History YMMV / CharlieChan

28th Aug '15 10:35:35 PM AlleyOop
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* FairForItsDay: As noted here, the series actually averted the YellowPeril stereotype by showing a Chinese person as a good guy, but the whole thing can still be embarrassing today.

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* FairForItsDay: As noted here, the series actually averted the YellowPeril stereotype by showing a Chinese person as a good guy, and the Chan children are largely nonstereotypical, but the whole thing can still be embarrassing today.
29th May '14 10:18:55 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome: In some of the books, Charlie disappears for whole ''chapters'', with most of the narrative. Hell, in ''House Without A Key'' he doesn't show up until '''''chapter 7!'''''
18th Dec '13 12:58:35 PM SaraJaye
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Largely averted. Charlie Chan sequels, spoofs and homages pay little attention to ''The House Without a Key'', which in both film and prose started the Charlie Chan series (the film remains lost as of 2009, however). The "Number One Son" Henry first appeared in the novel ''Black Camel''. Keye Luke played him in the films (in the first film, they explicitly refer to Luke's role as Henry; later installments generally preferred the name "Lee").

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Largely averted. Charlie Chan sequels, spoofs and homages pay little attention to ''The House Without a Key'', which in both film and prose started the Charlie Chan series (the film remains lost as of 2009, however). The "Number One Son" Henry first appeared in the novel ''Black Camel''. Keye Luke played him in the films (in the first film, they explicitly refer to Luke's role as Henry; later installments generally preferred the name "Lee")."Lee" with the exception of [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan the 1972 animated series]]).
25th Mar '13 8:23:25 AM MarkLungo
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Biggers invented the character partly as a refutation of the YellowPeril villains who were common in the MysteryFiction of the GenteelInterbellumSetting.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Biggers invented the character partly as a refutation of the YellowPeril villains who were common in the MysteryFiction of the GenteelInterbellumSetting.GenteelInterbellumSetting.
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3rd Feb '12 7:53:40 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* FairForItsDay: As noted here, the series actually averted the YellowPeril stereotype by showing a Chinese person as a good guy, but the whole thing can still be embarrassing today.
28th Jan '12 6:29:43 AM Myra
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Biggers invented the character partly as a refutation of the YellowPeril villains who were common in the MysteryFiction of ChristieTime.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Biggers invented the character partly as a refutation of the YellowPeril villains who were common in the MysteryFiction of ChristieTime.the GenteelInterbellumSetting.
16th May '11 1:57:46 PM herpdurp
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* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome: In some of the books, Charlie disappears for whole ''chapters'', with most of the narrative. Hell, in ''House Without A Key'' he doesn't show up until '''''chapter 7!'''''
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