Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2002

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Local Stuff

"Great Performances," 8 p.m., PBS. "Holo Mai Pele," a story of the rivalry between the goddess Pele and her sister Hi'iaka, is performed by Hawai'i dance troupe Halau o Kekuhi. This is a rebroadcast of "Great Performances' " first-ever showcase of Hawaiian dance and chant.

Tonight's Must-See

"Return of the Jedi" (1983), 7 p.m., Fox. The third of the original trilogy, here's one more visit with Luke, Han and Leia, with a dazzling chase scene, a big finish and one intriguing notion: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas was fascinated by Vietnam warfare, with primitive guerrillas using their home-field advantage to stop bigger, better-equipped troops. Lucas transferred that to "Star Wars" terms. Also, there will be some extra scenes from the new film, "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones."

Of Note

"Friends," 7 and 7:30 p.m., NBC. First is a new episode that has Monica infuriated by a negative review of her cooking. Meanwhile, Chandler gets some shaky job-interview advice and Rachel becomes surprisingly upset when a gorgeous salesgirl (played by Rena Sofer, last season's "Ed" vixen) flirts with Ross. Then comes a rerun in which Ross first learned he was the father of Rachel's unborn child.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," 8 p.m., CBS. A man's body has been covered with lye and buried.

"Will & Grace," 8 p.m., NBC. Glenn Close plays a bizarre celebrity photographer who takes a picture that pleases Grace and upsets Will.