The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for August 22, 2022
The Shanghai Cobra
Extras: World War II Ends. Honolulu Celebrates; JAPAN’S SURRENDER (1945); Have Aloha Will Travel – A tour of the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Oahu (With Steve Fredrick!)
Mike n Rachel in DC
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Hawaii_Steve: Hello Rush. I hope that you are in fine condition today.
Rush: Good evening, steve!
Rush: Better every day!
Hawaii_Steve: Good afternoon Rush.
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Rush: And to you!
Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Matt.
Matt1: Hello Rush and a Alohaaaaa, Steve!
Rush: I was watching “Topper” before coming in!
Hawaii_Steve: Doing well. My day off today.
Rush: Good evening to you!
Dona has joined this room
Matt1: Hello Dona!
Dona: Hello Rush, Steve and Matt
Rush: I have been working on the new version of the site.
Rush: A lotta work ahead!
Hawaii_Steve: When researching Chan during WW2, I could not find a YouTube to next week’s film, The Red something.
Matt1: How has that been going Rush?
Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Dona.
Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room
Rush: Dark Alibi next week.
Dona: I don’t know if any of you use Audible but living in CA and commuting I listen to lots of books. I am listening to the Chinese Parrot right now. It was just released.
Rush: Mike and Rachel!
Matt1: Hello M & R!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Greetings / Aloha, everyone!
Rush: My best to rachel, please!
Dona: Hi MNR
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s great to be back!
Rush: How’s SoCal, Dona?
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Rush: I will be going to San Diego with family at the end of September.
Hawaii_Steve: Is the Red Dragon on YouTube? I cannot locate a link.
Dona: Nothing much is new
Matt1: Hello MDA!
mda19083: hello all!
Rush: Good evening!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey MDA
Dona: Hello MDA
Rush: We can see that Steve’s extras are drawing everyone in early!
Matt1: They are interesting!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Like flies to honey, Rush. 🙂
Rush: Warm weather, Dona?
Hawaii_Steve: Very cool Dona. I used to listen to Old-time radio dramas when driving to and from work.
Rush: Yes, Mike!
mda19083: if its Monday it must be time for the Chan chat room
Mike n Rachel in DC: bzzzzz
Rush: And some good “honey” tonight, courtesy of steve!
Dona: I have seen those on Audible, I will check them out Steve
Rush: And, a “surprise” guest appearance in the third Extra, if you don’t know it already!
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, you are hired as my new press agent. How do you wish to be paid?
Rush: We will try to get started on time tonight!
Mike n Rachel in DC: I had no idea we were in the company of movie stars, Rush!
Rush: Just good vibes from Paradise, sir!
Rush: That’ll do fine!
Rush: The ALOHA from the Isles!
Hawaii_Steve: Mike, no autographs please. After all, I AM a star. LOL!!!
mda19083: caught The Maltese Falcon radio broadcast on The Film Detective Podcast the other day – a great episode and worth a listen
Rush: Steve, do you have the forst link?
Hawaii_Steve: RAdio’s Falcon, I believe had Bogart and Greenstreet in the broadcast.
Dona: One of my favorite movies Steve
Rush: We can have it ready to go for :45
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, I don’t have the forst link, but I do have the first link.
Rush: Nice, Steve.
Hawaii_Steve: While Charlie Chan was investigating crime and corruption in New York, a celebration was under way in his home territory of Hawaii.
Hawaii_Steve: Thank you Matt.
Matt1: 75 Anniversary
Rush: I LOVE this one!
Hawaii_Steve: The first extra is VJ Day in Waikiki. Home Movies from the day.
Matt1: Ready here
Rush: As I noted to Steve, it brings goosebumps for me.
mda19083: i am cued
Mike n Rachel in DC: all set in DC
Dona: Ready here.
Hawaii_Steve: Thank you Rush. One the best history videos on YouTube.
Rush: The great relief expressed after such a hellish war!
Rush: You can feel the emotion and happiness and…RELIEF!
Rush: The Greatest Generation to be sure!
Hawaii_Steve: A different perspective than Time Square, NY.
Rush: ready everyone?
Hawaii_Steve: Standing by.
Rush: Yes, Steve…TRUE!!!
Rush: 30 seconds…
Hawaii_Steve: Can you guess who the singer is in the video?
Hawaii_Steve: During the 1940s, Hawaii got it news, by short-wave San Francisco.
Matt1: Break out the booze!
Hawaii_Steve: Yes !!!
Hawaii_Steve: See Diamond Head?
Rush: GREAT shots!!!
Hawaii_Steve: Moana Hotel.
Matt1: GREAT footage!
Hawaii_Steve: Waikiki Movie Theater in background.
Matt1: Something we take for granted today
Mike n Rachel in DC: captured literally a “moment” in history!
Rush: I love the cars dragging cans!
Hawaii_Steve: Notice the streetcar wires, above.
Hawaii_Steve: Great message at the end.
Matt1: Goose bumps here
Mike n Rachel in DC: lovely film
Rush: Waikiki shots…
mda19083: very moving
Dona: That was very touching. Thank you Steve!
Hawaii_Steve: Goose bumps here too.
Hawaii_Steve: And that’s the real deal. Can you believe it?
mda19083: thanks steve
Rush: Durante’s song was perfect!
Rush: TYSM, Steve!
Hawaii_Steve: Glad that you folks liked it. Thank you.
Rush: LOVED it!
Rush: Beautiful in COLOR, too!
Hawaii_Steve: That footage is from an 8mm color home movie.
Hawaii_Steve: The children and grandchildren of the photographer went to great length to restore the film.
Rush: It shows, Steve!
Rush: Shot by the same person?
Rush: All of it?
Mike n Rachel in DC: glad they did, Steve, its a treasure
Hawaii_Steve: It blows me away each time I watch it.
Mike n Rachel in DC: and color film and processing was very expensive in those days!
Hawaii_Steve: Yes Rush, shot by the same U.S. officer.
Rush: Knew what he was doing for sure!
Hawaii_Steve: Truly amazing footage.
Dona: Amazing. Brought me to tears.
Rush: I admit to misty eyes, too….
Hawaii_Steve: Oh, Dona.
Hawaii_Steve: Okay, let’s move on.
Rush: I think of all our parents, or grandparents.
Rush: What they went through.
Hawaii_Steve: Matt, can you load up the b&w newsreel?
Matt1: News Parade
Rush: TY, Matt.
Rush: Ready everyone…?
Mike n Rachel in DC: yes
Rush: This one contains some vintage WW2 “language.”
mda19083: great song – music and words by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal
Rush: Remember the times, and it is less “offensive’!
Hawaii_Steve: When I visit the bookstore at Pearl Harbor, the store is playing very moving DVDs of WW2 vets. I get teary eyed.
mda19083: ready here
Rush: Yes, Steve, I would react the same.
Rush: 30 seconds…
Hawaii_Steve: Narration is a reflection of the times. The Japanese were the enemy of the USA.
Rush: CHARLES McCarthy…
Hawaii_Steve: Castle Films had access to Universal Studio Newsreels for home use only.
Rush: Not to be confused with CHARLIE McCarthy!
mda19083: nor Mortimer Snerd
Rush: While Stalin…smokes…
Rush: Some really historical pieces coming…
Rush: China went through literal HELL during the war.
mda19083: he did return!
Rush: Love the corncob pipe!
Matt1: That pipe
Rush: yes, MDA…he DID!
mda19083: just like Popeye!
Rush: His trademark!
Hawaii_Steve: Douglas MacArthur was an imposing figure of a man.
mda19083: pass the Bataan
Rush: USS Missouri….remeber this ship, everyone!
Hawaii_Steve: YES. Please remember this ship.
Hawaii_Steve: It is stationed, as a museum, in Pearl Harbor today.
Rush: MacArthur would treat the Japanese people VERY fairly during the occupation.
Hawaii_Steve: MacArthur’s speech went around the world.
Mike n Rachel in DC: There’s a fascinating film called “MacArthur’s Children” about his influence on the next generation of young Japanese.
mda19083: Chester A
Rush: Yes, Mike?
Rush: Those were the days when God could be mentioned!
Mike n Rachel in DC: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088093/
Matt1: Very interesting….Thnx, Steve!
Rush: Yes, Steve…another winner!
Hawaii_Steve: I have been told that the Japanese built a statue in MacArthur’s honor.
Rush: GREAT historical footage!
Dona: That was great. Thank you Steve.
Rush: I had never seen so much of the surrender ceremony!
Rush: And, now…the “capper”!
mda19083: I am enjoying these extras Steve
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice, concise documentary. And (except for “Japs”) not offensive, even by today’s standards…there was absolutely NO reason for the Americans to trust that the Japanese wouldn’t try some kind of a trap.
Dona: I am too MDA
Hawaii_Steve: Please remember that these events were going on at the same time that tonight’s movie was being prepared for general release to the public.
Louise has joined this room
Rush: Can we have the link, please…?
Louise: Hi Chan Clan!!!
Matt1: Hello Louise!
mda19083: hello Louise
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Louise
Louise: Hi all
Dona: Hi Louise!
Rush: We are about to see a really NEAT extra!
Rush: Please join with us!
Matt1: Room not allowing me to post clip
Hawaii_Steve: Today, the relationship between Japan and the USA is one of the strongest in the world.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Wow, Steve, that battleship looks really cool. I wish we could see a tour of it or something…
Mike n Rachel in DC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ8i12GDRBo
Rush: Yes, Steve…SO TRUE!
mda19083: or something
Matt1: Thnx, Mike
Rush: Please ready the video…
Mike n Rachel in DC: teamwork 🙂
mda19083: I am wearing my dress whites tonight
Mike n Rachel in DC: all set!
Rush: 30 seconds…
Hawaii_Steve: MDA, nice.
Hawaii_Steve: have Aloha will travel.
Rush: OUR STEVE!!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: yay!
Mike n Rachel in DC: The camera loves you, Steve. 🙂
Hawaii_Steve: Did you see the intension?
Hawaii_Steve: For two nights, I got to sleep on the ship.
Rush: GREAT job, STEVE!!!
Hawaii_Steve: M&R, thank you so much.
Mike n Rachel in DC: very cool. I think it would be claustrophobic in those bunks though
Rush: Nice! How was it?
Hawaii_Steve: My three minutes of fame.
Hawaii_Steve: Quickly, any questions about the last video?
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Rush: But, preserved for posterity!
mda19083: what a treat – thanks for sharing Steve
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s a very nice film. And great acronym: HAWT!
Rush: How are you tonight…and your mom?
Hawaii_Steve: There was no script. I was making up the dialogue as we went along.
Dona: That was wonderful Steve. Thank you so much.
Rush: Again…GREAT job!
Hounder: Hi everyone.hope y’all had a good week
Mike n Rachel in DC: It came across like we were on a tour being shown around the ship…very natural.
Dona: Hello Hounder
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Hounder!
Rush: Interesting about the kamikaze dent that was left on the side!
Hawaii_Steve: The battleship is so long, that the cameraman had trouble shooting the video.
Matt1: Another wonderful job Steve!
Mike n Rachel in DC: How so, Stever?
Mike n Rachel in DC: *steve
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Hawaii_Steve: As a former editor/director, I just in and suggested a few camera angles. It turned out great.
Godwinshelley2: Hello all
Rush: I am sure that there is a special marker at the spot where the surrender was performed.
Rich Maine: Evening all, nice work Steve!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Rich & GS!
Matt1: Hello Rich and GS!
Hawaii_Steve: Thank you all for your wonderful comments.
Rush: Times running…
Rush: I need to cue up!\
Godwinshelley2: Sounds like I missed some great stuff
Dona: you did GS
mda19083: greetings Rich and GS
Mike n Rachel in DC: The extras in Rush’s email are very interesting…worth a look when you get a chance
Louise: Cued here
Dona: Hello GS and Rick
Godwinshelley2: I’ll have to check them out
Rush: GREAT extras tonight!
Rush: TYSM, STEVE!!!
Godwinshelley2: I’m cued here BTW
Rich Maine: I love the alexa jukebox tonight
Mike n Rachel in DC: Gong-ready in DC
Rush: Yes, Rich…and WELCOME!!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Agreed Rich. Besides, “Alexa” is cute. 😉
Rush: We can wait…
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, I believe the starboard side of ship is where the plane hit the ship.
Rich Maine: TYSM rush
Rush: Yes, steve, was that the dent in the shot in the video?
Matt1: Hello Hounder….Missed your arrival, as I was star struck with Steve
Dona: Now I’m ready Rush. Sorry
Rush: Everyone ready?
Hawaii_Steve: Yes Rush.
Mike n Rachel in DC: all set
Rush: 30 seconds…
Rush: 20 seconds..
Rush: TYSM, Matt!
Louise: MM is in the building
Godwinshelley2: Pathe – so that was the distribution company for when it went to TV syndication?
Rush: Our “gongster”
Mike n Rachel in DC: Standard Monogram Chan music…
Hawaii_Steve: And we’re off on another wartime adventure with the amazing Mr. Chan.
Rush: Yes, steve!
Rush: and, i believe so, GS!
Hounder: I’m going to mostly lurk tonight. We’ve had a couple of very awakenings here.
Louise: That lovely watery music
Godwinshelley2: The rain – of course
Hawaii_Steve: Correction please. Pathe is the British division of Monogram. Not TV.
Rush: Nice riny scene!
Mike n Rachel in DC: and…the Bank
Rush: Good ancles used!
Rich Maine: Rain but no fog
Rush: Trying to eat dinner and type!
Mike n Rachel in DC: film (very) noir
Godwinshelley2: Wonder if the sets had drains set in them to catch the rain
Louise: That can get messy, Rush
Rush: It can, Louise!
Rush: BTW, I have been working on the site.
Hounder: Would hope so gs
Rush: I emailed a couple of questions.
Hawaii_Steve: For television release of Chan, they were released using the Monogram titles.
Louise: Great Rush. You should tell everyone what you are doing.
Matt1: I’m getting in the mood for some stew!
Louise: No beef stew!
Godwinshelley2: I am so bad about your site and emails. i just show up usually in the chatroom directly
Mike n Rachel in DC: Grade A beef!
Rush: I have been tossing out a hint or two, Louise!
Rush: Joe’s beef stew.
Rush: And no one wants any!
Rich Maine: No stew for you
Matt1: Two years!
Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ll have the meatloaf, please
mda19083: Rich 🙂
Rush: I have been resuming the construction of our new, eventual WordPress CCF site!
Rush: LOUISE has been an ANGEL of assistance!
Hounder: Wonderful rush!!
Rush: Ned stewart.
Rush: Yes, Hounder.
Godwinshelley2: It’s good to have an IT resource like Louise
Rush: It’ll take a lot of work, but it will happen!
mda19083: drop dead Ned
Mike n Rachel in DC: Looking forward to seeing it, Rush!
Rush: (Me too!)
Mike n Rachel in DC: Not looking good…
Rush: No too good…
Godwinshelley2: Just say what you need to. Never start with “What I want to tell you”
mda19083: he ate the stew
Matt1: <tin can>
Rush: Now the parade through the coffee shop!
Mike n Rachel in DC: eeeeek
mda19083: keep the nickel
Rush: This actor is an “old friend” of ours.
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Hounder: Hi dan
Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Gray is the “old friend?”
DanVenture: Ta-dah! Late, but not “late”….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Dan
Matt1: Hello Dan!
Dona: Hello Dan
mda19083: better Nate than lever
Godwinshelley2: Is every needed “walk to the cab” scene
Hawaii_Steve: California State Building.
DanVenture: Good to “see” everyone. Good croud.
Hounder: Changing computers be back.
Rush: WELCOME, DV!!!
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hounder 2: back
Rush: WB, Hounder!
Matt1: Hello Hounder….2!
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Rush: Poor Hounder.
hounder 2: i’m here. changed computers and the site still thought i was here.
Rush: Gret to have you persevere to be here, Hounder!
Nothere has joined this room
Matt1: Hello NT!
Nothere: O.k. ‘m fashionably late. here are we?
Dona: Hi NT
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey NT!
Rush: that would be October, 1937.
mda19083: greetings NT
Rush: Good evening!
Rush: GS will guide you in!
Rush: BB and Tommy talk too much here!
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Godwinshelley2: Oh no – where did he go
Louise: Their talk always gets them in trouble
Nothere has joined this room
Rich Maine: Wait in car!
mda19083: it always gets me in trouble too!
Rush: This is the film with the “No U Turn” running gag.
Louise: Hi Nothere
Nothere: O.k. slight tech problem but the Chan Gang has my back. TYSM
Rush: Again, nice camera angles.
mda19083: back on the Chan Gang
Rich Maine: Skunk hair!
Rush: “But they’re dead!…”
Louise: Hah! I have the key.
Godwinshelley2: NT – are you up to us yet
hounder 2: 12lightening outside so I may disappear.
mda19083: Rafferty Dunham and Black – sounds like a law firm
Matt1: Be safe, Hounder
Rush: Living with lightning now, I understand, Hounder!
Nothere: Far as I know.He just held up a key
Rush: THAT’S some vault!
Nothere: Ah the prison one. Never have figured out the Cobra from the title
Rush: Radium stores for the government.
Louise: They are all going to glow in the dark.
Rush: NT, the “cobra” part will become evident.
Matt1: We’re here for the stew
mda19083: were all ut of stew
Rush: Tommy was wrong.
Rush: NOT: “Chez chez.”
Rush: The reverse video juke box.
Rich Maine: Alexa what’s her name
Rush: CR 1000
Louise: I liked your description in the email of the video box, Rush.
mda19083: what would mrs chan say
Rush: Thank you, Louise.
Nothere: 1940’s technology. Mind control drugs, elvator trap doors, video jukeboxes. If you could get hold of some of this stuff..you could RULE THE WORLD>
Rich Maine: Yes nt…if only
Rush: As we see the love of gimmicks in the monogram movies, we will see more tonight, including the video jukebox!
Rush: Nice dark lighting.
Rush: Even the lamp is dim!
Rush: Probably 5 watts!
Rush: “Watts on forst?”
Nothere: Fortunatly the goverment keeps the tetragine formula in a hidden vault next to the Dr. Zodiac mask.
Nothere: Who’s in the chair on second?
Rush: “Which watt, what?
Mike n Rachel in DC: meaningful glances there
Nothere: “Which witch sandwitch made a switch?”
mda19083: who said tetragene?
Rush: I like Cc’s white suit and hat.
Rush: MDA: 🙂
Nothere: The New York dispatchdispatch the news since 1882.
Rush: “Bowl…air conditioned”
Rush: “The Tropics”
Rush: CC’s tactical retreat!
Nothere: So as long as were doing puns perpare for more punishment. Never honk your horn at Van Horn.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie plays Cupid yet again…
Rush: NT: “ouch!”
Rush: Yes, mike!
Rush: Protective netting…
mda19083: what a smooth operator
Nothere: He has a pretty good track record at that. Wonder if he has a side job in Honolulu?
Rush: I miss phone booths!
Mike n Rachel in DC: “Come, we go”
Mike n Rachel in DC: Not one of the more profound lines
Nothere: Their lack makes it hardd for you to become SuperRush eh?
Rush: BUT…direct and to the point, mike!
Rush: “Rising generation sit too much.”
Nothere: Did anyone check the roof?
Rush: “No U Turn”
Mike n Rachel in DC: There was a prominent “No U Turn” sign in Steve’s extra this evening, too. 🙂
Rush: YES, Mike!
Rush: i DID see that!
Nothere: Turn left next right.
Rush: “Turn left right here.”
mda19083: they look guilty
Rush: “Why this detective job ain’t sanitary!”
Nothere: Not with that lamp ffrom the other office. Maybe use a ten watt bulb for the third degree.
Rush: “Eager routine number five.Z”
Rush: Excuse the errant “Z”.
Nothere: The Comp Lette service? That sign seems incomplete/
Rich Maine: Not even first degree burn from that bulb
hounder 2: time check please
Dona: crawling areound
AngelRattler+FoxSnake has joined this room
Mike n Rachel in DC: time for #3 son and BB to get in trouble, Hounder. 🙂
Mike n Rachel in DC: 31:30
Rush: Angel and fox!
Matt1: Hello A & F!
Nothere: Hey Angel and Fox
hounder 2: thanks
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: So solly for rateness!
Mike n Rachel in DC: A&F! Hello!
hounder 2: thanks
hounder 2: hi a n f
Nothere: Wonder if Charlie ever considered a leash.
mda19083: Angel and Fox!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Must do screen-leaps—our Device has chit da bed.
Dona: Hi Angel and Fox
Rush: Now the puns will be freely flying in here!
Mike n Rachel in DC: It takes so long to housebreak computers these days, Angel
Rush: We started it off for you, Angel!
Rush: Funny, there!
Nothere: And returning to the phone booth conversation. Is your computer running? Better go catch it.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Alexa!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: You know it, Rush! Hiya Dona! And YES, the start should never be delayed, not for man nor—well, should never be stopped.
Rush: The VOICE.
Matt1: Poor BB
Rush: BB found something….
Matt1: One of the few times BB can’t speak
Nothere: Yeah, and he wishes he’d quit finding these things.
Mike n Rachel in DC: He was a genius
Godwinshelley2: I find Mantan so amusing
mda19083: no, but my refridgerator is
Matt1: <tin can>
hounder 2: bedtime for mom
Rush: Okay, Hounder.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: MnR—and ALL—LOOK in UPPER RIGHT CORNER of your cellphone screens: if yours says “4GLTE”, your Device will be blind, as ours is, when your carrier flips to Full 5G, as ours did. Damn phone is less than 2 years old, too, & i bought it with all kindsa ad fluff saying “5G”.
Rush: come back if you can…
Nothere: One iof the few real shoot outs in the series.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Hounder, give Mom a hug for us all! Tell her Fox is vegetarian.
Rush: “Fangs of the Cobra.”
Nothere: Rememinds me of a Remmington Steele bit. Steele and another client are tracking this guy on the docks when someone starts shooting at them.
Mike n Rachel in DC: sounds like a Bruce Lee film, Rush. 🙂
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: But THAT’S a ZONING VIOLATION!!!
Nothere: The client tells Steele to sashoot back and Steele says “Love to. You wouldn’t happen to have a gun?”
Louise: Mr Black with the radium in the vault
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: These guys stole this chalk from some little moppets doing hopscotch at corner of Drucker & Fourth.
Rich Maine: Tic tac toe
Nothere: But what about the halfback in the endzone?
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Louise, i hope their radium is stereo.
Rush: Yes, Angel.
Godwinshelley2: But the door opened the other direction before
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Notty, we need a pep rally at halftime.
Rush: It looked like the laundry door was on the other side from before.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Why would you call my laundry square?
Rush: Plenty of starch’ll do it, Angel!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Rush, you know, that’s a thought! Think Heloise knows?
Rush: No, but MOE does!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: This guy stole those pants from Wilt Chamberlain.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Uh-oh. Assistants approach!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: NOT INSANE, NOT INSANE! Time to launch the Papoon Balloon!!
Rush: No gas tonight, Angel….just explosives!
Nothere: Now you will pay for all that starch.
Rush: “THANK YOU, Mr. Chan…thank you VERY much!”
Nothere: And once again the case is solved. Thanks to the US Post Office.
Rush: CC’s hat is dented.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Laundry moved one door over, overnight. At that rate, laundry should be near OUR HOUSE sometime soon! Or sometime later, again, or again again.
Rush: Yes, NT!
Rich Maine: CC can’t fit
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Notty, Special Delivery often requires Special Devilry. Don’t say we told you.
mda19083: no tickee, no laundry
Godwinshelley2: It’s the Majorette Suit – where is her baton?
Rush: Mobile laundry service, angel!
Rush: “Police do not read emily Post.”
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: How about SatEve Post?
Rich Maine: Yes rush
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Field & Stream?
Rush: Ganging up on Joe!
Rush: Jan Van Horn!
Rush: Great description.
Rush: Joe’s beef stew?
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: How about the big color supplement in next week’s Country Gentleman? With Rexall’s 1c Sale, you can buy all the US postage stamps you want, with the savings!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Where is Alexa?
Rich Maine: Yes!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Siri, find Alexa
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Cartons of Chesterfields, 79c—TWO cartons, with Arthur Godfrey and the Little Godfreys on the box, 80c!!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: I want a weak explosive. I’m kinda tired tonight,
Mike n Rachel in DC: Probably made from tetragene
Nothere: It’s o.k. I’m out of my jursiticon I can’t arest myself.
mda19083: Angel – my grandmother worked for the publisher of Country Gentleman
Rich Maine: Picoltye?
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Notty, can’t you at least try?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Cute curly hairstyle
Nothere: Fine. But I’m going to insist on my rights and not talk withouf a lawyer.
Rush: We see an unused screen on the juke box.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: MnR, thanks forf mentioning Tetragene! They sponsor Fox’s & my variety show Saturdays at 10 PM on Dumont!
Rush: That would be the “soundies” screen.
Mike n Rachel in DC: I bet it’s a gas, Angel!
mda19083: beef stew for everyone – its on me
Nothere: Explosives, secret monitoring systems. Tell me this dosen’t scream evil lair.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Like Jumpin’ Jack Flash, MnR, with FREE 45RPM single in specially marked boxes!
Mike n Rachel in DC: I mean, if it’s on a tee you should swing the driver, right?
Rush: Tempting, MDA…but no thank you.
Nothere: Oh thats the Cobra. I keep forgetting.
mda19083: eat at Joe’s and get gas
Godwinshelley2: That’s a pretty elaborate setup to get rid of one guy – like a Batman villain would use
Rush: “Want a suggestion, Pop?” “No.”
Nothere: Nah Joker has a shotgum in the jukebox.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good point, GS. Dr. Evil comes to mind, too.
Nothere: Oh and a phonograpgh record for the threats.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Hey Rush, or GS, Hawaii Steve & other deans: were there REALLY any of these jukeboxes with video screens, & this jazz (so to speak) of talking to inevitably pretty-goyl deejays? We’ve seen them in other movies & agree they’re just TOO WEIRD. Real?
Godwinshelley2: Weren’t they called “Soundies”
hounder 2: back
Mike n Rachel in DC: wb hounder!
mda19083: the soundie of music?
Mike n Rachel in DC: The guy in the hat has been in other Chans I think
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ouch MDA 🙂
Nothere: As I mentioned earlier Angel. Mind control drugs, Video jukeboxes, Elevators with trap doors. The goverment decided 1940’s tech was too dangerous for the general populus and locked it away.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: In my boyish days, we’d fling 78RPM discs as skeet, & blast them with the Daisy rifles we all had.
Godwinshelley2: It’s kind of irresponsible of the government to keep radioactive products in a public place like a bank vault.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: My mom always said we’d put an eye out.
Godwinshelley2: What about the people who work near (or over) the vault.
Rush: Soundie juke box.
Rich Maine: Wow!
mda19083: Angel – what a devil you were as a child!
Dona: I don’t remember those.
Louise: Cool juke box
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: So, Rush, it IS for real? We could get into that, if we inhale!
Rush: Thankfully, Dona!
Godwinshelley2: Probably only in very large cities
Rush: You would be in your 90s!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: mda, we were all Special Devilry boys!
Mike n Rachel in DC: And probably one “Soundie girl” operated many boxes…
Dona: Not yet
Godwinshelley2: Like running a telephone switchboard?
Rush: They contained film selections of hit music.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Rush, don’t rush me! I’ve been 39 a lotta times already, & intend to keep at it but not to pedal the metal!
Mike n Rachel in DC: That’s what I’d imagine, GS
Rush: Precursor to music videos.
Godwinshelley2: So it was early TV??
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Rush: “hit”? Just 3 letters?
Rush: Outside of Monogram studios in that one scene?
Godwinshelley2: Was it sent like a cable television signal?
Rush: DON’T add that 4th letter, Angel!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: GS, it always struck me as totally bizarre, & seemed like it couldn’t possibly be labor/capital floatable.
Nothere: Well they did have Tv since the 1920’s so yeah it was probably a Tv signal.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Rush, we put our Scrabble tiles away & will sit quietly for 2 minutes.
Rush: Very CRUDE TV in the ‘twenties.
Nothere: Look up a Bela Lugiso movie I think is called Murder by Televison.
Rush: VERY experimental.
Rush: Yes, NT!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Brandon did say he saw FDR on TV announcing the Hindenburg had crashed into the stock market.
Godwinshelley2: I know, though WWII had the US putting television production on hold
Rush: Yes, GS.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Tutti fruti, oh rootie!
Godwinshelley2: And then there was the whole licensure freeze for new stations after the war.
Mike n Rachel in DC: fortunately they’re ok!
Matt1: Trapped like rats!
Mike n Rachel in DC: oh dear…spoke to soon
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Anybody ever seen any of the 1930s-early ’40s GERMAN TV? About 50 hours (if i recall correctly) exist, and they are REALLY SPOOKY.
Rush: You can look up German TV broadcast videos from the 1930s. Eerily immediate, looking like live TV.
Nothere: Can’t say I have.
Mike n Rachel in DC: FORTUNATELY the telephone operator knows Morse code!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: BB would be a lively addition to Chinese Heaven.
Rich Maine: Just happen to know Morse code
Rush: Luckily this operator can read Morse code!
Godwinshelley2: Post war – I bet alot of people knew morse code
Nothere: It’s a 40s film. Did anyone not know moorse code?
Rush: Lengthy message!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: MnR, we Boy Scouts had to learn it! I forgot mine, acourse.
Rush: Military and HAM operators did.
Mike n Rachel in DC: She must have been a Girl Scout. Boy Scouts had to learn it. 🙂
Dona: Calling All CArs
Godwinshelley2: So when you send morse code, does it work like shorthand where you drop some letters?
Rush: great cars!
mda19083: … — …
Rush: Another monogram “gimmick”
Dona: The only thing I remember of morse code is sos i think
Rush: Yes, Dona…same here!
hounder 2: me too dona
mda19083: … — …
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Was thinking the same, Rush! Woulda paid the cops to drive ’em home, tarp ’em, file Stolen reports & then sell ’em as classics at The Proper Time!
Rush: Or…the “V” for victory: …-
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: ALL Mister Rogers’ letters had fingerprints.
mda19083: time to unmask Jan van Horn
Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Rodgers?
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: He DID dye!!!!
Rush: His height would help identify him.
Rush: And, angel, he didn’t LYE.
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Rush, OOOOF!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: NOT strange powder!!
Nothere: Somehow I always miss 10 minutes of these things. Having missed the begging I’m here for the finish
Rush: The weapon!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Excuse please!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: The ring!
Godwinshelley2: why the cobra – why not “the vampire”?
Rush: Interesting murder device!
Mike n Rachel in DC: And…The Ticket!
Rush: Now does the “Cobra” make sense?
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Yeah, Rush, ain’t it cool?
Rush: “No…YOU turn!”
Nothere: Ah the old phoney exploding bag trick. I feel for it twice last month.
Dona: I love his laugh
Rush: Nice ending!
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
hounder 2: g’night folks. see you next week.
Rush: THE END
Mike n Rachel in DC: have a great week hounder & all!
Rich Maine: No turns allowed!
Rush: Next week: “Dark Alibi”
Rich Maine: Great one!
Hawaii_Steve: Very good.
Mike n Rachel in DC: No U Turn…Go straight to Dark Alibi
Rush: Right, Rich!
mda19083: good to see Charlie smile
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: WE turn! To next attraction! Fox & ourselves bid all a great week. Meantime, we have a cow out back, a lighter & some Chesterfields, and the cow has methane. Till we MEAT again?!!
Rush: “YOU! Right HERE!”
Matt1: Good night folks and have a wonderful week!
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re getting to the films in which he was ill…
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Nothere: Remeber all you turn here and join us next week. Where we’ll here one of Chan’s kids say. Pop!
AngelRattler+FoxSnake: Gnite all! Buy War Bonds!!
Rush: So…another good one!
Godwinshelley2: Rush – I didn’t know if you kept a database of Chan references, that’s why I sent the photo. Especially since it had the date of the broadcast.
Rush: My favorite Monogram Movie!
Dona: Another fun evening Rush! Thank you.
mda19083: thanks all for another fun one!
Rush: Thank YOU, Dona!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush…I sent another installment of the quiz if you’re interested. 🙂
Rush: And, thak YOU, everyone!
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mda19083: be well until we meet here next week
Louise: Thanks all, nite!
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Rush: TYSM, Mike!
Mike n Rachel in DC: And thanks again, Steve, for the extras!
Rush: Will include it in next Monday’s email!
mda19083: thanks Steve for the extras
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night all! (Great, Rush!)
Dona: yes, thank you Steve
Rush: Have a wonderful week, everyone!
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Hawaii_Steve: you are most welcome.
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Rush: Thank you, again, Steve!
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Hawaii_Steve: Rush, Thank you for your assistance.
Dona: Have a good week all. I will see you all next Monday.
Rush: GREAT extras tonight…even better than last week’s!
Dona: I think they get better each week.
Rush: Take care, everyone…
Rush: Be happy…be safe!
Hawaii_Steve: Have a great week. Aloha.
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Rush: Aloha, sir!
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Rush: Good night, DV, Dona, GS…
Rush: See you next week!
Godwinshelley2: Night everyone – have a safe week
Rush: TYSM, GS!
Rush: You as well!
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Godwinshelley2: next week
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Rush: Will do!
Rush: Good night, DV!
Rush: Have a good week!
Rush: And…thank you!