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Find Me a Rainbow

Episode Screen Caps Episode Number: 124
Season Number: 6.18
Air Date: 3/13/1986
Writer: Jill Donner
Director: Rick Weaver
Producer: Chris Abbott
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario

Recurring Characters
Elissa Dulce Hoopai (Rosine)
Guest Stars
Julia Montgomery (Lydia McCarthy), Jennifer Salt (Susan Brandis), Kip Gilman (Donald Burns), Stella Stevens (Loretta van der Post), Denise Galik (Georgia), Jim Hutchison (Det. Howell), Robert Witthans (Joe McKenna, P.I.), Fred Ball (Cab Driver), Lourdes Estores (Lady on the Beach), Wakefield Mist (Jesse McCarthy)
Episode Brief
Lydia McCarthy, a wealthy young woman, hires Thomas to find her family's former chauffeur, claiming that he stole some jewelry from her. Thomas finds the man, who insists that Lydia is obsessed with him. As Thomas investigates further, the case leads him to a black market operation dealing in kidnapped babies.
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1 The King Kamehameha Club "Beach Bar" setting is used for only the second time in Season Six. It appears to be filmed at a different location than the regular Waialae Beach Park setting. Waitress Rosine (Elissa Dulce Hoopai) is seen for the fourth time in the show. She has more dialog than any other time before.

2 Jim Hutchison (Det. Howell) is a longtime member of the local Oahu arts community. He was head of the Honolulu City Ballet, and served as artistic director at Honolulu Community Theatre (now Diamond Head Theatre) and the Hawaii director for the Screen Actors Guild. He started his career as a dancer on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Jackie Gleason Show, and later served as a choreographer. He passed away in 2009.

3 This episode features not one, but two former Playboy "Playmates of the Month"; Stella Stevens (January 1960) and Lourdes Estores (June 1982). Lourdes is the lady on the beach that Magnum is "talking with" about rainbows. Stella Stevens was a famous starlet from the '60s. She appeared with Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962). Her centerfold spread in Playboy was one of the most popular issues ever. She later appeared with Larry Manetti in the 1995 stinker Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure.

4 Julia Montgomery (Lydia McCarthy) was in the Revenge of the Nerds movies (as Betty). She was 26 when this episode was filmed (not the barely-21 age of her character).

5 Joe McKenna's P.I. office will later be used in "A.A.P.I." (7.5) and "Murder by Night" (7.14).

6 We get a rare view from Higgins' study, a view that looks out the window from his desk. He sees T.C. and the boys playing football, but which direction was he looking? Past episodes imply that he should be looking towards the ocean, but here he is looking towards the main lawn. (Noted by Mike Barnes)

7 List of notable filming locations: 8 The palm frond hat that Higgins crafts with the kids is very similar to the one he made in Season Four's "Operation: Silent Night" (4.10).

9 The King Kamehameha Club "party room" set is used for only the second time, after "I Witness" (4.21), where it was used extensively.

10 The little boy who plays Lydia McCarthy's kidnapped son Wakefield Mist also appeared uncredited in Season Five's "The Legacy of Garwood Huddle" (as Little Garwood). In that episode he was also the victim of a kidnapping! (Noted by Little Garwood)

11 T.C. wears his purple L.A. Lakers cap for the second time.

12 Fred Ball (Cab Driver) is famous in Hawaii for his role as "Professor Fun" in the long-running KGMB children's show The Checkers & Pogo Show (1967-1979). Fred previously appeared in the Pilot Movie and Season Five's "Mac's Back" (5.3).

* The Nutridge House location will also be used in "Out of Sync" (7.19) as the home of Danny the adult film director.
Magnum: I must've seen a hundred rainbows since I've been in the islands, but each one just seems to take my breath away, despite the best efforts of Mr. Corkell, my high school science teacher. He used to lecture our class on light reflections and refraction, polarization and prisms, but I knew, I knew that that really wasn't what rainbows were all about. So when I got a "C" on my midterm, Mr. Corkell told me that he was really worried that I would go through life not understanding the importance of geometric optics. But to tell you the truth, I was a lot more worried Mr. Corkell might go through life not understanding the importance of a rainbow.

Lydia McCarthy: Oh, you think I'm not old enough to drink?
Magnum: No, I didn't say that. That's not what I meant...
Lydia McCarthy: Because I am twenty-one years old. That's old enough to drink in any state in the Union. I would appreciate it if you wouldn't treat me as a child.

Lydia McCarthy: One day after a summer storm there was a giant rainbow. Jesse said he had to have one just like for his very own. He kept saying, "Mommy, find me a rainbow, find me a rainbow". So, I went out and bought him one.
Magnum: Yeah, I kind of like rainbow's, too.
1 In the first scene with Donald Burns, in the parking garage, when he is speaking, there is a very noticable (and bad) audio overdub during a quick cutaway. It doesn't sound anything close to resembling actor Kip Gilman's voice.

2 When Magnum confronts Susan Brandis in her office she puts her pack of cigarettes from the table into her purse. Cut to Magnum, then cut back to Susan and she again picks up a pack of smokes and puts it in her purse! (Noted by Josiah Goodson)

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