Saturday, December 12, 2015

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Magnum, P.I. - Operation: Silent Night


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.



Poinsettia Day

December 12, 1980
The first episode of "Magnum, p.i." aired.
Magnum, P.I. is an American crime drama television series starring Tom Selleck asThomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network.
According to the Nielsen ratingsMagnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first five years that the series was originally broadcast in the United States.[1] It has had a lasting impact and is currently aired in syndication on Cozi TV.
Private Investigator Thomas Sullivan Magnum resides in the guest house of a posh, 200-acre (81 ha) beachfront estate, known as Robin's Nest, in Hawaii, at the invitation of its owner, Robin Masters, the celebrated-but-never-seen author of several dozen lurid novels. Ostensibly this is quid pro quo for Magnum's services based upon Magnum's expertise in security; the pilot and several early episodes suggest Magnum also did Masters a favor of some kind, possibly when Masters hired him for a case. The voice of Robin Masters, heard only a few times per season, was provided by Orson Welles (one last "appearance" was provided by a different actor, Reid Crandell).
The series was one of the first to deal with Vietnam veterans as "human beings" and not as shell-shocked killers, and was praised by many ex-servicemen groups for doing so.

At the end of the seventh season, Magnum was to be killed off, which was intended to end the series. The final episode of the season, "Limbo", after seeing Magnum wander around as a ghost for nearly the entire run-time, closes with him appearing to walk off into heaven. However, following outcry from fans, who demanded a more satisfactory conclusion, an eighth, final season was produced to bring Magnum "back to life" and to round the series off.

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Tony Figueroa
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