Green Hornet TV Show 1966


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Green Hornet TV Show 1966

Complete Series – 7 Disk Box Set

The Green Hornet is a television series on the ABC US television network that aired for the 1966–1967 TV season starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato.

The Green Hornet followed the adventures of playboy-media mogul Britt Reid, the owner and publisher of The Daily Sentinel. As the masked vigilante Green Hornet, Britt fights crime with the assistance of his martial-artist partner Kato, Britt’s valet, and his weapons-enhanced car the Black Beauty with license plate V-194. On police records, the Green Hornet is a wanted criminal, but in reality, the Green Hornet pretends to be a criminal in order to infiltrate and battle the criminal gangs, leaving them and the incriminating evidence for the police’s arrival. Britt’s dual identity is known only to his secretary at The Sentinel, Lenore “Casey” Case and the District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon.

The single-season series premiered September 9, 1966, and ran through March 17, 1967, lasting 26 episodes; ABC repeated the series after its cancellation by the network, until July 14, 1967, when The Green Hornet had its last broadcast on network television.[3]

The character had originated as the star of a 1930s to 1950s radio series, and had previously been adapted to movie serials, comic books, and other media.

Despite character co-creator George W. Trendle’s failed efforts to generate interest in a Green Hornet TV series in 1951 and 1958,[citation needed] the success of ABC’s 1960s Batman series prompted the network to adapt the venerable radio and movie-serial character. The series starred Van Williams as the Hornet, and, introduced martial artist Bruce Lee to American television audiences as his partner & valet, Kato.[3] Unlike the supposedly campy but actually villain-driven and action comedy-heavy Batman series, The Green Hornet was played straight. Though it was canceled after one season, Lee became a major star of martial arts movies. Lee’s popularity in Hong Kong, where he was raised, was such that the show was marketed there as The Kato Show.[4] The Green Hornet and Kato also appeared in a paired installment of Batman titled “A Piece Of The Action/Batman’s Satisfaction,” with Reid mentioning that he and Bruce Wayne had been acquaintances and rivals since childhood.

1. The Silent Gun
2. Give ‘Em Enough Rope
3. Programmed for Death
4. Crime Wave
5. The Frog Is a Deadly Weapon
6. Eat, Drink, and Be Dead
7. Beautiful Dreamer: Part 1
8. Beautiful Dreamer: Part 2
9. The Ray Is for Killing
10.The Preying Mantis
11.The Hunters and the Hunted
12. Deadline for Death
13. The Secret of the Sally Bell
14. Freeway to Death
15. May the Best Man Lose
16. Seek, Stalk, and Destroy
17. Corpse of the Year: Part 1
18. Corpse of the Year: Part 2
19. Corpse of the Year: Part 2
20. Ace in the Hole
21. Trouble for Prince Charming
22. Alias the Scarf
23. Hornet, Save Thyself
24. Invasion from Outer Space: Part 1
25. Invasion from Outer Space: Part 2
26. The Hornet and the Firefly

BONUS Batman Episodes
1. A Piece of the Action 2. Batman’s Satisfaction
7 Disks – 26 Episodes – 2 Batman Crossover Episodes – Region 1

Additional information

Weight 36 oz
Dimensions 11.5 × 9.5 × 2 in


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