Posted On: Saturday - July 16th 2022 9:37PM MST
In Topics:   TV, aka Gov't Media  Humor
I realize that there have now been 8 posts** on this old 1970s TV show. That's odd for a site that purports to hate TV, but then The Rockford Files was not modern woke TV. I have not seen but one episode out of 60 or so I've watched recently that had any agenda that I could ascertain**.
The first part of a 2-part episode named To Protect and Serve had these 2 New York City mobsters, who, as usual, beat up Jim Rockford in his trailer. Later on in the episode, they were having some discussion of what to tell the big bosses in Newark or somewhere, and one of them was eating a slice of pizza.
Anthony Boy: "Whadda they call this, a pizza?"
Syl: "It ain't so bad, Tony."
Anthony Boy' Gagglio: "Ain't so bad? How can you say that? You been eatin' New York pizza all your life, you gonna make a statement like that? Back in Sheepshead Bay they throw up on crust like this. It's all cheese. Where's the tomato sauce, hunh? It ain't a pizza, it's a grilled cheese sandwich. California!"***
Damn straight, you's guys! I found a strange new respect for NY mobsters upon viewing this. They may be corrupt, violent, and often evil bastards, but they know a good pizza. This goes for mobsters and all Italian food. Anthony Boy John Gotti, that guy buried under Yankee Stadium, Tony Soprano, Paulie, etc. If these mobsters would just pick the right target, maybe run an arson insurance scam on the entire Pizza Hut chain ... just
Well, unfortunately I can't remember the exact scene, but Jim Rockford had pretty much the same thing to say about fine wines as did Steve Sailer recently in Are Fine Wines a Hoax, and I agree.
A few episodes earlier in the season, Jim had some Fed cop grilling him, and as is usually the case early on in the show, Jim doesn't know what the heck the guy was even talking about.
"What do you know about Bolivia?!"
"Well, they grow coffee, and there's Juan Valdez .. no, that's Colombia."
Ha! You just can't DO that on TV today, even if everyone know who Juan Valdez was. (For those who must know, Mr. Valdez entered America illegally in the late 1980s, narrowly missing the Reagan amnesty. After his recent 3rd fatality-DUI and 2nd deportation, he re-entered the United States recently with help from the Bai Dien Administration, was safely
My favorite answering machine message so far was this one:
After the usual: "This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message. I'll get back to you." ,
""Bummer ...I call up with some good vibes and some positive energy, then I get a robot? Forget you, man!""
That was 45 years ago, and this woman already understood what Peak Stupidity has been ranting about for years! Artificial Stupidity, indeed.
Finally, I would like to thank our regular and some irregular commenters here who have had much good discussion under the various posts. During the week before this one, July 4-9, there were 151 comments posted, and only 41 ( 27% ) were mine! Thank you all.
A 2nd post on the Forever Stamps, to explain my point, will come Monday, I want to feature some really good comments under Paul Kersey's blog, I'll have more on the Guidestones if I spend some more time on the subject, and then plenty of random stupidity will crop up.
* They are:
Peak Rockford Files
Jim Rockford - In Pursuit of Carol Thorne
Inflation indexed to the Rockford/Davenport basket of goods
Rockford Files: Bug v Land Yacht
Jim Rockford in the days of decent denominations
Rockford Files - cars, smart-ass remarks, etc.
Rockford Files update and one minor POS
The Daily Stupid, edition #53643- Part B, and the near-daily Rockford file
** That one was the episode So Help Me God, about Grand Juries, as mentioned in the last of the 8 Rockford Files posts.
*** Thank you, IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase)!