The Rockford Files (1978) – Black Mirror

  This two-parter aired 24 November, 1978 and was written by David Chase. As it was later split into two episodes, there are two separate phone gags. The first is a friend calling from London trying to figure out what his arrival time is, with time changes and flight times. The second one is the…

The Rockford Files (1978) – The House on Willis Avenue

  Season four of The Rockford Files comes to a close with this feature-length episode that aired 24 February, 1978, and was written by Cannell himself. The phone gag this time around features a call from the phone company, advising him that there is  an end to his service coming… in two minutes. And I…

The Rockford Files (1977) – Forced Retirement & The Queen of Peru

  This week’s investigations starts with Forced Retirement. This episode was written by William R. Stratton and aired 9 December, 1977. The phone message this time is an automated call asking if he’s interested in having something sold by computer calls. Beth (Gretchen Corbett) asks for Jim’s help on a case, after someone breaks into…