- The Danza:
- Directed by Cast Member:
- 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).
- Occasional guest star Dana Elcar directed "The Competitive Edge".
- He Also Did: Garner's fellow cast member in The Great Escape James Coburn, while never appearing on the show, took his only turn in the director's chair with "Irving the Explainer."
- Life Imitates Art: Fiscal Dynamics in "Profit and Loss", a company with no real value and seemingly successful through "cooking the books", accurately predicted the Enron scandal by nearly three decades.
- The Other Darrin: Rocky was played by Robert Donley in the pilot, before Noah Beery Jr. took over the role for the series proper.
- Unintentional Period Piece: One scene in "The Big Ripoff" has Jim asking a guy for change to use a pay toilet.
- You Look Familiar: 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.
Trivia / The Rockford Files