Wednesday 24 May 2023

Episode 14 - Steve and Dave are Worth a Fortune

A bit more difficult to come up with a title this week

Shelley Fabares!

Stuart Margolin (though not as an actor, he directed this one).

Lots of classic 70s actors in this outing.

Jim Rockford, the only honest man in California.

I still can't figure out what that sheriff is doing in California considering his accent is pretty much, I dunno, Alabama or something.  I guess maybe he moved there and won an election.

I knew they were his chickens!

Nice twist at the end.

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Wednesday 17 May 2023

Episode 13 - The Dave and Steve Crisis

OK, the titles are getting easier to make up.

Hey, first off, nice shout out from the Official James Garner Fan Page on facebook, thanks!

Here's another episode where someone guest stars just before their big break.  In this case it is Linda Kelsey.  Three years later she stars in Lou Grant as Billie Newman.

Here's another Vegas episode.  It's like the show worked for the Vegas tourism board.  My parents went to Vegas in '74, maybe you'll see them in the background.  My Dad had a horrible moustache...

At times this one feels disjointed a bit.  They were still finding their sea legs, or Rockford legs, at this point I think.  

Also, reciprocity of influence.

We have decided that Rockford is part of the Mad Men extended universe.

There's a car chase in this one.

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Wednesday 10 May 2023

Episode 12 - In Pursuit of Steve and Dave

OK, this title was easier to come up with than the last few weeks.

Carol Thorne looks like someone we both know, someone Steve often podcasts with.  To me anyway.

Jim hasn't paid the bill for his answering machine.

There's a car chase in this one, and Rockford's awesome driving.

Jim scamming the scammers and the scammers scamming Jim is always fun.

We see some classic Rockford sarcasm.

There's lots of Stephanie Tyler content this week, let's say that.

This one, more than most of them, could be a Maverick episoes.

Stealing the USMC payroll is likely not a great idea.

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Tuesday 2 May 2023

Episode 11 - Dave and Steve Can Find You

These titles are still more difficult to come up with than they were in our other podcast.

This one has some great guest stars, just before they became a big deal.  Paul Michael Glaser and Joan Van Ark.  To me, at least, Van Ark does an excellent job with the role.  I have no idea what Steve thinks because, well, I write these things before we record....

This is classic Rockford, taking the form and flipping it on its heels.

Some great giant cars in this one.

'Feds still wear narrow ties' is one of my favourite Rockford things.  He figures out these are goons, and, he's a bit of a smartass about it.

Not much in the news this week, but there's a reggae gem hitting number one in the UK.

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BONUS EPISODE - We Have the Technology - Episode 0

No this isn't about Jim, Rocky, Beth or Angel. It's not even about Chapman or Diel. I did talk about Rockford in the podcast though!...