History Franchise / PerryMason

10th Nov '15 7:56:32 PM Berrenta
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18th Oct '15 9:35:15 PM Green_lantern40
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The TV series was revived in 1973 as ''The New Perry Mason'', with a completely different cast led by Monte Markham, but it only lasted one season. It was then revived ''again'' as a made-for-TV movie, ''Perry Mason Returns'' in 1985, with the surviving cast of the original show, plus William ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' Katt as Paul Drake Jr - a slanted case of RealLifeRelative, as Katt was the son of Barbara Hale. The success of this TV movie spurred the production of ''twenty-nine'' more ''Perry Mason'' TV movies between 1985 and 1994, with the last installment airing after Raymond Burr's death in 1993. (NBC made a few more TV movies without Raymond Burr before calling it quits.)
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The TV series was revived in 1973 as ''The New Perry Mason'', with a completely different cast led by Monte Markham, but it only lasted one season. It was then revived ''again'' as a made-for-TV movie, ''Perry Mason Returns'' in 1985, with the surviving cast of the original show, plus William ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' "''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''" Katt as Paul Drake Jr - a slanted case of RealLifeRelative, as Katt was the son of Barbara Hale. The success of this TV movie spurred the production of ''twenty-nine'' more ''Perry Mason'' TV movies between 1985 and 1994, with the last installment airing after Raymond Burr's death in 1993. (NBC made a few more TV movies without Raymond Burr before calling it quits.)

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* CatchPhrase: Burr-as-Mason in the series and movies often introduces himself with "I'm an attorney, my name's Mason."
7th Oct '15 7:01:32 PM Mdumas43073
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''Perry Mason'' is a hugely successful multimedia franchise of the twentieth century. Beginning as a series of best-selling novels by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1930s, it was soon adapted for film, radio, and, in the 1950s, for an iconic and influential TV series on Creator/{{CBS}}.
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''Perry Mason'' '''''Perry Mason''''' is a hugely successful multimedia franchise of the twentieth century. Beginning as a series of best-selling novels by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1930s, it was soon adapted for film, radio, and, in the 1950s, for an iconic and influential TV series on Creator/{{CBS}}.
9th Sep '15 2:45:36 PM Rjinswand
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* DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest: {{Defied}}. Della Street turned down several proposals of marriage by Perry, because she wanted to be a part of his life and she knew that meant being a part of his work -- and she expected that to [[QuittingToGetMarried end after marriage]].
23rd Jun '15 12:55:39 PM Lukethehedgehog
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** Averted for the TV movies, which were set in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}. Mason may have passed the Colorado bar... or Colorado admitted him on motion.[[note]] Many [[TheSeveralStates US states]] allow lawyers who have practiced in other states for a certain time (usually 5 of the last 7 years) to practice there without taking the bar exam. Notable exceptions to this rule include California and Florida.[[/note]]
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** Averted for the TV movies, which were set in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}. Mason may have passed the Colorado bar... or Colorado admitted him on motion.[[note]] Many [[TheSeveralStates [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates US states]] allow lawyers who have practiced in other states for a certain time (usually 5 of the last 7 years) to practice there without taking the bar exam. Notable exceptions to this rule include California and Florida.[[/note]]
8th Jun '15 9:11:16 PM Green_lantern40
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** The TV movies switched locales from California to Denver, Colorado due to it being cheaper to film there.
8th Jun '15 6:32:06 PM thatother1dude
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* InvincibleHero: Perry Mason. Legend has it that the TV writers wanted to do at least one episode where Perry lost, but Erle Stanley Gardner shot them down. Rescuing a client from the electric chair at the last possible moment was as close as it got.
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* InvincibleHero: Perry Mason. Legend has it that the TV writers wanted to do at least one episode where Perry lost, but Erle Stanley Gardner shot them down. Rescuing a client from the electric chair at the last possible moment was as close as it got. [[WordOfGod Barbara Hale]] (Della Street), however, said in a relatively recent interview that the cases lost by Perry had been declared mistrials off the air.

** [[WordOfGod Barbara Hale]] (Della Street), however, said in a relatively recent interview that the cases lost by Perry had been declared mistrials off the air.
8th Jun '15 6:31:33 PM thatother1dude
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One quote is enough.
->''"The premise: inflexible. The first act was devoted to murky upper-middle-class perfidy, a tangled stumble-footed mess that ended with a corpse on the potting shed floor. (Dressed in suit, face down.) This was your chance to pick a horse: was it the earnest plain wife, the scheming sister, the dull-eyed handyman, the oily blackmailer, the strange 'Colonel Mustard' who said he had to fetch a candlestick from the conservatory? You’d never know who made the roscoe bark until the last scene, but one thing was certain: whoever went to Perry first was innocent."'' -->-- '''[[http://www.lileks.com/bleats/archive/07/0107/011107.html James Lileks]]''', describing the 1957-66 series
2nd Mar '15 9:25:39 AM tenryufan
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* ActingForTwo: Burr in a season nine episode.

* FakeAmerican: Raymond Burr is Canadian.

* HeyItsThatGuy: The [[DickClark guilty party]] of the last series episode is better known for his rockin {{Pyramid}} schemes.

* RealLifeRelative: William Katt, who played Paul Drake, Jr. in the first few TV movies, is the real-life son of Barbara Hale (Della Street).

* RecursiveAdaptation: First the novels, then the series based on the novels, then the {{Made for TV Movie}}s based on the series... then novels based on the {{Made for TV Movie}}s.

* WrittenInInfirmity ** For awhile (around season six) there was a string of episodes that followed some associate of Perry's while the man himself was recuperating in a hospital room and was only seen in brief telephone calls. This was because actor Raymond Burr was recovering from surgery and couldn't handle the usual workload. ** Burr played the role with one arm in a sling during four season eight episodes ** William Talman (Hamilton Burger) showed up first with a leg cast and crutches, then with laryngitis, during season two.
5th Dec '14 6:20:55 AM TrustBen
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The TV series was revived in 1973 as ''The New Perry Mason'', with a completely different cast, but it only lasted one season. It was then revived ''again'' as a made-for-TV movie, ''Perry Mason Returns'' in 1985, with the surviving cast of the original show, plus William ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' Katt as Paul Drake Jr. The success of this TV movie spurred the production of ''twenty-nine'' more ''Perry Mason'' TV movies between 1985 and 1994, with the last installment airing after Raymond Burr's death in 1993. (NBC made a few more TV movies without Raymond Burr before calling it quits.)
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The TV series was revived in 1973 as ''The New Perry Mason'', with a completely different cast, cast led by Monte Markham, but it only lasted one season. It was then revived ''again'' as a made-for-TV movie, ''Perry Mason Returns'' in 1985, with the surviving cast of the original show, plus William ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' Katt as Paul Drake Jr.Jr - a slanted case of RealLifeRelative, as Katt was the son of Barbara Hale. The success of this TV movie spurred the production of ''twenty-nine'' more ''Perry Mason'' TV movies between 1985 and 1994, with the last installment airing after Raymond Burr's death in 1993. (NBC made a few more TV movies without Raymond Burr before calling it quits.)
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