Way before my time, The Green Hornet was a radio program in the 1930′s, but in my era, The Green Hornet was a classic good against evil television show that aired, for only one season, from 1966-1967.
The Green Hornet character was a masked superhero played by actor Van Williams who played Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day. He was accompanied by his Asian Wheelman, Kato, who was played by none other than Bruce Lee. Kato was the driver for the Green Hornet in a car called the Black Beauty.
The show was a very entertaining for me back then (although pretty corney by todays standards) and the thing that stands out the most, was Kato’s fight scenes. Little did I know back then, that this relatively unknown actor in America, would become one of the most well known martial artists of all time.
The other thing that I remember from the show was where they stored the Black Beauty. Black Beauty was driven into a hidden entrance of the Green Hornet’s apartment and into a garage/workshop and the floor rotated (like a rotisserie), flipping the car underneath it, effectively hiding the car.
More details about the TV show at Wikipedia:
The Green Hornet is back and coming to theaters January 2011: