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


6

“Novel Connection” (S7E9) and “Magnum On Ice” (MSW S3E8)

In a special crossover episode, we’re joined by Scott McNulty, host of a “Murder, She Wrote” podcast that doesn’t exist (yet?), to discuss Magnum meeting Jessica Fletcher in a special two-show episode. These episodes feature lanai PCs, crowbars, Sheraton lobbies, an endless B-plot involving Rick and T.C.’s shady Maui land deal, and not nearly enough fun crossover interplay between the characters of two legendary 1980s CBS series. Also, the plot makes zero sense.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr with Scott McNulty


5

“Did You See The Sunrise?” (S3E01-02)

Special guest Antony Johnston gives us an English read on Higgins’s accent, and we discuss the episode that everyone was talking about on the playground the next day back in 1982, or maybe 1983 if you were in the UK. Does the show treat its women fairly? Can you believe the word that Ivan said multiple times on American network television? Is T.C. the Manchurian Candidate? Why is the security of the Marine Reserves so lax?

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


4

“The Case of the Red-Faced Thespian” (S4E12)

The funny head wounds continue, as Higgins transforms into an even more pompous character in the midst of a 1920s revival party populated by a bunch of rich friends of Robin Masters. Also, T.C. would like an autograph—for his sister.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


3

“Luther Gillis: File #521” (S4E2)

A private dick from St. Louis arrives on the scene, but there’s this big guy, Tom Magnum, who keeps getting in the way of cracking the case.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


2

“I Witness” (S4E21)

Jason gets upset about time zones, but Phil doesn’t remember it that way. David puts on a pig costume and sings “Feelings.” And nobody mentions the dead guy.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


1

“Don’t Eat the Snow in Hawaii” (S1E1-2)

The snow is cocaine, and it’s used as a murder weapon involving an incident in Vietnam years before. Welcome to the lighthearted romp that is “Magnum, p.i.”! Also, we discuss the airport bathrooms we’d prefer to be murdered in.

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr