Frank Sinatra, in his last major acting role (he planned to appear on "Magnum, P.I." again the following season, but Tom Selleck's scheduling conflicts forced the producers to cut back the episodes ...
Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV is an ex-Navy "NIA" (ONI) Captain and Vietnam Special Ops veteran who resigned his commission at age 33 because he never got to be 23. On the beautiful Hawaiian islands, Magnum is a P.I. who enjoys life, his buddies and friends and who works just hard enough to keep it real. Written by
Series background actress Shirley Rogers appears in the infamous 'snorkel shot' which features in the opening title sequence of the series, where Magnum is teaching her how to snorkel. She is stretched out face down in the water. Magnum is cradling her while she is kicking. He sneaks a peek at her derrière and reacts.
In 2017, Tom Selleck explained on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) that he intended his reaction to be an aside for the crew but it was decided to use it in the show. The scene itself is from the episode 'Three Minus Two'. Ironically, Rogers is not credited with this appearance, but was credited for another appearance in 'Don't Say Goodbye'. She is also visible in crowd shots in 'All Roads Lead to Floyd'. See more »
[Magnum is trying to tell one women why another is in his room]
It would take a 1930's movie to explain this and I bear no resemblence to Myrna Loy.
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The first couple of years the show had too work the glitches out. Once they got the formula right this was an entertaining show. There were some memorable stories, I like the one with his quarterback friend Darcy. This show had a budget that todays producers would salivate at. A Ferri, a chopper, a mansion, and great locations. Tom Selick grew as an actor in this series, and the 80's over the style is missed with todays shows. Who care's who gets voted off the island, or people making out in the bathroom on the show Friends, I rather watch a show with production vaule, professional actors, directing, and some fun. Time well spent on A&E
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