So Hawaii News Now is airing Rap Reiplinger’s classic “Rap’s Hawaii,” at 9 p.m. Saturday (May 22) on KHNL. A hana hou screening will be at 10:30 p.m. May 30 on KGMB.
According to the station, the vintage show is marking its 40th anniversary this year, hence the revival on the small tube.
And coincidentally, as I was clearing out some of the craft supplies yesterday, three circular items fell out of a box.
They turned out to be three milk cover souvenirs – the covers also are known as pogs, alluding to bottles of passion orange juice back in the day when paper caps topped the bottling. These pogs were promotional keepsakes that say “Barry get da Ukus!,” a routine from Reiplinger’s “Poi Dog with Crabs” viny comedyl album.
Four decades of raps from Rap! Miss him dearly, but clearly, his punchlines are still alive today. “Not too sweet, not too rancid, but just right.” “Russell, you get pen?” “No go out with Mits Funai.”
If you’re foreign to the quotes – part of the kamaaina lexicon – you better watch the show.
NOTE: The airdates are updated from the original post.