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 (Tom Selleck), while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
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Dennis Becker (credit only)
James Whitmore Jr. ...
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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 (Tom Selleck), while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.

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Simon Oakland, Larry Manetti and James Whitmore Jr. would all in the Stephen J. Cannell's series, _"Black Sheep Squadron" (1976)_. See more »

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At one point Larry St. Cloud announces the UALI will have a press contact in the Hopalong Cassidy suite of the Gene Autry Hotel. Later, a TV reporter states he is broadcasting from the Gene Autry suite of the Hopalong Cassidy Hotel. See more »

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Jim Rockford: A state senator and a bus driver? What's the connection?
Lance White: Some things you just have to accept. You know, this is just a hunch, Jim, but I think the bus driver had something on the senator. Maybe the senator was having an affair with the bus driver's wife?
Jim Rockford: And just where did that come from?
Lance White: Hunches don't come from any place, Jim, they're just hunches. That's how we solve our cases. We get hunches, they turn out to be right, and the case gets solved. Gee, I don't know how you survive as a private ...
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Referenced in Frasier: Door Jam (2003) See more »

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"Respighi" not Respighi
6 July 2016 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Great episode even though the characters of Lance White and Freddie Beamer are annoying to no end, but well that's the joke and it is served by classic dialogue. It's definitely one of the lighter episodes after a string of quite heavy ones preceding.

But when Tom Selleck promises to listen to Respighi - Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936) - to calm the nerves and presses the play button on his Teac Reel to Reel, he plays instead the Adagio to Marcello's Oboe Concerto and good for him as it's gorgeous.

Marcello: Oboe Concerto In D Minor - 2. Adagio Alessandro Marcello (1684~1750)


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