The Green Hornet

Season 1 Episode 10

The Preying Mantis

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Nov 18, 1966 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The Hornet is sitting on the right and Jimmy Kee on the left in the back seat, yet when the Hornet gets out of the Black Beauty he gets out of the left door.

    • When Hornet meets up with Duke Slate, Duke pulls out a rifle from the back seat of his car and attempts to shoot Hornet. Hornet aims his "Sting" weapon and destroys the rifle. As the rifle crumbles and goes up in smoke, the control cable that made the rifle go up in smoke, is very visible coming out of the base of the rifle, and almost becomes entangled around the thug's arm as it falls from the car.

  • Quotes

    • Low: Praying mantis school of gung fu has 500 years of refinement in it. Like our wise founder. You can learn much from watching the mantis himself at work.

    • Mike: You know, sometimes I can see a bit of your old man in you after all. Rest his soul.
      Lenore: I hope you realize that's probably the highest compliment you'll probably ever receive.
      Britt: I know, Miss Case, and it humbles me.

    • Hornet: Low Sing and I?
      Jimmy: Don't kid me. You're partners.
      Hornet: Low Sing's going to be pretty surprised to hear that.

    • Kato: You know, if we ever meet up with that masked gung fu man again...I want him.
      Britt Reid: You got him.

  • Notes

    • One of the extremely few times you see Kato caught off guard by another martial arts thug, and falls into an open trash can head first while the thug gets away.

    • First time you see Kato throw poisonous darts.

  • Allusions