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Does anyone know where “Logan City” is located? Or, is that just the back lot at the studio? What about the other locations? Any look familiar? Submitted by daveb, 11/11/2008.
That $5000 that Briggs attempts to extort from Mrs. Adams would be $36,828.06 in 2007 dollars. My impression is that such a sum was well beyond her reach. As good a prescription for murder as any—blackmailers take note. Submitted by billp, 12/26/2008.
I don’t remember this episode, but somebody please tell me that no ducks actually drown. Submitted by gracep 12/11/2010.
+ The duck suffers a few indignities but does not drown. It is rescued by a kid in the audience. Submitted by daveb, 12/11/2010.
Steamy Product Placement. Other than for cars, I think this is the first-aired Product Placement of the series. Sights and sounds of beer are pervasive in the 3 minute, 13 second scene in which Perry makes his solo after-dark visit to Lois Reed's lonely room at the Sands Motel. The sultry, melancholy and tipsy Lois, holding a can of beer, greets Perry at the door saying "Hello Lawyer . . . Like a beer? Dance a little?" (35:40 of CBS/Paramount DVD). There is more sensual display of beer in this scene than in any brewer's advertisement I've ever watched before:
I'm astonished by this assault on the boundaries of the era's conservative sensibilities. We know now that Perry's conduct was always completely honourable but this was only Episode #4 and the 1957 audience didn't necessarily know that; What was their reaction? Pabst sales were sagging in the mid-50s and this episode aired during their 1957 "Pabst makes it perfect" campaign. Assuming that Pabst bargained for this placement, was the brewer satisfied with the exposure that PBR got in this scene? I also wonder if CBS was fully aware of the content of the scene before it aired. Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part that perhaps PBR was simply someone's favourite beverage and that the scene was written to give Carol Kelly a marvellous acting opportunity which she carried off perfectly! Submitted by Gary Woloski, 11 May 2012.