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Hooray! Della briefly wears her monogrammed dress this episode! Ed Zoerner, 5/1/10.
I think it is especially wonderful and not at all unbelieveable that in this episode Perry Mason is representing a citizensí group making their voice heard. Thatís democracy in action! And concern for the environment to boot! Submitted by gracep 10/30/2010.
+ Iím also very impressed to see government in action over corporations. The hearing reminds me of some hearings going on today where I live, over hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale on certain properties to extract natural gas. I'm very impressed that this fictional government exercised its power when concerns about safety and contamination of drinking water were raised, whereas my real-life local government caved in to the energy company over objections of landowners and taxpayers. Submitted by gracep 10/30/2010.
+ The character of Perry Mason was changed somewhat from the novels, especially the earlier ones. The Perry of the TV series was more "ethical" than Mason in the novels and the novel Perry would have been bored with representing a citizen's group. He often stated he liked the excitement and challenge of a murder case and the trial which resulted and often turned down cases that didn't involve a murder unless something personally interested Perry. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 7/3/14.
I got all excited about a "lost" Mason episode when I saw "The Case of the Irresolute Performer" listed on the Zap2It.com TV listings for today. Not being able to find such a title here on the Wiki, I wondered if somehow I'd never seen it. MeTV (and TV Guide) were slightly better with "The Case of the Irresolute Reformer" which might have been more recognizable. alan_sings, 6/29/2012.
That's a very strange door at 1244. Submitted by scarter 9/3/14
At the end of the story Mrs. Witt refunded $6,000 to Peter Caine and kept $3,000 for the land purchase. Peter still owned the land that was the only alternate site inside the canyon for the aqueduct. Submitted by H. Mason 11/5/14
Mrs Witt forged her dead husband's signature; the land sale thus would be void and the Caines off the hook. It would seem the entire $9,000 should have been returned.
The Curious Coffee Set makes two appearances; in the brief restaurant scene, where we also see that groovy triangular carafe, and the final office scene.
Anyone else think Douglas Dick looks a bit like Michael Keaton, especially when he knits his brow? DODay 9/6/17
In this episode Douglas Dick looks more like Patrick McGoohan, especially the way he looked in Danger Man (Secret Agent Man here in the US), and some of the early Prisoner episodes. Submitted by Arisia, 03/12/18
The Caine's strike me as extraordinarily naive; doesn't it seem odd to them that Debra should know so much so soon about the Witte's? DOD 09/20/18