Rocket Power

Season 3 Episode 24

Island of The Menehune

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Aired Weekdays 4:30 AM Jul 16, 2004 on Nickelodeon
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Island of The Menehune
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When the Rocket Gang visits Hawaii Otto and Reggie are excited because they hope to surf in Oahu. When a strange series of events happen to Twister and Sam they think the set of a old Hawaiian curse of the Menehune. Also what is the connection between Raymundos's new girlfriend Leilani and Otto and Reggie's mother.moreless

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    Lauren Tom

    Lauren Tom

    Trish/Sherry

    Ulysses Cuadra

    Ulysses Cuadra

    Maurice 'Twister' Rodriguez (1999-2003)

    Gregory Jbara

    Gregory Jbara

    Lifeguard/Tony Eggs/Lame-o the Clown/PA Announcer/Rocker #2/Various Voices

    John Kassir

    John Kassir

    Ray "Raymundo" Rocket

    Lombardo Boyar

    Lombardo Boyar

    Lars Rodriguez

    Bumper Robinson

    Bumper Robinson

    Other Voices

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • In the movie when they're riding the volcano, there's lava flowing everywhere. How can they ride or even walk up 10 feet to it without getting burnt?

      • In the beginning of the movie, the gang is biking down a volcano on Oahu where they come across hot lava. This is impossible because the only island in Hawaii that has flowing lava is the big island (hawaii). All the volcanoes on the other islands are extinct.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • (responding to Otto's desire to surf the Bonsai Pipeline)
        Reggie: And since it's the most dangerous surf known to man, I'll finally be able to realize my lifelong dream of being an only child.

      • Otto: Do you people know what this means?
        Twister: Five straight hours of all the honey-roasted peanuts we can eat?

      • Ray: Because you've all worked so hard this summer, I'm taking you to the place I've talked about going to for years.
        Otto: The gym?
        (Tito laughs)
        Ray: No, the place Tito and I have been bragging about forever.
        Reggie: The sidewalk on Ocean Av where you made butt-prints in the cement?
        Tito: Keep it up, Ray. Sometimes, actions speak louder than words. (begins to dance as if he has a grass skirt on)
        Ray: Sometimes, they're just horribly embarrassing.

      • (about the tiki)
        Sam: I pulled a Bobby Brady, dude!

      • Reggie: (annoyed) The wind speeds are so high, they could blow out a birthday candle.

      • Otto: (about Twister's shirt) I am now offically embarrassed to be in the same tree house with you.

    • NOTES (15)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Sam: "I PULLED A BOBBY BRADY DUDE!!"
        The little subplot with Sam snatching a little idol from a Menehune temple is similar to what Bobby Brady did in the Brady Bunch three parter in which the Brady's go to Hawaii. Bobby takes a small idol from a dig site and it supposedly causes nothing but bad luck to all around it. In this tv movie Sam goes through the same thing.

      • Sam: I pulled a Bobby Brady, dude!
        Sam is referencing to the time Bobby Brady of the Brady Bunch found a tiki during there trip to Hawaii. The tiki gave them nothing but bad luck, like what happened to Sam and the gang.

      • Title: "Island of the Menehune"
        Explanation of Menehune:

        The folklore of many nations around the world include stories of magical little people. Although most people easily recall the leprechauns of Ireland, in Hawaii the mischievous Menehune roam the deep forests at night.

        Menehune are said to be about two feet high, although some are only six inches high and capable of fitting in the palm of someone's hand. The creatures are usually naked, but their long straight hair falls to their knees to keep them warm and discreet. Each menehune has a distinct personality and appearance; no two are identical. Furthermore, their spirits are always changing; one could be malicious and dangerous one day, and harmless the next. Nonetheless, they are cunning creatures, and therefore should be avoided, unless a special favor is absolutely needed of them.

        The mythology of the Menehune is as ancient as the history of Polynesia. When the first Polynesians arrived in Hawaii, they found dams, fish-ponds, and even Heiaus (temples), all presumably built by the Menehune who were already inhabiting the caves in the islands. Some even say that the great god Maui himself, was one of the tiny creatures.

        One can request the expertise of the Menehune builders and craftsmen The menehune will be especially congenial if you can cite menhune lineage. In ancient times, Hawaiian men would sometimes marry menehune women, noted for their beauty. With your proper ancestory, the menehune act like benevolent godparents. Many projects, such as the preparation of a wedding feast, have been completed in a single night by the superstrong menehune, while all humans slept.

        The little gods enjoy dancing, singing, and archery. To reverse the feelings in an angry person, the menehune sometimes use magic arrows to pierce the heart of angry people to ignite feelings of love instead. Menehune also enjoy cliff diving, so if you hear splashes in the night in Hawaii, it is possibly a Menehune diving into the ocean. If you search carefully and avoid being seen, you might catch a glimpse of the little gods.

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