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This is a fabulous site!!!!!! I am so glad that the Family Channel is showing Hawaii Five-O BOOK EM DANNO!!!!!!!!
Mission, TX - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 09:30:02 (PST)
About a year ago I started hoping that Hawaii Five-O would be shown in reruns somewhere. Then at the end of May the three hour epic (and my personal favorite episode) V For Vashon was aired on the Family Channel and they announced that the series was going to be on nightly. My wife got sick of the theme song very quickly and started calling the show "Hawaii Five Hundred" because of Steve's wonderfully carefull driving. I was on my way to paralegal school when I heard on the radio that Jack Lord had passed away. I'm glad that I got to see and appreicate the series once again before he left us. Aloha, Jack
Bartlesville, OK - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 16:08:45 (PST)
Have not visited your page for some time I was shocked to see that Jack Lord is gone.I did not hear of it anywhere on the TV or radio.It speaks well of a man and his acting ability and the quality of his TV show that I feel sad at his passing when I did not know him at all. So long Jack you are gone but you will not be forgotten.
Paso Robles, Ca USA - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 15:44:53 (PST)
I have a suggestion- why don't Hawaii 5--0 fans lobby the U.S. Post office for a Jack Lord Stamp? The address is: Citizens Stamp Advisory Committe, c/o Stamp Management, US Postal Service, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W. , Room 4474EB, Washington, D.C.20260-6756
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 12:38:09 (PST)
For a musical tribute to Jack Lord, see http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/cberoza
San Francisco, CA - Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 12:08:15 (PST)
January 21, 1998 was a day everyone will remember. It was a sad day when Jack Lord passed away. There will never be another man like him. Mr. Lord has inspired a lot of people thoughout the world and inspired me. I have been majoring in Law Enforcement and have been on the local ambulance service for almost four years. I have been watching the episodes on the Family Channel. My favorite actors on the show were always Jack Lord and James MacArthur. Someday in the future I would like to meet Mr. MacArthur and to be able to visit Hawaii in person. Hawaii Five-O will live on forever with the spirit of Jack Lord in all of us.
Klemme , Iowa - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 13:15:50 (PST)
jack lord was and is the hero who god sent to this world to give us a message,just like jesus now he is up there with god,dont be sad cause he did a lot of good for the unpreveledged also he had a good wife marie who agreed to his wish when he wanted to give money to a good cause, jack ! i look up at the skys and see you looking over us bless us 5-0 for ever raj jilka
harrow, u.k.london. - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 10:48:44 (PST)
If anyone is interested, Columbia House now has the hawaii 5-0 videos available. The first one is 4.95 plus 3.79 shipping and handling, the rest are 19.95. You can order through the net and give your credit card number. the e-mail is http;//www.columbiahouse.com /they will send you a video every 4-6 weeks, if you dont want it you can send it back (I think you have to pay your own postage-not a good idea). Has anyone heard how Marie Lord is doing? I read an article in the Globe (I only bought the tabloid because the front page said "Farewell Jack") and I wanted to see what it said about him. After reading it, I wished I hadn't, it was too sad, (of course being a tabloid it may not be true, as there was a photo of Stephen Cannell and Moe Keale supposedly comforting the widow Marie. It was the same picture that was taken at the blessing of the new "Hawaii 5-0", the picture is on the web.) Happy 5-0 viewing!!!!!
San Antonio, Tx U.S.A - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 13:54:13 (PST)
I like Dano...is he dead?? (No, see the Five-O Frequently Asked Questions - MQ)
Knoxville, TN USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 12:55:35 (PST)
I AM SORRY THAT JACK LORD WAS PASSED AWAY AND JACK WAS THE GREAT HAWAII FIVE-O ACTOR. GOD BLESS WITH HIM AND REST IN PEACE. ALOHA!
DES MOINES, IA USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 07:58:28 (PST)
I encourage all fans to cast a vote for Hawaii Five-O as their favorite CBS cop/detective show in the TV Guide poll at www.tvgen.com/cbspoll. It's currently in 3rd place.
Glen Mills, PA USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 08:06:47 (PST)
I was a kid of ten when I first saw Hawaii 5-0. I became enthralled by the scenery of paradise, ranging from Waikiki Beach to Diamond Head. The opening theme song was thrilling -- Da Da Da Da DAAA da -- and so were the shots of gyrating hula skirts, planes passing through fish-eye lens and the famous shot of Jack Lord atop the skyscraper swirling around and looking straight into the camera with half a smile. He was a hero to me then, with his distinctive and modulated voice, pretty-boy looks, and granite jaw. Even the red-and-white Puegnot lettering of "Hawaii 5-0" was something new, unique and hip back then. Certainly it was light years ahead of the boring drudgery of "Dragnet" and "Mannix." That, however, was when I was ten years old. Today, at 36, I sometimes watch Hawaii 5-0 on "Nick at Night" and grimace in embarrassment at how bad the show really was. The show was racist and sexist through and through, in a crude, campy way that not even the show's defenders can defend. The Asians and Hawaiians on the show were portrayed as little more than yellow "Steppin Fetchits," who spoke Pidgin English, were predominantly criminal and were too stupid to get away with their crimes. McGarrett's treatment of women on the show would today qualify as sexual harrassment. His constant belittling and mistreatment of Danno borders on employee abuse. Whereas once I thought McGarrett was admirably driven and staunchly moral, today I see him as the prototypical angry white male, spewing racist and sexist venom towards everyone who is NOT LIKE HIM. (To a scientist who had accidentally released a criminal: "I don't see any reason why I don't just HATE YOU...") Hawaii 5-0 perpetuated false stereotypes about women and Asians that the social revolutions of the 1960s had finally begun to abolish. Far from being something new, unique and hip, it was was a reactionary show that preached that conservative, angry white males were the only moral, law-abiding people in the world. Which is as hypocritical as it is untrue... Such ceaseless anger, prejudice and hatred gets boring after awhile, and today there's just one proper course of action: stop watching bad nostalgia shows like this and get a life. A single vacation to Hawaii is a thousand times more memorable than sitting through one of these campy, badly-written episodes.
Las Vegas, NV USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 01:59:08 (PST)
(According to Karen Rhodes, author of a book on Five-O: 76% of the villains on the series, throughout the 12 years, are white. To put that in perspective, in the 1980 census, whites were 33% of the population of Hawaii. 5% of the villains were Chinese; 4% Japanese. In reality, Chinese made up 6% of the population, and Japanese 25%. 5% of villains were Hawaiian; they made up 12% of the state's population. The most interesting thing I determined is that both Hawaiians and women were twice as likely to be victims as villains. Whites were 71% of victims, Chinese 6%, and Japanese 4%.)
I'm only 15 but, I think that Hawaii 5-0 is the best show around!! Ahola Jack, you were a great actor and the legacy of Hawaii 5-0 will live on forever. God Bless you all.
- Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 11:16:43 (PST)
I have not been a "Five-O" fan for long, but I know a good actor when I see one, and Jack Lord was exactly that. He not only filled the screen with the role of McGarrett, he transmored our living rooms to make us feel like we were actually on the beat or in his office. Those things make a good actor. He knows how to put enough emphasis on his lines to make them sound like the way they should be presented. He made the stories likeable and enjoyable. We all wished there could have been more than 12 years of the show, but, every dog has his day. We'll miss you, Jack, we never got to learn much about the man behind the blue suit. Take care.
Nicholas J. Mooneyhan
Pennington Gap, VA USA - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 23:02:55 (PST)
I been a H5O fan from its beginning. I was just a kid then, but I had a major crush on Jack Lord (as Steve McGarrett)! As I grew up, that never changed. I would search out reruns of the show into the wee hours of the night. The show actually influenced my life decisions as I got my degree in Criminal Justice and became a cop. During Paul Harvey's noon broadcast on that January day I heard of Jack's death. I felt as if a close friend had passed away. But Jack lives on through H5O and McGarrett and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your diligence in providing this page. It is greatly appreciated and it's my favorite place on the net!
Bastrop, LA USA - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 22:40:53 (PST)
HAWAII FIVE-O WAS THE BEST COP SHOW ON T.V. AT ITS TIME AIRED. I REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING IT AS I GREW UP. I'VE BEEN A COP FOR AROUND 18 YEARS AND LOVE IT.
ARCADIA, FL USA - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 16:50:41 (PST)
This site brought back alot of memories of a great tv show.my grandparents actually met Jack Lord in hawaii while filming
vancouver, BC canada - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 22:55:30 (PST)
Keep on adding links !!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
nashville, tn usa - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 16:33:52 (PST)
I love HAWAII FIVE-O! I've lived all of my life in Hawaii and have loved the show all the way through!
Wailuku, HI USA - Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 20:34:14 (PST)
This is the second night in a row that I have visited this site and I am still reeling from Mr. Lords passing away in January. It is even harder to believe that the show has been off since 1980, 18 years ago. I refuse to believe that Steve is no longer with us. God bless his wife Marie.
Port Coquitlam, BC Canada - Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 22:29:53 (PST)
ALOHA JACK: THANKS FOR GIVING US ALL BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES. I GREW UP WITH HAWAII FIVE O AND IT INSPIRED ME TO GO INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND VISIT YOUR BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. I LOOKED FOR YOU ON MY VISIT, AND SAW YOUR BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS. THINKING OF MARIE AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOOKING OUT FOR HER. HELLO TO YOUR BUDDY WO FAT. MAHALO
ORLANDO, FL USA - Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 03:41:19 (PST)
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