Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - May 06, 2009
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IT’S BEEN A LITTLE more than 50 years since I first met Glen A. Larson and introduced him as a member of the Four Preps, who co-starred with the Everly Brothers at the Civic Auditorium in the 8th Show Of Stars. Glen went on to become a giant TV producer with mega-hits Battlestar Galactica, Magnum, P.I., Knight Rider, Fall Guy and Quincy, to name a few. Hawaii’s always been his second home, and we’ve remained close friends through the years, so it was my great pleasure to be at his wedding this past Saturday to give away his lovely bride, Jeannie Pledger, at Kaluahole Beach near Diamond Head ...

Fun Fact: The location of the wedding was mere feet from the spot where I introduced Jimmy Buffett to Tom Selleck during the filming of Magnum, P.I. ...

Must see! Hawaii Theatre Center presents Hawaii’s own Keo Woolford in I LAND, one night only on Saturday, May 9, @ 7:30 p.m. Hula meets hip-hop in this outstanding one-man performance that explores the search for the meaning of heritage in a post-modern world. Check him out at hawaiitheatre.com ...


Sheryl Crow is enjoying Maui after her concert there last week, spending a few extra days at the Fairmont Kea Lani. ...

This week in 1962: The Tom Moffatt Show premieres on Channel 4 KHVH TV Monday through Friday from 4 to 4:30 p.m., following Dick Clark‘s American Bandstand. Dick records a voice message for us that would run over his closing credits, telling listeners to stay tuned for our show. It becomes very popular, and soon features a group of high school regular dancers who become stars in their own right. Popular dances of the day include The Twist, Continental/Stroll, Bop, Limbo, Cha-Cha, Mashed Potato and, once in a while, a s-l-o-w fox trot ...

My regulars in the below photo, from left: Dominick LaRocco (McKinley), Yvonne Usita (Maryknoll), Lovina Bermudez (Farrington), Carlyne Cunningham (McKinley), yers truly, John Damas (McKinley) and Dianne Paresa (St. Francis Convent)

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Mashed Potato Time by Dee Dee Sharp ...

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