The Hawaii Five-O Home Page Discussion Forum -- February 2009

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durn it: Ray, try make it so yer airplane go up in the air and come down to Hawaii around that time. (now I got it right)
don't think , I'm not incoherent. - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 19:33:57 (PST)
I meant "flghts" heck, schedule fights too if ya want. It gets dull here.
wheah da heck, my glasses? - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 19:30:22 (PST)
Ray, try schedule some fights to da eye lands in October so we can all meet up then so we can innundate La mar with a How Are Ya, five, OH! soiree.
Then why didn't they name it, Hawaii! Fifty!? - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 19:28:48 (PST)
"Kimo, I have a tree question for you. " But I just see one question here...

"Do you know the name?" Yep.
"...and someone must have liked trees to do that. " Nope.

- Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 16:08:04 (PST)
Kimo, I won't back out. I also looking forward to and counting down the days ;-).
Berlin, - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 14:40:40 (PST)
Kimo, I have a tree question for you. My husband loves trees and while we were watching ĎThe Burning Iceí he noticed a shot of Five-0 headquarters (which really isnít) taken through a tree. The tree is bare except for long beans hanging on it. I tried to research on Google but couldnít find it. Do you know the name? Iíll research it. It is a cool shot and someone must have liked trees to do that. The episode is excellent, as all are. I especially like the point that the man they thought did it was a conscientious objector in the war so they didnít think it was him after all. Thanks.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 14:19:18 (PST)
October it is, Nadja. looking forward to it! It's in my calendar. can't back out now!
- Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 12:42:09 (PST)
Back to that YouTube reel from the movie "Hawaii": At 9:49 in that reel, isn't that bearded man Jim Demarest?
Pembroke Pines, FL USA - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10:22:43 (PST)
How 'bout over-served haole night?
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 16:03:36 (PST)
Sand Island Access Rd? I'm in Honolulu in October. May I join you ;-)?
Berlin, - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 14:40:16 (PST)
absolutely not. Tiki's grill and bar, you are thinking of. Jimmy Buffett's you are thinking of. But not la mar. Just because we direct tourists there, it's not because it's a tourist trap. but because we wanna share a diamond in the rough with them. The place has equal amount-tourist/locals. Touristy" would be something stuck in the middle of the concrete tourist jungle. Touristy would be some garish tacky fake tiki laden place with alotta shlock for sale in an overpriced gift shop. Many things I love about the place. Annette was a good friend. The place is a museum filled with remnants of all da odda Polynesian palaces I usta haunt back in the day. Lotta my friends work there. Planning some 'events" there' Martin Denny appreciation night. Don Ho remembrance night... etc..
- Friday, February 27, 2009 at 13:50:21 (PST)
Kimo I'm surprised. La Mariana? Kindah touristy for you, no?
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 13:38:58 (PST)
"Kimo, bear with me, " ok. Always wanted a nudist buddy!
" Since I fly for the airlines," Whoa. fly the big boys, eh?! Impressive. I do computer work at a hanger next to the airport. prolly see yer flights right above us!
" I'm in Honolulu fairly regularly. Maybe someday I'll buy you a brew, " One word/ La mariana. Tanx!

- Friday, February 27, 2009 at 13:31:26 (PST)
This is reposted from July2008. In watching the opening scene in the Grandstand Play (part 1 ), I noticed the archival footage of the Hawaiian Islanders game and 2 questions came to mind. What year did that contest take place? And was that actually Honolulu Stadium with the billboard style signs?
Henry P Tercyak
North Haven , CT 06473 - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 12:47:48 (PST)
Kimo, bear with me, cuz I'm only 1/3 through the newbie gauntlet...guess I have some serious catching up to do. Since I fly for the airlines, I'm in Honolulu fairly regularly. Maybe someday I'll buy you a brew, and then you can accelerate my learning curve to help me become the true aficionado of everything Five-O, just like you!:)
Portsmouth, NH USA - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 06:09:32 (PST)
Cherilyn, Combat was our other fave show back then. (60's, 70's) We loved seeing the '65 ep The Linesman in rerun during the h50 run, when they uttered those fabulous words; Guest Star, Jack Lord! wheee. My braddah and I looked at each odda and flipped out. That was our favorite ep. For a week.
- Friday, February 27, 2009 at 01:33:36 (PST)
nadja, noticed that. "lost in translation" veritably! not only that, seeming local pronouncing like FOB haole! jeez! whaddya gonna do?! NAAHteen! Cannot, ah!?
- Friday, February 27, 2009 at 01:06:49 (PST)
Kimo, have you ever noticed the English subtitles of H5O. That's sometimes really funny for example when "pau" is written "pow" :-)
Berlin, - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 01:03:42 (PST)
""Lilly-Kalaney Street"? Maybe you can point them in the right direction, eh Kimo? " Well, Ring. that's ONE way to settle the subject at hand.
- Friday, February 27, 2009 at 00:35:02 (PST)
Ray. everyone knows "Zulu" had a part in "Hawaii". Now you do, too. Hopefully, now, that really is "everyone".
- Friday, February 27, 2009 at 00:32:45 (PST)
Yes Cherilyn, look at this:
And I saw that ep. I liked it because he speaks some german words in there ;-)

Berlin, - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 23:20:45 (PST)
Did Jack Lord play Barney McKlosky on Combat? I just found something about that and don't know if it is true.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 17:38:14 (PST)
Take a close look at this youtube video of the movie Hawaii. At exactly 3 minutes into the video, there is a very familiar face standing behind and to the left of Julie Andrews, wearing an olive shirt. I swear it looks exactly like Zulu. I wonder if he had a bit part in this film?

Portsmouth, NH USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 16:37:39 (PST)
Wasn't there a poster on here a few months back asking about "Lilly-Kalaney Street"? Maybe you can point them in the right direction, eh Kimo?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 13:37:25 (PST)
""Ring, it ain't (Ale Iolani Hale)" -- close enough, Kimo-sabe. You know what I meant." Not really. Thought you were referring to a local bar here. Keep that up and some haole's gonna move here and open up a british style pub and call it "Ale Iolani Hale" and it will be on Kappy Oh lanny Boulevard! Talk about not believing everything ya read on the web! - Cherilyn, don't depend on spell check. Reread yer writing. flex da brain, not da rigid digits. Oh, and talk about prophetically tearing from the headlines! Many years after that ep originally aired, that has happened! weird!
- Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 12:13:41 (PST)
I watched ĎThe Child Stealersí yesterday and the subject is one that should never be experienced by anyone. Iím glad that the child got back home (he seemed more that eight weeks old to me). Parents can never take their eyes off their kids. I remember that when I was a kid we would be playing in the neighborhood all day and our parents didnít know where we were until lunch or dinner. Not to say that things didnít happen back then but less often. I think a show like that reminds us of how precious our children are. One thing I noticed about the filming, though. When the police car passes the camera rather closely you can see the reflections of two people. I was trying to see if I could tell what they were doing and they must be filming and watching the scene. Then all of a sudden I was on the other side of the camera and thought about what it must have been like to be there doing the filming. Look for it and see if you get the same feeling. Incidentally, spelling and grammar check doesnít catch all mistakes. It missed a parentheses and question mark in one of my posts. Oh, well.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 10:38:16 (PST)
The three "missing scenes" in an review described a few messages ago are all wrong. Inglewolf on the Yahoo H50FC group commented on them all as follows:

1) Wo Fat's "deliberately obtuse" line comes not from "Forty Feet" but season three's opener "And a Time to Die". It comes after Wo Fat senses Dr. Forbes can't sense what he wants from him ... "I believe you're being deliberately obtuse ... I want Mr. Shepard dead".

2) The scene where Danno is hypnotized comes not from "A Bullet for McGarrett," but from season eight's two-hour opener "Murder, Eyes Only" when Danno is hypnotised to shoot McGarrett (blanks of course) with simple instructions.

3) The car chase in "Singapore File" does not exist. The footage jumps from McGarrett and Nicole -- in a car McGarrett just hot-wired and stole -- noticing they're being followed, McGarrett saying "Hang on while I try to lose them" and flooring the accelerator and then he's on the freighter having just booked himself and Nicole as Mr. and Mrs. "Henry Collins".

Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 09:31:27 (PST)
"Ring, it ain't (Ale Iolani Hale)" -- close enough, Kimo-sabe. You know what I meant. You're not just some dumb Hawaiian, bruddah.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 08:33:07 (PST)
The link below goes on and on, page after page, but someone took the time to consolidate all the women of Five-O into one thread. Apologize in advance if these shots have been linked here before:

Cover girl -- an interesting collector's item:

Okay, I'm done -- and nuff said on this. Switch back to on-topic, and thanx to board members for their patience with my little trivia distraction.

Portsmouth, NH USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 07:31:46 (PST)
No. He has been acting in TV shows variously, since 1950.
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 23:50:22 (PST)
Was Wo Fat(no as Wo Fat of course,I can't remeber how to spell his name)first screen appearence in the Manchurian Candidate
Drexel Hill, PA. United States - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 23:24:46 (PST)
Good man Kimo...lay the links I provide below side by side, and tell me if you don't come to the same conclusions I did. To put it very simply, Elizabeth Duggan, aka, Elizabeth Logue, aka, 'Liz Logue' the broadway dancer, died in 1988, just several weeks after her husband, actor Andrew Duggan passed away in California. There's no reference whatsoever to her Hawaiian heritage or anything related to her modeling career, Hawaii Five O credits, credit in the movie Hawaii, reservation agent for Hawaiian Air, poster girl for visitors bureau, Miss ROTC, etc, etc. I submit that the date of death of broadway dancer Elizabeth Duggan ("Betty" Logue) somehow got mixed in with other info on the IMDB site that references Elizabeth Louise Malamalamaokalani White Logue. Some of that data is true, but some of it may be false, particularly the date of death, coincidentally attributed to another Elizabeth Logue (Duggan). Good Luck..links to follow:

Portsmouth, NH USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 22:18:17 (PST)
Duh. My mistayke. Meant Ringfire, Not Rick. sorry. anyway, Ring, it ain't (Ale Iolani Hale). ---- (powdered poi!?)
just ignore me, they all do. - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 22:11:52 (PST)
Ummm...OK...But I'm gonna need some more information cuz I don't know what Google Earth has to do with powdered poi.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 21:26:44 (PST)
Rick, I know you guys don't care about this but these are respected, highly revered placenames and sites here to locals and I will correct you. The name is "Ali'iolani Hale". And if a good photo is wanted of the placement of the area and buildings, try Google earth. It's helpful. I may use an early 1970's shot from above later on, to illustrate the area active in Hawaii 5-0.. It's more appropriate. But for your uses, Google earth is good.
when, in Rome... - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 19:56:51 (PST)
ray, as I am here, and ms. Logue is/was kama'aina, I will dig and get the definitive answer.
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 17:58:22 (PST)
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 16:51:30 (PST)
Kimo, Good reply...I enjoyed that monologue:) I see you have thick skin, which I appreciate. Yes, I get the gauntlet analogy and didn't take it as seriously as you think..I can't laugh at myself, as well as the next guy. Chat room protocol isn't the same as face to face, and I know that, cuz we wouldn't respond in the same way face to face, unless I had a few. The veil of anonymity allows us to beat up on one another without much yeah, I admit I was a bit defensive, but no big deal. My only point to that whole thing was if I was alive and well, and people were propagating all over the net that I was six feet under, I probably might have an issue with that, unless I wanted to live incognito, in peace, which is what I am sure Ms. Logue is doing right now. Just wanted to plant sufficient doubt, so that folks won't continue to believe some myth that could have been planted on iffy bio sites. Just FYI, and those on the board, who may still believe she is long gone, someone contacted me offline who originally posted somewhere that she was dead, but now has serious doubts and acknowledges the conflicting data on the net. He let me know that he did some digging around on his own. Now, I wouldn't go to the trouble he did, but apparently a simply inquiry to medical examiners in several counties revealed that no one by that name was deceased. Cudos for his diligence nonetheless, cuz maybe he didn't feel right posting about her demise either and wanted to resolve his own doubts. I never questioned the Star Bulletin whatsoever...I thought their info was right on. To the best of my knowledge, they never indicated that she had passed away. That was surmised by fans from all of the fishy dates that got segued onto various bio sites, like IMDB, etc, etc...and why this unsubstantiated myth has continued to propagate. Maybe she is, and maybe she isn't. I personally believe it's not the same gal, but I won't rule out whatsoever that she's still around. Thanx for your feedback as well. Peace.
Portsmouth, NH United States - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 15:04:24 (PST)
Actually Hilo Hattie only appeared in 2 episodes on Five-0. Both were pretty significant roles too -- definitely speaking roles. In "Strangers in Our Own Land" she plays Mrs. Kapali, the mother of the prime suspect. She has a lengthy conversation with McG about Tommy and how he is "sick" on her front porch (lanai?). Then she appears as a next door neighbor to the Don Stroud & Marianne McAndrew couple in "The Late John Louisiana" and she shoots the Kona breeze with Five-0 about her nice neighbors. So yeah, da ol' wahine talk up a storm! Don't remember her in non-speaking parts. Maybe in her silent movie days...
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 14:25:31 (PST)
No such thing as bad poi. But yea. Hilo Hattie had some minor roles in film. But I was responding to the implication (whatever the implication was. You know how I like to assume). But Clarice Haili was a very busy performer for a long time, aside from the movies. She didn't have non speaking roles in H50. By reading, it appeared the perception was; "Oh, lets help these underprivileged and unknown bit part players and give them a chance to shine! Look what we did! Now they are displaying some quite startling performances. How wonderful and magnanimous are we!"
confusion and discordancy, served daily. - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 13:36:44 (PST)
Kimo, are you eating bad poi or something? No one -- particularly Ray -- said Hilo Hattie "had no speaking parts in movies until after she cut her teeth on non speaking roles in Hawaii 5-0." The original quote was "The encouragement by Jack Lord and the production team to give roles to people originally appearing in non-speaking parts in the earlier episodes leads to some quite startling performances..." (and don't ask me what that means). Speaking of Hilo Hattie, according to the IMDB, she had parts in only 10 movie and TV shows, most of which sound like pretty minor roles. It's not like she was a Hawaiian version of John Carradine (almost 350 movies in almost 60 years).
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 13:22:54 (PST)
I was gonna let sleeping dogs lay.. or lie, and not whip a dead horse, but I thought ah, what da hell, my public expects it,... so, "Didn't expect unprovoked attacks " Ray, you doubletalk. You posted the great american novel in one paragraph, Said you regret it, apologized, admitted a big mistake, again apologized (to Mike), said you did what you "hoped to do; spark some reaction and debate" "I do regret the lengthy 'monolithic' expo...big mistake" "Again, you're absolutely correctly Kimo, 'much ado about nothing'. I won't bring it up again. Do I sound defensive?....nah. Best to you. I can appreciate the caustic humor of your response..." "my apologies. Flame away if you wish!" But now you do... bring it up again! and say, "hey. a bandwagon! I goin' jump on it!" And counter your own words by saying: "Didn't expect unprovoked attacks to just spring out of nowhere like that.... the naysayers". Ray, you tell the world you" realized that misinformation like that and poor online documentation can continue to mislead people." and yet rant and rail against my setting the record straight. Claiming a title like "Hawaiian Star Bulletin" may be no beeg t'ing to outsiders. Telling the world Hilo Hattie had no speaking parts in movies until after she cut her teeth on non speaking roles in Hawaii 5-0, ( and claiming you are privy to the contents of their brain: "none of you really know either") well some enjoy reading this kinda thing, but one also hopes an equal amount of others should sit up and say "wot da heck!? that's not right!" Celia made no subtle dig. That was levity which we use here now and then. And it was funny! ya shoulda laughed bruddah! ( besides, ALL newbies run the gauntlet. and should, without saying "oh dear me, I was attacked!" that's the nature of online chatrooms like this. And Mr. Mike removes it when it goes overboard. You think this looks like Kimo's site? It really would, if he left in all the junk I posted that he kindly removed!) - I am not gonna say "smug foreigner's attitudes laying out mistakes and misconceptions about our island home here, sometimes require proportionate smug and curmudgeonly corrections..." but I could! - Chris, i don't drool, but love being labelled a curmudgeon. Mahalos for reading my posts enough to compare me to a famous writer. If that famous writer's material is widely regarded as unreadable, jeez; I will explore and delve into that and try to improve. Always room for that with me. Now off to read Finnians wake. thanx fo da feedback!
I ain't longwinded, it's the Kona breeze! - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 12:40:47 (PST)
I have to take a closer look at the chopper shot. But for the Honolulu Hale I was sure right away that it isn't the Judicial Building because I took a photo of the Hale when I was there last September.
Berlin, - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 12:21:12 (PST)
Thanks Nadja. So it's the Honolulu Hale right next to Iolani Palace. Got it. That's the place. But it seems that it's really the City Council Bldg/Mayor's Office, not the Judicial Bldg. The Judicial Bldg should be the Supreme Court Bldg with the Kamehameha statue (Ale Iolani Hale) where Tokura was being tried in "Samurai" and where McG's prosecutor friend Charlie Kaddison was gunned down in "Deathwatch". As for the chopper shot, looks like another goof. It's clear that it is descending in the middle of Waikiki right over the Ala Wai Canal... nowhere near Honolulu Hale. Guess that's no worse than going from Iolani Palace to Honolulu International Airport and passing the Dillingham Fountain on the way, eh?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 11:58:34 (PST)
To specify before Kimo is complaining. It's towards Waikiki on the left side next to the Iolani Palace and the Church is on the right side next to the Hawaii's Supreme Court and State Law Library with the King Kamehameha Statue.
Berlin, - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 10:49:28 (PST)
Hello ringfire that building is the Honolulu hale look at this: It's King Street across the Kawaiaha'o Church and Mission Cemetery.
Berlin, - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 10:28:26 (PST)
"You know, we can always depend on Kimo to act like Mr. Know-It-All when some new poster, making some sincere contribution to the guestbook, commits some minor error with spelling or grammar." Celia Ohm Couldn't agree more. That was my first impression when I posted as a newbie here a couple weeks back. Didn't expect unprovoked attacks to just spring out of nowhere like that. Actually received a positive note from someone who now believes I could be onto something and that the content of my original post could be correct, in spite of the naysayers on here.
Portsmouth, NH United States - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 10:12:32 (PST)
Mr. Quigley, I want to thank you for providing the best Hawaii Five-O web-site on the planet. Whenever I need to find out something about H5O, you're the first place I go to. In fact, you're the ONLY place I need to go to.
Dave H.
Omaha, NE U.S.A. - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 09:55:22 (PST)
Question about "The Clock Struck Twelve". Just watched the episode last night and am a bit confused by the State Judiciary Building. Isn't this the building that has the King Kamehameha statue in front of it (across from Iolani Palace) on King Street? But the building in this episode looked different -- had some fountains in front of it too where the people were protesting. What's even stranger is that when McG gets aboard the chopper near the end (somewhere around Diamond Head), he seems to fly West/Ewa over the Ala Wai Canal and then the chopper starts making its descent in that area. But that's Waikiki, not downtown Honolulu! I doubt that you would find a Judiciary building right smack in the middle of Waikiki. Am I wrong? Where was that building really located? And is it some other judiciary building?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 09:47:58 (PST)
Yeah, Kimo can get a little annoying at times with his smug attitude and pseudo-Joycean writing style(some of his posts are as unreadable as Finnegan's Wake), but I've learned to live with him. Every webpage needs a crank, the crazy guy on the bus drooling and ranting about the end of the world, and Kimo, God love him, is our resident curmudgeon.
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 05:59:22 (PST)
You know, we can always depend on Kimo to act like Mr. Know-It-All when some new poster, making some sincere contribution to the guestbook, commits some minor error with spelling or grammar. Take the example of "Soon Taik Oh" which Kimo uses to take the poster to task, pointing out the "correct" spelling of this actor's name. I guess it is too much for Kimo to consider the reason the poster spelled it the "wrong" way is because that is the way the actor's name was spelled in the credits for some early episodes.
Celia Ohm
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 05:36:45 (PST)
" The encouragement by Jack Lord and the production team to give roles to people originally appearing in non-speaking parts in the earlier episodes leads to some quite startling performances: SOON TAIK OH, MOE KEALE, and HILO HATTIE..."...- don't know what this really could mean, as Moe Keale and Clarice Haili were very well known and quite accomplished performers in their own right before Hawaii Five oh was even a glimmer in Mr. Freeman's eye. Mrs. Haili herself was very conversant with the film industry as she was a busy actress and performer since early nineteen fourties and certainly would need no helping hand from Five Oh to help her earn her SAG card. And you probably are referring to "Soon-Tek Oh" who also didn't need Freeman's aid and abetment for him learn to hit his marks, as he was acting (in major productions, thengewvurrymush) for a few years before H50 came along.
ďMost of our assumptions, have outlived their uselessness.Ē - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 03:17:25 (PST)
The H5o Box Sets - i have all 5 - are the high points in my entire extensive DVD collection. I have watched the show right from the first 1968 episode shown in the U.K.The quality of the writing, acting, very high quality film used,has made it the greatest ever American Cop Series (and there has been quite some competition over the years. It has frequently been a trend by many TV Series of the Fifties and Sixties to see the same actors appearing here and there through the lifetime of the series playing different characters.H5o did that also, but the acting was so top class that the change of role on this new episode did not in any way detract from the "believeability" of the storyline. H5o has had the very finest acting talent in the shows: ED FLANDERS, SIMON OAKLAND, SAL MINEO, NINA FOCH,LORETTA SWIT, and many others being VERY CONVINCING taking on their different roles. This also applies to the less well known actors SABRINA SCHARF, RON FEINBERG etc. The encouragement by Jack Lord and the production team to give roles to people originally appearing in non-speaking parts in the earlier episodes leads to some quite startling performances: SOON TAIK OH, MOE KEALE, and HILO HATTIE are ones that really stand out. I myself would have liked to be helping to put up the sets, only to be tapped on the shoulder by Jack Lord and asked would i like to be one of the villains for that episode. YES I WOULD!!. I hope the new TV Series gets off the ground, and i would certainly like to be an English Villain on the show. Best of luck, Ed, with the new venture. I'll be looking out for the day that HAWAII FIVE 0 - THE RETURN will be sitting alongside the original series in my DVD collection. All the best MAX WHITTAKER, DIDCOT, ENGLAND. U.K.
Great Britain - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 01:43:27 (PST)
McG's making time with Sabrina Scharf while the professor play's "Mr Fat" for a fool. Classic.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 22:35:50 (PST)
Oh, I love all that banter he exchanges with grampa Walton.
Older than dirt, but younger than Will Geer. - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 21:48:06 (PST)
Some guy is complaining in a "review" of one of the Five-O sets at Amazon that certain scenes are missing as follows:

1) Episode: "Forty Feet High and it Kills!" Scene: A humorous back & forth between Wo Fat and the Quirky Professor in which Wo Fat says, "Tsk tsk professor, I believe you're being deliberately obtuse." [Where is this scene? I scanned through my TV dub of the show, and could not find it. Does it exist?]

2) Episode: "A Bullet for McGarrett" Scene: A police psychiatrist hypnotizes Dano to demonstrate a simple technique that could cause someone to react violently to even a close friend.

3) Episode: "The Singapore File" Scene: McGarrett outruns Victor in a car chase, then negotiates, without his ID/papers, for passage on a ship from Singapore.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 20:59:06 (PST)

Mr. Mike, ji'like that other lost ep; "Hair Today, Gone To Maui" In which the fully follicalled beautiful people take over Waikiki, turn it into an exclusive club overall, and banish those who have lost their hair, those with receding hairlines, bald people, etc. to Maui. Justifying it by recounting the exilement of lepers to Kalaupapa decades ago.
Curl Up, and Dye - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 20:46:38 (PST)
Plutonium only causes hair loss? and all this time we've been overcautious! Steve, plutonium, colds, and unbendable hair in tradewinds... he IS supahman! - "people,who have more money than they know what do to with,bicker over more money." careful Jamie. treading on impassable territory.
badda bing, badda boom ya badda me, get oudda da room. - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 20:16:14 (PST)
Khan was very short-lived, it only lasted 4 episodes. Interesting that the music was supplied by Bruce Broughton and Morton Stevens. I also seriously doubt that this should would see the light of day on DVD, but weirder things have happened -- like the recent release of the show M.A.N.T.I.S., which starred Seth Sakai in a few episodes (and was filmed in Vancouver). I have a TV movie starring Khigh Diegh called Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders on VHS tape (taped from TV). There already is a "where are they now" page accessible via the main page. Unfortunately, as far as most of the major stars are concerned, the answer is "dead." Lee Paul has a WWW site at As far as other people are concerned, I think IMDB is the best source for information at the moment.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 18:56:15 (PST)
Khans guest star list ain't too shabby. It would be interesting to see. However the chances of that are slim to none, and slim just left town.
Newprt Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 17:37:46 (PST)
Has anybody ever heard of the short-lived tv series,Khan!? It aired the Spring of '75.It starred Khigh Diegh( Wo Fat)as a modern-day Charlie Chan based in SF.Since none of the HFO DVDs have special features(past Season 1),I think it would be great for CBS to include some episodes on the next seasons of HFO to be released in the near future.Or possibly,release Khan! separately.Perhaps,we can start a campaign to implore CBS to do so.Does anybody have any contact info for those in charge of CBS DVD? I read today that SAG & the studios are at an impasse regarding contract negotiations.I hope this doesn't mean limbo status for HFO 2.0.I can't understand why people,who have more money than they know what do to with,bicker over more money.It just puts the people in the various industries connected to productions out of work if a strike occurs. Back to Khan!,if you go to and enter Khan!,you'll find many production crew members,who crossed-over from HFO. Dr. Mike ,have you ever thought about starting a "where are they now?"section featuring actors and crew members or inviting them to post an entry in the guestbook? I would love to hear what Murray Mcloud(luke"the weasel"lenard)from Skinhead is up to.The same for Lee Paul(Mitch Kenner)from Skinhead.Or even Elliot Street. Until next time,fellow Five-o afficionados.Aloha
Jamie Greenwald
Miami, Fl USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 17:13:26 (PST)
Just uncovered, another 13th season episode -- Hair Today ... Gone Tonight. This show gives fuel to the controversy over whether Jack Lord wore a hairpiece. According to a source connected with the show that I cannot reveal, Lord did wear a hairpiece, and it got lost. As a result, the Five-O writers quickly came up with this episode where McGarrett's barber (played by Robert Witthans) notices that his customer's hair is thinning very badly. Investigation by Doc and Che Fong reveals that McGarrett's food has been contaminated with plutonium which is causing the hair loss. Five-O under the direction of McGarrett (who shows no sign of losing his stamina despite the radioactivity) manages to determine that Honore Vashon, directing things from his prison cell, is the mastermind behind this insidious plot. In a manner as absurd as the way plutonium is dealt with in #132, Anybody Can Build a Bomb, McGarrett recovers from this threat to his life as if he was getting over a bad cold!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 15:19:08 (PST)
I agree with Mr. Mike's overall assessment of "Here Today, Gone Tonight". It is totally absurd, of course, but nevertheless I do like O'Herlihy's direction. He uses those slanted camera angles on occasion, like in the penthouse office, that reminds me of the Adam West "Batman" series from the late 60's. He did this with great effect in "40 Feet High and It Kills" with Wo Fat in his warehouse. The colors in those office scenes are also interesting. The film is shot in color, of course, but the 'colors' being shown are largely black-and-white. It's little touches like these that made Michael O'Herlihy my favorite director for Hawaii Five-O.
Shawnee, KS USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:32:41 (PST)
"Mr. Mike's criticisms of Here Today are all valid" of course they are. they cannot by nature be 'invalid" one's critique, is one's opinion. and everyone is entitled to their opinion. so opinion cannot be invalid. That's contrary to our amerikanner freedom of speech thang ain't it? [This concept only applies if you are an American in the USA. - MQ]
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:20:39 (PST)
"I enjoy the occasional story that's totally out there. " Most of them were, of course. (as we said often here in Hawaii, that many wacky happenings? In Hawaii? four times a month?! Gimme a break!) but that ep, "totally out there", very much so.
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:16:18 (PST)
Mr. Mike's criticisms of Here Today are all valid, although someone in Barry Dean's(way cool name by the way) position, VP of a huge corporation that handles contracts for construction and road work, might have been able to pull off such a scheme without the people working for him actually knowing what they were doing or why they were doing it. Bottom line, like GK and Ringfire, I enjoy the occasional story that's totally out there. My big question is, is Dean's dirt on the company legit? There would have to be some real stuff in there, just to make his alibi seem plausible, but if that's the case, wouldn't he be inheriting a company that was about to be dismantled because of fraud and other illegalities? Oh, well, I still love it. Love the script, the acting(have always had a thing for Madlyn Rhue, and her speech about squashing the insurance investigator like a bug...priceless!), plus O'Herlihy's direction is slick and creative.
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 09:23:13 (PST)
Off-topic. But, like the few who have seen the pilot, i do agree with some of the comments regarding the titles. I felt that they were good overall, but as i stated a few posts back, could not understand the logic of the zooming in only to cut to Busey on a beach??? However, I did feel the music wasn't altered too much--and this is what really needs to happen for the new one. Not a new Knight Rider rock type theme. The titles and music are a part of the Five-O culture.
Hawaii, Five-O USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 09:09:29 (PST)
"Deadly Courier" was a fantastic episode -- especially for a Season 11 episode! Have you ever seen the 007 flick "You Only Live Twice", Mr. Mike? James Bond uses the alias of Mr. Fisher and comes in for a meeting with Mr. Osato (played by Teru Shimada, who played Rashiri on Five-0's 3rd season classic "The Reunion") who's a SPECTRE operative. Mr. Osato sits "Mr. Fisher" down and then from behind his desk X-rays his body for cigarettes, a gun, and fingerprints too. Hey, if it works for Bond, it works for Five-0. By the way, I always regretted Wo Fat not having a Persian cat to pet (ok, maybe that's pushing it). But in any case, every now and then I enjoy a really far-fetched episode of Five-0.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 08:56:39 (PST)
If Here Today ... Gone Tonight only had the continuity problem with pitch black versus twilight, it might have qualified for two stars ... hmmm ... well, no ... that is VERY dumb. But what really drops this episode down to one is the utter improbability of Dean's scheme. I remember reading a book by the U.S. serial killer Pee Wee Gaskins, where he had a great line, something like "If you don't want to get caught, don't tell people where the bodies are buried." Apply this to Dean's plan, and how many people other than Dean and Fleming's wife are involved: the guy who comes to McGarrett's office to arrange to meet Dean while Dean is in hiding, the helicopter pilot, Dean's bodyguard/medical attendant Nathaniel, not to mention all the people who helped create and demolish the duplicate house and the ones who created the light show on the ground so Danno would think he was flying over local landmarks! Considering how VERY, VERY careful Dean is with his plan, even to the extent of creating a "double" persona at the beginning of the show, it doesn't make sense to get so many people involved, even at some tremendous cost to buy their silence.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 08:50:25 (PST)
Funny Chris... I always like Here Today as well. I thought the story was quite imaginative and "cool". Although Mr/Dr (which is it Mike ??) Mike is right in that the whole thing starts to take on a bit of a sci-fi/Twilight Zone sorta vibe in so far as it's over all believability goes. Still I like the epi. Also, Mike is right it for Danno's lift-off it looks very much to me like the scene was filmed at wither dawn or dusk, certainly not in the pitch black as his recollection scene appears to be... Also, no way in hell they could have raised that house in a 12 hour period and made it literally look like that area of the beach had been untouched by man, I am in the excavating business and that is just far beyond fictional.
Millersville, PA US - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 08:43:54 (PST)
Cool. One star is better than a half. Since i seem to be on a roll here, maybe I'll ask for a raise at work.
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 05:19:34 (PST)
It is light outside when Danno takes off and lands ... see 12:52-13:02, 13:14-13:21 and 13:35-13:40. It is not pitch black (which it is during Danno's flashback, as you correctly state). It's not a "lighting thing," because I doubt if the production team could provide enough illumination to light up the entire sky! I find this lights on the ground plot business to be far too elaborate a plot device (along with the duplicate house which is destroyed) ... the show starts to venture into the realm of science fiction, just like the equally stupid #241, Deadly Courier where Danno sits in some fancy chair which analyzes his fingerprints and X-rays his body to determine his identity. OK, I'll give it one star (which it was before). Your objections are noted, but I still hate this episode.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 20:56:36 (PST)
Half a star for Here Today Gone Tonight, Mr. Mike? Man, that is harsh! Okay, even if you don't buy into the farfetched weirdness(granted, the whole lights on the ground thing IS a little hard to swallow), you have to admit, it's a very well-acted, well-directed episode with intelligent dialogue and an intriguing plot. Plus, you make an error in your analysis. You state that it's light outside when the helicopter with Danno takes off and lands...not so. It isn't pitch black, but I just assume that's a lighting thing in order for the image to be clearer for the viewer, because during Danno's flashback it does appear to be pitch black outside the helicopter. I take the preposterous elements with a grain of salt because the episode is too good otherwise to be dismissed. I love the opening, with Monte Markham's character trying to come across as two guys, and I love the final exchange, "You can come with us now." "Where?" "Down." Come on, Mr. Mike...this ain't To Hell With Babe Ruth!
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 19:23:41 (PST)
as much as I like Busey, we was wrong for the part and yes, did look out of place in that intro; White as a sheet. Not a resident of Hawaii by any stretch. Especially with that tourist shirt on! There is a difference between an aloha shirt and a shirt worn by a tourist or as they call em on the mainland "Hawaiian shirt' (ugh)
- Monday, February 23, 2009 at 12:19:54 (PST)
I loved Nehemiah Persoff in "Mr. Winkler" as well! Great performance! But his absolute best was the mocking Harry Cardonus in Season One's "Deathwatch"! Simply electrifying! The way he mocks McGarrett calling him a "boyscout". What is it he says? "Cops are good for handing out parking tickets, but they can't play with the big boys". The way McGarrett blows up at him after he mocks the plugging of McG's DA friend Charlie Kaddison is fantastic! Great performer! There's only one of his six performances that I haven't seen. I haven't seen Season 7's "Hit Gun for Sale". Not sure who he plays in that episode.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 12:07:44 (PST)
jamie, yes, I have thought about it.
- Monday, February 23, 2009 at 12:03:49 (PST)
I have to expound on a recent post by Dr.Mike(much better than Mr.Mike:).For those who use this guestbook as a forum for their pyschobabble(which is almost never germane to Hawaii Five-O),may I implore you to find another forum or exchange emails with your homeys,so you can converse that way.Psycobabble detracts from the purpose of this guestbook and website and is a blatant slap in the face to Dr.Mike,who has undoubtedly spent hundreds of hours on this website.I am grateful to all those who leave their opinions here,but please make it relevant to HFO.Dr.Mike,congrats on the amazing aquistion of the opening title sequence of the '97 HFO pilot.I'd like to know what Cannell was thinking when he cast Busey.Wong is a great actor though.Kimo,have you thought about pounding the pavement and collecting intel about HFO 2.0?Dr.Mike is your Phd in Fiveology?All the best to everybody.Aloha.
Jamie Greenwald
Miami, Fl USA - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 11:59:08 (PST)
I assume the re-write of "Will The Real Mr. Winkler..." is not part of your continuing exploration of really, really bad episodes.(Three stars) Of course the story requires us to buy into a pretty far-fetched series of events. I don't mind. Good scene when "Winkler" casually scans, and then repeats from memory, in detail, all of the information that is visible on McG's desk. We start thinking, who is this guy? I enjoyed all appearances by Nehemiah Pershoff on Five-0.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 10:12:27 (PST)
I have revised my analysis of the Season Five show, Will the Real Mr. Winkler Please Die. In this show, Nehemiah Persoff plays an East European agent named Otto Steiner who lives in Hawaii under the name of Winkler. When arrested by Five-O, he says his name is really Albert Hoffmann (same name as the guy who invented LSD). But then he is "persuaded" by another East European, Paul Helperin (who goes under the name of Reeves), to impersonate Helperin to get another intelligence bigshot to come to Hawaii. It sounds confusing, but it is less so than Dear Enemy.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 09:38:49 (PST)
Regarding "Dear Enemy," according to info in the show, Lockman set up Whiting by getting Betty Anders to become his mistress (but the unfaithful Whiting would have had some participation in this too!). After Whiting and Betty had a fight, Betty told Lockman she was going to expose the scheme, so Lockman knocked her off to protect himself and made it look like Whiting committed the murder. Senator Bolin's participation in these events is questionable, despite his presence on McGarrett's board. When McGarrett meets with Bolin near the beginning of the show, Bolin describes the jailed Whiting as "that poor fellow" (or words to that effect), castigating the muckraking newspapers for trying to make a connection between the murdered Tobias and Whiting. But perhaps Bolin is just trying to cover his own ass and his participation in the scheme? Whiting's wife Flora says that over the last year she was writing to various people (including Tobias) trying to clear her husband, but how would she know how to get in touch with Tobias in Australia, where it sounds like he was in hiding because of his bad debts and failed schemes in Hawaii? If the letter from Tobias that she produces was phony, how could she make the handwriting look like Tobias's? Because Tobias was the manager of the building co-owned by her husband and Lockman, it is possible that she had some samples of Tobias's handwriting to help create a phony letter, but this is really pushing things.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 09:26:34 (PST)
Mr. Mike, thanks for uploading that quicktime video of the opening credits for the failed H5-O pilot. I have never seen any of that pilot but judging by the comments made about it from those who did, this title sequence looks like it might have been the best thing about it. Certainly looks familiar, doesn't it. Not a lot of originality, but I suppose one could argue why fix it if it ain't broke. The theme music sounded decent to me. The main thing I didn't like about it were the cast shots. Gary Busey looks out of place, Russel Wong looks to smug and cocky, etc.
Shawnee, KS USA - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 07:19:33 (PST)
Okay, so let me revise what I said about the camera swooping in on the lead standing on a mountain. I guess I meant more like a hillside or cliff. What came to mind was a scene where McGarrett was standing on the edge of a cliff just sort of looking out across the ocean. Camera could swoop in as the new lead was looking out on water and as the camera swoops in and around him, he turns around and looks into camera like McGarrett did. Wasn't thinking mountain like the Alps!................Okay, now Kimo, you are showing your age by referencing Miss Nancy from Romper Room. I know because I remember Miss Nancy, too. And Soupy Sales and so on. So, I'm guessing you are in your fabulous 50's, too. And I've given up trying to convince you about how special the Terrible Towel is. But somehow I'm having a hard time envisioning you in a bar (imagine that) just sitting there politely clapping when something special happens during a football game. Geez, if I knew how to get it to you, I'd send you a Terrible Towel myself just so you can feel even more special.
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 06:37:31 (PST)
Warning: Reading this may confuse you more. Sorry it's so long. Here is my rendition of Dear Enemy; it was a long time coming: The interesting thing about this is: what is the motive (as some mentioned before)? I was unsure (and may still be) until I watched it on my computer and read it as it played. Amos Bolin is the Senator. That is clear because Steve goes to his office and right there on the door it says: Amos Bolin, State Senator. But what part does he play in this episode. He is on Steveís bulletin board along with Anders, the murdered girl; Tobias, the apartment manager; and Fred Whiting, the convicted murderer. Bolin does say that it is an election year, but it must be a re-election year for him. I think that is the only way it could fit. Later on Steve says, ďNow heís pushing Amos Bolin for the job Whiting was supposed to be a shoe-in for, US SenatorĒ (pushing so Bolin will be Senator or pushing so Lockman will be Senator, I think the former. What does that really mean? Did Lockman want to be Senator? But Bolin is. So apparently, Whiting was in the running for Senator but Bolin wanted to be re-elected so he and Lockman came up with a scheme to get Whiting out of the picture. Or, did Lockman want to be Senator so he cooked up the scheme but does that make sense because Bolin already was Senator and it wonít make sense to push Bolin for his own job. Lockman was running Whitingís campaign but now playing kingmaker to Bolin (I donít understand that either). It helps sometime to read as it plays because when Mrs. Whiting meets Steve for the first time I thought she said ďhow great the enemyĒ but she actually says ďI greet the enemyĒ which makes more sense.) Another thing I couldnít tell until I watched it a few times was the letter from Tobias. Was it real or not? I thought it was but now I know it was not and that makes more sense because if it was real, from whom was he going to get the money from? Remember, he left Australia with a lot of debts and thought he was in for a big take. If he was going to get the money from her why call Lockman and meet with him. So he must have wanted to blackmail Lockman, therefore, the letter was a fake. The question came up about why Mrs. Whiting started this, was it because she heard that Tobias was coming to Hawaii? I donít think so because she just got out of the hospital and I donít see how she could have gotten herself out just set this Ďthingí up. She must have gotten discharged and as a loving wife went straight to Hawaii to help her husband and that just happened to coincide with what Tobias was trying to do. Although, she did seem to know that he was there. Now, the cuff links. Also confusing. One was under the body, one was its mate which was borrowed for the trial and returned and now in a safety deposit box, and the one found by Mrs. Whiting (which she had made). I didnít really catch all that until I watched a few times. Also mentioned is, perhaps, Miss Anders is blackmailing Whiting and that someone put her up to doing this thing. It was supposed to be an accident that they met but it doesnít seem like it was. So many twists and turns but here is what I Ďgotí out of it: Whiting is running for Senator, Bolin wants to be re-elected so he enlists the help of Lockman. He sets up Whiting for problems, they go sour because Anders wants to blackmail him (Lockman) so he kills her and frames Whiting. The deed is done and Whiting is in jail. Enter Tobias, needs money, comes to blackmail Lockman who he saw with Anders, perhaps on the day she died. Tobias taken care of. Enter Mrs. Whiting, she gets out of hospital, learns that Tobias is here (but she already had the extra link made up so just happens to act at the same time as Tobias), lies and says she (and he) have proof that her husband is innocent. Enter Lockman, doesnít know she is lying and tries to find letter, uses her car (the plot gets thicker) and in the end he is accused of murdering Anders, Tobias and attempted murder of Mrs. Whiting so she wonít tell about using her car. Got it? Yeah, right.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 21:46:44 (PST)
I dunno, Barb. terrible towel sounds like sumpin Miss Nancy woulda thought up for her keiki in Romper Room. Nah. we here love football as much as da next braddah or tita. But terrible towel sounds like it was thought up my da dame mahu that gave ya "flip flops" ugh. much of what the mainland produces, we ignore here. We love da steelers. and at the bar, when we wen watchem, we see da koky things haole do; paint their bodies up. so ya got a long row of retards standing there half naked, ready for the rubber room. Everyone, I mean hundreds at a time raising and lowering their arms, in an obscene mass hysteria autoflagellation move. Another kooky scene we shake our heads at; Hundreds in a large section in da bleacher swinging these rags around in a circle above their heads. Wow. wot lemmings. I know, I know. We here perform customs too, and may seem like were followers. But jeez. I wouldn't be a member of a club that makes everyone act out a kooky charade. (of course, I also as G. Marx sez, wouldn't join a club that would allow me as a member)
blank, blank, blankety blank!!!! - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 20:47:18 (PST)
very cool intro upload, mr. Mike. I say; get rid of the repeating shots. No jet taking off. save it for establishing shots. Shoot more dynamic lead actor shots for the theme 'opening. As it is, those seem as if they are shot at a pakalolo convention. (see Starsky and Hutch opening.) Hawaii 5-0 logo should zoom in FASTER and an upward zoom! dammit! we need energy! excitement! Fire the editor! (hire kimo!) Redo the zoom into penthouse of Ilikai; you simply can't recognize the two people standing there. Wot!? dat da head of housekeeping and a beacbum deah!? get rid of the first shot of da "hula girl" where she's just looking at da camera. get different scene shots of the haole dude and sniffen. That';s from the same scene and it looks like. Oh! braddah no mo footage to choose from! Only get one ep! (and they look tired and unenthused.) If yer gonna redo the theme music, make it better, not less of what it was. As it is, initially sounds like a video game. rinky tink kine. The light at da end should do more. It.... looks tired and worn out too. get a freakin strobe for maximum effect! people, viewers, kids need dynamic sensory load; visual jolt nowdays!
can i blame the doublepost mixup, on the beer?! - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 20:21:13 (PST)
Barb, I do believe Mr. Bernero is the kinda astute individual to read most all dis kine stuffs and glean what he can use. We not only are conveying what we liked about the show, but what we would love to see... in H50 redux. So, we are not always as much as ya think, going astray... - Barb?! a mountain? swooping in on da lead, standing alone on a mountain, da heck 's up wi' dat. That would engender sooo much ridicule. No. He should be in the middle of a field. A biiiig field. "McGarrett is outstanding in his field. In fact, that's where we found him! Out standing in a field!"
nothing to see here, keep moving. move along folks. - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 20:16:51 (PST)
Maybe mr mike or someone reading this message may know why . is going to ever download more episodes or seasons of hawaii five-0? They haven't put any more episodes or seasons since they downloaded season 2 a few weeks after season 2 came out on dvd.
Stephen R. Dunn
Burt, NY USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 17:22:21 (PST)
While we are talking about the main titles, you might be interested to see the main titles for the failed 1997 pilot, which I have just uploaded. It's in QuickTime format (to save a LOT of space). If you don't have QuickTime, you can get it from
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 15:35:03 (PST)
Okay, let me get to some ED BERNERO kind of stuff this time. I obviously have had some free time on my hand this weekend to post about other things so let me get back to the original topic and that is what we liked about the original Hawaii Five-O series....... I recently read where the most well-known opening for a TV show ever is Hawaii Five-O. No brainer there. They kept the same opening for all 12 season except to take out and insert cast members as they would come and go. I always thought that was cool because that meant Jack Lord never aged and I love that opening shot. I liked the fast paced shots because it coordinated with the music. But I hope that they don't modernize it so much that it is MTV kind of fast shots. I liked that you could actually see what those quick shots were about. The MTV quick shots are so fast you don't even know what you are looking at. And I also think that swooping up on the "lead" character should be kept in. That is significant. But perhaps the new lead should be standing on a mountain's edge instead of a hotel. It would make the "swooping" easier to photograph and it would show a beautiful backdrop of the islands. That's just my humble opinion.
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 13:35:06 (PST)
Nadja, What I forgot to mention was that on the way to the Frankfort airport, I had a little tiff with my wonderful hubby over something stupid, I'm sure. Anyway, because I was doing that silent treatment thing women do with their husbands occasionally, I forgot to ask him how to get back to Kaiserslautern. I just remembered him saying earlier to stay on the autobahn. But exiting the Frankfort airport is tricky and I didn't have a clue where I was going and I was by myself. I kept passing these signs that said "Ausfahrt" and after passing a whole bunch of them, I thought that Ausfahrt must be a very big city. Found out later that "ausfahrt" means "exit." Duh! I eventually got off in "Ausfahrt" and finally found someone who could speak English. When I asked him how to get to Kaiserslautern, he just shook his head and told me that I was a loooong way from there. Well, by the time I got home it was dark. My only real regret was that I didn't have my camera with me to take photos of the beautiful hillsides and villages.
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 13:19:44 (PST)
KIMO, KIMO, seem to be so knowledgable about so many things but you're breakin' my heart about your lack of knowledge about the "Terrible Towel!" Okay, so maybe you are not a football fan and if that's the case, I guess I can excuse you this one time.........The "Terrible Towel" has been THE rallying symbol for the Pittsburgh Steelers for nearly 35 years. It is a small gold, hand-sized towel with black lettering that Steeler fans wave to get the team started. Even at away games, there is always a sea of these towels waving in the stands. As I mentioned to Theresa, even when you move away from Pittsburgh, you always carry it's spirit with you (and your Terrible Towel) and you can always, always find Pittsburghers wherever you go. Even Jack Lord liked them which is why I sent him the towel. ....... Anyway, here is a link that will give you the history of the Terrible Towel. Enjoy!.......
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 13:07:28 (PST)
Barbara, that's a funny story. And the German autobahn indeed is a thing for itself. Even though I'm always only the front passenger. I have no drivers license. Wait a minute isn't that a key line in two eps of our favorite show (#12 and #97) ;-)? Anyway, it's not quite necessary in this city. And that's what I appreciated also in Honolulu, that you can get almost everywhere by TheBus.
Berlin, - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 12:51:13 (PST)
wot da heck's a terrible towel and why would someone want one?
I meant, don't get me started. - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 12:07:53 (PST)
Hey Theresa: Even living in Buffalo, you know how loyal and strong those ties are to Pittsburgh even after you leave. I agree that the "Terrible Towel" is a prized possession. That's why I sent it to Jack. I grew up in Morningside and then spent my adult years in North Hills until I remarried and my soldier husband took me off to see the world. We married when he had about 21 years in and he retired after 31+ years and we settled here in Chicago. But it didn't matter where we went. We ALWAYS found people from Pittsburgh, even on this site!!
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 10:27:14 (PST)
Nadja: That must have been devastating as a child to have your gift refused. Most of the time people never get any kind of response and you just wonder if your letter or gift is just out there in limbo. Well, there are a lot of crazies out there who make things difficult for the sane folks to contact people they admire........I see that you live in Berlin. I lived in Ramstein Village just outside of Ramstein Air Force Base for a short while. Then we moved onto Kaiserslautern (K-Town)for the rest of my husband's tour. What a beautiful country! I got to see a lot of it by accident. I was only in country about a month and dropped my husband off at the airport in Frankfort. I had just gotten my German driver's license so I wasn't all that famiiar with the roads but he told me to just stay on the autobahn. Well, I took a wrong turn out of the airport and it just seemed to be taking forever to get home. And it is not true that everyone in Germany speaks English. Long story short (too late), it took me 8 hours to get home and my husband called me shortly after that to let me know he arrived in the U.S. safely. But what a great day. I am sort of adventurous and not afraid of getting lost. That's usually how I found my way around new cities when we moved. True story.
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 10:19:00 (PST)
Mr. Mike...That's funny about the HSB's "chain of truthfulness."
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 09:58:39 (PST)
According to Karen Rhodes' book, Bob Sevey appeared in about a dozen episodes, some as himself. Speaking of announcers, is Les Keiter still alive and well in Hawaii? I saw a picture of him taken within the last couple of years, he looked kind of frail. Keiter also appeared in several episodes, though not as many as Sevey.

Recently people have made comments about how accurate or reliable certain information on the "Internet" is, particularly in relation to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. I don't know for a fact whether the HSB is accurate or not, but the information which is on their WWW pages was actually in the newspaper first. It's not like Wikipedia, where people just refer to other WWW pages (which could be as equally inaccurate as the ones at Wikipedia itself). For example, some Wikipedia editor put a "citation needed" beside a comment about Bored She Hung Herself that I had made on the page devoted to Hawaii Five-O. The source for this was on my own WWW page and was based on hearsay! So where is the "chain of truthfulness" (or whatever you want to call it) in that?

Speaking of the Internet, there are a couple of Five-O groups on Facebook, though they are certainly not as a lively as this one. I am on Facebook too if you want to look me up there (Mike Quigley). Facebook makes me laugh, because there are people there (even security-conscious types like those who work at the Internet company where I work) who seemingly have no qualms about revealing all sorts of information about themselves, especially through silly chain-letter type postings which have proliferated on Facebook recently (like "25 things about myself").
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC The Place Obama Visited Recently - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 07:25:39 (PST)

Barbara, thank you for sharing your correspondence with Jack. He certainly was a class act. My husband and I grew up in Pittsburgh and his "terrible towel" is a prized possession. It was sweet of you to send one to Jack. Go Steelers!
Buffalo, NY USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 07:00:44 (PST)
Barbara, I can understand your reasons and thank's for the full description of the letters. So, it seems Jack was very attentive with his fans. That's quite not always common. Once I sent Leonard Nimoy a package and a letter and it came back with a stamp on it "Acceptance refused". I was very young and very disappointed. Seems Jack had a sense for what he would do to his fans if he didn't answer.
Berlin, - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 05:39:53 (PST)
Okay, just checking before I get some shut eye.
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 01:01:12 (PST)
ah kain't afind mu funnybone! think thuh dawg wen stole eeyut.
I'm writing to say, I have nuthin' to say. - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 00:30:10 (PST)
Now, now, Kimo. Why do I have the feeling that you already have PLENTY of eBay merchandise!!! By the way, Kimo. I noticed that on your last 5 or 6 posts that there are none of your usual tag lines after your name. You doin' okay???
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 00:04:32 (PST)
wow. cool, Barb. So?! post the letters! I need to add to my ebay merchandise!
- Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 23:53:17 (PST)
Big H (and others): Not only was it a sweet thing for Jack Lord to send me the first thank you letter but it was definitely a "class act" to send a second because he couldn't remember if he thanked me the first time. I said in my previous post that I would not post a copy of the letters anywhere. First of all, I know that I still have them but since they were from 30 years ago, I would have to dig through things I have stored in my basement. However, I will share with you what I can remember about the letters............I live in Chicago now but I am originally from Pittsburgh and I have always been a huge Steeler fan. I don't know if I read somewhere that he made a positive comment about the Steelers or whether I was just so proud of the Steelers winning another Super Bowl that year or whatever, but I sent him a fan letter along with a Steeler T-shirt and a Terrible Towel. He sent a handwritten letter on CBS letterhead and thanked me for being thoughtful and sending the items. He said he had recently met Terry Bradshaw at a CBS function and was impressed with how smart he was and with his quiet demeanor. That's funny because Terry is so out there now. He went on with the thank you and then ended by saying that he would wear the shirt proudly and would wave the Terrible Towel when he watched the game. He included a couple photos and that was that. Not only was I impressed that he actually answered me but it was sweet, personal and handwritten. From that point on, I watched every time he wrote something on that board to see if the writing matched. It did. ........... About a year later, sometime after the show had ended, out of the blue I get another letter. He apologized and said that since he answers his own mail and handwrites them, he doesn't always have a way of keeping track of who he has answered. And he wanted to make sure that he had thanked "this sweet woman for all the wonderful gifts" or something very close to that. He then said he wanted to send me something back and included several beautiful photos and these luggage tags with big, beautiful orange floral decals to attach to my luggage so they could easily be identified. There was more to the letters but this post is getting too long. Needless to say, I was impressed with how sensitive and thoughtful this man was. I will always be happy that I made that connection with the sweet side of Jack Lord.
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 23:43:50 (PST)
Nadja and ringfire211: As much as I would love to post and share with everyone the 2 letters that I received from Jack Lord (nearly 30 years ago), I have decided not to do that. Once you post something on the internet, it's out there for anyone to do what they want with them (tweak them, sell them, etc.).......About a year ago, I sent a certain celebrity a one-shot camera and asked him to take a couple photos exclusively for a small group of his fans which I coordinate online. He knows who we are, took the pictures including a funny one where he is holding a sign saying hello to our group, and sent the camera back to me. Got the photos developed, shared them online with our group and asked/begged them to keep them special by not sharing with anyone. All agreed. Two weeks later, one of the photos showed up on another site and they had changed the wording on the greeting to our group and added their own words. Fortunately, they kept it clean but I was devastated. Could have come from someone in the group, someone who developed the film, or someone's Photo Bucket that was not marked "private." Anyway, I wrote to the celebrity and apologized. Happened to see him last month when he came through Chicago and apologized in person. He was great and said it was all in good fun. But I decided then that I would never put anything special like that online again. So, as much as you would like to see and read the letters, please understand why I won't post them. Thanks for understanding.
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 23:42:47 (PST)
Kimo, I agree. We are is the guy?
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 20:35:39 (PST)
Thanks Nadja, good stuff. I'm really into the music right now.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 20:33:07 (PST)
Rick, it's on the internet. therefore not 100% accurate. IMDB is considered fairly reliable but depends on many sources for its content like Wikipedia does, which as everyone knows is NOT true accurate fair unbiased etc... So. grain o' salt and all that.
- Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 20:26:14 (PST)
Kimo, It's his only gig says the IMDB page for Alex Todd that showed up on my machine. is the guy?
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 20:10:17 (PST)
"Alex Todds bio contains this one and only role. ?????" and Rick of course da H50 gang here all know this as not true.
- Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 19:56:32 (PST)
"I wonder if Bob Sevey was the reporter outside Castle Hospital" Please wear yer glasses when ya watch da eps. don't look a thing like him. Neither does he sound like Mr. Sevey.
- Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 19:45:08 (PST)
Rick, you have to click on the left "Free User". It's safe, I got it also from there.
Berlin, - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 17:47:08 (PST)
Hey Rick, try this:
Berlin, - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 17:40:16 (PST)
ringfire, IMDB credits an "Alex Todd" as the reporter on "King Of The Hill". Alex Todds bio contains this one and only role. ?????
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 16:59:50 (PST)
Been re-watching season one. Something different stands out each time I re-watch an ep. What is on my radar right now is the music. Season one music huge. It's a mood setter for sure. But it can take me a couple of times watching an ep before I really hear it. Maybe I pay more attention to the music when I already know the dialogue by heart. Looked up a lot of info on Morton Stevens and Don Ray, starting at Mikes Hawaii Five-0 home page. Interesting 1974 Emmy nominations. Five-0 couldn't lose.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 16:32:53 (PST)
I wonder if Bob Sevey was the reporter outside Castle Hospital in first season's "King of the Hill" when Danno is taken hostage by a disillusioned Yaphet Kotto. The reporter gives us a play-by-play what's going inside the hospital as well as some background on Danno. Wondah if dat's Unko Bob...
Philadelphia, PA USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 16:01:54 (PST)
we need 5-0 back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Matt Higa
Kapaa, Hawaii USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 12:01:49 (PST)
Kimo, I don't know about this man but I wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss.
Berlin, - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 04:23:17 (PST)
Bob Sevey, a local personality and our most respected news guy... the man who was Hawaii's most trusted news anchor for two decades, died yesterday in his retirement community in Lacey, Washington. He was battling cancer for a while. His realation to H50, of course, was he played himself often on the show. Lent a real and substantive air of authenticity to our local production then, back in the day. We will miss you Unko Bob! Our dear Leslie has a good overview of Unko Bob here on her blog -
w'll see you in the great, luau in da sky, Bob! a hui hou! - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 02:29:28 (PST)
Was talking to a braddah last nite ( who happens to be named "Dano" (real name for 50 plus years, his spelling) at one of our many local haunts; a cool old style Polynesian kinda bar hangout. Lotta atmosphere... I had just sold the manager a few big rope covered glass fishnet floats for decor. (ya simply can not have TOO much of the old nautical flotsam and jetsam in the old kine bars... ) We were talking about various local productions and H50 coming here. We were speculating this place otta be used to instill a "Hawaii sense of place" for the show. At another bigger cool old 'tiki bar" (as they callem on the mainland), the manager said "Kimo, Please have them shoot here. We love the productions and need the publicity" (well I'll do what I can) . Some bars in Chinatown have been contacted by LOST and the... what should be a slam dunk, for the negotiations to use the locale for a 24 hr shoot, goes south cuz they don't have a liaison. They come in like gangbusters, mainland style and don't do the deal, cuz they don't know how it's done here. Dano told me his good friend Greg Noll the legendary surfer was talking to Baywatch when they were here to see if the prop department wanted to use one of his Koa boards. wow. That woulda been cool. We were talking about the necessity of having alotta "eye candy" filling the scenes with "Hawaiiana" (for lack of a better word)...
- Friday, February 20, 2009 at 16:05:47 (PST)
Barb says, "He said that he couldn't remember if he had sent a thank you and felt badly about that. A really sweet letter and a couple little souvenier-type gifts. I still have them along with the letter." Now that is a class-act, even if the man was somewhat a perfectionist on the set. Hey, who here doesn't take pride in his/her work and want to do it right??
Big H
Book 'em, all What I say... - Friday, February 20, 2009 at 11:55:31 (PST)
I agree with ringfire. I'd like very much to read this and see that side by myself. It would be great,Barbara if you could bring yourself to show the letters.
Berlin, - Friday, February 20, 2009 at 10:34:39 (PST)
Hey Barb. Not sure if there is personal stuff in that letter that you may want to keep to yourself, but I think we would all love to read it. Maybe you can post it here. You can scan it, then copy and paste it. Not sure how long it is. Maybe you could ask Mr. Mike and he could add the letter to the Main Page. That would be a neat addition to this site. We have read some negative things about Jack. This would show his positive, more sensitive side. In any case, it would be an awesome addition to the site.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, February 20, 2009 at 09:43:13 (PST)
Yes, Nadja, those 2 letters that I received from him revealed a very sweet and sensitive side of Jack Lord. I was a little surprised (but happy) because a few years prior to that, I was working at a TV station in Pittsburgh and the wife of one of the Hawaii Five-O cameramen came to visit old colleagues. Don't know if she or her husband used to work at the TV station. Anyway, one of my co-workers told her that I was a huge Jack Lord fan and I asked what he was like in person. She hesitated and it was obvious that she was weighing her words. She basically said that he was nice but that he was an "extreme perfectionist" which could sometimes make things difficult on set. Years and years later, I would read similar remarks by a lot of folks who worked with him. I always figured that this was the professional side of him because I felt like he must have a softer side. This was evidenced in the 2 letters that he sent me. I can't tell you how happy I was to get them, especially the 2nd letter.
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, February 20, 2009 at 06:59:52 (PST)
Barbara, that's the things I like to read about Jack Lord ;-) And I've taken a look at Grant Aleksander. I think you're right, he is imaginable as a son of McG.
Berlin, - Friday, February 20, 2009 at 00:23:44 (PST)
Don't know if anyone here watches "Guiding Light" on CBS. I was watching it today and Phillip Spaulding (Grant Aleksander) is back after a long absence. Never thought about this before but I kept looking at his face and he could play McGarrett's son. Very tall, square jaw, similar hair style, always has serious expression on his face, all business. Hair color is lighter though. Anyway, he never before came to mind as someone who could play that role but as I kept looking at him today, I saw the resemblence. He just came back to the show but who knows for how long. So, don't know what his availability would be. But he's part of CBS family. .... Incidentally, his aunt on the show is played by Marj Dusay. She played Nicole Wylie who was McGarrett's love interest in "Singapore File" in 1969.
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 22:18:08 (PST)
Never actually met Jack Lord. Never been to Hawaii although I might travel there in September with my husband on business trip....... However, I did receive two letters from him. They were both handwritten and very sweet and personable. The first one was to thank me for something that I had sent him. And the second was about a year later right after the show ended. He said that he couldn't remember if he had sent a thank you and felt badly about that. A really sweet letter and a couple little souvenier-type gifts. I still have them along with the letter.
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 21:57:55 (PST)
Gary Collins has hit a rough patch.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 21:05:16 (PST)
After all this talk about Dear Enemy I decided to watch it again, and actually liked it better the second time, although it's no classic. I didn't find it all that confusing. Like Mr. Mike, I found it odd at first that the cuff link on the carpet at the beach house wasn't found a year earlier, but the explanation for this comes later, it wasn't there, Vera Miles' character had the copy made and then planted it just that afternoon. Apparently McGarrett suspected her of some kind of skullduggery, that's why she makes the comment about the cuff link in the safety deposit box, she assumed McGarrett suspected her of planting the original cuff link rather than actually having a new one made. I agree with Mr. Mike that the motivation is never made clear, I just assume the lawyer had some kind of deal with Bolin that made him want to get him in office instead of Whiting while still pretending to be Whiting's friend. My question is, how was Mrs. Whiting able to copy Tobias' handwriting so accurately? I definitely see the point that there isn't enough information here, but I feel that way about other episodes, too(Bait Once, Bait Twice) for example, I still think it's a decent episode, just no Cloth of Gold!
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 19:13:29 (PST)
Thank you Mr. Mike. That's interesting definitely even though odd. Fluorescent coat and long beard, but who knows...
Berlin, - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:34:45 (PST)
I don't know if anyone from here ever met Jack Lord, but someone from Vancouver met him. When there was a newspaper article about the Five-O Home Page many years ago in the local (Vancouver) paper, this guy phoned me up, but I wasn't there to get the call. He never left his number, but more recently he left a comment on one of the Jack Lord related videos that I uploaded to YouTube as follows:

My brother and I flew to Hawaii in April 1995, enjoyed the sites, but REALLY wanted to try and catch a glimpse of "McGarrett". So while we were there, we started asking around Waikiki about where he lived. FINALLY found out it was in Kahala, at the Kahala Beach Condo's, right there on the beach !! So out we went, to try and see him. Gated place, so we hit the beach...asked some local gardeners, and they reluctantly pointed to "his" floor. We waited, walked the beach, and waited some more.....then Jack appeared!!! He was wearing a fluorescent orange (I aint making this up) housecoat, and looked like Jesus!Long beard and everything! We actually talked with him for about 5 minutes, him on his balcony, us down on the beach. We asked him about the show, how many total episodes, etc, even if he ever got to Vancouver on vacation! (he said yes!) After 5 min. or so, he started answering the questions with the SAME answer each time...we knew it was time to go (Alzheimers??) What a memorable event for us !!! [we got photos, but it wasnt a great camera, so ya cant TRULY tell it was him....but WE knew it was...he died some 3 years later]
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:01:44 (PST)

Looks like the 6th seasons Art work is finally available for viewing. It looks good. Can't wait for season 6. Keep em coming.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 09:38:08 (PST)
Hey KD, did you noticed, seems that nobody here met Jack Lord actually. Too bad, I would be very curious about also. Mr. Mike what about the great episode from season 13 "Singapore flies". The one where they find a bag with flies on an agent arrested on a freighter from Singapore and when the agent sets free the flies in the office at the Iolani Palace they're forming the words "Wo Fat" on McGarretts desk? ;-)
Berlin, - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 08:49:25 (PST)
Lol Nadja...funny.... Just wanted to publicly thank Mr. Mike for his help recently...
Back , From Exile (self-imposed) - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 08:05:32 (PST)
My favorite of Season 13 is "No to Low Fat" and with only one star extremely underestimated. And with the right preparation lard can taste compelling...
Berlin, - Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 07:49:05 (PST)
Very funny, Mr. Mike. I just clicked on season 13.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 21:27:12 (PST)
I thought Bored, She Hung Herself was lost. Where did you find it?
Hamden, CT U S of A - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 21:22:42 (PST)
Would absolutely love to tantalize you with said charts, Kimo. However, even if I somehow managed a pie-chart into Mike's guestbook, I don't know how I could make it 3-D. Perhaps you have a suggestion. Don't know how much you know about pies though. That's a strictly mainland dish. Midwest at its best! Can't get more haole than that.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 17:37:12 (PST)
I just watched BORED, SHE HUNG HERSELF on the Web - I found it to be a "Just okay" episode - not one of the best shows, IMHO - I did find the very end to be a little silly - anyway, I think it should have been included on the second season set, just to be able to say, "I have all of them" - aside from the usual cast, I always liked Actor William Smithers and I thought that he was the best thing in this episode - just my 2 cents...:-)
Orlando, FL USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 13:07:41 (PST)
When season four was released on DVD and I rewatched Cloth of Gold, maybe three times, I remember posting a review of this episode on this very page, detailing why I love the episode so much, so I don't want to rehash all that. Admittedly, part of it's nostalgia. I saw the episode when I was pretty young and found it memorably creepy, and when I saw it again, years later in syndication, it became my favorite episode. Watching it on DVD, again years later, nothing's changed, although I do have to admit, I was a little disappointed when I realized that McGarrett doesn't play a large role in this episode, that is until the very end. The teaser and the conclusion are both very chilling. I love the oddness(and utter coolness) of the murder weapon, the surprising reason for the murders, the self-involved decadence of the victims, the tragic sadness of the perpetrator. Yep, still my favorite.
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 11:16:56 (PST)
Ringfire, you failed to illustrate to what exact degree, (and you should, via the use of pie charts and graphs), the amount to which you remember being a diehard fan as compared to when you think it is not remembered that you were not. Also is is necessary to illustrate, via said charts, WHICH episodes you missed, WHEN you missed them, the seasonal breakdown of said episodes that turned up missing as compared to the ones viewed by you. Also the regularity of showing on the networks of each episodes, as compared to what degree exactly you understand the episode was not shown regularly and also it would be helpful to see to what degree there is an issue there as compared to NO issue there with the other episodes. We need to view your delineation, again via said charts, of all seasons and their respective episodes you managed to miss, how often you missed them and may as well mention HOW this was managed. All the above compared to your estimation as to the degree that the "They" didn't seem to show them and your comparison of your use of "much" as relating to what "they showed regularly". We require a graph chart, (3-D please!) showing your level of liked, to loved, to the degree of how much you hated each episode. Then and only then will you be able to convey fully, you are a true (mainland) "die-hard 5-0 fan".
what's with all the accountants, claiming H 5-0 fandom?! - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 11:10:27 (PST)
"Cloth of Gold" -- great episode? Certainly. The best? Hardly. I just found it curious that someone (Chris) would name it as their all-time favorite. I mean... next to the Vashon trilogy, the Wo Fat episodes, the Lewis Avery Filer episodes, and classics like "The Box", "Rest in Peace, Somebody", "Hookman", "Candy and a Gun that Shoots", "I'll Kill 'Em Again", "A Capitol Crime", Cloth of Gold comes across as a rather okay episode at best. Sure, the murder weapon is unique but the episode is not nearly as thrilling as the ones mentioned. Just my thoughts.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 11:04:40 (PST)
Love that show, all time favorite, still watching reruns on METV and on Would love to ses a Hollywood version on the big screen. Would want look-a-likes play the roles and storyline McGaret vs. Wo Fat. Could use storyline of combating each other before 5-O started and interweaved during 5-O and concluding with on going saga in today's world. Maybe Danny is now head of 5-O?
Randy Gollay
buffalo grove, il usa - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 10:29:30 (PST)
Again with "The Bomber And Mrs. Moroney"!...I'm just kidding with ya ringfire. I agree with both of you, "Cloth Of Gold" is one of the best.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 07:57:51 (PST)
A syndication package that didn't include my favorite episode, Cloth of Gold? That's a crime against humanity!
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 07:15:29 (PST)
In response to Henry's post: I too have been a die-hard 5-0 fan for as long as I can remember. But there have been a few episodes in the DVD releases which I somehow missed when watching in syndication. For example, Season 1's "Six Kilos" I never saw until I saw it on DVD. From what I understand, that episode was not shown regularly in syndication (some issue there). I saw all Season 2 episodes in syndication (except for the "Bored, She Hung Herself" episode which is still unavailable). As for Season 3, somehow I managed to miss the following 3... "The Gunrunner", "Dear Enemy", and "The Bomber and Mrs. Moroney" (the last one being an exceptional episode!). They didn't seem to show them much in syndication. As for "The Ransom", that one they showed regularly. Always liked that one! As for Season 4, I missed "Cloth of Gold" in syndication -- another great episode! As for Season 5, I saw all of them.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 06:55:42 (PST)
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 13:57:07 (PST)
Hi, Henry. I was 10 when H5-0 started and when it ended I had a husband and a baby. I was surprised to learn that the show ran all that time. In the early 80ís it was on twice each week day and also at night opposite J Carson(that was before TV went crazy). I watched as much as I could. Iím not really sure why I like it so much. I liked other shows like Emergency and Medical Center but Hawaii Five-0 has stuck with me all these years. I did watch a lot with my Dad and that could be why but we also watched Godzilla and Iím a little past that. Some episodes seem like I am seeing them for the first time, I think because I saw them so long ago that I donít remember them. I do remember Judy Moon and have not seen that for a long time. I think the actor in Judy Moon (not sure if that is title or not) was also in the episode with Pernell Roberts when he was a baseball player, another good episode. I was surprised to learn that the one with Wo Fat when Steve was in the tank of water was the first. I have no idea what the last episode is. For me, itís like time stood still. Iím in the beginning of season 5 and it seems like all the same season. Hard to explain but I hope you can get my meaning. I enjoy watching, writing, reading and looking forward to whatís coming in the days ahead. If you go to you can watch episodes there and maybe find some you didnít see or donít remember (only in US).
Hamden, CT U S of A - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 13:20:07 (PST)
This is a Repost:I have been watching 5-0 since it's inception and I believe I saw most episodes (1968-1980) on their original air dates with very few exceptions, as I fell in love with the show instantly. I continued to watch all syndication as it became available in my area including Family Channel, WOR in New York, WGN in Chicago, Hallmark, 59 in New Haven etcÖ I taped all the Family Channel episodes as well as 59 and I thought my collection was near complete. I have all 4 DVD seasons and have just finished season 3. However, what has me perplexed is that I do not recall ever seeing "The Ransom" or "The Gunrunner" after 40 years ? Did Family Channel / 59 not air these episodes? (I'll have to go back and check) After 40 years and constant viewing (I've seen "Full Fathom Five" 10 times) I thought I saw them all. Surprised that the answer may be no. Somewhat embarrassing.The only positive thing is that they felt brand new, not knowing the outcome. Has this happened to any other original viewer ? Is any other hardcore fans seeing episodes for the first time? I think "The Year of The Horse" was one of the least aired episodes (of any quality, BORED not withstanding) as I know I saw it only once as a 2 hour Easter Sunday afternoon television movie. Henry
Henry P Tercyak
North Haven, ct usa - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 11:50:30 (PST)
Don't go gettin all mainland on me, Rick. Not here on a Hawaii five oh chat board. Or Danno will throw the book at ya like he would to anyone who watches Hawaii 5-0 and thinks Kimo is a weird name.
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 11:44:45 (PST)
To Wordsmith: "Yes, lab work was involved, but it was not a show about lab work; the CSI series does that well enough." Well, I for one will be sorely disappointed if the new 5-0 chief doesn't pull out a glass map of Oahu and say to his "Danno"..."ok, Danno, let's lay it out on the map. Screw the gps..." "Second, compassion. McGarrett realized that not all suspects were guilty and did not deserve to be slammed against a wall. Some deserved his help in being proved innocent. John Mala in "Run, Johnny, Run" comes to mind." Yes, also the ep "Pray Love Remember." "It was the balance between tough and tenacious, cunning and compassionate that made Stephen J. McGarrett a good detective." Ooops, Wordsmith, I think McG's middle name was Alajicious or Alawicous, or something like that...I know I butchered that spelling, but it's a wierd middle name (but no wierder than Kimo). Mr. Mike, et. al., am I correct on that? [Correct spelling of this name is Aloysius, though I don't know if that really was McGarrett's middle name. This is sort of a "joke" name. - MQ]
Big H
1,2,3..., down the tubes... - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 09:30:48 (PST)
And sentences begin with caps.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 07:17:27 (PST)
To return to an earlier topic: What should the new H50 be? Five-0 was about outfoxing the criminal mind. Yes, lab work was involved, but it was not a show about lab work; the CSI series does that well enough. Rather, McGarrett possessed the same craftiness and cunning as the criminals; he simply chose to apply it for good, rather than evil. In that way, he was able to "see inside the criminal mind" to deduce how the perpetrator had acted and/or would act next. What made the show credible was that McGarrett balanced this craftiness and cunning with what he called "cop instinct" and with compassion. First, cop instinct. Time and again, he (and sometimes Danno) would stop and say, "No. This came together too easily. Something's wrong." He would dig in to determine what really had happened and who dunnit. Second, compassion. McGarrett realized that not all suspects were guilty and did not deserve to be slammed against a wall. Some deserved his help in being proved innocent. John Mala in "Run, Johnny, Run" comes to mind. Although John certainly looked guilty on the surface, McGarrett knew John well enough to know that something was going on besides what appeared to be going on. He kept digging until a study of angles of trajectory proved that Walt Kramer had fired the fatal shot, not John Mala. It was the balance between tough and tenacious, cunning and compassionate that made Stephen J. McGarrett a good detective It was also those things that made Five-0 a winner.
Imagination City, HI USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 02:53:42 (PST)
mo betta and Honolulu are not quoted. Or semiquoted
Yes, I am god lived - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 00:06:43 (PST)
Excellent. Yes, Honolulu Star Bulletin. That's...'mo betta'.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 20:12:19 (PST)
Well done Che. How i enjoyed this!!! Just injecting a sense of humor, which Mr. Mike obviously possesses...oops i meant Che-Fong. Ray--i wasn't referring to you directly--somebody posted themselves as Andrew Duggan, and well, just thought a little humor would be apropos. But, of course, my sentiments remain: Mr. Lord will always endure on celluloid... Aplogies, just a game...sorry if anybody was offended...
The Real KD McGarrett
Hawaii, Five--O USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 17:43:11 (PST)
"Honolulu" apologies. Flame away if you wish!
Portsmouth , NH USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 16:56:31 (PST)
To Kimo and Celia, Regarding Liz Logue, I can appreciate the caustic humor of your response, including the restraining order comment. And I do regret the lengthy 'monolithic' expo that I posted...big mistake I guess. So, I apologize first to Mike for posting it, although he encouraged me to do so, and to the rest of you for the boring explanation. On the other hand, it did what I had hoped it would do, and that is, spark some reaction and debate. You proved my point because the info online info on this lady is so convuluted and conflicting that none of you really know either. I want to also state that the Hawaiian SB did not ever speculate on her passing at all...just that she dropped out of sight in the early seventies. I was more inclined to believe all of their reporting, as it was the benchmark I used to compare against the questionable data I found on IMBD and other online sources. I want to assure you too Celia, that your subtle dig has no merit in characterizing me as some kind of star stuck fan of Ms. Logue. My whole reason for posting this was because there are a number fans that I noticed on other sites, youtube, etc...that continued to ask 'where is she?'. And the common response was always, 'oh, she passed away years ago, etc,etc.' Says who? So, I was curious enough to dig around the net for a bit, and realized that misinformation like that and poor online documentation can continue to mislead people. That's all...I was just trying to be helpful in clarifying a bit of trivia...and this site is full of trivia about Five-O, is it not? Just the same old question from a fan of 'where are they now?' -- not someone trying to attach a defibrillator on Elvis. Again, you're absolutely correctly Kimo, 'much ado about nothing'. I won't bring it up again. Do I sound defensive?....nah. Best to you.
Portsmouth, NH USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 16:09:00 (PST)
Thanks Che. I'll admit I was fooled. Jack always was fond of the term "fresh as a daisy".
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 16:07:10 (PST)
Hello, it's Che Fong here. Mr. Mike asked me to come out of retirement and look into some suspicious activity regarding postings from "Jack Lord." It turns out that "Jack Lord" is none other than this frequent poster named "KD McGarrett." I'll be forwarding my findings over to John Manicote Junior for his consideration shortly. Looks like an open and shut case to me!
Che Fong
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 15:44:34 (PST)
Mike, I know what you mean about watching Dear Enemy twice. I usually am a Ďrewinderí so I can understand everything before I go to the next section but I didnít do that this time. I watched it straight through to get the Ďfull effect of the antisepticí (a line from a Pink Panther movie) and I did find a need to watch again to Ďgetí it. I just went to your link for the show and was pleasantly surprised to see all that you have there. Just want you to know that I will read it all and respond later because I am out of time. I just spent 2 hours watching and rewinding and canít wait to see what you have and what I can add and Hawaii Five-0 can do no wrong in my book. I love every episode.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 13:55:21 (PST)
No way Kimo. You were in my show remember? i will forever live in the memory of all fans...just tune into Hawaii Five-O..i will be there fresh as a daisy... i will remain alive forever... Rumors of my demise were greatly exaggerated 88 years and still going strong...
Jack Lord
Kahala Avenue, Hawaii USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 12:15:26 (PST)
I'm a 15 year old and my friends and I are huge 5-0 fans. Most people don't realize this, but there are young 5-0 fans out there!
St. Louis, Missouri U.S.A. - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 12:12:33 (PST)
Come on man.... Jack please die for real, you gonna disavow the town ya live in.
- Monday, February 16, 2009 at 12:03:13 (PST)
Yes, and i am also alive...rumors of my demise have also been greatly exaggerated. Come on man...
Jack Lord (John Joseph Patrick William Ryan)
Hawaii, HI 96816 - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 10:46:13 (PST)
Andrew Duggan was well known for his role as the President in "In Like Flint"!
NW Suburbs, Il usa - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 04:18:39 (PST)
Hey...Wait a minute....I'm not dead either!!!
Andrew Duggan
Flint, MI USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 04:15:44 (PST)
I am 38 years old and the biggest Hawaii 5-0 fan. I have the 5-0 theme song played everywhere I drive and have the song as my ring tone. The only DVD's I watch daily are Hawaii 5-0. I have side burns in memory of my favorite actor...Jack Lord. When I visted Oahu last June I visited many locations from Hawaii 5-0. I was always hoping of a remake of the show and now I got good news that this may become reality. Try and keep the actors and their personalites the same. Also, have a Hawaiin on the cast. The background and views where some of the scenes were shot were remarkable. Maybe bring back a nephew from the Vashone family to star in a few episodes who wants revenge against 5-0. I hope this will help with ideas. Talk to you soon. Thanks and Good Luck !!
Woodbridge, NJ United States - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 18:35:41 (PST)
(Cuz I just know of the Honolulu Star Bulletin.) - "shed more light on her whereabouts." Ray, tellya exactly where da vahine steh; Six feet under, directly above the center of the earth.
- Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 13:39:48 (PST)
Wait. IS there a "Hawaiian Star Bulletin? As opposed to a Caucasian Star Bulletin? Or a Tagalog Star Bulletin? How many are there?!
- Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 13:17:21 (PST)
Celia. that was hilarious. - I trust the "Hawaiian" Star Bulletin, much more than Wikipedia. (hate that name), IMDB, and esp. the "Hawaiian" Honolulu Advertiser. But above and beyond all that: I trust what we as kama'aina know. IF... she were alive, we here would certainly know. And our ohana at the Star Bulletin would not be hiding anything. I mean we don't have to read an article in the SB to know about Liz, We all know of her. And we here know, She mah-ke, die, dead. Restrainig order indeed. That was, as the old bard says: "Much ado about nothing". Find another more global changing cause to justify monolithic paragraphs. Such as:
- Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 11:57:48 (PST)
If Elizabeth Logue is alive and she reads this message, the first thing she will do is apply for a restraining order.
Celia Ohm
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 08:30:43 (PST)
I never trust anything I read in the 'Hawaiian' Star-Bulletin
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 08:07:41 (PST)
Or the two different Liz Logues could be dead. OR they both could still be alive! Sure. On an unrelated note, I saw Elvis at Burger King the other day.
rumors of my demise, have been greatly exaggerated - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 02:24:24 (PST)
Mike was gracious enough to allow me to post an email I sent to him in his guest book regarding the 'girl on the beach' in the opening sequence of Hawaii Five O, in the hopes that someone might be able to clarify or shed more light on her whereabouts. Mike does not have the time to research more carefully, but he invited me to post this, so that others who might have more information can come forward and help clear up the uncertainty. Based on my own online research, I am leaning towards believing that she is still alive, contrary to what others have suggested or speculated.

Please examine my theories carefully, and if anyone can corroborate or refute my speculation, then please step forward and correct any misunderstanding. I have thick skin, and for me, it is not about who is right, but what is right. So, flame suit is on...please challenge me on the following!

Thanx for your patience and consideration.

Hello Mike,

For a long time, I have been interested in finding out more info on Liz Logue, the 'girl on the beach' in Five O. Unfortunately, there is little to go on, other than a few accounts from the Hawaiian Star Bulletin, and IMDB, which can be riddled with errors, as I have found out when perusing that site for accurate info on celebrities. Stuff can get posted there with little credibility or other independently corroborative information.

You obviously are an incredible encyclopedic source of information and trivia on Five O, which is why I turn to you for getting the word out if there is any truth at all to my research. I have seen some folks online, here and there, who have speculated that Elizabeth Logue passed way years ago, based on that IMDB profile. I could be very wrong, but I would submit there is a possibility she is still alive, and fans of Hawaii Five O might be under false assumptions concerning her background.

I will be happy to follow-up with links that indicate there might be some uncertainty about her alleged passing, but I will offer you a brief explanation for now, and if you want to corroborate independently, please feel free. Moreover, go online and take full credit for uncovering the mess, as I could care less...I just want to be helpful and ensure the record is accurate -- plus, I also am simply a fan who has always been very curious about the beautiful woman and icon who flashed quickly in the opening sequence, and who has captured the fascination of the Five o fan-base. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong...but I want to at least close some uncertain loopholes that remain unverified to date.

First, on the IMDB site, she passed away in June of 1988. It also says that this Elizabeth Logue was born in New York city and she was married first to George Logue and George Duggan. The first indication that errors abound in this profile is with her second husband, George Duggan. A careful online search with google will turn up a famed character actor by the name of ANDREW, not GEORGE Duggan, who married a broadway dancer by the name of Liz 'Betty' Logue. Could the site have confused George Logue with Andrew Logue, and it's a careless misprint? Here is the first indication that the names of her husband might be inaccurate on this site. And yes, online obituaries from the New York Times will reveal that an Andrew Duggan died in May, 1988, and his wife, Elizabeth Logue, a broadway dancer he met in NY city in the EARLY FIFTIES, died just a few weeks later following his death in June 1988. What a coincidence, huh? Andrew Duggan had three children with Liz Logue, however, there is little mention of children on Elizabeth Logue's profile on IMDB.

We also know that the Hawaiian Elizabeth Logue was a model, a reservations agent with Hawaiian Air, Miss ROTC at Univ of Hawaii, featured cover girl on the cover of a 1965 Life Magazine, poster girl in Hawaii's Visitor's Center, actress in famed movie Hawaii with Julie Andrews, etc, etc. But if we trust IMDB, this island girl was born in NY city in 1931. If she was, in fact, Miss ROTC of Univ of Hawaii in 1959, which I don't doubt, then that would mean her age at that time was 28 or 29 years old. I was an AFROTC Commander at Manhattan College awhile back and most of our student recruits were 18-21 years old, and the cutoff for pilot selection is 26 years old. Still, it is not out of the realm of possibility that she could have been enrolled in ROTC at that age. More difficult to believe is maybe the fact that she was about 37 or 38 at the time she graced the opening sequence in 1968, as our famed Hawaii Five O 'girl on the beach', if we are to believe the date of birth that is posted on the IMDB profile of Elizabeth Logue. Moreover, she would have been about 34 or 35 on the cover of Life Magazine in 1965...again, not outside the realm of possibility for an aging model, island girls keep their young twenty-ish looks forever?

The Hawaii Star Bulletin indicated that Elizabeth Logue dropped out of sight in the early seventies, after a failed quickie marriage to a Las Vegas real estate mogul. Judging by the long and successful marriage to Andrew Duggan, with three children, then I have trouble reconciling that she could have been also sidetracked with a short lived affair in Vegas during the early seventies. Doesn't add up or sound like the same woman to me. I would have thought too that the Star Bulletin would have had excellent sources from their extensive research of the various sites and personages in the opening sequence of Five O to determine whether or not she has passed away. Leaving that little detail out makes me wonder then if maybe she is still alive.

Conversely, there is one very interesting item of convergence that does lend credibility to the fact that the Hawaiian 'girl on the beach' Liz Logue may actually had been married to character actor, Andrew Duggan. And that fact is that Andy Duggan appeared in several Hawaii Five O episodes, as well as the pilot movie. Did Andrew Duggan meet Elizabeth Logue on the set of Hawaii Five O, and married her then or shortly thereafter, or did he meet her as 'Broadway dancer, Liz Logue in the early fifties, as reported in his obituary. Running off with a real estate magnate in the early seventies, or marrying Andrew Duggan and having three children? She can't be all things at once, I would submit.

It seems you can't always trust everything you read on, or other sources online. The conflicting information that I allude to above leads to my conclusion that we could be talking about two different women by the name of Liz Logue, and if that is the case, then she may not be deceased after all, but could be living quietly somewhere else.

Perhaps with your networking skills with people more in the know that I am, you could take this further and offer more substantive proof of her passing.

I hope this helps Mike. Sorry for the extended email.


Portsmouth, NH USA - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 23:57:10 (PST)

Ring, I said, don't answer that! "Question -- are there really stables there?" Yes, near there. Stables all over the island. - Oh, and crane found at the Zoo.
- Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 20:29:14 (PST)
I have uploaded a couple of examples of music for "the wave" composed by Don Ray. They are on the main page (link above) in the music section.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, CB Canada - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 16:39:13 (PST)
Permit me to answer your question, Kimo-sabe. You look like... a know-it-all. A walking wiki-wiki-pedia (error-prone and all but we still access it for information). So where was the Skyline crane? Speaking of locations, I watched "Journey Out of Limbo" and apparently Danno was at the horse stables at Koko Head. Question -- are there really stables there? I could have sworn the place looked like the Kualoa Ranch. There I know they have stables and horses. I even rode one there last summer! Any ideas?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 14:55:53 (PST)
Saw a short interview With Mike Conners/Mannix on TV. Loved that show. Anyway, they showed some clips and there was a Five=0 connection with ALL the guest stars. Gerald S. O'Loughlin (The Box, Six Kilos, And A Time To Die) Ronald Long (Nightmare Road) Nancy Kovak (Face Of The Dragon) Martin Sheen, and John Ritter. All in about 15 seconds of clips! Kind of funny.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 14:17:51 (PST)
So, anybody here ACTUALLY meet Jack Lord? Interested and curious
Hawaii, Fl USA--geographically challenged - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 08:00:10 (PST)
"Hey Kimo, you still didn't tell me where that Skyline crane was located." what da hell do I look like?! - ( on second thought, don't answer that! )
- Friday, February 13, 2009 at 22:24:21 (PST)
Thanks Mike. That's what old Nick said alright. It was the "Oui" that immediately got my attention. That's what made me think it was French. But then I thought to myself "A French mobster? Is there really such a thing? In Hawaii, of all places?" I never thought of the Vashons as French.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 15:38:28 (PST)
The updated anal-ysis for Here Today, Gone Tonight is now available for public consumption here. The one for Dear Enemy is here. I had a good laugh, in Dear Enemy, the prison number for one of the main characters is the same as one used in the first season episode The Ways of Love.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 14:37:34 (PST)
The Vashon patriarch replies to his son by saying "Avec plaisir," which means "With pleasure." Note that he also answers the phone by saying "Oui" ("Yes").
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique, Canuckland - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 14:33:33 (PST)
Keep the re runs coming. Still very enjoyable after all these years.
Kathleen M Smith
Philadelphia, Pa Philadelphia - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 13:48:53 (PST)
Thanks, Mr. Mike. Dominick calls McG a "cochon" on the beach. Any ideas what he says to Honore on the phone when Honore calls him after McG has paid a visit regarding the "McGarrett's grave" picture? Honore tells his father that "he (McGarrett) got the message" then he asks his father "Is it acceptable NOW to kill him?" after which I think Dominick says something in French. Any ideas what he said? Hey Kimo, you still didn't tell me where that Skyline crane was located.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 13:46:52 (PST)
Hank Snow did it. Many generic mainland female singers did it. I like Sons of Hawaii's version. There are too many local words for foreigners to do it properly.
, - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 12:33:06 (PST)
Recorded by zillions. None compare to Melveen.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 12:26:45 (PST)
That's a bit of a signature song for her. She sang that at Ho's birthday bash. very cool!
- Friday, February 13, 2009 at 12:23:20 (PST)
Melveen Leed, BEST EVER recording 'Little Grass Shack'
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 12:18:57 (PST)
"Hey Kimo! Get on up there after him! Pronto!" Yer so mainland. - "Danno wincing at the sight of McGarrett way up there on the crane!"" Danno was thinking; "Boy, sometimes Bossman is as dumb as a gourd, I tellya." - Skyline killer was a fave because of our friend Melveen Leed and shots of some of our local hangouts... Melveen is such fun. Got video of her doing a few numbers at Don Ho's Bar on his birthday a few months back. All of us celebrated the birthday of the late great Uncle Don. Talked with Haumea Ho, there. whadda night! Ms. Leed was on the boat with me during Don Ho's Funeral off Waikiki beach. I videotaped the whole thing. I mostly was talking with Branscombe Richmond and his lovely wife on the boat, at the same time while trying to shoot the whole thing. Very touching... A few outriggers with his family members scattering the ashes. Our boat was right next to the Kahu boat, the watercraft holding the priest who offered the pule. What a day. But I digress.
Hey, You. get offa my cloud! - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 12:03:40 (PST)
In "V" for Vashon: the Father, Dominick Vashon refers to McGarrett as "cochon," which means "pig" in French. I would assume their ancestry was French, even though you would expect the spelling of their name to be Vachon in that case.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 11:49:58 (PST)
"The logical thing would be to get a chopper. " why. the logical thing is not spend a few hundred in a scenario that would naturally end cheaper; wait til the fool gets tired and he climbs down from that thing.
Cheezeburger, in Paradise, hold the J.Buffet - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 11:32:28 (PST)
Mike (or anyone else), can you tell me what nationality the Vashons were supposed to be. Chris and Honore speak English, as does old Nick, but sometimes Nick will say something in some language that sounds French (like the scene in "V for Vashon: The Father" after McG pays Honore a visit regarding the picture of McG's grave, after which Honore calls his father regarding initiating a hit on McG and Nick mumbles something in some foreign language). I thought maybe Italian.. but it sounds more French than Italian. I turned on the subtitles but that phrase that Nick mumbled was not shown. Any ideas?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 11:01:28 (PST)
I have never followed Heather Locklear's career much, though she would be a prime candidate to play the female role if they remade the season two episode The Joker's Wild, Man, Wild! Locklear once hosted Saturday Night Live and did a very funny parody of an infomercial, where she was making all these incredibly racist remarks. As far as The Skyline Killer show is concerned, I recall three things about this show: the exceptional music score by Dick DeBenedictis, the fact that the show was directed by stuntman Beau Van Den Ecker and two stunt men were actually listed in the credits, and the wincing reaction shots of Danno to the sight of McGarrett way up there on the crane! Aside from all this, I am continuing my exploration of "really, really bad" episodes by re-viewing Here Today, Gone Tonight. I thought Dear Enemy was bad, but Here Today makes Dear Enemy look like Citizen Kane by comparison. Soooooo bad! A revamped review of Here Today is pending. The title Dear Enemy always made me think of something funny ... see the listing for Season 13.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 10:25:05 (PST)
KIMO....Glad to hear that you were not affected by the tornados.
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 09:59:12 (PST)
Yes, somehow Heather doesn't come across as cheesy to me. Maybe she's too well-known. Most people probably can connect her to at least 2 shows per decade. She seemed to have her hand in everything. Not sure if everyone automatically thinks T.J. Hooker when they hear the name "Locklear". Unlike Adrian Zmed (that is soooo Hooker!) Anyway, I don't care for her now but on Hooker she was cute as a button! Regarding the HPD officers being expendable, isn't it their job to get killed so that McG can live? I always thought so. In any case, I can't see McG climbing up the crane by himself. Heck, I can't see him yelling to some stray HPD officer off the street "Hey Kimo! Get on up there after him! Pronto!" The logical thing would be to get a chopper. "Hey Kimo! We're gonna need some eyes!" Speaking of that spot and you munching on your cheeseburger right there, where is this location? What street?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 08:16:45 (PST)
"Couldn't he have used some expendable HPD men?" wow. next you'll comment on Japanese actors 'squinting'. huu. Barb, thanks for the concern. It happened about 50 miles ewa of where I am. Kapolei. Golf course, picked up some dude who is my size and tossed him against a glass door. Net result from the twister; One headache gained. Three golf balls lost. re; filming... No rumblings that are worth vocalizing. - I stand at the place the they all stood waiting for the crane to drop the skyline killer to descend, (why da hell he wanna kill skylines?!) there in the same spot, eating my cheeseburger remembering the days when they filmed it. Of course, all buildings there are built up and active. and more in the area. Unrecognizable from that scene. - Heather Locklear: Not Cheesy... No. just a weird lookin' chick. Another plain Jane that made it big.
I wheeze, for more Cheeze, please! - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 21:34:23 (PST) that Chicago is finally thawing out, I guess my fingers can type again. Haven't been here for a while. ........So, KIMO, I thought about you yesterday when I saw the tornados in Hawaii. Were they anywhere near you? Hope all is well with you and your family......Also, I know Ed Bernero will give us the scoop on what's going on when he's ready. But have you heard any rumblings, rumors, etc. about ANYTHING related to the new series??
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 20:38:44 (PST)
Heather Locklear: Not Cheesy.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 17:17:53 (PST)
Actually if you look up "cheesy" in the dictionary you might see any number of these words... "T.J. Hooker", "William Shatner", "Adrian Zmed", "James Darren", "4-Adam-16", "4-Adam-30", "LCPD" (any ideas what that stands for??), "Junior", "Wrecked Police Cruiser", "Shouting Captain", "Scum", "Filth", "Car Chase/Car Wreck/Car Chase/Car Wreck/Car Chase/Car Blow-up", Brillo Hair". But seriously, Kimo, Hooker was cool. Hard to watch nowadays but back in the day? Heck yeah!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 15:47:14 (PST)
Yeah, that image of McGarrett and the Skyline Killer atop the crane was forever engraved in my mind. One of my earliest memories of the show during my childhood while watching it in reruns and why I became a fan! That scene always gave me the willies! Ahhh... the simplicity of it all when you're just a lil' tyke. At that tender age you have no concept of what a far-fetched episode is or why would the head of Five-0 climb that crane all by himself. Couldn't he have used some expendable HPD men? What about a chopper? At that age you have no concept of "Oh wait... this is a season 11 episode... it can't be good". You just eat it all up. I almost expected to see that crane still standing when I visited the islands last summer. Of all things to focus on when visiting Hawaii, eh? A construction crane. Go figure. Hey Kimo, any idea where that crane was? Were you hanging around the spot where that hair-raising scene was filmed?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 15:39:10 (PST)
I enjoyed Frank Silveras as the lead in 'Paniolo'. I found the interaction with his daughter, who did not share his view of the 'old ways' to be quite emotional and well done. I thought the story was well told....'Skyline Killer' talk about a unbelievable plot. Especially the ending. McG is on stake-out alone in the closet waiting for the killer to strike. No other member of the Five-0 team is even in the building! He has to yell at some uniforms on the street to go after the guy. McG and the killer end up at the top of a construction crane like King Kong and Fay Wray on top of the Empire State Building! Look-up cheesy in he dictionary and it says to watch this ep. Still enjoyed it. Go figure.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 14:15:31 (PST)
Yea. I hated Paniolo. "an old paniolo fretting over losing his land for a whole hour. " while we enjoy the pristine country of Hawaii that is no more, and old funky Primo perveyin' grog shops and the perrenial story of the strife between haole developers and kanaka maoli, and our braddah Lucky Luck... wait. I loved this ep!
Primo Kimo
- Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 13:44:16 (PST)
"It has to be ENJOYABLE TO WATCH. " as all eps are filmed here in my home, each ep is enjoyable to me; Like a home movie reel from ages ago. My old haunts long gone. Love to watch the action, acting, humor and well, I know it ain't popular, but the scenery, sets and settings. A bad or 'worst" or ep I 'hate' would be, well, one from T.J. Hooker.
, - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 13:35:27 (PST)
Yes, that's what I was hoping you were going for -- ENJOYABLE TO WATCH! I think that is key. I mean the acting was pretty good and some of the stories were fairly solid, but the majority of Five-0 was fairly far-fetched. I think that's why we like it. Some episodes I just find dull because they don't really engage you in any way. They don't have any of those thrilling moments or plot twists that make you perk up. Sure "Paniolo" has beautiful Maui scenery and Frank Silvera played a genuine Hawaiian, but that's about it. Just really dull. Like watching grass grow (which is what I was doing). As for Mrs. Moroney, I personally loved Hope Summers -- didn't find the old "biddy" annoying in the least! Just the opposite. But the whole idea about the mad bomber in the Five-0 office was pretty intense. Not to mention him receiving a fairly brutal headshot in the end. Classic! That's what I would call ENJOYABLE TO WATCH! Not an old paniolo fretting over losing his land for a whole hour. "Strangers in Our Own Land" tackled this subject matter so much better in the first season! As for "Spirit is Willie", it was one of the first episodes I ever saw so it's definitely a classic in my book alongside other season 11 classics like "Distant Thunder" and "The Skyline Killer"! Plus, no one can play smooth and villainous like Robert Vaughn... and a crooked psychic no less! And what a name... Sebastian Rolande! Plus, it had Mildred Natwick reprising her classic Millicent Shand snoop character -- how could you not love her?!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 13:31:12 (PST)
Mike, you are one thorough dude. Your hard work on the site and continuous updates are appreciated.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 12:04:46 (PST)
Not sure I saw the Willie episode. When I first saw the series in a syndication package, I quit watching regularly at some point during season ten(I think) because I lost interest. Does this one involve a murder taking place involving knitting needles or something like that? If so, I think that was the episode that made me stop watching the later eps altogether.
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:34:37 (PST)
I revised the anal-ysis for Dear Enemy, so now there is 10 times more information than before (sheesh). You can read it here.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:27:51 (PST)
What about season 11? The spirit is willie--what did people think of that episode? In my opinion, it was okay because of Lord's and Robert Vaughn's performance, but i guess it was reminiscent for that period to have such plots.
KD MCgarrett
Book 'em, Chris -0 - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:26:20 (PST)
I guess I don't gravitate toward a certain "type" of episode, in fact the variety of storylines might be my favorite thing about the show. As for the reverse, certain episodes either bore me or rub me the wrong way, and it's not always easy to say why. A bad episode is usually going to have more than one weakness working against it. For instance, a poor performance doesn't break an episode in my book, but it might weaken it. I think the acting in Engaged to Be Buried is less than stellar, but that isn't enough to make it a bad show. It might keep it from being a great one, but it doesn't spoil it. Now, if there had been some plot point I found unlikely, or just plain stupid, or some really awful dialogue, that, in combination with the performances, might have made me dislike the episode. All in all, a tough question to answer, Ringfire.
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10:29:26 (PST)
ringfire, to answer your question. I don't take off points for impossible to believe or so called cheesy plot detail. In truth, you would have to throw out half the eps if that was the litmus test. I find humor in that type. I get a lot of laughs from eps that were not meant to be funny, but they are. I have one single requirement. It has to be ENJOYABLE TO WATCH. If I get that, I can give the cheesy parts a pass... Listening to Minnie Leona Moroney for an hour? Not so much.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10:26:02 (PST)
More on the 'Five-0 Players'. My personal favorite would have to be Kwan Hi Lim. Of course as 'Tosaki' in 'Vashon'. He is also excellent in many other eps including 'Wooden Model Of A Rat'. Ed Asners character (also excellent) demands his undivided attention. Kwans reply "I am composed entirely of ears Mr. March"... Good stuff.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10:07:03 (PST)
Oh, yeah! I loved Tommy Fujiwara! That squint, that broad smile, that innocence! Great actor! But I am shocked at some people's choices for worst episodes! "The Bomber and Mrs. Moroney" the worst?! It's not only the best of season 3 but one of the best in the entire series (in my opinion). Additionally, how can anyone not be thrilled by the creepy/disturbing "Beautiful Screamer", espionage-laden "The Second Shot", or the ingeniously contrived "The Reunion"??!! All awesome episodes in my book. That leads me to this question: How do you guys judge the episodes? Do you look at the acting? Is it the story? Is it realism? Is it "contemporary issues" stuff that engages you? I guess it might be different for most people. For example, for me, while I admit that some of the "contemporary issues" shows were/are very relevant and powerfully acted (as in "Skinhead" or "To Kill or Be Killed") I always preferred the more exciting (sometimes even a bit far-fetched and contrived) episodes that often have that cool mix of cop/espionage/thriller type of storyline. Take season 5's "Journey Out of Limbo" as an example. It is very contrived (what are the chances that the guys chasing Danno on a horse causing him to lose his memory are connected to the international case that McG is working on) and yet I absolutely love it! Very Five-0! It was always more than your typical cop show. The contemporary issues could have been dealt with on any cop show like "Streets of San Francisco" but stories dealing with high-end crimes, corruption in government, espionage, psycho killers, snipers, intricate labyrinthine plots were Five-0 turf and it was better for it!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 09:53:07 (PST)
The more I think about it, I wonder if we're just supposed to assume that the victim didn't actually see the killer, only saw what hand he was holding the gun in. This would make more sense, although this is never clarified since we only hear the murder, we don't see it, and the vic doesn't point this out on his deathbed. At any rate, I still think it's a dumb episode, the whole idea of a dying man declaring, "The killer is left-handed!" just before he passes on is pretty silly and contrived. The kind of plot device a lesser cop show might use, but not the mighty Five-O!
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 09:38:42 (PST)
'The One With The Gun' would not make my 'Best Of' list but I think it's definitely watchable. John Colicos performance as the somewhat mobbed-up brother is good enough to carry this ep IMHO. I've not watched it recently but I seem to remember that it does not reveal the bad guy to the viewer until near the end, which is different for Five-0. Also, an appearance by Tom Fujiwara makes any ep more enjoyable. He is one of my favorite 'Five-0 Players'.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 09:34:20 (PST)
Your story about Jack Soo being the "Asian" killer reminds me of some events connected with a sensational local trial I attended as a spectator several years ago where these hit men were on trial for murdering this woman. It turned out that prior to this, the woman's family had hired someone via a detective agency to keep an eye on her because they figured something bad was going to happen. So the detective agency sends a BLACK GUY to follow her around. This is in Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver, where at the time, you could have probably counted the total number of black guys on one hand!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 09:08:59 (PST)
Dear enemy is just plain boring and Vera Miles' character didn't come across as very sympathetic. As someone pointed out in an earlier post, a lot of hawaii five-o's appeal comes from placing ordinary people in difficult positions that typically end up being over their heads. For example, shows like Didn't We Meet At A Murder has a great character in Clem the TV repair guy. I love the scene when he and his wife (Josie Over) are discussing his predicament in bed. She tells him to do what it takes to protect the family even if it means breaking the law. Remember Mystic river at the end when Jimmy's wife tells him that he shouldn't feel bad for what he did outside the bar? Very powerful stuff and Hawaii Five-O did it first. So, back to Dear Enemy. because the Vera Miles character is weak it really diminshes the show. Gary Collins' performance was typical for a sleazy lawyer. Season 3 is my least favorite with season 2 being my favorite.
somerville, MA United States of America - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 07:07:14 (PST)
While we're on the subject of episodes that bug the hell out of us, one of my least favorites has to be season two's The One With a Gun. It starts out great, with a crooked poker game(I love poker scenes), and some touristy rube getting shot when he realizes the game is fixed. It quickly goes downhill from there. Lying in the hospital, the poor sap's dying words to his wife are that the killer is left-handed. This is cheesy enough on its own, but even more ridiculous when you consider that the shooter is played by Jack Soo, the great Japanese-American actor of Barney Miller fame. Think about it. Everybody else in the room, including the victim, is Caucasian, and the shooter is Jack Soo. Gee, you think he might have come up with a more obvious way of identifying the killer, especially on the spot like that, with his brain probably not in its best condition considering he's about to,you know, die? He could have saved his brother a lot of effort trying to figure out which one is left-handed. Basically, this episode is really, really dumb.
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 06:16:11 (PST)
Chris, they are all classics. Some are just better classics than others!
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 20:22:37 (PST)
I think Paniolo, To Kill or Be Killed, The Second Shot and The Reunion are all classics, but what do I know? I agree that Dear Enemy is yawn-inducing, and I'm not crazy about The Last Eden, either. My vote for the third season's other weak episode? Beautiful Screamer. And I'm sure I'll got a lot of disagreement on that one. I'm just not that enthusiastic about James MacArthur's performance(he's much better in Pig in a Blanket and Most Likely to Murder), plus the plot is basically a rehash of One For the Money.
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 20:06:58 (PST)
Should have included 'The Bomber and Mrs Moroney" with the 3 below. A little bit of Mrs Moroney goes a LONG way. Take out those 4, and the rest of season 3 is golden.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 19:58:13 (PST)
'Dear Enemy' is pretty weak. As you said Mike, Vera Miles is still easy on the eyes at 42 but it's not enough to save this ep. Gary Collins is just OK as the sleazy lawyer. The story is not worth the attention required to follow it. Season 3 worst eps 'Second Shot', 'The Reunion', and 'Dear Enemy'. (Same 3 as Mikes lowest rated/stars)
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 19:42:30 (PST)
Re: "Dear Enemy". I never saw this episode until I saw it on DVD. Despite not having any fond memories of this eppie (since I just saw it for the first time a few months ago) I thought it was a pretty good episode. Not sure how anyone can hate it. The word "hate" would apply more to the 3 "turkeys" of season 3 -- "The Last Eden", "Paniolo", and "To Kill or Be Killed" -- those episodes are sleep-inducing... just too slow! "Dear Enemy" doesn't suffer from that problem. It's not amongst the best, but certainly not among the worst. It's just somewhere in the middle. By the way, Mike, are you by any chance a fan of '24'? I love the show! Best show of all time! It's like watching a one-hour movie on TV! I have never in my life been so engaged by characters or the plots like those found on '24'! As for the time it takes to get from point A to point B, sometimes a little suspension of disbelief is required. They have a lot of story to cover in 1 hour while at the same time trying to keep the audience on the edge of their seats to see what happens next week... My second favorite show would have to be 'Knight Rider' (my childhood show which used to be my favorite!!). Five-0 comes in at #3. Not too shabby, eh?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 18:00:12 (PST)
Yeah, Mr. Mike, it is a really boring ep. Seems to me like a season filler. Some kind of kludgy. KD,I'm trying to do my best :-)
Thanks,KD, thanks! , - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 15:59:08 (PST)
I will watch it and let you know because off the top of my head I don't remember it. The only movie I saw that was in real time was High Noon. Cool movie. Could be a good idea to make a special show in real time. Might have to be a 2 hour deal. A challenge for all concerned.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 14:15:18 (PST)
Re; the unrealistic point a to b timeframes; in TV in a 50 minute show, of course time must be compressed to speed up the action. You hate some 5-0 eps? Just thing if they filmed the actual time it took going from Iolani Palace to Kahala. And how boring it would be if they showed the actual route and traffic he would be stuck in on his route from Kahala back to Iolani Palace! No more passing the Dillingham fountain. No more scenic Diamond head Lighthouse/surfspot scenery in the b/g.
time, space warp is my game - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 13:05:11 (PST)
hmmm. don't quite remember it fully except some of the dialogue, (again) is something that would NEVER be uttered here. (thank you, el lay scriptwriters!) Will have to watch it a few times to get everything...
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 12:52:12 (PST)
Dear Enemy -- I hate this third season episode, aside from the fact that I had to rewatch it twice recently to make sure I "got" everything. The writer seems intent on making it overly complicated and convoluted, but the end result is just confusion. The only thing worth watching is Vera Miles, and even she is not enough to raise this episode from its current one-star rating. I wonder at the end how McGarrett can get from his office, where he phones the Miles character's hotel room to check on her, to the room itself in a matter of minutes. Reminds me of the way people on "24" can get from Point A to Point B in totally unrealistic time frames! Anyone else got some comments on this show?
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 12:28:10 (PST)
Nadja-perfectly understood; your English is absolutely acceptable. It is quite good. Kimo: i see where you are coming from regarding the cultural aspects. Yes, 50th state, but it is unique and though bound by the Constitution, it is not remiss of me to say it exists as its own entity. It is not like any other place in the USA. Come on folks, it is really wayyyy out of USA... i think it deserves recognition on celluloid. West one etc...when i think about it could have been set anywhere, so it is necessary for productions to acknowledge "hey, we are in Hawaii...!" i mean prior to it becoming part of USA and all the McD's springing up lol, it already had a rich history and it needs to be acknowledged.
KD MCgarrett
Hawaii, Nadja -0 - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 08:49:39 (PST)
If anyone's interested, you can now preorder season six on Amazon, the usual price, 34.99.
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 04:32:00 (PST)
Of course I meant: all I knew about the rest of the world came through television. It's not that I didn't learn anything ;-)
Berlin, - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 01:17:33 (PST)
My story is that I was 14 when I first discovered the show.Growing up behind the wall all I knew come through television. And there it was, I was fascinated by the islands from the start and then to top it all off, that handsome cop...;-) Last year I fulfilled a long lasting dream and visited Hawaii and this year I'll go again. Yippee, I can't wait ;-)
Berlin, - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 00:36:53 (PST)
Cher, it cam across that way and I for one appreciate that. helps to counter all da huhu dat Kimo dude offers here. haha. Good idea of yers, finding exactly what it was people loved the show for... Sometimes they don't really realize till you ask them!
If i like Honihoni you, No huhu... no huhu. - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 19:50:50 (PST)
I have decided to ask people I know what they like about Hawaii Five-0. I know my husband likes it and we watch it all the time but it never occurred to me to ask why he likes it until today. He said that it was very believable, that Jack Lord really was Steve McGarrett and Steve McGarrett really was a policeman. He nailed the part (like what Carroll Oconner did for All in the Family). He loves the time period, the scenery and fells that the episodes were poignant. For example, the time Steve told a soldier (who wanted to be convicted of rape rather than to have people know it wasnít him) that he didnít know what it meant to be a man. Someone else said that there was no corruption, that the bad guy always got caught. Sometimes they had to let them go for some greater purpose such as when they couldnít keep Wo Fat because a pilot had crashed his plane 3 years earlier in his country and this trade was his ticket home (The Jinn Who Clears The Way; a lot of thought even went into the titles). My father couldnít remember too much except that he liked the relationship of Steve and Danno so I gave him homework. And I remember the times Steve threw something on his desk because he was frustrated or when he simply turned the paper weight upside down with the V on it for Vashon in the last of the Trilogy. Sometimes they didnít need words. Kimo, I just read your comment and I donít know if you get this game show or not but on Jeopardy one night the question was ĎWhat state has a state holiday for royalty or a Monarchy?í (I forget the exact wording.) The answer was Hawaii and I should have gotten that, but didnít, because I have always heard about King Kamehameha on the show. In fact, instead of spelling his name wrong and saying Iím sorry, I Googled state holidays in Hawaii and Iím glad I did because I would have gotten it very wrong. I think Hawaii Five-0 taught us respect for Hawaii and its culture, not as much as those that live there, but more than I would have if I didnít watch the show. Iím trying to say something good here. I hope itís coming across that way.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 19:38:55 (PST)
Lost is a buncha haoles arguing and backstabbing each odda. set in a generic jungle. But I luvvit to death (cuz its a local production) and like seeing them shoot around town. and hearing about local businesses given a small pile o green for use of their C town bar for a day and night... One thing I think is missed when it comes to Hawaii based TV shows: most all are shot here to utilise and exploit (justifiably so) the exotic locale, and within the storyline of all the detective, cops, bad guys etc. running around. the story wraps within 48 minutes or so and after all is said and done all we have to show for that almost hour taken from us was a mainland cop show set in Hawaii. happened with Magnum PI. happened with Jake and the fat Man. Happened with West one Waikiki. Happened with Hawaii 5-0 to a degree. Many cases/stretches of dialogue unfortunately displayed Steve McGarrett as some FOB haole. I mean the way he reacted to much that ocurred around him, made many of us go WTF?! Even tho that touch of unrealism didn't register a blip on the mainland screen, as it were. What many do not realize is, Hawaii may be the 50th state. Not just because it is geographically far removed from the conus, is it really very much more Polynesian than American... it IS a different country. That fact has not fully been explored or conveyed. And if it were, it would add many valuable elements helping to place the new production head and shoulders far above in quality from the others... and it would have that IT factor... I believe the distinguishing chacracteristics of Hawaii and the hidden aspects of its indigenous culture... plus some hidden locales no one knows about and many archaic but intriguing elements of our local cuture... added to the storylines, the modus operandi of the team... will ensure longevity and good ratings with a big ohana worldwide supporting the show. Along with a HUGE blog as they have created for another show whose "family" i have grown to connect with; "Sons of Anarchy". damned good stuff. and the blog conveys chemistry that could be similar to H50; viewers are getting a glimpse of another world hitherto unknown to them... are we getting the real deal? We feel we are more and more. And need to tune in to not miss a thing with the constantly exposed other world. How does this other world function? Each week unfolds more of the mystery we are addicted to. Hope the new H50 has that spark. don't agree? don't spit on Mr. Mike's pages. email me- tongantimes at yahoo dot com
I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV. - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 18:56:36 (PST)
Right on Kimo...Ohana man...Ohana...Five-O was about a collective unit--and they were ohana..when Chin died--Steve was really upset--he was ohana.. Agree Kimo--we need this. You don't know how much i miss seeing Hawaii on TV bro...Lost is well, not my cup of tea, but i would totally watch an updated Five-O complete with cultural sensitivities. A respectful updating with kamaa'inas would compel.
KD McGarrett
Hawaii, Five Kimo - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 18:25:49 (PST)
..By that i don't mean to detract from his skills and abilities--it is just that he is a friendly guy..i have never ever heard of a producer asking fans for input...
KD McGarrett
Hawaii, Five- 2.0 - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 18:18:36 (PST)
OOhhh good clip of the show. Love Mantegna. Good point about relating to family units... That would be necessary to keep in mind here in Hawaii for a local based show; the ohana and its extensions island wide would serve to play a large role in the format / storylines and as a basic plot device and it would add much realism, also creating a sense for the viewer on the mainland feeling; wow I was entertained AND i learned something that felt authentic and I gotta tune in next week to see how that really works/develops/ unfolds... etc... reminds me of back in the day Tool Time and Seinfeld; My girlfriend and I would tune in religiously as we felt it was an extension of our friends. And that's basically what TV offers people. An extended family you grow to care about and develop an interest, see what they are involved in, and of course we vicariously live out adventures in these shows. Hawaii would provide much of that. Hope the new series proves to be intelligent, entertaining and of course, obliquely educational... It would have much support if it were respectful
whachh tawkin bout, Willis!? - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 18:13:45 (PST)
Who is Ed Bernero? Just for those who don't know. Just a down-to-earth regular guy, but a Five-O fan and cool fan-friendly guy!
KD McGarrett
Hawaii, Five - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 17:51:21 (PST)
Hey, Kimo-sabe. Don't fret now, y'hear? It's probably just Sally Field, y'know, "The Flying Wahine". But with a twist -- the land below her also flies with her. Hey, it's the 21st century. If chicks could fly in da 60s, den it's about time dat da land also take to da sky. You gotta move with the times, brah. You know, James Bond's Aston Martin having an ejector seat in the 60s was a big deal. Now the Aston Martin turns invisible. That's called progress. Let's not dwell in the past. Just be happy it's not a stock shot of El Lay on the cover.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 15:16:26 (PST)
It is a very good example of graphical anachronism. Modern photgraphic elements and subjects interspersed with a decades old theme and "vintage" photo elements. . Plus, ya look at it, visually it doesn't make sense. BAD graphic layout! I mean da wahine is on a piece of land floating above another piece of dirt sticking out over the water. wot da hell?! and no, don't try to convince yerself she is on land that is distant to the bottom land with the cocopalm trunk. The perspective is all wrong. She is larger than the coconut tree below, which means she would be closer to us than the below piece of land.
wot , da heck they sellin us?! - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 14:13:55 (PST)
I don't like it. cliche. a modern stock photo used on a 70's TV show dvd release package. like something the "hawaii tourism authority" would use. and we know how ineffective they are.
3, 2 1 - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 13:51:13 (PST)
I think this is the best cover art so far. Great, expressive image of Lord, great background shot, with the purple sky and the hula dancer in silhouette. Definitely looking forward to this one.
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 13:36:12 (PST)
Yessss! Bring it on! This season had in my opinion the greatest 2 premieres. Two knockout episodes - "Hookman" & "Draw Me a Killer" - fantastic stuff! Let's not forget classics like "One Big Happy Family" (with Slim Pickens & Bo Hopkins), "Murder is a Taxing Affair" (with Don Porter & Sally Kirkland), "Secret Witness" (with Cindy Williams), "Mother's Deadly Helper" (with Anthony Zerbe), and "30,000 Rooms and I Have the Key" (with David Wayne, one which I haven't seen for a looooong time!) I will also be watching for the first time "One Born Every Minute" and "Nightmare in Blue". However, this may be the last season that I buy. I always thought the first 6 seasons were the strongest and that the quality dropped off somewhat starting with season 7 (although 7 starts with a trio of fantastic premieres - "The Young Assassins", "A Hawaiian Nightmare", and especially "I'll Kill 'Em Again" - creepy that last one!) but that season also had some turkeys. Season 8 was about the same. I actually thought season 9 peeked a bit and so I may wait and get that season -- it has some awesome episodes! But for now, bring on Season Six!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 12:20:52 (PST)
Package art for Season Six now available at
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 10:28:53 (PST)
Anyword on the Filming or Casting? I heard they were to start shooting in Hawaii sometime towards the end of January...Kimo, you're over there? Any word or sightings?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 05:22:12 (PST)
That's really funny... I checked, it was the third season. Watch "Kiss the queen goodbye" the last of season 2 and "And a time to die" first of season 3, you should see the difference. But the face looks more swollen then stretched and that's why I thought of medication. Seems I was wrong ;-)
Good Mooorning , - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 23:22:17 (PST)
Great info, KD. I've always thought of season four as when the show got a little edgier in terms of the violence and subject matter, ironic that this was the same season that Lord's face lost its edge, so to speak.
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 15:58:14 (PST)
Wasn't a theory Chris. Actually, i read about it a while ago (link) It makes sense to me--he was a star and had to look young. By the way, i know Mr Mike has the National Enquirer copy on the page, but i would love to hear from somebody that could scan or copy me a page (i will pay lol)Just that, my copy is in UK,and nobody ever dispatched it to me. Just for the sake of completeness... In 1970 or '71, at the beginning of the season's filming, everyone complied with the directive that they be back on O'ahu at least two days prior to first day. Everyone, that is, except Z. Jack did a quick roll call, then asked where was Zoulou. It turned out Zoulou had had a commitment in Japan, but was scheduled to land in Honolulu on start day morning. He went directly from the airport to the film studio where all who were assembled - except Jack--immediately greeted and clustered around him to "talk-story" for a while. This did not go over well with Jack, apparently, but that was nothing compared to what happened next. Zoulou walked over to Jack and said, "hey, nice to see you, you're looking younger, your face is different, look good!" The director told Zoulou to knock it off at once, but Z. persisted, saying he was just paying the man a compliment. Before he knew it, the front office was summoning him in for a meeting, and Zoulou wondered what he could have possibly done already, being back such a short time. The director referred to his earlier comments to Jack, asking "don't you know?" "Know what?" replied Z., all the while thinking to himself, is this more Hollywood crap, am I supposed to be a mind-reader? Director: "Well?" "Well what?" responded Zoulou, adding that if the games-playing didn't stop wiki-wiki, he was ready to walk off the set for good, quit the show and go back to the beach. Finally the director explained, "Jack had an operation since you last saw him...a facial where they pull the skin back and then tighten it up." Zoulou answered, "Well, why didn't he tell me they fixed his face...I don't know any of this California stuff--we're in Hawai'i!" Leonard Freeman had to intervene, but Z. told him when he called, that quite honestly he was not aware of what face-lifts were all about.
Hawaii, Five uh--oh! - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 15:51:12 (PST)
Oh, by the way, I, too, noticed how Lord looked somewhat different in the earlier seasons, as if his face stretched out the older he got, making him look more sophisticated, I always chalked it up to different makeup, maybe even a different hairstyle, plus aging, I never even considered the possibilities of surgery or medication. Interesting theories, I'll have to pay more attention from now on. Nadja says this happened around the fourth season? Could be. If you look at the pictures on the DVD boxes, this would seem to back that up.
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 15:03:26 (PST)
October 20 for season seven? Say it ain't so! That would, I think, be the longest period between seasons so far. Oh well, better than nothing I guess. Care to divulge where this information came from, Mr. Mike?
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 14:55:21 (PST)
No, only about rheumatoide arthritis because my grandma had it. But I have to admit I was wondering about a face lift also, but maybe I didn't want it to be true ;-)
dreaming of, Blue Hawaii - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 14:43:38 (PST)
Oh, and the face--actually i heard it was a face lift; kind of makes sense, since in the earlier episodes, you can see the turkey enck and then later just disappears! And, also, i guess after spending 12 long years away from home, eventually he probably just became content not doing anything. He wasn't the first Actor to do that--he followed many others. Wow, that was impressive Nadja--sounds like you know about medical matters.
KD MCgarrett
Book me, to Hawaii - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 14:32:03 (PST)
And, with age, dementia sets in, hence the memory loss Heard he kept repeating facts (think that was from Eddie Sherman,journalist in Hawai'i) But, i also heard that somebody (actually on this page a long time ago in 1998--yes, i have been visiting since then--pasted below!!)stated he saw Mr. Lord walking around--and, he WAS seen about a year or so before his death, and i am sure had anybody approached him, they would have received an Aloha. "Rico" Jack Lord was a familiar sight around the neighborhood. I frequently saw him shopping for groceries decked out in a straw hat, long sleeved Aloha shirt, white pants and shoes and usually a kukui nut lei. A very striking sight indeed. He was often seen on morning walks along Kahala Beach, near his condo, wearing in a cap, sunglasses, dark blue long-sleeved sweat shirt, blue shorts and athletic shoes. Although he seemed to be a person who enjoyed his anonymity, he was always willing to autograph photos and passed them out to his fans. One one occasion, as I passed him on the beach, I girded up my loins and sang, "da da da da, DAH, da!! He cracked that famous Lord grin and said, "Aloha, Bruddah" and walked down the beach, swatting at the coral pebbles with a driftwood walking stick.
KD MCgarrett
Hawaii, thanks Mr. Lord! - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 14:27:47 (PST)
KD, I never believed that Alzheimers story. I belief much more Karen Rhodes' theory about rheumatoide arthritis. Because with the fourth season his face looked a lot different for some time and I assume he was on cortisone what causes in high doses side effects like face changes and in the long run cardiovascular side effects. Given that cortisone was in an experimental stage at this time it could be an explanation. But I'm just theorizing... Anyway I like that interview with Marie too.
Aloha, suckers - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 14:17:52 (PST)
Mr. Mike once put up a video (it was about his hair) and i noticed when he was talking he said "..well, get over to China's place" and not "Shiner's place!" There were flubs. Continuity errors occur...maybe Mr Mike can put that video up again. It could jsut be my hearing...
KD MCgarrett
Book 'em, Nadja and Chris..! - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 14:02:02 (PST)
sure I love his work and professionalism. gotta comment on some things tho. I don't like how he takes Makahiki and haoleizes it. Turns it into a mainland holiday, Thanksgiving. Cultural appropriation again. It was a term used as far back as one hundred fifty years ago here in Hawaii. "white arrogance" still prevails. It's not personal. This is something generally we discuss here and if he were alive and kicking, we would talk about it with Lord if it became apropos the subject.
we OWN yer ass, Hawaii! get used to it! - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 13:59:21 (PST)
Did anyone ever notice the "flub" Jack Lord made in the episode, "I'm A Family Crook - Don't Shoot"... When McGarrett is in his office at the beginning, watching slides and tracing Frank Bertrell to Charlie Walters house, Mcgarrett says, "The kingpin himself, Charlie WALKER" - when, it he should have said, CHARLIE WALTERS... I just wanted to point this out - it just goes to show you that Jack Lord was not perfect...:-)
Orlando, FL USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 13:56:24 (PST)
..i am sure that as a human being there were flaws in his personality. It would be difficult for a mainlander to learn the language. i am sure he picked up a few choice phrases. i mean on the youtube link, you can see he finds it hard...
KD MCgarrett
Five-O, 1.0 vs 2.0 - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 13:48:00 (PST)
The name "Lord" was taken from a name in his ancestry. From people that knew him, they have good things to say. Yes, a little uptight on the set for sure. But, a consummate professional by all accounts. Did you ever meet or see him around? You think Alzheimers? i have doubts, because folk say he hadn't been seen in 18 years on the Inside Edition episode (link below) But, that simply isn't true as in 1986 he made a trip to Hong Kong with Jerome Coopersmith...also, photographs appear to show his knees were pretty much shot. Nadja-Saw that on youtube a while ago. I like this one. Thanks though-
KD MCgarrett
Five-0, Iolani Palace - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 13:43:03 (PST)
Found that on youtube. Okay, he sounds a bit rough generally but you can't say he didn't try to speak the hawaiian language correct... but who I am to judge that ;-)
Berlin, - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 13:21:19 (PST)
"Hollywood ego nonsense (unless you're Jack Lord which was justified" naaah. Lord chose that name to feel justified to lord over people. See him behind the scenes and he bullied in a very new yawk mainland manner. No ho'omalimali, no local style. He didn't want to learn the local language or placenames or basic phrases we use daily. Apologies for poking a sacred cow. But perspective is sometimes required.
took a whole lotta tryin, ta gettup this hill. now we's in the big league. - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 13:02:00 (PST)
Kimo: Gotcha. That's fair. Cherilyn: Experienced the code problem as well. Very frequently. Nadja: Aniston it is. And, your English is fine. Sorry, will keep it simple. CBS: Ed Bernero will let us know about the new Five-O show. He reads this page and is the Executive Producer. Seems to be a cool guy without all that Hollywood ego nonsense (unless you're Jack Lord which was justified lol!)
KD MCgarrett
Take 1-and, print now! - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 12:12:43 (PST)
"Kimo, I didn't want to step on your toes." No, Nadja. no offense taken. that was commentary on any and all of us extras working our asses off for a pittance, and then only to see all our scenes end up on the cutting room floor!
I'm the dude, playin a dude disguised as another dude! - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 11:50:14 (PST)
This was strange. Two times it said I had the wrong code and to try again. But they did go. That's way there are two. Sorry. [This has been fixed - MQ.] Next time it says wrong code I'll check first to see it it worked.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 11:40:42 (PST)
Hi Rob. I just tried something for fun. I went to You can click on shows, then classics and there it is: Hawaii Five-0. You can click on episodes and looks like they can be watched. [They can, but only in the USA. - MQ] Maybe if enough people go to it they will be more forthcoming with information about the show. Maybe, but maybe, they will have the missing episode. [This is very unlikely. - MQ] We can hope. Anyway, there is supposed to be a remake of the show and perhaps a movie. I did hear on a local radio station here in Connect the Dots (Connecticut) that a series was in the making. We wait.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 11:36:27 (PST)
Chris, KD, I didn't want to be the kill-joy. English is not my mother tongue so I guess I miss some subtleties from time to time, sorry. And I think my part should be played by Jen Aniston that thickens the plot ;-)
Berlin, - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 11:02:34 (PST)
Nadja--who will play you? Angelina, of course to complement Brad Pitt perhaps?
KD McGarrett
Producing, and Directing CBS - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 08:04:41 (PST)
Nadja, I was just expressing my frustration over Kimo's dominance of this comments board. Honestly, it does seem like a cult sometimes. Mainly, though, I was just trying to have a little fun, and make people laugh. Apparently I struck out. Sorry if you took offense. KD, sounds like a winner of an episode. I demand to be played by Brad Pitt. As for Kimo, who can do his ego justice? Only one man...Malkovich!
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 07:39:13 (PST)
As McGarrett (with my spin said...) Governor:" Steve, we have got to do something about Mike's page and the perpetrator.." Steve: "..Kimo, 121st airborne division, returned to Honolulu for R and R..ranting and raving. Found...always on sir, I know it we are on it..." Governor:"People coming on MJQ come here to express their views... Steve:"..Be bad for business..The many adulating our friend Kimo..might even march up to the Palace..where there's a rotting comment we will dig it out" Governor: "We have to Steve. Your cynicism has some validity and I don't want to squeeze Five-O. People come here after a hard grueling day for a rest..." Steve:" It will be done sir, I promise..." (Exits, signals Chris,Nadja and KD to come on in) Steve: "Let's run down the Kimo file.."
KD McGarrett
Teleplay, Five-O Hi Nadja! - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 07:28:03 (PST)
Chris, if you know if there is a possibility to visit the sound stage of Hawaii Five-O at Diamond Head Road, go ahead I'm very interested. Sorry, but that has nothing to do with cult. Naturally I ask someone who is possibly able to answer me.
Berlin, - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 07:14:52 (PST)
And Mr. Mike's site it shall remain! Glad you took my comments in the spirit they were intended, KD, all in fun. God knows I wouldn't want to ruffle the feathers of the Great One, our lord and master!
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 07:10:51 (PST)
lol...just rename it to's still Mike's page...
KD MCG, Five-O Book 'em - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 07:00:05 (PST)
Lol Chris... Although often my nemesis,he does come up with information and is our man in Hawai'i... On occasion, i relish our verbal sparring--it's rather like warcraft...
Five-0, Iolani Palace - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 06:53:19 (PST)
Loved the original series,rumour been around for some time that movie of the series is going to be made,any news on that?
Rob Jones
kidwelly, U K - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 06:08:56 (PST)
Iím sorry, I thought I was logging onto a Five-O site, not the Kimo Homepage. Itís kind of weird, and unsettling, how Kimo-centric this site has become lately, with fifty percent of the postings coming from King Kimo himself and the other fifty coming from people either bashing His Highness for being such an arrogant jerk or else worshipping at the altar of Kimo, drinking the Kimo Koolaid so to speak. My advice for all you Kimo-haters is to just ignore him, all you're doing is contributing to his already exaggerated sense of self-importance. As for you Kimo cultists, hey, if you want to venerate the guy as Master of the Five-O Universe, the Oprah of Oahu, well, that's certainly your prerogative. But I canít help feeling as if I beamed into a scene from Being John Malkovich, only instead of saying ďMalkovichĒ over and over, everybody walks around saying nothing but ďKimo, Kimo, Kimo, Kimo...Ē Geez, get me the hell outa here!!!!!!!!!!
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 05:48:18 (PST)
Sorry, Rick. Guess I misunderstood. You said you were hoping to see all episodes on DVD starting with season 7, so I thought that you had your doubts as to whether or not that was gonna happen (based on your experience with the syndication package). Well, I assure you. We will see ALL the episodes in EVERY SINGLE season that's released. Even the often-unseen ones in syndication.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 05:30:20 (PST)
Kimo, I didn't want to step on your toes. It was only meant from a tourists view. I'm sure it's not that funny if you depend on making a living there.
- Monday, February 09, 2009 at 02:34:28 (PST)
Najda; Just come here for a few months, hit the casting agents with yer comp card or headshot, (shmooze them, take em out for drinks...) read CR daily and soon, you'll be at DH studios mixin it up with us odda background actors. and you too, will be able to get a glimpse of yer personage among the other extras in the deleted scenes when it's released on DVD!
you too, can be a nobody! - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 22:22:14 (PST)
Thank's Kimo. So I have to lurk around there and with a little luck I can see someone. That'd be an interesting day ;-).
exercising hard gazes, - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 21:00:16 (PST)
Thanks for the clarity re "atmosphere" -that clears it up.
Tampa, FL USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 20:01:26 (PST)
ringfire, that's not what I said. The 209 SYNDICATION PKG STARTS SKIPPING SHOWS late in season 7, and skips a whole lot of eps through season 11. And I am looking forward to them being INCLUDED in DVD set. Thought I was pretty clear.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 15:02:53 (PST)
'course that was just before Mr. Sakai died at about the age of 75. We were waiting for him to hit 78 then we were gonna puttem out to pasture. Adrift on some ice floe...
ah one, and ah two. and ahhh choo - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 14:55:23 (PST)
Kimo "work as atmosphere?" lol... - KD, that is the term used around here and generally on most sets. - "Atmosphere: Extras who are staged and photographed to portray normal human traffic needed to add detail in various script situations." - Nadja, the sound stages are all closed sets, with a guard at the gate asking who you are here to see or what building you have an appt at... You gotta have business there to visit. It's fun tho, most often when I am there you still see recognizable faces. Seth Sakai was standing around talking to someone and gave me a hard gaze with that inimitable look he has... when I was giving HIM that look.
where am I at, whass my name This all real, or just a game! - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 14:35:52 (PST)
Rick, not sure what you mean by "starting with season 7 DVD they should start including every episode". They HAVE been including every single episode so far (except for the lost episode "Bored, She Hung Herself"). It would make no sense for them not to include every episode. Not sure why you would have any doubts as to them including every single episode. Syndication packages are funny like that (some episodes they skip for unexplained reasons). Doesn't mean the same would happen on the DVD. Nobody would buy it then. I sure wouldn't. I know "Six Kilos" was never shown in syndication for as long as I've been watching the show, but they included it on the DVD no problem. That's when I first saw it. I also never saw season 3's "The Gunrunner", "Dear Enemy", and "The Bomber and Mrs. Moroney" -- they would always skip those 3, but they showed up on the DVD no problem. Same with "Cloth of Gold" during season 4. Didn't see it until I got the DVD. As for season 5, I saw all the episodes during syndication. Now season 6 will be coming out and I'm looking forward to 2 that I never saw in syndication -- "One Born Every Minute" and "Nightmare in Blue". Hey Mr. Mike, the "bonging bell" is a good description of the Don Ray sound -- that is indeed what it sounds like. What does the "marimba theme" sound like? What episodes?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 14:23:04 (PST)
ringfire, yeah after I posted about #186 I was thinking it's probably not useful unless you had an old VHS tape. The 209 syndication pkg that plays on TV here starts to skip eps towards the end of season 7, and skips a bunch through the rest of the run including #186. Beginning with season 7, the DVD sets should include shows that have not been seen for a long time (at least by me).
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 12:02:50 (PST)
If Mr. Mike allows (and Five-O fans as well), I think I'll just start analyzing every comment that everyone puts on here. If permitted, I will respond to your every word AND thought, because I'm going to try to read your minds as well. Every thing that is put in here, I will have something to say, because I am an authority on EVERY subject under God's sun. I know everything, so, I may as well do so. Therefore, all people who are not as smart as me, can be as informed as I am! Heaven forbid, I wouldn't want anyone in the dark. I need some people to reside on my plane of intelligence. If you want to know ANYTHING about Hawaii Five-O or the state of Hawaii or Earth, Saturn, Mars, Pluto, Uranus, Neptune, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, or even Ethiopia, just ask me I KNOW! When I get up in the mornin', I believe I'll dust my broom. Then, I'm going to go searchin' for my baby. If she ain't over in them Hiwiyan Islands, then she must be in Ethiopia somewhere. I need something to do!!!
Mr. Know-It-All (aka Rocky's sidekick)
not quite omnipresent, but trying Universe man, YOU-NEE-VERS - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 11:42:25 (PST)
The "trombone interval theme" probably isn't really called that; that's just a name I made up for it. Usually it is accompanied by a high violin melody. There are a couple of other stock themes that I should upload as well. One of them I call the "marimba theme," and then there is the "bonging bell" theme which is used in Cloth of Gold especially. Someone told me that this sound was made by hitting a bell and then lowering it into a container of water. I finally figured out how to record music which is actually coming out of my computer speakers (prior to this I would have to send the sound out of my computer on to a cassette or reel to reel tape and then play the tape back IN to the computer!) ... DUH!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 08:11:50 (PST)
I remember the original series as a kid, mostly in syndication. I never realized how long the series ran as long as it did. I have read from various sources that McGarrett's son would be head of the Five-0, which should prove interesting. I would like to see James MacArthur involved in the new series in the role of the Governor. Having him in that role would link the two series together. Also it would be cool to have a son or daughter of Wo Fat as the arch nemesis. Don't you dare give us an updated remix of the theme song!!! There is nothing wrong with the original!! It's still going strong 40 years later!!
Lancaster, PA US - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 04:25:21 (PST)
Thanks for the "trombone" upload, Mr. Mike. It's amazing how you grow up watching a show and the music associated with it but don't know what a particular piece of music is called. Now I know. I also just realized that the trombone is heard in the "violin" theme. In fact, it's basically a quieter trombone interval accompanied by the violin in the forefront, whereas the "trombone interval" theme is a much more powerful and louder trombone sound (without the violins). Speaking of themes, what would you call the brilliant piece that was mostly used by Don Ray? Examples would be the beginning of "Cloth of Gold" where we see a mystery diver underwater and we hear that eerie Don Ray sound or the scene in my favorite eppie "Rest in Peace, Somebody" where McG follows the trail of paint to the Governor's office. It's used quite often. Wonder what it's called. Rick, you pointed out "Anatomy of a Bribe" -- that is one episode from season 8 that I haven't seen. It seems that there is at least 1 episode from each season that I've never seen in reruns. Season 6 has two that I haven't seen -- "One Born Every Minute" and "Nightmare in Blue". Season 7 has 1 -- "Hit Gun for Sale". Season 9 has 1 -- "Ready..Aim". Many others I've seen but a very long time ago.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 21:40:33 (PST)
I have uploaded a version of the "trombone interval" theme to the main page (it comes from the Vashon: The Father show).
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 20:15:47 (PST)
ringfire, Mike mentions a brief appearance of the trombone interval near the end of #186 Anatomy of a Bribe.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 17:47:27 (PST)
I think this guy should be given a role. i liked him in the show Hawaii..almost Kono but not quite...big guy
Last , 1 for now (?) - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 16:18:32 (PST)
In all seriousness, Five-O would need to be a high class production. My point is that Hawaii needs a production after lost, but also somewhat correct in its cultural interpretation. For this, Kimo might be the man. The Governor could be Hawaiian. The lead, probably should have a co. Somebody, in a position like Chin Ho who, according to the script, was liaison for HPD. This works well in Criminal Minds i.e.Rossi and Hotch. Okay. Book'em and make Hawaii proud...
Septageunarians, welcome here - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 16:02:42 (PST)
Kimo-I think you hit the nail on the head with your overview on Five-O. The orignal Five-O can not be redone or replaced-just the next chapter added to it. I hope that it is a good chapter and is worthy of the orignal.
Judy Einspahr
Grand Island, Ne USA - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 15:35:33 (PST)
Definitely not your kind of class "lack of" hahahha or was that third? Milieu? Figures--your views are of that milieu... You so contradict yourself often (are you old?) Ageism: well, i know many active septuagenarians and octogenarians. "a world where those in the ir late 70's are driving on the sidewalk if someone left the car keys in da table. A world where 78 year old people are not expected to to a lick o work. in fact we try prevent it. Cannot handle! Your world-cloud-cuckoo land. Here in Florida, they remain mentally active with their wits about them...ageism oh wow--yeap archaic views for sure. Sure, if they don't want to do anything then that is up to them. "Hawaii"-i didn't say it was a fantastic show,just that shows in general are not allowed to find their feet. Yes, Cary got some amazingly dry lines. He is a good actor and he was wasted. Yes, too many characters-- You are so losing it--and you complain about those in their seventies James. As mentioned I supplied props for the production including my fave; the La Mariana scene as my milieu is vintage Polynesian accoutrements and was looking forward to work as atmosphere too. Then the ax came down, confunnit! Kimo "work as atmosphere?" lol... Textual or verbal sparring--Wo Fat, you will never win--i did inform you about this previously. Of course, we all know that the spirit of Five-O cannot be replicated--Jack Lord was unique. i don't doubt that the show wasn't culturally correct either--just how many Kimos in the show--too many! Just call a character Kimo--i mean "whaddah?" Now back to those meds LŰlŰ
Feel sorry, for Kimo... - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 15:26:51 (PST)
Yes, it was in 2004. Thanks, I found it already at
Berlin, - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 14:45:05 (PST)
oops 2004
Hamden, CT U S of A - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 14:36:34 (PST)
Try try looking here: Stands for internet movie database Did the show run in 200?
Hamden, CT U S of A - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 14:35:33 (PST)
Kimo, I can't tell you how I like your comment to the "true spirit" And hopefully it comes to that, just like "Star Trek-TNG" creeped into my heart someway ;-). And I'll try to get the "Hawaii" DVD. But now something different. Do you know if there's a possibility to visit the "Five-O" stage at Diamond Head Road, some kind of guided tour maybe? 4
impressed, - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 14:23:15 (PST)
Nadja, try find the eps on DVD of that show "Hawaii". I think we talked about it a while ago here. It is available on some web site, that deals with short run/cancelled productions. Forgot the link. But it was good to have something major shot here. Now, LOST is doing well and employing a lot of local talent. But sure would love to see H50 go into production. And was hoping "Hawaii" was given a better shot. So many elements they could have done without/changed to maybe have given it a better shot. As mentioned I supplied props for the production including my fave; the La Mariana scene as my milieu is vintage Polynesian accoutrements and was looking forward to work as atmosphere too. Then the ax came down, confunnit!
wheahz my maitai, screw Jimmy Buffett - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 13:31:09 (PST)
"if they can ever bring back the true spirit of H50" I believe this to be a physical impossibility. H50 was unique, of course. And the end product beamed into our collective homes once weekly was a direct effect of the particular chemistry of all talents combined. It was a result of some counteless creative individuals coming together with the technology and social setting indigenous to that time. And that place. The particular magic that was Hawaii Five 0 cannot be replicated. Anyone in film/video production knows that. You can't reheat a souffle. And of course, Mr. Bernero, et al would not try. To do so would be naive. What will come of the current efforts to create a wholly new H50 remains to be seen but of course we are all of one mind here insofar as we do enthusiastically hope for the best. It will stand on its own, the current/future H50. And be appreciated as a product of the new team behind the camera and before the lens, the whole team... those in development and in post. It will be a wholly different animal with all its own "true spirit" and in the decades to come one hopes it will be appreciated as its own entity with its own magic and spirit. Just as we now, appreciate the original H50 for what it was.
Hawaii Kai, Hawaii Polynesia - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 13:22:45 (PST)
Kimo, what I meant was that they already tried to create a substitute for H50. Because I thought "Hawaii" was something like that. Now, thanks to KD and your colorful comment I think I got a picture about the show. Anyway I'm curious if they can ever bring back the true spirit of H50. KD, thanks for the information and the link :-)
got 'em, - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 12:59:11 (PST)
ring what ep? I can play the ep. record it, and upload it...
phone, home, trombone - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 12:44:02 (PST)
Anyone know what the "trombone interval" on the show sounds like? I tried to find it on Mr. Mike's page. I know the "violin" theme is there, the "memories" theme, the "military" theme, but I couldn't find the "trombone interval" sound clip. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 12:38:25 (PST)
"what if he is 78--nobody would compel him Kolohe--what world do you live in? " a world where those in the ir late 70's are driving on the sidewalk if someone left the carkeys in da table. A world where 78 year old people are not expected to to a lick o work. in fact we try prevent it. Cannot handle!
not, yet that old - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 12:35:17 (PST)
"Hawaii could have been a great show...i liked the concept and it could have had a long-run." I didn't like the concept. a generic cop show with most haoles at the helm wearing clothes as if they were in el lay, acting all mainland. A show with five concurrent storylines. A show with the typical Cop (chief of Police/captain) all grumpy li'dat at the beginning telling the boys You guys get me so mad I tellya yer on thin ice, go by the book! and then after they all get the job done the cheif Cary Tagawa does the; aw you guyssss! with a big smiles. jezusss! terrible concepts. And... they already had TOO many cast members. "Hawai'i needs a class production right now. " what kinda class? World? Low? U of H? Junior High School?
Kim Wo Fat
wheaz, my Primo! - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 12:16:44 (PST)
Wo-Fat,so what if he is 78--nobody would compel him Kolohe--what world do you live in? If he wanted to do it, he would, if not upto him..nobody forces anybody to do anything. It is up to ED and CBS. i have no influence. Sheesh Mr. Opinionated Waha Nui--your ripostes are getting weaker and weaker. You are losing it. As for that chip, wow that's getting larger and larger... Looks like you didn't take your meds again Wo Fat!
Wo Fat's, broken out of jail! - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 12:13:34 (PST)
You mean Washington Fields. It is a new show by Ed Bernero. After this, he has the updation (it is not a remake)of Streets of San Francisco and Five-O, which i believe will be last and i feel executed with class. Hopefully, it has a dram pacing like JAG or NCIS, but the industry "insiders" liked the script, so sounds promising. Hawaii could have been a great show if allowed to mature and develop with some new scripts and cast members. Biehn was good, but the material, wasn't up to par. i liked the concept and it could have had a long-run. Problem is networks don't allow enough time for shows to develop and find their feet. Hawai'i needs a class production right now. Just make sure Kimo has a role! Take care Nadja...Book'em
Nadja, question, answered or not? - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 12:02:57 (PST)
" (get Reza Badiyi back into action!!!)" - at age 78?! For god's sakes why would you not allow someone their much needed rest in their 'golden years"?! - Let's see YOU go to work on a fast paced weekly TV show production with dealines while YOU are on your late 70's! - "didn't they try that already with no success?" didn't they try WHAT... alrady with no success?
don't , thaze me brah! - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 11:55:40 (PST)
KD, I just saw you mentioned that show already. But what about it? Was it an attempt to use the 5-0 concept or not?
wondering, - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 08:48:25 (PST)
To KD. Actually I'm not sure if they can find anyone adequate to play that cool but caring character. And as it said earlier the whole lack of political correctness what made the show even more cooler is quite impossible today. Btw I remember a show called "Hawaii" with Michael Biehn, only 8 eps were aired in 2004. So didn't they try that already with no success?
feeling honored, thanks KD McG - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 08:40:19 (PST)
Thanks Nadja. Glad to hear it. Sure, it was a different type of episode, but it showed a humanness to MCG. Of course, there was only a need to show this once lol... By the way, looks like Washington Field is ready at CBS, so next either Five-O or San Francisco. i hope they don't screw up the theme music and keep the titles similar (get Reza Badiyi back into action!!!) i hope that they keep the titles when we go to commercials...that's iconic, and of course, the end titles! i know as a fan Ed will not deliberately desecrate the memory of the original Five-o. Looking forwrad to iy Some casting ideas: Ray Liotta: That searing gaze- what an intense actor lol. Pierce Brosnan (still has it!) a link in case people forgot! Casper Van Dien (needs more acting lessons though!)BUt give him that, the hair and perhaps could pull it off (platforms needed) And, a kamaaina choice: Dwayne Johnson (Maivia)
Nadja, my new friend! - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 07:40:24 (PST)
I have to agree. That ep demonstrates what a great actor Lord was.I know this is a H50 page. But I just watched "The name of the game is kill" a strange movie made in 1968 just before H50. Lord as a Hungarian drifter is fantastic.
Berlin, Germany - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 14:45:13 (PST)
I watched again Once Upon a Time (thatís what the Doctor was, a fairy tale) and I like the line Steve gave his sister, ďShe couldnít cure a hamĒ. I enjoy the sense of humor the show has. Sometimes subtle and sometimes just a smile but I love it all.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 11:38:50 (PST)
Plausible? It's in the ep. Quack reads results. McG stares down sister across courtroom. Sisters face says "Oh sh*t"
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 10:57:08 (PST)
Very plausible......
Big H
Cary Towne, nc Bailmeout - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 10:42:28 (PST)
Big H, Quack worked McG's sister for his health history.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 10:39:40 (PST)
Ringfire says...."Plus, that switcheroo at the end (of Once Upon a Time) in the courthouse with the vegetable shortening was too far-reaching." Was it?? Not so in my book. Not only is it plausible, but it provides the perfect Five-0 twist to nail the quack. Ringer, you must catch up on your Criss Angel or David Blaine if you don't believe the hand is quicker than the eye. But what is not plausible to me is that when the quack feeds the veggie dye card into the "machine" it spits out all this medical data about McG's past, which he does NOT deny when she reads it to the court. How would she come by that info legitimatly? (Not being a real doctor, that is...) Once Upon is great b/c it is the atypical Five-0 vehicle to catch an "unorthodox" crook....
Big H
Ooooo Baby, it's Friday!!! - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 10:09:35 (PST)
CBS strategy: Most likely (it makes sense) waiting for Lost to end in order to avoid a "Hawaii" type flop. It makes sense to then utilize the resources. Just send HOtch to Hawaii lol...very credible and similar--he wouldn't even have to be MCGarrett's son... JEFF: any reply to my last posting lol?
KD McGarrett
Hawaii, HI USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 07:26:48 (PST)
Once upon a time..Award winning performance by Jack Lord. It is not a weak episode, but one that actually enables Mr. Lord to demonstrate an array of emotions and he excellently executes his role. As many of us know,as per Peggy Ryan's account apparently somebody forgot to load the camera during his scene with his sister and once Mr. Lord learned of it, he didn't explode, but as a consummate professional, he sighed and wiped himself down and gave an even better performance. i think much of what has been written about him as a tyrant is from the perspective that he was a perfectionist and some people wanted to think they were on an extended vacation in Hawai'i rather than to work lol..He even admits to it in a few interviews. He is honest about himself. Once upon a time, for me, is a great study into Lord's acting--one that was limited due to the nature of Five-O.
KD McGarrett
Tampa, Fl usa - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 06:57:20 (PST)
Once Upon a Time appeals to me because it IS so different than anything else the show ever tried, it was good to see the show taking chances, toying with the formula, and succeeding. Not that the formula isn't great, but if they can try a different kind of show, and pull it off, well, that scores points with me.
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 05:47:01 (PST)
Oh yeah, "Once upon a time"... Beside "The ways of love" and "Pray love remember" my favorite of the 1st season. The smirking face of Steve when he says "I'd rather take up housekeeping with a cobra" is priceless.
Berlin, Germany - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 23:17:52 (PST)
"wonderfully dated Mid-Century Modern buildings McG visits when he's doing his research and talking with the L.A. law officials, which was most likely Hawaii." I love these kinds of comments. Makes for entertaining reading, for sure.
here., and now - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 18:53:22 (PST)
They will have time to develop a plot if they leave out all the unnecessary stuff. There is a lot in shows today that can be left out and it wonít spoil the story. But, thatís the challenge. Can they do a remake? If they donít take some of the suggestions here about what we loved in the show and incorporate them into the new show I donít know if it will make it. I watched ĎThe Jinn Who Clears the Wayí and something Wo Fat said made sense. He said ďThere is no enjoyment greater than to sit quietly with a cup of teaĒ. They stole a small device and want to smuggle it out of the country. Things are not going smoothly (good). Picture the scene: Wo Fat, sitting, calmly sipping a cup of tea. Could you picture that in any show today? No. People are always running around, doing who knows what. They need to rely on the plot, the characters and the landscape. In fact, in that same episode Wo Fat said as he pans the shore with his hand ďIsnít the Hawaiian view beautifulĒ. Yes, it is. And that has to be a part of the show. If things go too fast it will speed by and we wonít even see it. Easy does it. Iím just glad I have the DVDs. As for who plays who, I think itís time for new faces. Didnít they find Che working in a bank? I just watched the Vashon Trilogy and found the last to have interesting dialogues. Hollywood may be pleasantly surprised. After all, it is a remake; something has to be the same. Big H: You're right.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 18:29:45 (PST)
"Once Upon a Time" is my favorite episode of the first season. Aside from the crying scene and the glimpse into McG's private life--I wish they'd followed up on the relationship with his sister-- but I also like it because of the great verbal sparring between he and Joanne "Female Romulan Commander" Linville. The tense face off at the end of Pt I is fantastic! Then there's the brief but memorable role of sleazy lawyer William "The Trouble With Tribbles" Schallert, and the wonderfully dated Mid-Century Modern buildings McG visits when he's doing his research and talking with the L.A. law officials, which was most likely Hawaii. If anyone knows the names of those buildings, let me know. This is late-1960s television in a nutshell and I love it. McGarrett solo is always good to see and I can't help but notice a certain Burt Lancaster vibe whenever I see Jack Lord. Maybe it's their shared New York heritage?
Miami, Fl 33020 - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 16:04:55 (PST)
Once Upon A Time, is a classic for "Who made me big daddy to the world!" alone.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 14:41:42 (PST)
I'm going to agree with Ringfire for the most part on Once Upon a Time. THere is some good acting in it, and an interesting story to some extent, but it is very uncharacteristic for Hawaii Five-O. In fact, it doesn't even take place in Hawaii. In general, I am not a big fan of most of the first season episodes. The ones I do like, and the season in general, are more nostalgic and interesting from a historical perspective, but the episodes themselves are largely flawed and typical TV cop show fare for that era. The one thing I do like about the 1st season more than the others is a greater use of the supporting cast. Kono and Chin especially seemed to have more air time, although they were being used as stereotypes a good deal of the time.
Shawnee, KS USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 13:56:30 (PST)
See what you did Chris? Now I'm gonna have to disagree with you on "Once Upon a Time". The episode is good for 2 reasons only -- 1)it gives you a look into McG's personal life which we NEVER see and 2)the acting (especially McG's office "crying" scene) is spectacular. But other than that, it's a very un-Five0 episode and not as cracking as the usual Five-0 eppie. To make matters worse, it stretches for an entire 2 hours. Plus, that switcheroo at the end in the courthouse with the vegetable shortening was too far-reaching. As if the "quack" doctor or everyone else in the courtroom watching McG intently are all so dumb not to notice the whole shabang -- that something is up. Not one person noticed the switch, not ONE, not from any angle. It was a bit too cartoony for my tastes. As for season one's best, let's try "The Box", "Full Fathom Five", "Tiger by the Tail", "King of the Hill", "Deathwatch", "Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't be Born", "One for the Money" -- classic Five-0!!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 10:59:50 (PST)
Have to agree w/ Rick on "No Blue Skies", a quality ep w/ decent music and plot, but what really cracks me about this Tommy Sands' death scene at the end after McG plugs him in the parking deck....he's lying there smiling and he cocks his head stupidly as he's philosophizing about his tough luck in life. Trust me, with a REAL bullet in your gut, you wouldn't act that nonchalantly. But like I said, still a good overall ep.....
Big H
Ain't no big ting, bruddah tings ah lookin' up - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 10:57:53 (PST)
Gotta agree with Rick, disagree with Ringfire regarding No Blue Skies, it's one of my favorites from the first season, not just because of the scene Rick mentioned, but because of the knockout teaser, one of the best in the series. Cat burglar/lounge singer robs hotel, then jumps onstage just in time for his big number. Cue the rolling wave. Mega-cool stuff, that. That's what the new series has to maintain...cinematic production values, and cinematic creativity, telling a complex story visually in addition to what's written down on the script. I do agree with you, Ringfire, about Not That Much Different, it's one of the only first season episodes I haven't rewatched since buying that set, whereas I've probably watched Once Upon A Time, my favorite eppie from that year, a good three times.
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 09:47:02 (PST)
Oops, "You're Right Kimo"
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 08:13:49 (PST)
Your right Kimo, too slow for todays viewer. They don't have time for a plot to develop. MTV attention span disorder. Ringfire, I agree 'Not That Much Different' is one of a very few eps that I find totally uninteresting from begining to end.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 08:08:18 (PST)
"And I can't get you out of my mind"... oops... there's Danno at the entrance in the far right corner..."And I can't get you out of my mind"... oops... there's Chin at the entrance in the far left corner..."And I can't get you out of my mind"... oops... there's Kono at the far rear entrance... "And I can't get you out of my mind"... major-oops... there's THE MAN himself staring straight at me. Actually, that ending/wrap-up is the only good part in an otherwise dull episode. Never could get excited by that eppie. Sorry. Along with "Not That Much Different" that was the dullest first season eppie. Wonder what kind of grease Tommy Sands used for his hair. McGarrett should be green with envy!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 07:17:21 (PST)
well said rick. Unfortunately in this day, and in this age, that format, that whole scenario, most viewers would switch channels, for it would be considered too corny, or maudlin, or slow paced for them. Or unrealistic. even tho it was perfect back then.
Nick's , Fishmarket closed! - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 22:14:05 (PST)
'No Blue Skies' as the ep is wrapping, the self absorbed 'Joey Rand' is on stage. As he sings, the scene cuts back and forth between his show, and his world falling apart. He continues through song after song as his loyal friend takes a bullet for him. Totally unaware, he sings. His girlfriend finally realizes the man she loves is pathetic. He sings. The room slowly fills with the Five-0 team and the end is near. He sings. It is superb. If there is a show on TV today that can come even close to that, I have not seen it.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 20:34:26 (PST)
Hello, My two cents: I grew up on television and McGarrett was my nanny. Cameos added flavor to the episodes. Ideally, working in actors with island ties. For example, Duane Johnson (The Rock) could play a dread-locked Waikiki beachboy (think Mel Gibson's unexpected cameo as a body piercer in the film, "Father's Day" with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams). Bette Midler could play real estate con or an Over the Hill lounge singer falling on desperate times. Kelly Preston as the wife of a serviceman in trouble with local gangs. Tia Carerre could play a school teacher (maybe filmed at her alma mater, Sacred Hearts Academy). A real chance for actors with Hawaii ties to give back to the islands and play roles that are parts of their real personalities. Local personalities like Joe Moore and Carole Kai who appeared on original episodes could make cameos. Hell, maybe even Obama could make an appearance..hehehe Perhaps a sub-plot could be worked in with the myth of a legendary stash of illicit loot by villan, Wo Fat (who's now deceased) with rival factions within Chinatown vying for clues to find it. The clues are tied to the Chinese zodiac calendar and their animal representations. 2010 is year of the Tiger. The ethnic groups in Hawaii are a lot more diverse now and should be represented as such. The types of crimes have evolved and should be reflected. Yeah the series stereotyped but that was what made it a reflection of the times. Without being over the top, the new series should NOT be concerened with being PC..but fair..with heroes and villans across all ethnic groups. The original show itself was dark underneath its sunny hawaiian exterior and the new show should try and remain true to that. Much like Magnum PI was developed to utilize idle 5-0 production facilities at the DiamondHead Studios, when the series "Lost" ends, what will be next to keep that capital employed. A new 5-0 would bring it to full circle. Moby should remix the theme. The islands are losing the ProBowl in 2010, their eyeballing the Sony Open and Act221 is under the microscope, our economy needs this show! Thanks! Comments can be sent to: or find me on Facebook.
Hugh Story
Honolulu, HI - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 18:05:51 (PST)
:"But from what Kimo is describing I hope I don't have to cry when I get there." You won't cry. You probably will be quite happy with our continually mainlandized version of Waikiki. It's all pretty and spruiced up with tall towers blocking the view of the mountains. Diamond Head. oceans. You don't have "old Hawaii" as a personal experience in your blood to compare to the overdeveloped new Wilshire, I mean Waikiki.... to.
1, 2 3 - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 12:31:38 (PST)
This is what makes me cynical about CBS. They never made it while Jack Lord was alive, so that is why, for me, the jury remains out until such a time they deliver.
T, F usa - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 09:21:52 (PST)
A real shame about The Ilikai. The problem is people don't value history. It has great history. The Officials prefer to swell their own pockets at the cost of a rapidly diminishing infrastructure. Businessman are also guilty. The Government should really pay attention to such landmarks, but unfortunately it is a sign of the times that we are in--they choose not to! Cement jungles displace the wonderful lush greenery--all in the name of progress. "Some day we will be strangers in our own land.." seems to be a very prophetic title now. It's all about the mighty dollar is a real shame.
KD McGarrett
Hawaii, 5-0 USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 07:05:29 (PST)
To Jeff: Great post. I would be interested in learning about the meeting with Jack Lord. The white hair makes senses since the rare photographs of him walking around show that he sported white hair in retirement. Did you speak to him at all? I guess his head was covered with a hat too? His trademark.
Five-O, Book 'em soon CBS! - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 06:46:57 (PST)
Just booked my this year's trip to Honolulu. But from what Kimo is describing I hope I don't have to cry when I get there.
Berlin, Germany - Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 05:47:00 (PST)
Hawaii Five-O is one of my favorite t.v. shows of all time. I have a fond memory of being maybe 5 or 6 years old coming home from trick or treating and watching Hawaii Five-O with my Grandfather. He opened me a small bottle of Coca-Cola and we shared it as we watched. I don't remember anytheing about the episode except for the show itself coming on, but it's such a great memory now that I have come to love the show . I can't wait for the rest of the seasons to be released on dvd. Best Wishes.
Brownsville, Ky US - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 21:41:58 (PST)
took a walk all around the Ilikai today. It is virtually unrecognizable from what we see in H50. and some may say, well that's not surprising. But it is. and shouldn't be the case. The whole area was old style with alotta charm not so long ago. but redevelopment changed the whole block. The ilikai... a ghost town. Pool empty. outside bar dead and construction debris covering it. "Canoes", the upscale restaurant on da DH wing, shuttered up. I remember hangin round da makai bar. was fun. talking story with all da tourons from around the globe. No more. A hotel fulla neon lit radioactive biohazard warning signs flashing every twelve feet would still be busier than I saw the Ilikai today.
so sad, too bad asll buss up! - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 18:27:01 (PST)
I was always a fan of HFO since childhood. My family lucked out and pulled a duty station in Hawaii from 1983-89. I again lucked out and got to meet Jack Lord in 1986 at an event at the Shell Auditorium....same smooth guy with a head full of white hair. I was a big fan of Magnum P.I. as well, it always kind of reminded me of HFO, albeit some of the action was a bit unrealistic. My feedback to Mr. Ed Bernero.....One of the reasons I always believed i liked HFO was the fact that it was set in Hawaii (hey I was young then), but looking back on it as an adult it was really that and two other things... 1. Jack Lords character had that Sean Connery 007 cool 2. Everything in the story was believable, there were no cars exploding, then someone sooting climbing out of the trunk saying "that was close, thank God I had my bullet proof vest on." The show was about the drama, about the chase, about you the viewer trying to figure out who did it before the Five-o guys do. HFO didn't need bombs going off every 5 minutes. I guess thats why I like Law & Order as well. Go for it Ed, I'll watch.
Pleasanton, CA USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 14:55:27 (PST)
Well, Mike, they notified me when Season 5 became available.
Virginia Tolles
Shawnee, OK USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 14:51:45 (PST)
I am skeptical that you will be notified when "Hawaii Five-0 - Season Six" is released at, since the normal format for the title of this DVD box set would be "Hawaii Five-O - The Sixth Season," which would likely require another listing to be created. These pre-release-announcement listings are annoying, because they give people yet another excuse to bolster their ego by writing generic "pre-reviews" which have no real relationship to the actual DVD box set coming out months from now. The person writing the review of the Seventh Season uses this as an excuse to spread some unfounded rumour about Al Harrington being fired for foisting his Mormon polygamist views on people connected with the show.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 14:05:08 (PST)
I am a long time visitor to this electronic mecca for HFO(been coming here '97).Excuse me if this has already been posted-On the yellow paper inside the dvd cases for the second season,"Book Em Danno" (at the top)and "Murder One" ( on the bottom).You have to look closely.I must say it's an astute observation.Steve would be proud of me.I always regarded HFO as my Baby E=MC2.I'm very excited about 2.0.Bernero knows crime dramas. Last week's Criminal Minds was great with the fictitious Waco cult . A tip of the hat to MJQ. Aloha , Jamie Greenwald.
Jamie Greenwald
Miami, Fl usa - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 13:38:35 (PST)
I don't know if it means anything, but Amazon has provided the opportunity for us to sign up to be notified when Seasons 6-12 become available. Perhaps, it is a marketing tool. If a lot of us express an interest in future seasons, CBS will be more likely to release them. Does that seem logical to you? I'm only guessing. Still, I signed up for all I could find (Season 7 was available one day but not now). I hope you will, too, just in case it makes a difference.
Virginia Tolles
Shawnee, OK USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 11:55:26 (PST)
Thanks, Rick. I just remembered, Cool Hand Luke did feature another Five-O alumnus, Lou Antonio from The Burning Ice, he's the dupe with a terminal illness hired by Jackie Cooper. He also is famous for portraying one of the half-white, half-black aliens from the original Star Trek(Frank Gorshin was the other). According to his IMDB profile, he also directed a number of TV shows.
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 08:57:19 (PST)
I'd love to see Hawaii Five-O return to TV. I've seen a lot of remakes that were poorly done, so I hope you'll understand why us true and long-time fans first concern is maintaining the integrity of the show, and it's place in television history. Our faith is with you.
Meridian, ID USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 08:38:15 (PST)
Cherilyn, thanks for finding out about Zulu. Very interesting. And so much for Jack Lord forbidding it.... ;-)
Berlin, Germany - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 02:37:26 (PST)
Rick, thanks for the pic. Now I know what white roof & swimming pool you're talking about. Though I still don't remember it as a stock shot (unlike McG driving past the Dillingham fountain). Kimo, I know Don Stroud was born in Hawaii. Are you sayin' he still lives deah? Kool. He always seemed like a tough, rebel type. Not very politically correct. You guys must get along rather splendidly.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 19:35:25 (PST)
Hey Chris. I checked Robert Drivas bio after reading your post. Tragic. Died young. Nice sighting though, not a guy who shows up in lot of stuff.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 18:05:13 (PST)
i used to watch hawaii 50 for years when i was a teenager.and lived in honolulu for a year.and so miss my friends.i want so badly to move back to i miss the love and friendship that i received by all the people there.and now i live in clearwater florida.and want to find some of the hawaiian music that i miss. if you can find hawaii 50 mucic or any hawaiian music you can notify by email at you
kim mccullar
clearwater, fl usa - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 16:58:39 (PST)
I just received a phone call from the Coast Guard in Honolulu concerning if Zulu (Kono) was ever made an honorary member of the Coast Guard. He was in May, 1975. The reason for this was because he was a small boat owner and apparently when the filming of Hawaii Five-0 involved a boat scene he led the way as far as safety was concerned. I mentioned to the Officer that they are doing a remake of the show and he said that someone had called the Coast Guard about doing a movie. I am in the middle of an episode now and I saw the smoke coming from Chaís mouth that was mentioned before.
Hamden, CT U S of A - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 13:11:41 (PST)
"Don Stroud from The Late John Louisiana, " ah one of my faves; shot a block away from one of the homes I grew up in! Speaking of a block away, Don's a friend of mine and lives that far away from me. Still a really cool guy!
yep. , it is Paradise. But too crowded. - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 12:33:19 (PST)
We used to have Hawaii Five-0 in my area but the station changed the format. I have the first 2 Volumns of it I just can`t get away from the series it grows on you.It would be great to see o new series or movie about it.Thank you very much, Leonard Marrone Jr.
Leonard Marrone Jr.
Glenolden, Pa. USA - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 11:40:19 (PST)
I watched the American classic Cool Hand Luke for the umpteenth time this weekend, and recognized Robert Drivas, aka Chris Vashon, as one of the prisoners. I also thought I recognized Don Stroud from The Late John Louisiana, but didn't see his name in the credits. There might be some other Five-O actors I missed; the film certainly has a ton of great character actors in minor roles, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, Ralph Waite.
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 10:54:29 (PST)
Cherilyn: Your comment.."another (time) they didnít say why except that someone was in there that they wanted out so they set it on fire"...I think you are referring to one of the better eps in S4, "Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?", where a behemoth Hawai'ian shop teacher lays off environmental revenge on the establishment in the name of KAILI, God of Battle. Great ep, and McG delivers a classic line, "Our guy hauls a 100lb iron cap up a smoke stack, swims several miles against a rip current, and snaps a neck like a twig, now that's gotta narrow it down a bit.." To which Kono replies...."Gotta be my shop teacher" I'm pulling this from memory so Kimo, ringfire, Chris,, don't slam me if I'm off a little on the dialogue. I particularly liked the ending...McG doesn't "get" his man....KAILI wins, so to speak.
Big H
green sugar , cane burns??!? - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 10:06:32 (PST)
ringfire, or check 'Up Tight' at the spoiled rich girls pool where McG looks around and tells the girl 'This rotten establishment has really kicked you around'
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 08:03:51 (PST)
"This is the best Five-O forum." heck. It's the only one. Greg, you may stop yelling now. And political correctness, of course they had none of that nonsense back then; It did not exist! That particular communal tyranny erupted in the 1980s. And even if it DID, (thank god it didn't) Kono can say whatevah da hell he wants. And a local haole could say the same thing too, then as now. if it is perceived to be an accurate assessment by those present.
heah, and ovah dea too! - Sunday, February 01, 2009 at 14:38:39 (PST)
Thanks for the info, Rick. I'll check the aforementioned episodes. I'm usually very familiar with stock shots used in the show, but this drive-by-tennis-court-knock-on-door shot escapes me for some reason. I'll check it out. Sorry I don't have an answer to your questions. I believe someone on here already mentioned that the "Samurai" house was indeed on Portlock. Don't know the address. As for the Vashon house, I don't know. I just started watching my season 5 DVD and haven't gotten to the Vashons yet. It's been a while since I saw those episodes. As for the Mondrago residence from "Highest Castle" (which you say is the same as the Vashon residence), I remember them saying it's Diamond Head Rd. I believe there is an actual Diamond Head Rd. As for whether the residence was actually there, I'm not sure. Could be a goof.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, February 01, 2009 at 13:03:34 (PST)

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