Chat Archive 4/6/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for April 6, 2020

Charlie Chan on Broadway

Lost City of the Jungle (Chapter 1)

Donald_Trump (Hawaii_Steve)
Mike n Rachel in DC
Phil and Mrs. Phil

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Hello, Matt!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Matt1: Disregard my email I just sent, lol

Rush: Thank you again for offering to help!

Matt1: Of course!

Rush: I can sleep at night when i know that!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: How are you and yours doing?

Matt1: My cable, phone and net were out for close to 4 hours….Just got it back

Rush: WOW!

Rush: Weather related?

Matt1: Yep….power out last night for close to 3 hours

Rush: lightning outages?

Matt1: “foreign” object

Matt1: Not the best times, with stay at home order

Rush: Yes.

Matt1: Talk about roughing it, lol

Rush: I know!

Rush: Oh, yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Matt1: Hello M & R!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening!

Rush: I have a couple of battery radios that come into play if needed!

Rush: WELCOME Mike and Rachel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Power outage in FL?

Matt1: We broke into out hurricane kit

Matt1: My neighborhood

Rush: Great as always to see the both of you here!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Always good to be here! Almost came in as Nick and Nora. πŸ˜‰

Rush: Well, I guess that’s what it’s for. right, Matt?

Rush: Nice, M/R!

Matt1: Yes….but now have to restock….some bad lights in kit

Rush: When i was a kid, i used to watch the TV version with Peter Lawford.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thin Man?

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: The movies are some of Rach’s very favorites.

Rush: I thought it was a pretty “cool” show.

Matt1: Hope everyone is making out ok with the craziness

Rush: The movies are GREAT…needless to say!

Rush: We are, thank you.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hanging in there, Matt. Lots of Zoom these days.

hounder has joined this room

Rush: We live on a cul-de-sac and have “happy hour a couple times a week with a few neighbors.

Rush: Hounder!

hounder: hi att, 4ush, mnr

Matt1: Tonights short…..noticed the run time is 1 hour 10 minutes?

Rush: Good evening to YOU!

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

hounder: man,my typing alrady is bad tonight. sorry

Rush: The serial is only 11 minutes….

Rush: The movie is 65 minutes.

Rush: No worries, Hounder!

Mike n Rachel in DC: My serial sez 1:10:57…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi hounder!

Matt1: Mine too

Rush: That is ALWAYS my case!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Matt1: Perhaps a LOT of commercials?

hounder: brb dog walk


Rush: M/R, could that be the TOTAL time for the entire serial…all chapters together?

Rush: Okay, Hounder…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Likely…it’s the YouTube link you sent…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: You will just watch the first one.

Rush: Yes! I just took a look. That’s got to be the TOTAL combined time.

Mike n Rachel in DC: This serial looks very fun.

Rush: I think so, too, yes.

Rush: 1946.

Rush: has to do with atom-related things.

Mike n Rachel in DC: One of my favorite aunts had a crush on Lionel Atwill.

Matt1: Keye Luke was a busy actor

Rush: AH!

Rush: I see!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Really got around in smaller parts.

Rush: I think I read that Atwill died eitgher during the shooting of this serial or shortly thereafter.

Mike n Rachel in DC: She used to baby sit me…if an Atwill movie was on we would watch it for sure!

Mike n Rachel in DC: (and we always had strawberry ice cream and pretzels. Yum.)

Rush: FUN stuff, M/R!

hounder: back

Rush: Very good, hounder!

Rush: Fast walk!

Mike n Rachel in DC: WB, hounder

Rush: If I seem to leave before everyone is out of our Chat Room, the reason is that I try to highlight and copy the full running text as fast as I can!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *sneaky*

Rush: One time, we lost a portion before I could get it copied!

hounder: no worries rush

Rush: The retention time is not predictible!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush: 

Rush: M/R…looks like me with my mask!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Future scholars will thank you, Rush.

hounder: i hope everyone’s still ok and surviving the isolation

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Yeah. Now we have a COVID-19 emoji.

Rush: Well…I often wonder how long the site will continue after I depart for the next life!

Rush: OR…id Tripod, our site host suddenly shuts down for some reason!

Rush: Oh well!

Matt1: A lot of hard work is in this site

Rush: Nothing is forever….

Rush: 20 years worth…

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re predicting that you will outlive Tripod. πŸ˜‰

Rush: That would be welcomed on my part!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Plan A: Immortality

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: Plan B: We’ll deal with that if we need to…

Rush: That’s a BIG word, M/R!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Right now, Rush, we’re rooting for Plan A.

Rush: Sort of along the lines of INFINITY.

Rush: Too big for my limited mind!

Matt1: and Beyond?

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Maybe we can start our serial at 15 before the hour?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Check, chief.

Matt1: Ready here

Rush: That would be ….in TWO MINUTES…

Rush: Ready, also…

hounder: ready here

Rush: 90 seconds…

Rush: 75 seconds…

Rush: 60 seconds..

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *adjusts pith helmet*

Rush: 30…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *readies butterfly net*

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not sure what to take on this adventure

Rush: …5

Rush: GO!!!


Mike n Rachel in DC: We ALREADY have the slanted writing!

Rush: Nice little gong…

Rush: “Universal presents…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice “jungle adventure” music

Rush: Keye Luke…number four billed…

Rush: Yes, M/R!

Rush: San francisco at the start of what became the U.N.

Mike n Rachel in DC: What a face full of hair!

Rush: Hazarias…”war monger”

Matt1: Sounds like a ideal job for the Green Hornet

Rush: YES!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nothing like starting off with a…bang!

Rush: YES!

Rush: A firery crash from the start!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Isn’t the “car goes off the cliff in flames” supposed to be at the end of the episode?

hounder: a fiery crash

Rush: Yes.

Rush: That would be TOO short, M/R!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey…isn’t one of these guys in a Chan?

Mike n Rachel in DC: White hat guy

Rush: A cliff haner ending will mark the end of Chapter One, to be sure!

Rush: “Captain” Kelso?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes! The airplane guy

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Interesting background music!

Rush: very CALM….

Rush: Mr. Atwill…

hounder: nothing like a passenger in the co pilot seat

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…have a taste for strawberry ice cream now. πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pop!

Rush: I was in that position once, hounder!

Matt1: Lee!

Rush: On a flight in a small plane from Honolulu over to Molokai.

Rush: Keye Luke!

Rush: Yes, Matt!

Rush: Our Number One Son, indeed!

Rush: Matt…?

Louise has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello, Louise.

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Louise: Good evening Chan Fans!

hounder: hi louise

Rush: Good evening, Louise!

Cdirus has joined this room


Cdirus: Hi Guys!

Matt1: Hello CD!

Rush: We are 11 minutes into the new serial!

Rush: Ang…so much for it being 11 minutes long!

Louise: I shall lurk in the background until the movie starts because I am feasting on homemade pizza tonight.

Rush: I had bad information!

Cdirus: Sounds good Louise!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Louise. Yum.

Rush: Still…it IS “Chapter One.”

Louise: Can’t talk with my mouth full…

Mike n Rachel in DC: lol

Rush: Pizza is always GREAT, Louise…even when experienced from afar vicariously….

Louise: gettin’ my keyboard all sticky…

Rush: The music through some of these scenes is oddly calm!

Rush: Louise: πŸ™‚

Rush: She is a defacto dictator.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Generic stuff, Rush…

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Rush: Now some more “serious” tones…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. The despotic ruler…

Rush: And, back to calm…

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now, the peace-loving democratic forces must mobilize!

Rush: “Tal Shan”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, the music surely got all agitated for a little plane ride…

Godwinshelley3 has joined this room

Rush: GS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS!

Matt1: Hello GS!

Rush: Good evening and WELCOME!

Cdirus: Hi GS!

Godwinshelley3: Hello from the Hoosier still ate

Rush: How are you, and how are your parents?

Rush: and, i missed your arrival…CD!

Rush: Sorry!

Godwinshelley3: Mom is healing before we start chemo – dad wants s to eat out in a restaurant now

Rush: Welcome to YOU, too!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey CD!

Rush: Are there ANY open restaurants anywhere…besides take-out?

Cdirus: Thanks Rush, no worries 

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hopefully you can keep dad inside, GS

Rush: Yes.

hounder: hi gs and cd

Cdirus: Hi M&R!

Godwinshelley3: Dad uses a walker and is confused by the virus – what if you have a job with people?

Rush: And, Hounder, I neglected to check on your mother…sorry…how has she been?

Rush: Great place to land a plane!

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Mike n Rachel in DC: This composer had a thing for planes

Godwinshelley3 has joined this room

Rush: This serial is unintentionally NOIR!

Mike n Rachel in DC: WB, GS

Rush: WB, GS!

hounder: out in left field. yesterday she wanted her dancing shoes, thigh high stockings and crown. todayshe keeps asking where she’s supposed to be.

Rush: I sense a cliff hanger approaching….

hounder: good luck convincing him otherwise gs

Godwinshelley3: Can’t stay long – just wanted you to know we’re ok and wishing you all well

Rush: Hounder, just give plenty of love….

Matt1: You too GS….Hang in there

Rush: Okay, GS….

Mike n Rachel in DC: hounder and gs–hope you both can keep taking care of your parents. They’re lucky to have you!

Rush: Happy that you could check-in, anyway!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care GS!

Rush: Cliffhanger time!

Rush: Be safe and well, GS….

hounder: hugs gs. and good thoughts heading you way.

Rush: And the same to your parents.

Louise: Hi GS. I am eating dinner so missed your entry. Be well.

Mike n Rachel in DC: It looks like Lee is quite the big-shot!

Godwinshelley3: My grandmother is still around. My aunt who takes care of her took a 12 week leave from the truck stop she works at to be safe

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wow, GS. Quite a robust family!

Rush: YES!

Godwinshelley3: She will be 107 end of May

fredsmom has joined this room

Matt1: Wowza!

Matt1: ruly blessed GS

Mike n Rachel in DC: See, Rush…

Rush: I have a feeling that the cliffhanger parts were spliced together in our serial!

fredsmom: Good evening to all! Hope everyone is well!

Matt1: Truly

Nothere has joined this room

hounder: hi fm

Matt1: Hello NT!

Nothere: Greettings all.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I peeked ahead, Rush. End of Part I is approx. 25′

Louise: hi fm

Matt1: Hello FM!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi FM!

fredsmom: hello-have missed yall!

Godwinshelley3: I need to go – enjoy Chan & company

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care GS

Matt1: Take care GS

Godwinshelley3 has left this room

Nothere: Ah ah Mike and or Racheal reding the last page of the mystery is cheating.

Cdirus: Hi FM!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey NT!

hounder: dangerous to go down a rope holding on to a flaming torch

Mike n Rachel in DC: They skipped that part of Boy Scout training

Rush: Next week;;;”The Death Flood”

Rush: hapter Two.

Nothere: And a we begin this serial Im sorry but I’m going to be a owner. This is the next to last Unverisal seriel and the last Lionel Atwell anything as he died during filming.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Or…that AVALANCHE!

Rush: (Chapter)

Matt1: What else could go wrong? Hold my beer

Rush: That was a bit longer than I had gathered!

Rush: 26 minutes.

Rush: So…

Mike n Rachel in DC: If this isn’t the cliffhanger I give up. πŸ™‚

Rush: A pretty good beginning, yes?

Rush: It is.


Mike n Rachel in DC: The closing music is from Sherlock Holmes.

Rush: I was just ahead a minute or so…OKAY!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re safely buried under the avalanche now, Rush

Rush: 3 1/2 minutes until our feature….”CC on Broadway”!

Matt1: Time to cue up!

Rush: YES!

Phil and Mrs Phil has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: A+ serial selection, Rush.

hounder: nice to see new material

Nothere: Sorry Mike this is a cheating serial.

Matt1: Hello M/M Phil!

Nothere: Hey Phil and Mrs.

Louise: Mr and Mrs P

Phil and Mrs Phil: Aloha to all my Chan friends!

hounder: hi phil anf mrs

fredsmom: Hi Phil and Mrs

Rush: Hello, to everyone arriving!

Louise: CUED here


Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, NT, we’re using pass-fail grading this semester anyway. πŸ˜‰

Rush: Please pause at the opening title…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Phil n Mrs. Phil!

Rush: TWO minutes…

Matt1: Cued!

Phil and Mrs Phil: Getting cued here..

fredsmom: Cued

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gong-ready in DC.

Rush: 90 seconds…

Dona has joined this room

Nothere: At lest the Green Hornet didn’t cheat. Of course he was unkillable. Smash a car into a service station that blows up? Just walk it off.

hounder: hi dona

Nothere: Hi Donna

Matt1: Hello Dona!

hounder: ready here

Dona: Hello All.

Dona: Ready here.

Rush: 60 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona!

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *adjusts ascot*

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: *straightens top hat*

Rush: 25…

Phil and Mrs Phil: Ok, ready for liftoff

Rush: 20…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rach dons gloves*

Nothere: Don’t make me puton my top hat Mike, because I wil.

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Nothere: Oh that’s it. The top hat war is on.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Have to look good in NY

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title….

Rush: Music….

Phil and Mrs Phil: GONG BABY

Rush: A past drive down Broadway!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Poor social distancing in NY…

Rush: Is tyhat possible today?

Rush: MAYBE at the present moment, i suppose!

Rush: Thanks for the gong, Matt!

Phil and Mrs Phil: Oh I’m seasick

Mike n Rachel in DC: To drive down Broadway? Yes. With that little traffic? I doubt it.

Nothere: Hah my top hat is worse fitting than yours Mike.

Matt1: Poor Pop, lol

Nothere: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie need Dramamine.

Louise: I don’t want this to sound pretentious but I have spent more time on Broadway this year that ever in my life. I miss it!

Rush: The ship we saw was the S.S. Champlain….

Mike n Rachel in DC: You have to allow for fancy hair, NT.

Nothere: First and last time Charlie gets seasick.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Teaching, Louise?

Rush: Louise…I am envious!

Louise: No, seeing shows, mostly with my sister.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Must have been a particularly rough journey…

Nothere: Start spreading the news Lousie is leaving today.

Rush: Marc laerence….

Rush: Lawrence.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oooh. Good for you!

Rush: A bit od “Secret” music creeps in….

Rush: (of)

Louise: I wish I had done it years ago.

Nothere: Subtle dude. She’ll never know you were in hr room.

Rush: I hope that I can…one day….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Steve McBirney?

hounder: good for you louise

Rush: AH! Correct!

Mike n Rachel in DC: and…

Rush: We will see McBirney in the future….!

Mike n Rachel in DC: is she in another Chan? Looks familiar…

Nothere: So the lady shouting Help Help ounds like someone calling for help.

Phil and Mrs Phil: She was in CC in Reno I think.

fredsmom: love the old bayer aspirin bottle

Louise: Aspirin product placement

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wasn’t she the gal who got murdered?

Phil and Mrs Phil: No, she was the killer.

Rush: For our “:trivia” bit in the weekly CCF letter, we see an instance of “product placement witth a visible bottle of Bayer Aspirin!

Nothere: Hotel owner Ithink.

Louise: Missed that Rush!!!

Rush: (Please don’t count my TYPOS tonight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wonder what Bayer paid for that?

Rush: I am on a record pace!

Nothere: And Lee you can flirt, but don’t lock anymore women in cages. Sets a bad family precedence.

Rush: “Mother Nature’s Seasick Remedy”

Nothere: One one typo. Bwahaha. And that’s it.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Dona: who has room for towels

Nothere: And Lee again desplays his criminal tendencies.

Dona: my luggage is always full

Rush: And…a very LATE WELCOME to CD, FM, NT, Phil and Mrs. Phil, and….DONA!

Rush: Sorry! I was preoccupied trying to get my DVD set-up!

fredsmom: TY

Rush: Great to see you again, FM!

Phil and Mrs Phil: Yes, so was I everyone.

Nothere: TYSM Rush

Louise: Do you realize people are still going on cruises. Nutty.

hounder: 1 cabin too small for 2 detectives

Nothere: You don’t eave room for any nicknacks you might pick up Donna?

Phil and Mrs Phil: What time do you have Rush?

Rush: “Like a bass drum in a Harlem band…”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee gives her Brand X aspirin no doubt

Phil and Mrs Phil: She was a blonde in Reno

Dona: Yes hounder, I have been known to bring an extra suite case just for that

Rush: It is safe to conjecture that Lee and Pop are heading home after the Olympics and a brief trip through Europe…where Lee picked up his “souvenirs!

Mike n Rachel in DC: …and apparently misses a clue, yes? If she had the bottle of Bayer on her dresser, why did she need aspirin from Lee?

Matt1: HH!

Nothere: Well I hit the wrong button, so I’m a bit ahead Phil but I’ve got 1030

Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s a favorite.

Phil and Mrs Phil: Thanks NT. I’m at 940

Rush: This is my favorite Harold Huber role.

Phil and Mrs Phil: Yes Rush, he does a great job in this role.

Nothere: And the man with the turban arrives.

Rush: I have…10:10….

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s not quite as over-the-top as his “French” characters.

Rush: That would be 40-plus wives.

Louise: Foxy fur

Nothere: Mon Deu but he played Poriot on the radio

Rush: 10:40…

Rush: Billie Bronson….

Phil and Mrs Phil: Yeah, I’m good. Thanks.

Rush: AH!.

Nothere: Dynamite Billie Bronson.

Rush: I meant my favorite CHAN role…

Rush: “Speed” Patten.

hounder: translate english to english

Rush: A nice word for “HYPER.”

Louise: eyes open, mouth shut

Rush: “Please keep eyes open…and mouth shut.”

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Carlton Hotel. I hear they have very nice towels…

Rush: yes, louise!

Rush: “Chinatown, My Chinatown….”

Nothere: Well they did. But several have gone missing lately.

Rush: Popular hotel!

Dona: lol

fredsmom: haha to Mike n Rachel

Rush: I think that Pop has cured Lee of the towel collecting habit!

Nothere: Speed you muerderer. Stop trying to kill Billie with that second hand smoke

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: (cough)

Phil and Mrs Phil: Ah the Hotentot Club.

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I bet Lee will run a couple of towels down to the FexEd store…

Nothere: Lon Chaney is typing up the latest news from Translyvania.

Rush: Indeed!

Mike n Rachel in DC: lol @ NT

Mike n Rachel in DC: Master. I type news.

Nothere: Good Igor. The presses their alive. ALIVE!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Master.

Rush: $100…about $1,500 today…

Nothere: And don’t call me choef.

Rush: !!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I want to hear how he explains this errand to his wife.

Nothere: Theres an ad slogan. The Hotentot why not?

Rush: πŸ™‚

Nothere: He tells her its strickly business. Wetither she believes him we’ll never know.

Rush: AH!

Rush: Good deduction, here…

Matt1: lol

Cdirus: oops

Mike n Rachel in DC: Better than Charlie’s inkblot demo…

Rush: “Thank you so much.”

Nothere: Charlie is a big spender.

Rush: $20….about $300 today…

Dona: He still gets alloance?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Must have got paid plenty for that race track case.

Rush: Seems so!

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: Oh, and, “Hello” to rachel, please…!

Louise: Oy, that jacket.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dona…in 1937 most people’s jobs didn’t pay as well as Lee’s allowance…

fredsmom: beautiful fur

Nothere: He’s a college boy in the 30’s. Course after competeing in the Olympics you ‘d think hed have a sports deal.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Speedo endorsement?

Rush: A massive fur collection throughout the series.

Nothere: In the 30’s? Oh boy the smut laws would love that.

Rush: I think the town showed HIM.

fredsmom: lol at NT

Dona: lots of shady people hanging around

Rush: Where did Lee find the cab fare?

Nothere: Candid camera night. Or as we call it today Tuesday.


Phil and Mrs Phil: Mrs Phil points out how is Lee going to pay for cab when he has no money?

Louise: If one more person says “Hottentot Club”…

Nothere: Well h did have a dollar.

Phil and Mrs Phil: This is Perv Central

fredsmom: Love the pic!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes Phil…this is a little creepy

Rush: Hottentot – (1) A Khoikhoin. (2) Any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa.

Dona: Yes phil

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah…was about to ask what a Hottentot really was

Nothere: Ooh hw exotic.

Rush: I guess the cabbie won’t get much of a tip, then!

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: So what does any of this have to do with Africa? Are we missing something?

Rush: Just the exotic name, i suppose….

Nothere: It has everything t do with Africa. See the sign authentic dΓ©cor. youdon’t believe it? Google it. Oh right the 30’s you can’t. πŸ™‚

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: authentic African dance no doubt

Phil and Mrs Phil: Ah Consuelo you make my blood boil.

fredsmom: Love the art deco decor

Rush: Marie Collins…

Rush: I do, too, FM.

Rush: Lee’s “second-story” work….

Nothere: No Lee you can’t lock her in a cage either.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Phil and Mrs Phil: lol nt

Dona: She isn’t much of a dancer

Rush: Tashia Mori: Ling Tse

Phil and Mrs Phil: I was wondering if they hired a choreographer for these scenes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Depends on which part of the “dancing” you’re watching, Dona. πŸ˜‰

Rush: Yes.

Dona: LOL MnR

Dona: Milk

Rush: (Applause…)

Matt1: In a dirty glass

Mike n Rachel in DC: *applause*

Nothere: Moran’s order make seem weak for a dangerous New York gangster. But he’s getting that milk in a dirty glass.

Nothere: See Matt’s right.


Rush: (cough)

hounder: ..

Phil and Mrs Phil: Oh oh.

Mike n Rachel in DC: That can’t be good…

Phil and Mrs Phil: Cue the can

Matt1<tin can>


“Police in New York and Honolulu have one thing in common – both live on very small island. But, while we have big volcano, you have biggest ‘shake-up.’ Someday hope to greet honorable brothers in Hawaii, where roar of surf replace noise of subway, and hot rhythm of Broadway cooled by strains of ‘Aloha.'”

Mike n Rachel in DC: R.I.P. Billie

Rush: TYSM…Matt…

Nothere: So the guest of honor at the policeman’s dinner son is arrested for murder. Uhm that might be bad.

Phil and Mrs Phil: Fast Matt. Really fast.

Rush: How Alan Funt got his start…

Nothere: But only when it’s least expected.

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. What is the over/under on the number of women’s legs in the photos they’re about to develop?

Nothere: Oh the number is efinitly over.

any, many….MANY….

hounder: lol @mnr

Phil and Mrs Phil: It’s about time for the lights to go out.

Rush: Yes….

Nothere: Nobody move.

Rush: Chan should order no one near ANY light switch!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is this another of those rooms with 17 light switches?

Rush: Probably!

Phil and Mrs Phil: lol m&r

Nothere: Only five. But three are in weird places.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Can you imagine the building codes for those buildings?

Nothere: Course non beat that room I think Wax Museum? Where the light was in a case.

Rush: HM.

Phil and Mrs Phil: How did the photo get developed so quickly?

Rush: I guess Speed plans on taking the dog for a walk.

Nothere: Are you kidding. With all those cameras they were going to develop?

Louise: Portable darkroom?

Rush: maybe a darkroom is part of the deal.

Nothere: There go the lights. Quick grab the diamonds.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lights!

Louise: LIGHTS!

Phil and Mrs Phil: BOOMO out go the lights

Rush: Lights out!

Nothere: That man is drunk.

Cdirus: Someone mentioned they had a darkroom set up for photo night

Rush: Or…PUNCH drunk…

fredsmom: “Napkin on tray also take powder”

Mike n Rachel in DC: no napkin, but the sandwiches look pretty good…

Nothere: The key is the key.

Rush: M/R: πŸ™‚

Rush: Nice little magnifying glass.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie has a cummerbund, the cop a vest…stylish.

Phil and Mrs Phil: Cue the can

Nothere: True they look nice but what are they? He who bites strange sandwich soon make strange face.

Rush: Matt….?

Nothere: <Tin CAN>

Mike n Rachel in DC: no movement…likely can candidate

Rush: TYSM….NT…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fur supremacy here

Phil and Mrs Phil: I think Huber is the best actor of the Chan series.

Louise: WHAT!!!

Nothere: Really honey I was at her apartment for a few hours but I was alone the whole time. eally.

fredsmom: Huber died young-age 50 I think

Phil and Mrs Phil: He just said 10:30 but earlier in the movie he specified 11:30.

Rush: Interesting!

Phil and Mrs Phil: He did die young and in his 50s. He died in surgery for another condition.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Huber did great character acting

Nothere: Now getting the paper out is the tricky bit. Fortunatly for Speed Lon works late at night.

Rush: Unexpectedly changed out of our earshot!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yeah, NT, but you have to get him out of that damn bell tower.

Phil and Mrs Phil: I guess you could say I’m a Huber groupie.

Nothere: A Huber Homie?

Phil and Mrs Phil: lol

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: Huber is in Thin Man too.

Phil and Mrs Phil: Yes he is.

Rush: And, we’ll see him in “Mr. Moto’s Gamble” pretty soon…

Phil and Mrs Phil: Don’t have that movie.

Rush: Nice, “quiet”, pajamas, Lee.

Mike n Rachel in DC: It seems like he had a pretty good career.

Nothere: Charlie is sleeping. All murder is suspended for eight hours.

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan pajamas seem to have been chosen to be worn in the dark

Rush: (cough)

Nothere: A crooked tie for a crooked man.

Rush: Trouble in a top hat.

Mike n Rachel in DC: That must be NT πŸ™‚

Rush: Headlines!

Nothere: EXTREE EXTREE paper with bad news sence headlines flower show.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Those were the days. When a murder made headlines in NY

Rush: True!

Phil and Mrs Phil: That was “Boy”

Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s in several movies too. 

Phil and Mrs Phil: Tarzn

Phil and Mrs Phil: Tarzan

Nothere: All right everyone. Get in the same room. WE only have 20 minutes of movie left, so someone will have to confess.

Mike n Rachel in DC: lol

Rush: paraffin test – A chemical test that is used to indicate the presence of nitrates, which are found in gunpowder.

Phil and Mrs Phil: WE ALL wash our hands A LOT these days.

Rush: YES!

Mike n Rachel in DC: He was ahead of his time, Phil!

Dona: yes mine are raw from washing

Nothere: And yet another Chan where they use actual police work. It’ like he’s a cop or something.

Rush: We STILL can’t fool the pariffin test, tough!

Rush: (Though)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Maybe he wore gloves?

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fredsmom: Rush, is that test still in use or antiquated now?

Nothere: Alas this is it. I fear I must away. Everyone be keep your helath there. Until another day. When I am Nothere.

Donald_Trump: Greetings my fellow Americans.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care, NT. Hope you’re not here next week. πŸ™‚

Rush: Well….WELCOMR, Mr. President!

Matt1: POTUS?

fredsmom: Goodnite NT!

Phil and Mrs Phil: See you NT.

Phil and Mrs Phil: Good Evening Donald.

Matt1: Take care NT

Rush: Good job during this crisis, Sir.

Donald_Trump: Mr. Rush, could you play Hail to the Chief?

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Rush: I can HUM it!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Louise: Sorry, gotta run. See you next week.

Matt1: Take care Louise

Rush: Take care, Louise!

Dona: bye Louise

fredsmom: bye Louise!

Phil and Mrs Phil: Bye Louise

Rush: Be safe!

Mike n Rachel in DC: See you Louise!

Donald_Trump: Just drop in to say “aloha” to my fellow Chan fans.

hounder: nite louise

Rush: AH!

Rush: Aloha!

Donald_Trump: The Donald arrives and the party is over?

Phil and Mrs Phil: Lee gets a wedgie.

Rush: Please say “Aloha” to our good family member, Hawaii Steve!

Rush: Not over yet!

hounder: hi hs

Dona: Party is over for Lee, they just threw him out

Donald_Trump: Hawaii_Steve is a great American. He voted for me twice in the last election.

hounder: ope you’re well

Rush: I must say…in 21 years…our first presidential visit!

Mike n Rachel in DC: ANOTHER major fur for that girl…

Phil and Mrs Phil: I’m lucky to be here.

Rush: I can believe that, Mr. President! He’s VERY politically savvy, indeed!

Donald_Trump: Not to worry, Mr. Rush. Bill is in the other room. He’ll be here shortly.

Rush: please consider him for Sec. of Ghost Tours!

Rush: Lee’s “shiner.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: I thought that had to be a RAW steak, Lee…

Donald_Trump: In these difficult times, it is nice to see this wonderful group carrying on and having fun. Keep up the positive spirit.

Rush: TYSM, Mr. President…very honored, indeed!

Phil and Mrs Phil: And we’re staying more than 6 feet apart. A lot more.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re socially distanced.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: About 1600 miles apart and more in most cases!

hounder: and physically distanced as ell

Mike n Rachel in DC: She has quite the camera wardrobe.

Rush: Yes, Hounder!

Phil and Mrs Phil: Are you still in Cali Rush?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice picture in background

Rush: I think in my case, Dona is the closest to me…

Rush: Yes.

Donald_Trump: Mike n Rachel in DC are practicing social distancing. When you’re done practicing, please try it for real. (a little white house humor.)

Rush: The big move is to happen in June 2021.

Rush: The new home will, hopefully, be rented out for the time being.

Phil and Mrs Phil: I’m near Pittsburgh so more like 2500 I’m guessing.

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: And we’re the furthest…though only a few blocks from DJT…

hounder: fingers crossed that will be posible rush,

Rush: TYSM.

Rush: We are willing to take a loss on rent to help make the monthly mortgage payments.

hounder: i saw a quip today that said you can’t fix stupid, and apparently you cn’t quarrentine it either.

Rush: We were scheduled to fly out to Iowa as a family on the 10th, but that’s been cancelled…

Mike n Rachel in DC: “My mail is very heavy…” What does he get. Anvils?

Dona: I am still working

Donald_Trump: The other night, I was speaking to Ivana about how much we enjoy the of Charlie Chan movies. Charlie was a ‘reel” American.

Rush: :0

Rush: Prematurely charged…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Same here, Dona. We’re fortunate.

Dona: Yes. I don’t do sitting around well

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oops.

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Phil and Mrs Phil: He must have to give a news conference

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello, DJTHS

Rush: Steve!

Rush: COME!

Rush: You just missed the President!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Our property manager just called about the home rental!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good news, we hope!

Rush: I had to step out for a minute!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha. Sorry I am late. I was assisting Prez Trump with his comb-over.

Rush: Speed not speedy enough!

Rush: Yes, Steve!

Rush: Well, the “comb-over” was tested on national TV!

Matt1: Aloha Steve!

Rush: THE END….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Don’t forget to work on the tan, too, Steve!


Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: And…TWO shiners!

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

fredsmom: clapclapclapclapclap

Rush: Closing credits!

Rush: YAY!

Rush: (Applause!)

Phil and Mrs Phil: APPLAUSE

Dona: Another good one!

Rush: xt week….

Rush: “Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo.”

hounder: thanks for the fun. everyone stay safe and well

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lots of energy in this one.

Dona: You too Hounder

Rush: Sadly, the last Warner Oland Chan movie….

Rush: πŸ™

Phil and Mrs Phil: Don’t forget to wash your hands.

Mike n Rachel in DC: HH is back in Monte Carlo…

Rush: RIGHT!


Rush: Wash often….

fredsmom: Good evening-everyone please stay safe. Until we “meet” again

hounder: nite.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care everyone. We can send Oland out in STYLE!

Matt1: Take care folks and have a good and healthy week!

Rush: Agreed, Dona.

Mike n Rachel in DC

Rush: And you, Matt….

Phil and Mrs Phil: Alooohhhhhaaaa

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wear a mask. πŸ™‚

Rush: Thank you ALL…so much!

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Thank you Rush. Take care!

Rush: Steve…how are you doing?

Rush: 4:30 where you are…?

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Cdirus: See you guys next week, and stay safe!

Dona: Riverside county has deemed it necessary to where masks when leaving the house

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Hawaii_Steve: Cloudy and overcast in Hawaii. Little sun. Given the current news, it is sort of depressing in the Land of Chan.

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Rush: Well….That I don’t do, Dona…

Rush: But I keep the 6-feet.

Dona: Me either

Hawaii_Steve: 3:25 PM in Hawaii. I have the day off today.

Rush: Sorry, Steve…

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Rush: As Annie said, though…”The Sun Will Come Out….”

Rush: (Maybe tomorrow?)

Rush: πŸ™‚

Hawaii_Steve: I am very lucky to work for an essential. I am working like a madman.

Rush: That’s good, steve!

Rush: Marie and I are working from home…teaching online.

Rush: A challenge, for sure!

Rush: I am also part-time with Visiting Angels …

Rush: Are you still working at Pearl harbor, Steve?

Rush: Is it rainy in your area, Dona?

Hawaii_Steve: Finished with Pearl Harbor last fall.

Dona: Yes we have had rain off and on all day

Rush: Ah.

Rush: same here, Dona.

Dona: it’s supposed to rain most of the week up here. Down there too?

Rush: A few more days of expected rain.

Rush: Will that job come again, Steve?

Rush: You are a NATURAL for that work!

Hawaii_Steve: Good thing. There are virus cases discovered on P.H. All P.H. attractions are shut down.

Rush: Oh~!

Dona: Hopefully not much longer Steve

Rush: Yes.

Rush: I think that most areas will see a downturn in the virus faster than most believe.

Dona: I have to be optimistic

Hawaii_Steve: Many people in Hawaii are out of work. Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed here.

Dona: I agree Rush

Rush: Here, too.

Dona: So much tourism.


Dona: Yes

Hawaii_Steve: Like time square, Waikiki is a ghost tour.

Rush: The sooner this thing ends, the better for the return of jobs!

Rush: Yes, steve.

Dona: I agree

Dona: We need to open up businesses again.

Rush: And, the stock market is like a yo-yo.

Hawaii_Steve: Glad to hear that a few people are working via the internet. Very interesting times.

Rush: Indeed.

Rush: Not boring to be sure!

Dona: I go into my job everyday

Rush: yes, Dona?

Rush: Good for you!

Hawaii_Steve: Where Dona?

Dona: we have a warehouse Rubber and sponge products

Rush: We try to support local restaurants who are doing take-out now.

Rush: Twice a week, we “eat out.”

Dona: goes into everything from medical, construction, aerospace, cars, planes etc

Dona: I work in Santa Ana

Rush: AH!

Dona: Small family business

Rush: I am VERY familiar with that area!

Rush: Nice…

Dona: right off the 55 at Dyer

Hawaii_Steve: Dona, it sounds that you are surviving. Good for you.

Rush: Well, hopefully we will be able to see the Chan movie at the end of April in El Segundo!

Dona: traffic is good right now

Rush: Indeed!

Dona: i live in Ontario

Rush: here too!

Rush: Oh, yes.

Dona: Yes Rush! I looked it up so I know where it is

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, where did you and family move to?

Rush: A bit of a drive!

Dona: I have it on my calendar

Rush: One thing we have not had to buy much of is GAS!

Rush: My tank is still FULL after a week!

Dona: I fill up twice a week

Rush: Very good, Dona, about the calendar!

Rush: )

Hawaii_Steve: In Hawaii, I stopped driving my car. Just walk to work.

Rush: With your commute…yes!

Dona: I would love that Steve

Rush: But, the prices are super “low” at this time.

Dona: 40 miles one way

Rush: In the Kailua area, Steve?

Hawaii_Steve: Yes.

Rush: NICE!

Rush: What type of work?

Hawaii_Steve: When I’m not working, I go on a 90 minute work to Kailua Beach.

Rush: GREAT walk!

Rush: VERY Chan-historic!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Dona: Sounds wonderful

Hawaii_Steve: Essential, food supply supporting the community. Very lucky to get job before all this started.

Rush: Dona, if you get to oahu, you MUST get to kailua Beach.

Rush: Perfect, Steve!

Dona: absolutely.

Hawaii_Steve: Dona, have you always lived in California?

Rush: I am SO happy that you were able to move to Kailua.

Dona: I lived a few years in Colorado but born and raised here.

Rush: As Lee called it: “The other side of the Island.”

Dona: I grew up in Lompoc

Dona: central california

Rush: Yes!

Hawaii_Steve: Thank you Rush. After 7-1/2 years living in Chinatown, Kailua is a blessing.

Rush: Made famous by none other than the great WC Fields!

Rush: I’ll bet, Steve!

Hawaii_Steve: Dona, Before moving to Hawaii, I lived in Santa Monica.

Rush: You definitely paid your “dues”!

Dona: I love the beach

Dona: Santa Monica is nice

Rush: I used to go to the beach by the Santa Monica Pier when I was a kid.

Rush: Our family liked it.

Rush: In the late 1960s. Channel 9 taped a teen show there called “Groovy.”

Hawaii_Steve: There is a crew on the beach. If HPD catch walking along the beach, they can issue you a $2,000 ticket.

Dona: My parents spent lots of time at Santa Monica Beach

Rush: My sister was in the bikini conest once on the show.

Rush: Oh, my, Steve!

Hawaii_Steve: cerfew, that is.

Dona: I don’t know that show Rush.

Rush: I would think that if one kept that 6-foot separation, that should not be a problem!

Dona: I agree

Rush: Really, I think that people NEED to get out on occasion!

Rush: If even to get some sun.

Dona: I think we just need to get back to it

Rush: Yes.

Hawaii_Steve: From 1979 to 1994, I lived in Santa Monica. During my time, the 4th Street Mall was remodeled.

Rush: Yes, Santa Monica went through changes…like every other place in L.A.!

Rush: I spent part of my youth in Northridge.

Dona: I don’t know that part of Southern California very well.

Rush: We moved back to san Diego when I graduated high school, and my sister finished jr. high.

Rush: In the San fernando Valley.

Hawaii_Steve: A neighbor is coming over now. Just got a call. Gotta go. Take care of yourselves. And Aloha. Steve

Dona: I had family there when i was a kid. all have moved now

Rush: Actually, not too far from where some scenes from “The Feathered Serpent” were probavbly shot.

Rush: The outdoor scenes.

Hawaii_Steve: Or … keep talking. I may be back.

Dona: Bye Steve

Rush: Take care, steve!

Rush: GREAT to have these moments with you!

Rush: Dona…sorry…but I should be slipping off too!

Dona: It has been very nice speaking to you and to Steve

Rush: “Ditto!”

Dona: Thank you Rush

Dona: Have a nice evening and stay safe

Rush: We will HAVE to make that Chan mvie showing!

Dona: I will be there if they don’t cancel

Rush: Dinner afterward, perhaps.

Rush: My friend Gary usually comes with me.

Dona: I signed up for their information

Rush: Very good!

Rush: it is a FUN venue!

Dona: I am looking forward to it and meeting you in person.

Rush: older man who runs the theater playes the Wurlitzer organ!

Dona: I fee like we are old friend at this point

Rush: He will give a short concert first.

Rush: I guess we actually ARE!

Dona: That will be fun

Dona: Yes

Hawaii_Steve: I’m back. Dolly brought me desert.

Rush: I can promise you it IS fun.

Rush: Dolly?

Rush: A neighbor?

Dona: Send some to me please.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Dona: I love dessert

Hawaii_Steve: Yes. Are you talking about ole Town Music Hall?

Rush: I don’t pass up dessert…for sure!

Rush: Yes.

Hawaii_Steve: Some kind of home-made berry-puff dish.

Rush: At the end of April, they have scheduled a showing of “Castle in the Desert.”

Rush: Ohhh…NICE!

Dona: One of my favorites

Rush: No pun intended, but please tell Dolly…”Hello!”

Hawaii_Steve: The organist is, or was, Bill Field. A friend of mine. Don’t know if he’s still alive or not.

Dona: LOL

Rush: I believe he’s still going, Steve.

Rush: YES…Bill Field.

Rush: Well….

Rush: I apologize…but I should be going…

Dona: I will see you both next week!

Rush: Yes!

Dona: Nice chatting.

Rush: take care…both of you!

Dona: Fun evening

Hawaii_Steve: A quick Bill Field story. Bill had personal license plates on his car.

Rush: Steve…WIONDERFUL to “see” you here!

Rush: Sure!

Dona: ok

Rush: Yes?

Hawaii_Steve: “W. C. Field” – No “S”


Dona: Nice

Rush: So, his middle name is a “C” name?

Hawaii_Steve: People would give him all kinds of crap because he was calling himself W. C. Field. But that was his name.

Rush: Well…I suppose his parents “tributed” him!

Hawaii_Steve: Yes. Bill C. Field is his real name.

Rush: That’s a good story!

Rush: LOVE it!

Dona: I agree.

Rush: Thank you, Steve!

Dona: Thank you Steve

Rush: Perfect note on which to depart!

Rush: Not much could top that!

Rush: So…

Dona: Yes.

Rush: Take care…

Hawaii_Steve: Having too much fun with your folks. I am usually working when the chat occurs.

Rush: Be safe….

Dona: Goodnight, be safe


Rush: Make it as you can, steve!

Hawaii_Steve: Good night my friends. Please say “hi” to Bill for me.

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha.

Rush: Even if it’s at the closing credits!

Rush: Alaha, sir!

Rush: Good night!

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Rush: VERY pleasant dreams…

Hawaii_Steve: Good night.

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