History Franchise / PerryMason

10th Oct '17 6:51:15 PM The_Nemesis
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* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: Hamilton Burger.
** Plenty of examples from other characters, too. Mauvis Meade/Morley Theilman/Jackson Sidemark, anyone?
*** Many of Perry's cases involved high society people or old money. Just the types to have stuffy, old, out-of-date names like the above. Plenty of other clients and side characters had perfectly sensible names for the times (the 50s and 60s)
10th Oct '17 6:48:28 PM The_Nemesis
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*** Many of Perry's cases involved high society people or old money. Just the types to have stuffy, old, out-of-date names like the above. Plenty of other clients and side characters had perfectly sensible names for the times (the 50s and 60s)
28th Jun '17 1:52:51 PM jamespolk
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!!Perry Mason works with their own pages:

* ''Film/TheCaseOfTheCuriousBride'' (1935)
6th May '17 6:34:29 AM Temmere
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* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: At the start of "The Case of the Sun-Bather's Diary," a young woman living in a trailer is doing some nude sun-bathing by a nearby lake. Someone drives up in a truck and steals her entire trailer, leaving her nothing but a towel.
8th Apr '17 9:07:44 AM Temmere
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* IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney: Mentioned several times in "The Case of the Capering Camera," in which many of the characters are models and photographers.
5th Feb '17 12:50:22 PM creader
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* WikiRule: [[http://www.perrymasontvseries.com/ www.perrymasontvseries.com]]
* YouLookFamiliar: Often in the original TV series. Mona Freeman and Patricia Breslin each played three of Perry's clients; Bill Williams (husband of co-star Barbara Hale) appeared in four episodes, in very different roles.
5th Feb '17 12:47:26 PM creader
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* [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Multiple-Practice Lawyer]]: In many cases, the future defendant already had Mr. Mason on retainer for civil or divorce matters.



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: In many cases, the future defendant already had Mr. Mason on retainer for civil or divorce matters.



* PunnyName: "Hamilton Burger" minus "-ilton" = "Ham Burger."

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"Hamilton Burger" minus "-ilton" = "Ham Burger."



* ShoutOut: Erle Stanley Gardner appears uncredited as a judge in the final episode of the series.

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Erle Stanley Gardner appears uncredited as a judge in the final episode of the series.


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** In its second season ''Series/LoisAndClark'' featured a feisty woman attorney called Mayson Drake. In fact, the original script specified her name as ''Della'' Mayson Drake, and she was supposed to be Paul's daughter.
30th Jan '17 10:09:00 AM KneadToKnow
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** Followed in ''Perry Mason Returns'' by Deputy D.A. Barbara Scott = [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "B.S."]]
26th Jan '17 2:15:30 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AssholeVictim: Many of the murder victims were blackmailers, thieves, murderers themselves or just [[{{Jerkass}} someone so irritating]] or otherwise evil that absolutely nobody would mind their being dead - and what's more many of the murders are in self-defense. This not only makes many of the murderers sympathetic for dramatic purposes, is also adds to the mystery: in an average Perry Mason story, nearly everyone has a motive. Oddly enough, any crimes that the victims do (including murder) are often not investigated by Tragg and Burger which means [[KarmaHoudini they would have likely gotten away with them]].

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* AssholeVictim: Many of the murder victims were blackmailers, thieves, murderers themselves or just [[{{Jerkass}} someone so irritating]] or otherwise evil that absolutely nobody would mind their being dead - and what's more many of the murders are in self-defense. This not only makes many of the murderers sympathetic [[SympatheticMurderer sympathetic]] for dramatic purposes, is also adds to the mystery: in an average Perry Mason story, nearly everyone has a motive. Oddly enough, any crimes that the victims do (including murder) are often not investigated by Tragg and Burger which means [[KarmaHoudini they would have likely gotten away with them]].
2nd Oct '16 10:09:00 PM PatPayne
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** Averted at least in the mind of William Talman (Hamilton Burger), who maintained that Burger never lost a case on screen, reasoning that to Burger sending an innocent man or woman to prison would constitute a loss.
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