Locked inside their homes with nowhere else to turn, three men embark on a journey to watch selected episodes of one of the greatest TV shows of the 1980s, “Magnum, p.i.”

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“Kiss of the Sabre” (S5E11)

Magnum investigates a case while being annoyed by a writer named Betty who imagines Magnum’s schlubby island P.I. life as a glamorous globe-trotting spy novel. Sebastian Sabre, Winston, Swift, and loyal butler Boris take on the King Solomon crime ring—while Magnum investigates a really boring insurance case. But sometimes Magnum’s real life can be exciting too, like when his Plymouth Champ is very… slowly… crushed… by a backhoe. Island Hoppers Ex Machina to the rescue!

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


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“Let the Punishment Fit the Crime” (S4E17)

Higgins puts on a production of “The Mikado.” Magnum takes a hard-luck case. The plots converge. It’s the perfect archetypal episode of “Magnum, p.i.”! As for your hosts, we have no idea what we are doing and the entire episode is gibberish. It’s us, not you, Magnum.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


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“Home from the Sea” (S4E1)

This is a special episode. There’s a lot of nonsense, and also a lot of really great stuff. Magnum is lost at sea. Rick, T.C., and Higgins feel the tingling of their Magnum-Sense. In the end, is this the best that Magnum has to offer? Possibly, but we’ll still make time to talk about dumb stuff like baseball caps and Tiger Stadium stock footage.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


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“The Black Orchid” (S1E16)

The rich aren’t like you and me, Magnum. They have wants… needs… desires. And sometimes they must play The Game. The world’s most dangerous— wait, we’re hearing it’s not that dangerous after all.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


24

“Rembrandt’s Girl” (S4E14)

Carol Burnett locks Magnum in a bank vault! The Ferrari gets towed! Rick and T.C. throw an ’80s party at Magnum’s swinging pad! Higgins hosts a meditation retreat that we suspect is actually an orgy! This episode has it all.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


23

“The Return of Luther Gillis” (S4E16)

It’s time for the return of everyone’s favorite “Magnum” recurring character… Scrungo! Also Luther Gillis is back, and there’s a shifty hot dog entrepreneur/computer P.I. Also in this episode of “Magnum, podcast,” we introduce a Very Important New Segment all about the many hats of Thomas Magnum.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


22

“I Do?” (S3E17)

Magnum gets married! But it’s all a trick! This episode is an awful lot like the episode we watched last week, come to think of it. Phil has a lot to answer for. Jason, meanwhile, gets very excited about more late-night sports telecasts.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


21

“Of Sound Mind” (S3E13)

This podcast will be our last will and testament. But there’s always a twist! This episode, made in 1982, is strangely reminiscent of two 2019 Oscar nominees. And also an episode of “Scooby Doo.”

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


20

“A Sense of Debt” (S4E8)

It’s the episode where Magnum goes to Detroit to watch an entire Tigers homestand and ends up meeting star players Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell! Unfortunately, that’s about five minutes of this episode—the rest of it involves T.C. becoming an underground boxer in order to protect Shannen Doherty and her dad because he accidentally drove the Ferrari into a bunch of pigs. Pretty typical stuff.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


19

“The Arrow That Is Not Aimed” (S3E14)

Legendary actor Mako appears in this episode that is the height of 1980s obsession with Japanese culture. Magnum meets a samurai who is about to commit seppuku because he’s lost a priceless ancient Japanese plate. There are Limo Ninjas! Also, Higgins may have murdered Magnum at the end.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


18

“J. ‘Digger’ Doyle” (S1E17)

In a spin-off attempt that went nowhere, we get to meet J. “Digger” Doyle, played by Erin Gray right between her roles in “Buck Rogers” and “Silver Spoons.” We do an awful lot of Orson Welles impressions. Jason is frustrated by Higgins’s flagrant cock-blocking of Magnum. And what is this awful laser-related fiction Robin Masters is dictating?

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


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