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Swoopy helicopter, here we go

Technically this one started in the seventies, but it was mostly an eighties show. Also, it used to be twinned with Simon & Simon, so it's a good companion piece to yesterday's post. So hop aboard your red Ferrari, spin your tyres - and then get your friends to do all your work, whilst you sprawl on a beach and work on your bushy moustache. And bounce along to your theme tune.

Eyebrows at the ready? Then we'll begin.

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eandh99
Jun. 10th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Were you spying on my house in the 1980s? EVERY show we watched, here they are. I had such a thing for John Hillerman - sarcasm, the way to my heart LOL.
swordznsorcery
Jun. 11th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
Higgins was great, wasn't he. He had by far the best lines. I always liked Rick, probably because he was three feet shorter than everybody else, and had a gangster friend called Ice Pick.

Then somewhat bizarrely I saw the whole series again a few years ago, and discovered that he's actually a rather nicely done illustration of post traumatic stress disorder. He even has two distinct personalities, depending on how much pressure he's under at the time. That was rather a surprise, I must say. Went right over my head as a kid.
elenopa
Jun. 10th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
I think I only ever watched one episode of 'Simon and Simon', but I was an avid fan of Magnum. To think, if he hadn't been doing this, he would have been Indiana Jones.
swordznsorcery
Jun. 11th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
In the end, he sort of got to be both. Did you ever see the Magnum episode that was a nod to Indiana Jones? It was in one of the later seasons. He had the hat and the bullwhip, and had to find some old treasure buried in a tunnel full of booby traps. It was a lot of fun.
elenopa
Jun. 12th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
I didn't see that episode, but 'High Road to China' is a good fun film if you haven't seen it.
ladygretchen
Jun. 14th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
You cannot lambaste these shows without picking on Magnum and Tom! What a stud! lol...okay, more like lovingly tease the shows!
swordznsorcery
Jun. 14th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
I genuinely do like all of these shows. "TJ Hooker" maybe not quite so much, but the others I love.

I really enjoy intelligent, sophisticated television, as you can probably tell. ;)
ext_232850
Jun. 15th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh i miss watching this show, i grew up watching it :D Oh, i guess i'll have to find it online, and buy entire collection :p Look what you made me do now lol!
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