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Thread: Gavin MacLeod Remembers Five-O

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    From Gavin MacLeod's "Archive of American Television" interview.

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    So John Colicos was the original choice for Big Chicken? That’s something new. Glad that didn’t work out.

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    Colicos was terrific in S2 "The One With The Gun" but he would have been terribly miscast for "Big Chicken." (I will always associate Colicos with "Battlestar Galactica")

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    Great interview, never have seen it over the years until now, so thank you for sharing! “��Ain’t no big thing bruddah...”��

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    Five-O Home Page Author Mr. Mike's Avatar
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    John Colicos was in commercials for Midas Muffler around 1980. You can see one of them on YouTube:

    I remember when I went to see the 1980 horror film The Changeling (starring George C. Scott), which was filmed in the Vancouver area around this time. Colicos played a police detective in this show.

    When he first showed up on screen, the audience went wild with laughter, because they recognized Colicos from his muffler ads!

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