YMMV / Perry Mason

  • Awesome Music:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In one episode, Mason defends a man played by Robert Stack. Decades later, Raymond Burr hosted the first Unsolved Mysteries special before Robert Stack took over the job.
    • Some of Raymond Burr's previous roles as The Heavy (or, in the case of Rear Window, the 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.
    • 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 Film Noir The Hitch-Hiker.
  • Ho Yay: "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.
    Paul Drake: One day, [Freddie]'s picking up pennies, doing two-bit errands for any guy that's got two bits in his pocket. The next day, he's living in luxury at Ross's expense.
    • 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", the false Fern Driscoll seems to have a kind of thing for the just-dumped fiancée, Mildred.
  • Only the Creator Does It Right: Some fans apply this to any revival done after Erle Stanley Gardner died in 1970.
  • The Scrappy: David Gideon, an eager young law student brought in to assist Perry. He doesn't last.