Ignorance of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park

by Vrinda Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:41 pm

Entertainment Tonight did a segment on March 10 about the Hawaii Five-O/MacGyver crossover. The hosts asked Lucas Till, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park if they knew who the stars of the original version of their respective shows were. The hosts asked Lucas Till, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park if they knew who the stars of the original version of their respective shows were. Lucas Till, without any hesitation, said, "Richard Dean Anderson," while stupid Daniel and Grace didn't know who Jack Lord was.

Daniel said, "Harrison Ford," and Grace Park, after trying to think about it and grasping for an answer, said, "Steve Martin." This was not meant to be a tongue-in-cheek segment, otherwise there would not have been a reason for Lucas to answer correctly. The hosts then explained that Jack Lord was the star of the original Hawaii Five-O and they showed clips of him and James MacArthur.

I don't think they were trying to be funny. I think they really didn't know who Jack was, and for them to star in the remake of a popular TV show and not know who the star of the original version of the show is showing ignorance and disrespect.

This segment aired in Mexico, where a friend of mine saw it, and it's half the length of the one ET posted online. In the ET one, the questions and answerers are reversed.

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by H50 1.0 FOREVER* Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:08 pm

That's pathetic!

by ringfire211 Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:39 pm

I have no love for the new show but clearly they were just joking. Steve Martin? Harrison Ford? Come on, give them more credit than that. Of course whether or not they have any fondness for the original show is a whole different story.

by Vrinda Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:06 pm

Why even joke around that way? I don't care for them or their show, so they get no credit from me. Grace once said she gets Hawaii Five-O and Hawaiian Punch mixed up, so this is not a surprise.

by Mr. Mike Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:19 pm

Uh, Vrinda, unless you saw a different version of the Entertainment Tonight clip than I did, you have everything backwards.


They asked the "stars" of MacGyver questions about Five-O and they got them all wrong, I think being stupid on purpose.

When they asked DDK and GP questions about MacGyver, they got them right.

by Vrinda Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:29 pm

Uh, Mike, this was told me by a friend who saw the clip where he lives. That means ET aired a different clip where he lived, and he is in another country. He described it vividly to me, even adding that Grace Park slapped the side of her head when they told her Jack Lord was the star of the original.

by Mr. Mike Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:52 pm

Maybe you would like to tell us the secret country this person lives in, since there is an "Entertainment Tonight" site in Canada and perhaps other countries as well. If this clip was seen on another country's "ET," then it is likely located on their WWW site. The Canadian site does have a clip about the crossover, but it dates back to March 1, for example.

by Vrinda Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:20 pm

This country is Mexico and I sent him the clip, and he says this is not what he saw. The segment he saw was one minute in length, and they showed DDK and Grace giving the answers Lucas and George are seen giving here, and they did not show Grace talking about the haircut. It is possible for them to air different clips in different countries, and they film longer segments then what they show. The link you provided here is something they did for the website. In the clip my friend saw, he could hear the interviewer (a man) off-camera. In the clip that aired in Mexico, George Eads is silent and there is no discussion of him and Lucas living in the same house.

Jack Lord did a 15-minute interview for ET with Leonard Maltin in 1986, of which only 60-seconds or less was ever aired, so it's not unlikely that ET filmed a longer segment with these people and asked them the same questions, then picked different segments to air in different markets. If that is the case, and the all gave the same wrong answers (Steve Martin as the original McGarrett) then it was all staged, and if it was for humor, it was very stale humor. Why make yourself out to look ignorant to the rest of the world? That's not funny. That's sad.

by Mr. Mike Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:03 pm

The Entertainment Tonight Mexico WWW site seems to be


I searched through it and cannot find anything using keywords like Hawaii or MacGyver, which is not to say the clip you are mentioning does not exist.

This site seems to have different priorities, like an entire section devoted to Kim Kardashian, for example.

by Vrinda Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:39 am

Of course, they're going to pay more attention to the Kardashians. It's practically a rule they have to have something on them.

by todd Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:49 am

Yeah, I would have been surprised if Daniel Dae Kim or Grace Park didn't know of Jack Lord.

Daniel was born in 1968, and was almost 12 when the original went off the air.

Grace is a bit younger, but was still almost 6 when the original went off the air, and probably saw/heard of it plenty in reruns during the 1980s.

I am in that age group (born 1972), and I can tell you that nearly everyone my age heard of Jack Lord at the time.

It would be much more believable if people currently under 35 had no idea who Jack Lord was.