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Not Just a Morality Tale – A Challenge

Hawaii Five-0 may be known as a serious police procedural, but don't be fooled. There's a lot of humor to be found in unexpected places. Chin Ho's uncle was serving Chinese food in a Japanese neighborhood. "He's passing," Chin explained. Kono wears size 13 shoes. "I have tiny little feet," he explained. While tailing drug dealer Dillon, Steve and Danno enjoyed the trade winds in Danno's white Mustang convertible. Of course, Steve wore one of Jack's bright aloha shirts. I wonder what the governor would have thought if he had seen them.

So, here’s your challenge: Give one example of the use of humor that you enjoyed in an episode of Hawaii Five-0.

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
10 mars 2022

FYI. Here are the sources for the humorous scenes I mentioned:

Chin Ho's uncle was serving Chinese food in a Japanese neighborhood. "He's passing," Chin explained. This comes from "The Burning Ice" (S 4).

Kono wears size 13 shoes. "I have tiny little feet," he explained. This comes from "Pray Love Remember..." (S1).

While tailing drug dealer Dillon, Steve and Danno enjoyed the trade winds in Danno's white Mustang convertible. This comes from "Follow the White Brick Road" (S4).

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Steve's Girl
Steve's Girl
10 mars 2022

Here is another one:When in "The Ways of Love" (S 1) Steve, undercover as Steve Crowley, sitting on the upper bunk in the prison cell, explains to Dave Barca how he got arrested after he fell asleep in his girlfriend's flat after having one drink too many.

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honu59
honu59
09 mars 2022

Another funny moment happens in "Charter for Death."

When Danny and Che Fong are searching an abandoned ship, Danny finds the ship's log. On opening the book, Danny sees that the writing is in French and asks Che, "How's your French?" Without missing a beat, Che replies, "About as good as your Chinese." LOL!

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
09 mars 2022

I haven't thought of that one in a long time, Honu. You're right. It definitely provides comedic relief in a terrible moment.

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honu59
honu59
09 mars 2022

There are many of these. The little touches of humor here and there added to the "real" feeling of the show. Real people have their humorous moments now and then, even in tense situations.


One of my favorites is in "Once Upon a Time." Steve has received his first phone call about his ailing nephew and is preparing, at a moment's notice, to leave for Los Angeles. He is running through his schedule with May, deciding which obligations to cancel and which to delegate to other detectives. He decides to assign to Chin a speech he was to give. Chin asks him "what's the topic?" Steve replies, "Law and order." Chin then asks, "For or against?"


This cracks me up…

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