Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

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Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by Episode Guide » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:49 am

Date: October 22, 1961

Summary: This wild comedy involves a precious emerald, a pair of swindlers and an eccentric widow, Clementine Hawkins, who has her eye on Ben and contrives many an opportunity to claim him as her own. When you watch this one you have to pay attention to the manipulations and double crosses – they are just “Ducky.”
Written by: N. B. Stone, Jr.

Directed by: William Witney
Guest Stars: Clementine Hawkins...Beatrice Kay Sam Pearson...James Griffith Mr. Jefferson...Charles Watts Phil Axe...Dave Willock Henry Morgan...Wally Brown Indian Chief...Nestor Paiva Blonde Girl...Joan Staley Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung Roy Coffee...Ray Teal Bartender...Cosmo Sardo Bob Miles...(uncredited stunt double & extra cowboy in saloon) Bill Clark...(uncredited; stunt double & extra as cowboy in saloon) Betty Endicott...(uncredited extra)

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Post by Jeanny » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:29 am

Episode Guide wrote: When you watch this one you have to pay attention to the manipulations and double crosses – they are just “Ducky.”
Just watched this episode on German TV and was laughing almost all the time :laughing What a funny kind of play of all the actors...

But what does "Ducky" mean? I couldn't unterstand the meaning behind??

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Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by daisy60 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:37 am

I love Clementine and I don't blame her for chasing after Ben! A bit of a silly episode but fun to watch.

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Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by ellie » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:07 am

Episode Guide wrote:When you watch this one you have to pay attention to the manipulations and double crosses – they are just “Ducky.”
Jeanny wrote:...But what does "Ducky" mean? I couldn't understand the meaning behind??
Tough to explain ... The way Clementine was using it, it's an endearment like sweetie, sweetheart, dear, darling but it's not used anymore.
The way the word is used in the Episode Guide, it means charming or delightful. But, again, the road is no longer used in common vernacular.
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Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by Calamity » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:42 am

This is a fun episode filled with several twists and turns but that accent puts me off. Listening to Beatrice Kay in Burma Rarity is like listening to Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
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Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by Jeanny » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:39 am

ellie wrote: Tough to explain ... The way Clementine was using it, it's an endearment like sweetie, sweetheart, dear, darling but it's not used anymore.
The way the word is used in the Episode Guide, it means charming or delightful. But, again, the road is no longer used in common vernacular.
Thank you for your Explanation. I think I got it right now and at the same time I try to put it into the unusual-idioms-folder in my mind :roy

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Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by Jeanny » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:41 am

Calamity wrote:This is a fun episode filled with several twists and turns but that accent puts me off.
It sounds quite British to my ears :cool1
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Post by CarrieLee23 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:53 pm

A fun, humerous episode. I just love to see Ben's discomfort around Clementine and I especially love how the boys tease him about her.

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Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by ellen » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:44 am

When Clementine puts Hoss's hat on Ben and she draws the shade down, you can almost hear Ben scream...
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Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

Post by Chenoa » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:44 pm

Just recently watched this one and laughed all the time, particularly that scene where Hoss lifts that weight to imitate the man on the poster and ends up crashing that table is hilarious ( + Ben getting out of that chair!!!!). And Joe´s face when he realizes they have traded the REAL burma rarity for some supper and need to get back to that chief as fast as possible :very happy .
Hope there will be more like this one (I am watching season three now)...
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