Finally, 27 years after the last time, I'll be able to see Chuck's episode of Magnum PI this weekend.
Way back in 1983 the episode first aired in Australia. Although I was a fan of the show at that time, aged 16, I didn't know Chuck was on and I missed it. Fortunately a friend of mine recorded it and told me at school that Chuck had been on. I didn't believe him. I went over to his house and he proved me wrong. My family didn't own a VCR back then, so I had to soak it all up in his living room with his patient and understanding family.
I remember it was the first time I heard Do I Dare to Fall in Love, as I'd not yet heard the JtaR album. I was captivated. I kept the tune in my head until I got home (nowadays I can't remember anything!), and taught myself the lead. When I eventually got the album I discovered I was a half-tone too high.
Anyway, now in this age of Digital TVs, DVD recorders and 7 day EPGs, I'll be all set to re-live my Paradise Blues / Magnum PI experience at the age of 43 with my own family!
Do any of you have a Paradise Blues / Magnum PI story from years ago? Please share!
Nice story. I remember seeing it as a kid and thought it was great that Chuck was on the show. His acting was.... well let's just say I'm glad he brought his flugelhorn! I have the main clip from the show in the members only section here if you'd like to see it again.
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Ahhh..... was fun to watch this episode all these years later (Correction: apparently the episode aired in early 1984, not 1983).
Yeah I don't think Chuck was nominated for a Golden Globe for his acting in this episode, but watching the entire episode some 26 years later I feel confident that the Academy probably didn't invest a lot of time in Magnum PI.