007/Hawaii Five-O part III (the end, we hope)

OK, we’ve milked this for all it’s worth. But how in heaven’s name could we have forgotten this one?

Harold Sakata 007: Played Oddjob, Goldfinger’s lead henchman in the 1964 movie with the villain’s name as the title (and just to be clear it was called Goldfinger not Oddjob). Five-O: Played a thug in a fifth-season episode called “I’m A Family Crook — Don’t Shoot.” The lead guest star is Andy Griffith who, in effect, plays the dark side of his Andy Taylor character, the father of a family of grifters.

The resemblance to The Andy Griffith Show isn’t a coincidence. The episode was directed by Bob Sweeney, who helmed many of the early Andy Griffith Show episodes. By this time, he was supervising producer on the Five-O series. The script by Jerome Coopersmith combines humor with some very serious violence (which consumes, among others, the Sakata character).

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