Chat Archive 7/6/2020

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

Charlie Chan in Rio

Secret Agent X-9 (Chapter 1)

Len Freeman
Mike in DC/Mike n Rachel in DC
Phil and Mrs. Phil

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush has joined this room16:28

Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: How was your Independence Day?

Mike in DC has joined this room

Mike in DC: *creeps in*

Matt1: Quarantined!

Matt1: Hello Mike!

Rush: Hello, Mike!

Mike in DC: Greetings, gentlemen

Matt1: Hope you two had a better 4th!

Rush: I see that Rachel is busy tonight!

tenman has joined this room

Rush: Lots of fireworks around us!

Mike in DC: Finishing up some statistics homework

Matt1: Hello Ten!

Mike in DC: Hopefully will join us soon.

Rush: Tow official shows and LOTS of “private” shows!

Rush: We go and watch from a viewpoint in our neighborhood.

Mike in DC: Fireworks? You want fireworks? DC got fireworks!

Rush: Beautiful full moon, too!!!

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Matt1: And then some, Mike

Rush: And a GREAT flyover!

Mike in DC: *boom*

Mike in DC: “and the rockets’ red glare…”

Mike in DC: *ooooooh*

Rush: Complete with the B-17…my favorite vintage bomber.

Matt1: ahhhh

Mike in DC: See. We can do fireworks in the Chan chat.

Rush: 244 years “young.”

Rush: YES!

Mike in DC: *mmmmmmm!*

Rush: ka-BOOM!

Mike in DC: (Rachel asks if we’ve been drinking)

Matt1: A dwinkie?

Rush: Just iced tea on my part.

Mike in DC: *hic*

Mike in DC: tee many martooonies

Rush: I save the glass of wine for bedtime…

Mike in DC: Good idea Rush.

Rush: I learned that from my grandmother.

Mike in DC: Wise woman!

Rush: She would have a glass of wine, play some solitaire, and go to bed…

Mike in DC: Grandma Glick?

Rush: Widmar.

Mike in DC: Ah.

Rush: My mom’s mom.

Mike in DC: So, Rush, I’ve been getting into playing Klezmer music recently. πŸ˜‰

Rush: My dad’s side was a bit confusing!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike in DC: Gotcha. Well, grandma Widmer seems to have had herself pretty well organized.

Matt1: My great aunt drank a glass or two of Port every night…..bought the bottle by the gallon (really) and poured it until the age of 102

Rush: Mike, I learn something new each week…often from YOU!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike in DC: Ethanol is a preservative….

Rush: See, Matt! Don’t argue with proven success!

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Rush: Marie’s grandmother, who reached 97, used to have a drink of brandy before bed.

angel: Hello-a-roony!!

Matt1: I was always amazed at her age and barley weighing 80 pounds, she could pour a glass gallon

Rush: Hellooooo….ANGEL!


Mike in DC: Aha. A fox-less Angel appears!

angel: Best way to reach for the years is to reach for the booze, some say!

Matt1: Hello Angel!

Rush: And…TENMAN!

Rush: Missed your arrival!

Rush: WELCOME!!!!

tenman: Hello all

Rush: I think I am weakened by the heat we had today!

angel: My friends (and you are my friends), Fox is with us. The Chatovod ID thingy is teddibly zenzitive, & any attempt etzetera. So Fox goes unmentioned, if not unspoken.

Mike in DC: Hello tenman!

Matt1: btw, I’m cued here

angel: Vere iss Tenman?

Rush: I need to do same, Matt!

angel: We are likewise cued!

Rush: I am now ready too.

Rush: Yes, Angel!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike in DC: Many fly unter des Radar, FrΓ€ulein Angel. Der Fuchs geht weiter.

Rush: Okay…tonight is Chapter One of “Secret Angent X-9″….

angel: Just let X-9 TRY to get through. WE’LL let him/her/they!!

Rush: Cue Johnny Rivers…

angel: Cueing Old Man Rivers!!

Mike in DC: Jawohl. Alles in ordenung in DC.

Rush: I’ll say….60 seconds…

Rush: for possible arrivals..

angel: Hey, Soundm—Soundperson—! Just keep rolling along!

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

angel: *excitement bulds*

Rush: 25…

Mike in DC: Are we fighting ze Chermans or da lousy Japs in this one?

Rush: 20…

angel: *clutches pearls*

tenman: I do a mean Secret Agent Man at karaoke

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Mike in DC: *quivers*

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

angel: They took away my NAME!!

Mike in DC: Lloyd Bridges! Cy Kendall!

angel: Didn’t the actors know it was Universal before they got that card?

Mike in DC: Dumb music!

Mike in DC: How fun!

Mike in DC: Ah Fong

angel: Ralph Slosser was TOTALLY hot then. He could melt glue.

angel: TOKIO!!

Mike in DC: China. The YELLOW Sea…and…’shadow island’

angel: I love the smell of propergander in the mourning.

Rush: “Ah Fong” was the name of Benson Fong’s Hollywood restaurant.

Rush: And…there he was!

angel: Really, Rush? I just heard last week about the sad fate of the Brown Derbys.

angel: We need a powerful synthetic. I’m thinking of inventing Tetragene again.

angel: *You mean YET again*

angel: Again again.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: 722″

angel: I wanna be a profassor in kemistly.

Rush: Yes to the above, Angel.

Mike in DC: Chemical warfare bows to military intelligence

angel: I like to think i’m still hidden in America. Under Fox fur.

Rush: “Major Sake”?

tenman: No, not Shadow Island!!

Mike in DC: Military intelligence kicks chemical warfare groin

Mike in DC: *in groin

angel: SHADOW ISLAND! That wouldn’t be—oh, COULDN’T be. He wasn’t born yet.

Rush: Yes, Tenman!

Rush: She looks down while speaking.

angel: One-Leg-Up looks not a little like John Belushi-san.

Rush: Feigned modesty?

Rush: Angel: πŸ™‚

angel: Yacht Guy looks like the Ty-D-Bowl man.

Rush: And, Angel, we will be seeing him in “The Chinese Cat.”

Mike in DC: Keye Luke as croupier

angel: Am i too late to ask whose side ANY of these actors/writers/gaffers were ON?

Rush: Yes! Unlike his being a player in “Monte Carlo”!

angel: Is Mister Haney in THIS too?

Mike in DC: Don’t know, Angel, but it’s very fun to see them recycle from one serial to another.

Rush: Her lines were written on a chalkboard resting on the floor?

Mike in DC: Fight in Asian bar…quick…the recycled Arabic music!

angel: I have never suggested my own life is non-fiction, only lamented there’s not ENOUGH fiction.

Rush: No one chased the killer.

angel: We need the Circus Overture too.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Indeed!

Mike in DC: Circus Overture? Dvorak?

angel: Toussaint L. Overture was an early (5AM-9AM) collaborator of Tupac the Shaker.

Rush: What is it, “Enter the Gladiators”, Mike?

angel: OHHHHH no you’re not!

angel: *OHHHHHH yes you are!*

angel: Dollars Enough? She’s my favorite actress!!

Rush: Meanwhile, in the sub…

Mike in DC: Toiko Rose

angel: Speakers made in Japan.

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Yes, Mike.

angel: Toiko ruined everything. Gojira just rearranged.

Rush: A number one hit record!

angel: When does Broderick Crawford get here?

Mike in DC: More music from Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies!

angel: Number One with a BULLET, Rush!!

Rush: True!

angel: Basil Rathbone is a hell of a doctor.

Rush: Hence the “hit”!

angel: Mr. DarkSuit looks like Mike Wallace.

Mike in DC: Check out “The Black Sleep”

angel: Sleep no more!!

Rush: Meet “Jack Roberts.”

Mike in DC: Lloyd Bridges!

Matt1: “Special”

Mike in DC: Name: Phil “Wrong Way” Corrigan

angel: They always have those doorsills. Everywhere doorsills. Navy oughta lower the water levels.

tenman: No way he’s 5’11” and 180.

Rush: 5-11, 180…

Rush: Yes, Tenman!

tenman: if he’s 5’11”, then he weighs about 135-145

angel: Tenman, i am CONFIDENT your info comes from the LATEST, 1042, baseball cards!

angel: *1932*

angel: *1942*!!

Rush: Maybe he lost weight on the way out to his assignment!

tenman: I’m not good at ages, but I’m a crack shot at guessing weights

Rush: πŸ™‚

angel: I detect a little heat here. I think Lloyd has a VESTED INTEREST…

Mike in DC: Achtung!

angel: I’m confused NOW.

Rush: “YAY!!!)

Rush: “If the hat fits….”

tenman: So convenient they’re the same size as our guys

angel: I KNEW IT! FOX, wake up!! They ARE getting naked!!

Mike in DC: “Get out of those uniforms.”

Mike in DC: Hm. Very broad-minded for 1942

Hounder has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Hounder: Hi everyone. Hope you had a good 4th

angel: Hounder! You’re just in time to be rounded up by the Nazis!!

Rush: Hello, HOUNDER!

Rush: How are you tonight?

Rush: Mom, too.

Mike in DC: Hey hounder!

angel: Those armbands can be worn with OR WITHOUT shirts or coats.

Hounder: tired rush. Mom been restless the last 2 nights so I haven’t had much sleep

Godwinshelley3 has joined this room

Mike in DC: They look best with just a thong, Angel. 

Rush: GS!

Matt1: Hello GS!


Mike in DC: Hey GS!

Godwinshelley3: Greetings from Mars!

Mike in DC: Mars, Illinois?

Hounder: hi gs. Hope all is well for you

Rush: Crash dive!

Godwinshelley3: Mars, PA

angel: Mike, you are SO right—or so i IMAGINE. I of course would have no way of knowing! ()Fox goes to those clubs & reports to me later.)

Matt1: You hit my battleship!

Godwinshelley3: Halfway to my folks place in Indiana

Mike in DC: *boom8

angel: GS: Best things on Earth come from Mars, huh?

Mike in DC: Well, I hope things are well in Mars!

Rush: Next week….

angel: YAY!

Rush: hapter 2…

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Rush: (Chapter)

angel: And they used that stock shot of the ship getting blasted a 744th time!!

Rush: (applause….)

Godwinshelley3: Just dropped in for a quick hello – long drive today so I’m turning in early

Rush: “The Flaming Lake”

Mike in DC: <kids-yeah>

Rush: How long was your drive, GS?

angel: I go to Rio, in 15 mins! See you after i bribe a steward or two!!

Mike in DC: Safe travels, GS!

Hounder: becsafevgws

tenman: Damn! Now we’ll never know who won the war!

Matt1: Safe travels, GS!

angel: GS, RESIST all borders!! Keep out of the reach of children!!

Godwinshelley3: I left around 8:30 and got here around 4:30

Rush: Happy to see you…if for but a moment…!

Rush: Be safe in your travels!

Mike in DC: Will you be back in DE tomorrow?

Rush: 8 hours.

angel: Is it just for the moment we live? What’s it all about, ALFIE?

Rush: That’s a lot without sharing the driving!

Godwinshelley3: No I’ll be in Indiana for another month starting tomorrow

Mike in DC: Angel: Avast ye land lubbers! Batten down the hatches! Repel boarders!

Rush: You are heading back out to Indiana?

angel: Is that DE like Delaware? I was there over the weak end!

Mike in DC: Oh gosh. Hope things go well!

Godwinshelley3: Yes state of DE

Mike in DC: What did Della-ware?

Matt1: Booooo

Hounder: Are you all settled in rush

angel: Mike, boarders repelled! Except this one with a cute ponytail! Where’s Rachel, by the whey?

Hounder: good thoughts heading your way gs

Rush: Pretty much, Hounder. It felt good to get back home from the road!

Mike in DC: Finished statistics homework. Now preparing quick dinner before Rio.

angel: I’ll be with Della Street planning a surprise for Mr.Mason. Back in 10.

Rush: Talk about LONG drives!

Louise has joined this room

Rush: Louise!!!

Louise: Hi Chan Clan!

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Rush: Good evening to YOU!

Mike in DC: Hello Louise!

Rush: hello, Louise!

Hounder: home IN IA or CA?

Godwinshelley3: Howdy louise

Hounder: Hi louise

Louise: Nice to be here. I accidently put in Reno instead of Rio so that delayed my entrance!

Rush: AH!

Matt1: Slight detour, Louise!

Rush: Both start with “R” at least!

Mike in DC: Hm. Chan proves again that subtle differences can be telling.

Louise: Yes Matt! Both odd places.

Louise: Okay, thank you all for finding good excuses for my fumbling.

Matt1: Cued here!

Godwinshelley3: Well, will sign off – probably off the internet for another month – Mom finishes her radiation this month

Rush: I am getting there, too, Matt….

Godwinshelley3: I’ll check in as I can

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Rush: Please give our very BEST wishes to your mom, GS!

Godwinshelley3: Night

Rush: Good night….

Godwinshelley3 has left this room

Louise: Cued. Didn’t get a chance to say bye to GS

Rush: Cued, now, too!

Rush: Some good music in this one!

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Rush: 5 1/2 minutes to go…

Matt1: Hello R!

Mike n Rachel in DC: She’s baaaaack!

Louise: I like the music already in the beginning. Wiggling in my seat.

Rush: Welcome Mike with rachel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Greetings to all

Rush: And…greetings to the both of you!

Mike n Rachel in DC: And…we have the movie set on the big TV

angel: THERE’S Our Lady!

Matt1: Only way to watch CC!

Rush: We just need Mr. and Mrs. Phil.

Rush: Mine will be seen on my modest “big” TV!

Louise: M&R: envious here

Rush: 4 minutes…

Rush: Louise: πŸ™‚

angel: We starting from 20th Century FOX logo? Or from Credits?

Rush: THREE minutes to go…

angel: Louuuuuuuuuise!!

Rush: Opening Title, please.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Don’t be too envious. The normal Chan mode is a MacBook air. Bow that we’ve upgraded to Apple TV we have a somewhat larger screen…

Louise: Hi angel. Start at title

Rush: Just AFTER the 20th/Fox logo.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *Now

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

Dona has joined this room

Louise: M&R: I reserve the right to be envious about everyone else’s life

Rush: DONA!

Louise: Hi Dona

angel: My DONA!!

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Dona: Hello Everyone!

Rush: Welcome!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Find the gong. The gong never lies about the beginning of a Chan.

Rush: 2 minutes…

Phil & Mrs Phil has joined this room

Rush: Ready, Dona?

Len Freeman has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dona! Nobis Pacem to you.

Matt1: Hello M/M Phil!

Dona: I’m ready

Rush: Mr. amd Mrs. Phil! WELCOME!

Phil & Mrs Phil: Alooha to all our Chan friends!

Rush: 90 seconds…

Len Freeman: Hello all

Cdirus has joined this room

Louise: The Phils

Rush: A coupla couples tonight!

angel: Thanks for the headzup, Louise. Little discrepancies of PERZACKLY that sort got Pope Gregory off his own calendar. Years ago, this was.

Matt1: Hello CD!

Dona: Hi Mr & Mrs Phil

Mike n Rachel in DC: Aloha a due Phils

Dona: Hi Len

Rush: 75 seconds…

Dona: Hi Cdrius

Matt1: Hello Len!

Rush: 60 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: And Len

Cdirus: Hi guys!

Rush: CD! WELCOME!!!

Rush: 50 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH. And CD!

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: Len!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *selects palm fronds*

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Rush: 40….

angel: Len—cd—Phil, Mrs.Phil—AVOIDED the Serial, did we? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

Rush: 30 seconds…

Len Freeman: πŸ™‚

Rush: 25…

Louise: Is this going to be wacky tonight? Cause the comments are already!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *fastens seat belt*

Rush: 20…

Phil & Mrs Phil: We say hello to Louis, angel, tenman, Matt, Hounder M&R, Dona LF, CD and The G-MAN

Mike n Rachel in DC: *lights fuse*

Rush: 15…

angel: Comments are wack.

Cdirus: I saw a couple minutes angel 

tenman: Hey

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Music….

Rush: Title…

Rush: Credits….

Mike n Rachel in DC: This is my favorite Chan movie!

Phil & Mrs Phil: And AWAY we go!

Louise: Shake your booty!

Dona: Gotta to love this music

Mike n Rachel in DC: (Mike)

tenman: I’m thinkign Carmenr Miranda for some reason…

Rush: “Live” Rio backdrop….

angel: Lester Ziffren!! I might have known!!

Rush: Yes, TM!

angel: Western Electric. Shocking.

Mike n Rachel in DC: cha cha cha

Rush: Angel: πŸ™‚

Dona: Yes, tenman I agree

PaulM has joined this room

angel: You should never put bananas / in the refrigerator

Louise: Chicka boom!

Matt1: Hello Paul!

Rush: Paul!

angel: Hey Paul!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Samba

Hounder: Sorry to be gone for a bit. Dog’s figured out how to open the screen door. Had to get him back before it got dark

Rush: Well…nice “house” tonight!

Louise: Everyone wants to dance, Rush

Hounder: Hi Paul and everyone else I missed

Cdirus: Who needs fur in Rio?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pop like corn for hot music

Louise: Fox fur, fox fur

Rush: YES!

angel: It IS a nice house! Cooking with gas, i hope. Living better with Tetragene, surely?

Dona: Hi Paul

Rush: “Lemonade”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mary Beth Hughes

Rush: Dona…was it hot in your area today?

angel: What Lola wants, Lola destroys.

Louise: Lola

Rush: Hamilton MacFadden.

Rush: He was the director of the “basis” for this film…”The Black camel.”

angel: Is that ELECTRICAL TAPE on her fur?

PaulM: good evening

Mike n Rachel in DC: “That excuse for a man.”

Rush: “Thanks.”

tenman: the ladies’ outfits are divine

Rush: And…Harold Huber!

Rush: Agreed, TM!

Louise: woo hoo

angel: Number Two Son have Number One buzz on.

Rush: “Pops.”

Louise: hot music

Mike n Rachel in DC: Number Two Son need to calm self

Rush: Yes.

Len Freeman: OK. back

Rush: Jimmy is enjoying this trip!

Phil & Mrs Phil: I put the wrong DVD “Reno” not “Rio” I’ll need a couple of time checks please.

angel: Chan describes present dilemma of higher education.

Rush: AH! That’s a common malady this evening, Phil!

Rush: No problem!

angel: Reno/Rio!! THERE is a possibility for our Authors in Residence!

Rush: We will guide you in….

Louise: Phil and Mrs: I did the same thing!

Phil & Mrs Phil: Yes, but what time is it?

angel: She spoiled it ALL. She broached the brooch.

Rush: 5:40

Rush: 5:50

Rush: 6:00

Rush: 6:10

Louise: Mother’s a Brazilian…

angel: They’re going to grease, & swim the English channel. Gotta hurry, that channel signs off at midnight.

Hounder: I’m going to bow out. See you next week hopefully better rested.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: 6:20

Louise: bye hounder

angel: Hounder, we’ll expect you!

Rush: 6:30

Phil & Mrs Phil: Good. Thank you so much

Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care hounder

Cdirus: See you Hounder!

Phil & Mrs Phil: One more time Rush

angel: Darlings and deers. They’ll rifle her drawers.

Rush: Be safe, Hounder!

Hounder has left this room

Rush: 7:20…

Phil & Mrs Phil: Spot on.

Rush: 7:30…

Mike n Rachel in DC: “but dear” or? “but deer?”

angel: Where Lola goes, Lola gets a low-rate mortgage.

tenman: <sound of whip cracking>

Rush: Very good, Phil!

angel: Really, Hertz!

Rush: “They Met in Rio”….

Mike n Rachel in DC: cha cha cha

angel: Anybody know if the United Fruit Company was involved with Big Hat highrollers?

Mike n Rachel in DC: oompha oompha

Phil & Mrs Phil: They divorced in Reno..

Rush: πŸ™‚

tenman: Vocals dubbed or that really her?

Louise: For some reason I remember this song from years ago when I watched Chan movies on tv

Rush: Dubbed, I am certain.

angel: Can’t get a murderess for love or Monet these days.

Mike n Rachel in DC: True, Phil. They met in Rio, split in Reno

angel: I GOTTA get a Tiny Little Locket.

Mike n Rachel in DC: It would look good on you, Angel. Small, exotic photo of Fox inside… πŸ™‚

angel: Nobody doesn’t like Sara Nade.

Rush: I live the set: silvery palms.

Rush: Angel: πŸ™‚

Rush: (Applause…)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sara Nade is nice. Sara Lee makes better coffee cakes, though.

Rush: πŸ™‚

angel: MnR, CAPITAL suggestion! I shall borrow capital posthaste & sign Fox’s name to the Installment Agreement!!

Louise: Yep, coffe cakes better

angel: These two could give a beaver a fever.

Rush: Note the bouquet shadow on the wall.

Phil & Mrs Phil: Enter Kay Linaker

angel: Which continent?

Louise: Saw that Rush: ominous

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bever Fever?

Rush: (cough…)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Beaver even?

angel: Never met a mystic that wasn’t [expensive].

Rush: True!

Rush: “Psychognosis”

angel: A Sidecar. It’s made with cinnamon & Mogen David.

Louise: How many psychics are there in Chan movies?

Rush: A goodly number, Louise!

Phil & Mrs Phil: How many times do the lights get knocked off?

angel: Louise, let’s consult a psychic.

Rush: Some “real,” some….not-so”real”.

Len Freeman: Ahh… Victor Lagosi

angel: Another Nai?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Time to go see Tannevero…er…whoever

tenman: I hear her!!

angel: Another Nazi?

Rush: “I, Yi, Yi, Yi (Like You Very Much)”

angel: May i take your hat and goat?

Mike n Rachel in DC: baaaaa

Mike n Rachel in DC: You can take my goat if you give me coffee


Louise: So the numerous psychics: is this because this was a cultural thing at the time or just lazy repeating of themes?

angel: Rush, was sheet (with two E’s) music available for this one?

angel: Cultural, yeah?

Rush: That’s the answer to the question: What do “Charlie Chan in Rio” and “The Prisoner” (last episode) have in common?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Coffee is not a problem. DON’T SMOKE.

Rush: RIGHT!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *thud*

angel: He’s got the new Rolling Stones somewhere.

Dona: lol

Rush: Van Gogh copy on the wall.

Louise: I wish I could fall asleep that fast

Len Freeman has left this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Where was this in the anti-smoking campaigns in the 70s?

Rush: Just use “pshcognosis, Louise!

angel: Imelda Waldorf Kletzmuller-Wahoo Braizey Diamond Willoughby Schrafft Cardoza Jones.

Rush: (Psychognosis…)

Mike n Rachel in DC: I killed a man.

angel: She

tenman: Manuel Cardozo

tenman: Floozy

angel: She’s her own grampaw.

Matt1: Tough love

Louise: Seriously, we no longer need psychics because you can now get all this info she is spillimg on the Internet!

Rush: Jealosy.

Rush: The motive.

angel: You TELL ‘er, tenman!!

Dona: true Louise

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Louise. Sounds like a normal Facebook post.

Rush: Of course, he never asks permission first!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “I had a cigarette and coffee with him. I fell madly in love then I killed him.”

Louise: GEEEZ Angele: Are you reading my mind? We were just tralking aboutrb that songh. My son loved it as a kid and I just showed him the CD we used to play.


Rush: “Now…let’s talk PRICE….”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Price? She isn’t that kind of girl. Is she??

Phil & Mrs Phil: When he turns around she’d munching on the record.

Rush: Poor guy…totally in the dark.

angel: He can tell you who’ll win the 1946 World Series.

Dona: She seems old for him

Rush: Great info for a bet, Angel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. & Mrs. Clark B. Denton

angel: NOBODY catches the 4:00 plane! Not no way! Not nohow!!

Rush: And she’s NOT!

tenman: Why do they have to elope? Why can’t they get married there?

angel: Who Lola invites, Lola compromises.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel is NOT going for the “Mrs. Mike in DC” moniker

Matt1: I wouldn’t buy that ticket just yet

Rush: DON’T take the “Stardust”!

Rush: Iris Wong as Lilli….Wong.

Louise: I like her, Rush

angel: Mr. Cocktail Shaker doesn’t fool me. I can tell a guy who’s weak for Henry Wallace.

Rush: Me too!

Mike n Rachel in DC: What’s Wong with that?

Rush: I wish they had used her as a Chan daughter!

Matt1: Yes!


Rush: And, more than one time!

Rush: Actually, a Chan daughter-in-law would have worked!

Louise: Yes Rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Late to her own party. And what’s her lame excuse? She’s DEAD.

angel: *tin can*

tenman: Jimmy needs a leash!

Dona: i would have stepped on his foot

Rush: After all…Jimmy falls for “her” in TWO films!

Louise: Ouch, but true

Dona: Jimmy that is

angel: REALLY late, then!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not yet for the can…

Matt1<tin can>

Phil & Mrs Phil: Cue the can

Rush: TYSM…Matt…

angel: Oh? I fo’pawed?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Perfect can timing. “Grace, we’re watching a Master at work.”

Matt1: Here, rest next to the dead body

Louise: in the back?

tenman: in the back???

angel: He’s late cuzza coroner virus.

Rush: hep – (Slang) Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.

Louise: Like I said, a wacky evening

Mike n Rachel in DC: A broken wris swatch?

Phil & Mrs Phil: Jimmy “The Hound” Chan

Rush: Spoken as if recovering from psychognosis, Mike!

Rush: “That prove my point very well.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ms.Wong is priceless.

tenman: its got me pzzled lol

Rush: πŸ™‚

angel: They’ve stumbled & tumbled ME. I gotta get outta this putatively neutral equatorial snakepit. With wolves.

Rush: No bird in the cage.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sweet on Jimmy…but knows he’s a dunce. Adorable.

angel: Certain governors would like the present scene.

Louise: Jimmy, stop

Rush: Jimmy, pre-corona.

tenman: You can see it in Charlie’s eyes….how did i ever sire such an idiot??

Matt1: Trend setter

Louise: Jimmy predicts the future

angel: W? or M?

Mike n Rachel in DC: “No bird in the cage.” Is that a euphemism?

Rush: HM!

angel: M for Murder, W for weapon.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Tenman: Can’t go 13 for 13. There has to be at least one of these. πŸ™‚

angel: Restart heart, Jimmy.

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: M for Murder, W for Weapon, D for idiot.

angel: You can wait here in the sitting room, or, sit here in the waiting room.

Rush: Or, “Wait here in the sitting room.”

angel: What Lola bequeaths,can be sold at discount.

Rush: Or…”Wait on them in the waiting room.”

angel: Bitter, not better.

Rush: Or….forget it…!

Rush: Nice Huber role here.

angel: Suspect everyone. Suspect no one.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel thinks Ms. Ashby is not very ladylike

Rush: “Long experience teach, until murderer found, suspect everybody.”

Louise: Huber has many different accents in these movies

angel: I think a chorus pf Boola Boola is in order here.

Rush: Yes, Louise!

angel: Two gentlemen from Verona?

Dona: Oh please NO Angel

Rush: πŸ™‚

Mike n Rachel in DC: He is a remarkable actor.

Rush: (cough…)

angel: Dona, i’m here to SAY the UNSAYABLE.

Cdirus has left this room

Rush: Feeding the fish.

Rush: Lost CD…

angel: I know a lotta guys would like that maid

Louise: angel, you do that well

angel: maid’s uniform.

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Maybe you could do something for me…” Yikes

Rush: She’ll be unemployed now.

angel: This is EXACTLY why entertainment taxes never yielded as hoped.

Rush: And…S is for “soused.”

Matt1: Looks like Black Camel scene

Rush: Yes, Matt!

Rush: I like the realistic rear projection!

Rush: I can “feel” the humid tropical night air.

angel: I’LL be a maraschino cherry. YOU be an APRICOT, my peach!!

Cdirus has joined this room

Cdirus: Oops

Rush: WB….CD!

Mike n Rachel in DC: And I’ll be a grape. peel me.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey CD!

Rush: “I am proud to say, so am I.”

Cdirus: I love that phrase about the cherry

angel: I resent being treated as a citizen. Criminals often get simply REAMS of cool stuff,

Cdirus: Hi M&R!

Rush: She’s sobering up.

angel: *****INTERRUPTION***** I must break, will return.

Matt1: Some fish bowl

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Tonight’s ‘crystal ball!

Rush: Nice use of subtitles!

Louise: Maybe I shot here and didn’t know it? That is some drinking binge.

tenman: its all chinese to me!

Rush: Yes, Louise!

Rush: And, indeed, TM!

Rush: Sort of a “running gag” there!

Matt1: Captain K!

Rush: Recognize the voice?

Rush: Yes…”Dead Men tell.”

Phil & Mrs Phil: Apparently he offed Gerty

Dona: OH yes

Matt1: Flew the coop

Rush: Yes, Phil!

Rush: hence the empty cage tonight!

Phil & Mrs Phil: Pooped on his shoulder once too often

Louise: The ole back door trick

Rush: !!!

Rush: He’s claiming that “the butler did it.”

tenman: sometimes slip in own oil

Rush: And, a good chiropractor can repair the damage.

Rush: (cough…)

Rush: A “natural herb” in the cigarette.

Phil & Mrs Phil: Rush, are you wearing a face mask tonight?

Rush: Not if I can help it, Phil!

Phil & Mrs Phil: You keep coughing and I’m afraid you’re spreading germs to the rest of us.

Rush: Wore one while teaching today, though. Great for fogging one’s glasses!

Rush: “Horsefeathers!”

tenman: whay do you teach?

Rush: (You’re a BET!”

tenman: What

Matt1: Fun scene

Mike n Rachel in DC: A natural herb. Cannabis satava.

Rush: Summer school: grades K and 1 for the first two weeks.

Phil & Mrs Phil: Yeah, Jimmy’s doing a little herb.

Rush: Then, 2 aND 3.

Louise: I wore one bike riding today: for the first time I kept it on the whole hour and was very comfortable eventho it was 85 degrees out

Rush: math.

Rush: Wow, louise!

Cdirus: No one picks up the lit cigarette?

Rush: To me that would be like a driving a car with a clogged air filter!

Mike n Rachel in DC: They apparently favor edibles, DC

Rush: Jimmy spills the personal “beans.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: “You’re a game boy.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think Rach had a game boy when she was a kid

PaulM: i love this scene

Rush: Her boss is deceased. She can take a break!

tenman: so he’s goign to drug lilly?

Rush: Seems he’s saving it for…;ater.

Rush: (later)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fortunately he gets drafted first

Phil & Mrs Phil: Not only is he a hound, he’s a perv too

tenman: lol

Rush: She knows hoe he feels, now he wants to hear how SHE feels about him!

Rush: (how)

Rush: Oh…those typos!

Louise: I am typo queen tonight

Phil & Mrs Phil: I’ve been wondering what you’ve been trying to communicate from time to time Rush.

Rush: I don’t doubt that, Phil!

Phil & Mrs Phil: lol

Rush: Jimmy prowls….

Phil & Mrs Phil: Oh gees, he’s got a gat

Mike n Rachel in DC: More re-cycled Sherlock Holmes music

Phil & Mrs Phil: Well…he had a gat

Louise: Jimmy goes for the action approiach

Rush: AH!

Rush: CLUNK!

Rush: A leap worthy of Lee!

Rush: Note everyone’s positions….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes Rush. Ah Fong was noteworthy. Ah Clunk, however, is a hero.

Rush: Watch….

Phil & Mrs Phil: Where’s the light switch

Louise: LIGFHTS!

Matt1<tin can>

Louise: damn typo

Phil & Mrs Phil: What did I tell you?

Mike n Rachel in DC: There are nine of them, Phil

Rush: Now…when we discover who fired the shot…think back to the scene as we saw it!

Phil & Mrs Phil: Caused me to miss the can cue. DANG!

Rush: And, of course, this was another “lights out” scene!

Mike n Rachel in DC: So why is it that our old house barely has one switch and one outlet per room?

Rush: By the way…TYSM…Matt!


Phil & Mrs Phil: We have a switch we haven’t figured out WHAT it’s for.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Matt = Can Ninja

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: “Bulldog Drummund”

Rush: The amateur detective…

Rush: Second reference.

Louise: This is like Cinderella

Rush: This is “deja-vu” for Charlie Chan!

Louise: If the shoe fits

Mike n Rachel in DC: de peen

Rush: Match the pin to the broken pin of the brooch.

Phil & Mrs Phil: Immediately thereafter she gets a massive case of the munchies

Rush: πŸ™‚

tenman: I nned to get that ‘herb’

Rush: Funny scene here.

Phil & Mrs Phil: Yeah baby

Mike n Rachel in DC: Caffeine exist in venti iced mocha, extra pump of chocolate

Mike n Rachel in DC:

Louise: do it Charlie

Rush: “OH, please be quiet!”

Mike n Rachel in DC: la la la la la la la la

Phil & Mrs Phil: One toke over the line sweet Jesus one toke over the line

Dona: lol

Mike n Rachel in DC: Definitely going to need some meth for this dude

tenman: well he LOOKS stoned

Louise: SEE! I predicted wacky!!!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: So, Jimmy exposing the butler resulted in his murder!



Mike n Rachel in DC: Now I got a war on my hands!

Rush: THE END…

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: (Applause…)

Dona: He will fix the war

Mike n Rachel in DC: *sambas*

Louise: Yay!

tenman: A good period piece. Love the setting and costumes

Mike n Rachel in DC: *random wiggle(*

Cdirus: see you guys next week!

Rush: As we hear the exit music and see closing credits…

tenman: same!

Cdirus has left this room

Rush: So…

Rush: Next week….

Rush: “Castle in the Desert.”

Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week!

PaulM: byes!

Louise: One of my favorite!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: And dont’ forget Mary Beth, ten man!

Dona: <Y

Rush: Thank you ALL for a GREAT evening!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night all…have a wonderful week

Louise: Nite all. Stay safe.

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Phil & Mrs Phil: Ah that’s a good one. See you guys next week. Take care.

Rush: It was fun to visit Rio with all of you!

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Mike n Rachel in DC: As always, Rush, many thanks to you

Rush: take care, all….

Dona: My computer is waken

Dona: wacken

PaulM has left this room

Rush: have a happy and SAFE week!

Matt1 has left this room

Rush: Wacken?

Rush: Or…”whacky”?

Louise has left this room

Dona: both

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Rush: AH!

Rush: take care….

Rush: be safe!

Dona: you too

Rush: Good night….!

Dona: See you next week.

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