Hawaii Five-0 is pulling out the stops with guest stars this week in what is sure to be a ratings coup! The Grand Dame of television comedy, Carol Burnett, appears this week as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb. The lovely Aunt Deb raised Mary on the mainland at John’s request, after the murder-but-not-a-murder of Doris McGarrett.
If you have never experienced the side splitting comedy of The Carol Burnett Show, I highly recommend checking out clips on YouTube.
Below is an interview that Burnett did on the CBS daytime show, The Talk about her Hawaii Five-0 experience.
Watch carefully during Aunt Deb’s singing performance for Burnett’s signature ear tug. She’s said that it’s her way of sending a little hello to her now deceased grandmother and daughter.
Based on the short preview clip released by CBS, I already know that this is a character I want to see again and again.
AS THANKSGIVING APPROACHES, McGARRETT’S AUNT DEB VISITS, BRINGING WITH HER A SHOCKING SECRET, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, NOV. 22
Carol Burnett Guest Stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb
“*Hau’oli Lā Ho’omaika’i” – As Thanksgiving approaches, Five -0 investigates the murder of a secret service agent just as the President travels to Oahu. Also, McGarrett’s Aunt Deb visits, bringing with her a shocking secret, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Carol Burnett guest stars as McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.
(*Ha’uoli Lā Ho’omaika’i is Hawaiian for “Happy Thanksgiving”)
Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno” Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman)
Michelle Borth (Catherine Rollins)
Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Dennis Chun (Sgt. Duke Lukela)
Chi McBride (Captain Lou Grover)
Taryn Manning (Mary Ann McGarrett)
Teilor Grubbs (Grace Williams)
Shawn Mokuahi Garnett (Flippa)
Larry Manetti (Nicky “The Kid” Demarco)
Al Harrington (Mamo Kahike)
Carol Burnett (Deb McGarrett)
Paul Ben-Victor (Agent Devin Campbell)
Marcia Zina Mager (Sheila Hicks)
Alexandra Curran (Andrea Hicks)
Brian Kamei (Rafael Moreno)
Tom Hintnaus (Dante Barkov)
Sam Choy (Butcher)
WRITTEN BY: Eric Guggenheim and Moira Kirland
DIRECTED BY: Allison Liddi-Brown