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No More "Book 'em Dan-o": RIP James MacArthur

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    The original Dan-o, James MacArthur has died today at age 72. "Natural causes" is the initial cause of death.

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Just could not take the new 5-0
  3. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Just read a bio on the guy while catching up on the old series. I want to say he was the only survivor of the original 5-0 team -- aside from being Helen Hayes' son, of course.

    RIP, Danno. I'm sure McGarrett has work for you in the Great Beyond.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Best moment in the new Hawaii 5-0 show ....

    First episode, Danno wrestles bad guy to the ground, cuffs him, McGarrett says, "Book him, Danno."

    Second episode, Danno wrestles bad guy to the ground, cuffs him, McGarrett says, "Book him, Danno."

    Danno (played by James Caan's son) then says, "So is this gonna be a thing now?"
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I read at some point that the producers of the new show had "talked" to MacArthur about a possible cameo appearance.

    I hadn't read that MacArthur was in failing health, but I suppose nobody would have been issuing media updates if he had been.

    I also remember him as "Clay-Boy Spencer," the prehistoric prototype of John-Boy Walton from "Spencer's Mountain," 1963.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Prior to that, he played the oldest son in "Swiss Family Robinson," 1960.

  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    He was indeed the last of the originals. Jack Lord, Kam Fong and Zulu are all dead. So's the guy who played Wo Fat.

    Al Harrington replaced Zulu in season 5 (I think) and he's still around.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I never could remember: was it Kam Fong as Chin Ho or Chin Ho as Kam Fong ... or Zulu as Kono or Kono as Zulu?
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The part that kills me is that the character's full name is Chin Ho Kelly. Typical Irish cop.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But Big Chicken is still alive. Zulu was vastly overweight
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    "I wouldn't go so far as to call the brother fat. He's got a weight problem. What's the n----- gonna do, he's Samoan."
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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