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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“One More Summer” (S2E17)

Magnum and T.C. walk on to an NFL team during training camp, because that’s how football works. Hey, it’s Pat Morita! And Dick Butkus! We invent Higgins’s podcast. And Phil has some very important Fritz Feld follow-up.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


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16

“Forty” (S7E17)

Magnum turns 40 and stalks a woman from a boat offshore, as you do. Typical stuff.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


15

“Operation: Silent Night” (S4E10)

It’s Christmas in July as we take on a rare holiday-themed episode! T.C. is going home for Kwanzaa, but first he has to drop off Rick, Higgins, and Thomas on various Hawaiian islands. Of course, things don’t go according to plan and they get stuck on Fake Kaho’olawe, discover a crashed Japanese plane, bicker and bond before discovering the true meaning of the holidays. Oh, and there’s a bunch of dumb stuff on a Navy ship.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


14

“Birdman of Budapest” (S3E16)

The Hungarian Revolution. An elusive bird expert. A… murderous macaw? Just your average wacky episode of “Magnum, p.i.” Whoops! (feathers)

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


13

“Laura” (S7E18)

Shoo-be-doo-be-doo, it’s that koo-koo episode where Frank Sinatra met that kid detective Tom Magnum. It is dark, it is unpleasant, and Sinatra may just be in it for the Hawaiian vacation. Unlike “Laura”, this podcast episode is entirely pleasant! Phil swears a little. We speculate about “The Equalizer.” Jason can’t say Edward Woodward’s name properly. And we ponder the compilation of the magnum dash mania dot com “top episodes” list.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


12

“The Big Blow” (S3E22)

A hurricane is bearing down on Hawaii, a solstice-themed party is an excuse to find a potential murderer, and a violent idiot named Randy comes to the Masters Estate. The locals on the shortwave are calling it The Big Blow!

Also, this podcast finally gets its wings, as we share our first listener follow-up and ignite a controversy about time and space in “Magnum, p.i.” (If you have comments, whisper them into a coconut and then send the coconut to podcast@theincomparable.com.)

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


11

“Deja Vu” (S6E1)

It seemed like a prophetic dream, but it’s true — our Official England Expert Antony Johnston rejoins us to discuss the sixth season premiere, “Deja Vu,” in which Magnum, Higgins, and Rick go to London, meet Peter Davison and Julian Glover, grapple with family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam war, investigate a maybe-murder that may be connected to a perfectly timed assassination plot, and drive a series of interesting cars. Meanwhile, T.C. is having the time of his life in Morocco!

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr with Antony Johnston


10

“Going Home” (S6E7)

Life ain’t easy when the Big Lebowski is your stepdad. Jason looks for secret palm trees and imagines the “Magnum” sitcom, featuring Joe Regalbuto!

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


9

“From Moscow to Maui” (S2E4)

Magnum seeks to induce a track star to defect from the Soviet Union while Higgins attempts to bore a KGB agent to death with the theories of Karl Marx. Yep, it’s the 80s.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


8

“The Elmo Ziller Story” (S2E21)

John Hillerman does a funny accent in order to save Higgins’s niece’s family rodeo from the hands of her wicked stepmother. It is more ridiculous than it sounds.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


7

“The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii” (S1E8)

An actor you might remember from “The Godfather, Part II” steals every scene in this episode about mobsters trying to kidnap a dog. We loved it.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


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