Chat Archive 7/19/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for July 19, 2021

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service

The Landini Murder Case: Conversation With Ah Sing

Len Freeman

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Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: Hello, Matt!

Rush: Things should work better for me tonight!

Rush: How was your week?

Matt1: Very good….Booster is “boosting”?

Rush: Yes!

Matt1: Very good, thnx…yours?

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Matt1: Hello Zoe!

Rush: I had the cable guy add one.

Zoe: hi guys


Rush: Hi, Zoe!

Rush: Welcome!

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Rush: DV!

Matt1: Hello Dan!

DanVenture: Evening, Matt, Zoe, and Rush!

Rush: WELCOME to you, too!

Rush: I hope that everyone had a great week!

DanVenture: Seems like we were just in the high desert a minute ago…

Rush: Yes, DV

Rush: ?

Rush: You mean the “hi” desert?

Matt1: Last week>

Rush: AH!

Rush: I am sorry!

Rush: I am still a littlwe dehydrated, myself!

Rush: Actually, Death Valley would be the L O W desert!

Rush: Death valley contains the lowest point in the continental US!

DanVenture: I get a sinking feeling this discussion is already drying up.

Rush: I heard that the temperature reached 130 there recently!

Rush: DV…:)

Matt1: Boooooooooo

DanVenture: Hard to believe this is like the 31st (!!) CC!

Rush: You are definitely adding some needed water to it, DV!

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Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Rush: Yes…we are moving along!

Rush: Hello, Hounder!

Hounder: Hi everyone. I hope y’all had a good week.

Rush: WELCOME to you as well as your mother.

Rush: we did, thank you!

Rush: I hope that yours was a good one as well!

Hounder: Thanks. it rained all week here. Lost power twice.

Rush: My computer is up and running well, so all’s good at my end!

Rush: 7 minutes until our radio drama!

Matt1: Ready here!

Rush: We have a little talk with ah Sing tonight!

Rush: Then…we start off the Monogram era of Chan with “Charlie Chan in the Secret Service.”

DanVenture: Q: Do I start with the radio drama at 1:30 or …?

Rush: We meet two new Chan siblings, and…Birmingham Brown!

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Rush: MDA!

Matt1: Hello Philly!

Hounder: I’m just going to lurk til the movie. Internetv

mda19083: hello to all my chan buddies

Rush: Good evening, and …WELCOME!

Rush: And to YOU!

Rush: 🙂

Hounder: Internet won’t support streaming.

Hounder: Hi mda

mda19083: hello hounder

Rush: Sorry, Hounder…Last week was my time of Internet woes…

DanVenture: Evening, Hounder!

Rush: This week…it seems the plague has drifted over to you…

Rush: Did you leave your DVDs in Florida?

Hounder: I have the movie DVD but I can’t do the radio drama

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Rush: SB!

Matt1: Hello SB!

Rush: WELCOME to you!

sarabell2: Hi everybody, glad to be here.

Rush: Happy to have you with us, SB!

Hounder: Hi sb

Rush: How was your week?

sarabell2: Pretty busy, but not like yours with a move

mda19083: hello sb

sarabell2: Hellow MDA

Rush: Well..we are slowing down a bit.

sarabell2: That’s Hello not Hellow, not trying to be cute keys stiick

Rush: Still lots to do, but we want to enjoy a few things along the way!

Matt1: End in sight, Rush?

Matt1: Sounds like a plan!

mda19083: high humidity = sticky keys

sarabell2: No, MDA it is eating near the keyboard

mda19083: what’s for dinner?

Rush: Me, the typoist of typoists, you are doing great compared to me, MDA!

Rush: Humidity will do it, that’s for sure!

Hounder: Rush, get back in line behind me rush. I’m worse

Rush: I am in my basement office/Chan room, and it’s nice and cool…

sarabell2: I ate strawberry awake cereal. But I made calico beans last night

sarabell2: Do you have Chan posters up, rush?

Rush: Calico beans, I am not familiar with…strawberry awake, either!

Rush: No posters are up, yet…

Rush: Soon!

Rush: OOPS!

Rush: Forgot the time!

Rush: Let’s ready our radio dramas, shall we!

mda19083: i am cued

Rush: 45 seconds…

Rush: 40…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Rush: Rolling music….

Rush: Announcer…

Rush: Commercials placed here…

DanVenture: If I guessed right, I am hearing the recap of last week’s episode.

Rush: We are about to….

DanVenture: Or am I ahead?

Matt1: 1:10

Rush: Few more seconds or so…

Matt1: 1:20

Rush: Soon…

Rush: HERE.

DanVenture: Thanks, Matt!

Rush: Poor Cecile…

DanVenture: Don’t want to be spoiling anything by being 60 seconds ahead.

Rush: TYSM, DV!

Rush: Monseur Ryder…

Hounder: ..

Rush: Again…Ah Sing.

DanVenture: Who is voicing Chan?

Rush: Not sure…

Rush: Chan is handling this in an interesting, patient way.

mda19083: Walter Connolly according to the radio recording download sites

Rush: Yes!

sarabell2: I was looking that up too!

mda19083: 1936 – before my time

Rush: You are right, MDA!

Rush: Ah Sing got a bit rattled…

Rush: Commercial break…

Hounder: ..

Rush: Then, CC returns to pierce that “fourth wall” and speak with us, the audience.

Rush: from Wikipedia…

Rush: On radio, Charlie Chan was heard in several different series on three networks (the NBC Blue Network, Mutual, and ABC) between 1932 and 1948 for the 20th Century Fox Radio Service.[37] Walter Connolly initially portrayed Chan on Esso Oil’s Five Star Theater, which serialized adaptations of Biggers novels.[38] Ed Begley, Sr. had the title role in N.B.C.’s The Adventures of Charlie Chan (1944–45), followed by Santos Ortega (1947–48). Leon Janney and Rodney Jacobs were heard as Lee Chan, Number One Son, and Dorian St. George was the announcer.[39] Radio Life magazine described Begley’s Chan as “a good radio match for Sidney Toler’s beloved film enactment.”

Rush: As the music fades….

Rush: THE END…

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Rush: For this week!

Rush: (Applause…)

DanVenture: So our episode stems from which series? Ed Begley, Sr?

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Rush: Next…in 11 minutes….

Nothere: So did Sing sing?

Rush: “Charlie Chan in the Secret Service.”

Matt1: Hello NT/NH!

sarabell2: Hello Nothere

Rush: NT!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

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DanVenture: Glad to see Nothere is here!

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Matt1: Hello Louise!

mda19083: if guilty – will he be sent to Sing Sing

Rush: 10 minutes…

sarabell2: Hi Louise and Phil

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Phil: Aloha to all my esteemed Chan friends!

DanVenture: Glad to see Nothere is here!

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Nothere: Hello all you wonderful people.

Nothere: Hello all you wonderful people.

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Nothere: Hey Hound

mda19083: if found guity will he be sent to sing sing

Phil: Hello sarabell

Rush: WB, Hounder!

Hounder: Hi nt

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Matt1: Major “lag”

Hounder: Hi zoe

mda19083: hello nt/nh

Nothere: The room seems to be having the hicupps.

Rush: Louise seemed to leave before arriving!

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Rush: WELCOME, Louise!

Louise: In and out, in and out. Don’t you want me tonight???

Rush: On the contrary!

Phil: Whatever happened to LibraryJim?

sarabell2: Maybe she’s in a revolving door

Rush: You are MUCH wanted, louise!

mda19083: don’t be silly louise – yes is the answer

Nothere: You knowwe don’t believe you when you say that we won’t see you.

Hounder: Hi louise

Louise: you are all so sweet. Had trouble getting in…

Nothere: The room has hicupps.

Louise: HICCUP!!!

Rush: Hello, Phil! Welcome to YOU, too…and as for your question, it has been a LONG time since LJ was with us!

Rush: I hope he’s okay.

mda19083: to cure hiccuos just say boo!

mda19083: hiccups

Rush: Phil, I see you are here, but you are not showing on the list!

Louise: LB has been absent recently

Hounder: Hi phil

Louise: That is what happened to me, Rush

Rush: YES!

Phil: I see myself as just below sarabell.

Phil: Hi Hounder.

Nothere: ShushRush he’s here undercover. And he knows nothing about the CIA

Rush: Not visible on mine.

sarabell2: I see you Phil

Rush: No problem, I suppose!

Phil: I can’t even spell cia.

Rush: As long as it’s letting you post!

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Rush: Dona!

Nothere: Hey Donn

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Nothere: a

Rush: WELCOME to our SoCal rep!

sarabell2: Good Evening Dona

Matt1: Cued here!

Rush: 4 1/2 minutes…

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Phil: Did you get any heavy weather in Iowa Rush?

Godwinshelley2: Evening all

Dona: Hello everyone!!!

Rush: “CC in the Secret Service”

mda19083: hello phil

Rush: GS!

Louise: I have a COVID warning for people. My husband, fully vaxxed, got a positive COVID test when he tried to get back in the country from Mexico. In isolation for 10 days. So if you travel overseas, be prepared to hunkerdown in a hotel if you test positive.

Hounder: Hi gs

Matt1: Hello GWS!

Rush: WELCOME to YOU, too!

Phil: Hi MDA.

Dona: Hi GS

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Rush: 3 1/2 minutes…

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued – no 20th Century fox today

Matt1: Hello Len!

Nothere: Hey Ln

Nothere: LEn even

Rush: And…LEN!

Godwinshelley2: Sorry to hear about your husband Louise

Louise: CUED

Rush: YAY!

Matt1: Hope he’s feeling Ok though, Louise?

Len Freeman: Hello all

Rush: WELCOME!!!


Phil: Qd

Godwinshelley2: So he’s not have terrible symptoms, is he?

Rush: Please pause at our opening title…

Len Freeman: Nice to here for the first Monogram

Nothere: 13. ll superstious people knock on wood now.

Louise: Yes, Matt, only mild case

Rush: Happy that you are with us, Len!

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

Godwinshelley2: My nephew in Arizona was in the hospital for a week – a Black Recluse Spider bit him on the shin – was not a pretty sight

Rush: TWO minutes to go…

Louise: Hi GS, yes like a mild flu

Rush: WOW, GS!

Rush: Is he okay?

Nothere: Well I can’t say I’m happy to hear that Louise, but at least it’s not worse news 

Dona: Poor guy GS. That sound awful

Godwinshelley2: He is home now – but did not have a good week – looks like he won’t even need a skin graft!

Rush: 75 seconds…

sarabell2: Hi GS, that is an awful story.

Phil: Was it a black recluse or a brown recluse spider?

Godwinshelley2: He is lucky he is so healthy

Godwinshelley2: black

Rush: 60 seconds…

Nothere: An I hope you nephew gets gette God.

sarabell2: Hello Len

Rush: 50 seconds…

Nothere: better even

Rush: ‘s terrible, GS!

Len Freeman: Hi sarab

Dona: I’m glad to hear it’s only a mild case.

Louise: Yes, Nothere: more boredom than anything now. Like being in prison.

Rush: 45…

Phil: Never heard of a black recluse.

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

mda19083: phil 🙂 just got it

Godwinshelley2: I know – I hadn’t heard of them too

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: `15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Rush: Title…

Rush: Music…

Godwinshelley2: he strings fiberoptic cables – so could have been anywhere

Nothere: Go? But I’m not even here.

sarabell2: Brown recluses don’t look that bad, not like a black widow. I could see him getting bit.

Godwinshelley2: Yea!! Mantan Moreland

Louise: MM is in the room!

Nothere: What no Yea! for IRa?

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Nothere: That makes Phil Rosn sad.

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Rush: Credits…

Godwinshelley2: My first thought was – wow those effects looks so CHEESY

Godwinshelley2: Then they showed it was a model

Rush: Sorry, my post froze.

Louise: Another one of the Victorian era old ladies

DanVenture: Exactly my thought, GS!

Rush: I was mentioning that Mantan Moreland was at the top of the credits.

Nothere: What Victorian? They discveed time travel? We’ve won the wa.

Godwinshelley2: He certainly brings alot to these films

Rush: There…working again for me!

Nothere: And ignoreing IRa that made Phil sad.

Hounder: This is our first movie with Birmingham brown.

Rush: We had the ship in the bathtub…

Louise: Too confident that Wash DC is safe!

Rush: yes, Hounder!

Len Freeman: great eyeball

Nothere: I don’t want bodygaurds no matter who kidnaps me.

Godwinshelley2: So the lab is upstairs??


Louise: The eyeball did it

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Rush: Yes, seems so.

Matt1: Hmmm

Godwinshelley2: Hello Matt

Hounder: Hi matt

Rush: WB, Matt.

Nothere: Nothing eve happens eh big mouth?

Matt1: One of those nights

Rush: It seems our room is a bit quirky tonight!

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Godwinshelley2: Must have been a real pain carrying all that big equipment upstairs. And if that bomb goes off – look out below!!

Phil: Cue the can.

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: We see BB is an impiortant addition from the start.

mda19083: thanks matt1 for the can

Phil: Dead. Deceased. Iced. Offed. X’d, Greased.


Nothere: Everybody in the house is here. Except for the body of course.

Rush: (Note the black stripe at the top of the can!)

Dona: Thank you Phil

Rush: (I thought it appropriate!)

DanVenture: I see the California flag flying out front of Chan’s building.

Dona: I hadn’t noticed that before Rush.

Phil: Just wanted you guys to get the picture.

Rush: Yes!

Godwinshelley2: I will probably be missing next week – we head back to Indiana mid-week to do the closing on my parent’s house – going to a nice young lady who works for Purdue

Louise: perfect Rush

Nothere: Bumped off, taking a dirt nap, deep sixed, rubbed out.

Rush: The CA flag.

mda19083: got it nt

Louise: Good luck with it GS

Hounder: Good it sold gs

Dona: I hope it all goes very smoothly for you GS

sarabell2: Glad it is going to someone nice, GS

Godwinshelley2: Will be a sad event – makes me a woman of the world, with no “family home” to anchor me anymore

Rush: The California State Building (1931-1975) in Los Angeles is the government building that was used for Charlie Chan’s office at the Secret Service. Early in the film, Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan walks through the lobby of the State Building and out to the street to his awaiting taxicab.

Louise: Join the club, GS

Godwinshelley2: Is this the film with the “exciting” music while it shows Chan sauntering to the cab at the curb

Nothere: It will always b your ancestrial home.

Dona: Me too GS, Louise


Rush: “Masterspy”

Godwinshelley2: Will bring some folding chairs and have pizza in the empty house on the Thursday evening before the Friday closing

Dona: What a good idea

Rush: Sounds like a plan, GS!

Godwinshelley2: I’m sorry – that music just does not seem appropriate

Louise: You need exciting music to catch a cab in LA: contact sport

Phil: One more talk with the ghosts eh GS?

Nothere: Ah Mongogram the studio that not only introduced foggy streets, but the exciting walk through empty buildings shot.

Hounder: Nice plan gs

Louise: Okay, bad bad music

Rush: The music has been an object of discussion for many years, GS!

Phil: I’ve had a couple of those.

Louise: Rush: it is so bad

Rush: I suspect that this scene of the home exterior was shot in the Hollywood hills.

Nothere: Well it’s a nice plan start, but wil you have sode or something harder with the pizza?

Godwinshelley2: Of course – some ginger ale – had to get a hotel room outside the city – don’t want beer until I get back to that

Len Freeman: Sidney looks quite old… or at least thiner

Nothere: Plan approved,

sarabell2: Take a lot of pictures, GS.

Dona: good choice GS

Rush: Good thought, GS!

Godwinshelley2: I will – thanks

Phil: Yes he does Len. Frail?

Len Freeman: Frail describes it nicely

Louise: Yes, and Charlie had hair out of place

Nothere: Well there is that eyeball. But it technaically isn’t a body so we don’t count it.

Hounder: ..

Louise: 14 kids!!!

Len Freeman: No wonder he looks frail!

Godwinshelley2: Wish there were more stories with Mrs Chan

Dona: Yes

Rush: Yes, Len. Since the last Chan film at Fox, two years had passed.

Godwinshelley2: She must have been a superwoman

Nothere: And at least one grandkid. Mama Chan needs a vaction way more than Charlie.

Rush: True, NT!

DanVenture: Couldn’t agree more, GS! One superhero in the Mrs Chan

Nothere: he can refuge at my house. No one tell Eve Cario.

Nothere: She can

Rush: 🙂

Hounder: Attention split tonight. Forgive my lack of participation.

DanVenture: Incredibly detailed plan of the torpedo!


Len Freeman: duhhh

Godwinshelley2: I picture her doing her part for the war effort – collecting fat, paper and metal – keeping a garden – being an air-raid warden

Nothere: I suspect the suspicious suspect might be suspected of something.

mda19083: top secret plans – for your eyes only

Rush: Marianne Quon.

Phil: Thingamabob A goes in slot C connected to thingey Q

Rush: And, of course…benson Fong.

Dona: lol

Nothere: So now there are two number two Chan kids on the case. Is Chan in double trouble?

Rush: At times, yes!

Len Freeman: In this first Monogram Mantan is not CC’s partner yet…

Rush: Not officially yet.

Phil: I think these Monogram films try to use comedy to make up for lack of plot.

Rush: It takes a few films.

Nothere: My notes says you are murderer. Your notes lie. Well so much for that cunning trick.

Rush: Nice reverse put-down by Chan!

Rush: Mantan Moreland was GREAT!

Rush: They probably had him adlib some moments.

Nothere: Where does MIss. Wnters summer?

mda19083: young maid of many summers

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Good question, NT!

mda19083: who’s in charge of the lights tonight?

Dona: I’ll be right back. My brother is hanging a light for me I need to assist.


Rush: Pekinese.

mda19083: southpaw

Phil: Wouldn’t have “Lefty” been a little easier?

Nothere: How much is that doggie in the picture the one with the nonmoving tail.

Rush: Chan has at least two sons who were playing baseball early in their lives.

Rush: Including college.

Rush: THUD!

DanVenture: Ah, ha! No wonder the plans weren’t very…detailed.

Rush: Chan doesn’t like what he’s hearing in the basement…

Nothere: But you got your hait back MM

Len Freeman: blackface!

Rush: Coal dust.

Rush: Done in good nature.

Nothere: Wh ywould they suspect the two strangers who broke into the house and have been sneaking around it for several minutes. That’s silly.

mda19083: iris is one tough cookie

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Nothere: I see you eyeball.

Dona: I’m back. He is visiting from Minnesota

Nothere: So did he light up your life Donna?

Rush: I waqs out, Dona. You have a visitor from Minnesota?

Nothere: So the murderer I in this house. Excuse me, I just remembered I need to be outside.

Rush: Yes! Good line!

Rush: To me, BB represents the average person in a dangerous situation!

Rush: A little jive talk here!

Godwinshelley2: Poor Charlie

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Phox and Phriend: Huzzah!!!

mda19083: hello p and p

Godwinshelley2: Howdy

Rush: Phox and Phriend!


Nothere: Hey P and P

sarabell2: Hi, P N P

Godwinshelley2: It’s like they found ONE bit of music and they are making it work for EVERYTHING

Rush: Please, pull up two chairs and join us!

Rush: Stock music.

mda19083: lights out

Rush: A bit of a clue there!

Phil: Everybody’d got a smart comment.

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Dona: Sorry I was summoned again

Rush: How are you this evening, P&P?

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Nothere: Sure dude just leave your wheelchair sitting in the dark in the doorway for anyone to trip over. Great plan.

Rush: That’s okay, Dona!

Rush: NT: 🙂

Dona: Yes my brother has been here for a few days helping go through stuff of my dad’s.

Phox and Phriend: Have had conferencilization with fellow Detectives top of mind; humble apprentices were detained by Secret Service en route to Punchbowl. Glad to be here now, safe from dangers & danglers.

Rush: Yes, Dona?

Dona: When he’s here I get him to do chores for me. LOL

Rush: I’ll wager that Mantan Moreland was given these “props” and told to improvize.

Phil: One of the worst shots in movie history

Nothere: Glad Punch faile to punch detectives.

Rush: Actually, BB probably just saved CC!

Nothere: test

Dona: We got most of the things packed. We have 6 boxes of family photos some back in the 1800’s.

Rush: Passed the test, NT!

Phox and Phriend: Phox & i are in Nawth Ca’lina, still without PC so our remarks will be few but we are rooting for CC!!

Dona: Moving sized boxes

Godwinshelley2: Oh Dona – it’s so hard to box things up

Rush: WOW, Dona!

Rush: me collection!

sarabell2: That is so interesting Dona, do you know the folks in the pictures?

Rush: SOME collection!

Louise: I, too, was called away temporarily. I shall just casually observe for a while…

Nothere: No I didn’t

Rush: Nice place to be, P&P!

Dona: Our other brother is going to try to get them all digitalized.

Phox and Phriend: 1800s were fun. Mister we could use a man like Chester Arthur again!

Rush: 🙂

Nothere: And still not working right, but stopped kicking me out,

Rush: Funny line!

Rush: Forgot something at home…forgot to stay there.

Louise: I had my old movies and viseos and photos digitized by iMemories

Rush: I need to do the same, louise!

Phox and Phriend: Rush, we wish you (plural) were here. If anybody wants, we’d be HAPPY to send you mosquitoes in any quantity. THEM, we got.

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Godwinshelley2: Louise – did you mail the stuff to iMemories?

mda19083: did they have a script for this movie or is it all ad lib

Rush: No thank you, P&P!

Rush: Got enough where I am!

Louise: highly recommended. You can store them on their website and share them, too (for a fee, of course)

sarabell2: Our mosquitos fly in formation

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Nothere: So who thinks we empty her pockts we’ll solve several cases?

Rush: The watching eye….

Dona: thank you Louise. My brother can do the photos but I have video movies and slides that i would like get digitalized. I will check them out.

Phox and Phriend: NOTTY! We hardly knew ye! We hardly saw the!

Hounder: Trade you mosquitos for gnats and other see’ums

Nothere: So much for the not kicking me out idea.

Louise: Yes, GS. Mailed thge stuff: they send you a box to protect things

Dona: gotta go again brb

Rush: Okay…

Phox and Phriend: Hounder: Zeeums are the bane.

Nothere: How did you see me. I wasn’t even here/

Louise: Weird music again

Rush: Melton’s lab…

Nothere: Th Chan kids have bombs. Everyone run!

Rush: The bomb with the black cross!

Rush: CAREFUL!!!


Phox and Phriend: Notty, the force that balances puns for the Universe will get you for that. Be at home Friday between 8AM and noon.

Hounder: Nice science lab for kids

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Rush: A four hour window.

Phox and Phriend: Notty fleeing?

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Godwinshelley2: Folks – check out “The Boogie Man Will Get You” with Boris Karloff to see some of this same prop equipment in that film.

Rush: There have been a few gremlins tonight, P&P…

Godwinshelley2: It’s from 1942

Louise: Cool GS

Nothere: Nope just the rooms Hiccups. I sem to get kicked out evey second comment.

Phox and Phriend: My uncle had a 24-hour car wash. After it he was in the ‘ospital with chilled blain’s.

Rush: Good idea by Iris…but…

Phox and Phriend: It IS 1942!

Rush: 1944.

Dona: I’m back again.

Louise: Lights, anyone?

Phox and Phriend: Iris is just trying to catch a squeeze. We know her type.

Nothere: Stop shooting the bombs.

Rush: WB, Dona!

Rush: Right, NT!

Rush: PLOP!

Phox and Phriend: Weak floors.

Rush: Tommy neglected that first step!

Phil: Many bombs have fuses that require the bomb to travel a pre-set distance before arming.

Phox and Phriend: Three steps to heaven, save $4 per pair on pants.

Rush: 🙂

Phox and Phriend: I always set my bombs to get past KFC.

Phil: Doesn’t that guy EVER lose the cigar?

Louise: joker

Phox and Phriend: Close, but yes cigar.

Nothere: The secret is to only light the cigar when you hear someone coming.

Rush: Seems not to, Phil!

Rush: His trademark?

Phox and Phriend: When you hear them, shout “CASTRO!”

Hounder: ..

Phil: It’s a personal problem. Dr. says he can have surgery for it.

Rush: “You protect yourself with umbrella of innocence, but, at moment, am afraid your umbrella have big leak.”

Phil: Referring to line just quoted by Rush

Phox and Phriend: Of Trade & Mark, Trade Smith was my favorite brother. Mark impressed me as shifty.

Len Freeman: Mantan of course invited into the trap

Rush: Like Pete and Repete, P&P?

Phox and Phriend: B Brown to the res-cue! B Brown to the res-cue!!!!

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. Set your bombs to go off well after your safe until I am Not here again.

Hounder: Nite nt

Rush: P&P: 🙂

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mda19083: later nt

Louise: HAH! Gotcha

Phox and Phriend: Setting bombs now, NT. You have 5 minutes or 4 miles. See you next [BOOOOOM!]

Rush: YES!

Len Freeman: Lotsof teeth in CC’s smile

Phil: Mr. Vega is a reall harda$$

Dona: Night NT

Godwinshelley2: That’s a big setup just to kill ONE man

Phox and Phriend: Complicate or die.

Rush: This is one of the marks of the Monogram series: a murder gimmick.

Hounder: Doesn’t that wood pole conduct electricity?

Louise: My house does that in every thunderstorm

Rush: only if wet, Hounder.

Phil: No, but I would like to relieve myself after that demonstration.

Hounder: Hmm. Ok thanks rush.

Rush: I agree, Phil.

DanVenture: Wait. Aren’t we IN California?

DanVenture: I thought that flag meant we were.

Phox and Phriend: Conductors conduct. Electricity electrics. Fish gotta fry. Birds gotta swim. I got a babe in Doo Wah Diddy.

Rush: This one is set in Washington, DC.

Dona: I am

Dona: dan

Hounder: Ugly wallpaper

Phox and Phriend: We’re not in Xanax anymore, Tutu.

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I think the monogram films have exceptionally ugly wallpaper

Rush: Ruined the cigar.

Phil: Cue the can

Louise: yes GS

Phox and Phriend: I’d like to be set in Washington DC.

Matt1: <tin can>


sarabell2: Wallpaper pattern looks like bombs

Phox and Phriend: Clink.

Louise: There ain’t no future for a man in this house

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Smyrna.

Hounder: Bb’s eyes are very expressive

Phox and Phriend: Or at these prices.

Phil: In Smyrna?

Rush: Smyrna – A port city also known as Izmir, in western Turkey.

Phil: There’s a Smyrna, Georgia, i believe.

Phox and Phriend: We oughta wallpaper all our bombs. Carpet-bombing would then be coordinated.

Hounder: A beach in fl symrna

Rush: Yes, Phil!

Len Freeman: They all crack under the tough interrogation

Rush: That’s the one Mrs. Winters was referring to!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: A miracle!

Phox and Phriend: Phil: there WAS a Smyrna, Georgia. It was just there, anyway.

Phil: So…why’s she dressed like she’s in mourning.

Phil: ?

Phox and Phriend: We’ll, it was there when we parked.

Rush: Good question, Phil.

Phil: LOL P&P. Don’t know why though.

Rush: Was anything mentioned early in the film?

Phil: Not to my knowledge.

mda19083: lots of keys on the piano

Rush: She does appear to be in mourning.

Phox and Phriend: I just heard a news story about the British Virgin Islands. That made me laugh even more than those Florida Keys.

Rush: Yes?

Rush: I think I can imagine….

Phox and Phriend: After Rush imagines, let’s re-imagine. Keep the Chinese off balance.

Phox and Phriend: Uh-oh.

Rush: Poor Mr. Vega…

Phox and Phriend: Let’s RE-imagine. That’ll fool ’em.

Rush: Not looking too good for him!

sarabell2: Smyrna Ga is where Julia Roberts is from.

Rush: First one needs to IMAGINE before one can RE-imagine….

Phox and Phriend: Are the Smyrnese people happy, today?

Dona: YaY I have light in my hallway again.

Godwinshelley2: Smyrna, Delaware is home of the Painted Staff Brewery and the Yarn Maven knitting store

Hounder: Hurray dona

Phox and Phriend: “Light In My Hallway”: wasn’t that the B side of “Back In The Shadows Again”?

Dona: Last time he was here he replaced my ceiling fans. poor guy..

Rush: Toilet float in that lamp???

Phox and Phriend: Another Yarn. Yawn.

Dona: LOL

Phil: THAT is a flotation ball from a toilet!

Rush: And…another murder gimmick!

Dona: it does look like it Rush

Phox and Phriend: Rush: Toilets float anyplace.

Rush: dangerous demonstration!

Phox and Phriend: Toilet floats never work. I see floating heads, but never floating toilets.

Phil: Man, where did they come up with that?’

Rush: 🙂

Phox and Phriend: BOOOOOM!


Phox and Phriend: Like a rat!

mda19083: fox fur

Phil: Charlie says “We’re all members of PITA and you’re the only one with a fur!”

Rush: Fraulein manlich…

Rush: Fraulein Manlich…

DanVenture: LOL, Phil!

Rush: Twice Fraulein Manlich!

Dona: man power commission

Phox and Phriend: Fox has a fur!

mda19083: i never liked that dame

Rush: Manpower Commission (War Manpower Commission) – In January of 1942, as the United States shifted to a wartime economy, all employment services were federalized by executive order and transferred to the United States War Manpower Commission. The goal of the War Manpower Commission was to “stabilize” employment and bring about a full utilization of the labor force by “placing a man on a job where he will use his highest skill in furtherance of the war effort, and keeping him there.” With the end of the war in 1945, the War Manpower Commission was dissolved.


Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: There was a War Bonds message at the very end.

Dona: {YAY}

Rush: Not visible on my DVD copy.

Hounder: Thanks for the fun. See you next week

Louise: They recruited women to work, too

Phox and Phriend: Sponsored by Your War Manpower Commission.

Rush: (Applause…)

Rush: Next week…

Dona: Another good one everyone.

Phox and Phriend: YAY!!!!

Rush: “The Chinese Cat”

DanVenture: Okay entry.

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Matt1: Good night folks and have a wonderful week!

Zoe: night – yep a good one – went fast

Godwinshelley2: Might be missing next week folks – stay safe

Rush: Diamonds, Dastardly killers…and DEATH!

Godwinshelley2: night

DanVenture: Yes, everyone have a great week!

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Phox and Phriend: Fox & i shall seek redress, probably wear pearls & a flowered hat too. Gnite!!

sarabell2: Thanks for everything, ya’ll, have a great week.

mda19083: stay well til next week my chan friends

Rush: I hpe that everyone had a good time seeing our first monogram….

Rush: More to come….

Louise: Bye all

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sarabell2: Thank you, Rush.

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Rush: And we will see how …and CC!onogram perfects their handling of the cast

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Dona: Thank you Rush

Rush: have a great week, everyone!

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Rush: Show your guest the sights, Dona!

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Rush: Take care, all…

Rush: Thank you ALL so much!

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Rush: take care, phil, Dona, and P&P!

Dona: He saw a few minutes. His wife should be coming from China in the fall and I”m working on her to do some translating for us.

Rush: Be happy, stay cool, and be safe!

Dona: You too Rush.

Rush: GREAT, Dona!

Rush: That would be WONDERFUL!

Dona: I’m hoping. She will be coming to stay soon.

Rush: You can start making a list of those “Chinese” moments for her to translate!

Rush: s she from mainland China or Taiwan?

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Dona: I think someone sent me a list a while back, I just have to find it. She is from Shanghai.

Rush: Very good on both counts!

Rush: Maybe she can recognize something fro a clip used in “Charlie Chan in Shanghai” when they show Chan’s arrival.

Dona: I’m hoping to get her to join us.

Rush: Perfect!

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Dona: Have a good week Rush I have to fix dinner for my brother. See you next week.

Rush: It would be interesting to see if she has any knowledge of Charlie Chan…films, books, etc.

Rush: okay, Dona!

Rush: take care…stay cool!

Rush: Good night!

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