Juvenile actor Dennis Rush makes his only Perry appearance here as Timmy. Dennis Rush is best known for his eight appearances as Howie Pruitt, one of Opie Taylor’s friends on the long running Andy Griffith Show. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 24 November 2009.

George Gage says he used to go on picnics at the Palm Room of the Waldorf-Astoria. That would make him about 50 years old. The Waldorf we know today never had a a Palm Room, but the Waldorf it replaced, razed in 1929, did. There was a Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel. DOD 12/17/20

I have been a criminal defense attorney for over 20 years, and NEVER have I heard about a defendant jumping up in the middle of a trial and yelling "That's a lie!" And yet it occurs over and over in PM. Perhaps the most consistently irritating element of these excellent shows. cgraul 12

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That staircase set makes at least its third appearance in a row. Why didn't Mr. Gage call Perry himself from the phone in his room?

Is the happy ending really appropriate here? Perry clears his client, of course, but in a way that it seems the inheritance should fall to the loathsome George Gage, who wants to close the children's foundation. So the cheerful softball game at the end here might be out of place! Submitted by Ed Zoerner, 4/25/2009.

To answer Ed Zoerner, George Gage tells us in court that he could not afford to accept the inheritance publicly, because he has promised 150% of it in divorce settlements to his ex-wives. He has no choice but to refuse the estate, and let it pass to Claudia [+and Joane --- jfh]. --Submitted by 10yearoldfan, 27 August 2013.
+ All the subterfuge was unnecessary since George planned all along to refuse his inheritance. jfh 18Dec2023

In the last scene Perry said Joane and Nick would probably get probation. What happened to Dr. Olmstead and George Gage? Submitted by H. Mason 12/15/14
+ Dr. Olmstead would probably be charged with corpse tampering and obstruction of justice. George Gage committed perjury when he claimed to have seen Ernest Demming at the motel.

I am reminded of the old joke about a woman who wanted poison from her pharmacist to kill her husband. The pharmacist, shocked, refuses, until she shows him a photo ... of his wife in intimate contact with HER husband. He then says, "Oh, that's different then, I didn't know you had a prescription!" Submitted by MikeReese, 2/10/2017.

The idea that someone could swap a corpse tied up in canvas with a suit of armor and NO ONE NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE is beyond ludicrous. And wouldn't the fruit stand man have wondered about that rope and canvas tied around the supposedly ill passenger? This episode really strains credulity. DODay 11/08/17
+ The body/samurai wrapped in canvas was dumped into the ocean by the Doctor. The body in the car was Nick. Remember (in the scene at the coffee shop) how Nick said he scratched his hand when he jumped out of the car, and Joane had been worried that he had gone over the cliff with the car--until he called her. --Submitted by yelocab 02/02/2018

I agree with DODay (see comment above): Nick didn't notice the difference between a dead body and a samurai statue when he was dumping the "body" into the lake? Unbelievable! Submitted by JazzBaby, 3/18/2019.

TCOT Criminal Clique Five of the six top-listed characters in this episode committed crimes--whew! As far as I can tell, only Claudia did nothing wrong. That's a lot of criminals! Submitted by JazzBaby, 3/18/2019.
Let’s see, we have murder, tampering with a corpse, tampering with evidence, extortion, perjury, obstructing justice, forgery, grand larceny - mercy! DOD 01/18/23