History YMMV / PerryMason

28th Nov '17 11:29:39 AM ClintEastwood
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* CantUnhearIt: Ever since the television series and {{Made for TV Movie}}s, it is impossible to read any of the novels without hearing Raymond Burr as the title character, or Barbara Hale as Della Street, or in fact most of the main cast.
11th Nov '17 10:30:34 PM TJ411
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** Upon re-watching the series (Ho-yay in hindsight?) there were multiple Tragg/Perry Interactions that implied that the they were far 'closer' than simple members of the legal profession.... It has now become my head-Canon that they were a couple. It takes minimal effort to re-see Perry/Della more as Will & Grace than Sam & Diane... that the series Proper ended in 1966, the reunion Movies started in 1986 and they never expressly 'hooked up' just feeds into this... a side theory to this that Paul Jr. is Della/Paul's child (Katt's age hinders this, but since there was little if any mention of Paul Sr. having a Family in the series, it's an issue to canon time line as well)
17th Oct '17 3:35:31 AM CaptEquinox
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** "The Case of the Deadly Double" (a standard SplitPersonality plot[[note]]of course, they refer to it as "classic schizophrenia"[[/note]]) has Paul and Perry investigating the apartment of gentle Helen's feisty other self, Joyce. They find Helen's ex-husband dead on the floor, and are examining Joyce's purse when Tragg walks in, and the following exchange ensues:
--> '''Perry'''. Well, come in, Lt. Tragg. We were just about to phone you.
--> '''Lt. Tragg'''. I bet. I'm surprised, Mason. A fashion plate like you in the company of anyone improperly attired. ''(Paul is still holding Joyce's black purse)''
--> '''Perry'''. Yeah, I see what you mean, black bag, brown jacket. Well, some people just have no taste.
--> '''Tragg'''. Exactly. No private detective would be carrying an evening bag when dressed for the afternoon. Not even an ex private detective.
--> '''Paul'''. ''(looks guilty as hell)'' Now wait just a minute. Perry can explain everything.
--> '''Tragg'''. Yes, I'm sure he can.[[note]]Raymond Burr was gay, and this may or may not have been an intentional gag, although he was extremely closeted.[[/note]]
5th Feb '17 12:51:13 PM creader
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* TheCSIEffect: Real-life defense attorneys started to notice a "Perry Mason Syndrome" with juries becoming hesitant to acquit a defendant without a confession from someone else on the stand (the standard is, of course, reasonable doubt). Some prosecutors similarly noticed a hesitance to ''convict'' without a confession on the stand.
** Viewers may not catch on for some time that most of Perry's "trials" are actually pre-trial hearings. They're held to determine whether or not there should even be a trial. Part of the reason it was done this way was to avoid having to cast twelve more people to play a jury.
2nd Oct '16 9:14:47 PM PatPayne
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** The same also goes for William Talman, who played DA Hamilton Burger in the original series -- Talman got his first major role as a psychopathic serial killer in the 1953 FilmNoir ''The Hitch-Hiker''.
9th Apr '16 8:28:45 PM Angeldeb82
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** The show's InstrumentalThemeTune, "Park Avenue Beat", by Fred Steiner. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAIbMKb7eY Seriously, just listen]].

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** The show's InstrumentalThemeTune, "Park Avenue Beat", by Fred Steiner. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAIbMKb7eY Seriously, just listen]].listen.]]



* HoYay: *The Case of the Jaded Joker": Comedian Danny Ross lives in a house with a man named Freddie Green, and they seem to spend a lot of time together. Danny is also adamant that Perry represent Freddie.

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* HoYay: *The "The Case of the Jaded Joker": Comedian Danny Ross lives in a house with a man named Freddie Green, and they seem to spend a lot of time together. Danny is also adamant that Perry represent Freddie.



* LesYay:
** In "The Case of the Gilded Lily", Mrs. Brent and the secretary, Enid Griffin seem to take more of a liking to one another than one would expect for mere acquaintances.
** In "The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll", [[spoiler:the false]] Fern Driscoll seems to have a kind of thing for the just-dumped fiancée, Mildred.

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* LesYay:
** Female example: In "The Case of the Gilded Lily", Mrs. Brent and the secretary, Enid Griffin seem to take more of a liking to one another than one would expect for mere acquaintances.
** *** In "The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll", [[spoiler:the false]] Fern Driscoll seems to have a kind of thing for the just-dumped fiancée, Mildred.
28th Nov '15 3:45:13 AM Green_lantern40
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* HilariousInHindsight: In one episode, Mason defends a man played by Robert Stack. Decades later, Raymond Burr hosted the first few episodes of ''Series/UnsolvedMysteries'' before Robert Stack took over the job.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In one episode, Mason defends a man played by Robert Stack. Decades later, Raymond Burr hosted the first few episodes of ''Series/UnsolvedMysteries'' special before Robert Stack took over the job.job.
** Some of Raymond Burr's previous roles as TheHeavy (or, in the case of ''Film/RearWindow'', the [[spoiler:murderer]]) could count as this thanks to Perry Mason eventually becoming Burr's best-known role. In fact, Burr had played the ''District'' Attorney in one film.
7th Nov '15 5:01:31 PM DrOO7
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* HilariousInHindsight: In one episode, Mason defends a man played by Robert Stack. Decades later, Raymond Burr hosted the first few episodes of ''Series/UnsolvedMysteries'' before Robert Stack took over the job.
7th Oct '15 7:02:24 PM Mdumas43073
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** The theme song, "Park Avenue Beat", by Fred Steiner. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAIbMKb7eY Seriously, just listen]].

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** The theme song, show's InstrumentalThemeTune, "Park Avenue Beat", by Fred Steiner. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAIbMKb7eY Seriously, just listen]].
17th Jul '14 10:52:02 PM CaptEquinox
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** Viewers may not catch on for some time that most of Perry's "trials" are actually pre-trial hearings. They're held to determine whether or not there should even be a trial. Part of the reason it was done this way was to avoid having to cast twelve more people to play a jury.
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