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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, July 29, 2002

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannet News Service

Tonight's Must-See

Golf, 7 p.m., ABC. Since viewers like live events and million-dollar-plus payoffs, this might suffice: It's the fourth annual "Battle at Bighorn," with $1.7 million at stake. The two teams are young-old duos — Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia and Lee Trevino. Since it's a best-ball competition, each duo uses only the better of its two scores on each hole.

"She's All That," 5 p.m. USA, 8 p.m., USA Channel 18. Credit this flick for sharp casting and solid execution. The plot simply moves "Pygmalion" to high school: A popular guy boasts that he can turn anyone into a prom queen. He's promptly given a near-impossible project, an artist who is seemingly devoid of social skills. The rest is predictable: He deepens mentally and emotionally; she blossoms physically and socially. Fortunately, he's well-played by Freddie Prinze Jr. and she's wonderfully played by newcomer Rachael Leigh Cook.

Of Note

"Confident for Life: Kids and Body Image," 7 p.m., Disney Channel. After filming the beautiful people in "The Hamptons," documentary-maker Barbara Kopple now looks at people dealing with these sleek images of beauty.

"Titus," 7 and 7:30 p.m., Fox This above-average comedy won't be back in the fall so catch it now. In the first episode Titus' dad mellows when he's courting a new woman. In the second, Titus' schizophrenic mom shows up just as the home is being examined by a social worker for his wife's niece.


"Boston Public," 8 p.m., Fox. Here's a rerun of the controversial episode in which students and teachers debated the use of the "n" word.

"One on One," 8:30 p.m., UPN. This rerun has Flex learning that his apartment will be on the MTV show "Cribs." Now his girlfriend wants to redecorate it.