Subject: Re: John Hillerman ("Magnum, P.I.") dead at 84
anim8rfsk sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 07:00 PM:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "Jim G."<email@example.com> wrote:
>> David sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 05:15 PM:
>>> John Hillerman, Higgins on 'Magnum, P.I.,' Dies at 84
>>> by Duane Byrge , Mike Barnes
>>> John Hillerman, the actor who made a career out of playing snooty
>>> types, including Tom Selleck's fastidious estate caretaker Jonathan
>>> Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I., died Thursday. He was 84.
>>> Hillerman, who received four Emmy nominations in consecutive years for
>>> portraying Higgins and won in 1987, died at his home in Houston,
>>> family spokeswoman Lori De Waal told the Associated Press. She said
>>> the cause of death had not been determined.
>> Well, crap. I'll have to watch one of my Magnum faves and have a glass
>> of Scotch in his honor tonight.
> But which? One of the Higgin's brothers eps?
Nah. Those were never favorites of mine.
> He has some good scenes in Digger Doyle, plus, Erin Gray, shorts, extra
Yeah, that one's good. Feeling obsolete was classic Higgins. And Magnum
carrying him up all of those steps while he druggedly rambles on was
great. And, as you say, Digger.
> He gets the last word in the finale IIRC.
> MPI isn't on The Netflix. I might have to settle for AT LONG LAST LOVE
> (the extended length road show version of course) ...
> Every season is on The Amazon Prime! And every episode is ... not
> available. Rat bastards.
On the Magnum front, I'm probably gonna go with "Black on White" from
Season Three. Some good Higgins backstory -- he recommended courtmartial
for everyone, including himself -- and all of the guys are involved in
one way or another, as well, even if TC *did* get conned into tearing up
all of those gas receipts in the end. Heh. And they try to pull one over
on Higgins, but this time it's for a good cause. And Ian McShane in an
early role (and the far better of his two appearances on the show). And
most of all, just a really good story about what war can do to a person.
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE