Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- March 2016

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- March 2016



The following are archived comments from March, 2016. After looking around, please add your own comments!

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Submitted by: Big Big Chicken
From: Land of the Tin Idols

John C from the Steel City - thanx for the shout out, man.

And hey Allie - thanks so much for sharing yo experiences on the Five-0. So great to hear, hopefully you'll share some more recollections soon, real soon.

H50 FOREVER - Great, great words on Brother Jack. Hey, if Ole Jack had to piss off a few cats in the course a makin the most excellent crime drama we still be watchin N diggin to this day - then so be it. Them folks should jus get over theyselves. Read that Elvis was good friends with Jack. And if The King can vouch for The Lord, thats good enuff fo the Chicken. :D

Been watchin the awesome Season 4 which very apropo opens wit the great Fourfer: Highest Castle, No Bottles, Ladies Free, and 3,000 Crooked Miles. Is they another season that boast an openin line-up like that? Or such awesome eps runnin 4-in-a-row durin the series run? Then Candy & a Gun, 2 Doves, Air Cargo - the hits jus keeps on a comin!

Just Watched the great "Rest in Peace." Remember a popular topic here on the forum was why don't Cameron take no head shot at the Guv?

Chicken thinks Cameron just too ginned up to gun the Guv N deep six Steve-O. Cameron is gradually unravelin the whole ep, he go from his cool slick taunts at the openin to losin it with the Tin Idol gibe. He jus boilin over with animosity at the palace, he lose his cool and rush that shot.

Dig that Steve had to rub it in bout the vest before Cameron slips off. Don't think they another ep where the Five-O & Steve-O is so at the mercy a the villain. But added prep N relentlessly coverin every detail - a Five-O hallmark - save the day. So cool Cameron call McG "Steve-O Five-O." And dig them cases a Primo in Chin's garage. Think yo analysis off a bit Mr. Mike - you gotta lot mo red paint for your money in 1971 :D

Added: Thursday 31 March 2016 21:48:13 MST


Submitted by: Michael T
From: Palatine IL

I personally witnessed a comment from one of the show principles that addresses this issue. Based on what I heard in comparison to the information in this post, I am rather confused as to the Truth About Jack. I'm going to hold disclosure of that conversation unless and until this book appears.

Added: Thursday 31 March 2016 21:20:55 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Here's an interesting find: While watching "You Don't See Many Pirates These Days" (Season 10) on CBS All Access, I saw a bumper! You know, the title "Hawaii Five-0" rolling up over and over again with a picture of the ocean behind it.

It was used mid-episode (at 26:36 on the counter). First, I saw the wave at the end of a scene. Then, there was a break, where commercials once appeared. Then, there was the bumper followed by a break where more commercials once appeared.

It is interesting that this episode did not appear to have been remastered. The picture and sound quality were amazingly good for a 35-year-old show, but it wasn't up to remastered quality. I found it odd that CBS would use this on their All Access program.

Added: Thursday 31 March 2016 18:58:18 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

That would be interesting if new HFO would bring back the Wu-Chings gang from Yes, My Deadly Daughter. Poor Jerry was double-crossed, killed by Varna and some of the gang arrested. Or some of those gangs in The Pagoda Factor. They would have younger leadership now. It would seem these gangs would have more social media and computer skills with some newer weaponry in 2016. A possible dangerous foe for McG and team. I also liked the episode when McG solved the murder case that his Dad could not. New HFO is good in episodes that requires going back in time or flashbacks town earlier time. Congrats on New HFO 7th season starting in September. John

Added: Thursday 31 March 2016 18:43:54 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

I agree with you, honu.

Added: Wednesday 30 March 2016 10:46:39 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

Very well said, H5O. Thank you!

Added: Wednesday 30 March 2016 04:17:42 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Sorry to hear about the recent deaths of Classic Hawaii Five O alumni. Patty Duke played a tough female prisoner who saw Manolo kill an associate pushing him over the cliff in Thanks For The Honeymoon. She agreed to testify as one of the conditions was to be married in a Church and then a honeymoon at a hotel. It was an underrated episode filled with suspense. There was also a sub-story with McGarrett meeting an old flame Margo who was hired to take pictures of the event. HFO fans quickly realized the 2 were married to their work and it would never happen. The security scenes were professional and well-done. RIP Patty Duke. Thanks for the Classic HFO stories Allie. Please continue to send what you remember. Most of the posters here are Classic HFO fanatics and hold Jack and the show in deep reverance. There is high respect among the Classic HFO posters and good discussion over the episodes. Mr. Mike does an excellent job filtering out any extraneous stuff.So welcome to Mr. Mike's incredible Classic HFO site. Big fan of Didn't We Meet At A Murder? and saw Invitation To Murder for the 1st time last Fall/Winter. Born in mid 70's and missed some Season 10 episodes in syndication. Hopefully, the Big Chicken will make an appearance soon. John

Added: Wednesday 30 March 2016 00:36:37 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

H50 1.0,

I know what kind of man Jack was but, unfortunately, there are idiots out there - including cyberspace - who don't care about all the good Jack did for Hawaii. They only want to believe the nasty stuff, and if this woman got all of Jack's co-stars on tape trashing him, people will go with that and not the body of work and examples of how he helped others. Jack did not have to get involved in any charity work. I don't know of his co-stars doing the same, so there may have been some jealousy when they saw all the accolades he got. A monster who was mean to everyone around him will not raise money for a special education school, visit disable army veterans, demonstrate printing techniques to art school students, visit schools and talk to kids about finishing their education.

The problem is that there has been so much negativity surrounding Jack since Hawaii Five-O became a hit, coming from the media and unverified sources, and a gullible reading audience, that these stories stuck and people kept spreading them, ignoring the facts and the good Jack was doing. He was in charge of the set, and a result, that gave him more responsibilities, which included managing the crew and disciplining them if they were misbehaving or not doing their jobs.

Coupled with the fact that he did not socialize with the crew as the other actors, people didn't get to know him as well, and they only knew him from his professional manner, and from his stern demeanor when dealing with unruly actors and crew. That made people say that he was mean, nasty, cold, unfriendly, etc. Some of those crewmembers went back to Hollywood and repeated these tales, and reporters heard it, and blew these stories out of proportion, and they kept spreading.

Was Jack and angel every day on the set? No. Was he a monster every day on the set? No. If he yelled at someone for something he wrong about, he took them aside later on and apologized. If he knew you to blame, he didn't like you and didn't talk to you. If he liked you, he talked to you. That seems typical of most people.

To date, the majority of people I have spoken to who worked with Jack are positive about him. Only a handful were negative, but two lied about what they did and one is a mean brute who was at Jack's throat during his brief stint on the show.

There are blooper reels which show the actors laughing and goofing off. Jack had those reels made and shown at wrap parties at the end of production on each season. It was his way of lightening the tension. Strangely, no one ever mentioned them.

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 23:43:35 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

And, yet, he was asked by both the Democrats and Republicans to run for governor on their ticket. He was honored by the State of Hawai'i with a Jack Lord Day; the Sertoma Club for his work with the hearing impaired; the Coast Guard Auxiliary, which named him honorary commodore; the Honolulu Pacific Federal Executive Board for helping Hawai'i receive needed federal benefits; the Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan); Hawai'i Citizen of the Year; Variety Club; the Veterans Administration's No Greater Love Program; Who's Who in the World; and Men and Women of Hawai'i, among others. He was asked to serve as grand marshal of the Pa'u Riders in the Aloha Day Parade; grand marshal of the Waikiki Hawai'i NSA Bicentennial Celebration Parade; grand marshal of Hilo's Kamehameha Day Parade, and narrator of Thanksgiving Day Parade, among others. In addition, he raised large sums of money for the Retarded Children's Home, Hawai'i Children's Hospital, Teaching Assist Center, Stagehands of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Direction Sports for disadvantaged youth, the Variety Club at the Honolulu Day School, and the Hawai'i International Film Festival, among others. To top it all off, he left his entire estate to benefit the people of Hawai'i. Now, you tell me what kind of person John Joseph Patrick Ryan was.

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 19:16:17 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Mike,

I was told about this by the producers of the documentary. I spoke to one of them, and he spoke to this Sylvia woman on the phone. He advised me not to let this get out of hand, or it could get explosive.

This woman has James MacArthur, Zulu, Glenn Cannon, Harry Endo, Frank Fasi, some Honolulu businessmen, the editor of Aloha magazine, and some others all badmouthing Jack. James called Jack a monster and he would never socialize with him. This woman claimed to have interviewed James 4 times. She played the tape of him making this comment on the phone to the producer.

James was more than happy to go fishing with Jack on his last day on the set, and he was eager to do the reunion movie when Jack called him to ask him about it in 1985. He attended many parties given by Calvin Lui in the '80s, which Jack also attended. A man in the Hawaii Five-O fan newsletter that used to be published in the early 2000s said he, his brother, father, Jack, and James went out to dinner one night, and Jack asked the waiter to get McDonald's French fries. James laughed about it to this man telling the story and James says he would never socialize with him?

James's wife, HB, told me that James only spoke highly of Jack to her, and she did not instigate those conversations.

We won't know anything until this book comes out, and it's only going fuel the flames, but it casts a questionable light on the honesty and integrity of Jack's co-stars. I've interviewed close to 50 people who worked on Hawaii Five-O. No one saw Jack mistreat James, and no one saw any tantrums or monstrous behavior. Jack had his bad moments, and yelled at some people, often at times mistaking things they said and did for rudeness when it wasn't, as one director told me, but it's not representative of Jack as person.

There is more to this story, but I can't go into it now.

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 12:08:01 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Allie, Thanks for sharing the memories.

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 10:32:44 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

After posting the stuff below, I did a bit of research.

There is a connection between Jack Lord and Rob Reiner: on November 28, 1974, Jack Lord, Rob Reiner and Lee Meriwether (among others) co-hosted the CBS All American Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Rob Reiner is also credited as one of the writers for the episode of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1971) which was filmed in Hawaii and in which Jack Lord appeared (see www.rememberingjacklord.com/tvguestappearances.htm).

But doing various searches for Rob Reiner, Sylvia Lynch, Hawaii Five-O, etc., etc., brings up NOTHING.

Can anyone provide ANY information about this "nasty book" which can be verified, to take it out of the realm of "it appeared on the Internet, therefore it must true"? I am very skeptical.

The release of such a book and Rob Reiner's involvement in it is a BIG DEAL and would have been reported somewhere like a trade magazine like Variety or The Hollywood Reporter, I'm sure.

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 10:30:32 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

There is trouble in Five-O land (allegedly):

Posted in Facebook group The Life and Legacy of Jack Lord

Earlier I wrote that a nasty book about Jack was being published. The author is a woman named Sylvia Lynch, and she lived in Hawaii for 20 years, and supposedly interviewed 75 people in Hawaii who are telling nasty things about Jack. They have even struck a deal with Rob Reiner, who is going to make a movie on this trash. This has gone far enough.

Darren Gilbert
What would compel Rob Reiner to want to do a hit-piece movie on Jack Lord? He must have some old personal grudge against Jack or Five-O.

The Life and Legacy of Jack Lord
Someone suggested that to me, but Jack and Rob never worked together. They might have seen each other at various events at CBS over the years, but Jack normally attended those parties, stuck to people he knew, and left. He didn't draw attention to himself or do anything to ignite anyone's ire.

Darren Gilbert
I know. It is only speculation. But, they were both in the CBS family for part of the same time. The only evidence I can come up with them meeting is at the "CBS: On the Air" 50th anniversary celebration. Rob Reiner can be seen at the 6:58 mark and Jack Lord at the 7:14 mark. I am sure they met but who knows what went down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xw3KdQpcwA

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 10:10:33 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

R.I.P. Patty Duke. "Thanks for the Honeymoon" is one of my top favorites.

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 10:03:14 MST


Submitted by: Allie Santiago
From: Texas

Mike, mahalo for sharing my stories. Here's another:

Season 8, Episode 17. "Loose Ends Get Hit"

The working script showed this episode as originally titled "Cross and Double Cross". It featured the debut of HPD Officer Sandi Wells (Amanda McBroom). In late October 1975 interiors for the courtroom scene where Billy Madrid (Henry Darrow) testifies were being filmed. On camera was Jack Lord and Glenn Cannon, amongst others. I was quietly observing within the courtroom. Suddenly the silence was shattered by a large crash of glass and metal! A large spotlight had hit the floor. I did not see who or what caused it but everyone in the courtroom grew quiet. Jack Lord then stood and introduced the supposed culprit...."Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Amanda McBroom!". Amanda took a couple of bows.

In another interesting Hawaii connection, it was Amanda McBroom who gained more notoriety for what she did a few years later. As many of you know, she penned the award-winning ballad "The Rose", from the 1979 Janis Joplin bio-pic starring Bette Midler (Oscar-nominated for her performance). Bette was born in Honolulu and graduated Class of '63 Radford High School on Oahu.

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 09:55:51 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Plots and recurring characters from the next three episodes. Spoilers, the plots are revealed (taken from CBS Press Express page).

APRIL 1 (EPISODE 18)

"Kanaka Hahai" – When a man is found left for dead drifting off the coast of Oahu, Five-0 uncovers a deadly slave trade operating aboard an illegal fishing vessel. Also, while Danny is out with his children, his car is stolen so he commandeers a bus to chase down the thieves.

Gracie (Danno's daughter)
Charlie (Danno's son)
Abby
Mamo (Al Harrington)
Kamekona

APRIL 8 (EPISODE 19)

"Malama ka Po'e" – A case from 15 years ago forces Grover to take his family on the run when a dangerous mob boss tracks him down to seek revenge.

Duke
Renee and Samantha Grover

APRIL 15 (EPISODE 20)

"Ka Haunaele" – Five-0 investigates the theft of a high-tech, indestructible suit built for the U.S. military. NFL players and brothers Michael Bennett (Seattle Seahawks) and Martellus Bennett (New England Patriots) guest star as themselves.

Kamekona
Duke
Eric Russo (Danno's nephew)

Added: Tuesday 29 March 2016 09:31:46 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Allie,

That was indeed a great story recounting your Five-0 experiences. Thanks for sharing! I immediately checked you out in "The Bells Toll at Noon" - as the "bench girl". :)

Mr. Mike,

I recently saw on Netflix the classic 1985 film WITNESS (with Philly cop Harrison Ford protecting Amish woman Kelly McGillis and her son Lukas Haas). Great film, especially for a Pennsylvanian/Philadelphian like myself. It also has one of Ford's best performances - this was his only Oscar nomination. And speaking of greats, how about that Maurice Jarre, eh? :)

Here's a feast for your ears: http://bit.ly/22WpeyP

http://bit.ly/1RowVtL

http://bit.ly/22WpopT

Added: Monday 28 March 2016 21:46:07 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

Thank you very much for sharing these memories of Five-0 with us, Allie. Like H50 said, it would be kind of you if you would share more.

Added: Monday 28 March 2016 10:37:13 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

What wonderful memories you have of filming THE show, Allie. I hope you'll share more of your memories with us.

Added: Monday 28 March 2016 09:05:28 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Ringfire, no one cares about my ratings of the show (seriously)! Let's face it, I have been saying bad things about the show for six seasons, and it's still here! :!devil: (By the way, I have just revised these ratings up to date.)

I predicted some time ago that it would be renewed, for the following reasons:

1) Actors allegedly have seven year contracts.
2) For a Friday night show, overall ratings are good, though the ratings for young people (i.e., major advertising demographic) are not.
3) TNT Syndication is making it a ton of money (reportedly $1 million per episode or something), even though I think syndication is not doing well ratings-wise.
4) Supposedly very popular internationally, like in Canada.
5) I think Hawaiian Film Commission or whatever it is called is funnelling tons of money into the show or giving them big tax writeoffs. It's just one big commercial for the islands.
6) Recently, there was the usual fan speculation about renewal, especially since the current season's production was winding down. I'm sure that if it was going to be cancelled, then there would be behind-the-scenes fan postings based on sightings of potential end-of-show characters (i.e., McGarrett's mother, girl friend(s) or whatever) and/or leaks by "Blabbermouth" Lenkov about this, but there was not.

Added: Monday 28 March 2016 08:45:44 MST


Submitted by: Allie Santiago
From: Texas

Today I happened across your discussion forum on Hawaii Five-0 and it made me incredibly happy to read comments from fans of a show I dearly loved.

I have never been part of an online discussion/forum but found myself wanting to join in on the comments and recollections from favorite fan episodes. I spent countless days on the set, beginning with the first episode I was a part of in June 1973 (I was 13 years old) to a small part Jack Lord wrote for me (I'm the young girl who runs to get help at the church in the opening sniper scenes of "The Bells Toll at Noon"). I was also an extra in "Nine Dragons."

I was born and raised on Oahu and am today a fight attendant (for the past 30 years) living in Texas. One of my favorite "small world" moments occurred inflight to Washington, DC for President Obama's inauguration in 2009. My passenger happened to be actor Glynn Turman, 36 years after I spent the day with him, and Jack Lord, as he played pimp Harley Dartson in "Tricks Are Not Treats".

I have so many detailed memories and behind the scenes moments (from lunch with Jack Lord and my stunt double attempt in "A Death in the Family" to watching Amanda McBroom bring down the lights (literally) in "Loose Ends Get Hit". I'm sharing only two for now.

Season 6, Episode 7

On a hot afternoon in late June 1973, I was 14 years old and spent the day filming "Tricks are Not Treats" outside a local bar at Maunakea and Hotel St. (Honolulu's famous prostitution district). As the opening credits segment was being filmed, I was near director Corey Allen who had the camera poised on the body bag of the recently murdered J. Paul (Ron Glass). The camera panned to Jack Lord who began questioning a police officer. The scene was going perfectly when out of the blue, the director yelled "Cut!". Puzzled, everyone including Jack Lord wondered what went wrong. Corey Allen pointed to the clear plastic body bag. Very noticeable circles of fog were forming under the plastic from the nose and mouth of the still-breathing Ron Glass inside. As everyone started to quietly chuckle, Jack Lord loudly commented "Now THAT folks, is the fastest resurrection since Christ!". A roar of laughter erupted!

Almost 36 years later on January 18, 2009 I worked a flight from IAH- DCA. My passenger was Glynn Turman (Harley Dartson). Heading to the presidential inauguration, he heard I was from Hawaii, then mentioned his portraying a pimp (his words) in Hawaii Five-O. I suddenly realized who he was and the reminiscing began, I even quoted his dialogue. We chatted about the series, his career, Martin Luther King and of course, how time flies.

Season 9, Episode 12

In 1976 while auditioning for Jack Lord and Dick Kindelon to play a theater ticket salesgirl in "The Bells Toll at Noon", I was disappointed to learn that I was too young for the role. At age 17 I looked more like 13 or 14. The next day, much to my surprise, I received a phone call from the casting assistant. She informed me that Jack Lord "wrote a little part into the script just for me". I was almost in tears with happiness! My family was very poor (8 kids, single mom) and opportunities like this were only dreamed about. The part he added to the script called for me to sit on a church bench (Central Union Church in Honolulu) and respond to Mel Ferrer's call to "go and get a ambulance" after Kevin O'Connor is shot by Rich Little. I was thrilled at the final cut to see myself in the scope of the rifle along with the awesome long shot of me running. Most of my 12 hours on the set was spent watching Jack direct. I got to also chat with my pal Beau Vanden Ecker, and talk football at length with Herman Wedemeyer.

Added: Monday 28 March 2016 08:15:50 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Renewed for the 7th season? :!surprised:

Hasn't each new season been progressively worse than the previous? I don't get it. Maybe that's just per Mr. Mike's ratings and not per the opinions of the viewers?

From what I understand season 6 has been pretty dysmal. Just think where the old show was around season 6. At its peak, right? With the new show it seems like the only half-way decent season was the first and then it's been downhill since then.

Added: Saturday 26 March 2016 12:34:07 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

The location of Dr. Yang's (Jimmy Borges) herb shop, from the latest Five-O episode, is 1159 Maunakea Street, naturally in Honolulu's Chinatown. It's actually and herb and acupuncture store, but slightly altered for the episode.

Added: Friday 25 March 2016 16:06:41 MST


Submitted by: Mr hiram
From: Nyc

Been a long time....hi guys. Renewed for season seven!!! Incredible!

Added: Friday 25 March 2016 11:57:38 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

When I first read the Wikipedia article about Frank Sinatra Jr.'s kidnapping, I thought the rumor proven false was the link to "Tiger by the Tail". After reading it again, I agree that the rumor proven false was the real kidnapping was done to create some publicity.

It seems obvious that the episode was based on Sinatra's kidnapping. It even says in the Wiki article that the mastermind of the kidnappers was judged to be legally insane. Sam Melville's character seems to lose his sanity towards the end of the episode as well.

Added: Saturday 19 March 2016 07:07:47 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

They used two, maybe three, scenes as stock footage whenever they showed the Five-0 Team going somewhere on the eastern shore. One showed McGarrett in the Park Lane. Another showed Danno in his Galaxy. I think one even showed McGarrett in the '67 Marquis.

Added: Friday 18 March 2016 10:29:48 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

>>>A rumor at the time was that Frank Sr. arranged this in an attempt to gain publicity for his son's fledgling singing career – a rumor believed to have inspired the plot for the Hawaii Five-O episode "Tiger by the Tail"[6] – but this was proven to be false.<<<

I read that to mean the rumor of the kidnapping being arranged by Sinatra Sr. to gain publicity was proven false, no?

Added: Friday 18 March 2016 08:16:27 MST


Submitted by: captirwin
From: Honolulu,HI, Las Vegas, NV

That was the episode I have been looking for.
I just watched it on YouTube.
Thank You so much...
Very much appreciated.

Another episode I worked on was filming a car going from the Blow Hole to Sandy Beach. It was the first one I worked on. Earlier then 1972. I think in 1970.

captirwin

Added: Friday 18 March 2016 06:56:21 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

So sad to hear of Frank Sinatra Jr.'s passing. I read the Wikipedia link a couple of times. The way I'm reading it, what was "proven to be false" was Frank Sr.'s arranging the kidnapping to gain publicity for his son, not that the event may have inspired an episode of Hawaii Five-O. Thanks for posting the link.

Added: Friday 18 March 2016 04:42:14 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

According to Wikipedia, the rumour that the Sinatra kidnapping inspired the Five-O episode is false, but there is no footnote or other reference to actually back up this assertion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra,_Jr.#Kidnapping

Added: Thursday 17 March 2016 23:45:41 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Tiger By The Tail ...Five-O gets a rare credit in a celebrity (such as he was) obituary...

http://bit.ly/22qz0Jl

Added: Thursday 17 March 2016 20:05:57 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Captain, you're probably thinking about "The Clock Struck Twelve" (Season 5). Abraham Meleha (Manu Tupou) and Co. were trying to blow up the courthouse in rebellion against the expected conviction of seven Hawaiians, who had burned hippies out of their commune. McGarrett boarded a Bell helicopter at Diamond Head and flew to the Capitol District, where he gunned down Meleha on a rooftop across the street from the courthouse.

Added: Thursday 17 March 2016 15:51:53 MST


Submitted by: captirwin
From: Honolulu,HI, Las Vegas, NV

Between 1970-1972 I was a helicopter pilot filming for Hawaii 5O.

I'm trying to locate one of the episodes I work on. I was flying a Bell helicopter near the capital building and McGarrett, Jack Lord, was shooting a sub machine gun out of the helicopter. I was dressed in a HPD police uniform. Any info will be appreciated.
Thanks

Added: Thursday 17 March 2016 12:28:34 MST


Submitted by: Lee
From: Texas

Two more questions: why was the female cop dropped in the final season and why did CBS cancel the show after season 12?

Added: Thursday 17 March 2016 12:00:51 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Yep, it's that somewhat nasal voice of his that gives him away as Danny Goldman. But the face has changed too much (got wider and older) and the hair is all white now. Not to mention he's nowhere near the skinny guy we remember. Just the opposite.

Added: Wednesday 16 March 2016 17:01:17 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

Ringfire, I watched that clip in King of Queens. You're right, you can't recognize Danny Goldman from "I'll Kill Him Again". But the whine in his voice is still the same. Thanks for posting.

That episode is a good one.

Added: Wednesday 16 March 2016 15:05:02 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Watched one of the very best episodes - "I'll Kill 'Em Again" which features the creepiest killer in the history of the show. Danny Goldman was amazing as Eddie Josephs! Mmmmmister McGarrett. Great score by Harry Geller too - very creepy and unsettling, sounding like Bernard Herrmann. It's funny how often Five-0 featured recognizable character actors that you saw on other shows or movies. But once in a while you got someone you'd never seen before - Danny Goldman being a prime example. Elliott Street was another one (I only know him from his 2 Five-0 appearances). So was Jeff David who played the "Computer Killer". These are actors who made a real impression on Five-0 but surprisingly aren't remembered for much else.

Here is a cool glimpse at what Danny Goldman looked like in 2005 in a brief guest spot as a jeweler on an episode of THE KING OF QUEENS: http://bit.ly/1pksN2R
You'll have to skip to the 7:50 mark. You'd never recognize him unless you were actively looking for him. Of course this was 30 years later. I'm not sure what his age is either. Some sources have his year of birth as 1939, others as 1946. Did he look 35 on Five-0? Or 28? You decide.

Added: Monday 14 March 2016 19:14:59 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Jimmy Borges' appearance on Friday's show has been added to his page on my site.

Added: Monday 14 March 2016 09:43:29 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

I'm thinking of fleeing this coop if one of several would-be candidates wins. Never have I seen such a gathering of idiots! Where did all the statesmen go?

Added: Monday 14 March 2016 05:46:39 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

In the original Five-O, in the episode To Kill Or Be Killed, Canada is referred to a "Trudeau-turf," a destination for draft dodgers.

With the recent news about Americans thinking about moving to Cape Breton and elsewhere, will history repeat itself soon?

Maybe they can use this as a plot device on the new show; it would certainly be preferable to the kind of script we had on Friday night.

Added: Sunday 13 March 2016 09:29:55 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Michael T - Good inside stuff about the Mercs. Funny thing I had just watched Loose Ends the night before it came up in discussion here. I was thinking man, McG really has to crank that thing to get it started! ...lol.

Added: Sunday 13 March 2016 09:08:08 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's show reviewed:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/2010-log6.htm#17

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 21:13:20 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Have to agree with you Rick. McGarrett lied to Dr.in A Very Personal Matter. It was a strange episode...The early McG would have never done that. She must have been a former policewoman the woman McG sent undercover. I like this episode because it showed McG wasn't right 100% of the time and allowed his friendship to cloud things. He does similar things in The Pagoda Factor breaking Joey Lee out of prison and firing weapons at Victor Fong & Joey Lee. I'm a fan of the Season 11 episodes but A Very Personal Matter was a thin script. They did the best they could although doctors prescribing drugs in this way is an issue we still today in 2016.

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 21:06:25 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Lee, go to CBS.com and join All Access. It's only $6/month. "A Death in the Family," in which Chin Ho is killed, is the very last episode in Season 10.

No. They never explained Danno's departure. That's a prime topic for fan fiction writing. Some say he went to graduate school so he could teach criminal justice. That works for me. He would be a great teacher!

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 20:44:31 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Danworth, barges into McG's office: "A young woman approached me about some drugs. I know how concerned you are about these things!"

Danno, sensing trouble tries to defuse: "And you thought we should know..."

Danworth, growing more agitated: "You already know! You sent her! Don't tell me you don't know what I'm talking about!"

McGarrett, stunned: "I don't know what you're talking about"

Which of course is a lie. Danworth then slams a tape of the sting on the table and reads McG the riot act after which McG stares in stunned silence as Danworth turns and leaves.

And let's not forget the assorted felonies including kidnapping, that McG lets his Navy buddy get away with using the exceptionally lame "Sometimes we can't practice law enforcement by the book..." speech. All in all a very un-McGarrett-like Steve McGarrett in this one.

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 18:58:37 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

McGarrett didn't lie. He believed Danworth was prescribing drugs illegally, and asked that girl to go undercover to get him to give her some - all under the belief that this was Danworth's M.O.

Danworth accused him of entrapment, which is when a law enforcement officer induces a person to commit a criminal offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit. McGarrett believes Danworth was likely to sell drugs to that undercover girl, though as the audience, we knew differently. If McGarrett didn't think Danworth was selling drugs he shouldn't be and still sent that girl to try and get them, that would be entrapment.

The look on McGarrett's face and tone is one of surprise, not a façade he would take on if he knew he really was guilty of what the doctor was accusing him. If he was really lying, he would have played it cool and calm.

Danworth gets little sympathy from me. He practically made himself look suspicious when he showed no concern or sadness when told that his patient - McGarrett's friend's son - died. He just barked at McGarrett to get out. He also suspected the other doctor was the one selling drugs and said nothing until the end. He built a wall between himself and McGarrett, which further encouraged McGarrett go after him. If his daughter died of a drug overdose, why didn't he tell McGarrett that before? It might not have gotten him off his case, but it might have planted seeds of doubt in his mind as to Danworth's guilt.

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 17:45:45 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Danny doesn't get explained. All the episodes including A Death in the Family are on dailymotion dot com.

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 17:28:17 MST


Submitted by: Lee
From: Texas

I have viewed almost every episode on the CBS broadcasts on Chromecast but CBS does not have the episode where Chin Ho dies. They also don't seem to offer any explanation for Danny leaving

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 15:08:54 MST


Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

Chicken mentions the Personal Matter ep where we see McGarrett having trouble with the truth, which of course is completely out of character. In fact he flat out lies to Dr Danworth. I don't recall another instance in any episode where McG actually lies.

Personal Matter also contains one of my favorite lines when the very babely Gerry Colby is trying to entrap pill pusher Kona Emery by telling him she needs something because she's sick and he says 'If you're sick more girls should catch what you've got' ...lol.

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 09:56:09 MST


Submitted by: Vrinda
From: NJ

Unfortunately, I kept watching.

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 09:11:44 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

I watched it to that point, yes. He looked amazingly well to be 80 years old and especially to be battling cancer. Unless one knew, one wouldn't pick up on it from how he looked in last night's show. True, he sat down while being interrogated, but he could have done that at any age or in any physical condition. Well done, Jimmy! Thank you for coming to us one more time.

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 08:09:18 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I hope anyone watching the show to see Jimmy Borges last night turned it off after JB was led away in handcuffs. Definitely his most sleazy character on Five-O or Zero!

Added: Saturday 12 March 2016 04:48:04 MST


Submitted by: Lee Correa
From: California

Why has the show opted to show uneccesary Gore. Blood and stabbings and showing surgeon's cut on a body makes this show unmistakeably unappealing g for self and family.

Added: Friday 11 March 2016 19:26:23 MST


Submitted by: Peter Harris
From: Lubbock, Texas

Sure enough, Herb (or Herbert) Jeffries did appear four times in the original Five-O, getting guest-star credit for "face of the Dragon" (1969) (the others aren't listed here). Check him out on imdb http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0420370/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 where there is a photo of him (a biracial man, he looks like a drugstore cowboy) and posters for four "colored Westerns he did, including "Harlem Rides the Range" (which made Harry and Michael Medved's Golden Turkey Awards for technical incompetence and racism) and "The Bronze Buckaroo.) And yes, he lived past age 100, one of the, if not THE, longest-lived Five-O actors.

Added: Friday 11 March 2016 17:09:31 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Toomey & Lew's hometown

Hey John, thanks for the words o' welcome, man. Hmmmm, Season Eleven....gotta say that Chicken ain't the biggest fan of the late seasons Five-O. S11 does boast them excellent 2-parters "Number 1 With a Bullet" and "Year a the Horse" which along with the old school Five-O throwback "Skyline Killer" kinda save this season. Besides the Bee Gees tunes and Yvonne Elliman, BULLET got dueling mobsters Nehemiah Persoff and Ross Marin's Tony Alika. Really dig the Jack Lord scene with Persoff bout Steve's dad. It somethin that Jack still expandin on his McG portrayal even that late in the game. Great, great stuff.

But them eps are the obvious choices. Outside a them, Chicken most like the S11 Danno eps - Nazi Danno/Distant Thunder and Long Time Ago. Really cool that they cast the same chick who was the stepdaughter of Steve's ole girl Kathy in "Time & Memories" as Danno's high school crush.

I really dug "Miracle Man" as well. And "Personal Matter" was interestin due to the usually infallible Steve-O bein found to be way off base.

Lastly, a shout out to the Rainbow Warrior. Hopefully we'll see you back soon, brudda.

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 23:53:10 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Jonathan Goldsmith was also in "By the Numbers" (Season 1). He played George Barker, but was credited as Jonathan Lippe.

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 22:12:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Jonathan Goldsmith, "the most interesting man in the world," and killer of McGarrett's girl friend in "Man in a Steel Frame," moves on:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dos-equis-interesting-man-mars-adios-amigo-last-commercial-873833

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 09:40:07 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I understand, Rainbow. Lots going on in my life too so I don't always have the time that I would like to have.

But feel free to pop in anytime. Hang loose, bruddah!

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 17:12:03 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

We think highly of you, too, Rainbow Warrior. Come again soon.

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 15:50:42 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York,NY

Thanks Ringfire. I never really went away or took a vacation, it is just that my life got really busy and intense and their wasn't much time to get on this board and write for 20-25 minutes. I'm involved in things most people just dream about and every moment in my life there is something to do, it's a nice feeling, but I don't have much time anymore.

I would check the board and everyone here was having a nice conversation, being respectful to each other and friendly, sharing stories and information and it was a healthy discussion forum. There was no bullying, no political diatribes, no gibberish from people, as it was just good polite civil conversations for Five-O lovers to come and discuss their favorite show. There was no need for me to play "policeman" or defender of the abused because of it. I'm going to disappear now again because of all that, but rest assured that you, Big Chicken, H50, are highly thought of and respected. When life slows down, I'll pop back in.

Carry on all.

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 07:57:43 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Thank you, Michael T., for clarifying the issues. I had wondered about the speedometer. It clearly wasn’t from either the ’68 or the ’74, which we had seen before.

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 05:07:30 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Great to hear from Big Chicken on the Forum. Good talk on this site as usual. Talking Jimmy Borges FAV episodes and A Capitol Crime. I thought Jimmy Borges had some underrated moments in Season 11 Number One With A Bullet. Cool face to face scene with Johnny at Borges character's place of business. That's when Johnny learned about his powerful enemies and why he couldn't get them signed. Execution File was another good one as Russ Hendrix gunned down the pimps. Borges character vocal about protection. Hey Big Chicken! What would be your FAV Season 11 episodes? John

Added: Thursday 10 March 2016 01:24:36 MST


Submitted by: Fred
From: Chatsworth, CA

It's interesting that "A Capitol Crime" is being talked about. Richard Davalos, who played the thug George Hawley in the episode, passed away yesterday.

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 14:49:26 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Sea-town, NoNoWest

Right on Rainbow Warrior, seasons 5-7 Five-O in that Groove, hittin on all cylindas - even the average eps "better than most everything else on TV." Indeed!

Hey H50 FOREVER - Chicken appreciate all the details on the Park Lane and multiple-Marquis featured in the "Loose Ends Get Hit" car chase. With dee-tailin like that you givin ole Mister Mike a run fo his money.:D

The car chase I always dug best was from 6,000 Deadly Tickets. That stuck in Chicken's memory for many years till I seen it again on the DVDs. To me that chase like the TV equivalent of the cinematic chases you see in French Connection/7-UPS and 70's policiers. Great, great stuff.

And RingFire - wassup brudda. You right - ain't no way, no one gonna touch the "Deathwatch" with King Joe & Harry Baby. Joe Matsukino the heppest gansta - even though he busy runnin the rackets & offin Steve O's witnesses, Joe still findin time for swingin' and makin the scene. King O' The Rackets, man! Keep Swingin Baby!:!cool:

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 20:27:55 MST


Submitted by: Michael T.
From: Palatine IL

The in-house vehicle coordinator has a few comments and observations, after reviewing the clip and the comments....
There are a number of Mercurys and Lincolns all mixed up in this scene, which of course lead to all the continuity errors observed. All the car interior shots of the speedometer and brake pedal are of a 1972 Lincoln Continental-likely the blue one that gets flipped. The blue smoke observed as the Continental charges up the hill is likely unburned fuel coming out the exhaust-the car was probably idling for a long time to set up the shot, then took off full-throttle, and the carburetor wasn't smart enough to respond to the two extremes. The hubcap issue on the'74 Marquis-as seen in this scene, the car wears (extremely heavy) accessory hubcaps. Nordlum has removed these for reasons unknown and substituted non-correct aluminum rims off a later Grand Marquis. I don't know why he did this. As for the slow starting issue on the '68-to this day, even after my meticulous restoration, it STILL does this on occasion. There is a trick to starting it quickly when it's hot, and some days (like McGarrett in this shot) I don't get it right.

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 19:39:53 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

What a coincidence! I was just watching "A Capitol Crime" yesterday and today I learn that Dick Davalos (George Hawley) has passed away. He actually died yesterday. RIP.

http://imdb.to/1p9dBpa

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 18:16:06 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Here’s the link to the multiple Mercurys scene in "Loose Ends Get Hit" (Season 8):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-51bnYW5Yk

Note the blue smoke pouring from the Lincoln as they start up the hillside toward Battery Harlow. That was not an old car at the time of filming, either!

Notice that the red centers on the hubcaps of the ’74 Marquis lacked the gold medallions that we see in all other shots of them, both as the ’74 pulls to a stop after running the henchmen off the road and in other episodes. The red hubs and gold medallions also tell us that the hubcaps on the car now are not the same ones that were on the car when Jack drove it. John Nordlum clearly changed them at some point.

Especially notice the smile creeping across McGarrett’s face as Sandi Welles writes up the henchmen for their traffic offenses. You tell ‘em, Officer Welles! ROFL!!!

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 10:03:36 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Welcome back, Rainbow. Looks like you took a vacation from here for a while.

Hey Big Chick, I dig "Loose Ends" and especially Jimmy as Kum Chi but you're right, there's no way, baby, but NO WAAAAY it can touch "Deathwatch", not as long as Harry and Joe Matsukino are swinging, baby.

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 09:59:16 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Big Chicken, I, too, like Jimmy Borges best in "Loose Ends Get Hit." What I like most is that he can play good guys and bad guys equally well.

"Loose Ends Get Hit" is one of my favorite episodes. I especially like the car chase from Kapahulu Avenue to Harlow Battery. It begins with McGarrett and Sandi Welles in the '74 Marquis. After they make the sharp turn onto the road to the battery, it shows them in the seldom-seen '72 Marquis. As they near the battery, it shows them back in the '74 Marquis. As they start back down the hillside, it shows them again in the '72 Marquis. As they run Kum Chi's henchmen off the road, it shows the '68 Park Lane, then shows them stepping from the '74 Marquis. The scene was on YouTube for a time. I'm not sure whether it's still there or not. Great scene!!!

The '72 Marquis has an interesting story. It seems Len thought it was time for McGarrett to have a new car. After all, what upper-echelon manager would drive a four-year-old car? Right? Except that Jack liked the Park Lane and didn't want to use the '72 Marquis. So, the Park Lane stayed on for 2+ more years, until the top cop began driving the '74 Marquis in mid-Season 7.

No doubt, the Park Lane was showing its age, mechanically speaking. In fact, in "Hookman" (Season 6), McGarrett seems to have trouble starting it as he is about to take off after Stoner in the best car chase on television. Even so, little could stop the Park Lane. In "The Capsule Kidnapping" (Season 8), that sweet little buggy drove down a ditch and across a rough field with the ease of a jack rabbit. It came to its end, except in stock footage, in "Tall on the Wave" (Season 10), when it nose-dove into a sand dune. If you listen carefully, you can hear the engine revving while the car goes nowhere.

But I'm rambling, so let me sign off with Five-0 no ka oi.

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 08:57:10 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Aloha Big Chicken:

Something special about seasons 5-7 for me. The show just was in that groove. Season Five was just a powerhouse to me. Even the not as great episodes were better than most everything else on TV.

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 08:03:16 MST


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: The Coop

Hey Rainbow Warrior - thanks for the shout out, man. Great to read that the Original Chicken, Gavin Mac, is still kickin it at 85 and livin large. Betcha if them folks who only knows him from MTM & as the Love Cap'N seen him as The Big Chick - it would blow they minds!

Great to hear from you. Chicken wuz jus wrappin up another re-viewing of your fave - the awesome season 5 - and findin how much I dug some a the overlooked eps like Percentage & Diamond Nobody Stole. Understandably, they overshadowed by powerhouse stuff like Engaged 2B Buried with high-intensity Chin Ho facin down Erik Estrada at gunpoint & goin all ballistic on Bertie. Book Em Chin!

Also great to read up on Jimmy Borges, so glad he's well enough to perform and can go out continuing with entertaining. Thanx, Mister Mike. Capitol Crime be cool but Chicken prefer Jimmy as the menacing Kum Chi. Great villainous turn there. He the best thing bout an ep that really jus a sub-par remake of the Joe Matsukino/Harry Cardonas classic. And Billy Madrid ain't much of a swinger. Mister Mike - don't Billy Mad name drop Harry Quon in his testimony in this Loose Ends ep? It ain't The Harry Quon, right man?

Added: Wednesday 09 March 2016 00:20:57 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Agree Ringfire about A Capitol Crime. Excellent episode and outstanding acting by HFO and the cast. I blame the Governor for not answering the man's letters or at least talking to Steve about it. McG would have helped the old man. Jimmy Borges shines in this episode as the singer and entertainment. This episode is a real underrated diamond in the HFO catalogue. So many interesting issues we deal with today. Our aging population and their housing, eminent domain, failure of leaders to listen to somebody's issues,the politics of progress vs. the individual. I guess the only weakness is Farrell's character ability to easily enter the hotel area. They seem to take her at her word that she was the bomber's daughter. McG dug up quick info on the man and no mention of any children or wife. Capitol Crime was some kind of suspenseful episode. A strong 5 1/2 stars out of 6 for this episode. John

Added: Tuesday 08 March 2016 22:55:51 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I'm watching my favorite episode from season 9 "A Capitol Crime", in honor of Jimmy Borges. What a fine human being he is. God bless him.

Added: Tuesday 08 March 2016 21:12:31 MST


Submitted by: roman
From: Baltimore, maryland

Season 6 is a joke...I am a die hard to stay interested when you air one new episode and then a 3 week break and then a new episode and then another week break..I'm losing interest and this season has no good crime mysteries. .go back to what worked in the first 5 seasons please

Added: Tuesday 08 March 2016 18:17:38 MST


Submitted by: Steve's Girl
From: Germany

Thank you Mr. Mike for the link to the article about Jimmy Borges. What a man to admire! Chapeau.

Added: Monday 07 March 2016 23:36:20 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

I'm going to watch this episode. I like Jimmy Borges. He was so kind to send me an accurate biography and two photos to use on my website. It's not easy finding accurate information, so help like this means everything.

Added: Monday 07 March 2016 20:19:54 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Jimmy Borges plays his final Five-0 character on this Friday's show:

http://www.pressreader.com/usa/honolulu-star-advertiser/20160306/282784945565825

Added: Monday 07 March 2016 17:03:16 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Big Chicken:

A look at your life after Five-O!

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/gavin-macleod-show-news-business/286169

Added: Monday 07 March 2016 10:45:59 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

The western arrangement (by Richard Shores) in "We Hang Our Own" is indeed very good (from what I remember, need to watch it again soon) but I'm not talking about the scores, just the main title themes.

Season 2 and 3 main themes are faster paced than season 1 (I do prefer the slower-paced and more classy sounding season 1) but season 4 is too fast paced, at least to my ears. As for the kettle drum sound I'm pretty sure I hear it in all of them - doesn't every theme start with that rolling sound of the kettle drum (when the wave first appears)?

Added: Saturday 05 March 2016 11:40:08 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

The Classic Hookman was one of the best Episodes in the HFO catalogue. Exciting from start to finish. I wish Curt Stoner the Hookman was more vocal but as we see he is a man of vengeful action not words. McG was lucky to survive the Hookman. The key car chase scene provided the significant clue of the hooked arm clasped to the steering wheel in the watery drink. The ending was only average. I wished the Hookman ending would have been McG and the Hookman face to face in a quick draw duel. They are standing face to face and McG beats him to the shot. The Hookman falls with the McG name plate in his pocket. Hookman earns one of my rare 6 stars out of 6. Fantastic episode!

Added: Thursday 03 March 2016 19:14:44 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Yes, the arrangement of the theme in best in Seasons 1-3. I like the tympani (kettle drums) in the opening bar(s). We hear it again in Season 8 and maybe other later seasons (I can't remember).

I also like the western arrangement heard in "We Hang Our Own" (Season 7) and, not quite as effectively, in "A Killer Grows Wings" (Season 8).

There's also a legato arrangement that is heard once or twice throughout the series. I can't remember the specific episode(s), though. Maybe Mike can help out here. He's our resident musician.

Added: Thursday 03 March 2016 18:00:18 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

What are your favorite versions of the main theme?

For me I'd go with season 1 (it's just classic and not too fast-paced), season 7 (I love that cool jingle that they added), and season 10 (love the heavy drums opening). Seasons 11 and 12 are quite good too. My least favorite is season 4 - way too fast-paced, it almost sounds like it's on fast-forward. I believe Mr. Mike has a page somewhere here where you can listen to all of them.

Added: Thursday 03 March 2016 15:18:48 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The local library has season three of the new show on DVD. I borrowed it because I wanted to check out the commentary on Hookman which features director Peter Weller, original writers Glen Olson and Rod Baker as well as Joe Halpin, who wrote the teleplay for the new show based on their original script. There is some interesting trivia about the original show revealed in this commentary:
• In the scene near the end of the show where McGarrett breaks into Stoner's apartment, Jack Lord is carrying the nickel-plated .38 revolver given to him by Elvis Presley. The producers attempted to make this less obvious by spraying the shiny gun with hair spray.
• A suitable cemetery for opening scene could not be found in Hawaii, so this sequence was filmed at the Signal Hill Cemetery in Long Beach, California.
• When questions are raised about why McGarrett isn't at the shootout with McKinney, Danno says that he is with the Governor. In real life, this is because this sequence was filmed on Saturday, a day when Jack Lord did not work on the show.
• Jason Kroger, real-life amputee whose "hook hands" are seen substituting for those of director and star Weller in numerous shots, has a cameo in a mailbox store where Terry Plunkett, who appeared in 16 episodes of the original show, has a small part as the manager.
• Resident experts for the new show said that the Hawaiian-sounding name of "Ookala" (one of the cops who gets killed) does not exist. Baker and Olson suggested they got the name out of the Hawaiian phone book, or maybe inspired by the Florida town called Opa-Locka.
• Peter Weller said that Hookman was one of his favorite episodes from the original series.

Added: Wednesday 02 March 2016 18:12:50 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

To me THE George Kennedy will always be Ed Hocken from the NAKED GUN movies, as Leslie Nielsen's partner. It's great watching two traditionally dramatic actors play in a comedy, as opposed to comedians playing in a comedy. I'm also quite fond of his Chicago priest Father O'Malley (probably my earliest memory of him) aboard the hijacked TWA plane in THE DELTA FORCE (with Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin). Most recently I saw him in THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, where he and Geoffrey Lewis managed to outshine both Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges.

Added: Tuesday 01 March 2016 19:22:11 MST


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

To me, THE George Kennedy will always be Joe Patroni, the tough-talking, cigar-chomping airplane mechanic in the original "Airport," but, then, Helen Hayes will always be Ada Quonsett, the little old lady stowaway in the same movie. She seemed to reprise the role in "Retire in Sunny Hawaii...Forever."

Added: Tuesday 01 March 2016 17:55:29 MST


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Veteran character actor George Kennedy has passed away at 91. Even though he started his career on TV (Bonanza, The Big Valley, and dozens of other TV westerns) by the time FIVE-0 came around he was too big for television. He had already won an Oscar for COOL HAND LUKE and was regularly appearing in big films.

Anyway, to tie this into FIVE-0 there was another actor called George Kennedy (must have been some local actor I'm guessing) that appeared on a few FIVE-0 episodes. The one I remember clearly is where he played the lawyer who gets shot by Arthur in "Draw Me a Killer" (because he resembled a crooked lawyer in the Judy Moon comics). He also played some small part in "Death With Father" (I can't even remember who). What's really funny is that if you look at the season 6 DVD case and read the synopsis for this episode you'll see that it says "guest starring Peter Strauss and George Kennedy". :D No mention of Andrew Duggan, who was the other main guest star. Someone must have thought this was THE George Kennedy, not some bit player who happened to have the same name. Imagine this - "V for Vashon, guest starring Harold Gould and Yankee Chang". :D

Added: Tuesday 01 March 2016 12:32:18 MST


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