Friday 19 April 2024

Episode 47 - Dave Fouls Steve on the First Play

Yup, I'm like that.

This one has a great guest star, Louis Gossett Jr (in a hairpiece).  So of course Steve's Spotlight this week is about Lou.

Point shaving!

Firebird intervention!

Piping a dipso.

Steve and I will be releasing our first hip hop album under the name 'Lil' DJ Six Degrees of Awesome'.

Eventually an attempt was made to spin Lou's character off with Gandy (Isaac Hayes), we'll get there in season 4.

This one has a pretty good car chase.

This one has a lot of sarcasm, even more than usual.

Getting near the end of season 2!

If anyone hands you a business card, be sure to check if the ink is dry.

The NBA (and all major league sports really) was not nearly the big deal it is today.  Indeed, the league almost folded in the late 70s.

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Friday 5 April 2024

Episode 46 - Where's Steve and Dave?

Yes yes, I am aware it should be 'are'...

A fun one this week, as we don't know what is going on.

Lots going on in the news, though the Aussies are still on about some guy's car.

This one touches on some good 1970s issues.  Those include women working in traditional 'male' jobs, 'urban renewal' and gentrification.

Rocky is good in this one.

Charles Blackthorn makes a guest appearance.

We get a car chase of sorts, and a good fake out by throwing out those smokes.

Oh and Lt. Diet is not a complete ass in this one.

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Friday 29 March 2024

Episode 45 - The Dave and Steve Fiasco

Some of the titles are easier to come up with, just saying,

Come for the Rockford, stay for the rants.

Steve and I wish everyone a Happy Easter, if you're into that.  Today is Good Friday. Yesterday was half decent Thursday.  Tomorrow is Fair to Middling Saturday.

Wait, more exciting guest stars?

How about William Daniels, the man who I have aways described as 'John Astin without a sense of humour, and with a mid Atlantic accent'.  

How about people that have been on MASH and Project UFO!

When Jim knows what's going on and nobody believes him it is fun.  In this one we get the 'Jim doesn't have a clue, and neither do we' and that's fun too.

Wait, Ron Silver?

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Friday 22 March 2024

Episode 44 - Steve and Dave Have Never Been In Hazard

Damn, that title took me at least five minutes to come up with, and it is as lame as this sentence.

Joseph Campanella is one of those 70s guys that was everywhere.  I don't remember him getting his own show, but he always was working.  (Well, he did host 'Science International/What Will They Think of Next' but that's not an acting gig).  Oh his brother is in this one too.  Indeed, it is their last onscreen performance together.

Wait, Beth is in jail?  No problem, that makes it a Bethisode and that pleases both of us.

Rocky wants a new truck.  In other news, the sky is blue.

It's a Jackie Cooper directed one, which usually means a sort of workmanlike, competent piece of TV, but he took some cool chances this week.

We see recurring character Solly the bail bondsman in this one.

Of course the good guys/gals win in the end, but it was a satisfying one.

That pool bit at the end was gold.

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Friday 1 March 2024

Episode 43 - Davey Blue Steves

I apologize for the title.

Wait, did the show have a title before they signed the guest star?

Angel is great in this one.

Hey, a Bethisode!

Some classic '70s guest stars this week, and a Star Trek connection.

Oh we also get Lt. Chapman, but not Lt. Chapman.

Some good mob names this week, Sweet Tooth, Joey Blue Eyes etc.

Oh we get a car chase too of course.

The honour among cons theme shows up again this week.

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Wednesday 21 February 2024

Episode 42 - A Portrait of Steve and Dave

That was an easy title to come up with!

Some great 70s character actors this week.

We go deeper into the Beth and Jim relationship this week.

We've got Lt. Diel (whose hatred of Rockford is borderline pathological in my opinion) and Agent Shore, who seems to know he's putting on a show when talking to Jim.

'Stop calling me honey'.

I think we see a combination of jealously and caring for Beth with a bit of needling your best friend all at once in Jim's behaviour towards Beth.

Corbett and Garner are at times literally great in this one.

Oh, it goes without saying, this is a Bethidsode!

We do get some fun stuff this week, what with Saxon knowing martial arts.

Steve and I await the new podcast, 'A Rocky Shore', coming to your earholes any day now.

The end of this one is very touching.

I missed lots of stuff this week...

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Friday 16 February 2024

Episode 41 - Dave Offers Steve a Not Cut Contract

The title sounds like Dave is talking about Dave in the third person.  Rest assured, Dave hates that.



Also it's a Bethisode!

The backdrop this week is all of the weird startup rebel leagues of the 1970s.  The WHA, the ABA and of course, the WFL.  The Southern Illinois Warriors sounds like a dumb name for a team, well so was the southern California Sun and The Hawaiians. 

Jim increasingly is getting into situations where he clears his name and doesn't get any moeny s, well, there's no money in that.

You don't wear a suit with a gun to a pool party.

Oh this one also focusses on tapes.  Tapes, watergate etc.  Tapes became a big plot device in the 1970s.  With good reason, you know, the president and all.

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Episode 47 - Dave Fouls Steve on the First Play

Yup, I'm like that. This one has a great guest star, Louis Gossett Jr (in a hairpiece).  So of course Steve's Spotlight this week is...