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Does anyone know where/how I can get a copy of "A Death in the family"? I think it's the only episode I haven't seen. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston, MA - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 11:44:02 (PDT)
I am here to tell you my least favorite episode. It was the one with the "white trash" family -- I was just cruising through the episodes and forgot the title, but it's just as well. I hope Jeff Foxworthy will forgive me, but I refer to it as "The Clampetts Go To Maui" episode. I watched the rerun and was relieved to find out that the comment about a white woman eating with an Oriental had been edited out. I cringed when I heard it originally. (If this makes you cringe, make sure you don't see the episode called A Matter of Mutual Concern -- MQ) I forgot about Slim Pickens kissing his daughter-in-law -- yeesh! The one with the silliest opening was the one where the fake bombs are placed in that building and the first spoken word is where McGarrett goes "boom" -- seemed uncharacteristic of him. I hope somebody keeps carrying the reruns if the Family Channel drops it. I gotta see the episodes I missed when I temporarily lost interest in it after I went in the Air Force. Give me one more chance, please!
Plant City, FL U.S. - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 17:27:07 (PDT)
Enjoy the comments everyone is making. 5-0 was and still is a great show. On one of the other sites I saw that someone is making copies of the 5-0 badge. As the price is a bit high (limited production, I guess), I was wondering if anyone out there has seen one.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA - Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 20:42:06 (PDT)
MQ Thanks so much for answering my question. I enjoy your page so much and I check in Heather Henderson's page too. Thanks again. Sandy
West Texas, Tx USA - Sunday, July 26, 1998 at 19:13:47 (PDT)
I use to be a big fan of Hawaii Five-O in the early 80's. I had wondered all these years what became of Jack Lord. I heard sometime in the late 80's that he was a painter was was actually talking about making films (what exactly was mean't by films, I do not know for sure). I was hoping and wondering if a movie was in the works soon. It would certainly be nice to finally see such a series brought to the big screen (everything else has). Too bad about Jack Lord, though. I was hoping He could star or make an appearance in such a production.
Baton Rouge, LA - Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 15:08:20 (PDT)
I grew up watching Hawaii Five-O; not really paying attention to the plots much; just intrigued by the beautiful scenery and all the action. I am still fascinated today; every night I set the VCR to record it; as of today, I have about 85 episodes taped. Coincidentally, I happen to be a full-time professional DJ who has a tropical stage name and a penchant for dressing in the loudest Hawaiian shirts ever seen since the show was one the air. I just recently purchased a computer and surfed the net for the first time. When I discovered this website, I was thrilled to see so many other fans out there. Why don't you E-mail me with your comments. My E-mail address is "DJCOCO@aol.com Talk to you soon!
DJ Coconut Joe
Haledon, NJ U.S.A. - Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 10:40:59 (PDT)
the FIVE-O unit ,those were the days of , mcgarrett,dano,kam fong as " chin ho, and zulu, i remember, back then, cause " jack lord " could do it like nobodys ,buisness, he was always the kool cop with the hemi- pompador, i was saddened to hear he has passed on, there will never be another 5 0 unit in havaii, thanks cbs , and thanks to the keepers of this page , for letting US 5-0 fans enjoy some great 70s cop show , that was among the greatest !!!!!!!!!!!!!11
vancouver, bc canada - Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 23:17:19 (PDT)
MQ I have just now "elooked" at your pictures from the convention. Thanks for all your hard work. I noticed you did not answer my question about James MacArthur I am guessing that is because you are only interested in the characters not the actors themselve. Am I right? (If you are referring to your remarks of July 10th below, I didn't realize there was a question directed at myself there. Since he left Five-O, James MacArthur has appeared in very few TV productions. He currently lives in Southern California, where he is very much the "family man." You might want to check out Heather Henderson's James MacArthur Pages for additional information. -- MQ) But do you know of another source where I could get a detailed bio or is there one avaliable? Again thanks for all your work I thourghly enjoy your work and the star ratings on the eposides Sandy
West Texas, Tx USA - Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 10:02:10 (PDT)
A wonderful site. I am very happy to see each episode detailed with who composed the score. I am a big fan of the music and still treasure the audio tape Mort Stevens sent me which features two Five-O score excerpts: "Hookman" and "Masterpiece". You may want to add the following: Stevens won an Emmy for his music in the first season opener, "A Thousand Pardons, You're Dead" (This is actually the second season opener. The Emmy award info is available in the "turgid analysis" for Hookman as well as the Five-O FAQ. I've added it to the "Thousand Pardons" description. - MQ) and Bruce Broughton was Emmy nominated for "The $100,000 Nickel" as was Don B. Ray for "Nightmare In Blue" The other nominee won -- Morton Stevens for "Hookman." This is the only instance where one show generated all of the nominees in the music category.
Miami, Fl USA - Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 06:27:26 (PDT)
Does anyone know when the last episode will be shown on the Family Channel? They have a long way to go to finish the series (they are still showing early 70s episodes.) Also, my cable company doesn't get WGN. Any other ideas?
Boston, MA - Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 13:30:07 (PDT)
Stephen, I tried to email you with the address you gave but it was sent back to me. Please tell what you know about the Family channel here. Thanks, Sandy
West Texas, Tx USA - Monday, July 13, 1998 at 19:57:24 (PDT)
Great Web Page! But, you didnt tell me where I can buy Hawaii 5-0 paraphenalia such as posters, T-shirts and mugs!!! Any info would be greatly appreciated. (I am not interested in linking to any commercial sites featuring Five-O merchandise. You might try posting in the alt.fan.hawaii-five-o or soc.culture.hawaii Usenet newsgroups. There actually is very little Five-O merchandise available. -- MQ) Dr. Bear (email@example.com)
Philly, PA USA - Monday, July 13, 1998 at 10:13:44 (PDT)
Did everybody know that they are taking Hawaii Five-O off the family channel. (This has been much discussed in the alt.fan.hawaii-five-o newsgroup. Five-O will allegedly reappear on WGN, a Chicago superstation. -- MQ)
Montgomery, AL USA - Sunday, July 12, 1998 at 20:20:41 (PDT)
There is no doubt that Morton Stevens' opening theme is one of the greatest pieces of television music ever composed. But I have one question: Why are there so many different "takes" of the theme over the show's run? Some of the theme's versions are sloppy with obvious clams (notably in the trumpets). Couldn't the producers have selected a "master" take and use it throughout the duration of "Hawaii Five-O"? Unfortunately for us, Mr. Stevens is no longer around to provide an answer to this trivial question. I welcome any responses. Thank you very much. Aloha, brudduh!
Sherman Oaks, CA USA - Friday, July 10, 1998 at 19:38:45 (PDT)
I love this page! I too have been a fan since the beginning and now love watching it on the Family Channel. I was freshman in college when it first started and now I have many years of teaching experience behind me. My favorite is James MacArthur. I would love to correspond via this page with anyone that has any information on him especially the years since Hawaii Five-O went off I read his articles in Senior World Online but would love to converse with anyone that has any information on him. Thanks Sandy Wells
West Texas, Tx USA - Friday, July 10, 1998 at 08:38:58 (PDT)
I am glad to see this home page! I have been a fan since I was a kid too (age 10)! This is my first chance to hit the Internet and see what there was about my favorite show -- even after thirty years. I hope I can catch the last few years in reruns. I joined the Air Force in l977 and sort of lost touch around that time. I know the cast changed during that time, but I hope I still enjoy it. I should, since Jack Lord remained until the end, and he was what I watched for anyway!! January 22nd (when I found out) was a sad day for me. My father died on January 21st also -- five years earlier. Turns out they had something else in common -- they both lied about their ages :)) Too bad some OTHER news story overshadowed his death. That was kind of disappointing. I wanted to hear more about him and not the misadventures in Washington, D.C. I really was crazy about him -- then and now. Naturally, my favorite episodes were the more romantic ones like "Time and Memories" and the Singapore episode. I don't believe I saw it in "Cocoon" the last time it was rerun, but I do believe this was the episode where he planted one on his secretary for her birthday. Now what I wouldn't have given to be her that day. Can you imagine how that would have gone over in this politically correct age? I tape the shows too, but would like to buy better quality tapes from Columbia House. I really got a kick out of finding out where Kheigh Deigh was really born. A kid from Jersey!!! Whaddaya know. I am on the Internet courtesy of my public library, but I will be back to see what others would like to say about my comments. I'm not really surprised to see this website, just very happy. I am really lucky -- Hawaii Five-O is on twice a day here -- once on the Family Channel and earlier in the day on another channel, so I have quite a library. Unfortunately, I don't have the pilot, but anxiously await its return. Thanks for creating this home page. I'm glad to be among so many fans. Mahalo and Aloha Carla from Florida (second or third best location if you can't live in Hawaii -- I said third because I know I will get heat from California fans!)
Plant City, Fl U.S. - Monday, July 06, 1998 at 17:39:17 (PDT)
I just surfed into your page, but found it thoroughly enjoyable. I have been a Five O fan since I was in my teens(I'm 47 now) and have many of the episodes on video tape. My favorite characters on the show weres Zulu, and Kheigh Deigh. Thanks for the wonderful page. I'll be looking in again very often from now on.
Carnegie, PA USA - Monday, July 06, 1998 at 11:33:33 (PDT)
Does anyone know how I can get my hands on the 5-0 soundtrack album? In college I had a cassette tape version...but i've lost it. If you know how or have one (LP or cass) to sell, call me at (510) 704-0290 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakland, CA USA - Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 15:26:48 (PDT)
I've been a Jack Lord fan all of my life. I watched "Stoney Burke" as a small child. When Hawaii 5-0 came on it was like seeing an old friend again. Mr.Lord portrayed the kind of man all little girls dream of; honest, strong, and loving... a true friend. I was very saddened by his passing. I feel great sympathy for Mrs. Lord, alone now but for her memories. God bless and God speed.
commerce, tx usa - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 09:38:53 (PDT)
great show ,never missed it then,now watch whenever I can. the way tv should be
N. OLMSTED, OH USA - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 08:06:41 (PDT)
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