|Ok, ok, so it's
unrealistic. It's TELEVISION for darn sakes! LOL That being said, however,
here are my notes. And yes, I LIKED this one! But then I'm weird.
I love this episode. I know a lot
of people don’t but I do. It’s zany, crazy and clever. Not to mention that
there was some great.....um kissing in it. I even love the corny music.
Really gets you ready for a western, even a bad one! And it raises a lot
of questions for me at least. LOL
Murphy actually makes a pretty good
clown but I was a bit surprised that Remington got a bunny suit for Laura
even if it was the last thing there (however I seriously doubt that! LOL)
And just when were they supposed to guard the artifacts? Looks like they
came for the party....unless guarding means blending in with the surroundings.
Love Murphy’s expression when they discover it’s a theme party “Old California.”
Can someone tell me what Sir Francis
Drake and Kit Carson had to do with old California?
Dan Curtin and his assailant hardly
looked like they were fighting at all yet he stabs him hard enough to kill
him? 80 Loons? The question of the hour.
Why was Miss Killbride upset with
them for what happened? She was the one keeping them from mingling. Also,
she’s upset at them because the journal, which she conveniently didn’t
mention to them, is missing? Miss Killbride is missing more than a few
Laura has some great lines in this
episode. “That’s our Mr. Steele–the cat’s pajamas!” I love that line!
Remington is really getting into
this detective stuff. Studying the picture of the loons as if it’s going
to shout out the answer to the mystery to him. Now I’m no expert but is
that what loons really look like?
Not sure how The 39 Steps, Robert
Donat, Madeleine Carroll, 1935. ties in to this. I have the video and it
sure doesn’t seem to fit, but then I’ve never watched it.
Why would Felix bring a car from
his lot, one that he’s selling, to a party? I love how he knows that she’s
the bunny! LOL
Our Mr. Steele is multi-talented.
Shooting pool like that takes a lot of skill.
Lou Cody is short and stocky and
yet he managed to overpower Remington enough to drive a knife through his
coat collar that would HOLD him to a door? That’s one strong man.
Emmett Devore-Sea Captain, poet,
barrister, retired. Lou Cody miserable low life bum. Yah that’s about right......NOT!
Oh yah, dubloons is the logical solution
to loons......right. I’ll keep that in mind next time someone is dying
in my arms gasping about 80 loons.
Love how Remington beats Laura and
Murphy to the punch....again. Now Emmett Devore is a soldier, philanthropist,
archeologist, CPA, retired. Wonder what he REALLY does? [[wink]]
Great system in Miss Killbride’s
house......people can get close enough to touch stuff and nobody knows
until they’re on their way out! Love the flying leap that Murphy takes.
Way to go!
Another great Laura line, “Spawn
of the North. I smell fish in the air!”
Metropolis-directed by Fritz Lang,
Alfred Abu, Gustav Frolich, Rudolph Klein-Rogge, UFA Studios, Berlin, 1926
Even the computer gets in on the movie quotes! [[biggrin]]
Why is he renting an Italian satellite
to show him where the gold was? Don’t you think the Italians would be looking
for it too? Love how he gets offended by Laura’s questions.
Remington’s really getting good.
Calling the suspects to play process of elimination. And the heads at the
Why tell the other suspects who has
the journal and why would you let them go if you do? I mean, duh, wouldn’t
that logically send them after him?
Love how blending in to any situation
for Laura means a dark hat and trench coat in a bar. Doesn’t she know that’s
a bit much? LOL
“This is Laura Holt, P.I. Let’s sweat
some info out of these turkeys and split!”
The lady at the bar is hilarious.
Why would she think that Remington wouldn’t mind her immediately touching
and kissing him? Love how she won’t spill the beans on Cody’s whereabouts
until she gets “another smooch.” He blows her off with a bourbon and she
proceeds to name every city she knows...think they might have gotten out
of there sooner with the desired information if he’d just given her that
darn kiss? LOL
Love how Laura get’s rid of the lech
by hitting him in the balls with the que stick.
After all that schmoozing Remington
finally gets the name he wants....Howardville. Is it Howardville or Howardsville?
And is it a real place? Did they use a real ghost town for this or was
it a set?
I’m sorry but if I heard rattlesnakes,
or any snakes for that matter, slithering around, I so would NOT be wanting
to sleep anywhere in that saloon!
Ok, tell me this....why shoot Cody
and not follow him to see where he went before he died if they knew he
had the journal? I mean, it doesn’t make sense to shoot Cody when he’s
the one who has/knows where the journal is.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre-Humphrey
Bogart, Walter Huston, Warner Brothers, 1948. Men turned into treacherous
devious animals bent on destroying anything that stands in their way. Sounds
like a great movie!
That’s one big sleeping bag. Big
enough for them to fit in, um, comfortably and still do some...kissing!
Have I mentioned that I love seeing them kiss? And I hate that they are
always interrupted. This time by a very rude ghost or Emmett Devore, whomever
it is. That’s some loud laugh. Thinks he’s enhancing his laugh on purpose?
Love this interchange-R: “Really?
I didn’t feel like in the mood for sleep anyway.” (We all know WHAT he
wanted [[blah]] ) and L’s retort: “Good, then you can take the first watch!”
What is so funny that Emmett Devore
Murphy admits to making a mistake?
Ok, he mentioned the location of the diary to Miss Killbride but how did
the rest of the suspects know? I mean they obviously did because one of
them killed Cody, but how did they find out?
Kitty Dobbs (Curtin) drives like
Love this: “Mr. Steele would rather
die than give up the journal!”
“Nicely put, Miss Killbride. Inaccurate,
but nicely put.”
Did Laura and Murphy think that everybody
would really buy their gold fever act? Murphy never was really convincing.
Cute little burros......I want one...NOT!
Why did Laura take Kitty’s backpack?
What was she hoping to find? Boy that Felix Murietta is one fiesty chap.
He sure gave Remington a good battle. Why didn’t they tie up the burros?
Love how they’re asleep in that one
bag, and not just asleep but dead out of it against each other. How did
everybody manage to make their getaway AND tie up Murphy without waking
them up? They must have really been out. [[biggrin]] Why did they go searching
for Murphy without putting on their boots first?
The pressure is just to much for
Murphy. Love how he cracks! And he tumbles down the hill and manages to
land neatly at the feet of Miss Killbride and Emmett Devore.
Question: If Emmett Devore is really
Arnold Dobbs, then why doesn’t he know where the gold is?
The answer to the mystery is revealed.......sorta.
Where were the rest of the gang hiding?
They weren’t around when Laura and Remington went charging off after Murphy,
but they’re conveniently there for the revealing that Emmett Devore is
really Arnold Dobbs. Why did he keep Emmett Devore’s name? I mean if the
real Emmett Devore had managed to make it out alive and came looking for
him he’d want to know why someone was using his name.......and he’d probably
know right off that it was his partner, Arnold Dobbs, who was doing it.
How ridiculous is it that Arnold
Dobbs turns out to be Felix Murietta’s father? The gringo lover of his
mother. “Sierra Tesora-Mountain Treasure.”
Why wouldn’t Dan Curtin and Lou Cody
have wanted to kill Emmett Devore as much as Arnold Dobbs? After all Emmett
Devore was the one who hid the gold, and could take them to it.
How fake does that fight between
Laura and Kitty look? [[biggrin]]
Everybody takes off up the hill-who
loses the extra hat that Laura ends up wearing? And aren’t Indian burial
ground considered sacred? There wouldn’t have been a mall built on one.
Anwyay, silly and goofy as it is,
I love this episode and it is in my favorites. If you’re still reading
after all this drivel, then you deserve a prize!