have to depart this evening. Happy New Year to all!

HonoluLou: No fair, I wanted Princess Harianchi to come to me!

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Rush: Also, for those watching the online version, there seem to be commercials. After five seconds, they can be eliminated!

Rush: WB, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Are we cueing to the first sighting of the boat?

Hawaii_Steve: Good night.

Godwinshelley2: Hello

Dona: Hi GS

Rush: Coming up on….TWO MINUTES to go!

Rich Maine: On YT, no commercial so far

Rush: TWO minutes….

HonoluLou: I’m on Youtube and it’s playing. should I find another version?

mda19083: later mike

Rush: Pause at the UNIVERSAL logo, please…

HonoluLou: Bye Mike.

Louise: Hi GS

Rush: 90 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: Hi Louise

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Rush: 75 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: At the beginning of the Universal logo -ok

Hawaii_Steve: Pause your playback on the first image: Boat at sea. No Universal Logo.

Rush: Hellllloooo….DONA!!!

Rush: 60 seconds…

Louise: Hi Dona

Godwinshelley2: Ok I am at the globe before the words form

Rush: 50 seconds…

Dona: Hello Everyone!

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

HonoluLou: I am Cornolio!

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Godwinshelley2: Boat

Rush: We open at sea…

Rush: Aboard the Hidrachi yacht.

Hawaii_Steve: Correct.

HonoluLou: Ah, I have arrived. In russian hat

Hawaii_Steve: Correct.

Rush: LOU: 🙂

Rush: Does she mean, the AIR…or….the HEIR?

Hawaii_Steve: A Christmas connection.

HonoluLou: She must be drinking Tiger Tea.

Rush: Guzzling it, Lou!

Rush: And, yes, Steve!

Hawaii_Steve: Again with the foreign accepts. Have some more Tigar Tea.

Rush: A ninja!

Louise: Bad moustaches

Rush: “The whole barge full of western decadence…”

Rich Maine: Leslie Neilson…..surely!

Rush: INDEED it IS!

Rush: Time for the title.

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, Leslie Neilson !!!

Rush: In a dramatic role.

Godwinshelley2: So – Rush – you said this was a PILOT?

mda19083: max detweiler from the sound of misic

Rush: Yes, GS.

mda19083: music

Rush: For a hoped-for TV series.

Rush: In fact, that forms the basis for our January poll.

Rich Maine: Hawaii 50 producer

HonoluLou: A series never meant to be.

Rush: The Chan home….

Rush: Yes.

HonoluLou: It’s Chuck! I mean Charlie.

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Hawaii_Steve: Charlie Chan in a dunn buggie. Got love it.

Rich Maine: Hi angel!

mda19083: foxx is in the house

Louise: Hi Fox and Angel

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Herroh, ferroh detectives!

mda19083: and angel

HonoluLou: Steve, why does he have an Aloha shirt underneath another shirt?

HonoluLou: Or is that a windbreaker?

Godwinshelley2: So he lives on the wet side of the island?

Rush: in the early ’70s there was a short series of stories of an “updated” Charlie Chan published in the “Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine.”

Hawaii_Steve: Chan came from the top of a Hawaiian mountain with snow.

Rush: So, Chan was sort of “in the air” at this time.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Was out getting malled! So glad to be here for a cup of kindness!

HonoluLou: Steve, LOL

mda19083: i thought he lived on punchbowl hill

Rush: Also surely fueled by the re-release of the Fox Chan movies and their showing at the Museum of Modern Art in 1968.

Dona: Hello flaming angle and fiery foxx

Louise: He’s only 60?

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Hawaii_Steve: MDA, the Chan Clan moved.

Rush: Well…seems that in retirement, this version of chan has settled in another locale!

HonoluLou: Hi Angel K& FF

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Rush: WB, again, GS!

Godwinshelley2: It would have been nice to have a rotating batch of kids/grandkids to tag along on different adventures

Rush: Sorry about the revolving door.

Godwinshelley2: The page keeps kicking me out

HonoluLou: Only 500 acres?

Rush: Again…sorry, GS.

Hawaii_Steve: During the 1960s, Chan’s punchbowl house was torn down. Replaced with a high-rise apartment.

Hawaii_Steve: Charlie moved to Kailua.

Rush: It seems to happen to each of us at one time or another!

mda19083: steve – TYSM

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Where’s the “time”?

Rush: Steve: 🙂

Rush: Angel!

Godwinshelley2: 9:45


HonoluLou: STeve, I didn’t know that. too bad about his ’60s house.

Godwinshelley2: 10:00

Godwinshelley2: I am running a DVD – cued to the Universal opening

Godwinshelley2: 10:30

Rush: So, if this Chan is 60 years old here, he was born in 1911.

HonoluLou: That was Chang Apana’s house of course.

Hawaii_Steve: papa Chan. I like that.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: 10:45?

Rush: a LOT later than the “historical” Chan!

Godwinshelley2: 11:10

flaming angel+fiery foxx: “Grandpa, you gonna let that foul scheme . . .”?

Rush: The hat!

Godwinshelley2: 11:30

HonoluLou: The Hat!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: THE CHAN HAT!!

Louise: Hold out for $1

Rush: A special moment…

HonoluLou: That’s a pretty good scene.

Hawaii_Steve: Lou, both Apana’s house and Chan’s Black Camel house are long gone.

Rush: As…

Rush: he is….

Rush: out of retirement.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Louise: LOng as they’re 1947 dollars!

Louise: Did he say Vancouver?

HonoluLou: Steve, the one we walked past from the film?

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Vancouver!

Rush: “Charlie Chan in Vancouver”

Hawaii_Steve: No Lou. The real Chan house. Around the corner.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: If only KL and ANY of the Three Faces of Chan could have done this script—with MM, of course—

Hawaii_Steve: Ross looks better is suit and tie.

HonoluLou: Steve, thanks.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: “Radiant . . .for five bucks”!

Rush: Steve, I recently got a script for “Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen”

mda19083: we have a boat full of suspects

Rush: Yes, MDA!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: “Nostop jet service”. WOWZA!!

Rush: I HOPE so.

Hawaii_Steve: Rush. Congratulations !!!

Godwinshelley2: You seem to avoid that film – why pick up the script?

Dona: That beard was really fake looking

flaming angel+fiery foxx: One at a time, PLEASE.

HonoluLou: Ross Martin, probably could be a better Chan than most Caucasians. They should have slicked his hair back more, like Warner Oland or Toler.

Rush: When smoking was allowed on planes!

Rush: Agreed, lou.

HonoluLou: Do NOT eat that Fortune Cookie!

Rush: On “The Wild Wild West,” Martin got to play a number of “ethnic roles in “disguise!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: And on the other hand—is a tattoo.

Rush: YES.

mda19083: Wild Wild West was a hoot

Louise: Yes, Rush, I watched that show

HonoluLou: Yes, Rush. He would have probably got into the role as well as Oland (I didn’t say that did I 🙂

Rich Maine: Does Robert Conrad show up?

Dona: agreed mda

HonoluLou: Fake Beared

Rush: It was a fun show, was it not, Louise?

flaming angel+fiery foxx: The Borges? Victor and the missus? Are THEY in town?

Rush: Yes, Lou!

Rush: If we can see that on this side of the screen…Chan should be able to, too!

sarabell: Robert Conrad was great, refused to do any more WWW shows after Martin died.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: He looks like he’s allowed a squirrel to cling to his jaw to avoid paying for a ticket.

Rush: 🙂

mda19083: cue the can

flaming angel+fiery foxx: The other hand.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: A Caddy Series 75! TYhe LINO!!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: The LIMO!!

Hawaii_Steve: Producer Jack Laird and writer Gene R. Kearney are experienced storytellers. They know the areas of mystery and crime drama. Included in their credits are “Kojak,” “Switch,” and Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery,” fine TV programs from the 1970s. These gentlemen care about Charlie Chan, and it shows in this film.


HonoluLou: Remember Robert Conrad from Hawaiian Eye?

Rush: AH!!! YES!!!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: They should get a hydrangea for Mr. Hydroxy.

Rush: I used to watch that one, too, as a kid!

Godwinshelley2: number EIGHT son

flaming angel+fiery foxx: If Pop is for weasels, who can be against them?

Rush: It was one of the “77 Sunset Strip” “family.”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Eight was NOT enough, evidently.

Rush: Also….”Bourbon Street Beat,” and “Surfside 6.”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: ANGELA MERKEL as The Secretary!!

Godwinshelley2: So is that the little Tommy from earlier moview

Rush: Angel: 🙂

flaming angel+fiery foxx: PING!

Rush: Ping pong….

HonoluLou: Rush, “Lend me your comb.”

Rush: YES!

Rush: Ed “Kookie” Burns.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: He matriculated at Turtle Neck.

Hawaii_Steve: From the side view, Ross looks like Toler, a bit.

Rush: She’s annoying….

Rush: Yes, Steve…agreed!

Louise: Well they kept the fur theme

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Slapped HER down!

HonoluLou: If I hit the lottery, I’m going to buy a nice Ping pong table.

Rush: Looked like the captain of the “Titanic” there….

mda19083: white fox fur

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Luise, that’s why Fox joins us!

Hawaii_Steve: Yes Rush.

HonoluLou: Steve, yes. He’s probably chanelling Toler, more than anyone.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Near brushes are the best brushes.

HonoluLou: Louise. You really saved the day :). T.Y.S.M.

Louise: He has nice cheek bones

Rush: 🙂

Louise: No problem Lou

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Dotage is good.

HonoluLou: Well, continue it in another blog in 2022.

Hawaii_Steve: In the original script for this film, Leslie Nielsen’s character gets upset and says, “And don’t call me Shirley!”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Consider these guys Elder Mutant Ninja Whatever They Are’s.

HonoluLou: What’s up with his eyebrows?

mda19083: 🙂

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Don’t translate. Just Greek us.

Louise: HS: :-D

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Jester A. Arthur, for instance.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Gimme a dollar. A ’47 dollar.

Rush: Ross Martin was born in Poland in 1920. He died in Ramona, CA (in east San Diego County) in 1981.

HonoluLou: The Tomb! NOT THE TOMB!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: The grave’s a fine and private place, but none, i think, do there surf the web.

HonoluLou: Recognize the song?

Rich Maine: Fruit of lichee!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: His name’s not Shirley.

Rush: No, Lou…

mda19083: teach me tonight

Rush: What is the song?

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Most of these characters are leechy.

HonoluLou: “Teach Me Tonight.” I sing that in my show.

Rush: AH!

HonoluLou: “Should the teacher stand so near my love.”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: I want this music at my funeral.

Rich Maine: The worst accents!

Godwinshelley2: He just wiped his hands on the back of his jacket

flaming angel+fiery foxx: The iceberg is being towed into place.

mda19083: graduation’s almost here my love

Rush: Rich: 🙂

HonoluLou: His jacket is wrinkeled 🙂

Rush: And, Angel…. 🙂

HonoluLou: Yes, MDA.

Hawaii_Steve: Another annoying YouTube advertisement.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Liz Taylor?

mda19083: lou – a sinatra staple

flaming angel+fiery foxx: NINE PERCENT? For a LITTLE land deal in MALTA?

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Rush: Sorry, Steve…

flaming angel+fiery foxx: HS: I’ve gotten hit 10 times so far by the annoying YT ads.

Rush: They ARE annoying.

Rush: You can dump them in 5 seconds, I believe.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: They throw off the timing. I’m at 28:00. Y’all?

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HonoluLou: That last song, was “Quiet Nights.”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Baden-Baden is near Walla Walla?

Rush: I have…28:50

Godwinshelley2: 29:00

Rush: TYSM, Lou!

HonoluLou: 28:50

mda19083: pago pago

flaming angel+fiery foxx: The FORMER Frieda Schmidt. They had to search the phone book for a new one.

HonoluLou: One Note Samba

mda19083: bora bora

flaming angel+fiery foxx: mda: we heard you’d had beri beri. Bettah?

Hawaii_Steve: This film is so ’70s, I expect to see Jack Jones singing in the ship’s lounge.

Rush: Mr. Hidrachi…your heart…!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: He’s trying to grope that mandolin.

mda19083: angel – thanks much betta

Louise: Sorry I gotta run, folks. See you in the New Year, back at the beginning of our adventures. :-)

HonoluLou: Ah, the Greek dance of the plates.

HonoluLou: Bye Louise.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Dance that Malta music, white boy!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Louise! Till next year!!

Rush: Okay, Louise!

sarabell: Goodnight Louise

Louise: Bye and Happy New Year!

Rush: Good night…and have a VERY Happy New Year!

Dona: bye Louise

mda19083: steve – jack will be singing the love boat theme

Dona: see you next year

flaming angel+fiery foxx: An occasional spleen is a splendid thing. A SPLEENDID thing.

mda19083: later louise

Dona: lol

Rush: See you for “Behind That Curtain”!

HonoluLou: And Happy 2022, Louise

Hawaii_Steve: MDA, LOL !!!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Cheese is in the air!

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HonoluLou: Why aren’t they wearing masks?

Rush: Greek ring around the rosie…

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Annoying YT ad with MERYL STREEP just came up. Political. I vaulted the table to hit “Skip ad”.

Rush: Fearful diseases hadn’t been invented yet….

Rush: She sure gets around!

HonoluLou: Angel & FF. I have to pay $12 a month to not have those adds…bummer.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: He forgot his Grecian Formula.

Rush: Good old-fashioned typewriter!

Rush: I love the sound of clacking keys!

Rush: As Matt is not here…may I…?

flaming angel+fiery foxx: HonoluLou, i WILL not pay it. On principle. I’m quite aware they’ve ramped up the proportion of ads SPECIFICALLY to drive people crazy & to get them to comply.


HonoluLou: Good scream. Almost as good as Lady Felicia on Father Brown.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: I like how clean you keep the cans, Rush!

Rush: That is TRUE< angel.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: TYSM, Angel…

Rush: My posts are slowing…

Rush: Sorry!

HonoluLou: Rush, are you drinking tiger tea?

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Cleanliness wards off crime, or at least brings neat criminals.

Rush: Chan daughter…slugged!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: She’s so BRAVE!

Rush: Tic Tac

HonoluLou: Anything for POP!

HonoluLou: If they’d shaved his hair close and slicked it back, he would really look the part.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Der Spiegel! I love their catalog!

Rush: Yes, Lou.

Rush: Ah…if only….

HonoluLou: Angel, I read that 16 years in Deutchland.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: I’m gonna put HOMICIDE on my front door.

HonoluLou: Fox Fur!

Rush: I sense a divorce?

flaming angel+fiery foxx: We know how she is when HER moon is full.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: NEWMAN!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: This is MY town!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Washing police cars? There’s woise woik.

HonoluLou: Yep! What about you Chan, what are you doing about this!

Rush: This scene was shot in an actual office by the echoey sound.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: YOU, SIR, are DRONNNK!

HonoluLou: Angel 🙂

flaming angel+fiery foxx: 40:00?

HonoluLou: It’s a fire Hose, Charlie.

Rush: Yes, Angel.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Same tin can, right?

Rush: I have 41:10 now…

HonoluLou: 40:55 NOW

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Did Mr. Ed get a horse-hearse when his glue-date arrived?

Rush: Did I miss a third murder?

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flaming angel+fiery foxx: An ENNNvelope is one that costs under a dime. AHHHNvelopes are the higher-priced ones.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Ah SO!

HonoluLou: Hmmm, my message hasn’t been sent?

Rush: Cleuseau impersonator with Chan…

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Clickety clack—don’t talk back!

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Rush: 🙂

flaming angel+fiery foxx: His silly broom?

Rush: Did Paul “time out”?

HonoluLou: He’s gone away.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: I’d like to see Rip Torn and Michael Caine in this scene.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: I actually have one of those fire hose nozzles.

HonoluLou: The Aphorism!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: We need common-sense paperweight legislation. NOW.

Rush: “Even a hair casts a shadow.”

HonoluLou: Yes, Rush. “Happiness is a warm clue.”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: “Hair Casts a Shadow” was the original B-side for “Happiness Is A Warm Clue”.

Rush: “A day without wine is like a day without sunshine.”

HonoluLou: Alex has been a bad boy!

Rush: AH…Angel….yes….the “B-side” title for our film!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: VLAD PUTIN in special Guest Appearance!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Orson Welles would have done well in EVERY role here, no?

Rush: Well…Mr. Welles WAS pretty versatile…

Rush: But, I think he would not be convincing as Mrs. Hidrachi.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: He would drink no wine before its time. He had lines of wine in constant wait just to keep the schedule.

HonoluLou: Or Mr. Chan.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Tell Hector he can have one hectare for his pup.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Making snoggles?

HonoluLou: I’m afraid I’m going to bow out now. My wishes for a better New Year for all. Best Wishes in 2022. Lou

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Rush: A bruise on her upper arm?

Rush: M-O-N-E-Y


Rush: “You have to really CARE to KILL…”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Gnite HLou!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

Rush: “We find the truth…but we don’t always tell it.”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Inscrootable!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: ALL RESPECT ANESTHESIA!

Hawaii_Steve: It’s 4:10 PM in Hawaii. And all is well.

Rush: Must be a poor connection.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: InTOLERble!!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: In-TOLER-able!!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Red eyes.

Rush: Inspector Pier Gunderson.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Pier One!

Rush: 🙂

flaming angel+fiery foxx: They’re talking about unsightly unmentionables, that’s what.

Rush: Nice coat on Chan, by the way.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: St. Andrew’s ross.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: cross.

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, the next time we show a long movie like this, 91 min, please consider omitting short subject before feature film.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: If Camus had walked, he’s be here today.

Rush: I agree.

Rush: Yes, Steve.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: His eyebrows are sideburns up high!

Rush: I will probably do so with next week’s.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Gilt.

Rush: Interestingly, our first and last films of the year are the two longest ones!

Rush: Both 90ish minutes.

mda19083: angel – i think his glasses are low

Godwinshelley2: Are we having an earworm week next Monday?

Rush: Yes, GS!

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, “Behind That Curtain” has a running time of 91 min.

Rush: The “Ooni-Oooni” song.

Rush: As does this film.

Godwinshelley2: While I’m not fond of the song – though I love the Karloff

Rush: BOTH 91 minutes long.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Yes, GS!

Rush: Worth the annoyance!

Rush: So, Chan seems to speak some Swedish.

Hawaii_Steve: As a consideration to the east coast family members, please omit short subjects. TYSM.

Rush: maybe an unintentional tribute to Warner Oland!

Rush: well, Steve, mot east coasters usually arrive after the shorts, anyway!

Godwinshelley2: I know I do

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Angel…don’t do it!!!

Rush: DON’T DO IT!

Godwinshelley2: ??

Rush: Chan’s comment a minute ago!

Hawaii_Steve: GWS, what time is it where you are now?

Rush: Angel knows…!

Dona: Was $5.00 a lot for a drink back then?

Rush: 1:06:15

Godwinshelley2: 9:20

Dona: sounds cheap to me

Godwinshelley2: 1:06 into show

Rush: Dona, I would say so.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Was a $5 drink a BIG deal, and the dollar tip a good tip?

mda19083: he’s not gettingg that tip

mda19083: getting

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Doesn’t matter how we spell it, he ain’t gonna git it. Right?

mda19083: i hope we have more cans on hand

Rush: $5 in 1971 would be around $35 today!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Just FART ailments.

Dona: wo

Dona: wow


mda19083: thanks rush

flaming angel+fiery foxx: So, then, Rush, that was a “classy” bar? At least one charging “classy” prices, anyway?

Rush: A can for the man…

flaming angel+fiery foxx: PROGNOSIS NEGATIVE

Rush: I was looking at the Inflation Calculator….sorry!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Don’t let it happen again, Rush. Too depressing!

Rush: I agree!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: And hurry. Cables ARE going out of style.

Rush: Start the compressor.

flaming angel+fiery foxx: A hophead with a heater. Hell.

Rush: Got him…with a spray gun!

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Rush: That was a first to be sure!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Soory, Charlie!

Rush: Interesting sound during this scene.

Rush: Filmed inside an actual office.

mda19083: it aint over til the fat lady sings

Rush: Correct!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: This is her fat office.

Hawaii_Steve: Horrible place to film this scene. Audio is all wrong.

Rush: Anderew was able to clean the red paint off his face and glasses.

Rush: yes, Steve.

Rush: Interesting hats on the ladies.

Rush: Flashback…

Rush: “Court adjourned.”

Hawaii_Steve: This is an important scene for any Chan film. The viewer should be able to hear the dialogue clearly.

Rush: Yes.

sarabell: All the ladies had bad hair day, Rush.

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Rush: It would be ironic if that helped sink the proposed series!

Rush: WB, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Wonder if this was the last day to film for some of the actors and couldn’t be rescheduled

Rush: Maybe!

sarabell: You’d think they would have learned to get the group filming done first.

Rush: Of the Lovin’ Spoonful”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: I never want to see another movie finished as was Plan 9, after Lugosi left early.

Rush: AH!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: “Typewriter”? “Stencil”?

flaming angel+fiery foxx: John Phillips was unavailable. (Was marching with Sousa).

flaming angel+fiery foxx: I’m staying away from THESE people, for sure.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Now for…”The rest of the story.”

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Uh-oh.

Rush: That would be …about 1983….

flaming angel+fiery foxx: This is so sad.

Dona: Yes it really is Angel

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Book ’em all, Danno.

Rush: Yes…a sad ending.


Rush: Scented.


Rush: (Applause…)

Rush: Well…

Godwinshelley2: Sorry they didn’t pick it up

Rush: That wraps up our year of Charlie Chan for 2021.

Dona: This might have been a good series

flaming angel+fiery foxx: ZANZIBAR! End of film, end if year!!

Dona: (YAY)

Godwinshelley2: So next week – it’s San Fransisco – eventurally

Rush: Next week, we fuel the bus and start off on our journey for 2022!

Rush: Yes!

sarabell: It would have been good, Dona.

Rush: “Behind That Curtain”

mda19083: thanks all for a fun evening

Rush: I think so too, Dona!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: A grand toir, to be rezoomed next year, next week!

sarabell: Thank you Rush, Happy NEw Year to you all.

Hawaii_Steve: Wow. What a film !!!

Rush: At least it would be much better than so much of what is made today, IMHO!

flaming angel+fiery foxx: Happy New Year wishes from Fox & friend!!

Dona: Happy New Year everyone!

Rush: TYSM, SB!

Hawaii_Steve: Ditto.

mda19083: be well all until we meet next time


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Rush: For another WONDERFUL YEAR!

sarabell: I have really enjoyed you all, you are all very funny.

Dona: I’m looking forward to next year and more adventures with our number 1 detective.

Rush: may 2022 be even better…

Hawaii_Steve: Thank you Rush for another fine year of classic Chan movies.

mda19083: see you all next year

Rush: Yes, Dona!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha everybody.

Rush: So, everyone…

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Rush: take care, and have a happy and safe New Year!

Godwinshelley2: Night everyone – looking forward to a better new year

mda19083: to a happy and healthy 2022

Rush: Agreed, GS!

Dona: Yes, thank you Rush! This has been fun as always.

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Rush: Thank you!

Rush: You are all GREAT!

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Hawaii_Steve: 2022 … we shall see what is in store for us.

Dona: Always a good time

Rush: Good night, Steve and Dona!

Rush: TY.

Dona: Good night!

Hawaii_Steve: Good night Rush and Dona.

Rush: YOU ALL make it the fun it is!

Rush: Take care…

Rush: Happy New Year!

Rush: Good night…thank you SO much!

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