Friday, September 09, 2016

HAPPY 50th TV ANNIVERSARY, "GREEN HORNET"!!!! We celebrate with a special anniversary episode of Terrific TV Toys!

It's the second part of this week's double-header for Terrific TV Toys, and it's another 50th anniversary ... It's the "Green Hornet" TV show that debuted on September 9, 1966, as a sort of companion series to the popular "Batman" on ABC. Produced by the same company, "The Green Hornet" presented another crimefighter in disguise, but one with an edge, posing as a criminal in his dark-green mask and trenchcoat. This series also launched the career of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who starred as Kato alongside Van Williams' Britt Reid.

Today T3 celebrates that big milestone! The series only lasted a season, but it's beloved by many and joined the ranks of other great shows rising from radio series, such as the Lone Ranger, who was created by the same folks and is actually a relative of the Green Hornet.

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