History Trivia / TheRockfordFiles

26th Apr '16 11:53:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The opening scene of "The Big Ripoff" has Jim following none other than [[ThreesCompany Chrissy Snow]].
** Jim's first client is ''TheBionicWoman'', her father is [[TheOddCouple Dr. Melnix]], and her brother is [[Series/LostInSpace Will Robinson]].
** [[Series/MagnumPI Thomas Magnum]] honed his detecting skills under the alias Lance White.
*** And in Lance's second appearance, [[Series/MagnumPI Orville Wright]] shows up as the nephew of Vern St. Cloud.
** [[Series/{{Dallas}} J.R. Ewing]] is (gasp!) a crooked investor, and his right hand man is [[MurderSheWrote Mort Metzger]].
** Beth's troublesome cousin is a young [[Series/{{Alias}} Arvin Sloane]].
** [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Odo]] is a highly eccentric, egotistical fashion designer.
** [[Series/{{Dynasty}} Krystle Carrington]] shows up as one of Jim's old girlfriends.
** [[Series/AllInTheFamily Mike Stivic]] is a minor league football player.
** [[BlazingSaddles Sheriff Bart]] is a fellow P.I. who teams up with Jim and Vern St. Cloud in "Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Waterbury Will Bury You".
** [[Series/{{Mash}} Frank Burns]] is an unlikable doctor who, [[spoiler: under false pretenses, involves Rockford in a behavioral psychology experiment.]]
** Dennis' wife Peggy Becker is also [[TheBobNewhartShow Bob Hartley]]'s sister Ellen.
** [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Joe the Bodyguard]] is a former cop-turned-television star.
28th Mar '16 11:03:38 PM cjqtwm
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* DirectedByCastMember: Stuart Margolin called the shots on two episodes (and two of the TV movies); James Garner directed "The Girl In The Bay City Boys' Club" (his only directing job).

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* DirectedByCastMember: Stuart Margolin called the shots on two episodes (and two of the TV movies); James Garner directed "The Girl In The in the Bay City Boys' Club" (his only directing job).
28th Mar '16 11:03:09 PM cjqtwm
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* TheDanza: Rita Moreno as Rita Capkovic.

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* TheDanza: James Garner as Jim Rockford.
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Rita Moreno as Rita Capkovic.
9th Mar '16 8:36:44 AM Hossmeister
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** [[AllInTheFamily Mike Stivic]] is a minor league football player.

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** [[AllInTheFamily [[Series/AllInTheFamily Mike Stivic]] is a minor league football player.
28th Dec '15 12:57:04 PM cjqtwm
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* TheDanza: Rita Moreno as Rita Capkovic.



** Jim's first client is ''TheBionicWoman''. Her father is [[TheOddCouple Dr. Melnix]] and her brother [[Series/LostInSpace Will Robinson]].

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** Jim's first client is ''TheBionicWoman''. Her ''TheBionicWoman'', her father is [[TheOddCouple Dr. Melnix]] Melnix]], and her brother is [[Series/LostInSpace Will Robinson]].


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** [[Series/{{Dallas}} J.R. Ewing]] is (gasp!) a crooked investor, and his right hand man is [[MurderSheWrote Mort Metzger]].
** Beth's troublesome cousin is a young [[Series/{{Alias}} Arvin Sloane]].
** [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Odo]] is a highly eccentric, egotistical fashion designer.
** [[Series/{{Dynasty}} Krystle Carrington]] shows up as one of Jim's old girlfriends.
** [[AllInTheFamily Mike Stivic]] is a minor league football player.
** [[BlazingSaddles Sheriff Bart]] is a fellow P.I. who teams up with Jim and Vern St. Cloud in "Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Waterbury Will Bury You".
** [[Series/{{Mash}} Frank Burns]] is an unlikable doctor who, [[spoiler: under false pretenses, involves Rockford in a behavioral psychology experiment.]]
** Dennis' wife Peggy Becker is also [[TheBobNewhartShow Bob Hartley]]'s sister Ellen.
** [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Joe the Bodyguard]] is a former cop-turned-television star.
28th Dec '15 12:12:41 PM cjqtwm
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* CastingGag: "The Competitive Edge" features [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh John Fiedler]] as a mental patient who thinks he is Film/JamesBond. The gag? [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Harold Sakata]] as fellow patient "John Doe".



*** And in Lance's second appearance, [[Series/MagnumPI Orville Wright]] shows up as the nephew of Vern St. Cloud.

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*** And in Lance's second appearance, [[Series/MagnumPI Orville Wright]] shows up as the nephew of Vern St. Cloud.Cloud.
* TheOtherDarrin: Rocky was played by Robert Donley in the pilot, before Noah Beery Jr. took over the role for the series proper.
* YouLookFamiliar: James Garner's brother, Jack, appeared throughout the show's run as a number of different characters, one of which (Police Captain [=McEnroe=]) was a semi-regular in the final season and appeared in each of the reunion movies.
9th Dec '15 1:17:23 PM cjqtwm
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** Jim's first client is ''TheBionicWoman''. Her father is [[TheOddCouple Dr Melnix]] and her brother [[Series/LostInSpace Will Robinson]].

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** Jim's first client is ''TheBionicWoman''. Her father is [[TheOddCouple Dr Dr. Melnix]] and her brother [[Series/LostInSpace Will Robinson]].
9th Dec '15 1:16:56 PM cjqtwm
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** [[Series/MagnumPI Thomas Magnum]] honed his detecting skills under the alias Lance White.

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** [[Series/MagnumPI Thomas Magnum]] honed his detecting skills under the alias Lance White.White.
***And in Lance's second appearance, [[Series/MagnumPI Orville Wright]] shows up as the nephew of Vern St. Cloud.
25th Aug '15 9:44:30 PM Cindylover1969
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** Incidentally, although Garner's fellow participant in ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' James Coburn never appeared on the show, he took ''his'' only turn in the director's chair with "Irving The Explainer."
25th Aug '15 9:42:01 PM Cindylover1969
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* DirectedByCastMember: Stuart Margolin called the shots on two episodes (and two of the TV movies); James Garner directed "The Girl In The Bay City Boys' Club" (his only directing job).
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