The Green Hornet

Season 1 Episode 2

Give 'Em Enough Rope

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Sep 16, 1966 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Much of the plot hinges on Mike not including the word "alleged" in his story. But even if he made such a rookie mistake, newspapers employ editors to check for the inclusion of such legally-required words.

    • Colony's cane tip, which Britt finds beneath a car, is not lying on the ground in the shot where he drives up.

    • Earlier, Hornet demanded a 50/50 split. When Alex calls him "Mr. Good Guy", Hornet says that the remark will cost him 10%. Then when Alex threatens him, Hornet says that the split is now 60/40. It was already 60/40 because of Alex's remark.

  • Quotes

    • Claudia: Britt, you make suing people such a pleasure.

    • Alex: Hornet: That remark will cost you an extra ten percent.

    • (Enters the Black Beauty and inspects his equipment.)
      Green Hornet: Hornet gun... check. Hornet sting... check. Let's roll, Kato.

    • Claudia: You know, I have a feeling the Green Hornet isn't as bad as people say he is. He was so polite...
      Britt: And tall, and handsome...
      Claudia: Much taller than you. There I was, tied up, helpless, about to become another victim of Colony and his gang. When out of the darkness came the Green Hornet. I hope he never gets caught. But if he does, I shall defend him for nothing.
      Britt: I'm sure he'll be delighted.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The episode's title comes from a quote in George Bagby's 1941 novel Red Is For Killing.

      The original quote is, "If you give a man enough rope he hangs himself."