Britt Reid, owner of "The Daily Sentinel," dons a mask and fights crime. Police and public think Hornet is a criminal, but the D.A. knows who Reid really is and welcomes his help fighting the true criminals. Also helping are his secretary Lenore Case and his valet/chauffeur Kato, a kung fu expert."Black Beauty," is Green Hornet's well armed car.
Last Episode01x26 Invasion from Outer Space (2) Aired: Mar. 17, 1967
The Green Hornet interrupts Dr. Mabouse's plans to load the nuclear bomb onto a plane. Mabouse sets a trap for the Hornet and Kato, then locks …
Series Fun Facts
- Kato is a Japanese name, as in the 1936 radio show Kato was Japanese. This was changed in 1939 due to world events. Kato briefly became Korean before settling on Filipino for nearly all of…
[show]Kato is a Japanese name, as in the 1936 radio show Kato was Japanese. This was changed in 1939 due to world events. Kato briefly became Korean before settling on Filipino for nearly all of the 1940s. By the 1960s, he was regarded as a generic Asian, enabling Chinese-American Bruce Lee to be cast. Kato is also Chinese in Seth Rogen's The Green Hornet as a tribute to Lee, but post-1967-pre-2011 adaptations in other media such as comic books, frequently restore the Japanese origin.
- Van Williams became good friends with Bruce Lee and repeatedly negotiated with the show's producers to give Lee more screen time and lines.
- The character of Britt Reid/Green Hornet was created by the same people who created The Lone Ranger, and was said to be a descendant of the western hero.