Magnum, P.I.: Season 3, Episode 12

Of Sound Mind (6 Jan. 1983)

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Magnum inherits $50 million from a former client who died in a plane crash.


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Episode cast overview:
Elaine Joyce ...
Cousin Marina Pepesco
Simon MacLeish
Cousin Anthony 'Tony' Silvano (as Michael Delano)
Raymond Singer ...
Benton Quirk
Junne Barnes ...
Bruce Johnson ...


Magnum inherits $50 million from a former client who died in a plane crash.

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6 January 1983 (USA)  »

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The biplane which Wilson MacLeish takes off in at the beginning is an older variant of the Pitts Special, the first aircraft specifically designed for aerobatic maneuvers and also one of the most popular remote-control aircraft model planes, explaining why the exploding plane looked so much like the plane he took off in: both were exactly the same plane, only in different scales. See more »


Carlton calls the revolver he shows to Magnum a "Colt .45, vintage 1860." The revolver he picks up is a Colt Bisley, not made until thirty-four years later, in 1894. In 1860, Colt made only percussion revolvers, not ones which would chamber metallic cartridges like the Bisley. See more »


Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: [Magnum is "playing" the saxophone] Magnum... Magnum!... Magnum!
Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV: Hi, Higgins!
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: How fiendishly deceptive of you, Magnum. I could have sworn I was hearing the emasculation of a large rodent. To my great surprise, I see the sounds are emanating from what I thought was a harmless musical instrument.
Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV: Cute, Higgins, real cute.
[plays sax again]
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: Why, Magnum? Why do this terrible thing?
Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV: Higgins, I'll have you know I was very good. I was the second best sax player in my High School band.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: Well, how many sax...
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Pitts Special engine Start
6 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As usual, this episode was an excellent example of the Magnum genre. I had seen the series in my younger days, and replays on cable renewed my interest and appreciation for this excellent series. It is a gem in our television treasure troth!

As the former owner of a 1946 Aeronca Chief Prop Start airplane, I watched closely when the Pitts Special used in the opening flight sequence was started. A fellow pulled the prop as if to "prop start" the engine, then there was the distinct sound of an a starter engaging and the engine starting. In other words, it looks like the prop start part was either for effect or there was a mag problem with the engine where it required a pull through for the starter to engage. Did anyone else notice this??

George Dean,

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