Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
John Hillerman: Higgins, Father Paddy McGuinness, Sam Caldwell, Sir Fearing Pangborn
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III : [voiceover] Hawaii is one of those places that keeps topping itself - just when you think you'll never see a sunset as beautiful, there comes a sunrise that even Gauguin can only imagine. It kind of makes unemployment easier to take.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : Magnum...
[Higgins watches Magnum sunbathing]
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : Oh, Magnum.
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III : Hi, Higgins, Di.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : I have a proposition for you, Magnum.
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III : Now wait a minute, just wait a second, Higgins. Now this is really getting depressing, this constant deal making - I'll give you this if you give me that, it's so unnecessary. Now here we are in paradise, we have everything we could ever possibly want out of life just here. So why, why can't we just do things for one another simply because we want to, simply because we're friends, simply because we feel like helping each other?
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : Magnum, I want you to know I'm quite touched, I never thought you were capable of those admirable sentiments, I really mean that.
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III : Thank you.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : I came here this morning to, just as you so aptly describe it, make a deal. You see the lads have been under the weather and I need to pick up some paperwork from the club. I was going to ask you to fetch it for me and in return I was going to give you the use of the tennis court for one week. Now I'm just asking you as a friend.
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III : Make it two weeks.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : I did it because you have more dumb luck than anyone I know.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : [angrily] Oh, my God, Magnum!
[Higgins and Magnum find out Central Grocers is a front for laundering money]
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III : Well, I doubt you'll still find the money in your local accommodating bank. The funds have probably been transferred to a tax haven country. I'm quite familiar with this type of laundering scheme from my days in MI6. I remember one most intriguing case...
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III : [interrupting] Do you have the number of the Central Grocers?