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Song Parodies -> "The Rockford Files (His Name Is Rockford)"

Original Song Title:

"School's Out"

Original Performer:

Alice Cooper

Parody Song Title:

"The Rockford Files (His Name Is Rockford)"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

What, no one's done a parody about The Rockford Files yet? I'm surprised, given the show's popularity, at least one parody about it should've been written about it by now. Oh well, given the number of people that are regular parody writers here, I'm not surprised. For those not in the know, The Rockford Files was a show about a private investigator named Jim Rockford who lived in Malibu, California & specialized in closed criminal cases. Enjoy the parody. DKTOS?
Down in Malibu
Lives a P.I. dude,
And he’ll see it through
That a case concludes.

If there’s been a murder
Or corporate scam,
If he don’t solve it,
I’ll be damned!

His name is Rockford,
He drives a cool car,*
His job is dangerous.

Leave your name and
Leave your message,**
He’ll get back when
He’s unhitched.

He won’t take a case
Unless it’s criminal,
And it must be wrapped up, too.
His rate is 200 bucks a day!***

His name is Rockford,
He drives a cool car,
His job is so dangerous.

Leave your name and
Leave your message,
He’ll get back when
He’s unhitched.

He’s been shot at,
He’s been beat up,
But he’ll never
Ever give up!

His name is Rockford,
He drives a cool car,
He don’t need a gun,
Rockford is awesome!

[phone ringing, ringer dies out]
NOTES:
*-Specifically, a 74-78 (varies by season) Pontiac Firebird Esprit.

**-Each episode would begin with Rockford's answering machine message: "This is Jim Rockford, at the tone, leave your name and message, I'll get back to you", followed by a random message from someone.

***-Rockford's going rate was $200 a day, "plus expenses".

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Rockford fan - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Awesome show and excellent parody. One of my fav episodes featured Isaac Hayes as an ex-con who kept calling Rockford, "Rockfish".
Mark Scotti - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
That was a favorite show of mine, back in the day, and this is a wonderful tribute to it..
alvin - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
never watched the show but i dug the parody
Andy Primus - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Great tribute - I used to like the show as a young lad. So did my mum but for a different reason - she used to fancy him
AFW - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved James Garner, loved the Rockford Files..right up there with Magnum PI

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