Chat Archive 9/28/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for September 28, 2020

The Trap

Secret Agent X-9 (Chapter 13)

dangerous$ angel & foxxxxx
Mike n Rachel in DC

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Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Matt!

Matt1: Hello M & R!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope all is well in FL

Mike n Rachel in DC: We have an evening off from teaching, so things are happy in DC

Matt1: All good, thnx….Just got back from WDW birthday weekend

Matt1: Always good to have a day off!

Mike n Rachel in DC: WDW?

Matt1: Walt Disney World

Rush has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. Don’t know FL-speak

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m sure it was a blast!

Rush: Good evening, Matt and Mike….and Rachel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Rush! We are holding down the fort.

Matt1: Brings out the “kid” in us

Rush: YAY!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Getting ready for some chicken wings with Chan tonight.

Rush: Can’t find any negative in that!

Matt1: Mmmmm

Rush: Sounds good, mike.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Extra blue cheese. Celery for me, carrots for R

Rush: Great combo!

Rush: Chicken and Chan Combo.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Plus some tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden

Rush: Perfect compliment to a meal.

Matt1: Love fresh veggies

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Rush. Chicken and Chan go well together–and much lower carb than Chicken and Waffles!

Rush: And that’s a fresh as it gets!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Always love trips to CA during harvest season. FRESH avocados… *drool*

Rush: Ah, yes!

Rush: vos.

Rush: Avos.

Rush: When I was a little kid, we had avocado trees in our yard.

Rush: I hated them then!

Rush: 8 minutes till “X-9”

Rush: The conclusion!

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Matt1: Ready here!

Matt1: Hello Ten!

Rush: TM!


Rush: How are you tonight?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wish we could grow them in DC!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello 10man!

tenman: Hola!

Rush: Maybe in a BIG greenhouse, Mike!

Rush: Que tal?

tenman: All nthings considered, I could be worse lol

Rush: Sounds good enough, TM!

Rush: FIVE minutes until “X-9”.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Listos en DC

Rush: Next week, we begin “The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is that the one with Toler?

Rush: Also, we will be sharing “The Black Camel” as we celebrate Warner Oland’s birthday.

Matt1: Awesome!

Rush: I believe you are right, Mike!

Rush: Keye Luke, too, of course!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I hope so…”The Trap” is always a little sad

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Agreed.

Rush: TWO minutes to “X-9″….

Mike n Rachel in DC: But Sidney will stay with us…and we get Black Camel too. One of our faves

tenman: Why is the Trap sad?

Rush: Toler’s final movie.

Rush: he passed away a few months later.

Mike n Rachel in DC: And he was pretty ill when he made it…

tenman: A

Rush: Yes.

tenman: Ah

Rush: 60 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: He really seemed to rely on Jimmy and BB to carry some scenes.

Rush: 50 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *readies for takeoff*

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *contact!*

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Hounder has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Rush: Title, music, credits…

Rush: Hounder!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Last hurrah for the serious music


Rush: Just started the serial.

Rush: How are you and your mom tonight, Hounder?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Hounder

Rush: Duprey Hotel

Rush: M. et Mme Duprey…

Rush: That enemy sub, again!

Mike n Rachel in DC: That is not good

Rush: I sense it’s demise soon….

Hounder: Hi there. Not staying tonight but wanted to check in.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good to see you, Hounder. Hope all is well!

Rush: They need to zig-zag….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Smoke screen?

Matt1: Hope all is well, Hounder

Mike n Rachel in DC: Water wings?

Rush: Well, Hounder, thank you!

Hounder: it’s been a hectic couple days.last night Mom wanted to go to the er fr

Rush: ALWAYS wonderful to see you with us!

Rush: If only for some few minutes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: My mom used to ahve a lamp like that

Rush: Nice pipe M. Duprey has.

Hounder: For pain. Then changed her mind. Needless to say I didn’t get much sleep.

Rush: The ER?

Rush: Ah.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sorry to hear that…hope things are more stable now…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: You are both in our thoughts and prayers, Hounder.

Rush: “Plan 8”

Hounder: Yes. But she changed her mind about 5 miles from the hospital. 2.5 hour round trip for nothing but she seems her normal self today.

Rush: The last part is good, Hounder.

Rush: WOW.

Hounder: My thoughts exactly rush. Hoping for an early night for both of us.

Rush: That takes care of HIM.

Rush: Sounds good, Hounder.

Mike n Rachel in DC: She’s still looking at the floor…

Rush: Tey are dropping like flies on our serial.

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Rush: Maybe tonight is a good night to visit and talk with your mother before you both call it a night. Mother/daughter visit.

Rush: Does she play cards?

Rush: I used to do that with my grandmother.

Rush: WOW! We are losing the whole cast!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Last one alive wins

Rush: Seems so.

Hounder: We’ve been doing that this evening. She’s been asking about her car and whether she has a bathing sui

Rush: Is she thinking of the past?

Hounder: She’s playing mental pinball. All over space and time.

Rush: I see.

Rush: Does she always “know” you?

Rush: There goes Shadow Island…

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s a mere shadow of its former self…

Rush: 🙂

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dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Hellooooooooooo! Hellooooooooooo!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey DAnF

Rush: Good evening, Dangerous Angel….and Fox!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: WE’re caught in a trap, we couldn’t walk out because we have coupons for Chesterfields.

Rush: nearing the end of the serial!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Jap planes…jap sub…hmmm

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Why can’t Brown & Williamson see what they’re doing to me, & the nicotine stains on my fox?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: We’ll be BACK for the Feature—duty calls just now.

Mike n Rachel in DC: they may need a new submarine

Rush: YES!

Mike n Rachel in DC: yep…definitely gonna have to replace that one

Mike n Rachel in DC: …and their insurance is going up for sure

Rush: And Nobura’s life insurance policy.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I wonder if she’s looking at the bottom of the ocean now…


Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Matt1: <clap-clap>

tenman: Zero Monute? Ch 13?

Rush: (Applause…)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lucky 13 for X9

tenman: “looking at the bottom of the ocean” hahahaha!\

Mike n Rachel in DC: *glub glub*

Louise has joined this room

Rush: So, next week, we begin a new serial….”The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack.”

Rush: Louise!

Louise: Hello Chan Clan!!!

Rush: Good evening….WELCOME!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Louise!

Louise: Happy to be TRAPPED with you all tonight.

Matt1: Hello Louise….and Angel!

Rush: I think you added one “x” tonight, Angel!

DanVenture has joined this room

Matt1: Hello DV!

DanVenture: Good evening, everyone!

Rush: DV!


DanVenture: Good news–my wife’s operation was, according to the surgeon, textbook!

Rush: Well, Hounder, I hope that we offer a diversion of sorts for you.

Rush: I know that you are going through VERY stressful times.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very glad to hear it, Dan. Hope she’s comfortably recovering!

DanVenture: So where are we right now video wise?

Rush: YES, DV!


Matt1: Great news, Dan

DanVenture: Yes, Mike/Rachel! In fact, she’s already walking far better than a week ago.

Rush: Consider tonight a celebration, DV!

Louise: Fast recovery is always good to hear, Dan

DanVenture: I mean, she actually climbed the stairs ALONE! That was impossible for her before.

Rush: WOW!

Nothere has joined this room

Rush: NT!

Nothere: Good Evening

Matt1: Hello NT!

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Rush: Good evening to you!

Nothere: Hi Go

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Matt1: Hello GWS!

Rush: Welcome!

Louise: The gang is all here!

Rush: DV…that is really GREAT!

Godwinshelley2: I think this movie may have a Peplum sighting!!

Rush: yes, Louise!

Nothere: Peplum?


Mike n Rachel in DC: Score one for the MDs, Dan. Always good to hear when things work out for the best.

Godwinshelley2: We have been trying to find an example of a woman’s outfit with a peplum

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening, GS and NT.

Godwinshelley2: Hello MNR

Rush: Yes, GS?

Louise: Okay, we will explain peplums again for all you non-fashionistas

Rush: 🙂

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Isn’t it a frilly bit?

Godwinshelley2: Flounce at the bottom of an otherwise simple jacket

Nothere: Careful Louise I have top hat and I’m not afraid to wear it.

Louise: We will see, M&R

Rush: FIVE minutes until “The Trap.”

Hounder has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK, Louise. Mike is not one much for “flounce”

Godwinshelley2: Was used to make it look more feminine

Hounder: Sorry to disappear. Mom was ready to yo to bed.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Plural: Fleence?

Godwinshelley2: loose ruffle

Nothere: Well if shes in bed don’t say good night to her for us Hounder

Hounder: 🙂

Rush: 3 1/2 minutes…


Rush: 3 minutes to go…

Rush: Please pause at the opening title….

Louise: CUED


Rush: The ENGINE, I mean!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *vroom*

Rush: TWO minutes…

Nothere: I would hope after nearly thiry years youd know not to start the movieearly.

Rush: Look for the person walking in front of the camera during the credits!

Rush: Is it “The Maestro” wandering along the beach?

Louise: ok Rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Just to be sure we know it’s a Monogram film

Godwinshelley2: Didn’t that happen on Black Camel too?

Rush: YES!

Rush: NO.

Nothere: Ridicluos Mike and or Racheal theres no fog.

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: 50…

Godwinshelley2: I get my beach movies confused – wonder if we will see Frankie and Annette on the beach this time?

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Nothere: Bingo on musle beach?

Rush: 20…

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Isn’t this where Burt Lancaster kisses…oh never mind

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Hounder: I’m going to sign off and relax a few minutes before bed. Need to catch up some. Hopefully next week I can stay. Hugs all

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Nothere: Night Hound


Rush: Title….

Rush: Credits….

Matt1: Take care, Hounder

Rush: Ongoing music…

Rush: Watch…

Rush: THERE~

Mike n Rachel in DC: LOL

Nothere: Look James Dean in the wrong movie.

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Close enough – we won’t have to shoot it again

Mike n Rachel in DC: But…but…I HAD to use the restroom

Rush: Okay….action!

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Louise: Great building

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush…quick buy some Malibu Beach real estate…cheap!

Rush: Yes, Louise.

Rush: The “Malibu Colony”

Nothere: Oh well Mike/Racheal you will never again get to see the thing on youtube :_)

Rush: West of downtown Los Angeles.

Louise: When we lived near there we could see Malibu on fire

Nothere: Btter than East of middle Los Angeles.

Rush: Yes, Louise?

Rush: Yes, NT!

Rush: Pacific Highway.

Louise: The areas up in the canyons burned. @0 years ago or so

Louise: 20

Rush: Gated community!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Roosevelt Highway, Rush? Or was that different?

Nothere: Thants the least gated gated community I ever saw.

Rush: Yes, Mike.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: What’s the “time”??

Rush: it had several names!

Louise: Old lady clothes again

Mike n Rachel in DC: 3:30

Rush: Mrs. Weebles.

DanVenture: The restaurant building is still there. Couldn’t find which house tho on the beach.

Matt1: Not Wobbles

Godwinshelley2: light woman’s jacket – bit of a flounce on the back of her jacket

Nothere: Girls going upstairs.

Rush: Recall this lady in an earlier Chan movie?

Rush: Mrs. Weebles.

PaulM has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wobbles have Weebles

Matt1: Hello Paul!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Hey Paul!

PaulM: good evening

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Paul!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: DUST IT THEN!

Godwinshelley2: No I guess not – I’m jumping the flounce gun

Rush: WELCOME, Paul!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: THIS OCEAN IS MAKING ME THIRSTY.

Mike n Rachel in DC: How about the belted blouse thing?

Rush: Have a seat, and join us! We are at 5:10….

Nothere: Well if you want to discuss womens fashion your in the right movie. But where are the furs?

Mike n Rachel in DC: flounce below the belt?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: “Anything could happen”?

tenman: Who’s the girl who sounds like Judy Garland in Wozrd of Oz?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R : I flounce wherever i like.


dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: JUDY GARLAND was in The Wizard of Oz? I must tell Fox, he WILL be surprised!

Nothere: But do you flounce with falir?

Nothere: flair even

Mike n Rachel in DC: Arrangements have been made…[grammar note: try to avoid the passive voice]

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Notty, just between us NOTHING comes between me & my flounce.

Louise: POOF!

Rush: Minerva Urecal, as Mrs. Weebles in this one, was the Gang Member Posing as Olympics Dormitory Matron in “Charlie Chan at the Olympics.”

Rush: Piff-Paff-Poof!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah ha, Rush. Didn’t recognize her until you mentioned it

Nothere: How about THE ANGRY VOICE MIKE?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The moniker Minerva Urecal must have had EVERYTHING to do with—well, with those kinds of roles. GEEZ!

Rush: yes! 9 years earlier, she was in the Oland film!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I prefer the passive-aggressive tense

Louise: No Marcia please

Mike n Rachel in DC: Surely that was a stage name, Angel

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Bathing suits usually precede events’ not going swimmingly in the Chan world.

Nothere: Our first swimsuit of the evening. In a 40’s film. pg 13 rating incoming.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Gotta love The Maestro. Hate The Drake.

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Look at those hussies…shamelessly baring their ankles.

Rush: Note the big tarp “curtain in the background.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Noted.

Louise: Most flesh of any Chan film

Rush: Mike: 🙂

DanVenture: Stupid commercials.

Rush: Probably, Louise!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: It’s like a tableau featuring four Estes Kefauvers.

DanVenture: I’ll remember to NEVER buy from any of these intruders.,.

Nothere: And the Matron says drown you painted harlots.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Remind me, Fox, to get some Mrs. Butterworth’s.

Mike n Rachel in DC: No Marcia

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Marcia!

Nothere: A moment of silence for Aunt Jemima.

Rush: Bad omen….

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: See ya, Mart-see-ya!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Marcia and Maestro…a match made in heaven

Nothere: Is she performing at the Mexican tavern?

Louise: Exciting music for a trunk search

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Notty, A.J. was Mrs.B’s best friend. They had hoped to go to each other’s funerals.

Rush: Another VERY willing victim!

Godwinshelley2: Sounds alot like some of the Universal Monster movie music

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh no!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Tickets to the Trylon/Perisphere party at the NY World’s Fair!

tenman: Victim #1, please setp forwarfd!

Nothere: And this is why I call this the Charlie Chan slasher film.

Louise: We rarely see a murder that directly

Mike n Rachel in DC: I posted something about Chan music on the message board today…more music sleuthing ahead

Godwinshelley2: Nothing to see here – just wearing a bathrobe and black gloves – nothing unusual

Mike n Rachel in DC: S

Mike n Rachel in DC: S’mores!

Rush: Reminds me of the killing of Karl Karzos in “The Chinese Cat.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: As the old country song sez, “You Lick ‘er, You Brought Her”.

Louise: I believe I was Mrs Weebles for Halloween last year

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: She has a face that could clock a stop.

Rush: Matt awaits official verification…

Nothere: Considering how suspiciously seversl nonkillers have acted in these films God. Someone just might say that. It’s almost like they know they need to be red herrings.

Matt1<tin can>

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Louise, i saw your costume at the thrift shop & recognized it as yours because of the CC baseball cards in the apron pocket.

Rush: TYSM….Matt….

Nothere: Mat has verified.

Rush: Yes!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: A Funeral On Lois Lane!!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: PUT SOMETHING ON!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Look, the “make it look like a drowning” gag won’t work with a tin can in the bedroom

Rush: And Angel focuses on clues….

Rush: Hysterics….

Louise: angel&fox: I want it back

Rush: “J’accuse!”

Matt1: Missing the <slap>

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Sounds like she’s got an ocarina caught in her bellows there.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not to be confused with “Jacuzzi”

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Picking on San Toy.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The Police are coming? I LOVE that Sting! I have all his baseball cards!!

tenman: World’s Greatest Detective….JImmy Chan lol

Rush: BB gets a lot of VISUAL humor in this one.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The Berlin-LA Hotline.

Rush: I love the night cap!

Louise: Screeching idiots

Rush: Yes….:)

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Slap a CORK in her!!

Nothere: Well BB when you work for a homidice detective you have to expect these calls. Not that anyone remembers Charlie I a cop.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I wonder if he had to practice that…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: These girls DO get ALL TEN of Fox’s & my stars. Thedy EARNED their $1.31 flat salary!

Rush: I guess Jimmy gave San Toy his phone number.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: BUY WAR BONDS.

Rush: Ward Bond?

Nothere: Ah Dr. Suess first draft Cap in a HAt.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Jimmy would give his phone number to ANY TOY.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Chan’s way AND the highway. Wow!

HonoluLou has joined this room

Rush: He DID have some “case crushes” along the way!

Rush: LOU!

HonoluLou: Greetings Channanites!

Nothere: Hey Lou

Rush: Good evening to YOU!

Rush: Kirk Alyn.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: That lamp is oxidizing insects unborn.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Lou!

Nothere: 1734

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, the only police officer in Malibu is on the scene…long shift!

HonoluLou: I’m watching the girl speak Chinese to Charlie, is that about it?

Rush: How are you tonight, Lou?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I see Robert Taylor in this uniform in his “Johnny Eager” mode. Anybody here seen “Johnny Eager”?

tenman: yes

Louise: no

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Featured Van Heflin as the ne’er do well?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Spot on, Lou

Godwinshelley2: I saw it a couple months ago

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Oh, Louise, you GOTTA see J.E.!!

Nothere: Well when you get surrounded by six girls do you want to give up the shft. Assuming your not God or Racheal:)

Rush: PERFECT, lou!

HonoluLou: Doing good Rush, Thanks. Was talking to an old friend in Tel Aviv. She’s in lockdown and so it was a compassion call :).

Nothere: Or Louise.

HonoluLou: No, No, Not up there!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: H’lu Lou, bienvenido!

Mike n Rachel in DC: True, NT. Jimmy, on the other hand…

Rush: We always start at :15 after the hour, so, in that way you ann “find us”!

Rush: (can)

HonoluLou: Hi All. Charlie (Sydney) looks pretty good for his last film.

Mike n Rachel in DC: (not tin)

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Sheriff makes the mental note if he does find Marcia, he can put her in the cruiser trunk & release her in his kitchen w/ none of her “friends” objecting.

Louise: Physiotherapist

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Mr. Cold King?

Rush: Another “undocumented” case! “The March Case.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Try searching the cabanas with no tildas, just plain ca-ban-uhs.

Rush: Toler does pretty well in spite of the pain he was probably in.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: This was how the Bunny Hop started, right?

Louise: POP!

Mike n Rachel in DC: He looks a little thinner…

Rush: Diagonal lines ….

Mike n Rachel in DC: …but still has the “you idiot” look for Jimmy down pat.

Nothere: There a man a the window? Laby there are six downstairs.

Rush: Anyone else see them?

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Rush: Yes, NT!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I like the sheriff’s boots. Mrs. Weeble’s from Murder At The Krautlympics, smuggled out past the gate guard after production wrapped?

HonoluLou: Don’t do it, Jimmy!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, the Berlin police seemed to have a few lapses…probably got away in the excitement

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: THIS is where Jimmy & Birmingham invent the Bunny Hope, right?

Louise: Off to get popcorn: back soon

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Bunny HOP!! Geez, Louise!!

Rush: Took her 9 years to smuggle into this one, Angel!

Rush: Whenever we see BB in a room with suspended netting….

HonoluLou: Did Birmingham borrow a line from Lou Costello, “Jimmy, Oh Jimmy (Chip Oh Chip)?

Rush: Sweating…..

Mike n Rachel in DC: Would be fun to see a compilation of BB’s best scenes of this type

Nothere: Well she had to lie low to avoid immigration.

Rush: Could be, Lou!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush:       !!! Mrs. Weebs strikes me as the type wgo’d have lifted it all, Johnny Cash “One Piece At A Time”-style.

HonoluLou: Or is it “Chic, Oh Chic”?

Rush: I love these bits here.

Nothere: You mean oh Chick Lou. And that’s bunk. That’s what Im trying to say. That his bunk.

Rush: He almost sees trhe intruder.

Rush: But knows he’s there.

HonoluLou: No…haha, that right. It’s the bunk!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Mrs. Weeble IS a concern. I have determined this far; she shall EITHER never work in my studio, or she will head gate security. I am checking into rolling pin permits.

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. This is one of his top efforts

Rush: An improvised moment there.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: HonoLou—I expect the bunk to be debunked before long.

Nothere: Ah the old net chat of peekaboo

Nothere: cheat even

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Throw buyer into cellar.

Rush: He “clipped” Birmingham.

Rush: The attacking arms!

Mike n Rachel in DC: San Toy takes a spill

Rush: Look for a lousy matador!

HonoluLou: A&F…ain’t it the truth!

Nothere: Beware the CAPE OF DEATH!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: NEAT SCREAMS, as Walter Tetley (as Leroy Forester, Gildy’s (gesundheit!) nePHEW) once said.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: YES!

HonoluLou: Remember this question from a few years ago:

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: You smell ether ore.

Rush: 🙂

HonoluLou: Who was the first actor that you recall seeing as Charlie Chan?
Warner Oland 35%
Sidney Toler 61%
Roland Winters 3%
Other 1%

Rush: And…on the beach the next morning….

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Declare an embassy & call peaceful demonstrators.

Nothere: She survive the cape of death. It will now be renamed the cape of annoyance.

Rush: This one goes WAY back, Lou!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Toler for sure here

Mike n Rachel in DC: (x2)

HonoluLou: Rush, 5 years: Sep 2005.

Louise: How many times does Jimmy dies in this story

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: All the world loved a two-piece bathing suit, even when the tops were made of fox fur.

Rush: Toler for me too.

Nothere: Nope I never saw that question Lou. But I vote Sydney.

tenman: Toler also

Louise: Toler and still my favorite. I will miss him

Rush: Maybe we should re-submit it one day.

HonoluLou: NOTH…me too. Toler.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The School of Hard Experience: Good old S.H.E.

HonoluLou: Rush, I agree. In 2021.

Rush: So far, I believe we have not repeated a Poll question in 17 years.

Nothere: Oh come on BB play the victim.

HonoluLou: Wow Rush. Then let’s keep it going!

Rush: maybe it’s time to repeat some!

Nothere: Ah but can you answer this question Rush. How many polls have you had ove 17 years.

HonoluLou: Look at those girls clothing…how decadent!

Rush: I think Jimmy spotted San Toy .

Rush: Yep.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush, among the results of eternal vigilance are variety. You should receive identical bags of quarters for one-half of eternity.

Rush: “Nothing in the bag….”

Nothere: Look at the one on the rights pluning neckline….perverts. Racheal slap mike:)

Rush: “It’s not a head or anything…”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I told the laundry my duck pants were soiled & they said they didn’t want to know about my dirty duck.

HonoluLou: Nothere. See my November 1st blog at to answer that question (about how many questions). It’s over 200!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The suits are getting skimpier…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Don’t touch me there! That is my No-No Square!!

HonoluLou: That’s this coming November…voting, polling 🙂

Rush: Tripped…over a body!


dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Cue t.c.!!

Louise: Marciagot kinda furry on the beach

Matt1: <tin can>

Louise: Like scene from Jawa

Louise: Jaws

tenman: Marcia! Marcia! Marrcia!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Must be a full moon, Louise

HonoluLou: “She must have challenged the supernatural, unarmed with sword of truth”!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Or NOT? Did earlier tolling of tin cover this Marcia moment also?

Rush: In the distance, i saw a pelican dive into the water!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: THAT was MY pelican!

Rush: AH!

HonoluLou: WoW Rush! Good eye.

Rush: First time I noticed that.

Rush: There was that nice shelf on the wayy!

Rush: Love it!

HonoluLou: I saw brush on the ground!

Rush: the circular one.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Teach a pelican to fish & he’ll be in movies almost a century later.

HonoluLou: I saw sand too!

Rush: If that were Lee….

Rush: SMACK!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I see a BUM!

Nothere: The bushs have more clothes than some of the girls t the beach.

HonoluLou: In Hawaii if you’re not “Da Kine” your not local.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Eva Peron would have been great in any of these roles.

Rush: That looks like the robe the killer wore when the first victim met her doom.

Nothere: Well not only am I not Da Kine Im not here.

Rush: We got a glimpse of it.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I see Eleanor Roosevelt as the orignal Mrs. Weeble, the role going to the KrautMatron because of the war.

Rush: NT: :).

Rush: Or….I guess it should be: NH!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush, does this flick have the highest decibels of the series?

Rush: Sorry!

Nothere: We have nothing to fear but bikini madiens at the beach?

HonoluLou: NT. Me neither 🙁

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Ether ORE, lady.

Rush: Can be understood two ways…which is wonderfully enigmatic!

Nothere: Well we can’t all be international playboys like you Lou:)

Rush: 🙂

tenman: Ah, old oriental custom!


dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: When they registered Lou, they broke the molds.

Rush: YES!

HonoluLou: NT. It was fun, but those days are gone.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Old King Cole shoulda sued.

HonoluLou: Is that an Alan Hale hat?

Nothere: Well there

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Court? Bathrobe? “The Chin” Gigante?

Rush: Looks to be, Lou!

Louise: they all say Mar-See-Ya

Rush: Yes.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I’ve got it, Ethel, let’s undo a show!!

Nothere: s only one thing for it Lou. Head to a bar. Get drunk nd regal bystanders with tales of how you used to be somebody.

HonoluLou: Louise? Must see ya?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Louise, DOESN’T that drive you CRAZY??

Rush: She’s be fun on a date….

HonoluLou: NT. I always try to start a story about Charlie Chan…works just as good 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Or in their caban-ya.

Rush: Yes, Angel.

HonoluLou: I love this “quick” chase scene.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Speedy cop

Rush: Note the tracks on the road from a previous “run-through.”

Rush: Dust tracks.

HonoluLou: Hey! Watch were you put that letter!

Mike n Rachel in DC: That’s from the OTHER runaway girl he caught that morning

Rush: And, they ran over something.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie! Do you have any idea where that letter has been? yuck

HonoluLou: M&R. Lol

HonoluLou: Oolala!

Rush: Well, CC DOES test for poisons with a dab on his tongue!

Nothere: All right anyone who can name the picture in this envelope gets 10k and a trip to the Ep institute. Where you will revive instruction from a Miss. Cairo and aturna.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Tetragene?

HonoluLou: Rush, good point.

Rush: “Zut!”

Louise: Chan sitting because he is tired?

Rush: (Sounds like “zoot.”

Nothere: Yep.

Rush: Maybe.

Nothere: Sadly Louise he was tired a lot on this shoot.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: He DOES look worn.

Godwinshelley2: Doesn’t Zoot mean “nuts”

Nothere: Root Moot but never enough mooks.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: THE MOST serious crime: OVERACTING.

Godwinshelley2: Look at those shoulder pads!

Rush: Angel, we have amany examples of that in this one!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Shoulda tried GENUINE respiration.

Nothere: Actually God it means drugs.

Rush: The fault may fall on the lap of the director.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush, i plan to be a Talent Scout when the war is over. After our caban-yas are restored.

Rush: “Puzzle always deepest at its center.”

Nothere: Anyway folks this is where I leave you. Good night out there an remember the cape of annoyance flutters for you.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: We may not always have Paris, but we’ll always have parasites.

Louise: nite nothere

Rush: Good career move, Angel!

HonoluLou: Gnite NOTHERE

Rush: Take care, NH.

Rush: See you next week forr “The Black Camel”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cheers, NT

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dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: A year later, she’ll be working in a defense plant & her shorn hair will be insulating dance outfits for Our Boys in the European Theater.

HonoluLou: The Trap!

Rush: YES!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: TRAP?

Rush: Our title.

HonoluLou: A&F. Charlie just said it.

Rush: Yes.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Take a wok? There’s a WAR on, baby, hadn’t you heard??

Mike n Rachel in DC: High-strung maestro

Rush: One working title was “Murder at Malibu Beach.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I LIKE that CHAIR!!

Rush: Yes, Mike.

HonoluLou: A&F. It looks like a sleigh.

Rush: Wait till a little later with the Maestro!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: CABAN-A? SHE’s the SPY!!

Rush: “Earthquake! Earthquake! Earthquake! Run for cover everybody! Run for cover!”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: In 1942 mice were running in the walls. Now they’re running in the primaries.

Rush: “Yeah, but I ain’t figurin’.”

Rush: Sort-of “indefinite talk.”


HonoluLou: I think he gets zonked.

Rush: He left the night before and came later the next day!

Mike n Rachel in DC: odd table

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: When the murder’s filed, next arrest whoever did the wallpaper. Feed him to the mice.

Rush: LOTS of keys on that ring!

HonoluLou: M&R. They had some great furniture back then.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Lintel & Balustrade, Inferior Decorators.

Rush: Yes, Lou!

Rush: Angel: 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Jimmy jangled!

Mike n Rachel in DC: zzzzz

Rush: BONK!

Louise: Down again

HonoluLou: Girls in PJ’s next on Haroldo!

Rush: We are learning a lot about “old Chinese customs” tonight!

tenman: Had to turn off the sound. I have a ‘no shrieking’ rule

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Nancy Reagan had that part, but couldn’t scream so well.

Rush: Good name for a horror film: “It’s in the Wall!”

Louise: Yes Rush!

Rush: Nice fish on the wall.

HonoluLou: TN…I don’t blame you.

Godwinshelley2: Rats in the Walls is a great Lovecraft short story

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Definitely headed for Congress, Mrs. W. is.

Rush: GS: AH!

Louise: GS: Are you watching Lovecraft Country on HBO?

Rush: OLd Cole King

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: GS, if only Lovecraft could have sat in the cabanyas where this was concocted. Weeblism would be different today.

Rush: Was a fragile old thing…

Godwinshelley2: I found an old hardcover book that used to belong to my dad when he was younger. He had violently torn out ONE Story! I HAD to look up that story – turned out to be “Rats in the Walls”

HonoluLou: Rush, that was on the luggage.

Rush: A fragile old thing was he….

Mike n Rachel in DC: I mild sedative? With that needle? Jeez.

Louise: Now I have to read it GS

Godwinshelley2: I haven’t been watching Lovecraft Country – what with being in Indiana with no internet and no upper cable channels

Rush: This can’t be legal.

Rush: (poke…)

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Indiana is so flat i

Godwinshelley2: So I say “Thanks, Dad” for introducing me to Lovecraft the author

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: i’d think internet would roll right thru.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think the trap is baited

Rush: Well, there’s the law…now bring him

Rush: !

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: A monkey with the keys to your cabanya, Cap’n.

tenman: No, Indiana is just a farm between Ohio and Chicago!

Rush: No deals!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Lionel Hampton coulda jazzed these backgrounds.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I LOVE when a guy gets the guy.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice vamps for some improv for sure, Angel

Rush: Jimmy recovers…goes right back to work!

HonoluLou: Here he goes again.

Mike n Rachel in DC: He is nothing if not persistent, Rush.

Rush: Yes!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R, when we (you guys & me—i’ve already omitted Fox from the charter paperwork) have our Studio, we’ll have Louis A., Ella, Lionel & Dennis Day for atmosfear.

Rush: CRASH!!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fox can be the producer…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The WHACKS Museum!

Rush: There goes the deposit on the rental!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R: That does it. You’re in charge of personnel. Joan Crawford will organize Wardrobe.

Rush: Ominous shadow…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Incidental damage, Rush. Normal wear and tear when Jimmy is around…

HonoluLou: Yikes!

Rush: YOW!

HonoluLou: Well, that was easy.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Did ANYONE actually SEE any cabanyas?

Rush: BB gets pushed down twice!

Rush: the CHASE!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: San Toy dreamed she saw Jimmy in her Maidenform boots.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fortunately the gate is never down

Rush: Angel…could this be called a CHARLIE Chase?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Beware of DARKNESS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not the world’s best chase music

Rush: The woody gains on the black sedan!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush, all future editions will reflect your suggestion.

Rush: OOPPS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Low shoulder….

Rush: Okay, Angel!

HonoluLou: What a way to go, drat

Rush: 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: WHAT a waste of 234 horses!

HonoluLou: Heck. I don’t blame her!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Tell them to buy war bonds.

Rush: Not really that bad a job….

Godwinshelley2: I guess this isn’t the Peplum movie. I seem to remember it was a Monogram with alot of women in it. There was a dark suit one of the women was wearing that had the infamous Peplum. Maybe next week.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: That’s pure Weeblism for you. I’m glad Mar-see-ya didn’

Rush: Again….

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: didn’t have to see THIS.

Godwinshelley2: Shouldn’t someone get an ambulance

Rush: Next week….

Louise: The endless peplum search

Rush: “The Black Camel.”

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: maybe a peplum in that one?

Rush: TYSM…Matt.

Godwinshelley2: Is it Warner Oland’s birthday next week?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: He shoulda shot her for desertion, then.

Rush: Cole King is in much better spirits.

Rush: Funny BB moment coming to close this one.


Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bye, Sidney!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The Mouse’s Tail!!

tenman: We get mice in the walls in the late fall. Field mice coming in fropm the river

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: And, we bid a fond farewell to Sidney Toler….

Louise: Bye Mr. Chan…the best

HonoluLou: Goodnight Mr.Toler, wherever you are!

Rush: Again, next week, we celebrate Warner Oland’s birthday with “The Black Camel.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: tenman, my EMPATHY to you. Not to the mice, though. Don’t give the mice my empathy.

Rush: Actgually my favorite Oland Chan movie!

tenman: Nytol!!

Rush: (Actually)

HonoluLou: Great Rush. Thanks all for the kicks!

Rush: Thank you ALL foer a GREAT evening!

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s a good one!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Have a great week, everyone!

Rush: Please take this month’s Poll!

Louise: It was screechy but fun

Rush: it ends in a few days!

Godwinshelley2: Mike – I need to look up your message about music in these films

HonoluLou: Rush, I took it 🙂

Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week

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Rush: Yes, Louise!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cheers!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: YAYAYYAYYYAYAYYAYY!! See y’all next week! This WAS a blast, a Tetragene-free blastation like Grandma used to dream about Arthur Godfrey being in. Till next time—!

Rush: “Screechy….but FUN!”

Louise: Nite all

Godwinshelley2: Have a good week everyone.

Rush: take care, all!

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Rush: Be VERY happy, and VERY safe!

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Godwinshelley2: Night all

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Rush: Good night, GS!

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Rush: Good night, Angel, Louise, DV, and Paul!

Rush: Happy Chan-filled dreams for everyone!

Rush: Enjoy your new home, Angel!

Rush: Take care, and good night!

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