Friday 1 December 2023

Episode 33 - The Real Stevey Dave Dog - With Anth

Jesus this one is the worst title yet.

It's Canadian National Day of Podcasting, and here's our contribution.

Oh, also, special guest, Anthony Marco joins us!

Look, we have Stefanie Powers, we could kinda just stop there and it would be fine.

I doubt any of the characters are related to former LA King Tomas Sandstrum.

This one also has Bruce Kirby, he's always fun.  In an evil way.

Pete Finch is an enigma, wrapped inside a riddle, with a rich caramel centre.

Remember that time Lee Majors had a styrofoam dildo?

Thanks again for dropping in Anth!

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Friday 17 November 2023

Episode 32 - The Great Steve and Dave Land Development Corporation

As is my custom, I will comment on the lame title.   Sorta works this week.

SNL debuted this week!

Dana Elcar!  You might recognize him from such shows as Baa Baa Black Sheep.

I have a feeling this was written with Stuart Margolin in mind but they couldn't get him so they introduced Fast Harry.  As Steve notes, imagine Harry and Angel together!

They've gone after the land speculation and worthless real estate scam a few times on the show.  It must have been prevalent then.  (Spoiler alert, it was).

There are entire scenes in this one, whenever Elcar and Garner are together especially, that are basically just Maverick.  It's like the show is trying to remind you 'THIS IS MAVERICK WITH A FIREBIRD'.

Car and helicopter chase?  Sign me up!

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Friday 3 November 2023

Episode 31 - Dave and Steve are Deep

Obligatory comment about how lame this title is.

Ooh this one has the whole gang.  It's a Bethisode, it has most of the CORE FOUR (tm).

Also, Robert Hays, surely you can't be serious.

I swear 'Clarke Fashions' is just a university building from about 1971.

Robert Webber, you have to love any episode with him.  He was the Jack Cassidy of Rockford guests.

I'd watch a show with Robert Webber and Jim Garner walking around solving crimes and being sarcastic.

Hey, our victim has a Firebird too!

Janet MacLachlan steals every scene she is in in this one.  Killer performance.

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Friday 27 October 2023

Episode 30 - Davestevers

I'm sticking with the title bit.

It's part 2 of Gearjammers!

It's another week where Gerald Ford didn't have an assassination attempt.

It's also the premiere week of the funniest movie ever made.

Part 2 has a bit of padding, but you kind of needed a 5 minute long 'previously' because no VCRs or PVRs.

Rocky is pretty frustrating at times in this one, but the payoff at the end makes it worth while.

At what point is that no longer Jim's car, in a ship of Theseus sense.

Do Dennis's stakeouts ever work?

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Friday 20 October 2023

Episode 29 - Stevedavers

Jesus what a bad title...

Whereas, the title to this two parter (we'll cover part 1 this week) is great.

This two parter earns it as far as I am concerned.

Love seeing Rocky.


We get our first J turn too,

Steve has been through a riot with guns and such in Africa.

This one has lots of trucking stuff, which makes sense as it is Rocky centric.  

We've got mobsters.

We've got tuck hijacking.

Oh and the Thrilla in Manilla was this week!

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Friday 6 October 2023

Episode 28 - The Dave and Steve Stratagem

It's a Bethisode.  

In fact, as Steve would say, this is a grand slam!  We've got Beth, Dennis, Angel and Rocky!  (If we got Robert Webber here I think I'd probably have a heart attack or something).

Damn do I love the con episodes.  When Jimbo pulls these things off, it reminds me a lot of one of my other favourite tv shows, Mission Impossible.  I think this is the first big con episode like this we've seen.  It becomes a thing much more later in the series.

I do wonder if that is Garner's natural accent actually, he's from OK.

We see Dennis's wife for the first time, played by Pat Finley, who also played Bob Hartley's sister in the (and Howard's fiancé) Bob Newhart Show.

Linda Evans shows up again, different character this time, but pretty great.

Dennis saying 'we need you Jimbo' is really poignant.  

Too many montages in this episode for my liking, but it didn't take away from me liking this one a great deal.


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Friday 29 September 2023

Episode 27 - The Steve and Dave School of Success

Hey, we both have PhDs, we could totally do this!

On to season 2.

The theme has changed.  For the better I'd say.

'Now that you're worth 200 million maybe you'll pay your bill on time' is a fine line from Beth.

Also, I love a Bethisode.  This is what I am calling Beth episodes.

So this Aaron dude, he lived with Jim and Rocky when he was a kid, interesting back story.

So it's alll a Ponzi scheme eh?  Not unlike the WHA or the NASL really....

Prisoners should 'Dare to be free!'

Oh the month this was aired had two, count 'em two assassination attempts on Gerald Ford.

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Episode 33 - The Real Stevey Dave Dog - With Anth

Jesus this one is the worst title yet. It's Canadian National Day of Podcasting, and here's our contribution. Oh, also, special gues...