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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 30, 2003

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Tonight's Must-See

"Pet Star" finale, 2 and 4 p.m., Animal Planet. Nine days after the "American Idol" finale, the rest of the animal kingdom gets its turn. This weekly competition has produced 15 finalists, each trying for the $25,000 prize. These 15 — 13 dogs, two birds — aren't as big as Ruben Studdard, as cuddly as Clay Aiken or as disciplined as Joshua Gracin. They are, however, skillful at such tasks as picking pockets and stacking Frisbees. Tonight we see which one wins.

Of Note

"SWINGERS" (1996), 5 p.m., HBO2. One of the funniest indie film finds of 1996 was this modern-day glimpse of six friends looking for love and hook-ups on the Los Angeles nightclub scene. Besides catching dead-on the perils of late-'90s metropolis dating, the film is notable for an extremely winning performance by the then largely unknown Vince Vaughn. An also wonderful Jon Favreau wrote the script and co-stars.

"Lost & Found" (1999), 7 p.m., Fox. This is the movie that "Pet Star" fans will skip. To get closer to his gorgeous neighbor (Sophie Marceau), David Spade steals her dog, then helps her look for it.

"America's Funniest Home Videos," 7 p.m., ABC. Rerun of a $100,000 grand-prize finale.

"Before I Say Goodbye" (2003), 7 p.m., Pax. In this Mary Higgins Clark mystery, Sean Young suspects that her husband's boating death was no accident.

"JAG," 7 p.m., CBS. A Marine claims that anti-Semitism caused him to desert the U.S. military and join the Israeli army.

"Hack," 8 p.m., CBS. A woman asks Mike to prove that her bookie husband has been framed for bigger crimes.

"On the Record with Bob Costas," 8:30 p.m., HBO. The scheduled guests include "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David, comedian George Lopez and former basketball star Larry Bird.

"WHAT ABOUT BOB" (1991), 11:30 p.m., HBO Family. Stars Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss are responsible for the best moments of this so-so comedy about a pesky patient (Murray) ruining the vacation of his beleaguered psychiatrist (Dreyfuss) and his family. "Airplane's" Julie Hagerty also manages some funny moments in a largely underwritten role as the psychiatrist's wife.