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Magnum ran from 1980 to 1988, eight seasons with 162 episodes. A jewel in the careers of Glen A Larson and Donald P. Bellisario. One of the highest rated shows of its day, second only to the Cosby Show.
My favorite part of this series was the fact that Magnum or Higgins would break the fourth wall, often times acknowledging the presence of a camera and the audience. The producers also accomplished this by having Magnum narrate each episode.
Bit of trivia. Orson Wells was slated to be revealed as Robin Masters, but he passed away before the end of the show. Also, Tom Selleck was supped to play the role of Indiana Jones but he was still under contract for Magnum and productions schedules prevented him from taking the role. Ironically there was a writers strike and it turned out he could have taken the role, but Harrison Ford had already been cast by then.
Yep that's a young Peter Billingsley as Messy Marvin in the Hershey's commercial, better known as Ralphie from "A Christmas Story".
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