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"The Look" is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on December 8, 1983.

Plot Edit

Holly Fox was a DJ in Vietnam admired by all the servicemen including Magnum, TC and Rick. While listening to the radio one day, Magnum hears a voice that he believes is Holly Fox.

Synopsis Edit

Magnum hears a voice from the past in the form of a Mysterious and alluring Viet Nam Disk Jocky who seems to conj-or images of the ideal woman for every man who is listening. Now hearing that voice broadcasting from Hawaii under a slightly different name, Magnum goes to meet her only to discover that the reality looks nothing like the fantasy.and that not all of her listeners are fans!

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Recurring Edit

Guest Edit

  • Gretchen Corbett as Holly Hudson / Holly Fox
  • Stephen Young as Don Cassidy
  • Ralph Strait as Ralph
  • Raymond O'Keefe as Benny Bryan
  • Joe Moore as Russ Griffith
  • Devon Guard as Lori
  • Nevada Woodward as Joanie Meade
  • Mark Pinkosh as Biker

Trivia Edit

  • The Holly Hudson character is not-so-loosely based on the pioneering New York City WNEW-FM (102.7) disc jockey Allison Steele (aka "The Nightbird"). In the opening scene, Magnum is listening to Holly's program on station 102.7.
  • Joe Moore of KHON 2 News anchor made his second guest appearance in this episode.

Quotes Edit

T.C.: Only someone who is tall, black and beautiful would call themselves a "Fox".

Rick: Twenty bucks says you're wrong, even money.
Magnum: Twenty bucks?
Rick: Put your money where your mouth is. (smiles)
Magnum: Well, I'm a little tapped out right now.
T.C.: Now there's a news flash.
Magnum: What with all the party expenses and all. I tell ya what, I'm expecting a check from a client, if you can trust me you got a bet.
Rick: Ok, you're on.

Holly Hudson: It's always been like this, even in 'Nam. Everybody had some idea about who I was, who they wanted me to be. They hear my voice on the radio, they think they know me.
Magnum: They want to know you.
Holly Hudson: No, they don't! No....they don't. They don't want to know me, Holly Hudson. They want to know some larger than life fantasy.
Magnum: Kinda goes with the terretory.
Holly Hudson: Yeah, well I'm changing terretories.

Ralph: Mr. Magnum, thanks for the invite. This English ale's got the kick of a Molokai mule. And any time you wanna break into a place I'm guarding...Open sesame!

Magnum: Higgins, don't ever sneak up on somebody like that, ever!
Higgins: I was hardly "sneaking".
  Season 4 (1980)
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