I get a lot of e-mails from people asking me about television shows, made-for-TV movies or miniseries they remember from years or decades past. I try to answer each question as best I can. Every now and then I like to dig through my inbox and pull out a few choice e-mails to answer here at Television Obscurities for everyone to read. Keep reading for today’s questions and answers.
I am not sure why they decided to present a different beginning theme to the public; but, I am certainly appreciative – especially if you can help me locate this magical film clip which has special meaning to me. I have purchased Hawaii Five-O Season 4, but this unusual beginning theme is not on it. I remember that they used our version of the beginning theme for a number of episodes that year, and then reverted to the usual beginning theme for all subsequent the Hawaii Five-O shows.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to confirm whether any Hawaii Five-O episodes featured an alternate opening credits during the 1971-1972 season (the show’s fourth). I do know that the September 1968 pilot telefilm featured an extended version of the now iconic opening credit sequence. As far as I know, during the rest of the show’s run the opening credits were only altered to reflect cast changes.
Anecdotal evidence suggests some of the DVD season sets utilized the opening credits from earlier seasons–for example the fourth season may have used the credits from the third season. Does anyone remember seeing an alternate opening credit sequence back in 1971 like the one Melanie describes?
For the record, “Wednesday, Ladies Free” aired September 28th, 1971 as the third episode of the fourth season of Hawaii Five-O.