Friday, May 7, 2021

Captain's Library & Theatre: Asian Avengers AMAZING CHAN AND THE CHAN CLAN "Hot Ice Cream Man" Conclusion

...visiting a museum, legendary detective Charlie Chan and his family become witnesses to a baffling robbery of jewels from an exhibit.
When a ransom note demands $100,000 for the jewels' return, Lord Buckley hires Charlie to lay a trap at the ransom drop-off.
The impetuous kids want to help their dad, and, in separate groups, proceed to the site, with each group laying a trap...without telling the others!
As they used to say in TV Guide listings, "Hilarity Ensues!" as the kids trap each other!
However, they do notice an ice-cream truck in the midnight...and theorize the thief is using it as "cover"...
"I would've gotten away with it, if not for that mob of kids...and the world's smartest living detective!"
Yeah, the show's basically Scooby Doo, Where Are You? with more than double the amount of kids, a less obtrusive dog, and the smartest guy in any room, Charlie Chan!

Doesn't the show's credit sequence have a "Scooby Doo" vibe?
Remember we mentioned there were differences between the comic and the aired episode?

No "Chan Van" (though it's in the credits above)!
No explanation as to how the kids set up their traps!
And we don't get to see how Chan recovered the jewels!
Want More?
The Hidden Connection between the cartoon and the 1940s Charlie Chan movies!
The Case of the Missing Chan Child!
The Hidden Connection Between Chan Clan, the Archies, and...Spider-Man???
And, the Chan Clan voice actor who became an Oscar winner!
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