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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

• MUST-SEE: "ET Goes Hawaiian," 6:30 p.m., NBC. The "all-celebs-all-the-time" show begins a week of reports in our own Island back yard with on-location "Pearl Harbor" segments. First up: producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay.

"Everybody Loves Raymond," 8 p.m., CBS. No show does flashbacks as wonderfully as "Raymond." Now that wraps up the season for this terrific comedy. Tonight's first episode has Ray's dad painting Ray's house without permission. Discoveries follow. The next episode is a dandy. Taking his daughter to a dance, Ray starts reminiscing. He and Debra (Patricia Heaton) are fretting after they fail at early attempts to conceive. And we see the birth, which is, in TV tradition, hectic. Heaton fills the episode with intensity while Romano offers quiet counterpoint. The result is hilarious.

"King of Queens," 7 p.m., CBS. While waiting for "Raymond," you might as well catch this season finale, too. The humor is so-so, but there are decent dramatic moments. Early in the hour, Doug (Kevin James) finds money pressure on two sides: His father-in-law (Jerry Stiller) insists on a new bathroom and his wife (Leah Remini) learns she's pregnant. The combination sends him into a flurry of moonlighting and panic.

"Ally McBeal," 8 p.m., Fox. A teenager is suing because of a broken prom date. Arguing on the two sides, alas, are the oft-troubled lovers, Ally and Larry.

"Anne Frank" conclusion, 8 p.m., ABC. The first half of this beautifully crafted miniseries introduced Anne as a lively girl, fascinated by life, fun and movie stars. As tonight's finale begins, she's hiding from the Nazis. We see the tragedies that followed — and the triumph of her diary.