History Series / Matlock

11th Feb '16 11:59:25 AM creader
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Don Knotts, Barney Fife on ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'', had a recurring role as Ben's NosyNeighbor Les Calhoun. Other "Griffith" alumni that appeared on the show included Aneta Corsaut (Helen Crump), Jack Dodson (Howard Sprague), Arlene Golonka (Millie Swanson), and Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou).



* SimpleCountryLawyer: Matlock

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* SimpleCountryLawyer: MatlockMatlock.
10th Dec '15 10:32:37 AM Alvin
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* TheDanza: Julie Sommars as Julie March
10th Dec '15 10:31:10 AM Alvin
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* TheDanza: Julie Sommars as Julie March



** Professional, soft spoken Assistant DA Julie March. Just because someone can send your client to death row doesn't mean you can't be good friends!

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** Professional, soft spoken soft-spoken Assistant DA Julie March. Just because someone can send your client to death row doesn't mean you can't be good friends!
25th Aug '15 8:26:58 AM Prfnoff
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* MoodWhiplash: The disturbing Murder trials were often offset by rather [[{{TwoLinesNoWaiting}} cutesy B story lines]]. One {{Egregious}} example had Matlock wrap up a case early in the show's running time so that the last five minutes of the show could feature an upbeat bluegrass band.

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* MoodWhiplash: The disturbing Murder trials were often offset by rather [[{{TwoLinesNoWaiting}} [[TwoLinesNoWaiting cutesy B story lines]]. One {{Egregious}} example had Matlock wrap up a case early in the show's running time so that the last five minutes of the show could feature an upbeat bluegrass band.



* TheScrooge: Matlock is a cheapskate. At first, it was out of necessity after some bad investments but, by the time he became wealthy again, he remained thrifty. [[spoiler: In a crossover with ''DiagnosisMurder'', Matlock revealed that on Dr. Sloan's advice, he once invested heavily in companies that manufactured 8-track tapes, which nearly wiped him out.]]

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* TheScrooge: Matlock is a cheapskate. At first, it was out of necessity after some bad investments but, by the time he became wealthy again, he remained thrifty. [[spoiler: In a crossover with ''DiagnosisMurder'', ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'', Matlock revealed that on Dr. Sloan's advice, he once invested heavily in companies that manufactured 8-track tapes, which nearly wiped him out.]]
25th Aug '15 8:26:07 AM Prfnoff
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* {{Crossover}}: Matlock once defended Dr. Jesse Travis from a murder charge in ''DiagnosisMurder''.

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* {{Crossover}}: Matlock once defended Dr. Jesse Travis from a murder charge in ''DiagnosisMurder''.''Series/DiagnosisMurder''.
17th May '15 7:41:19 PM Green_lantern40
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Just pretend that you're a lawyer for the prosecution when you watch this. Then call out "Objection!" every time that a real prosecutor would during Matlock's questioning of witnesses. It will make you hoarse.
8th Apr '15 5:03:56 PM glickmam
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Structurally, this series is very much like ''Franchise/PerryMason''. Probably not coincidentally, ''Matlock'''s creator, Dean Hargrove, and his production partner, Fred Silverman (the same man who, at various times, worked as an executive for all three major television networks Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/{{CBS}}, and Creator{{NBC}}) produced a string of ''Perry Mason'' made-for-TV movies beginning three months before ''Matlock'' premiered. But there is a big difference between Mason and Matlock. Perry Mason (based in Los Angeles in most of the franchise; based in Denver for the TV movies) is always intense and menacing by nature; Matlock is old-fashioned, folksy and grandfatherly.

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Structurally, this series is very much like ''Franchise/PerryMason''. Probably not coincidentally, ''Matlock'''s creator, Dean Hargrove, and his production partner, Fred Silverman (the same man who, at various times, worked as an executive for all three major television networks Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/{{CBS}}, and Creator{{NBC}}) Creator/{{NBC}}) produced a string of ''Perry Mason'' made-for-TV movies beginning three months before ''Matlock'' premiered. But there is a big difference between Mason and Matlock. Perry Mason (based in Los Angeles in most of the franchise; based in Denver for the TV movies) is always intense and menacing by nature; Matlock is old-fashioned, folksy and grandfatherly.
7th Apr '15 4:22:00 PM glickmam
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Matlock is a [[SimpleCountryLawyer folksy]] [[GoodOlBoy Southerner]] with a moral code from before TheSixties and a sense of justice. (One episode has him reveal that he grew up [[TheAndyGriffithShow in a North Carolina town that no longer exists]].) He currently practices law in Atlanta, Georgia, which in the time this series was running was one of the least Southern places in TheDeepSouth. He defends his clients with help from a private detective friend, {{Courtroom Antic}}s (done folksily), and finding out who actually did it. (In one movie, Matlock actually kept the case going until he found out who did the murder, even though his client was actually cleared and the prosecutor ready to drop the case.)

Structurally, this series is very much like ''Franchise/PerryMason''. Probably not coincidentally, ''Matlock'''s creator, Dean Hargrove, and his production partner, Fred Silverman (the same man who, at various times, worked as a programming chief for all three major television networks ABC, CBS, and NBC) produced a string of ''Perry Mason'' made-for-TV movies beginning three months before ''Matlock'' premiered. But there is a big difference between Mason and Matlock. Perry Mason (based in Los Angeles in most of the franchise; based in Denver for the TV movies) is always intense and menacing by nature; Matlock is old-fashioned, folksy and grandfatherly.

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Matlock is a [[SimpleCountryLawyer folksy]] [[GoodOlBoy Southerner]] with a moral code from before TheSixties and a sense of justice. (One episode has him reveal that he grew up [[TheAndyGriffithShow [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow in a North Carolina town that no longer exists]].) He currently practices law in Atlanta, Georgia, which in the time this series was running was one of the least Southern places in TheDeepSouth. He defends his clients with help from a private detective friend, {{Courtroom Antic}}s (done folksily), and finding out who actually did it. (In one movie, Matlock actually kept the case going until he found out who did the murder, even though his client was actually cleared and the prosecutor ready to drop the case.)

Structurally, this series is very much like ''Franchise/PerryMason''. Probably not coincidentally, ''Matlock'''s creator, Dean Hargrove, and his production partner, Fred Silverman (the same man who, at various times, worked as a programming chief an executive for all three major television networks ABC, CBS, Creator/{{ABC}}, Creator/{{CBS}}, and NBC) Creator{{NBC}}) produced a string of ''Perry Mason'' made-for-TV movies beginning three months before ''Matlock'' premiered. But there is a big difference between Mason and Matlock. Perry Mason (based in Los Angeles in most of the franchise; based in Denver for the TV movies) is always intense and menacing by nature; Matlock is old-fashioned, folksy and grandfatherly.
18th Mar '15 2:29:21 PM JujuP
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* CourtMartialed: In an episode Ben is appointed as a defense attorney for a soldier undergoing a court-martial and has to be repeatedly reminded that the Judge is called "Sir" not "your honor."
21st Nov '14 11:20:34 AM Market43Fan
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* ShootTheMoney: Many episodes, especially after the ChannelHop to Creator/{{ABC}} would be shot in part in North Carolina; particularly in Manteo (where Andy Griffith lived for much of his later years).
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