A guilty pleasure of my youth was watching "Hawaii 5-O". I had to watch it late at night on CHSJ television out of St. John, New Brunswick. It was a sorta kinda CBC affiliate, owned by the Irving family. They ran most CBC programming, but also other programs, like 5-O.
To this day, I find the theme song for the show fun and exciting. I know the show is gradually becoming available on dvd. I think I'l leave them there in the store, if you don't mind. I don't want to ruin my perception of the show by seeing what it would look like to me, now.
Anyway, I had no idea that the theme song had lyrics. M*A*S*H*? Yes. I knew there were lyrics to that theme. I knew there were lyrics to Bonanza. But I had no idea there were words to the Hawaii 5-O theme song. And that they were sung by Sammy Davis, Jr.!!
Now, I know.
And, now, so do you.
Thanks to Mark Evanier's amazing blog, which you'll find right here!