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Eric Pollard has dizzy spells, like he is almost fainting from painful headaches, and no one is recommending a thorough physical examination for him? No one wonders about brain tumors or if his wife or someone is slowly poisoning him? Not even a psychiatrist, a physician, recommends such an exam. And they still let him drive a car. Well, maybe the taxi drivers steer clear of him. Submitted by (lowercase, with a comma and period) masonite, 12/14/12.
Wedding Rings; Eric Pollard said he loved his wife but didn't wear a ring. Sibyll Pollard wanted a divorce but appeared to be wearing a wedding ring. That seems backward. Submitted by H. Mason 4/14/15
+While double-ring ceremonies are more common now, single-ring marriage ceremonies, symbolic of the man giving his reproductive seed (I kid you not) and the woman receiving it, have been the norm. Some religions still prohibit double-ring ceremonies. It could be that Eric Pollard never wore a wedding ring, regardless of his feelings toward his wfe. jfh 06Feb2017.
Question: What happened to Dean Franklin? Submitted by H. Mason 4/14/15
Original viewers may have heard the News that day: "Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest at the UC Regents' decision to forbid protests on UC property [takemeback.to/03-December-1964]"; the 1st Amendment: "the Right of the people peaceably to Assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Mike Bedard 4.20.15
That was fun, let's do it again: Roy and Sibyll are embracing on a bench at night when an unexpected photographer takes one flash photo of them (24:49 of the 2012 Paramount DVD). When the photographer shows the photo in court (37:24), the positions of Roy and Sibyll have changed (Roy's hands, Sibyll's face), and they are no longer closing their eyes during the flash. The KEEP CLEAN container behind Roy also disappeared, possibly from the angle of the photo. lowercase masonite, 4/22/16.
Unobjectionable testimony?: The doctor testifies in court (35:41 onward) that "the murderer used his forearm or the palm of his hand to exert pressure...". Perry only listens attentively, without any objection about assuming facts not in evidence or even asking if a woman could have exerted the pressure. lowercase masonite, 4/22/16.
Another episode where a "Texan" uses the term "John Henry" instead of "John Hancock" for the word "signature". see episode 192. jfh 06Feb2017.
The Talbot and Pollard office doors, at the beginning (about 3 minutes in on the broadcast version), appear to have no glass. It's interesting to see what older TV shows could get away with, as far as sets. Granted, I am watching on a 50" TV, and 50 years ago, most people — I assume — would have had a 20" or smaller TV set. Also, is anyone else bothered by Perry's office desk? it seem to just be cheap peg board around the sides. Also, someone should be keeping track of the metal 'cone' wall sconce (Richard Jenkins office, around 9 minutes in on the broadcast version) I have been seeing those a lot on the sets. —yelocab 03JUL18
The writers seem to have done a good job of setting up likely (red herring) suspects with the secretary and disgruntled investor, but - disappointingly - nothing was done further to develop those angles; indeed - again, disappointingly, as it is so often the case - the resolution is one of those out-of-the-blue no-real-evidence suppositions; without the obligatory confession, the case would be unresolved. Notcom, 071019.