Magnum, P.I.

Season 6 Episode 16

This Island Isn't Big Enough...

Aired Unknown Feb 13, 1986 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Magnum: (narrating) One thing I've noticed over the years. Usually people hire private investigators because they can't unravel the puzzle themselves. Their emotions are too involved. They need someone who is detached, analytical, uninvolved. And that's what I've always tried to give them. But somehow, that all became very difficult when the missing person was Rick and the client was me.

    • Magnum: (narrating) When I was 14 years old, my grandfather took me crabbing. Now, crabbing's a lot different from trout fishing. See, you tie the bait on the line, you drop it in the water, and when you feel the crab crawl up on the bait, and start nibbling away, you have to slowly raise the line to the surface and then net him as fast as you can. The only trouble is, by the time you can see the crab… he can see you. And nine times out of ten, he'll scuttle right back off that bait and disappear into the ocean. Now I guess that's what I always liked about it, the crab had as good a chance of a free meal as you did. But the best thing about crabbing, was that it taught you patience, concentration, and the second sense of when the time was right to sit, and wait it out.

  • Notes

    • The German episode titles are "Ein Kerl wie John Wayne" ("A Guy Like John Wayne") and "Überfall auf hoher See" ("Attack on the High Seas"). The French title is "Cette île n'est pas assez grande", and the Italian title is "Questa isola non è grande abbastanza", both exact translations.

    • Again, as with "Round and Around" earlier in the season, the theme tune version usually reserved for feature-length and two-part episodes is used for this regular length story (with one minor variation in its edit).

  • Allusions

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