Magnum, P.I.

Season 6 Episode 9

The Treasure of Kalaniopu'u

Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1985 on CBS

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  • The Magnum cast turns into treasure hunters in a screwball romp based on a Robin Masters novel.

    It's silly. It's full of plot flaws. But somehow it works. The Treasure of Kalniopu'u shows how the cast and writers of Magnum PI could really have fun with their characters, without compromising their legitamacy. In a publicity stunt for his new book, Robin Masters' publisher has hidden a one million dollar cash treasure somewhere on Oahu. Magnum assists by safeguarding the publisher's representative, who guards the clues to the location of the treasure. Despite the multitude of treasure hunters shown at the beginning of the contest, somehow only the regular cast members become contenders for the cash in a madcap romp slightly reminiscent of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The scene where the treasure seekers storm Higgins' flower beds, as well as the final scene with Higgins and Magnum, are fine examples of what made Magnum PI a cut above the bulk of eighties--or any--television.