The Rockford Files

Season 4 Episode 6

Requiem for a Funny Box

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Aired Unknown Nov 04, 1977 on NBC
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Requiem for a Funny Box
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Comedian Kenny Bell hires Jim to protect him from his ex-partner but then needs him to pay a ransom for his catalogue of jokes, but all Jim finds is the partner's body...

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  • I'll have a Lobster Kenny Bell.

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    Wow! DVD has been a great way to watch "The Rockford Files" since the good episodes come right after each other...no need to wait!



    In this one, Rockford gets entangled in a feud between two former comedy partners (like Martin and Lewis with homicidal intent). He's asked by one of the partners to drop off a blackmail payment only to wind up accused of the other partner's murder.



    Rockford soon discovers that a plot to steal jokes may have inadvertently exposed a secret a mob family is willing to kill for, so he and the funny man have to outrun the mob in time to find the proof they need.



    A fantastic episode all around...Chuck McCann is delightfully phony and smarmy as Kenny Bell, "the man who taught America to laugh," and who gets an earful from Rocky after inflating his own status. Surprisingly, this show also tackles homosexuality in an upfront manner. It would be upfront in 2007...I can't imagine how it went over in the 1970s.moreless
Chuck McCann

Chuck McCann

Kenny Bell

Guest Star

Robert Quarry

Robert Quarry

Lee Russo

Guest Star

Jason Evers

Jason Evers

Paul Sylvan

Guest Star

Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins

Lt Thomas Diehl

Recurring Role

Gretchen Corbett

Gretchen Corbett

Beth Davenport

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Luis Delgado

Luis Delgado

Officer Billings

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    • Answering Machine: Mr. Rockford? Sue Ellen. Our class is having that crazy scavenger hunt I told you about. If you're wondering what happened to your trailer door, it's gonna win me first prize!

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    • Lee Russo: His jokes are so bad Berle wouldn't steal them...

      Milton Berle, the legendary TV comedian, had a recurring gag in his act that he stole all of his jokes from other comedians ("I was listening to Jack Benny last night. I laughed so hard I nearly dropped my pencil").

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