Actually, I think we saw a bit of Perry’s apartment in the very first broadcast episode, Restless Redhead. Perry is seen reading in what I take to be his apartment when he gets the phone calls from his answering service. Could an analysis of Perry’s apartment be done in the spirit of the one for his office? I realize there’s less material to work with, but it would be interesting to see. billp 12/27/2008
+ I agree! It would be interesting but doing The Office took several years and nearly drove me crazy. I'm afraid, a similar analysis of Perry's apartment by me is not likely. Any volunteers? Submitted by daveb, 2/27/2011.

Any ideas on what the ‘baited hook’ refers to? DOD 06/03/20
+ Maybe the half of the $10,000 dollar bill was the bait? Joe B. 04/07/2022

Two episodes back, in Negligent Nymph, Perry’s library was through the door by the round table. This episode it is through the door to the right of that bust, where it will be for the rest of the series. Tydings must have been shot with one of those magic non-hole making guns. There is a distinct lack of blood on the body or at the scene of the crime. DOD 06/03/20
+There is only so much gore that a TV show can present to its audience, especially during the 1950s. However, since the shell indicated a small caliber weapon, it's possible that the bullet remained lodged in Tydings. Thus the relative lack of blood, although it did drip quite a bit up the steps, in the house, and to the closet. Submitted by Kenmore 06/29/2022

The $80,000 that is missing from Carol Stanley’s trust would be worth about $589,249.02 today. A fairly tidy sum. Tydings took $60,000 ($441,936.77), Ellis $20,000 ($147,312.26). The $2000 retainer that Perry gets would be about $14,731.23 today. Not too bad. The $150 that Leeds was paying to Ellis would ring in at about $1,104.84 a pop. billp 12/27/2008.

Perry begins and ends this episode wearing a pair of pajamas. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 25 August 2009.

The aforementioned discovery of the corpse may certainly be one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the series. But the reaction that both Perry and Paul have to the body falling in front of them I found to be downright hilarious. Neither one of them bat an eyebrow, and they calmly walk over to the phone. Submitted by Kenmore, 1/18/2011.
+ I daresay if I came across as many dead bodies as Paul and Perry do, I'd probably not bat an eye either. Even so, I found the deadpan reaction - IMHO totally appropriate for the characters - hilarious, too. Submitted by billp, 2 August 2012.
+Not only is their reaction hilarious, but one wonders how Tydings's corpse was so compliant in being placed in an upright position inside the closet and remaining in that position until the closet door is opened. Also, once the compliant corpse is placed upright, how does the person who placed the body in that position get out of the closet? Submitted by BobH, 21 December 2015.
++And, while the topic is the corpse's odd positioning, how about the difficult-to-achieve "face plant" position in which Tydings's body is first found by Carol Stanley? Actor George Neise wins the award, hands down, for Most Entertaining Performance by a Corpse in the show's nine-year run. Submitted by BobH, 23 December 2015.
+ Strange that both Perry and Paul handle the telephone thereby destroying any fingerprints knowing a murder has been committed. Submitted by Kilo 3/4/2018.

It’s odd that Paul Drake’s thorough investigation of Robert Dawson concludes that the man is fanatically ("depressingly" --- jfh 18May2018) honest, while Tydings has a sheaf of papers that prove Dawson is guilty of misdeeds as incriminating as Tydings’ own theft of $60,000 from Carol Stanley. Submitted by FredK, 9 June 2011.
+ The file that Tydings confronted Dawson with was Ellis' file on Carol Stanley, which Tydings had appropriated from Ellis. Since Dawson was in love with Stanley and didn't want to open her to public ridicule, he was effectively checkmated by Tydings and could not tell the authorities about Tydings malfeasance. So Paul Drake's assessment about Dawson was correct. Submitted by billp, 9/29/2011.

How rude! Mason barely, if at all, acknowledges that Jerry brought him his car. He could have said "Thanks." Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/19/13.

It's for you, Mr. Mason: Paul tracks down Perry at the office of Tydings & Dawson. Submitted by francis, 5/29/14
+ goof: Perry picks up the handset and says, 'Yes' before pressing the button for line 2. jfh 09May2018.

It's for you, Paul: Perry {even though Della is present) answers a call in his office for Paul. jfh 09May2018

The blackmail check said: "No 189; April 26, 1956; Mendenville Trust Company; Richard Ellis; 150.00; A. E. Leeds." Mike Bedard 4.8.15
+What I learned from this episode: If you're blackmailing someone, don't let them pay you by check. If you're being blackmailed, don't pay by check. Since neither party wants the blackmail scheme exposed, stick with the anonymity of cash. Submitted by Duffy, 4-14-2015.
+I think the check reads "Bradenville"...MikeM. 7/27/2016

"On July 14, 1969, the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System announced that currency notes in denominations of $500, $1000, $5000 and $10000 would be discontinued due to lack of use. Although they were issued until 1969, they were last printed in 1945," states. Article 1, US Constitution: "Congress shall have power to...coin money, regulate the value thereof [Sec. 8]." Mike Bedard 4.8.15

Continuity: When Paul watches Ellis leave the Greybar Building a lady follows him out holding her hat and carrying a white purse. Paul then crosses the road to tell Perry that Ellis just left the building. In the background you can see the same woman again leave the building holding her hat. Kilo 12/4/2018.

In Abigail's chat with Perry in his library after he's produced Carol'a birth certificate, Abbigail says, "You've never been a child without a father [ ... ], called names you didn't understand. Well, I have." I believe she should have said, "Well, Carol has." jfh 04Mar2024
> No, the implication is that Abigail herself was illegitimate and didn't want Carol to experience what she had.(How well the deception worked is unclear as Perry admits "Carol has known for years", so perhaps others did as well.) Notcom 040524.

Perry loses a case this time, since he agrees to represent Mrs. Leeds at the end of the episode, even though he knows that she is guilty of murder. Submitted by vgy7ujm, 12/25/14 [On 2/9/16 lowercase masonite moved this comment to below the Spoiler Warning.]
+I expect that Perry and his client will win, by his talents resulting in a good plea-bargain or a reduced charge. lowercase masonite, 2/9/16.
+It's not technically speaking losing a case if you are pleading guilty and the client is found guilty. What Abigail Leeds refers to at the end is how Perry's track record will not be helped by a guilty client. Meaning that Perry's reputation is built on clients pleading not guilty and who are not convicted. Submitted by Kenmore 06/27/2022

Casting Kudos: In several episodes, the casting decisions for characters who are related to one another are questionable at best (and ludicrous at worst!) In my opinion, they got it right this time--Geraldine Wall and Judith Braun could easily pass for mother & daughter. Third_ Generation_Fan, 1/16/2021.
The scene at the lake with Tragg was hilarious. Joe B, 04/07/2022