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Glen A. Larson – Wikipedia

In his autobiography, The Garner Files, James Garner stated that Larson stole a number of plots of The Rockford Files (which Garner’s production company co-produced), then used them for his own shows, simply changing the dialogue minimally and using different character names. Garner’s group complained to the Writer’s Guild; Larson was fined, and an episode of Larson’s series Switch called “Death by Resurrection” had the writing credits revised to give sole credit to the writers of the original Rockford Files episode “This Case Is Closed”, as it was very clearly the basis of the Switch episode. Nevertheless, Garner felt that the fine had taught Larson nothing when he persisted in plagiarism and later copied the theme music from The Rockford Files for one of his shows. Garner stated that when Larson subsequently showed up on the Rockford set, he put his arm around Garner and said “I hope there are no hard feelings, Jim.” After Larson ignored a warning by Garner to take his arm off him, Garner claims that he punched Larson so hard that Larson “flew across the curb, into a motor home, and out the other side.”


Glen A. Larson – Wikipedia