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Celebrating 30 years of Hawaii Five-O ...

September 20, 1998 marks the 30th anniversary of the broadcast of the Five-O pilot episode "Cocoon". The regular series debuted on September 26, 1968.

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The Five-O Wave Jack Lord

Hawaii Five-O was the longest continuous-running police series in television history, airing from September 1968 to April 1980. With few exceptions, it was filmed entirely on location in Hawaii. The authenticity and beauty of the scenery is listed by its fans as the number one draw; second come the actors and the characters they portrayed.

Another attraction is the intelligent writing and intriguing plots of the series, and its wonderful title theme (regarded by one critic as "the greatest TV theme of all time") and incidental music. Its authenticity was further enhanced by the use of many local Island residents in guest roles, which for some -- such as Thomas Fujiwara and Kwan Hi Lim -- led to further roles in other series.

Jack Lord played Steve McGarrett, head of an elite four-man state police unit investigating "organized crime, murder, assassination attempts, foreign agents, felonies of every type." James MacArthur played his second-in-command Danny ("Danno") Williams, with local actors Kam Fong, Zulu, Al Harrington, and Herman Wedemeyer, among others, playing members of the Five-O team. The series was famous for the stellar guest actors who appeared in episodes, including Helen Hayes, Ricardo Montalban, Leslie Nielsen, Herbert Lom, Hume Cronyn, and many more. McGarrett's nemesis, the evil Wo Fat -- "a Red Chinese agent in charge of the entire Pacific Asiatic theatre" -- was played by Khigh Diegh.

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Five-O 30th anniversary in Honolulu -- January, 1999


(December 3, 1998 update) A celebration of Hawaii Five-O's 30th anniversary is being planned in Honolulu. There was originally an article in the Honolulu Advertiser saying this was going to be on December 2nd, "Jack Lord's birthday" (Lord's birthday is December 30th) but according to the organizer of the event, Carey Anderson, who was one of the propmasters on the series, it has been rescheduled for January 22, 1999, one year and one day after Jack Lord's passing. (Carey can be reached at 808-261-6540 in Hawaii.) Various cast and crew members who worked on the show have been contacted and are expected to attend. More details are expected in the next few weeks.

Some merchandise connected with the 30th anniversary is available through the following links. These links are provided for information purposes only.

Introductory poster -- Five-O badges -- Other merchandise

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EPISODE GUIDE -- GOOFS, TRIVIA AND MORE...

A collection of facts and trivia about Five-O, usually combined with "turgid analysis." Some of this information may not be considered "politically correct" today -- there are words which will be objectionable to certain sensitive individuals, so if you might be offended, then read no further! There are also plenty of spoilers. Mrs. Rose Freeman, wife of the late creator of Hawaii Five-O, describes this part of our site as an "outstanding presentation." Enjoy! Copyright 1994-1998 by Mike Quigley. No reproduction of any kind without permission.

OUR RATINGS:
**** = One of the very best episodes, a must-see.
*** = Better than average, worthy of attention.
** = Average, perhaps with a few moments of interest.
* = One of the very worst, a show to avoid.

EPISODE LIST:
Complete list with plot descriptions (about 56K in size)
Same list as above, without plot descriptions (about 19K in size)

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| Pilot Movie (Episode "0") | | 1st Season (Episodes 1-23) | | 2nd Season (Episodes 24-48) | | 3rd Season (Episodes 49-72) | | 4th Season (Episodes 73-96) | | 5th Season (Episodes 97-120) | | 6th Season (Episodes 121-144) | | 7th Season (Episodes 145-168) | | 8th Season (Episodes 169-191) | | 9th Season (Episodes 192-214) | | 10th Season (Episodes 215-238) | | 11th Season (Episodes 239-259) | | 12th Season (Episodes 260-278) |

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