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Magnum, P.I. (TV Series 1980–1988) Poster

(1980–1988)

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Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Simon & Simon: Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend (1982) (TV Episode)
Thomas Magnum and Jonathan Higgins are guest characters in a two-part crossover with "Simon & Simon" that begins on Magnum, P.I.: Ki'is Don't Lie (1982).
Tucker's Witch: Terminal Case (1982) (TV Episode)
Holly asks if Rick and Amanda are detectives like Magnum. She also has a picture of him in her locker.
Filthy Rich: A Beck Goes Back (1983) (TV Episode)
Bootsie has a Magnum, P.I. poster on her bedroom wall.
Fame: Not in Kansas Anymore (1983) (TV Episode)
The Good Witch says: I'm sorry, they've been watching just too much Magnum P.I.
Getting It On (1983)
The title is mentioned.
Remington Steele: Cast in Steele (1984) (TV Episode)
Dorothy Lamour tells Steele that she expected him to look more like Tom Selleck.
The Initiation (1984)
Poster is shown.
Kinderen voor kinderen: Kinderen voor kinderen 5 (1984) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing the song "Treuzeltechniek"
At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in his review of "Runaway".
My Science Project (1985)
In one scene Fisher Stevens character says "I just want to be home watching 'Magnum' "
Punky Brewster: Changes: Part 2 (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Murder, She Wrote: Magnum on Ice (1986) (TV Episode)
Thomas Magnum and Jonathan Higgins appear in the second part of a two-part crossover with Murder, She Wrote (1984) that begins on Magnum, P.I.: Novel Connection (1986).
Blue Monkey (1987)
Muppet Babies: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood (1987) (TV Episode)
Kermit Considered Magnum P.I. to be the greatest detective in the world.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Superdome (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "This is the movie that got him the Magnum part."
Quantum Leap: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (1989) (TV Episode)
Sam mentions "Thomas Magnum"
Lisa (1990)
The girls say they feel like Magnum PI after they track down a phone number.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Cro-Magnon, P.I."
Night Court: The System Works (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "What about Magnum P.I.?"
Seinfeld: The Trip: Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Jerry's act
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror III (1992) (TV Episode)
One of the magic words that Bart read to reverse the spell was "Magnum".
Melrose Place: Peanut Butter and Jealousy (1993) (TV Episode)
Billy compares The Simpsons to Magnum P.I.
Police Quest: Open Season (1993) (Video Game)
The man at the check-in window of the impound lot asks Carey "Has anyone ever told you, you look like Magnum P.I.?".
The Critic: Dr. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
referenced by Sam in the new "Casablanca" ending
Ellen: Morgan, P.I. (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Lindsay Buckingham, P.I."
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis asks Tom Selleck about the rumour that he turned down the part of Indiana Jones in favour of Magnum.
Friends: The One Where No One's Ready (1996) (TV Episode)
while drunk after dinner, Ross makes a bad pun: "So I said 'Who are you? Cro-Magnum P.I.?'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Eisenhower, P.I."
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Angie remarks that her mother-in-law looks like Magnum, P. I.
Father Ted: Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep (1998) (TV Episode)
Magnum P.I. is on Dougal's chart of things that don't exist.
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Murphy says "maybe we should be a show, like Boone, P.I. or the Boone Files
Go (1999)
Big Wolf on Campus: Invisible Merton (1999) (TV Episode)
Dean watches this on TV.
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999) (Video)
mentioned by gun dealer
Family Guy: Da Boom (1999) (TV Episode)
Peter watches this on TV and tries to feed Tom Selleck with a spoof through the TV.
Interstate '82 (1999) (Video Game)
Rock Star (2001)
Zoolander (2001)
One of Zoolander's "looks".
Family Guy: Stuck Together, Torn Apart (2002) (TV Episode)
Peter and Chris watch on TV.
Showtime (2002)
Malcolm in the Middle: If Boys Were Girls (2003) (TV Episode)
Francis makes a bet with his co-workers about the cover of an old "MAD" magazine that spoofs "Magnum, P.I."
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
The Simpsons: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003) (TV Episode)
Carl gives Homer a "Magnum, P.I." DVD as a Secret Santa gift.
Will & Grace: No Sex 'N' the City (2004) (TV Episode)
Karen slaps Jack when he tells her Magnum P.I. was canceled long ago.
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
Detective Selnum on Peregrine Island.
Order in Chaos: Making Millennium - Season One (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by David Nutter.
Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena (2004) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Venture Bros.: The Trial of the Monarch (2004) (TV Episode)
In the intro, Dean is dressed as Thomas Magnum.
Fear of Clowns (2004) (Video)
cop is called "Magnum P.I."
Favouritism: Boy George's Queerest TV Moments (2005) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned
The Comeback: Valerie Gets a Very Special Episode (2005) (TV Episode)
Valerie mentions the time she played a teen hooker on the show.
QI: Campanology (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Gilmore Girls: Always a Godmother, Never a God (2005) (TV Episode)
Luke tells Lorelai that she doesn't need to keep taped episodes of the show.
NCIS: Switch (2005) (TV Episode)
Tony finds a Hawaiian shirt in Kirby's apartment. And starts talking about the Magnum P.I. and all the characters.
Saturday Night Live: Jason Lee/Foo Fighters (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned during "Stachin"
Getaway: Episode #14.44 (2005) (TV Episode)
A story on movie locations in Hawaii mentions that this TV series was filmed there.
Score! The Music of 'Family Guy' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Keith Barret: Live (2005) (TV Movie)
Reference to the detective
American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) (TV Episode)
Magnum from this show appears in Roger's dream.
Will & Grace: The Finale (2006) (TV Episode)
Berveley mentions it
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006) (TV Movie)
This show is one of the squares on the network schedule board.
My Name Is Earl: Sticks & Stones (2006) (TV Episode)
Young Earl calls Maggie, a girl with a moustache, Maggie PI.
Saturday Night Live: John C. Reilly/My Chemical Romance (2006) (TV Episode)
advertized on 'Korean National Television'
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "3 Times Halloween Funjob", Strong Mad's Halloween costume is the title protagonist
Veronica Mars: Mars, Bars (2007) (TV Episode)
Weevil calls Deputy Sacks 'Magnum'
Getaway: Golden Getaway: Getaway Goes to the Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
A segment on movie locations in Hawaii mentions that this title was filmed there.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Last Day (2007) (TV Episode)
Greg dresses as Magnum, P.I.
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007) (TV Movie)
References "Infinity and Jelly Doughtnuts" (#8.1), when Higgins tells an almost identical story about a coma patient awakening to Magnum as the one Jesse tells Suitcase.
It Takes Two: Episode #2.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Grant Denyer mentions this title during his introduction.
TV Land Confidential: Locations (2007) (TV Episode)
Title discussed owing to location shooting in Hawaii.
Fear of Clowns 2 (2007) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
My Name Is Earl: Frank's Girl (2007) (TV Episode)
Earl says that his moustache makes people say "Hey, Magnum" to him
NCIS: Lost & Found (2007) (TV Episode)
Agent DiNozzo comments on the Magnum, P.I. bed
Life: Fill It Up (2007) (TV Episode)
Ted, wanting to know as he is perceived, asks Charlie: "Charlie? I'm not Alfred, am I? You know, batman and Alfred?". After being reassured that is not the case, he says to Charlie: "I'm not Higgins", referring to the character in the Magnum P.I. TV show.
My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Mentioned by name.
Goliath (2008)
mentioned in dialogue
Nip/Tuck: Magda and Jeff (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Malleus Maleficarum (2008) (TV Episode)
Tammi calls Sam "Magnum"
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Carrie Underwood (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Juno on Anton "I Drink Your Milkshake"
Triloquist (2008)
Larry Manetti says he was on this show
How I Met Your Mother: Ten Sessions (2008) (TV Episode)
Abby calls Ted "Magnum"
Ice Blues (2008)
Strachey refers to himself as Magnum P.I.
Robot Chicken: Boo Cocky (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the shows listed on TiVo is "Mummy P.I."
Family Guy: Love Blactually (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Family Week 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference to Tom Selleck's lead character in a $16,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.157 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 question
The Hangover (2009)
Describing Tom Selleck
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.19 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a political ad and says that the candidate went back to the show after losing the election
Cheers: A XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
A customer calls Cliff 'Magnum's little brother'
Come Dine with Me: Basingstoke: Sophie (2010) (TV Episode)
Spencer names Magnum as his embarrassing celebrity crush.
Skateland (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Psych: Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn asks Ruby what her favorite episode of "Magnum, P.I." is.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.132 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Watching the Detectives"
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "TV: Who Played 'em?"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.158 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $200 clue in the category "The Film That Almost Was"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.188 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "TV Show Settings by State"
Breaking Bad: Full Measure (2010) (TV Episode)
Saul mentions Thomas Magnum to Walt.
White Collar: Need to Know (2010) (TV Episode)
Upon looking at a photo of Peter with a mustache, Neal says, "I expected more 'Magnum, P.I.' and less Super Mario."
Futurama: That Darn Katz! (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Hawaii Five-0: Palekaiko (2010) (TV Episode)
Danny calls Kurt Miller "Magnum" when he finds out Miller is a Private Detective.
Top Gear: Episode #15.9 (2010) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey/The Black Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nancy Pelosi (Kristen Wiig) on Weekend Update
Hawaii Five-0: Loa Aloha (2011) (TV Episode)
Matt calls Danny Magnum when Danny starts questioning Matt.
Archer: Placebo Effect (2011) (TV Episode)
ISIS employees suggest "Magnum PU" as a new name of Sterling's film.
Leverage: The 10 Li'l Grifters Job (2011) (TV Episode)
A guest at Beck's party is dressed as Magnum.
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Dylan says Magnum, PI couldn't figure out what's going on in Jamie's mind
The Captains (2011)
Mentioned by Chris Pine
Pawn Stars: Cannons and Klingons (2011) (TV Episode)
While Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, Rick Harrison, Austn "Chumlee" Russell, and Sean Rich are at a shooting range in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA conducting business with a male customer selling an antique cannon, the male customer, Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, and Rick Harrison all mention this television show by name and the male customer and Rick Harrison mentions two of the main characters Jonathan Quayle Higgins III as Higgins and Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV as Magnum in this television show
Killer Joe (2011)
Mentioned by Dottie when she first meets Joe.
Conan: Karate Kid 9: Return to Nun-Chuck Island (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Tom Selleck and during interview
Psych: The Tao of Gus (2011) (TV Episode)
Gus introduces himself to Nicole as "Burton Guster, P.I."
The Cleveland Show: Die Semi-Hard (2011) (TV Episode)
"Magnum PU"
Conan: We Need the Funk, If It's Not Too Much Trouble Would Like to Have That Funk (2012) (TV Episode)
James Sinclair St. Wallins mentions "Magnum P.U."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.81 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jean Dujardin mentions watching the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.84 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chris Pine mentions that his father played Magnum's father on the show
Gold Rush: Alaska: Aftershow: The Last Word (2012) (TV Episode)
Magnum P.I. mentioned in the context of great mustaches
Julian (2012) (Short)
The narrator mentions this film.
The Amazing Race: It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires (2012) (TV Episode)
Art & JJ mention Magnum PI by the helicopters
Cougar Town: My Life/Your World: Part 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jules calls Grayson "Magnum"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) (TV Episode)
a "Jaywalking" participant says she would like to see the show remade
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.194 (2012) (TV Episode)
Dax Shepard says that his stepfather was the Magnum, P.I. of the neighborhood
American Dad!: Killer Vacation (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Stan
Dave's Old Porn: Lisa Lampanelli/Herschel Savage (2012) (TV Episode)
Dave mentions 'Magnum P.I.'s accountant'
Hawaii Five-0: Kahu (2012) (TV Episode)
When Danny is talking with the helicopter dealer there is another helicopter besides the one Kamekona wants which is the same model as the helicopter in Magnum PI, even painted the same way.
NCIS: Seek (2013) (TV Episode)
Tony refers to the Doberman pair chasing him as Zeus and Apollo.
Hawaii Five-0: Hoa Pili (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue during the episode's final scene.
Toy Hunter: Battle for Seattle (2013) (TV Episode)
Jordan inspects a Magnum P.I. action figure and ferrari, and mentions the show by name.
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Lenny refers to Officer Dante as "Magnum, P.U."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Plan 9 from Outer Space: 30 Years Later #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Magnum? That's odd, he doesn't look anything like Tom Selleck."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
The phrase "Magnum N.D." is used in reference to a story about large condoms in North Dakota.
The Carrie Diaries: Under Pressure (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Carrie's dad
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea refers to Chuy as the title character.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Apartment (2014) (TV Episode)
Charles does an impression of Tom Selleck in the show.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.49 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the title character.
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th, Part 3: 3D (2014) (TV Episode)
"Higgins let them use his cabin while he's away with Magnum."
Ray Donovan: Yo Soy Capitan (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Darryl

Featured in 

Quantum Leap: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 (1990) (TV Episode)
The episode, "The Black Orchid" plays on TV.
The Sopranos: For All Debts Public and Private (2002) (TV Episode)
Chris watches the show
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1981 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series.
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
a clip is featured
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
Thomas Magnum is #20.
Nostalgia Critic: Disney Afternoon (2014) (TV Episode)
dubs Magnum's voice over Dale's
Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 22 in the Countdown
Family Guy: He's Bla-ack! (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown as the last of Peter's memories with Cleveland

Spoofed in 

The Critic: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) (TV Episode)
Rabbi, P.I. is a parody
The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) (TV Episode)
Wiggum, P.I. spoofs many elements of this series.
Daria: Murder, She Snored (2000) (TV Episode)
Daria & Jane are briefly dressed as Magnum & Higgins in one scene
The Fairly OddParents: Odd Squad/For Emergencies Only (2008) (TV Episode)
The show Timmy watches spoofs this.
Robot Chicken: In a DVD Factory (2008) (TV Episode)
Magnum and T.C. have their most adorable adventure ever
Family Guy: Three Kings (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed on a TV as Magnum B.M.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Brock Branigan is a parody of the title character.

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