Writer: Chris Abbott
Director: James Frawley
Producer: Reuben Leder
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
(Agatha Chumley), Deborah Pratt
(Susan Johnson), John McMartin
(Bill Campbell), Jillie Mack
(Sherry), David Palmer
Magnum finds himself locked into a mystery when a bank teller accidentally traps the two of them in a time-release vault at Robin Master's bank. Inside, they find large amounts of counterfeit bills, which the teller believes is proof that her father, a world-famous painting forger, is back in business.
The original script for this episode was titled "For Love or Money".
2 Carol Burnett
) will return again in Season Eight's "A Girl Named Sue
Carol Burnett has maintained a home in Hawaii (Maui) since the early 1980s. Tom Selleck was once quoted as saying that Carol Burnett was "one of the sexiest women"
he has ever met.
The guesthouse party scene features an uncredited Jillie Mack
(Sherry, the Party Girl
). Jillie Mack is Tom Selleck's wife of 20+ years. Jillie Mack will later have a major guest starring role in Season Five's "Professor Jonathan Higgins
5 Sea Life Park
and the legendary Hawaiian singer/entertainer Don Ho
are mentioned. Magnum will mention Don Ho again in "I Witness
" (4.21). Somewhat surprisingly, Don Ho never made a guest star appearance on Magnum
The establishing shot for the "First Anglo Hawaiian Bank" was filmed at the historic Mission Memorial Building
(558 South King Street
). It was built in 1915 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. (Noted by rubber chicken)
We meet T.C.'s girlfriend Gloria
) for the first time. When this episode was filmed, Deborah Pratt was the wife of Magnum P.I.
co-creator/exec producer/writer Donald P. Bellisario. Gloria will appear again in "Echoes of the Mind
" (5.1) and "Tran Quoc Jones
Actor John McMartin
) was previously involved in another "Hawaiian plot" regarding counterfeit money; in the 1971 Hawaii Five-O
episode "F.O.B. Honolulu
", he played a dishonest Naval officer involved in a plot to obtain counterfeit printing plates. McMartin will make another guest appearance on Magnum P.I.
in Season Seven's "Novel Connection". (Noted by Tim)
Higgins' meditation book The Crystal Lotus: Infinite Consciousness
, which is seen and quoted from, is a made-up book.
More Magnum on the sax
can be seen at the end of the episode. Magnum plays a few bars from "Strangers in the Night
", a song made famous by Frank Sinatra
. (Noted by Mike Barnes)
"Brian & Stewie
", a 2010 episode of the animated television series Family Guy
, features two main characters (Brian & Stewie) trapped inside a bank vault (with alcohol) over the weekend.
Higgins: You can't have a weekend of meditation without the inspirational readings.
Agatha: I don't know Jonathan, perhaps we should try something different this year and share our own inspirational thoughts, instead of listening to someone elses. Who knows what might come out of an atmosphere of intimacy.
Higgins: The safety deposit box.
Agatha: I beg your pardon!?
(Higgins knocks on the door, Sherry opens it)
Sherry: Paradise Pizza?
Higgins: I beg your pardon.
Sherry: Paradise Pizza. We ordered large zombies, with everything but anchovies.
Higgins: Who are you, and what are you doing here??
Rick: Oh, hi, Higgins! I hope we're not disturbing you.
Higgins: Disturbing me? I had an entire weekend of quiet meditation and fasting planned... and just as we begin our moonlight chanting the cacophonous sounds of that hi-fi come blasting across the grounds. I come over here not only to find that not only has Magnum NOT returned with my book, but the two of you have turned Mr. Masters guest quarters into some kind of music rumpus room. Why on earth would that disturb me!
Sherry: You're not from Paradise Pizza.
Susan Johnson: I think... I locked us in the vault.
At the beginning of the episode when Magnum meets Susan at the guesthouse, Magnum is seen wearing the old Chronosport Dive Watch
, not the Rolex GMT Master
(with Pepsi bezel) watch that we were introduced to in "Home From the Sea
" (4.1). The correct Rolex watch is used in all other scenes in this episode. (Noted by Matt J)
Susan's radio would not be able to pick up a signal inside the bank vault. (Noted by Jay-Firestorm)
A boom mic can be seen around the 39 minute mark. It can be briefly seen just above Magnum's head, just before Susan sings "Strangers in the Night". (Noted by Jeff christian)
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