The Rockford Files: Season 4, Episode 6

Requiem for a Funny Box (4 Nov. 1977)

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A washed-up comedian finds out about a Mob family member's secret, and gets Jim in trouble by framing him for a murder.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Kenny Bell
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A washed-up comedian finds out about a Mob family member's secret, and gets Jim in trouble by framing him for a murder.

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I notice this is on the ME-TV schedule tonight and I discovered by reading these reviews that I saw this many years ago. Perhaps in its original airing. I remember the scene between the father and son. After listening to his father's denunciation of his lifestyle the son replied with a tired haughty tone, 'Don't you think that all has a rather piquant quality?' The father replied dismissively, 'No, I don't use those kinds of words.' As for Chuck McCann, I remember him on a talk show doing a hilarious imitation of Robert Cummings being much older than he appeared. He mimed Cummings putting on a youthful mask and having a small tape recorder in his mouth instead of using his actual voice. The tape recorder rewinding sounded very real.


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