A Dish Perhaps Best Served Not At All

In 1972 a new, high-concept adventure-action western was introduced to TV viewers. Titled “Kung Fu,” it starred actor David Carradine as Eurasian (Caucasian father, Chinese mother) Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine. When his maternal grandfather dies, the orphaned Caine is admitted to the Hunan monastery, where he grows up to become a priest and martial arts expert.