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  • 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."
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  • 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.

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