Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Remaking Rockford

No, no, no, you simply cannot remake "The Rockford Files."

"The Rockford Files" was James Garner as Jim, and Noah Beery as Rocky, and Stuart Margolin as Angel (classic Angel clip here), and Dennis Dugan as Richie Brockleman.

It was that rockin' theme song, and the gold Firebird, and the classic answering machine messages (read through 'em here), and the crappy mobile home on the beach, and the gun in the cookie jar, and Jimmy's crappy brown suits, and the jazzariffic THEME SONG!

You might be able to rip off one or two of those details and copy them, but it's not going to roll together like the old show.

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