The Hawaiian "kumu" mob, first introduced in "A Death in the Family" (episode #10.24) returns with a new boss named Tony Alika (Ross Martin), and their first order of business is to kill the head of the Hawaiian music mafia and muscle in on a promising new singer, played by real-life singing star Yvonne Elliman. Written by
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The episode's title literally comes from Billboard Magazine's practice in the 1960s and 1970s of showing songs that had moved up on its charts to a higher position with a "bullet" symbol, i.e., a large black dot. A song that was "number one with a bullet" had just reached the top of the charts; Johnny Munroe uses the expression in this sense in Part Two. Figuratively, however, because the episode deals with the potential gangland war between the Hawaiian "kumu" mob and mobsters from the Mainland, the title also suggests someone being the primary target for a killing. See more
Written by Barry Gibb
, Robin Gibb
& Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees See more