The special guest of a P.I. convention dinner is found murdered in the restroom, and Jim unhappily finds himself once more having to team up with flawless Lance White, while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
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Larry St. Cloud
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The special guest of a P.I. convention dinner is found murdered in the restroom, and Jim unhappily finds himself once more having to team up with flawless Lance White, while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.

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Last episode to feature Fritzi Burr. Ms. Burr had been featured in one episode each season, since her first appearance in the Rockford Files' first year, when she appeared as the sardonic county clerk in Just By Accident. See more »

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After the 37-minute mark, we see Rockford in his trailer, preparing a sandwich. But when he cuts a slice of bread, the whole counter, which the plates are on, starts shaking, revealing that it is actually just a studio prop. See more »

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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Frank: [beeep] Jim, Frank. I put a new outlet in the kitchen. I lay in the cable and the box, then I pulled the breaker, just like you said, and both of my TV sets start burning. What do I do now?
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Rockford and Magnum
12 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another episode of the lighter fare variety of this great show, which is nearing the conclusion of a solid run from 1974-1980, and many recognizable faces such as Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, and Simon Oakland make appearances revolving around an awards banquet for private investigators. It turns out a senator gets killed in the banquet bathroom, and Freddie Beamer(wannabe P.I.)gets himself involved accidentally, and somewhat stupidly; he sees the guy dead on the floor and when someone else comes in the room, he runs away like he's guilty. Rockford should've beaten him up for that stupid act alone instead of putting up the Firebird for Freddie's bail. Tom Selleck is the real highlight here as the perfect and smooth Lance White, who's everything Rockord isn't, and their scenes together are rather funny as Jim keeps trying to prove Lance wrong, but it turns out the guy's always right about his hunches; even Chapman, who loathes Rockford, is in awe of White. I believe James Garner was set to guest star in a Magnum, P.I. episode, but he was in a dispute with one of the studios at the time and he supposedly refused to set foot on their set, which was unfortunate. Back to this episode, it turns out that Manetti's character killed the senator in a botched blackmail scheme that went awry. This isn't one of my personal favorites, mainly because Rockford is more of a side character instead of the lead, but it is very enjoyable with interesting characters and funny moments.


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