Chat Archive 2/24/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for February 24, 2020

Charlie Chan in Shanghai

The Green Hornet (Chapter 8)

angel & fox
Mike n Rachel in DC/Mike in DC

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Mike in DC has joined this room

Mike in DC: Hello Matt!

Matt1: Hello Mike!

Matt1: Flying solo tonight?

Mike in DC: Rachel is a little late from work…she’ll probably be here for the feature.

Matt1: Ah!

Mike in DC: Pesky kids…all kinds of things going on at this time of year.

Matt1: lol

Mike in DC: Teaching would be a great job if it weren’t for the students…

Matt1: Biggest downfall, huh? 

Mike in DC: They have a tendency to produce stress. 

Matt1: lol

Mike in DC: I, on the other hand, work with grad students. They can feign adult behavior on occasion.

Matt1: At a higher level?

Mike in DC: Yes. But only under protest…

Matt1: Not good in these times I bet

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Mike in DC: Seriously, they’re very good. But college students are *very* different than when I was in school.

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Mike in DC: Hey Rush!

Rush: Hello! I had to change my password to enter…sorry!

Matt1: And me too, Mike…I bet

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Rush: How are you both tonight?

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Matt1: Still got your crown though!

Matt1: M AND R!

Rush: Welcome Mike…with Rachel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. Back to “a deux.”

Matt1: You need to behave now Mike

Mike n Rachel in DC: Damn.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *polishes halo*

Rush: 🙂


Rush: I’ll get the serial ready…

Matt1: I’m ready to go

Rush: Pause at the “bug.”

Rush: This episode is 18 minutes long tonight.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bug-ready here.

Matt1: Bugged here

Rush: Same here.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I wonder if this hornet is really green, or if they slipped in a yellow one.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Probably yellow…but in a black and white film…who can tell!

Mike n Rachel in DC: That’s what I mean…cheap trick.

Rush: Agreed!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Of course, Ted Turner could colorize the hornet now…

Rush: True!

Mike n Rachel in DC: BTW…do we ever find out the significance of a GREEN hornet? We seem to have missed that.

Rush: I have a Three Stooges DVD set and you can choose the black and white version or the colorized version.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Would love to see colorized Curly

Rush: Well…there was a monogram Chan film that had the working title of “The RED Hornet”!

Rush: I suppose we are the audience tonight for the Green Hornet…

Rush: Shal we start?

Rush: (Shall)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sure.

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 20 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Just did a google search–all hornets seem to be brown/yellow in nature.

Rush: 10 seconds…

Rush: 5 seconds…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: How cute. The “t”s are airplanes

Rush: (RAID: “Sssssssss….”)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now for the reeeeaaallly long synopsis

Mike n Rachel in DC: That was close!

Rush: CRASH!

Matt1: Green Hornet is really accident prone

Rush: Yes!

Rush: And, M/R…I agree…that was a long recap…and sort of complicated!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Imagine his insurance rates!

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Cy Kendal’s role in this one is similar to the one he had in “The Chinese Cat.”

Matt1: Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Rush: Buzzzmobile

Mike n Rachel in DC: Definitely needs a new muffler

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Or a new horn…

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Rush: Mike, can you guess on the type of horn that was used to make that Hornet’s “buzz”?

Matt1: Hello A & F!

Rush: Angel…and Fox!


angel & fox: Howdyhowdyhowdy!!

Cdirus has joined this room

Rush: We are at about 9:00 in our serial…

angel & fox: Just the nucleus here, not a quorum? Any quarks, or just quacks?

Matt1: Hello CD!

Rush: CD!

angel & fox: Cd!!!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re pretty sure it’s a trumpet with a cup mute (fluttertongue too). Rachel is a trumpet player…

Cdirus: Hi guys!

Rush: WELCOME to YOU, too!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey CD, A & F!

Rush: AH! Thank you, Mike!

Rush: High tech in those days!

angel & fox: ANOTHER talent of Rachel’s?!!

Rush: They’ll never catch that car!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Talented woman…

Rush: YES!

Rush: And…a collective “Hello!” to Rachel!

Rush: “Hail, Hail, the gang’s all there…”

Mike n Rachel in DC: *waves*

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Yikes!


Mike n Rachel in DC: Are you kidding? That is police work?

angel & fox: Rush, i have been pondering your question about CC’s Lost Year. I regret to say my findings must remain confidential.

Cdirus: Not good for the hornet

Rush: And a nice, prolonged death scene..

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…nice dying hand, too

angel & fox: One more opening for a Wealthy Man About Town, though!

Rush: Actor went for the Oscar there!

Rush: Sweat shop…

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK, everyone. Places for the big Laundry Scene!

Matt1: Keep it clean!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “work guaranteed”

Rush: And predded!

Rush: (PRESSED!)

Rush: “Predded, as well…!

angel & fox: If one was making candy for a cruel master, would one’s work garb be a Sweetshop Sweatshop Sweatshirt?

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Rush: Hmmmm….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not looking good for Lynch

Rush: Dusty streets in that city.

Rush: “Fater? I’m doing a HUNDRED NOW on these turns!”

Mike n Rachel in DC: And deserted (streets)

Rush: I have tired fingers tonight!

Cdirus: Boom!

Rush: Oldest trick….in the…you guessed it.

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Hornet Trapped? Oh no!

Matt1: Ka

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ka?

Rush: THE END….for this week….

Matt1: Boom!

Rush: (Applause…)

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Rush: Chapter 9 next Monday!

Rush: Our feature begins in 14 minutes!

angel & fox: SHANGHAI here we come!! Donning face masks here, ordering Bat Soup for quick journey to People’s Health Clinic!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bat Soup?

Rush: That’s right, Angel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gearing up for Ming Lo Fu…

angel & fox: Well, the locals call it B.S.

Rush: “Batter” safe that sorry…

Rush: I need to ready my DVD…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Place the bats in a large kettle and add water to cover, ginger, onion, garlic and salt.
Bring to a boil and cook for 60 minutes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Strain broth into a second kettle.
Take the bats, skin them and discard the skin.
Remove meat from the bones and return meat and viscera to the broth.

Rush: Yummy.

Cdirus: Yuck, not while I’m eating.

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re having homemade chicken soup. Not the same…

Rush: NO.

angel & fox: In my MawMaw & PawPaw’s recipe from the Native American Rotary Club in Okie-homa, it says to discard the bats.

Cdirus: I’m eating a chicken pot pie

Rush: Much better, CD!

angel & fox: CD, do you supply the chicken with the pot, or does she have to go out & score it herself?

Cdirus: Marie callendar’s, out of the freezer into the oven

Matt1: Cued to Opening Title here…..You’re “batty”

Rush: Very good.

angel & fox: Marie’s Calendar has 29 days this Feb! She must have an in with the rats.

Cdirus: Not near as many bats around now what with White Nose Syndrome decimating them

Rush: here’s the “Trivia” note that I included with this week’s email message…

Rush: As Charlie Chan, based on clues from the three “consecutive adventures”: “Charlie Chan in London,” “Charlie Chan in Paris,” and Charlie Chan in Egypt,” this adventure, “Charlie Chan in Shanghai,” takes place, as we can see from the date (May 8, 1935) on a note received by Chan, almost exactly one year after his case in “Egypt.” Either during this time, Charlie Chan was engaged in “run-of-the-mill” investigations in Honolulu, he was taking a break from his work, he was working on an “undocumented” case or cases, etc.

Mike n Rachel in DC: And bat pot pie just doesn’t do it for me.

angel & fox: We got decimated in high school from White Nose Syndrome.

Cdirus: yep

Mike n Rachel in DC: Was there a gap in the production of the films, Rush? Or was this just part of the story line?

Cdirus: I think Charlie was working on other cases

Rush: If one calculates the date of Chan’s involvement in Egypt, it means that his nex “recorded” case happened a YEAR LATER.

Rush: And we see that case tonight….in SHANGHAI.

angel & fox: So we’re looking for Chan-worthy nefaria between May 1934 and May 1935, Rush?

Rush: Yes, Angel!

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Dona: Hello Everyone!

Rush: That could make a good poll question.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona!

Rush: DONA!


Cdirus: Hi Dona!

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Rush: How are you this evening, Dona?

angel & fox: Oh, Dona! Perhaps YOU can help! Where were you between May 1934 and—oh, excuse me!

Rush: Angel: 🙂

Dona: I am doing good.

Dona: LOL

Dona: I wasn’t born yet Angel

Mike n Rachel in DC: Maybe Mrs. Chan made him stay home and help with the kids for a change…

Rush: THAT could be connected to Chardo the Great in “Black Magic.”

Rush: Mike….POSSIBLE!

Rush: Pop was away too long on that three-stop trip we just finished!

angel & fox: Dona, i KNOW the bloom of youth is still on your ankles!

Rush: Recall that CC was supposed to be returning home after the London case.

Dona: With that many children she need all the help she can get.

Rush: In fact, even BEFORE that case.

Rush: yes, Dona!

Rush: Ready?

Rush: Time flew!

Dona: LOL@a&f

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Rush: Phil!

Cdirus: Hi Phil!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gong-ready in DC

Matt1: Hello Phil!


Rush: Good evening to you!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Phil!

Phil: !

Rush: Let’s say…TWO minutes….

Dona: Hi Phil

Rush: Till showtime…

Dona: Ready here Rush

Phil: Hi Matt, CD, M&R, and Dona

Rush: Please pause at the OPENING TITLE…

Cdirus: Ready!

Rush: 90 seconds…

Phil: and RUSH1


Rush: 60 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: (homage to NT)

Rush: “Vrooooommmm”

Rush: 50 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *adjusts goggles*

Rush: 40 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *dons coolie hat*

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Phil: Spits on the ground

Rush: 20…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very Chinese

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *lights fuse*

Rush: GO!!!!



Rush: TYSM…nice GONG!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Russell Hicks

Rush: Credits….

Rush: And….

Rush: More credits….

Rush: And…

angel & fox: KL!!!

Rush: Ship at sea…

Matt1: <toot-toot>

Rush: Hop Scotch….

Matt1: Favorite Chan scene of all time!

angel & fox: i’M AT 1:00. Everybody else?

Rush: She dented CC’s hat.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Leap frog?

Rush: “Sixty summers young…sixty winters old….Brrr….”

Dona: 2.0

Rush: Leap frog…sorry!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel’s favorite: Ming Lo Fu

angel & fox: This reminds me of the Children’s Playroom scene in the Marxes’ MONKEY BUSINESS.

Rush: I am trying to doo motre than my feeble mind can handle at one time!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Slew the dragon? I thought Chinese liked dragons?

Rush: The song of “Princess Ming Lo Fu.”

Rush: I guess there can be bad dragons, too!

angel & fox: I can just picture MLF telling the Customs guy who asks spelling of her name, “F-U—“.

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Mike n Rachel in DC: Apparently.

Rush: The port of Shanghai.

Rush: Note slipped…

angel & fox: My housemates have all left the house.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Angel, for diplomatic purposes I suggest adopting the “Foo” spelling.

Rush: Yes?

Phil: Charlie should be used to people slipping notes into his pockets.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie isn’t afraid!

Rush: No he isn’t!

angel & fox: CC’s wedding ring looks like a bat egg.

Rush: He is wary of the negative possibilities!

angel & fox: “If you are wise…”? Who they think they’re writing to?

Rush: Yes, Angel…that’s the ring we see Oland wearing as Chan all the time!

Rush: BIG.

angel & fox: These guys all got their hats from a haberdasher in Independence Missouri, having a Going Out Of sale.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pop!

Matt1: Pop!

angel & fox: Pop!

Rush: Lee arrives unexpectedly.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well-haberdashed offspring.

Matt1: The “Firm”

angel & fox: TOASTMASTER Charlie!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: (I bet it’s the CIA)

Rush: “Oil for the Lamps of China” was a film Keye Luke had just completed.

Matt1: Lee short…..again

angel & fox: Colonel, alias Cuddles.

Phil: Some things never change

Rush: n “in-joke” here.

Rush: That was why we didn’t see him in “Egypt.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: <applause>

angel & fox: Medals were returned to Stalin after scene was completed.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I was wondering why the Brit had the Order of Lenin…

Rush: Mr. Sun Wong..

Rush: as told he is speaking VIETNAMESE here!

Mike n Rachel in DC: And Charlie is speaking… ?

Phil: Who is speaking Vietnamese Rush?

Rush: I believe that Keye Luke coached Oland on this bit of Mandarin.

Rush: The older gentleman.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Careful with that box!

Rush: YES!

Rush: Beware that BOX!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No no no

Rush: BANG!

Mike n Rachel in DC: He never learns…

Phil: Cue the can

Rush: Yes…

Matt1<tin can>

Rush: TYSM…Matt…

Phil: Looks like a double barrel .45 derringer

Rush: (It WAS a small gun…)

Phil: It’s not the gun that hurts.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Nice camera work there.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lord. Who is Lee’s fashion consultant?

Rush: Pulling back from the image of that note through the magnifying glass.

Rush: A bit of a clash there, yes.

Rush: The offspring always go for “loud.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Like Picasso on drugs

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: Or the “dazzle ships” of WW 1!

Phil: Good thing Lee turned his head or he may have got it.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee’s pajamas have the measles

Cdirus: So a silenced shot wakes Lee, but not a bright light in his face?

angel & fox:
‘m at 15:15. Yes? No?

Phil: Gees, Lee could be a jockey

angel & fox: SERUTAN spelled backwards is NATURES.

angel & fox: Plug me in!

Rush: AH! I do recall that, Angel!

Phil: 14:45

Rush: A “dazzle ship”…


angel & fox: Rush, your MawMaw & PawPaw musta watched Lawrence Welk when you stayed over TOO!

Phil: 15:10

Cdirus: ocean going zebra

Rush: That is correct, angel!

angel & fox: I’m at 16:40.

angel & fox: A firing squad dreamt they were facing Lee Chan.

Rush: Fortunately, Charlie Chan was VERY wary of what was happening and of what COULD happen!

Phil: Mrs Phil just mentioned that CC didn’t even bother to look for the bullet holes.

Rush: Marloff.

Dona: I don’t like her

Phil: 16:20

angel & fox: The Bare Went Over The Mountain & Got Arrested For Indecent Ex.

Rush: Mrs. Phil…and I offer her a happy “Hello!”…is right!

angel & fox: Auguat lady postponed until December.

Rush: Maybe Chan felt the futility of a further investigation as he realized that NO ONE could be trusted!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good room service in that place.

Phil: Angel you’re living way in the future tonight.

Rush: Yes.

angel & fox: This i sense. Am i about 90 secs ahead?

Rush: I have….

Phil: I’m at 1825

Rush: 18:30

Rush: 18:40…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie talking with Ms. Woodland

Rush: 19:00..

Rush: Yes.

angel & fox: “Uncle Stan’s Library”?

Mike n Rachel in DC: She has a vaguely “undead” look

Rush: 🙂

angel & fox: One of the many chambers of Uncle Tom’s Retirement Castles.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Uncle was very messy

Rush: Well…she did lose her uncle last night…

Mike n Rachel in DC: True, Rush…rough night

angel & fox: Uncle was spooked by Katharine Hepburn-like niece.

Rush: Lee speaks with his new girl friend.

Mike n Rachel in DC: What a hairdo…

Rush: We see her also in “The Black Camel.”

angel & fox: “We meet AND we knot!”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Was she the “native girl?”

Rush: She is the Number One Daughter in that one.

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH

Rush: Bo Ling.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee should take her bowling

Rush: Her dad was actually E.L. Park…from “Behind That Curtain.”

angel & fox: The Players Club Card. Who loves ya, baby?

angel & fox: I mean Hu. Hu loves ya.

Rush: Date established here.

Rush: “May 8, 1935”

angel & fox: Rush, i hope you get an indictment.

Rush: Yes?

Rush: You can represent me, in that case.

angel & fox: If that don’t work, PEnnsylvania 6-5000.

Rush: 🙂

angel & fox: Guy looks like a young Spiro Agnew.

Rush: Yes, I can see that~!

angel & fox: Female telephone calls.

Rush: Note how Chan’s kindness stalls him just long enough for Lee to follow.

angel & fox: Rush, the DATE may ALSO be a forgery!!!

Rush: When he stops to buy this flower.

Rush: Angel: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: back-seat driver…

Rush: The way to silence a backseat driver!

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: “Siddown…”

angel & fox: Cheesy looking building conceal rats.

Rush: “Shadow box”

Rush: Seems to be a term for a police lineup.

angel & fox: THIS scene reminds me of Criswell’s intro to Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Rush: QUICK thinking here by CC…and Lee!

angel & fox: YESSSSSS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee!

Rush: NICE DIVE!!!

Rush: SCRAM!

Matt1: Olympian

Rush: Yes, Matt!

Phil: I love the way they bother to politely close the doors.

Rush: Cue cough…

Rush: “Su Lo Gao.

Phil: And if you want beef chow mein – Lee Ho Fouks

Rush: Or, perhaps: “Soo Low Gow.”

Phil: According to Warren Zevon

Rush: Phil: 😮

angel & fox: The Publisher’s Clearinghouse Second Chance mailing!!

Rush: 😉

Rush: Russell Hicks.

Rush: We will see him in later Chan films…

angel & fox: A Gin Rickey. Why, ah do believe ah WILL stay, suh!

Rush: Dark Alibi: Warden Cameron
The Shanghai Chest: District Attorney Bronson

Rush: Angel…that gets them every time!

Rush: What’s on the floor?

Mike n Rachel in DC: dead bat?

Rush: Call room service!

Rush: This is one DANGEROUS place!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Quick boy! Act as suspiciously as possible!

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Rush: Hm… How would he know that CHAN was the intended target?

Rush: GS!

angel & fox: CC’s suits are ALWAYS what Warren Zevon would have called PERFECT.

Rush: Good evening to you!

Godwinshelley3: Greetings from Indiana

Rush: How is your mother?

angel & fox: Rush, we elect you Prosecutor.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS…welcome!

angel & fox: GS!! Bienvenido!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…hope all is well in IN

Cdirus: HI GS!

angel & fox: Did they use floor wax on their hair, there?

Godwinshelley3: Her surgery is tomorrow

Phil: Hi G!

Rush: She will be in our prayers.

Godwinshelley3: Just dropped in for moral support – her spirits are good

Rush: That’s good.

Matt1: Hello GS….Prayers

Godwinshelley3: I’ll try to stop in next week for a quick update

Godwinshelley3: I’m here for awhile

Rush: Please do if you can.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…

Rush: Great to have you with us, GS.

Godwinshelley3: Night all – pleasant Channing!

Rush: A little break will probably be good!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take it easy, GS. Hope all goes well tomorrow!

Rush: Ah…I thought you meant you could be here a while…sorry!

Rush: take care….and of mom….

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angel & fox: Who WAS that masked man?

Rush: Also, we need to think and pray for Virginia, i believe.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is she ill, Rush?

Rush: I called her yesterday after not having heard from her for a while, which is unusual for her.

Rush: No answer, and I left a message. Something I have never encountered before, either.

Matt1: Able to reach her?

angel & fox: Was this the first “art exhibit” worked into the Canon for Keye, Rush?

Rush: I am not sure, Mike.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re going to hope for “in the shower.”

Rush: When I last spoke with her, she had suffered a fall. seemed then she was getting better, but, maybe she wasn’t.

Matt1: Stay positive

Mike n Rachel in DC: Agreed, Matt.

Rush: Virginia Johnson: 1578 Weyland Drive #601, N. Richland Hills, TX 76180; (817) 479-7712.

Rush: That’s so, Matt.

Rush: A couple of years ago, we had a similar scare…all turned out well.

Matt1: Yes, I remember……When did she fall?

Rush: Chan is “checking facts” here.

Rush: By now, it’s been about a month.

Matt1: I wasn’t aware….Please keep us posted

Rush: With our trip out to Iowa and all subsequent happenings, the time flew past so fast that I suddenly realized I had not heard from her.

Rush: I will call again, and this time I will leave a callback number in case anyone else listens to her phone messages.

Rush: I didn’t leave the number last time as she has it.

Rush: I will, matt.

Rush: “Smart rats know when to leave ship.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Speaking of rats…we should get a cat.

angel & fox: Smart rats know everything.

Rush: Well…you requested a cat….

angel & fox: MnR…last week i adopted a kitten i kept seeing around my new house. We are both purring now.

Mike n Rachel in DC: sneaky little beggar, isn’t he?

angel & fox: Rat prints!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Angel 🙂

Rush: Your wish is granted…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *meow*

angel & fox: HELLO KITTIES!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: litter box?

angel & fox: Those look like JUST the age of MINE!!

Rush: And…the “beggar.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: adorable little things

Rush: Yes, Angel?

Rush: He even fooled his Pop!

angel & fox: Anyone who didn’t recognize Lee musta had their face in a bag of kittens. Inscrutable.

Rush: I would agree, Angel.

Phil: Adorable little things that decimate the bird population.

Rush: And, perhaps CC wasn’t as fooled as he seemed!

Rush: There could have been a reason for that move?

angel & fox: Phil, they DO do that; & the house came with TWO birdhouse poles & signs of current/recent occupations in their MULTIPLE openings.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Auntie room?

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not exactly a high-security prison…

angel & fox: I went out to get a collar for the kitten & intended to put something jingly on it–the SMALLEST size collar was too big; i slipped it onto Kitty’s belly & within mins the collar was off.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Jail break!

Phil: Obviously they did not conduct a full body cavity search.

Rush: Angel, that does not surprise me.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not even a purse search

angel & fox: I WILL be making the cat noisy, to protect the boids. Gotta find a smaller collar for now.

angel & fox: Woodby Murderer. Wasn’t he Eton ’22?

Rush: If the cat is still a smallish kitten, I am not sure any hunting skills are perfected yey.

Rush: Angel: 🙂

angel & fox: Rush, i’m trying to stay ahead of the little character.

Rush: Yes!

angel & fox: I like Lee’s fuzzy slippers.

Rush: “Versailles Cafe”

angel & fox: Continuous dancing.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee provides crucial help in this case.

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: CRACK!

angel & fox: Let’s talk about your tax abductions.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Right cross.

Rush: Yes…and did you see CC’s wince!

Mike n Rachel in DC: He was probably thinking, “what a lame punch.”

Rush: We see a similar situation in “CC in Honolulu.”

Rush: I don’t know, Mike, from the comment by the recipiant!

Rush: Classy joint.

Mike n Rachel in DC: More likely he was thinking of employing more subtle methods…

Cdirus: That girl reminds me of the green lady in one of the original Star Trek episodes

Rush: AH!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes CD. The “Jack the Ripper” one.

Rush: Similar, yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: …or maybe the insane asylum?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Don’t think the ripper girl was green.

Cdirus: With Pike? on trial

Cdirus: Was on the other night


Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Pike…trial. Sounds like “The Menagerie”

Cdirus: That’s her!

Rush: Lots of pops to the cin in this one!

Dona: WOW!

Cdirus: Just the way she was dancing

Rush: Yes, CD.

Rush: “Sarsapirilla.”

Rush: Note the bow on CC’s hat…in the back.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Quite fetching

Rush: Seems to have been a style in 1935…I saw another film from that time one time, and somone had a similar ribbon.

Cdirus: Is it supposed to be in the back?

Rush: Yes.

Rush: On that particular hat.

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Rush: DV!

Cdirus: Hi Dan!

Matt1: Hello Dan!

Rush: Happy you could make it!

Mike n Rachel in DC: hey Dan

Rush: How are you?

danventure: Thanks. Just barely made it.

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Best Chan line ever coming up

angel & fox: danv!! Greet-things!!

Rush: We are nearing the climactic moments…

Matt1: No…..YOU go 1st!

angel & fox: White hats meant something back then.

Rush: 1:05:40…

Mike n Rachel in DC: <applause>

Rush: CC used a similar ploy in “Egypt.”

Rush: Or…”PARIS” I mean!

angel & fox: We need a Chinese Laundry truck fulla fireworks right about here.

angel & fox: Run, Forrest, run!!

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: First of several fake fingerprint Chan cases.

Rush: YES!

Rush: The government owes him a “debt” as well…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Government owe you debt…about 30 years.

Rush: YES!

angel & fox: Storehouse of Opium. Sounds like a division of Hard Rock Cafe.

Phil: Just one thing…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Or a 70s band, Angel

Rush: “N.G. Man”

angel & fox: MnR, you are SO bullseye!! Yes!!

angel & fox: “N.G. Man!!”

Rush: Now we see why CC offered him that cigarette.

danventure: I always wondered what CC’s drycleaning bill must be with all the white he wears.

angel & fox: I KNEW there was something wrong about that Scotch!!

Rush: Pretty hefty, DV…!

Phil: What’s he mean by N G Man?

Matt1: TYSM!

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

angel & fox: N.G.= No Good!!

Rush: I love that tiny “TYSM” bit at the end!

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: Yes, Angel!

angel & fox: YES! TYSM!!!!

Dona: YAY!!!!

Dona: Another good one!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think that was 30s slang, perhaps? NG…

Rush: However, this film is on my “G” list to be sure!

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Rush: WELL!

angel & fox: Another MAGNIFICENT hour well spent! Not shanghai to be shanghaied by CC!

Mike n Rachel in DC: All of these early ones are winners. No wonder the series developed a following.

Rush: Another GREAT one back into the case for another year….

Phil: ok. thanks.

Matt1: Good night folks and hope you all have a great week ahead.

Rush: …unless you wish to review it in a shorter timespan!

angel & fox: Highly anticipate next auspicious meeting around rat- & bat-gnawed roundtable!!

Phil: See yinz guys next week.

angel & fox: Good night to awl!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: What’s next, Rush?

Dona: What is next week?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night all…see you next week!

Phil: Aloha’

Rush: Next week…”Charlie Chan’s secret”

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Dona: Another good one

Dona: yay

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Rush: A GREAT…spooky…adventure.

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. Looking forward to it!

danventure: Indeed, thanks everyone!

Rush: Have a GREAT night….

Cdirus: See you all next week!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hopefully all will be well with VA and GS’s Mom, too.

Rush: And, have a VERY happy and SAFE week!

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Rush: Take care, all…

Dona: Thank you Rush, great evening. Goodnight all!

Rush: I want to thank you ALL for another GREAT evening!

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Rush: We will be in MARCH already!

Rush: Good night, CD!

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