The Rockford Files

Season 3 Episode 17

Just Another Polish Wedding

Aired Unknown Feb 18, 1977 on NBC
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Just Another Polish Wedding
After he posts bail for him, Jim agrees to help find his friend Gandolph Fitch a new line of work. Gandy accompanies Jim to a meeting with the county probate office, and is told about the death of Tom Evans whose ID came out as Patrick O’Herlihy. Jim is hired to find his brother so as to pass on the inheritance of $10,000. Jim then takes Gandy to meet Marcus Hayes, a fellow PI, who after leaving Jim with a restaurant bill, agrees to give Gandy work. Mark quizzes Gandy about Jim’s recent case and sees it as an opportunity for a 40% finder’s fee. Jim finds out that Finn O’Herlihy has an alias like this brother, now known as Frank Martin, and is trying to trace him through the gravesite of his mother, and then through the florist who laid flowers. The search takes Jim to San Diego. Meanwhile Gandy and Mark – know nicknamed Gabby for his mouth – go to Pat O’ Herlihy’s demolished home and find a link to his last place of work. They go there to find themselves as the only two black men in an all Nazi Club. Mark claims to be from the Liquor board, but a fight ensues, and when Gandy manages to win, Mark claims to be from the musicians union in order to get a line on Frank Martin. Mark then goes to Jim’s trailer and meets Rocky. Claiming still to be a parole officer Mark learns from Rocky where Jim has gone – so he and Gandy travel to San Diego. Jim goes to the local Florist, posing as a grave memorial agent and meets Mr Gertmanian, who shows Jim the Frank Martin order. Gandy and mark go to the Musicians union and learn that Frank Martin is playing at a Polish Wedding. Jim learns from Mrs Martin that Frank is playing at the Fred Koska Wedding (a Polish Wedding) and attends the reception at the hotel, posing as hotel security. Mark arrives, trying to pass himself off as the groom’s old absent minded professor, but can’t get in so changes to a waiter. Jim finds Frank Martin just as he is about to play his music for the wedding, when Mark also appears – Jim uses his real name Finn O’Herlihy, which for some reason sends him into a panic…moreless

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    Jack Collins

    Jack Collins

    Finn O'Herlihy

    Guest Star

    Sidney Clute

    Sidney Clute

    Funeral Administrator

    Guest Star

    Raymond Singer

    Raymond Singer

    Johnny Goodbie

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Hayes: You have a hair-trigger, Mr.Finch.
        Gandy: That's right, mouth, and you're sitting on the edge of a big disaster.
        Hayes: I like him Jimmy. He's got pluck.

      • Answering Machine: George Debohn, Malibu Space Watch. Had three sightings last week. You see anything unusual? Your television reception interrupted? Call 555-1313.

      • Gandy: Shut up Gabby!
        Jim: (incredulous) Gabby?!
        Hayes: (sighs) Yeah, that's what he calls me. Cute, huh?
        Jim: (snorts in disbelief) Gabby and Gandy...sounds like a puppet show.

    • NOTES (1)

      • This episode was designed as a possible backdoor pilot for a spinoff series focusing on Gandolph Fitch and Marcus "Gabby" Hayes. The series, however, never came to fruition.

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