“This is Jim Rockford…”

Some memorable messages left on Rockford's answering machine...   One of the all-time great opening gimmicks for any TV show has to be Jim Rockford's answering machine. Every episode would open with the camera focussing on the machine, with someone (a telephone solicitor, Rocky, Angel, a collection agency, a wrong number) leaving a message, usually … Continue reading “This is Jim Rockford…”

So Long, Jimbo

James Garner 1928-2014 There is no joy in Paradise Cove. The Mighty Rockford has moved his trailer out for the last time. To one generation, James Garner will always be Bret Maverick, the shifty, cowardly (but charming) card shark of the Old West. For another era, he will always be the tall, handsome leading man with … Continue reading So Long, Jimbo

Al Roach

Created by Obie Scott Wade, Michael Maler and Jordan Beswick Jim Rockford goes buggy! In this six-minute animated spoof/homage to film noir and old RKO detective B-flicks from the forties, James Garner provides the voice for AL ROACH, PRIVATE INSECTIGATOR. Roach is the fedora-sporting roach gumshoe with a seedy office in Doowylloh (read it backwards), … Continue reading Al Roach

Jim Rockford

Created By Roy Huggins And Stephen J. Cannell "This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and number. I'll get back to you..." So began each weekly episode of The Rockford Files, which aired from 1974 to 1980 on NBC, certainly the most beloved private eye series to ever grace the television screen, … Continue reading Jim Rockford

My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Jim Rockford!

My Scrapbook One of my favourite caricatures of Jim Rockford (James Garner) by master cartoonist Pete EmslieAnd a nifty one of his cop buddy Dennis (Joe Santos) and him. Ottawa-born Pete Emslie is a huge Rockford fan (my, what great taste he has), and posts a new caricature of James Garner every year on the actor's birthday … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Jim Rockford!