Episode 404 - THE LONELY MAN

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Episode 404 - THE LONELY MAN

Post by Episode Guide » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:54 pm

Date: January 2, 1972

Summary: While on his annual three week vacation Hop Sing meets and befriends a young American girl. They decide to get married but are stopped by a law preventing interracial marriages.

Written by: John Hawkins
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars:Kelly Jeans Peters (Missy), Peter Hobbs (Judge Hill), Harry Willis (Sand)

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Re: Episode 404 - THE LONELY MAN

Post by ellie » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:24 pm

Very sad episode, but well done. I like the Hop Sing character and wished he'd gotten a few more of his own episodes. (Too bad that he suffered from "The Cartwright Curse."

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Post by Calamity » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:30 pm

This one really let Victor step out as an actor. Most of the time he only had a few lines but watching him sing his way down the trail was amazing.
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Post by ellen » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:26 pm

I did not like "Missy". Hop Sing deserved better.
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Post by Fanofoldtvshows » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:09 pm

One of the better late seasons episodes.

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Re: Episode 404 - THE LONELY MAN

Post by daisy60 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:13 am

This episode shows the fine acting ability of Victor Sen Yung. I love the way he takes a lonely young woman under his wing. The ending is so sad when Ben tells him why they couldn't marry.

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Post by ellen » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:31 pm

A bit of trivia - the actress who played "Missy" - Kelly Jean Peters - played Gloria in the original "All In The Family" pilot. The family's original last name was Justice and the original series title was "Justice For All".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0768318/?re ... lmg_act_40

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Apparently the network didn't like some of the cast so they had different actors play Gloria and Richard (later changed to Mike). In particular, this Gloria seemed VERY New York Italian and the later incarnations were more middle America and ethnically ambiguous.
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Post by daisy60 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:28 pm

I love this episode! Missy was a strange character but the actual message comes through when Hop Sing wants to marry her and it's against the law. The ending makes me cry when he sends her away. Thank you for the trivia about Kelly Jean Peters, Ellen. I didn't see the pilot.
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Post by Heloise » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:49 am

This is the episode that finally brought me here. I was watching it lately on german TV and was looking for some information on IMDB and therefore read the episode summary. And I discovered that the dubbing completely changed the tone of the episode. And not only that, there were scenes cut (I watched the episode again in english on youtube), that were quite important to the content of the episode. As I decided recently to buy the DVDs, I must admit I was quite disappointed to see this (important) change. And now I am wondering if they did this to other episodes as well. But I guess that's a different topic for another thread.

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Post by ellen » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:07 pm

Heloise wrote:This is the episode that finally brought me here. I was watching it lately on german TV and was looking for some information on IMDB and therefore read the episode summary. And I discovered that the dubbing completely changed the tone of the episode. And not only that, there were scenes cut (I watched the episode again in english on youtube), that were quite important to the content of the episode. As I decided recently to buy the DVDs, I must admit I was quite disappointed to see this (important) change. And now I am wondering if they did this to other episodes as well. But I guess that's a different topic for another thread.
I don't know about the German broadcasts, but many US stations cut scenes from the episodes too. Sometimes the cuts are brutal; you wonder if the person doing the editing even watched the episode. I believe the DVD releases have the full episodes, though.
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