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A Tourist Trap episode whereby the cast packs up and vacations in Hawaii, land of HulaAndLuaus. Often a thinly veiled excuse for a BeachEpisode, if not outright inexplicable considering how expensive traveling there can be for mainlanders. Expect to see a huge amount of native Hawaiians, even though they make up less than a quarter of the population, and a majority of Hawaiians are Asian or part-Asian. Hawaii-themed episodes seemed to reach the peak of their popularity back in the '70s and '80s, when shows like ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'', ''Series/FantasyIsland'', and ''MagnumPI'' were on the air and going strong.

A subtrope of the VacationEpisode.
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!!Examples of one-shot Hawaii-themed episodes:

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* ''UruseiYatsura'', complete with GratuitousEnglish.
* Minako was hoping to have one of these in one chapter of ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', but the plane ended up going to Greece instead.
* ''{{Sazae-san}}'' had a TV special where the family goes to Hawaii.
* ''Anime/OceanWaves'' features a class trip to Hawaii, where Rikako convinces Taku to give her a large amount of cash (supposedly to replace lost traveler's checks.)

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* ''[[FiftyFirstDates 50 First Dates]]'' is also set in Hawaii.
* ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' has the protagonist go to Hawaii to escape his love troubles.
* ''Film/TheDescendants]]'' is set in Hawaii and the various cultures and internal politics of Hawaii are pivotal to the plot.
* Lampooned in "AVeryBradySequel'', which features a scene where the bad guy gets a flat running over a tiki idol. [[note]]A tiki idol has a prominent role in the TV episode(s).[[/note]]
* ''Film/FromHeretoEternity'' is set on a Hawaiian army base just before the attack on Pearl Harbor, and while we do see the nice beaches, and all the army men wear Hawaiian shirts while they're out on the town, in general the movie is pretty dark, and we only see a few native Hawaiians around.
* SoulSurfer

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Towards the end, the main character of ''Clone Republic'' takes a vacation to Hawaii with a friend.
* One ''Series/{{Monk}}'' novel, ''Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii'', revolves around Monk and Natalie going to Hawaii and ultimately stumbling upon a rash of criminal activities on the Kauai island.
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* The [[JumpingtheShark infamous]] episode of "Series/HappyDays".
* ''Series/JonAndKatePlusEight'' renewed their vows as an excuse to go to Hawaii. That didn't work out so well.
* ''Series/TheJeffersons''
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch''
* ''Series/SanfordAndSon''
* ''Series/MyWifeAndKids''
* ''Series/CharliesAngels''
* ''Series/SesameStreet''
* ''Series/TheFallGuy''
* ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''
* A two-part crossover story started on ''Series/MagnumPI'' with "Ki'I's Don't Lie" and and ended with the ''Simon And Simon'' episode "Emeralds are Not a Girl's Best Friend". The shows were broadcast back to back on CBS for several years, making this a good ploy to retain viewers for two solid hours.
** Magnum later did the same thing with Series/MurderSheWrote.
** The reboot of ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' did a similar crossover with Series/NCISLosAngeles.
* ''Series/FullHouse''
* ''Series/GrowingPains''
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell''
* ''Series/MamasFamily''
* ''Series/ModernFamily''
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Corey and Topanga have their honeymoon in Hawaii.
* ''Series/StepByStep'' had it's Hawaii episode where Frank wins a trip to Maui and is allowed to bring the family along. The episodes deviate into several different subplots involving the family members trying to enjoy their time in Hawaii.

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* ElvisPresley did several projects in Hawaii, largely under the influence of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who'd been stationed there in the Army. This includes a 1961 benefit concert for the ''USS Arizona'' Memorial, three movies (''Blue Hawaii''; ''Girls, Girls, Girls''; and ''Paradise Hawaiian Style''), and the 1973 TV special ''Aloha From Hawaii''.
* TheStrokes made a song about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MthQSZGH-k8 Hawaii]].
* "Holiday in Waikiki" by TheKinks satirizes this trope, complaining about how commercialized and cultureless Hawai'i has become. (For the uninitiated, Waikiki has been the largest concentration of hotels, tourist traps, and shops for years and years, and is often derided as tacky tourist central. The tourist industry is a bone of contention for some native Hawaiians.)
* BritneySpears has her Live And More special DVD take place on Hawaii, with the usual touristy things and a concert on the beach.
* Friendly Fires' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65_cgr4PJFk "Hawaiian Air"]] is more about the journey to Hawaii and the anticipation, but the music video has scenes filmed in Hawaii and features a little bit of ProductPlacement for Hawaiian Airlines.
* The Blue Scholars released an EP in 2009 titled ''OOF!'' that is dedicated to songs about Hawaii, and filmed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE-NtSUidcs a music video for "HI-808"]] there.
* As early as 1963 German singer Paul Kuhn poked fun at this trope in "Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii" -- wherein he sings about ''not'' wanting to go there because the place is too hot and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin there's no beer]].

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* ''{{Garfield}}''

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* ''[[http://aliceotter.com/index.html Alice Otter]]''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''LiloAndStitch'' is set in Hawaii; however, the {{Crossover}}s they had with other DisneyChannel shows did feel like this.
** Said shows are: ''KimPossible''; ''AmericanDragonJakeLong''; ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''; and ''TheProudFamily''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''
* ''PhineasAndFerb''
* ''RocketPower'': Tito ''is'' from Hawai'i, and uses pidgin English and sayings.
** The gang also goes there in TheMovie, and it's revealed that [[spoiler: Otto and Reggie's late mother was Hawaiian.]]
* Slinkman in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' wanted to go to Hawaii for his break, but Lumpus, lazy as always, [[SubvertedTrope tricked him into thinking Camp Kidney]] ''[[SubvertedTrope was]]'' [[SubvertedTrope Hawaii]]. It took a while, but when Slinkman finally did believe that lie, the bean scouts also caught on the act (thinking of it more of a fun game). The bean scouts played along so well that, when Lumpus decided to tell the truth, he instead ended believing he was in Hawaii.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''TestDrive Unlimited''. In the first one it is the main venue, and it is fully explorable, with no invisible walls. In ''2'' is joined by the island of Ibiza.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* A popular honeymoon destination.
* Hawai'i's got a ''lot'' of international tourists - while the main draw is Japan, many tourists come over from all over Asia (India included) and Europe.
* The Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World is an entire vacation resort based on this stereotype: all of the buildings are modeled on massively oversized longhouses and various "Hawaiian" music is played (often ukelele tunes) throughout the resort. All of the hotel buildings are named after Pacific islands and chains like Hawaii, Tonga, and Tahiti. Guests entering the Great Ceremonial House (the main building) are often given a lei and a fire dancing/torch lighting ceremony is held every day just before evening. This is only the tip of the iceberg.
** There is a Walt Disney Resort on Hawai'i itself, on O'ahu, called Aulani.
* Resorts on Hawai'i itself have been doing something similar for quite a while as well, with paid luaus. All of the Luaus will have a dance: if it's not exploring every culture of the Polynesian islands, they'll demonstrate the various forms of Hula. Kalua pig (a pig pressure-cooked underground) is a must.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiki_culture The Tiki "culture"]] was centered around exotic tropical drinks, bamboo furniture, and hibiscus flowers, and Tiki heads everywhere (from columns that held up the bar itself, to decorations, to cups). ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiki Tikis]] are a real thing, but they don't have anything to do with drinking or partying.)

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