Stephen J. Cannell: Secret Architect of Our Saturday Afternoon Post-Cartoon Syndicated Action Show Childhoods

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A vote for anything other than Jimmy, Rocky, Angel and Dennis is fucked up and wrong.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

man that clip is like if steve reich adapted the first part of up

balls, Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

the (thankfully brief) interludes where the music changes or (DEAR GOD WHY) you don't see the paper tower feel so wrong

balls, Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

jonathan banks popped up on the one episode of walker, texas ranger i watched the entirety of

balls, Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Greatest American hero is the right answer u scum

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha sorry apparently sjc makes me needlessly angry

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who did "the equalizer"? Because the equalizer is the fucking shit.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

all of his different outfits...

lag∞n, Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

popped collar!

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Couldn't find this on YT, but here's Itchy & Scratchy Productions:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhq9k1_itchy-and-scratchy-productions_fun

Family guy version:

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1051742810147

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

man that clip is like if steve reich adapted the first part of up

dying

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

dammit, i can't find any clips of him on Adam Carolla's show. Adam has an extensive knowledge of all of his shows, iirc.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

pplains, Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jesus Christ in Heaven, I haven't heard this song in 19? 20? years:

man, that 1991 video stutter/framedrop effect; that was some shit, huh?

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Firebird Esprit

Familiar to viewers of the show was Jim Rockford's gold Pontiac Firebird Esprit automobile, which Rockford always took through its paces. One oft-recurring element of the show was the famous "Jim Rockford turn-around" (also known as a J-turn or "Rockford", and commonly employed as an evasive driving technique taught to Secret Service agents driving for the President of the United States).[7][8] When trying to evade someone tailing him or when otherwise cornered, Rockford would shift into reverse, speed up backwards in a straight line and sharply turn his wheels. This maneuver would spin his car around 180 degrees and he would then quickly shift back into forward gear, speeding off to escape while maintaining a straight course the whole time. James Garner claimed in a Season One DVD interview that he performed this stunt himself for the duration of the series. The car's license number, 853OKG is currently assigned to a look-alike Firebird driven in and around the city of Riverside, California.

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On May 13, 2010, the Rockford Files remake was canceled by NBC, although it is possible that there may still be a redevelopment of the concept.[16]

In April 2012, it was announced that Vince Vaughn will be producing & starring in a theatrical version of Rockford Files.[17]

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At the start of every episode of The Rockford Files a message was left on Jim Rockford's answering machine before the beginning of the title sequence. The phone would ring two or three times before Rockford's answering machine began with the following greeting:

“ This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message. I'll get back to you. [Beep] ”

The message would then begin. When it had ended, the show's theme music would start. The composers Mike Post and Pete Carpenter released "The Rockford Files" as a single in 1975. It went to #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the chart for 44 weeks and won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.[1][2][3]

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

we need a Mike Post poll.

the only ILM thread doesn't cover it:

Mike Post: S/D

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

when this man died it was like jim henson dying all over again

omar little, Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ken Wahl from Wiseguy used that show to marry/shack-up with the Barbi Twins, right?

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

kingfish, start a mike post poll! i may even vote for something besides the law and order music.

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_(TV_series)

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

A vote for anything other than Jimmy, Rocky, Angel and Dennis is fucked up and wrong.

― improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:47 PM (45 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

for strongo specifically:

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

DONE! GOD this took forever to edit down

Mike Post, Composer of the Greatest American TV Theme Songs

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 26 April 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

voting The Commish, I used to watch it with my grandma (in my memory, on the same night as Northern Exposure but that's probably BS)

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 for 2

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

James Garner is a muse.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

man since going to bookmarks i keep missing good threads

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

who voted for silk stalkings?!

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

ned's a pretty big fan iirc

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink


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