The Green Hornet

Season 1 Episode 16

The Hornet and the Firefly

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Aired Friday 7:30 PM Dec 30, 1966 on ABC
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An arsonist wreaks havoc setting fire to buildings at the stroke of midnight. The Green Hornet and the District Attorney work behind the scenes to aid the Commissioner to put a stop to this hot situation. Meanwhile, the arsonist's gang kidnaps reporter Mike Axford.

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  • A series of arson prompts Mike Axford to bring his old friend, fireman Lt. Ben Wade out of retirement to investigate. But when the city commissioner rejects the offer, the Green Hornet finds out the real arsonist hits close to home.moreless

    10
    Surely the best episode of the one season. Tight character development on Mike Axford's part, internal conflict, which rare though it is, seemed to be building up from last week's episode. Very heartfelt. And the Firefly or Firebug is one of the few costumed supervillains on the show.



    Without spoiling too much, I did not find this episode to be formula or predictable in the least. The character of Ben Wade is a sympathetic one, and during the silver age of comic books, a rare occurrence. Even Batman didn't sympathize with Catwoman. (though the sexual tension was there)



    The series progressed and seemed to be getting better and better. Who knows what a second season would have yielded.moreless
William Dozier

William Dozier

Narrator

Walter Brooke

Walter Brooke

District Attorney F.P. Scanlon

Van Williams

Van Williams

Britt Reid / Green Hornet

Lloyd Gough

Lloyd Gough

Mike Axford

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Kato

Wende Wagner

Wende Wagner

Lenore 'Casey' Case

Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Ben Wade

Guest Star

Russ Conway

Russ Conway

Emmet Dolan

Guest Star

Buff Brady

Buff Brady

Guard

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Gary Owens

Gary Owens

Newscaster

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