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Subject: Re: John Hillerman ("Magnum, P.I.") dead at 84
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:43:42 -0500
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On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:30:09 -0700, anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:

>In article<5v6a0dl8sjs531fgb2jpe96d0i1n82s1fj@4ax.com>,
> EGK<me@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:48:24 -0700, anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
>> 
>> >In article <ou2uke$10j$1@dont-email.me>,
>> > "Jim G."<jimgysin@geemail.com.invalid> wrote:
>> >
>> >> anim8rfsk sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 07:00 PM:
>> >> > In article <ou2stn$m25$3@dont-email.me>,
>> >> >   "Jim G."<jimgysin@geemail.com.invalid> wrote:
>> >> > 
>> >> >> David sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 05:15 PM:
>> >> >>> http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-hillerman-dead-magnum-pi...
>> >> >>> or-
>> >> >>> wa
>> >> >>> s-84-1056800
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> 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
>> >> > Ferrari.
>> >> 
>> >> 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.
>> >
>> >I considered that, but I remember it too clearly.
>> >
>> >The Dark Web is providing me with something from each season.  There's 
>> >actually an episode Higgins isn't in!  Probably not appropriate for this.
>> >
>> >So far I've grabbed
>> >Digger Doyle
>> >Tropical Madness - Thomas and Higgy quarrel over a visiting girl
>> >Pleasure Principle - Thomas and Higgy switch personalities
>> >Legend of the Lost Art - the classic with Margaret Colin and The Hat
>> >
>> >On the way are Letter to a Duchess (which is not the one with Jessica 6)
>> >and at least one of those B&W noir eps
>> 
>> I'm watching the show's pilot episode right now.   Watching Magnum PI always
>> makes me feel both happy and sad at the same time.  I used to watch it
>> sometimes with my best friend at that time.  He died of Cancer in 1987 just
>> so it was just a year before the series ended.   I have some nice memories
>> watching that show with him.   
>
>:)
>
>I watched them all with Mom, gave her all the DVDs (have them packed 
>down someplace) and her sister was a huge Selleck fan and we gave her 
>MPI stuff every Xmas.  I'm still friends and correspond with Bev from 
>Hawai'i who I met here in RAT.  For her last birthday I have her a 
>ROBIN1 license plate for her wall.  :D
>> 
>> One of my favorite episodes is Season 3, episode 13, Of Sound Mind where
>> Magnum inherits 50 million dollars and a mansion complete with butler.  
>
>Is that the one where they have the costume party and somebody's Zorro?

Yup.  I think that's the one. Magnum is dressed in knight's armor and the
face plate keeps dropping down.  :)