Four Random Facts About Hawaii Five-O
Submitted By Phin Upham
Hawaii has been the backdrop to films like Battleship and Fifty First Dates, but the iconic show that Hawaii is known for is a police procedural. Hawaii Five-O debuted in 1968, beginning a twelve year run of fantastic television. Here are some facts about the production and series that you might now know.
Steve Mc Garrett’s License Plate
Steve McGarrett was head of the special police task force that brought down organized crime on the Hawaiian islands. The show featured many cars, but McGarrett’s was the only one to have the same license plate. The fabled numbers? F6-3958.
Location of the 5-0 Offices
Iolani Royal Palace was the location of chosen for Five-O, despite the fact that it had been vacant for years prior to filming. The locale had once housed the kings and queens of Hawaii, and housed the Hawaiian legislature at some point.
The First Cast Member to Leave
Five-O featured many cast members throughout the year, some minor recurring assistants and villains. The first cast member to leave the show was Gilbert Francis Damian Lani Kauhi, better known as Zulu. He was fired from the show after an altercation with the publicist of the series.
The Original Name
The show is named “Five-O” in honor of Hawaii’s place as the fiftieth state in the nation. Originally the show was called “The Man,” referring to the police force that would be the show’s center.