Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- December 2014

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- December 2014

The following are archived comments from December 2014. After looking around, please add your own comments!

Links back: Main PageDiscussion Forum Main PageDiscussion Forum Archives

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Can you believe this? But then, it >is< on CBS.com...


Added: Tuesday 30 December 2014 19:01:33 MST

Submitted by: L.B.
From: U.S.A.

Last night, I watched the S12 premiere episode, "A Lion In The Streets”. In my opinion, this was one of the best and most underrated episodes of the series. The writing was excellent, and all of the guest stars turned in excellent performances, especially Paul Smith as Kamoku. Kamoku’s character evoked a lot of sympathy from the audience, because he was taking on such a powerful public enemy in Alika. William Smith also turned in a great performance, especially the scene where he knocked out Alika’s bodyguard and then taunted Alika before pushing him into the ocean. Perhaps the best thing though was the return of Mort Stevens’ great music, which had been missing for a couple of seasons and really added to the tension of the episode.

Given the strength of this episode and the one that followed it ("Who Says That Cops Don’t Cry”), it makes one wonder what went so wrong after that with the final season. There were so many possibilities with the three new characters that this could have been one of the best seasons of the series. One glaring mistake that was made after these two episodes is that the writers turned Kimo and Lori into "yes men”. What made their performances in these first episodes noteworthy was that they both challenged McGarrett with their ways and methods. Why the writers did not keep this momentum going in future episodes with Lori doing some undercover work and Kimo continuing to challenge McGarrett is a mystery. Then again, one could take the view that the McGarrett of seasons one through six would never have hired either one of them in the first place, which only added to the intrigue.

Certainly, the loss of momentum from these episodes is in large part due to the series nearing the end of its’ run (it was almost cancelled after season eleven), but there must have been some things going on behind the scenes for Lori to last only a handful of episodes after this and for William Smith’s lackluster performances to begin in short order. Maybe they realized that Lord did indeed plan to retire after this season and that this would only be a one season opportunity for them. Still, viewers could have accepted either of them as the leads in a police series, but not as replacements for McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O as had been rumored in some circles. As dedicated as Lord was in his performances, he could have never actually taken a step back and let others be the focus of his series.

Finally, in December 1979, the series was moved to Tuesday nights until the middle of January 1980, when it went on hiatus and finished its’ run on Saturday nights in April 1980. The ratings were obviously declining, and maybe no one would have been watching by this time no matter what the producers tried. Still, the final season appeared to be a wasted opportunity in my view.

Added: Saturday 27 December 2014 10:54:32 MST

Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Loved those location pics that you posted, Mr. Mike! Especially all those "Secret Witness" locations. Great detective work done by the photographer no doubt to track these down.

Reminds me of my days in Hawaii tracking down various Five-0 locations. What great fun that was!

Added: Thursday 25 December 2014 21:03:42 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Five-O fan Fred Helfing visited Hawaii in November and took photos of locations used in the original show:


Added: Thursday 25 December 2014 00:42:01 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The entire run of Starlog Magazine is available on line, for free:


Though it's hardly sci-fi, was there ever anything major about Five-O in this magazine? I know there were interviews and articles with and about people who appeared on the show...

Added: Saturday 20 December 2014 17:24:46 MST

Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Watched Nine Dragons this evening. A fantastic episode and will move this episode into my Hawaii Five O Classic Top 10. Excellent story & acting by HFO and the actors. Thanks Mr. Mike for giving this 4 stars. Loved the beginning with McG diving in the water,Wo Fat's brilliant plan to steal the nerve gas, the chase for Wo Fat in Hong Kong. Definite 6 stars on my system. I was wondering HFO fans:What classic HFO episode do you wish you were an actor in? John

Added: Saturday 20 December 2014 01:06:32 MST

Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

I want to thank you Mr. Mike on your Bomb rating for When Does A War End? Season 10. It was definitely one of the worst HFO episodes in the catalogue. A shame because it had early promise. Horrible acting by the businessman who was the Death Commandant in World War II and the trashy apartment owner might be the worst in HFO history. Ending just atrocious. The Kahuna in Season 12 horrible too. I have to admit Bird In Hand better than I remembered. It was a great ending when del vecchio talked about My Gold! My Gold! and fell to his death. Have a great early Christmas HFO fans. John

Added: Wednesday 17 December 2014 23:29:15 MST

Submitted by: John Hall
From: Montreal Canada


you made my day on two fronts, first was figuring out what the vanity license plate on the Volks meant but mostly for the viewer segment I've never heard before but love:

Facebook cat video crowd


Added: Wednesday 17 December 2014 13:51:10 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Settlement reached with Litto over Five-O movie:


Added: Tuesday 16 December 2014 20:19:01 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Revised review of last Friday's show:


Added: Tuesday 16 December 2014 19:51:16 MST

Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

The whole point of it being noisy and fast is so people wont be bored to death but I agree, it is boring. It's getting tiring

Added: Tuesday 16 December 2014 15:03:53 MST

Submitted by: Rick
From: Newport Beach

I've watched parts of maybe three episodes of the fake Five-O. That's all I could take. It is horrid. It's unwatchable. For five seasons I have bored myself to death sifting through the post on this site that try to pretend it's interesting.

The damage is done. The original has been wished away into the cornfield and forever replaced in popular culture with this half assed pathetic imitation. Now, it just needs to go away. Good riddance to the fake Five-O.

Added: Monday 15 December 2014 21:01:09 MST

Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Good news indeed Mike! One down, one to go!

Added: Monday 15 December 2014 10:50:41 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Rainbow, you will be pleased to know that, according to TV By the Numbers, Stalker is certain to be cancelled. As far as Five-Zero (and Blue Bloods) are concerned, at this point in time it is a toss-up between cancellation or not.

Added: Monday 15 December 2014 10:18:45 MST

Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Friday Night's Five-O zero show was putrid. Awful effort by all involved. I hope that the show is canceled in the spring. There I said it. I've given it five years or however, long the waste of space has been on the air. It needs to go.

Added: Monday 15 December 2014 07:57:06 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Jack Lord biography is in the works:


Added: Sunday 14 December 2014 15:28:30 MST

Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

Hey Mr. Mike, did you see the shadow of Santa riding past the moon in the end? That's why I called this episode stupid. It's just too cartoonish

Added: Saturday 13 December 2014 19:28:45 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Hmmm, just noticed ...

Though I don't think the name of the astronaut at the beginning of the episode was mentioned, his name in the end credits, Richard Royce, was the same as the character in the original show's 10th season episode Shake Hands With The Man On The Moon, about a washed-up astronaut involved with a sleazy real estate developer.

Added: Saturday 13 December 2014 11:51:43 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's episode had a few good things about it, such as the change of scenery to the Big Island. McGarrett stayed in Honolulu and Jerry was nowhere to be seen (yay!). There was an interesting story connected with a cowboy, horses and a rodeo (more interesting to me than the original show's rodeo episode).

On the other hand, the show was too Max-centric as far as his nerdy conflicts with the other medical examiner were concerned. There were times in this show when I just felt like punching Max in the face.

Also on the bad side was the cleverness and speed with which certain elements of the crime of the week were figured out, like how the DNA in the blood from the refrigerator was tied in to the missing race horse. Is there a crime lab on the Big Island as sophisticated and quick as Charlie Fong's?

The business with McGarrett cutting down the Christmas tree was dumb, aside from giving McGarrett and Danno an excuse to bicker about something. But so was the related sub-plot of Officer Pua Kai investigating this "crime. "

I'm sure McG and Danno could get a smart lawyer to easily overturn the resulting $1200 citation, because Pua Kai's "photo lineup" was highly prejudiced against the two of them. All of the guys in the lineup except McGarrett and Danno were tough-looking Hawaiian dudes. The woman who picks them out doesn't have to work too hard, describing them as "two haoles."

More likely, though, they will use the usual "immunity and means" B.S., but on what grounds? Maybe McG could plead temporary insanity, saying "I had to cut the tree down because that fucking Danno was driving me crazy."

I thought it pretty funny at the end when Kamekona was leading the singing of "Silent Night," they cut the song similar to the way the Five-O theme is chopped during the show's end credits. But to make up for this, there was an expansive arrangement of the Five-O theme near the beginning of the show when Max, Grover and Danno arrived at the crime scene. The music in this show was generally less offensive than usual, maybe because the resident composers are running out of clichés.

Added: Saturday 13 December 2014 09:34:15 MST

Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

This episode almost made me want to give up the Reboot and stick to the Original version. The ending was just too stupid. :!mad:

Added: Friday 12 December 2014 21:32:04 MST

Submitted by: Joekido
From: Colorado Springs

Not a good episode tonite

Added: Friday 12 December 2014 20:39:35 MST

Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Great question T. Edward, I don't know. Someone who used to be here would know, but they were terminated. :!sadsmile: In the 1960's and 1970's there were many government scandals going on, so maybe it was just a reflection of every bad thing that happened during that time in government.

Agree, Ringfire, I love those 1960's and 1970's sports cars. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend Ron Howard's "Rush" that came out last year for more. Great, Great movie, that sadly was overlooked during awards season. Our European posters will especially like it!

Added: Friday 12 December 2014 08:31:23 MST

Submitted by: T. Edward
From: Charlotte, NC

Rainbow, I wonder if "Death Is A Company Policy" was filmed before or after the Watergate break-in. The episode aired on 9/12/72, and the final break-in and arrests were 6/17/72. Perhaps the episode was rushed to completion, or perhaps it was just very prescient.

Added: Thursday 11 December 2014 06:29:22 MST

Submitted by: Dave Cummings
From: UK

Hello does anyone have or know if there is a soundbite of the bell sound often used in the early episodes of Hawaii Five o please?? It is a long drawn out "ding" sound,a bit echoey and is quite eerie but nice and i think it would make a great text sound on my iPhone?

Added: Wednesday 10 December 2014 20:33:57 MST

Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Oh yeah, definitely! "Death is a Company Policy" is an infinitely superior episode to "Tantalus Mountain". From the story to the actors to the suspense to the pacing to the music. The only thing "Tantalus" had going for it was the lovely De Tomaso Pantera! Gotta love those old 60s and 70s classic sports cars! Everything else was pretty routine. I didn't really care for the guest stars either. Montalban was more memorable in "Samurai" (no, I'm not kidding) and Muldaur was a standout in "Time and Memories". Here, they're just merely okay. And the score by Pete Rugolo (composer of 60s THE FUGITIVE) is as bland as it gets (like something from the last 3 seasons). Compare to the previous riveting score by Mort Stevens. No comparison!

Like you said, the revelation that the son "done it" was really no great surprise and really didn't have any impact.

Added: Wednesday 10 December 2014 17:34:42 MST

Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

I watched "Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain" over the weekend, and I have a few thoughts. I thought it was extremely well acted by all involved, and when you have a top flight cast with Ricardo Montalban and Diana Muldaur it is something you should expect from "Five-O" veterans. However, the story I felt was sleight and I found it quite muted which is why I think "Death is a Company Policy" is a superior episode. I knew who the killer was right away, because when the mechanic is killed at the beginning, you see the shadow of the killer's head on the wall, and you see he has a big bushy haircut so you know it is his son all the way from the start, so the suspense for me was missing. Then the episode was resolved and the ending I thought lacked power and importance, so for me this was not top flight Five-O, where as I thought "Death is a Company Policy" was.

Added: Wednesday 10 December 2014 08:26:16 MST

Submitted by: Sonnenfell
From: Germany


my name is Conny and I'm from Germany next to Hamburg

Added: Tuesday 09 December 2014 14:53:58 MST

Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

You know T. Edward it is interesting that you say that about "Death is a Company Policy", because the show is very much influenced by the Watergate scandal which occurred three months before that episode's Season Five premier. There is one line where Gross's girlfriend says to Ben "You want answers look higher up in your area." or something to that effect. It was quite clearly influenced by Watergate and the idea that the bad guys were in high up places in government which was the conversation in the early 1970's and touched on by movies like "Parallax View" "The Candidate" and even in films like "The Godfather" "Death is a Company Policy" really reflected the culture of the time.

Added: Tuesday 09 December 2014 08:32:42 MST

Submitted by: T. Edward
From: Charlotte, NC

Just happened to watch "Pig in A Blanket" yesterday, a great Danno episode, and then while on IMDB today see that Dec. 8 is James MacArthur's AND John Rubinstein's (the masked robber) birthday, so here's to small coincidences. Don't love "Death Is A Company Policy", those hyper-paranoid plots about all-powerful organizations are a little tough to take if not executed well (like "You Don't Have to Kill to Be Rich..."). The computer stuff was cool, though.

Love the show, love the site, just a great place to hang out without click-bait or the other garbage infesting the WWW these days. I used to have 175+ episodes on VHS, now I just watch everything on Netflix.

Added: Monday 08 December 2014 17:55:30 MST

Submitted by: elisebrockmann
From: montna

Thank you Theresa Very reasonable comment. I very much enjoy reading everyone,s comments. A very reasonable board, Lively discussions. Having fun here. From a fellow Canadian currently living in Montana. Thank you Mr. Mike.

Added: Monday 08 December 2014 00:03:05 MST

Submitted by: Theresa
From: Western New York

In light of the recent lively discussion here about Al Michaels and Jack Lord there is a column in our local newspaper today about his recent book that I think some members on this forum might enjoy.
I don't know how to do links but if you google The Buffalo News, Alan Pergament, "Michaels reveals his inner critic," December 7, 2014, you should be able to find it.
Overall, it seems like a balanced column portraying Michaels as a person who is not above taking potshots when he feels slighted even if the perceived slight is decades old.

Added: Sunday 07 December 2014 12:21:25 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Eric, I agree with you -- the on-location shooting of Naked City is one of the best things about the show, as is the quality of the guest actors they hired. As well, almost all the scripts are exceptionally fine and should be required study for the people working on Five-Zero. (One I didn't like was where Walter Matthau played a shrink who met a showgirl in Las Vegas who stalked him back to New York and kidnapped him.)

Rainbow, I am doing OK with the painting. I painted the rooms many years ago, and of course forgot all the techniques that you employ while doing this. I am not too crazy about painting the ceiling, though, which is total insanity -- it's like trying to trim the back of your hair while looking in a mirror.

Added: Saturday 06 December 2014 09:17:58 MST

Submitted by: Five-0 Mike
From: Honolulu Hi

Just thought i'd pop in and wish MJQ and everyone on the guestbook a great holiday season. In a couple of weeks we take our 5-0 Christmas break so i'll be heading off to LA for a while. Besides promoting my story lines i'll be riding the rollercoasters in every amusement and theme park I can get to during the Christmas season hiatus. See u in Disneyland!

Added: Saturday 06 December 2014 03:28:16 MST

Submitted by: Eric
From: New Jersey

Regarding "Naked City", Mike, I do agree that the character of Libby over time got annoying in that I found it ridiculous after three years that she and Flint were still just engaged. Come on, show some forward momentum and get married already! But by and large what I love about the show is how it documents a vanished part of New York with the location photography much as Five-O documents Hawaii from a decade later.

Incidentally, Jack Lord is in the second season episode "The Human Trap" while the Season 3 episode "The Contract" has Khigh Dheigh.

Added: Friday 05 December 2014 23:26:14 MST

Submitted by: New York, NY
From: Rainbow Warrior

If I lived in Vancouver, I would probably come over and help you paint. I actually enjoy it. As long as you served food!

Added: Friday 05 December 2014 12:07:31 MST

Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

I also really enjoyed "Death is a Company Policy," in spite of all the conflicting information from the Iron Brain. I loved the focus on Duke and the fact that we got some background information on Duke and Ben. Duke had helped his orphaned niece Gladys and her out-of-wedlock child financially when it was likely that no one else would. That says a lot about Duke's character. We also learned that Ben's father was a fisherman, so Ben was from a fairly humble background. And what a great ending with Steve tossing the badge to Duke and Duke's warm smile. As Steve said, "Duke wins!"

Added: Friday 05 December 2014 11:37:17 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Rainbow, I would love to stop everything at the moment and watch Death is a Company Policy again, but I am busy painting rooms in my house, which will keep me busy for a while.

I am not usually too receptive to requests to change ratings, though one exception was the horrible Carol Lynley episode Angel in Blue, which went from BOMB to 1-1/2, probably because of its proximity to the REALLY bad episode (the next one in the tenth season), When Does a War End?

I have a little secret about Death is a Company Policy, though. When I was watching the at-the-time-new season five DVDs quite a while ago, this is one show from that season that I did NOT watch again (and possibly revamp or expand my review), because I did not want to get involved with the piles of trivia displayed by the computer in this show. I did the same thing for A Lion in the Streets, which I had already re-watched just prior to the season twelve set coming out.

So a review of Death is a Company Policy is pending ... some day.

Added: Friday 05 December 2014 11:05:35 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I got this 40 episode "Best Of" set of the classic cop show Naked City from the library, so I am binge watching it.

One thing that annoys me about this show is the music. They use a lot of stock tracks, but when you are binge-watching, the repetition of these tracks becomes VERY obvious, with the same cues often used over and over within individual episodes. Once in a while, the resident composers like Nelson Riddle and Billy May write something fresh which is relevant to that particular show, though.

This is starting to sound like Five-Zero!

And there is something else that is like Five-Zero, which is Libby Kingston, "girl friend" of Paul Burke's central character Adam Flint. Libby, who appears in about half of the episodes with Flint, is played by Nancy Malone, who later guest-starred as McGarrett's sister in the Los Angeles-filmed two-part episode Once Upon a Time about the quack doctor.

Libby is far too much "in the face" of her boy friend's fellow cops at the station, especially Flint's boss Lieutenant Mike Parker, who often reacts like she is just a huge PITA. She often gets involved in cases, though she never gets elevated to being a full-fledged member of the the team for obvious reasons, since Naked City is just about New York City by-the-book cops. In at least one episode she displays feelings which presage the later women's rights movement in dealing with how women are abused by their husbands and even talks about "organic food" in another (I wonder if this is the first mention of organic food on a TV show?).

Good thing the Internet didn't exist back in the early 60's, or we would be subject to the same incessant whining about Malone's character that we got with the two girl friends of AOL's McGarrett played by Lauren German and Michelle Borth (not to mention various other women who are thrown in to pique the new McGarrett's interest)...

Added: Friday 05 December 2014 10:53:36 MST

Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Rainbow, you are right on the money with "Death is a Company Policy"! Top-notch season opener! I'd say this is perhaps the single most underrated episode in the series. For some reason it's rarely mentioned. It never makes anyone's favorites lists (it even falls just outside my top 5 for season 5, though it's a great episode) nor is it discussed much even though it has a very important introduction for both Ben and Duke (with the latter being at the center of it all here - outstanding!)

I love the opening on that lone stretch of road by the ocean where Piro Manoa (great turn by Michael Ansara) rubs out his old buddy and then has his boys dump the body in the ocean Full Fathom Five-style in a barrel. The scene during the opening credits where we see McG and his boys walking to the D.A.'s office (Governor's office? State Capitol Building?) is classic Five-0 with an outstanding score by Morton Stevens! I could listen to that piece on a continuous loop! I wonder if perhaps Mr. Mike can make that piece available to us. That would be much appreciated. It just has this great driving tempo to it. Very upbeat, urgent, and totally groovy! It's like Morton Stevens mixed with Lalo Schifrin's DIRTY HARRY or something.

I'll disagree with you on Kono vs. Ben though. I like Ben but I prefer Kono. He just had this teddy bear quality to him. I liked his Big Hawaiian look. He also seemed to have more personality and humor. Plus he just seemed to have better chemistry and gelled better with Chin Ho. Those two could be really funny together - taking potshots at each other. Plus he was the original Hawaiian on the team and seemed to have more screen time than Ben.

Added: Thursday 04 December 2014 20:44:39 MST

Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Rainbow, thanks!

I woke up this morning at 5:45 for work (I'm definitely not an early riser but hey what are you gonna do? I do love my new job though) and by 6:00 AM I had my laptop open and watching the live stream from London of the unveiling of "Bond 24" (SPECTRE). I can't get over that awesome bullet shot through the glass in the shape of a spider (the logo of SPECTRE in the old films). I'm so stoked about all this! And with Christoph Waltz (who was brilliant in both of the Tarantino films that he won Oscars for) on board to play the big baddie (Blofeld anyone?) it's the icing on the cake! Waltz is pretty much my new favorite actor working today.

My only quibble about all of this is that I hope the producers don't get the crazy idea of redoing the old films and characters. That would be a BAAAD move! Leave the classics alone. I can just about get behind the idea of SPECTRE re-emerging. But that's as far as they should go. Please no Goldfinger or Dr. No! I'd prefer originality.

So yes, I'm right on top of things ;) Nothing 007-related escapes my radar. I don't post about it here though because this is Five-0 zone. :) Now, where were we? Ahhh, Kono replaced by Ben...

Added: Thursday 04 December 2014 19:58:42 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Season 3 of Dr. Kildare, which contains Jack Lord's performance in the episode "A Willing Suspension of Disbelief," has been released by Warner Archive. They currently have a sale on of box sets, 3 for $100. You could order all 3 currently available seasons for this price! (Regular price is $150.00)


Added: Thursday 04 December 2014 14:06:59 MST

Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Okay, I'm putting this on to spur debate, and I'm interested in all points of view so fire away even if you don't agree with my opinion. I watched the opening episode of Season Five "Death is a Company Policy" and to me this is one of the more memorable Five-O episodes and here is why. First the teaser is gone, and the main Five-O theme is different, it sounds tinnier, not as strong, am I right about this?...Also, it is the first episode without Kono, who leaves with no explanation, and the first with Ben who is introduced with no explanation. I always preferred Ben over Kono, I just did, I liked the intensity and the manner in which his character was played. My favorite seasons were seasons five and six because there was a grittiness and just something about the way they were shot, written, and directed that just got my groove on. This episode always stuck in my mind, because of the use of the computer( The Iron Brain), the great one liners of McGarrett to Danno "You got something to hide Danno?" and Miss Simpson to Manoa "I already have, and became violently ill.", and the wonderful opening shot of the entire Five-O team walking into the DA's office at City Hall. The plot too of the mob (or in Five-O speak "The syndicate")hand picking Chris back in high school to me was interesting, and it concludes with one of the great shots in the Five-O cannon which is McGarrett throwing Duke's badge back to him at the end of the show, and Duke grabbing it, holding it and smiling as the end credits come up. To me this is a terrific show, but I know that Mr. Mike has huge problems with it, and I get that and understand it, but if you look at this show compared with the new Five-O it is a work of art.

Any chance for a review of your rating Mike, and possibly bumping the episode up half a star to three for the reasons I mentioned. I agree with you on most of your critique, especially the awful helicopter stock shot at the end, but I do not feel that the helicopter being sent to kill Manoa and Lahani was that far fetched, because a criminal organization with that much money would have killers in the region available to go to work. Maybe just me, but I always really liked this show. Thoughts everyone?

Added: Thursday 04 December 2014 11:36:13 MST

Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Ringfire: This is for you. Like everybody excited about this.


Added: Thursday 04 December 2014 08:17:22 MST

Submitted by: Carol B. Fan
From: Venice

For some Hollywood legends is not about money , it's about working again and feeling the love of the fans back. After certain age you just don't get any job in Hollywood. I just wished they would not say "yes" to anything.
Hollywood tries to make old legends look younger and the result is not always good.

Added: Tuesday 02 December 2014 17:51:43 MST

Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I don't see why Carol Burnett needs to keep up her acting career. The woman is 81 years old, and I'm sure she made money from her comedy show which ran for 11 years (also on CBS, by the way). If she didn't make money from her show, then surely she is making money from recent multiple re-issues of her show on DVD, which she is often seen hawking on infomercials. (I really like Carol Burnett, in case you are wondering, her shows truly meet the definition of "comedy classics.")

By the way, if you are really a fan, I would be curious to know what you thought of Burnett's appearance at the beginning of the recent Five-Zero episode. She looked REALLY bad, though I suspect that she was made up this way to suggest she had just come from chemotherapy, as her character informed us. Hopefully she really does not look like this! At the end of the show, the bruised look on her face had almost completely vanished...

Added: Monday 01 December 2014 15:31:52 MST

Submitted by: Carol Burnett Fan
From: US

Carol Burnett doesn't suck . What sucks is that old Hollywood legends cannot get a job in the business anymore so they accept guest star roles in bad shows just to help lure a few more viewers. It pains me to see Carol Burnett next to Alex O'Loughlin that after 5 years in the job still cannot play a believable character. :D

Added: Monday 01 December 2014 15:11:44 MST

Links back: Main PageDiscussion Forum Main PageDiscussion Forum Archives