Rockford is hired by Larry Kirkoff to find the identity of his parents killer. There are a number of possible suspects including Travis Buckman and Tawnia Baker who were Lovers of Mrs. and Mr. Kirkoff respectively. The police actually suspect Larry of the crime but lack of evidence prevents them from making a case against him. Rockford's investigation runs him afoul of some pretty bad men who want everyone to go on thinking Larry killed them. Written by
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This was the first ever, regular episode, answering machine message heard, and it says: "Jim, it's Norma at the market. The check bounced. You want us to tear it up, send it back, or put it with the others." There was a message heard before this episode, for the two-hour pilot movie, but it was not a regular episode. It was later numbered, unusually, as part one and part two of episode zero, when it was slipped into the rotation for network repeats and syndication. See more
[outgoing phone message
This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Hey, Jim, this is Norma down at the market. The check bounced. You want us to tear it up, send it back, or put it with the others?