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It's Steve and Dave, back from their watch through of Mad Men, this time it's Jimbo, Angel, Rocky and everyone else in 70s LA

200 Dollars a Day Plus Expenses - A Rockford Files Podcast Dave Brodbeck and Steve Cloutier

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It's Steve and Dave, back from their watch through of Mad Men, this time it's Jimbo, Angel, Rocky and everyone else in 70s LA

    Episode 41 - Dave Offers Steve a Not Cut Contract

    Episode 41 - Dave Offers Steve a Not Cut Contract

    The title sounds like Dave is talking about Dave in the third person.  Rest assured, Dave hates that. ROB REINER! DICK BUTKUS! Also it's a Bethisode! The backdrop this week is all of the weird startup rebel leagues of the 1970s.  The WHA, the ABA and of course, the WFL.  The Southern Illinois Warriors sounds like a dumb name for a team, well so was the southern California Sun and The Hawaiians.  Jim increasingly is getting into situations where he clears his name and doesn't get any moeny s, well, there's no money in that. You don't wear a suit with a gun to a pool party. Oh this one also focusses on tapes.  Tapes, watergate etc.  Tapes became a big plot device in the 1970s.  With good reason, you know, the president and all. mp3 download

    Episode 40 - The Steve of Dave Block

    Episode 40 - The Steve of Dave Block

    After a couple of good titles, no. Parts of this one have aged like milk.  The attitudes about spousal assault are, with 2024 eyes, pretty gross.  Frankly, some of it was even with 1976 eyes. ISAAC HAYES. There was a plan to eventually spin Isaac Hayes and Louis Gusset Jr off into their own show. There is a lot of nice commentary on social issues and the differences between now and then (now being 1976, then being 1955). Oh yeah, we are in to 1976!  The greatest hockey game ever played was played on New Years' Eve 1975 by the Montreal Canadiens and the Central Red Army Sports Club.  It was a 3-3 tie, though Montreal outplayed the Russians at every turn. Some cool choices by the director here, especially the shot with the jackboots. mp3 download

    Episode 39 - Dave and Steve at the Bay City Boys Club

    Episode 39 - Dave and Steve at the Bay City Boys Club

    Ooh Bay City is a great setting, with a lot of history! It has nothing to do with a certain Scottish band. I am pleased with my title this week. Some great guest stars, including Molly Dodd herself! Not much in the way of car chases, but a nice foot chase near the end. Corrupt city officials eh?  Ahh the 70s. We welcome Carlos the Jackal to the show. Car chases are really just fast following when you think of it. Oh it's an Angel episode too. Garner directed this one! mp3 download

    Episode 38 - The Reincarnation of Steve and Dave

    Episode 38 - The Reincarnation of Steve and Dave

    Two weeks in a row where I'm happy with the title. This one is a classic 'woman in distress' episode. This one has, of course, goons, hired goons. It's also got our favourite fed, agent Shore. Some more good guest stars this week, classic 70s character actors. We, of course, get some car chases too! I've said it before, but whenever Jimbo does a bit of scamming to take down the bad guys, I'm in. mp3 download 

    Episode 37 - Steve and Dave's Podcast Prime Pick

    Episode 37 - Steve and Dave's Podcast Prime Pick

    I'm quite pleased with my title this week. Oh man, I love a scam episode, be it Rockford pulling it (better) or one he uncovers and blows up (almost as good). In what other podcast do you get Pink Lady and Jeff references? There's an episode of 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' from 1958 just like this episode.  I've seen it other places too.   This one has some nice 70s themes.  Not trusting law enforcement, stagflation, things changing and people being left behind.  It's done subtly, which is the best way to do such things. The Montreal Alouettes are Grey Cup champions. This one is a Bethisode, and Dennis is there in the tape bit at the beginning.  Still no grand slam though. That 50s Chrysler cop car is gold.  It reminded me a lot of the TV movie 'The California Kid' which starred the first Latino president of the United States.... We get a couple of returning cast members this week, though they aren't playing the same roles or anything. mp3 download 

    Episode 36 - Dave Into Steve Won't Go

    Episode 36 - Dave Into Steve Won't Go

    Easy title this week. Steve and I have noted over the podcast that Korea gets forgotten a lot.  It doesn't by James Garner though. You get a sense of how Jim was as a solider in this one. It seems that Jimbo was not unlike a character in a movie about a certain Oflag in WW2. Gee, that Provost Martial can just call for a chopper whenever he wants! We get a car vs jeep and a regular ol' car vs chopper chase. The cynical view of the US armed forces from the 70s is really noticeable here. Francisco Franco is still dead. mp3 download

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