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Capt. R.H. Falernum
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Joined: Mar 05, 2009
Posts: 260
From: Mar Vista (Los Angeles), CA
Posted: 2009-10-13 12:35 pm   Permalink

Anyone know of episodes of TV shows that show-off tiki? Sure, there's the famous Brady Bunch episodes and the entire Hawaiian Eye series... but I'm thinking more along the lines of the less obvious. It would be great to compile a list for those of us looking for televised coverage of the world of tiki.

The (in progress) Great & Grand 'Tiki on TV' List:

  • Pack Rats - "Kissed, Cuffed and Cultured."

  • The Brady Bunch - "Hawaii Bound," "Pass the Tabu," and "The Tiki Caves"

    • Description: A three-part series. Part 1: "Hawaii Bound" Mike is able to take the entire family to Hawaii to check the construction of a building he designed. The Bradys tour the island and the boys get involved with an ancient tabu. Guest stars Don Ho. Part 2: "Pass the Tabu" Greg is saved from drowning and bad luck continues to plague the Bradys. The boys decided to return the idol to the ancient Hawaiian burial grounds to break the spell. Part 3: The boys return the tiki they found to the burial cave, where they meet Professor Whitehead, who believes they intend to steal his latest "find." Guest stars Vincent Price.
    • Original air dates: Sept. 22, 26 & Oct. 6 1972

  • Malcolm in the Middle - "Tiki Lounge"

    • Description: When Hal and Lois realize how little time they spend together, Hal turns the garage into a private tiki lounge where he and Lois can retreat. Things go smoothly until they feud over philosophical beliefs.
    • Episode: 613. Original air date: March 13, 2005

  • Pimp My Ride - "Pontiac Sunbird"

    • Description: A Pontiac Sunbird convertible gets Tiki graphics, binoculars and an Italian-ice machine.
    • You can watch the episode online.
    • Episode: 513. Original air date: June 9, 2007

  • Scrubs - "My Soul on Fire (Part 1)"

    • Description: JD and Turk get an "exact replica of the tiki from the Brady Bunch Goes to Hawaii Episode"
    • You can watch parts of the episode here.
    • Episode: 814. Original air date: April 8, 2009

  • Yard Crashers - "Island Waterfall"

    • Description: On DIY Network's yard-improvement show, a small yard is transformed into an (ahem) "island oasis" with the addition of "a beachy concrete overlay, a unique tiki bar and a four-foot waterfall."
    • View possible upcoming episode air dates.
    • Episode: 303.

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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 1523
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2012-03-29 10:13 am   Permalink

Fox's Miami-set series "The Finder" has been filming some key scenes at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach.

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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3432
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-03-29 10:21 am   Permalink

Let's keep it down to the other two.

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