Magnum, P.I.

Season 3 Episode 9

Mr. White Death

Aired Unknown Nov 18, 1982 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The first time Thomas leaves Phil Lewis' office, he's wearing his Detroit Tigers cap, but by the time he gets back to the estate, he is wearing his Da Nang cap.

    • When Thomas races towards the estate's main building, the shot of the car's wheels as they skid to a halt is actually backwards, because the dust from the ground is being sucked under the wheels instead of being kicked up from the wheels.

  • Quotes

    • Magnum: (narrating) I remember when I was five years old, I found this little puppy in the street. It had been hit by a car and was in pretty bad shape, so I brought it home and my dad and I took it to the vet—one hundred twenty bucks. The little puppy grew into a big Saint Bernard. It ate a five hundred dollar couch and my dad's favorite armchair. The next day, my dad put it in the back yard, where it dug under the fence and ran away. Ever since then, I've been wary about taking in big, adorable pups, one of life's lessons you just have to keep learning over and over again.

  • Notes

    • The German episode titles are "Im Ring: Mr. White Death" ("In the Ring: Mr. White Death") and "Ein Vater sucht seinen Sohn" ("A Father Looks for His Son"). The French title is "Le match". The Italian title is "Un vecchio conto da saldare", meaning "An Old Score to Settle".

    • This was the first production on which both Donald P. Bellisario and the actor Ernest Borgnine have worked on. Bellisario casted him later as a main character on one of his other shows: Airwolf.

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