Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

6 trivia entries for season 1

Season 1 generally

Trivia: Five-0's film crew once helped the real HPD with a real-life arrest. Ten genuine cops, working crowd control during the filming of an episode, took a break from their guard duties and went into a nearby warehouse. They emerged with several gambling-ring suspects in handcuffs. The police lieutenant explained to the bewildered film crew, "Until today, we couldn't get near this place without tipping these guys off. Thanks for the great front!" The crooks had assumed that all the cops were actors, so hadn't given them a second thought.

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The Box - S1-E18

Trivia: This story was shot on location inside Oahu Prison, a dilapidated facility built in 1918 but still in use. Activists lobbying for prison reforms used footage from this episode to illustrate the need for long-overdue building upgrades.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: Hawaii Five-0's first season interiors were shot in a WWII-era Navy warehouse above Pearl City. The creaky building was infested with both rats and mongooses that were so noisy, one director routinely fired a starter pistol at the ceiling to scare them away before filming. Lacking air conditioning, the makeshift soundstage also reached over 120 degrees F when the studio lights were turned on. Fortunately, CBS increased the budget enough for producers to build a new, air-conditioned soundstage for succeeding seasons.

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Once Upon A Time (2) - S1-E22

Trivia: McGarrett's address is said, in this episode, to be "404 Piikoi Street." This was in reality the street address for Hawaii Five-O's production offices.

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The Face of the Dragon - S1-E17

Trivia: Colonel Tyler receives an emergency call from "General Freeman." This was an in-joke homage to Five-0 creator and executive producer Leonard Freeman.

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Yesterday Died And Tomorrow Won't Be Born - S1-E12

Trivia: Guest stars John Larch and Vivi Janiss, who play a married couple, actually were married in real life until her death in 1988.

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