Jim is tricked into believing he's won a trip to Hawaii, when it really turns out to be doing a favor for an old army pal in the CIA.
Did You Know?
Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith and Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock were characters on The A-Team television series (1983-1987) created by Stephen J. Cannell, one of the creators and producers of The Rockford Files. Combine those names in the character of Colonel John "Howling Mad" Smith in this episode. See more
At the beginning of this story, when Jim and Rocky arrive in Hawaii on a trip they think is a prize that Jim won in a drawing of some kind, which turns out to be a scam. Rocky says that he has never been in Hawaii before. However, Rocky had visited Hawaii in a third season episode, Dirty Money, Black Light (#3.22), where Rocky also won a trip to Hawaii (but he went alone), which also turned out to be a scam, although a different kind of scam. See more
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Billings, L.A.P.D. You know Thursday is Chapman's twentieth year, and we're giving a little surprise party and I think you should come. By the way, we need five dollars for the present...