This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ed Lauter, Joanne Nail and Michael Bell star in “The Dog and Pony Show,” airing Oct. 21, 1977

  1. THE DOG AND PONY SHOW
    Original Air Date:
    October 21, 1977
    Synopsis. Rockford meets his latest client, Mary Jo Flynn, in a group therapy session after a judge convicts him of petty theft and sentences him to undergo psychiatric counseling. (Not surprisingly, it was all Angel’s fault: he stole $200 worth of silverware, then tried to haul the stash away in Jim’s car.) While she was recently institutionalized for paranoid schizophrenia, Mary Jo met another patient named Joseph Bloomberg, who claimed to be an intelligence agent victimized by the U.S. government. But “Joey B” is a renowned mob informer who was committed by his own family to prevent rival crime factions from killing him. Rockford must protect Mary Jo from Bloomberg’s family, who perceive her as a threat because she could leak Joey’s location.

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