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Sightings: Today we are introduced to “Sasha Magaloff” the tailor, who is actually quite pivotal. This is the name by which we are tracking him in the “Who Is That?” section of this wiki. Submitted by gracep, 11/10/2010.
+ In this episode we also see more such regulars outside the courtroom. Distinguished Gentleman #1 holds the door for Tragg and the widow after she identifies the body at the morgue. “Miss Carmody” works as a secretary-receptionist at the Caffrey-Ennicks Advertising Agency and smiles at Perry as she hands him the phone. Both of them leave work in time to sit in the gallery for the hearing—along with Little Old Lady #1 and Quiet Old Man #2. Submitted by gracep, 11/14/2010.
+Distinguished Lady #4 is on Burger's side in the back row. Bill767, 1/6/16.

Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson joins as a Photographer's Assistant. Bill767, 1/6/16.

Barbara Pepper, who plays the nosy neighbor, was an old friend of Lucille Ball from her Ziegfeld Follies days, and so she appeared in small parts and as an extra in many I Love Lucy episodes. She led a hard life and died young, alas. Submitted by gracep, 11/14/2010. + Barbara Pepper was also known as "Doris Ziffel" in both Petticoat Junction and Green Acres. She was also in a Three Stooges short "Three Smart Saps" (1942). - Submitted by HamBurger, 09/20/2014
Hmmm, she seems to have been cut from the MeTV version I just watched. Or maybe I missed her. They talked about a neighbor lady witness, but I never saw here. (Green Acres fan here) --yelocab 26FEB19

Walter, bartender at the Trinidad, was capably played by Frank Jenks. He looked really familiar, although I could not place him from my own knowledge; IMDB tells us, however, that he was in a million minor movies, plus a few large ones such as His Girl Friday and Swing Time, and a lot of early TV, up to his early death in 1962 (not long after this PM appearance). JohnK, 9 October 2015

The tattersall vest for which the episode was named appears to be the same one worn by Wilmer Beaslee (Richard Deacon) in Ep#106, “TCOT Red Riding Boots.” Submitted by mohansen, 07/13/2012.
+Interestingly, the same vest seems to pop up again in "TCOT Surplus Suitor" (Episode #172)--worn by the very same actor, Hayden Rorke, who convinced the ill-fated Herman Albright to wear the vest in this episode. Submitted by BobH, 20 August 2017.
+Also worn by Harry Collins in episode 179 The Case Of The Skeleton's Closet. jfh 20Sep2017.
+And worn again by Sidney Weplo in "TCOT Bouncing Boomerang" (Episode #192). Submitted by BobH, 22 November 2017.

Goof: When Albright meets Joy Lebaro at the Trinidad, the bar clock says it’s 10:35, but Albright’s watch is set at 9:15. Submitted by Eric Cooper, 7 April 2011.

Just ONE CAR: Herman Albright's medium-color 1961 Buick LeSabre 4-Door HardTop. This model was Buick's most popular in 1961. 37,790 were built, price $3228. A basic full-size '61 Ford was $2261, same for Chevy was $2262. Added by Gary Woloski, 11/20/12.

Albright's watch tells the time as 2:42. I assume they were filming at 2:42 pm rather than 2:42 am. Added by Bob Sutton 8/7/2014.

After the judge adjourns court for the day, Della, Perry, and Paul discuss matters over some refreshment courtesy of the Curious Coffee Set at his office. During the wrap-up scene, everything is explained whilst everyone enjoys more coffee from the same set at Miss Halley’s apartment. Submitted by gracenote, 7/9/2011. o talk on the phone.

Recycled newspaper: The newspaper Joy had at the beauty parlor came from episode 8 TCOT Crimson Kiss. Submitted by H. Mason 11/9/14

Also recycled were "comps" of a couple of magazine covers in the studio, at 5:30 or so on the DVD -- Aitken's Home Magazine, from TCOT Envious Editor. JohnK, 4 January 2016

Go South, Young Lady the bartender's inspection of Miss Lebaron's CDL reveals her to be from Oakland: this is, I believe, the first mention of the city in the series - and one of very few that will occur - which seems curious given its proximity to San Francisco - which appears frequently - and the fact that it was California's fourth largest city at the time (OTOH Long Beach fares little better, and it's LA's neighbor.) Submitted by Notcom, 101415.

This is the second of three PM directing credits for Lewis Allen, who was born in England in 1905...MikeM. 9/14/2016

This is the first of two PM appearances for Sonya Wilde, who starred as a mixed-race woman in the film "I Passed For White" in 1960...MikeM. 12/21/2016

This is the second of four PM appearances for Myrna Fahey, who appeared in 34 episodes of Father Of The Bride playing the character Katherine "Kay" Banks...MikeM. 12/21/2016

Erik Rhodes was born in the Oklahoma Territory in 1906 and passed in Oklahoma City in 1990 at the age of 84...MikeM. 9/20/2017
+ Mr Rhodes appeared in several Ginger Rogers-Fred Astair movies and, according to Wikipedia, was quite adept at emulating a wide range of linguistic accents. IMHO, Mr Rhodes aged quite well. jfh 20Sep2017.

Character Names The Barman's name is Walter Clement, the photographer's full name is Vicky Dolen. jfh 07Feb2019