The Rockford Files: Season 5, Episode 21

Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 2 (3 Mar. 1979)

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Richie's father has been swindled by a man named Coombs. Jim assembles together a disparate group of con-artists in a complicated scheme using Coombs' anxieties, and even the "Curse" of King Tut, to save Mr. Brockelman from ruin.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dennis Becker (credit only)
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Harold Jack Coombs
Trisha Noble ...
Odette Lependieu
Pepper Martin ...
Harry Stone
Gary Crosby ...
Larry Litrell
David Hooks ...
Frederick Doyle
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Mrs. Brockleman
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Salt Walther ...
Stanley Brock ...
Cowboy Mickey Martell
Jack Collins ...
Dr. Wetherford
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Richie's father has been swindled by a man named Coombs. Jim assembles together a disparate group of con-artists in a complicated scheme using Coombs' anxieties, and even the "Curse" of King Tut, to save Mr. Brockelman from ruin.

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The Pontiac Trans Am Kammback that Odette drives is a one-off GM concept car that never went into production. See more »

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Denny: Jim, Denny from Denny's Pest Blasters. Got a great deal for ya. We'll rub out your rodents at a tremendously low cost, so call us. We're in the Yellow Pages and we mean business.
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solid, but unrealistic
23 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know this won't be a popular review, but I can't simply write one just so others will agree with it and give me positive feedback. Let me first say that this was a solid episode and well written as usual, and had many fine performances, especially by Robert Webber(Harold Jack Coombs), but I'm not a huge fan when Jimmy Joe Meeker(James Garner) takes over most of the show, as he does so here. My personal preference is when Rockford is himself and works mainly alone, and not when there's too many characters involved, such as the case here. I saw many other positive reviews for this episode, so maybe it's just me, but I found it unrealistic that this entire con could take place with too many folks involved, and everything fall into a neat little package. I also thought it was a tad silly when Jim and Richie(Dennis Dugan)host an event for con artists to see who's fit for the job at hand; I just didn't buy it that it would be so easy to assemble a group to fool such a corrupt and wealthy man in Coombs, who gets more and more gullible as the show progresses. Look for a few familiar faces in Harold Gould and Kim Hunter, and look out for a Trans Am station wagon, possibly the ugliest car ever assembled. While most of what I said seems a little harsh, that doesn't mean this episode wasn't solid, as it certainly was, and very entertaining as well, but it's not the type of subject matter that usually makes me love this great show.


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