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Nagata's Haiku

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (2)


I’ve long enjoyed the two verses recited by Nagata (Mark Lenard) in “To Hell With Babe Ruth” (Season 2). Neither follows the current-day rules for haiku, rules which are complicated by the translation from Japanese to English. Neither, for that matter, appears in a search of Japanese haiku. Perhaps, both were written for the show. The basic rules state that haiku should comprise three lines. The first and third lines contain five syllables, while ...

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Keep the Faith!

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 8, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (4)

Screen capture from "The Ninety-Second War" (part 1, Season 4), Hawaii Five-0, Leonard Freeman Productions / CBS Television, 1968-1980.

In this screen capture, Danno has asked Doc Bergman whether Steve will recover from the c...
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The Christmas Cadillac

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

I know. I know. I'm seven months early, but I can't help it. This is just too cute to pass up. Last November, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published the following article about a man in Richmond, Virginia, who really knew how to decorate for Christmas. Read about it:

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"Midnight in Paris" (2011)

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 25, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Gil Pender, a frustrated screenwriter, who is trying to write his first novel, goes to Paris with his fiancée’s family. An idealist and a dreamer, he discovers himself through nocturnal visits with the great artists, including Paul Gauguin and Henri Lautrec, and writers of the 1920s. Gertrude Stein even reviews Gil’s manuscript, and she and Ernest Hemingway give him tips for making it great (A writer should be so lucky!).

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Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 21, 2017 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (3)


Here are some nice pictures of the Canoe House, affectionately known as Canoe’s. Although the seafood restaurant and bar closed a number of years ago, it made its way into at least two episodes of Hawaii Five-0, “The Last Eden” (Season 4) and “One Born Every Minute” (Season 6).

Check it out:

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The Guestbook

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 15, 2017 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (13)

The Guestbook is now closed.

Promoted from CPO to ADM

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 6, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

While watching an episode of JAG (NBC/CBS, 1995-2005) entitled "Overdue and Presumed Lost" (Season 5), I saw a familiar face. A bit older, yet strangely not as argumentative as he was in "Murder - Eyes Only" and "See How She Runs," both in Season 8 of Hawaii Five-0.

Can you guess who he was?

Answer: He was Biff McGuire, who portrayed ex-CPO Sam Bissell, argumentative father of the arro...

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McGarrett's Park Lane in Paper

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 5, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From the 1930s until the 1970s, Wendell Koch made paper reproductions of automobiles. He's done pick-up trucks and Rolls Royces. He's also done Steve McGarrett's 1968 Park Lane. Have a look:

Read more about it:

Wendell Koch’s paper reproductions of McGarrett’s Par...

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Inspiring the Designer

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on March 27, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (1)


Although this is a paid post, it is an interesting look into the fashion world of Diane von Furstenberg. I think Marie would have liked this page. See what you think.®ion=PaidPostMOTH&pgType=Homepage&action=click


Mourning Loss

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on March 20, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)


I’ve just watched the saddest episode of JAG (CBS, 1995-2005). Entitled “Cowboys and Cossacks” (aired April 11, 1997), it tells the story of a conflict between a Russian destroyer, the RNS Visiliev, and a brand new American guided missile destroyer, the USS Cayuga.

The captain of the Visiliev, Captain Grinkov (Morgan Hunter) served in the Soviet navy in the days when the Soviet n...

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"A Shallow Grave"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 17, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Don Brandon Ray composed many pieces of music for Hawaii Five-0 during his twelve years as music supervisor for the series. One of his most haunting melodies is heard in Season 12, near the end of "A Shallow Grave" (Counter 45:00-46:53). It is a dissonant melody that reflects the ominous theme of the story as the body of the missing jewel thief is unearthed on the Tarnow property.

Later, after retiring from ...

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Marty Sloane and the Actor Who Portrayed Him

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 25, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (1)

"Just Lucky, I Guess" (Season 2)

Marty Sloane (John Randolph), Mr. Hardware of 1969, who seems to have come no closer to crime than to read about it in the evening newspaper, ventures unexpectedly into its darkness and becomes involved with a prostitute. No longer protected by his nice, quiet world in small-town America, he sees the eighteen-year-old woman being thrown over a ninth-floor railing i...

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Quite Possibly the Most Underrated Episode

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 25, 2017 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (2)

Too many viewers write off the Season 2 episode "To Hell With Babe Ruth" as being inferior. They object to Caucasian Mark Lenard portraying the mentally troubled Yoshio Nagata and are put off by the insanity he portrayed. I challenge them to take another look, not only at Mr. Lenard's portrayal, but at the episode, itself.

In the premise of the episode, a pro-Japanese group planned to participate in the Japanese attack on Pear...

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The Versatile Richard Morrison

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 18, 2017 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (2)

If ever a Five-0 guest star played a wide variety of characters, it would have to be Richard Morrison. At one end of the spectrum, he played the respected, well informed professor of ecology, Professor Hale, in “The Last Eden” (Season 3) and the tough, self-centered, yet respected real estate developer, Lai Han, in “Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?” (Season 4). He also played the intellectually slow Runny Grose, aide to mobster Piro Manoa, ...

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McGarrett Would Recuse Himself Today

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In "Time and Memories" (Season 3), McGarrett became very emotionally involved when all evidence seemed to indicate that a former love of his life -- Cathy Wallis (Diana Muldaur) had murdered her husband. Danno told him he was losing his objectivity and needed to step down and let him, Kono, and Chin Ho complete the investigation. McGarrett declined to step down.

The fact of the matter is that McGarrett wa...

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If "The Ninety-Second War" Were Produced Today

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 15, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Speaking of McGarrett’s relationship with authority figures, take a look at his relationship with the governor and other authority figures in “The Ninety-Second War.”

McGarrett is found in an overturned car with a known crime lord and a briefcase containing $2 million. Yet, the governor has faith in him to have been set up and allows him to leave the Islands and fly over the pole to Switzerland. There, Inter...

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2861 Manoa Road

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 28, 2016 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Here's an interesting find: The Tudor mansion seen in "Highest Castle, Deepest Grave" (Season 4) and "The Diamond That Nobody Stole" (Season 5) actually exists at the address given for it in "The Diamond That Nobody Stole." The address is 2861 Manoa Road.

To see it, go to Google maps, key in the address, go to the photographs. Turn to the opposite side of the street, and you will see the stone wall. Pan forward to the driveway...

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"Father Jack"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 27, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Remember “Father Jack,” the priest in “Engaged to Be Buried” (Season 5)? It turns out the actor who portrayed him, Bob Turnbull, was actually “the chaplain of Waikiki Beach” – but he didn’t start out that way.

Read his story:

Ellis, Mark. TV Actor Had Never Seen Anyone Pray, Planted First Church on Waikiki Beach. God Reports. May 12, 2016....

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Riding the High Line

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 20, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)

The military and its loyal veterans have many websites devoted to life in the various branches. The site FoxtrotAlpha has a page about riding the high line between two large ships. The high line usually is used strictly to transfer goods and materiel during replenishment-at-sea operations. It is a rough ride and can be very dangerous. Even so, in a pinch, personnel can be transferred by this method.

Best of all, this page inc...

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Touring the Islands with Mark Twain

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on December 19, 2016 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Even if you haven’t read Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii (University of Hawaii Press) or Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing It In the Sandwich Islands (Mutual Publishing), you will enjoy this article about finding the real Hawai‘i.

Unlike Jack London, who was only passing through, and James Michener, who wrote too much and fictionalized most of it, Mark Twain spent four months in the Islands and ga...

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