History YMMV / MagnumPI

31st May '17 5:26:53 PM cjqtwm
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** Pamela Bates in "Novel Connection", as not only does she not tell anyone why someone's trying to kill her (''[[PotHole after]]'' [[WhatAnIdiot an attempt's been made, mind you]]), but she's an absolute JerkAss to Magnum to boot.

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** Pamela Bates in "Novel Connection", as not only does she not tell anyone why someone's trying to kill her (''[[PotHole (''[[WhatAnIdiot after]]'' [[WhatAnIdiot an attempt's been made, mind you]]), but she's an absolute JerkAss to Magnum to boot.
5th May '17 5:17:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CastTheExpert: Playing David Bannister in "The Jororo Kill" is Christopher Morley, a famed actor specializing in female impersonation.
** NFL legend Dick Butkus as football player Clarence in "One More Summer".
5th May '17 11:37:22 AM cjqtwm
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* SocietyMarchesOn: In "Skin Deep", Magnum says that women don't shoot themselves, hence his suspicions concerning Erin Wolfe's supposed suicide. While suicides by gun among women are still uncommon, the deaths of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shauna_Grant Shauna Grant]], Creator/MaryKayBergman and others have made Magnum's words [[HarsherInHindsight ring quite hollow today.]]
** Higgins in "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" stages a production of ''Theatre/TheMikado'' with a traditionally all-white cast, which goes on with no problem[[note]] (save for an unrelated assassination attempt on his friend Sir Cedric)[[/note]]. Nowadays, he wouldn't be able to do so without public outcry.
** "Luther Gillis: File #521": Good luck seeing [[OnceAcceptableTargets an old woman]] being punched out cold for comedy on TV today.
** Magnum, Rick, and T.C. calling Lady Ashley a "dog" from her photo in "Computer Date" comes off as cringingly sexist now.



* ValuesResonance: Any time a female character is said to have an unusual lifestyle or arrangement (sexually or not), Magnum never judges them negatively for it. Considering this series literally aired in the Reagan-era [[TheEighties Eighties]], this aspect has [[SocietyMarchesOn aged quite well]].

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** "Jororo Farewell": Even though it was for [[spoiler: Danny Linn escaping the kidnapper's plane without telling him]], the last scene of Magnum preparing to spank him would be seen as incredibly harsh today.
**In "Skin Deep", Magnum says that women don't shoot themselves, hence his suspicions concerning Erin Wolfe's supposed suicide. While suicides by gun among women are still uncommon, the deaths of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shauna_Grant Shauna Grant]], Creator/MaryKayBergman and others have made Magnum's words [[HarsherInHindsight ring quite hollow today.]]
** Higgins in "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" stages a production of ''Theatre/TheMikado'' with a traditionally all-white cast, which goes on with no problem[[note]] (save for an unrelated assassination attempt on his friend Sir Cedric)[[/note]]. Nowadays, he wouldn't be able to do so without public outcry.
** "Luther Gillis: File #521": Good luck seeing [[OnceAcceptableTargets an old woman]] being punched out cold for comedy on TV today.
** Magnum, Rick, and T.C. calling Lady Ashley a "dog" from her photo in "Computer Date" comes off as cringingly sexist now.
* ValuesResonance: Any time a female character is said to have an unusual lifestyle or arrangement (sexually or not), Magnum never judges them negatively for it. Considering this series literally aired in the Reagan-era [[TheEighties Eighties]], this aspect has [[SocietyMarchesOn aged quite well]].well.
30th Apr '17 10:51:29 AM cjqtwm
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** In "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii", Judge Reinhold's character is brought a meal by Ensign Healy. What is it? [[Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh Fast food chicken.]]
17th Apr '17 3:39:41 PM cjqtwm
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** "The Aunt Who Came to Dinner" made ''Magnum'' one of the first television shows to address the subject of Alzheimer's disease.

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** "The [[spoiler:"The Aunt Who Came to Dinner" Dinner"]] made ''Magnum'' one of the first television shows to address the subject of Alzheimer's disease.
16th Apr '17 9:41:42 PM cjqtwm
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** When we first see Magnum spy on dangerous mobster Serge Bergos in "Innocence... A Broad", Bergos' bald head and sunglasses make him bear an unfortunate resemblance to [[Series/TheLateShowWithDavidLetterman Paul Shaffer]].
16th Apr '17 6:01:26 PM cjqtwm
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-->'''Erin Wolfe''': I don't have a lover!

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-->'''Erin Wolfe''': -->[[spoiler:'''Erin Wolfe''']]: I don't have a lover!



-->'''Erin Wolfe''': I was here! Alone!

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-->'''Erin Wolfe''': -->[[spoiler:'''Erin Wolfe''']]: I was here! Alone!
16th Apr '17 6:00:24 PM cjqtwm
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* {{Narm}}: Magnum during this exchange in "Skin Deep". [[SarcasmMode Try and figure out why]].
-->'''Magnum''': ...David hired me to find your lover.
-->'''Erin Wolfe''': I don't have a lover!
-->'''Magnum''': David believes you do, because of all the weekends that you disappear.
-->'''Erin Wolfe''': I was here! Alone!
-->'''Magnum''': David didn't know that. He figured wherever your lover was, that's where you'd be. That's why he hired me, to find your lover. And once I led him to your lover, then he'd kill all three of us.


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** "Tropical Madness" and "Smaller Than Life" use the word "m*dget" a lot more than would be deemed acceptable today, making Magnum's RunningGag in the former episode rather cringeworthy to hear.
16th Apr '17 4:08:45 PM cjqtwm
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Many fans actually prefer "Limbo" to "Resolutions" as a series finale, not because of Magnum's original intended fate, but because of the bigger risks "Limbo" took in its writing and acting.
15th Apr '17 3:43:51 PM cjqtwm
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** [[RetroactiveRecognition After 1990]], this is played straight for viewers with [[spoiler: [[Creator/SharonStone "Echoes of the Mind"]], thanks to ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' and ''Film/BasicInstinct''.]]
** If you've seen ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' and ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', it'll be fairly obvious who the BigBad in "Deja Vu" is.

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** [[RetroactiveRecognition After 1990]], this is played straight for viewers with [[spoiler: [[Creator/SharonStone "Echoes of the Mind"]], Mind"]]]], thanks to ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' and ''Film/BasicInstinct''.]]
''Film/BasicInstinct''.
** If you've seen ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' and ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', it'll be fairly obvious who the BigBad in [[spoiler:[[Creator/JulianGlover "Deja Vu" Vu"]]]] is.
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