An author suffering from writers block tells Jim he thinks he has the next best seller in an old murder case from 1961.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Jack Skowron
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Jeannie Rosenthal
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Stan Collier
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Robert Atcheson (as Lawrence Casey)
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An author suffering from writers block tells Jim he thinks he has the next best seller in an old murder case from 1961.

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The death of the girl on the yacht, owned by a newspaper publishing family, alludes to a case in the 1920s. Hollywood executive Thomas Ince died mysteriously on newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst's yacht. 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.
Anonymous Caller: [Beeep] Jim, I finally finished twelve long years of psycho-therapy and I'm now able to tell you just what I think of you... would you please call me...
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The Odd Couple
1 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Right off the bat, I very much disagree with the other reviewer for this episode, as I do believe the chemistry between James Garner and Anthony Zerbe was solid for the most part, and they genuinely seemed to enjoy each other's company. I've only seen Zerbe a few other times, but I felt that he played both a straight and a drunk very well here, and the man can definitely act. Even though I was impressed with Zerbe's work, I would hesitate to call this episode one of my favorites, as there isn't much action or memorable scenes, but the story is still well written as usual; the story revolves around Jack(Zerbe)writing a book about an old murder case of a young woman, who was first believed to have died from a burst appendix, but was in fact, murdered by a rich snob. Look for familiar faces in Mills Watson and Arlene Golonka as those who were part of the conspiracy to keep the girl's murder a secret. Rocky and Dennis make appearances, and the former gets to throw a punch to a hood in the trailer, although he busted his hand pretty good. There were some nice shots of the Firebird, and a very shot of a boat marina also. The ending was underwhelming, but I did like the writing and I especially like the performance of Zerbe, who brought a different type of character to this great series.


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