Monday, March 29, 2010


It was Lights, Camera, Action at Palisades Park tonight as Actor Dermot Mulroney (pictured above) made the scene with a camera crew to shoot the pilot episode of his new TV show, a remake of the 70's hit, The Rockford Files. In the show, which is expected to air this fall on NBC-TV, Mulroney will play the title character of Jim Rockford, a role made famous by James Garner. Published reports describe the new Rockford character as "easily irritated by morons." I decided to put that to the test, at least as far as the crew was concerned. "Whatcha doin?," I asked, despite the fact that it was obvious. "Working," said a man who looked like a talent agent. "Really?," I asked, "In a public park like this? Aren't you afraid folks might disturb you?" He didn't answer. "Hmmm," I continued, "If I didn't know any better, I'd swear this was a TV shoot." "Alright already," he replied, "We're remaking The Rockford Files ... now you know everything." "Actually, not quite everything," I replied, but by then it was too late. The Agent left before I could find out whether Dermot Mulroney knows that everyone thinks he's Dylan McDermott.


Kattytrick said...

Some people can get irritated so easly. I've found that this is true when these same people aren't real secure in what they're doing. Think that might be the case here?

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Cannot imagine that the new version can hold a candle to the original. James Garner was outstanding. Not sure if we will view or not, depends on the night.

emikk said...

I'm reminded of the "explosive" Freddy Cannon who sang the song; " i fell in love down at Palisades Park" still touches my shell like ears in a positive way.