The sidekick

Today, the fans that do know the Green Hornet most likely remember him from the short-lived 1960s TV series with Bruce Lee as Kato, the hero's driver and combat specialist. In the new film, Taiwanese star Jay Chou is at the wheel and far more fearsome than his feckless boss. Green Lantern doesn't have a sidekick in the new film and that's probably just as well. In the 1940s comics, the hero was accompanied by a Brooklyn doofus named Doiby Dickles, and in the 1960s he had a junior pal in Thomas "Pieface" Kalmaku, a cheerful young Inuit aviation mechanic.
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