The infamous daredevil and author 'Mad' Buck Gibson parachutes on to the beach near the club. Joan, one of his ex-wives, hires Magnum to keep an eye on Buck to make sure she collects her alimony. Although Magnum can't stand the idea of being a babysitter, Gibson leaves a trail of destruction behind him that sees both Higgins and Rick end up in hospital.
Worried about past-due alimony payments, a woman hires Magnum to protect her thrill-seeking but aging famous ex-husband.
- Tom Selleck as Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV
- John Hillerman as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
- Roger E. Mosley as Theodore "T.C." Calvin
- Larry Manetti as Rick Wright
- Darren McGavin as Buck Gibson
- Vera Miles as Joan Gibson
- Wallace W. Landford as Bartender (credited as Wally Landford)
- Jo Pruden as Dr. Jewell
- Peter Kalua as Gorilla
- Darren McGavin made his guest star in this episode.
- TC: Yeah, yeah, so anyway, my next favorite one was 'Dagger of the Scorpion'.
- Mad Buck Gibson: Oh.
- TC: That's where the guy gets the girl in the bathtub...
- Rick: (interrupting) Yeah!
- TC: Yeah, yeah, yeah...
- Rick: Yeah, yeah, yeah and she gives him the mickey! Hey Buck, can you really make a mickey out of asperin, baking soda and aftershave lotion?
- Mad Buck Gibson: Pal, you give me a medicine cabinet and I can make a mickey out of anything.
- Rick: A naked starlet?
- Joan Gibson: Oh, she was Scandinavian, so it really didn't count.