Subject: Re: John Hillerman ("Magnum, P.I.") dead at 84
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Subject: Re: John Hillerman ("Magnum, P.I.") dead at 84
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:56:08 -0600
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anim8rfsk sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 10:26 PM:
> In article <ou378j$815$>,
>   "Jim G."<> wrote:
>> anim8rfsk sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 08:48 PM:
>>> In article <ou2uke$10j$>,
>>>    "Jim G."<> wrote:
>>>> Nah. Those were never favorites of mine.
>>>> 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.
>>>> 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.
>> A real classic. It also had Agatha and Doc Ibold. They seemed to invite
>> everyone to participate in that one!
>>> 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
>> Higgins loses again, but impressed me in the end.
>>> 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
>> Some good choices there. Grab the red-faced thespian one while you're at it!
> Which is that?

The one where he's trying to clear the grounds of gophers (?) and a 
double bomb dislodges a croquet ball which blows back and conks him on 
the head, after which he thinks that he's a Shakespearean actor on 
continual tour. All while Robin is hosting a big event on the estate 
grounds. It's a fun outing in which he's accused of murdering Desdemona.

Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
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