* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Magnum good or evil? The show plays with both, as Magnum is a {{hero}}, but can be ruthless.
** Is Higgens a JerkWithAHeartOfGold or just a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk? He doesn't really seem to like Magnum and doesn't really try to help that much (see "Thank Heaven For Little Girls And Big Ones Too" and "Tropical Madness").
*** Felt Higgins more slowly warmed up to Magnum after all he is very British and Magnum is an American surfer-dude.
* AwesomeMusic: The opening theme music by Mike Post.
** The original theme by Ian Freebairn-Smith is also pretty catchy.
* CrossoverShip: Almost a canon example. The end of the ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' crossover teased Higgins and Jessica Fletcher, although it never went past Higgins quite obviously crushing on Jessica, to her (and Magnum's) amusement.
* HeyItsThatGuy: So, so many.
** Why is [[Characters/DoctorWhoClassicSeriesDoctors the Fifth Doctor]] serving as a (very inept) majordomo at Robin's Keep in England?
* HilariousInHindsight: The bad guy in "Don't Say Goodbye" is played by [[spoiler: Ted Danson, several years before he and Tom Selleck were two of those ''Film/ThreeMenAndABaby''. Unfortunately Steve Guttenberg never appeared on the show to complete the set.]]