The Rockford Files (1977) – Crack Back & Dirty Money, Black Light

  Season 3 of The Rockford Files comes to a close with these two episodes. First up is Crack Back, written by Juanita Bartlett, and aired, originally on 25 March, 1977. Knowing Bartlett had written this one, told me that it would be very character driven, and it did not disappoint. The phone gag this…

The Rockford Files (1976) – Return to the 38th Parallel & Piece Work

  Ned Beatty and Veronica Hamel make return appearances in this week’s installment of The Rockford Files, and Jim (James Garner) has his hands full. First up is Return to the 38th Parallel, which originally aired 10 December, 1976. It was written by Walter Dallenbach, and its phone gag features an insurance company calling to…

The Rockford Files (1976) – So Help Me God & Rattlers Class of ’63

  Private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) gets into it this week, with this double dose of episodes. First up is a courtroom thriller entitled, So Help Me God, written by Juanita Bartlett that aired 19 November, 1976. The phone gag this week features a call from a dentist’s office telling Jim he can’t put…