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Practical Jokes Can Kill You 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Episode aired 5 May 1977
After an attempt to hijack an Army vehicle carrying M-16 vehicles goes awry, an arms dealer and his underlings recognize that the bases and transports with small arms will be more heavily ... See full summary »

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Kam Fong ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...
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Molly Taggart
Charles Frank ...
Todd Seymour
Barry Russo ...
Abilleno (as John Duke Russo)
Chuck-Chuck Akamine ...
Joko (as Chanell Akamine)
Dane A. Taylor ...
Benjie (as Dane Taylor)
Lani Kim ...
Lani (as Lani Kim Wolter)
Norman Wright ...
Walter Bemsley
Harry Endo ...
Jeff Kennedy ...
Col. Westmore
Brad Dugan ...
Cpl. Hawpes
Terence Brady ...
Sgt. Sperry
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After an attempt to hijack an Army vehicle carrying M-16 vehicles goes awry, an arms dealer and his underlings recognize that the bases and transports with small arms will be more heavily guarded. But then one of his men gets an idea how to get onto an Army base using an unorthodox approach -- when two men slip into the penthouse of a hotel and make off with King Kamehameha's golden feathered cape -- using a hang-glider. Written by aldanoli

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Molly Taggart (Lee Purcell) can be seen with the same hang glider she used in the earlier episode "Turkey Shoot at Makapuu". Chuck-Chuck Akamine who plays Joko also returns from that same episode. See more »

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A rather bizarre blending of plots...
23 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's not surprising that after 9 seasons, some of the episodes seemed a bit repetitive. For example, this is like two previous ones--"Turkey Shoot at Makapuu" (1976) and "King Kamehameha Blues" (1969). Both feature the second time King Kamehameha's cape was stolen and the second time gliders played a major role in a show. This isn't necessarily a complaint--more an observation about the plots.

The show begins with some baddies attacking a military convoy and stealing guns--a ridiculously improbable crime. At about the same time, some fun-loving young folks use a hang-glider to steal Kamehameha's cape. Later, the crooks decide to recruit these rascals to help them rob a military depot (again, ridiculously improbable).

Hmmm...now that I think about it, it IS a bad episode--with too many ridiculous plot elements and a weird blend of plots that failed to interest. All in all, a fitting end to season 9, though, as the latter episodes in this season were almost all uniformly weak. By now, the show's writing was showing its age.


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