The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for December 5, 2022
The Feathered Serpent
Quetzalcoatl The Feathered Serpent of Aztec & Mayan Mythology
Angel & Wilbur Foxx
Mike n Rachel in DC
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Angel & Wilbur Foxx: T E T R A G E N E ! ! ! !
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Rush: Good evening, Angel and wilbur Fox!
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Matt1: Hello Rush and AWF!
Rush: Good evening, Matt!
Rush: How are you tonight?
Matt1: Pretty good, thnx….yourself?
Rush: Not bad, considering we can’t get the furnace to work tonight.
Rush: it’ll be a bit chilly tonight!
Matt1: Ugh…..sorry to hear.
Rush: 59 inside at the moment.
Matt1: Are they calling for snow this week?
Rush: No, not cold enough.
Matt1: Oil heat?
Rush: I am just happy it’s not in the forcast for tonight!!!
Matt1: It’s always something, no?
Rush: The rabbit and hamster will be with us in our bedroom tonight as we use a portable floor heater.
Rush: You are right about that!
Rush: Someone is coming out tomorrow.
Rush: I found an okay extra for tonight.
Rush: I had looked at one, and it was pretty good until they started in twith the aliens landing atop the pyramid in Mexico!
Matt1: I hope they are able to do a easy fix for you……Extra looks interesting
Rush: “Ancient Aliens” Sheesh!
Matt1: How are you feeling theses days….all good?
Rush: It’s funny how these people seem to think that we needed aliens to build the pyramids, etc!
Rush: I am doing better and better, thank you.
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Matt1: When you can’t explain, it must be aliens!
mda19083: Hello all!
Matt1: Hello MDA!
Rush: Hello to you!
mda19083: I can’t believe were in December
Matt1: This year flew by
Rush: I hope most of us have a personal copy of the movies for tonight and next week! I looked on the Internet and could not find any!
Rush: yes, matt!
Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room
Rush: it really seems like only a few weeks ago we watched “The Return of Charlie Chan”!
Matt1: Hello M & R!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening all!
Rush: And to you as well!
Mike n Rachel in DC: We have a feathered serpent in DC.
Rush: How was everyone’s week?
Rush: In the Smithsonian?
mda19083: Sky Dragon is available on the web – posted the link to the message board
Mike n Rachel in DC: Haven’t been downtown, Rush…busy with end of semester stuff at school.
Rush: Really? GREAT JOB!
Rush: I guess you also were unable to locate tonight’s film online.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Fly the friendly skies…
Rush: Understood, Mike!
mda19083: no luck with finding Feathered Serpent on the web
Rush: As we only have one extra that is not too lomng, we can wait for a little while before sharing it.
mda19083: I have asked Santa to fill in the missing pieces in my Charlie Chan movie collection
Rush: A good request!
mda19083: I think I have been good this year
Rush: I believe you have, too!
mda19083: I also need coal for the furnace
Rush: Especially for locating online films for us!
mda19083: a win – win solution
Mike n Rachel in DC: Should be a successful Christmas either way, MDA. 😉
Rush: MDA: 🙂
Rush: Well, Santa is aware that ALL of the existing Chan movies are available for purchase via online sellers!
Matt1: I’m asking once again for a lost Chan
Mike n Rachel in DC: *DC elves taking notes*
Rush: May Santa find one, Matt!
mda19083: I thought the north poles elves made all the gifts
Mike n Rachel in DC: I think they do, MDA. But they need helper elves to know which ones to make.
Rush: They have their mysterious methods, MDA…
mda19083: what a relief
Matt1: Buddy the Elf said he’d put a good word into the bid guy, so….
mda19083: perhaps santa is a chan fan
Rush: I would not doubt that he IS!
mda19083: Matt 🙂
Rush: here is tonight’s extra.
mda19083: just watched elf the other day for the first time this season
Rush: It runs 6:47…
Matt1: Ready here
Rush: Not including any pesky ads that may intrude!
Rush: I am ready as well…
mda19083: cued here
Mike n Rachel in DC: Quetz…tl ready for take-off
Rush: 30 seconds…
Rush: 20 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: *starts engines*
Mike n Rachel in DC: *zoom*
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: WHAT is the exttra???
Rush: Tere it is.
Rush: We just started.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: What is TITLE??
Matt1: Quick talker
Rush: narrator spaeks rapidly!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: SOLD to AMERICAN!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: R.I.P. L.E.”Speed” Riggs!
Rush: He probably had to squeeze everything into 7 minutes!
Rush: This video starts of goofily…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Percy? Knickers in a twist?
Rush: In our film, the feathered serpent is called “KUKUL”.TAN
mda19083: i may have to replay this extra later to absorb it all
Mike n Rachel in DC: This serpent guy really got around…multi-tasking!
Rush: hat a workout, mentally!
Mike n Rachel in DC: As Mr. Spock would say, “Fascinating.”
Matt1: Thank you for the extra again this week, Rush
Rush: You are welcome!
mda19083: thanks Rush
Mike n Rachel in DC: Never connected the dots between the movie and Quetz…tl; thanks Rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: We also feel much smarter!
Rush: I am not sure what we will share next week. Maybe someyhing about the DC-2 airplane…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Or perhaps pilot school?
Rush: 17 minutes till showtime!
mda19083: flight attendants?
Rush: Again, I regret that I could not find a copy of tonight’s movie online.
Rush: HOWEVER…MAD found a copy of NEXT WEEK’S film, “The Sky Dragon”!
Rush: Our hero of the week!
Rush: My fingers are cold tonight..really.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: WE (Willllllllburrr and i) must needs “audit” tonight’s gathering, and have made a secret pact known only to Louella, Hedda and Walter to henceforth never travel without our Complete Chan DVD box. We’re in Boston, our own Chan Case is in NC! We thought tonight was Sky Dragon, starring Tetragene!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Winter is here!
Rush: Sorry, Angel!
Rush: And…YES, Mike/Rachel!
Matt1: At least you have A Chan to watch?
Rush: As we near the end of 2022, 2023 will see the opening og our NEW Charlie Chan family Home.
Mike n Rachel in DC: That is exciting!
Rush: My goal is for it to officially appear online on January 1.
mda19083: wonderful news rush
Rush: It may not be totally complete, but it will be nearly so by then.
Matt1: VERY exciting Rush!
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Can’t wait to check it out!
Rush: And, I am seeking a new chat Room for our Mondays.
Matt1: Hello Hounder!
mda19083: welcome hounder
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey hounder…hope all is well with you n Mom.
Rush: The new address will be: charliechan.org
hounder: i just saw you are hoping to debut the new chan site in jan. exciting news!!
Matt1: VERY official!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Great address…much easier to remember!
Rush: I have been feverishly working to get things moved from this present site to the new one.
hounder: we’re doing ok. she had an ‘i want to go home evening’ tonight. that’s why i’m late
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Rush, starve your fever and feed a penguin.
Rush: Well, hounder we are happy that you are with us, and if you need to run off at some point, we understand!
hounder: thank you for all the hard work you have put in to this site and group rush and anyone who is helping him.
Rush: I have had to do that, angel…yes…
hounder: hopefully she’ll go to sleep as she said she was tired. fingers crossed.
Rush: Keeping Burgess Meredith in mind..
Rush: 8 minutes to go…
Rush: Please cue those personal copies to the opening title…
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Will queries for Chan Family Home REDIRECT to charliechan.org? Asking for an inept friend whose I.T. pro will be in Florida around New Year’s marking her 9th birthday.
Rush: That is a simple matter wuth the “3-Film Collection” as it starts off with the title!
Rush: I will keep the present site running, and it will have a message with a link to the NEW site.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Burgess Meredith should always be in mind. In my Plateau Republic, the legislature will be called the House of Burgesses.
Rush: After 20-plus years, I can’t bring myself to pull the plug right away!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oooh. TWO Chan sites.
Rush: ALSO< I will probably need to move a few more things over from the “old” site…!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Rush. You can keep a link to the “legacy” site. 🙂
Rush: Perhaps so, yes.
Mike n Rachel in DC: For those who hanker for the “good old days.”
Matt1: Cued here!
hounder: rotfl @ angel. i may need to borrow your tech guru angel.
Rush: I finished writing about the changeover process for our CCF Newsletter for 2022.
Rush: It will explain a bit.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: I am listing both on my Emergency Contacts. There was only one open line available, so i X’d off Foxx.
mda19083: cued here
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Godwinshelley2: Hello all
Matt1: Hello GWS!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: eavesdropping here.
Rush: FOUR minutes to go…
Godwinshelley2: Which DVD set has this evenings feature?
Rush: WELCOME, GS!!!
mda19083: hello gs
hounder: rush, how do i read/accquire the newsletter?
hounder: hi gs. hope all is well with you.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: The “Complete” with the greenish cover has it.
Rush: The “3-Film Collection”
Rush: It’s in the black box.
Godwinshelley2: Things are doing fine – though I do not recommend December as the month to begin a diet
Rush: I agree, GS!
Rush: 2 1/2 minutes to go…
mda19083: always wondered what was in the black box
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: WE’RE in the black box. Rueing the fact we have an individual VHS of Feathered Serpent ALSO in Nawth Ca’lina.
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Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Hi Rich!!
Matt1: Hello Rich!
Rich Maine: Hello all
hounder: hi rich.
Rush: TWO MINUTES…
mda19083: greetings rich
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello GS & Rich!
Rush: WELCOME, RICH!!!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: One of our Maine supporters!
Rich Maine: Is Fred Cordova the Fred DeCordova ?
mda19083: its been a while since i rued
Rush: As I have said…”Our MAINE man”!
Rich Maine: Hey Angel, Rush, MDA, Rush
Godwinshelley2: Thanks – I wanted to find the official copy – I only found my Gray Market one first
Rush: 75 seconds…
Godwinshelley2: I’m cued
Rush: Will that work, GS?
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Fred was driven to his final rest in a ’78 Chrysler Cordoba with rich Corinthian leather.
Rush: 50 seconds…
hounder: that’s what i’m using gs
mda19083: Angel 🙂
Rush: 40 seconds…
Rich Maine: produced Jonny Carson, right?
Rush: 30 seconds…
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: YES!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: GONG!
Godwinshelley2: Yes much clearer than my Gray Market disc
Mike n Rachel in DC: Much more “modern”-looking titles on this one.
Rich Maine: Keye Luke top billing
Godwinshelley2: So Rush – next year we compile the Charlie Chan cookbook with at least one dish from each film?
Rush: The serenade…
Rush: Sounds GREAT, GS!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Cielito lindo
Rich Maine: like the new site look Rush, great work
Rush: Yes, it was.
Matt1: That sounds fun
mda19083: I have a great recipe for poi!
Rush: TYSM, Rich.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: My original copy’s image swam all over, shadows that turned out to be actual shadows moved across it, and at a critical juncture a woman called “Ms. Benes” by friends offscreen was seen doing the Hully Gully and the Herky Jerk.
Godwinshelley2: excellent – Honolulu recipe
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Rush: Interesting, Angel…
Godwinshelley2: Hello Paul
Mike n Rachel in DC: oh dear, MDA…Rachel is allergic to taro 🙂
Matt1: Hello Paul!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: You oughta try the soy poi, boy.
hounder: hi paul
PaulM: hi gang
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Paul!
Godwinshelley2: Wow – like how would Rachel even find out about that allergy?
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Good eeeeevening, Paul!
mda19083: no worries – my recipe is taro free
Rush: As Rod Serling said…”You have now entered…The Twighlight Zone…”
Rush: I think this backdrop was shot in Tijuana.
Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rach smiles*
Rush: Ave. Revolucion.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Did Rod Serling say that? We don’t get the papers out here for weeks sometimes.
Rush: This was preshot in Palm Springs, i think!
Godwinshelley2: Background looks like hawaii when driving
Rush: The date palms.
mda19083: it does appear that we are in a different dimension here in the chat room
Rich Maine: the suicide car doors
Rush: Yes. MDA?
Rush: San Pablo
Rush: The same car that they used to get to the dude ranch last week?
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Death being the Black Camel, and having the door covered, does the Feathered Serpent roost on the roof? Quoth it anything? Or does it slither hither?
Rich Maine: think so Rush
Rush: Atop the pyramid, Angel!
Rush: The Aztec temple of the Sun.
Rich Maine: Great Scott!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Pyramid schemes always fail at their points.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Archeologist desk-jockey
Rush: So, we learn that CC and company left home on this trip “four days ago.”
Rich Maine: yup, but where was home rush?
Rush: Probably san Francisco…driving four days…
Rich Maine: Not Hawaii?
hounder: time check pleae
Rush: So, they are probably in Northern Mexico.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Between BB driving and the need of whatever number Son to stop for comely ankles, a trip across L.A. could take four days.
hounder: thanks. my copy stopped and started over.
mda19083: they would have been here sooner but they made a wrong turn in Albuquerque
Mike n Rachel in DC: Roland Winters looks very dapper in this film
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Never try spelling while driving.
Rush: Lee fills us in on some history…
hounder: i’m back with the gang now
Rush: The professor goes nuts…
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: You sound gangsta, Houndah.
Rush: Very good, Hounder!
mda19083: a gang of chanites?
Godwinshelley2: Once again – the dreaded OPEN WINDOW
Rich Maine: and the lights out
Mike n Rachel in DC: que paso
mda19083: dont they ever learn
Matt1: <tin can>
Godwinshelley2: NEVER stand with your back to an open window when hanging with Charlie
Rush: True, GS!!!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: My Rexall family druggist (he drugs entire families) has been urging me to GO STAG, Stag “Colognes” for “Men” that is. 10 gallons 49c, or for just a penny more 20 gallons.
Rush: A lifetime supply…
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: And a WIFETIME!
mda19083: cheap at half the price
Rush: OR..it can fuel your car.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Rush, THAT
Mike n Rachel in DC: also can be used as paint remover!
Rush: That, too!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: THAT’S its secret! I was going to message you privately!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: MnR, it removes paint AND painter AND painted! Whole houses are now hole houses!!
Rich Maine: ohhhh didnt know there were PM here
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Foxx and i are itching to roll the Tetragene. Just sayin’.
Mike n Rachel in DC: If you click on the names in the list you can PM someone
mda19083: did someone say tetragene?
Rich Maine: Aha !
Rush: When we see the outdoor shots coming up, I am pretty sure they were filmed in the area of the San Fernando Valley in L.A. called Chatsworth. I will try to post a picture that shows a slice of the terrain in Chatsworth park…
Rich Maine: another open window
Godwinshelley2: OK – so now that someone was knifed through the window, do we try to barricade the windows – no of course not
mda19083: amazing photo rush
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: mda: shhhhh, that’s our little secret! Here, catch!
Rush: I used to go there when I was akid.
Matt1: Beautiful pic
Godwinshelley2: great to see the locations
mda19083: a and WF – i dig!
Rush: Also, we will note the weather condition in those shots. it was during a time when the dry desert winds blow in, called a Santa Ana.
mda19083: santa is a woman?
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: mda, we knew you’re hep. Keep it on the QT. Mr.Big will give the high-sign after the John Laws blow through Moline.
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: With steely claus!
Rush: Tommy sings again…
Rich Maine: stop ! I confess!
Rush: This is the only film in the series with sons One and Two together.
Mike n Rachel in DC: strategic cut away from the lyrics
Rush: Rich: 🙂
Godwinshelley2: That is a nice feature about this film
Rush: Yes, Mike…but we still heard it!
Rush: Yes, GS.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Would make a good double feature with Reefer Madness
Rush: Nice pith helmet.
mda19083: pith helmet – sounds like you’re lisping
Rush: Lee’s isn’t so bad, either.
Rush: “…mostly THEN…”
Rush: Note the terrain…
Rich Maine: i know nuthing
Rush: And the winds…
Rush: Chan is similar to Tony Curtis in “The Great Race.” He wears a white suit that never gets dirty!
Rich Maine: yes rush
Godwinshelley2: Now I want to see Chan in a great Pie Fight
Rush: There WILL be a fight…but it will lack the pies!
Godwinshelley2: AND the motorcar the Curtis drove in that film is in MY HOMETOWN antique car museum
Godwinshelley2: Goodwin’s funeral home also has the Antique car museum. According to them, Curtis wasn’t comfortable driving a stick – so they dropped an automatic transmission into that car
Godwinshelley2: That’s what I was told during the last tour I took of it
Rush: Makes sense.
Godwinshelley2: They also have a Tucker and an electric wheelchair for Roosevelt
Rush: “Across the border.”
Rush: That means that they are not too deep into Mexico.
Godwinshelley2: They have other stuff too – but I’m not a big car person – so those were what stuck out to me
Rush: Fun stuff, GS!
Rich Maine: i miss the monogram fog machine…none last week either
Rush: Good shot!
Rush: Yes…no more foggy scenes….
Godwinshelley2: So far no food in this film except for the hot chili – would that be our recipe for this film
Matt1: <tin can>
Rush: Yes, GS.
Godwinshelley2: We could call it “Across the Border Chili”
Rich Maine: the secret police!
Rich Maine: dont mention the war !
Mike n Rachel in DC: No one expects…
Rush: razzle-dazzle – (1) Dazzling excitement. (2) Elaborate action or maneuvers designed to deceive an opponent, as in a sports contest. (3) Extravagant or showy display, as of technique.
mda19083: m n r 🙂
Rush: Leave the body to the coyotes…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie, tidy up the corpses!
Rich Maine: wheres the recycle bin?
Rush: Back in San Pablo.
Rush: The thrower could not have been far away!
Rush: They should have run after him!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice Spanglish dialog
Rich Maine: tin can !
Matt1: Not letting me post
Rush: Sorry, Matt.
Matt1: Dropping like flies
Mike n Rachel in DC: they’re dropping like moscas around here
Rich Maine: joan isnt too bothered by the death
Rush: Seems so.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Or maybe she’s just a bad actor?
Rich Maine: most likely Mike
Mike n Rachel in DC: Can never tell in a Monogram Chan…
Rush: I give her the benefit of the doubt!
Rush: BB is the canteen bearer.
Rich Maine: pedro was very clever
Rich Maine: guess it wasnt a very sunny day
Rush: This is probaly near where these scenes were filmed.
Rush: Good line!
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Rush: How are you this evening?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Paul was captured by the bad guys it seems..
Rich Maine: he’s gone rush
Rush: seems so!
Rush: maybe he’s in the Aztec temple!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Must have fallen into that trap
Rich Maine: BB wants to be back in Harlem
Mike n Rachel in DC: 125th St.
Rush: BB is not that far wrong!
Rush: He triggers the door!
Rich Maine: poor BB
Rush: Poor BB!
Rush: Right place at the wrong time!
Mike n Rachel in DC: They may wish they had never caught BB!
Godwinshelley2: Those flamingos sound like geese when they are disturbed and deciding if they want to leave.
Rush: Madre mia!
Rush: Yes, GS.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Apparently not quite can-ready
Rush: He will probably pull through.
Rich Maine: The Feather Serpent!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Apparently not much head protection from the pith helmet
Rush: Big fight coming up!
Mike n Rachel in DC: One of the best in all of Chan-dom, Rush.
Rich Maine: Ay carumba!
Rush: Double punch the the stomach!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice fight music too!
Rush: Cue Batman fight music….
Rush: Busting his skull open!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Pow! Biff! Zot!
Rush: The wrap-up!
hounder: me and that man in there ain’t got nothing in common
Rush: That was a good line!
Rush: Next week…
Rush: “The Sky Dragon”
Rich Maine: American masqurading as Indians, Swedes masquarading as Chineese…..
Rush: THE END
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Godwinshelley2: OK – so Across the Border Chili is our first possible recipe
Rush: another one down….
Rich Maine: Yay!
Rush: One more in the series to go…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Not a great movie, but very, very fun to watch
Rush: The a couple more to fill out the year!
Rich Maine: Only 1? goes quickly
Rush: Thank you ALL so much for your participation tonight!
Rich Maine: Enjoy our week
Mike n Rachel in DC: We need to get more Chan films made! 🙂
Matt1: Good night everyone and have a great week ahead
hounder: have a great week everyone.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Have a wonderful week everyone. See you for Sky Dragon!
Rush: and…Than You…MDA…for finding an online copy of next week’s movie!
Rush: And you as well, Mike!
mda19083: be well all until next week
Rush: please say hello to rachel for us!
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Godwinshelley2: Sky Dragon – yeah Airplane food
hounder: nite all.
Rush: Take care, everyone…
Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rachel waves* She liked this one
Rush: See you next week!
Godwinshelley2: stay safe everyone
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ciao!
Godwinshelley2: night all
Rush: Thank you, GS!
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Rush: Have a wonderful week, everyone!!!
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Rush: Be happy and safe…
Rush: Good nithe!
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Rush: may your dreams be Chan-filled!
Rush: Good night, Angel…
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: Good night!!
Angel & Wilbur Foxx: We hope NEXT week to be here first with Tetragene for all!
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