For this speech we have two separate video clips. The first part included Peter’s introduction of Alex, but cut off before the end of the speech. The second video begins later (at the start of Alex’s speech), but shows Alex’s speech till the end.
It was also evident that Alex was in a good place and very relaxed, because a large part of his speech came with loads of tongue in the cheek remarks.
After Peter introduced the whole cast of Hawaii Five-0, there was only one more left to call on stage – Alex …….
Peter Lenkov: [to Bob Orci] You read my speech.
[Talking to the crowd] No, you know he was a vampire – played that great. He was a doctor – he was okay as a doctor. But to me, there’s only one roll I’ll associate this guy with. Because when I met him, to me he was an action star.
I saw that right away. I think you’ve all seen that, from the first episode. I don’t even call him by his first name anymore. Actually I don’t even call him by his real name … I call …
Bob Orci: In fact, we never call him.
Peter Lenkov: You don’t want to mess with this guy. I’m going to introduce you now to the Big Kahuna, Steve McGarrett.
[Alex greets everybody on stage with hugs]
[From the crowd: Cheers and calls of “Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie”]
Peter Lenkov: Hang on a second. Give it up. Come on guys. I do not hear … you are not clapping over there. Way in the deep back there. Now …. Alright, let’s go.
[Crowd cheering again]
Alex: That is so embarrassing. But thank you.
It looks like Christmas. It’s really pretty. Green lights, red lights. Thank you so much for having me.
[Alex listens to something at the back]
Alex: Music playing. I don’t know if you can hear it? It’s really good.
It’s great to be here and … it’s … it’s kind of not the same without our other cast members, but you know, we send all our wishes to Scotty. And …
There are a couple of things I want to talk about. First of all I planned a pre-choreographed and lip-synced dance to one of Scott’s songs when he appeared in the Hooligans. But the techies here could not get the song in time, so …. I’m not going to do it.
The other thing is, to those of you who were here last year and joined us in the festivities; Robo ….. Roberto Orci rolled onto the stage, and this year he walked on, which is great, because it means he’s … he’s decided to get hammered after the show.
And the third thing is, considering the big boss, Nina Tassler – Thank you very much again. [Alex waits for the crowd to clap] If it wasn’t for her support and advocacy, none of us would be here and it would be a cold beach with a couple of drunk people on it. – Happens to be with us here at the premiere of the third season of Hawaii Five-0, instead of the Emmys. I’m thinking maybe the ‘Good Wife‘ did not get nominated this year, which is highly unlikely. But I tip my cap and are forever indebted to you Nina. Thank you so much for your support. Your support of me, your support of all of us, your support of this state and your support of this show.
I don’t really know what else to say. It’s … my number one priority, is to represent you people of Hawaii. I thank and love you all so much for bringing me into your family, and bringing me and my family in; inviting us, to become Kama‘aina. And filling our lives with Aloha every day.
Link to 1st video
posted by Kathy With a K
Continue on second video:
Alex: That may sound a little sanctimonious to people outside of Hawaii, but anyone who is from here, who has … who has spent any substantial time here, knows that we in Hawaii don’t mistake Aloha for weakness. And when we say it, we mean it from our heart.
[Loud cheers from the crowd]
So without further ado, I’ll hand it back over to … to Laurel and Hardy. [Laughs]
And thank you all very much.
Link to 2nd video:
- Kama‘aina (Hawaiian: kamaʻāina, lit “child of the land”) is a word describing Hawaii residents born on Hawaii regardless of their racial background, as opposed to “kanaka” which means a person of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
- Big Kahuna: The most important or powerful person in an enterprise or field. 1.) An individual who is can be described as a big shot. A very general term, and there are no distinctions or an important. 2.) Or authoritative person (from kahuna, the native Hawaiian term for a healer/priest) 3.) Although in Australia and other parts of the world kahuna or kahunas might have a totally different slang interpretations.
- About The Good Wife – The show itself was not nominated for a Golden Globe, but Julianna Margulies was nominated for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama’
- Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy: “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi” is a cheer or chant often performed at Australian sport events. It is a variation of the Oggy Oggy Oggy chant used by both association football and rugby union fans in Great Britain from the 1960s onwards. It is usually performed by a crowd uniting to support a sports team or athlete.
We all know that Alex is doing an excellent job at being Steve McGarrett, but do you also only see Alex as an action star …….?