The Checkers and Pogo Show was a children’s television show produced and aired by KGMB-TV in Honolulu. It ran from 1967 until 1982 during after-school hours. Five of its characters appeared on Hawaii Five-0, including the following:
-- Checkers #2 – Jim Demerest, who appeared in seven episodes, perhaps most notably as Fred Babbitt, who bragged about owning a koi pond in “Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember” (Season 1).
-- Checkers #3 – Dave Donnelly, who appeared in four episodes.
-- Pogo – Morgan White, who appeared in six episodes in Season 1 as the Attorney General.
-- Professor Fun – Fred Ball, who appeared in eight episodes.
-- Super Spy McPig – Jerry Cox, who appeared in four episodes.