History Franchise / TheGreenHornet

8th May '18 4:50:04 PM krinsbez
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* LipstickLesbian: Kato in the Dynamite Entertainment comic book.

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* LipstickLesbian: Kato in the Dynamite Entertainment comic book.book claims to be at one point, but later on it turns out that she was just messing with Britt.
25th Mar '18 10:46:23 AM nombretomado
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The radio series was popular enough to spawn two [[Film/TheGreenHornetSerials film serials]], ''The Green Hornet'' (1940) and ''The Green Hornet Strikes Again'' (1941). The serials are noteworthy in that Kato's nationality was changed once again (this time to Korean), and Kato was played by Keye Luke ("Number 1 Son" in the "CharlieChan" film series, and much later, "Master Po" in the ''Series/KungFu'' TV series). The serials have had two home video releases; on VHS in the 1990s and recently on DVD.

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The radio series was popular enough to spawn two [[Film/TheGreenHornetSerials film serials]], ''The Green Hornet'' (1940) and ''The Green Hornet Strikes Again'' (1941). The serials are noteworthy in that Kato's nationality was changed once again (this time to Korean), and Kato was played by Keye Luke ("Number 1 Son" in the "CharlieChan" ''Film/CharlieChan'' film series, and much later, "Master Po" in the ''Series/KungFu'' TV series). The serials have had two home video releases; on VHS in the 1990s and recently on DVD.
14th Feb '18 2:04:55 AM Cryoclaste
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The radio series was popular enough to spawn two [[Film/TheGreenHornetSerials film serials]], ''The Green Hornet'' (1940) and ''The Green Hornet Strikes Again'' (1941). The serials are noteworthy in that Kato's nationality was changed once again (this time to Korean), and Kato was played by Keye Luke ("Number 1 Son" in the "CharlieChan" film series, and much later, "Master Po" in the ''KungFu'' TV series). The serials have had two home video releases; on VHS in the 1990s and recently on DVD.

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The radio series was popular enough to spawn two [[Film/TheGreenHornetSerials film serials]], ''The Green Hornet'' (1940) and ''The Green Hornet Strikes Again'' (1941). The serials are noteworthy in that Kato's nationality was changed once again (this time to Korean), and Kato was played by Keye Luke ("Number 1 Son" in the "CharlieChan" film series, and much later, "Master Po" in the ''KungFu'' ''Series/KungFu'' TV series). The serials have had two home video releases; on VHS in the 1990s and recently on DVD.
5th Feb '18 6:29:06 AM MarkLungo
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* CelibateHero: Britt Reid/the Green Hornet and Kato in the radio series and film serials, where neither had any {{Love Interest}}s. Semi-averted in the TV series, where Britt Reid (in keeping with his rich playboy publisher persona) was seen regularly attending a local club featuring noontime lingerie shows, is seen explicitly dating in at least one episode ("The Frog is a Deadly Weapon", ep. # 5, aired 10/7/1966), and is given at least one GirlOfTheWeek; played straight for Kato, however, who was given no in-show LoveInterest. Totally averted in the NOW Comics adaptations, where Britt Reid I, Ikano Kato, and Britt Reid II all married in retirement, and Hayashi Kato, Mishi Kato, and Paul Reid were all given [[LoveInterest romantic entanglements]]. Subverted in the movie in that Britt Reid and Kato both like Lenore, [[spoiler: but neither get any.]]

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* CelibateHero: Britt Reid/the Green Hornet and Kato in the radio series and film serials, where neither had any {{Love Interest}}s. Semi-averted in the TV series, where Britt Reid (in keeping with his rich playboy publisher persona) was seen regularly attending a local club featuring noontime lingerie shows, is seen explicitly dating in at least one episode ("The Frog is a Deadly Weapon", ep. # 5, aired 10/7/1966), Weapon"), and is given at least one GirlOfTheWeek; played straight for Kato, however, who was given no in-show LoveInterest. Totally averted in the NOW Comics adaptations, where Britt Reid I, Ikano Kato, and Britt Reid II all married in retirement, and Hayashi Kato, Mishi Kato, and Paul Reid were all given [[LoveInterest romantic entanglements]]. Subverted in the movie in that Britt Reid and Kato both like Lenore, [[spoiler: but neither get any.]]]]
* TheChessMaster: The Hornet constantly plays criminals and mob bosses and the yakuza like a violin.
** A good example would be the TV episode "The Preying Mantis". At the end the Hornet calls out the villain in front of his people and makes him look weak, forcing him to accept a fight with Kato that he promptly loses, and then calls in the police to take him in while he and Kato leave.
** Pretty much any episode from the TV show has him bribing, threating, blackmailing, or working with a criminal to lead to their capture.
** In fact, he is so good at it that it's one of the reasons that he nearly quits being the Hornet, because he feels like he has too much power over people and it's easy to lose yourself doing it.



* CoolCar: the Black Beauty, from the earliest adaptations; even more tricked out in the 60s TV adaptation: a customized 1966 Chrysler Crown Imperial with green headlamps, a mobile telephone (in ''1966''!), a sleep gas sprayer, rockets, mortars, and a flying video scanner. If [[http://www.coronacomingattractions.com/sites/default/files/green_hornet_black_beauty_sdcc09_unveiled.jpg photographs from Comic-Con 2009]] are to be believed, [[TheFilmOfTheSeries the movie's]] Black Beauty has all of those things, plus blades on the wheels, an EjectorSeat, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking front-wheel drive.]]

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* CoolCar: the The Black Beauty, Beauty was this from the earliest adaptations; adaptations. It was even more tricked out in the 60s TV adaptation: a customized 1966 Chrysler Crown Imperial with green headlamps, a mobile telephone (in ''1966''!), a sleep gas sprayer, rockets, mortars, and a flying video scanner. If [[http://www.coronacomingattractions.com/sites/default/files/green_hornet_black_beauty_sdcc09_unveiled.jpg photographs from Comic-Con 2009]] are to be believed, [[TheFilmOfTheSeries the movie's]] Black Beauty has all of those things, plus blades on the wheels, an EjectorSeat, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking front-wheel drive.]]



* SidekickExMachina: This is a very common sterotype of the show but it's not at all accurate. Kato helped but he was not the "real" hero of the show in any sense of the word, people where just amazed by Bruce Lee's amazing kung fu skills and over blew his importance despite the fact that Kato at times could do some very stupid things. Check WhatAnIdiot.

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* SidekickExMachina: This is a very common sterotype stereotype of the show but it's not at all accurate. Kato helped but he was not the "real" hero of the show in any sense of the word, word; people where were just amazed overwhelmed by Bruce Lee's amazing kung fu skills and over blew exaggerated his importance despite the fact that Kato at times could do some very stupid things. Check WhatAnIdiot.



* TheChessMaster: The Hornet constantly plays criminals and mob bosses and the yakuza like a violin.
** A good example would be the episode "The Preying Mantis". At the end of the episode the Hornet calls out the villain in front of his people and makes him look weak, forcing him to accept a fight with Kato that he promptly loses, and then calls in the police to take him in while he and Kato leave.
** Pretty much any episode from the tv show has him bribing, threating, blackmailing, or working with a criminal to lead to their capture.
** In fact, he is so good at it that it's one of the reasons that he nearly quits being the Hornet, because he feels like he has too much power over people and it's easy to lose yourself doing it.
5th Feb '18 4:21:00 AM fruitstripegum
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* SidekickExMachina: This is a very common sterotype of the show but it's not at all accurate. Kato helped but he was not the "real" hero of the show in any sense of the word, people where just amazed by Bruce Lee's amazing kung fu skills and over blew his importance despite the fact that Kato at times could do some very stupid things. Check [[WhatAnIdiot]] below.

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* SidekickExMachina: This is a very common sterotype of the show but it's not at all accurate. Kato helped but he was not the "real" hero of the show in any sense of the word, people where just amazed by Bruce Lee's amazing kung fu skills and over blew his importance despite the fact that Kato at times could do some very stupid things. Check [[WhatAnIdiot]] below.WhatAnIdiot.



** Beacuse Kato got a few more fight scenes [[SarcasmMode that made him a better hero despite that The Hornet was much smarter than Kato and saved him just as often as vice versa and beat up murderous gangsters just as easily as Kato did.]]

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** Beacuse Because Kato got a few more fight scenes [[SarcasmMode that made him a better hero despite that The Hornet was much smarter than Kato and saved him just as often as vice versa and beat up murderous gangsters just as easily as Kato did.]]
5th Feb '18 4:20:27 AM fruitstripegum
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* RealityEnsues: In the Year One comic series, Britt and Kato bust a shipment of a truck full of machine guns, a gangster pulls out one of them and fires at Reid, but nothing happens, he looks at trucker, who shouts "We don't transport 'em loaded!". They all get taken down very quickly.

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* RealityEnsues: In the Year One comic series, Britt and Kato bust a shipment of a truck full of machine guns, a gangster pulls out one of them and fires at Reid, but nothing happens, he looks at the trucker, who shouts "We don't transport 'em loaded!". They all get taken down very quickly.
13th Jun '17 12:38:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SuperHeroOrigin: The whole point of ''Green Hornet Year One''.

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* SuperHeroOrigin: SuperheroOrigin: The whole point of ''Green Hornet Year One''.
20th Feb '17 8:05:22 PM Dingbot
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The terms under which executive producer William Dozier acquired the rights to ''The Green Hornet'' gave radio series creator George W. Trendle (hired by Dozier's Greenway Productions as a consultant) quite a bit of control over the series, up to and including approval of series scripts. Trendle was wedded to the idea of doing the series as a straight adaptation of the radio series, whereas Dozier wanted to modernize the setting of the series while introducing camp elements similar to those used in Dozier's then-current hit series ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Trendle agreed to modernizing the series but held firm on playing the adaptation straight, resisting the incorporation of camp elements. Dozier chafed under Trendle's contractual rights to approve or disapprove, and the conflct between the two added to the normal difficulties of producing and broadcasting a television series.

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The terms under which executive producer William Dozier acquired the rights to ''The Green Hornet'' gave radio series creator George W. Trendle (hired by Dozier's Greenway Productions as a consultant) quite a bit of control over the series, up to and including approval of series scripts. Trendle was wedded to the idea of doing the series as a straight adaptation of the radio series, whereas Dozier wanted to modernize the setting of the series while introducing camp elements similar to those used in Dozier's then-current hit series ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Trendle agreed to modernizing the series but held firm on playing the adaptation straight, resisting the incorporation of camp elements. Dozier chafed under Trendle's contractual rights to approve or disapprove, and the conflct conflict between the two added to the normal difficulties of producing and broadcasting a television series.



* BadassBookworm: The Hornet knows alot of things applicable to crimfighting. Kato can be this depending on the version but the one from the tv show was not at Hornet's level. He helped on ocassion but his main contrabutions where driving and figting.

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* BadassBookworm: The Hornet knows alot of things applicable to crimfighting. has obviously studied up on his crime-fighting techniques, and Kato can be this one depending on the version depicted, but the one from the tv TV show was not at Hornet's level. He helped on ocassion but his main contrabutions where driving and figting.level.
22nd Jan '17 12:36:44 PM MarcoPolo250
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2010 saw the start of a number of Green Hornet comics under the aegis of Dynamite Entertainment. A couple series are noteworthy: ''Green Hornet: Year One'' by Matt Wagner (writer) and Aaron Campbell (art), and several series by Creator/KevinSmith (especially ''Kevin Smith's Green Hornet'', reputed to be based on Smith's aborted script for [[TheMovie the Green Hornet film]] eventually produced by Creator/SethRogen, and separate series on Kato and Kato's origins).

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2010 saw the start of a number of Green Hornet comics under the aegis of [[Creator/DynamiteComics Dynamite Entertainment.Entertainment]]. A couple series are noteworthy: ''Green Hornet: Year One'' by Matt Wagner (writer) and Aaron Campbell (art), and several series by Creator/KevinSmith (especially ''Kevin Smith's Green Hornet'', reputed to be based on Smith's aborted script for [[TheMovie the Green Hornet film]] eventually produced by Creator/SethRogen, and separate series on Kato and Kato's origins).
22nd Jan '17 12:35:03 PM MarcoPolo250
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The continuing conflict between Trendle and Dozier (a true case of "CreativeDifferences") added to the normal difficulties in making the series, and after it was clear that the series would not be renewed Dozier blamed Trendle's veto power over series scripts and his right to approve or disapprove Dozier's plans for the series for its ultimate failure. Owing to the popularity of Creator/BruceLee, however, the series has become a CultClassic, and has managed showings in syndication, notably on the [=FX=] and [=AmericanLife=] networks. A 13-hour [[MarathonRunning marathon]] of the series aired on Creator/{{Syfy}} on January 11, 2011 to promote the Movie adaption opening that month.

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The continuing conflict between Trendle and Dozier (a true case of "CreativeDifferences") added to the normal difficulties in making the series, and after it was clear that the series would not be renewed Dozier blamed Trendle's veto power over series scripts and his right to approve or disapprove Dozier's plans for the series for its ultimate failure. Owing to the popularity of Creator/BruceLee, however, the series has become a CultClassic, and has managed showings in syndication, notably on the [=FX=] Creator/{{FX}} and [=AmericanLife=] networks. A 13-hour [[MarathonRunning marathon]] of the series aired on Creator/{{Syfy}} on January 11, 2011 to promote the Movie adaption opening that month.
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