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Episode 12: The Mardi Gras Caper

Copyright 1972 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. 
Sound: RCA Sound Recording
Running Time: 22 minutes
"Charlie Chan property is by license from Leisure Concepts, Inc."
First aired: November 25, 1972

Produced and Directed: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

Associate Producer: Lew Marshall

Story Direction: Jim Carmichael, Jan Green, Earl Klein, Knick Knatz,

   Bill Perez, and Paul Sommer

Story: Sid Morse, Eddie Carroll, Jamie Farr, Willie Gilbert, Max Hodge,

   Mark Hammerman, Dennis Marks, Ray Parker, Henry Sharp, and

   Harry Winkler

Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols

Production Design: Iwao Takamoto

Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin

Layouts: Monty Wedd, Terry Moesker, Richard Jones, John Gunter,

   Chris Fussell, Peter Hartland, and Stephen Pile

Animation: Cam Ford, Gerry Grabner, Stan Walker, Richard Jones,

   Cynthia Leech, Jim Davis, Peter Gardiner, Paul McAdam, Ray Nowland,

   Richard Dunn, Yvonne Pearsall, and Joe Shearer

Background Styling: Graham Liney

Director: Volus Jones

Production Supervisor: Eric Porter

Sound Director: John Garwood

Sound Mixing: Lyle Hughes

Effects Editor: Martin Clarke

Music Editor: Lindsay Frazer

Negative Consultant: Wendy Eggleton

Camera: Joe Dugonics, Don Clay, and John Cumming

Music Supervision: Don Kirshner

VOICES:

Keye Luke: Charlie Chan
Cynthia Adler: Voice
Gene Andrusco: Flip Chan
Jodie Foster: Anne Chan
Lisa Gerritsen: Various Characters
Johnny Gunn: Tom Chan
Bob Ito: Henry Chan
Beverly Kushida: Nancy Chan
Cherylene Lee: Suzi Chan/Mimi Chan
Don Messick: Chu-Chu
Michael Morgan: Scooter
Hazel Shermet: Various Characters
Brian Tochi: Alan Chan
Janet Waldo: Various Characters
Len Weinrib: Stanley Chan
Ron Dante: Lead vocals for the Chan Clan band (not credited)                      

 
 

SYNOPSIS: 

in New Orleans, Charlie Chan and the kids investigate the theft of a valuable ring that once belonged to Marie Antoinette.

OF NOTE:

Cultural and historical references made in The Mardi Gras Caper:

New Orleans Mardi Gras - The holiday of Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday") has been celebrated in southern Louisiana and, particularly, in the city of New Orleans since the 17th Century.  Festivities, which include parades, actually take place during the two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.  In the final week, many events occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities, including parades and balls (some of them masquerade balls), centered on the Bourbon Street area of New Orleans.           

Marie Antoinette - (November 2, 1755 – October 15, 1793)  The queen of France during the reign of her husband, King Louis XVI.  Following the deposing of King Louis during the French Revolution, she was eventually executed by guillotine.
Mr. LeBeau: "Yes, Chan, that ring belonged to Marie Antoinette."

Nancy Drew - A fictional American character in a mystery fiction series created in 1930 by publisher Edward Stratemeyer.  The books are ghostwritten by a number of authors using the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
Mimi Chan: "I mean (reading) grown-up stuff like Nancy Drew."          

Underground Railway (Underground Railroad) - A network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century escaped slaves in the United States in efforts to travel to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.
Mr. LeBeau: The story is, it was a station for escaped slaves in the Underground Railway."

CHARLIE CHAN'S APHORISM:

As my son would say, "Wham, bam, someone's in a jam."

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