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Subject: Re: John Hillerman ("Magnum, P.I.") dead at 84
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anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
>In article<anim8rfsk-27CEDF.03394110112017@news.easynews.com>,
> anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
>
>> In article <ou3hpc$taj$1@dont-email.me>,
>>  "Adam H. Kerman"<ahk@chinet.com> wrote:
>> 
>> > anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
>> > >In article<khba0d9t2mjbnsa831hgcsfvpvl5dhslhs@4ax.com>,
>> > > EGK<me@privacy.net> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> 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-magnu
>> > >> >> >> >>> m-
>> > >> >> >> >>> pi-
>> > >> >> >> >>> act
>> > >> >> >> >>> 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.  :)
>> > >
>> > >Yeah.  :)
>> > >
>> > >And there's the one with Kathryn Leigh Scott from DARK SHADOWS in a 
>> > >bikini, in a scene that's in the previews but *not* in the episode 
>> > >itself, and there doesn't seem to be any reasonable place for it to have 
>> > >gone in.
>> > 
>> > I'm having trouble coming up with a picture of her in a bikini. I've
>> > found her in bunny ears. She said her mother told her to keep her job as
>> > a Playboy bunny because Dark Shadows would never last.
>> 
>> http://magnum-mania.com/images/1_16_h_full.jpg
>
>Okay, found beautiful 1080 versions online.  I assume from the UK BD 
>release:

Thank you.