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The Green Hornet (1966 – 1967) Eps 16, 18 & 19 Reviewed

The Hornet and the Firefly
Green Hornet and Kato cruise around at midnight and it’s very bright. They are helping Scanlon catch an arsonist. Neither the Seth Rogen film nor the Kevin Smith comic had a high opinion of Scanlon and the notion of a DA working with two vigilantes does make you wonder about his ethics.

The arsonist is terrorising the city. Whatever city it is. The movie and the various comics all have different settings: LA, Chicago, Century City – so which one is the TV show set in?

The arsonist’s identity is immediately apparent. It’s the guy who looks like Robert Wagner in ‘Austin Powers’. Mike Axford runs around being a terrible judge of character. Also nobody notices a guy sneaking around in a silver flame retardant suit?

Kato beats up the churl. The Hornet is useless. They have a chance to unmask the baddie but don’t. The baddie hurls what looks like bath balls at them, they are incendiaries. Kato beats up the baddie again. This was dull, with bad acting. And the ending where Britt Reid lies about the villain was a bit weird.

Corpse of the Year Part I
The Daily Express is a “horrid rag” that is a rival to The Daily Sentinel. This is tied into a fake Green Hornet driving around town in a copy of Black Beauty blowing up Sentinel delivery fans. People assume the fake Hornet is the real one and no-one wonders why fake Hornet has no Kato.

There is no sign of the police chasing the fake Hornet despite the fact the Green Hornet and Kato must have rap sheets that make Dilinger look like Bambi. Anyway poor Kato is really side lined in this ep as he has to wear his vile white suit, answer Britt’s phone and is talked over. Does he ever long to kick Britt Reid through a window like Jay Chou’s Kato did?

The fake Hornet walks into the Sentinel newsroom and gurns. Mike Axford nearly poos himself. Casey wears a coat that looks like she’s got a dead husky wrapped around her. Plus underneath she’s wearing a patchwork suit. Is she colour-blind?

Reid is contacted by Dan Scully a Daily Express reporter. They meet at the Pony Club. Which is a club where the waitresses dress up like ponies, it is so wrong. Dan mutters about hating his Daily Express job because he has a woman editor, charming man.

This leads to Britt attending a bikini party where everyone wears vile swimsuits and the hostess looks like she’s wrapped in foil. There is a flurry of bad acting. This wasn’t a good ep. Also when Scanlon comes into Britt’s swinging bachelor pad via the fireplace elevator – where is he coming from? The exit is on the ground floor? So where is the entrance?

Corpse of the Year Part II
Casey wears a hideous yellow mustard coloured mess. Kato wears his white suit. A security guard is useless. Kato is talked over like he’s invisible. Kato beats up security guards and the Hornet jumps over a desk for no reason.

The female villain wears a vile yellow dress. The fake Hornet attacks Britt who wears a vile compost coloured cardi. Casey wears so much make up to bed she looks like a hooker. Also why does the Green Hornet wear a scarf as part of his costume?

Anyway the fake Hornet is thwarted, order is restored and there is a celebratory meal at the Pony Club. Naturally Kato is not there. This was okay.
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