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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Bo Hopkins makes his first appearance as John Cooper in “The Jersey Bounce,” airing Oct. 6, 1978

THE JERSEY BOUNCE Original Air Date: October 6, 1978 Synopsis. Rocky and his neighbors have been harassed by Eugene Conigliaro and Mickey Long, a pair of lowbrow hustlers who are anxious to ingratiate themselves with mob boss Artie Nodzak. Conigliaro … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Mills Watson guest stars in “Exit Prentiss Carr,” airing Oct. 4, 1974

EXIT PRENTISS CARR Original Air Date: October 4, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford’s old flame Janet Carr hires him to tail her philandering husband Prentiss. Rockford locates Prentiss at the Bay City Motel, but he finds the man dead—an apparent murder victim. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Gearjammers!” airs on Oct. 3, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Conclusion) Original Air Date: October 3, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of his … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Robert Webber stars in “The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit,” airing Oct. 1, 1976

THE ORACLE WORE A CASHMERE SUIT Original Air Date: October 1, 1976 Synopsis. Self-appointed “police psychic” Roman Clementi (played by Robert Webber) publicly accuses Rockford of withholding evidence that would link the investigator to the disappearance of a record company … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Susan Strasberg and Dick Gautier star in “The Countess,” airing Sept. 27, 1974

THE COUNTESS Original Air Date: September 27, 1974 Synopsis. Socialite Deborah Ryder (played by Susan Strasberg) hires Rockford to stop Carl Brego (Dick Gautier), an extortionist who knows that Deborah was once linked to a numbers racket in Chicago. As … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 1 of the two-part episode “Gearjammers!” airs on Sept. 26, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Part 1) Original Air Date: September 26, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Sharon Gless, Michael Bell, and John McMartin star in “The Fourth Man,” airing Sept. 24, 1976

THE FOURTH MAN Original Air Date: September 24, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford’s neighbor Lori Jenevein (played by Sharon Gless) becomes the target of a hitman named Timpson Farrell (John McMartin). Lori, an airline flight attendant, recognizes Farrell as a regular passenger … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “The Dark and Bloody Ground,” Gretchen Corbett’s first appearance as Beth Davenport, airs on Sept. 20, 1974

THE DARK AND BLOODY GROUND Original Air Date: September 20, 1974 Synopsis. This episode introduces Gretchen Corbett as Rockford’s attorney Beth Davenport, who (as Becker puts it) “collects lost causes like they were rare coins.” Beth’s client Ann Calhoun has … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: James Woods, Julie Sommars, and Abe Vigoda star in “The Kirkoff Case,” the premiere episode of the ROCKFORD FILES series, airing Sept. 13, 1974

THE KIRKOFF CASE Original Air Date: September 13, 1974 Synopsis. Larry Kirkoff  (played by James Woods) was indicted for the double murder of his parents. However, he was never convicted because the prosecution couldn’t place him at the scene of … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jim Hampton stars in “The Aaron Ironwood School of Success,” airing Sept. 12, 1975

THE AARON IRONWOOD SCHOOL OF SUCCESS Original Air Date: September 12, 1975 Synopsis. Aaron Ironwood, an orphan who once lived with the Rockfords for many years, is now a self-made multi-millionaire who travels around the country giving motivational seminars that … Continue reading

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