"Mad Buck Gibson" is the eighth episode of the second season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on November 26, 1981.

Plot Edit

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.

Synopsis Edit

Worried about past-due alimony payments, a woman hires Magnum to protect her thrill-seeking but aging famous ex-husband.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • 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

Trivia Edit

  • Darren McGavin made his guest star in this episode.

Quotes Edit

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.
  Season 2 (1980)
Billy Joe BobDead Man's ChannelThe Woman on the BeachFrom Moscow to MauiMemories Are ForeverTropical MadnessWave GoodbyeMad Buck GibsonThe Taking of Dick McWilliamsThe Sixth PositionGhost WriterThe Jororo KillComputer DateTry to RememberItalian IceOne More SummerTexas LightningDouble JeopardyThe Last PageThe Elmo Ziller StoryThree Minus Two