'MAGNUM, P.I.' - "A.A.P.I."
When Thomas Magnum had a dream in which he was a 1940's private eye, his sub-conscious cast loan shark Francis Hofstetler, AKA "Ice Pick", as a gangster named Wilmer.Magnum must have picked up on the resemblance "Ice Pick" had with the movie actor Elisha Cook, Jr., especially in connection to his role as Wilmer the gunsel in the Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon".
"The Maltese Falcon" should not be absorbed into the TV Universe, as there are far too many reerences to it as a movie in many TV shows. (The latest was in 'Fringe' where Cary Grant played Sam Spade in that alternate TV dimension.)