CBS released a very brief press release today to clarify the title of one of the network’s new fall shows. No, they aren’t changing $#*! My Dad Says. It relates to Hawaii Five-0 and addresses something that’s been debated among fans of the original Jack Lord series for years. Here it is…
THIS JUST IN… SHORTEST PRESS RELEASE IN CBS HISTORY
EDITORS NOTE: The “0” in HAWAII FIVE-0 is a zero, not a capital O.
Many have assumed it’s an “O” because that’s the way it’s pronounced but of course, the zeros in James Bond’s 007 are pronounced the same way. Viacom, the distributor of the original, has long maintained that it was indeed a zero but have been inconsistent in their materials.
The title of the series comes from the fact that Hawaii is the 50th state in the union and the show revolves around their fictional police unit.
The CBS website is inconsistent and official videos for the show use “O” on YouTube. Wikipedia, IMDB, and Amazon are also incorrect. If you thought it was “O,” you’re obviously not alone.
If you don’t care, I suspect you’re likely part of an even bigger group.
What do you think? Did you always think it was a “O” or a zero?