The Rockford Files: Season 5, Episode 6

A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights (3 Nov. 1978)

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Jim is forced to babysit Chicago ex-cop, now celebrity, "Frank Falcone," who has a television show and toy line. Falcone isn't easy to babysit, and things get dicey when some old Chicago "friends" of Falcone show up to complicate things.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Jeff Seales
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Augie Augustine
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Bob Parsons
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Hugh Wexler
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Frank Falcone
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Debbi
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Board President
Hank Brandt ...
Gene Lindner / Sammy Cassell
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Mrs. Stern
Jenny Sherman ...
Linda
Derek Murcott ...
Manny Ables
Marland Proctor ...
Clerk
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Jim finds himself babysitting Chicago ex-cop turned celebrity "Frank Falcone," who is trying to protect his tough cop image for his television show, while promoting his seemingly kid friendly nature for a new line of "Frank Falcone" toys being rolled out. It soon gets dicey when a few old Chicago "friends" of Falcone show up to complicate things, and Falcone drags Jim in to one problem after another. Written by TrivWhiz

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(at around 44 mins) Boom mic shadow seen as Jim is walking from the car to the front door. See more »

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Jeff Seales: As you know, the Falcone legend has been told many different ways... this last time it was by his former partner Walt Wexler, and unfortunately the toys and the man are closely identified.
Bob Parsons: There's a complete line of police toys under his name.
Jim Rockford: Oh, and I'm supposed to keep the name and the legend clean?
Jeff Seales: Yes! If you could low profile Falcone just until we get the toy line launched, nothing more...
Bob Parsons: Just your being with him will have a calming effect! Just like a... a steer with a fighting bull.
Jeff Seales: [...]
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"Why don't I get us turkeys some chickens"
22 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great, funny episode that holds up after more than 32 years. While this episode delivers the usual Rockford action of car chases and humor, this episode stands out for what was not usual fare. If you are looking for Angel, forget it, he doesn't appear. Jim was often left without payment, but in this episode, he is handed a bunch of $100 bills. The overall- TV show within a TV show was well written and funny. Another theme that nothing lasts forever hangs over every scene. This episode also featured solar powered kids toys. I think I noticed an early limp in Jim which, perhaps foreshadowed Jims subsequent knee problems which led to the early demise of this terrific show.


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