An unexplained break-in at Rocky's new diner has connections with the FBI fifty years ago.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Vince Whitehead
Gretchen Corbett ...
Dick Balduzzi ...
Don Silver
Hunter von Leer ...
Rudy Bond ...
John Morgan Evans ...
Jess Nadelman ...
Bruce Weinstock
Jeannie Fitzsimmons ...
Joy Silver
Joe Tornatore ...
Paul Sorensen ...
Inspector Claybourn
Jerome Guardino ...


An unexplained break-in at Rocky's new diner has connections with the FBI fifty years ago.

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6 January 1978 (USA)  »

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While it may seem like a sick joke showing LaSalle eating out of a can of dog food, this was actually inspired by a national scandal (instigated by a report on 60 Minutes (1968)) that elderly people, because of the effect of high inflation on their retirement incomes, weren't able to afford decent food and were therefore resorting to eating pet food. Congress ended up mandating automatic yearly increases in Social Security (and other Federal programs) to help alleviate this problem. See more »


The legal doctrine of attractive nuisance is stated incorrectly. It only applies to small children and not to adults. See more »


Eddie LaSalle: [Jim has entered the room of a seedy hotel and is searching it when the occupant suddenly returns - carrying a gun] Hang it up! Get on your feet Rockford!
[he searches Jim]
Jim Rockford: Hey, what do you want with me and my father?
Eddie LaSalle: Sit down! One day you pukes are going to realize some of us on the other side don't care about your juice and your connections in Washington!
Jim Rockford: What are you talking about?
Eddie LaSalle: I'm talking about Ted DeAngelo, who after a life of disappointment puts on his three-piece suit and with his ...
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Great episode
17 November 2013 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Sorry, but this isn't so much a review - but a reply to stones78.

I really enjoyed your review. And having seen some of these episodes first run - I just wanted to make this comment: the old detective living on dog food is a reference to many, many stories throughout the 70's about elderly people on Soc. Sec. having to live on dog food to make ends meet, as it was cheap. They make a mention of the detective not being left with much. It also is why dog and cat food are mandated to be "human-grade".

I mention this, as one of the things that I love about these old shows is, they aren't just entertaining, they can also be a real time-capsule of the social and economic issues of the time.

Anyway - you provided a great review and you were completely correct about the ending, with the "old-geezers" partaking their knowledge on the young guys - it really made the episode.

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