Jim winds up in a funny farm when he gets too close to the truth about an elite health club.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Dennis Becker (voice)
Stephen Elliott ...
Dr. Herbert Brinkman
Barry Brauder
Lester Shaw
Neile Adams ...
Joyce Brauder (as Neile McQueen)
Pepper Martin ...
Logan Ramsey ...
Dr. Carl Brinkman
John Lupton ...
Marty Sloan
John Doe
Anthony Charnota ...
Jax Player


Jim winds up in a funny farm when he gets too close to the truth about an elite health club.

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10 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The card game between the inmates hearkens back to "Maverick", and the breakout alludes Garner's role in "The Great Escape." Dr. Brinkman's mental hospital calls to mind "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." See more »


During the chase at the end, there are shadows of the camera equipment visible on Dr. Brinkman's car and the pickup truck driven by Rockford. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Police Det. Dennis Becker: [Beeep] Okay Jimbo, Dennis. I know you're in there and I know you know it's ticket season again; Policemen's Ball and all that. So come to the door when I knock this time. I know you're in there!
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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

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9 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those episodes that does a commendable job of combining two different subjects, and also has solid writing, plus some great acting by James Garner. The transition from sex club to funny farm is done quite well, and there are several familiar faces including John Fiedler, Pepper Martin(Rockford regular), an annoying Dennis Fimple, Stephen Elliott, and George Murdock. The gist is that Rockford gets too close to a scandal, and asks too many questions, and ends up in a mental institution, where he meets a zany cast of characters, and I have to say that all the actors played their roles very well. One part that got me was when the crooked doctors made Doc Holliday(Murdock)remove his cowboy hat, and then the defeated look on Doc's face, as he put both hands around his head in confusion, like he just lost a loved one. While I wouldn't list this among my favorites, the way Garner acts, and the way the story takes a strange turn, makes this an episode to recommend.

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