A pet peeve of mine

by barnzoboy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:01 pm

Like all of you, I really love the classic 5-0. However has anyone else ever noticed the excessive use of the name "Kimo" for non-critical characters? Usually these are HPD police officers or guards or other support staff of some sort, but it's not always the same actor - sometimes it's an Islander or sometimes a Caucasian. I always wonder why the writers wouldn't have changed it up a little bit on the use of this name and instead chose something else just for the sake of freshness.

And then when William Smith comes on board late in the series, his name winds up being Kimo Carew!!

by North » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:06 am

I thought I was the only person annoyed by that! Makes me think of the Mad magazine parody where they get Hawaiian type words into every sentence to always remind the viewer that this is Hawaii.

by ringfire211 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:53 pm

I've noticed this but it doesn't bother me that much. I don't care about some non-descript beat cop standing guard outside a hospital room or some guy from central dispatch being named Kimo. A bit lazy? Sure, but eh whatever...

Now, if they started giving us Kevin McCarthy as Kimo Reese, Yaphet Kotto as Cpl. Kimo Austin, Sam Melville as Kimo Parks, Nehemiah Persoff as Kimo Cardonus, Gavin MacLeod as Big Kimo... then I'd start complaining!