Anomaly: Kathie Browne is listed as Donna Loring but is called Donna Ross. [Tom Rankin].
In the office scene where Perry is dictating to Della from a book, when he says “California State Penal Code, section 1362, dealing in competency as evidence when witness uh...,” he is speaking of an actual and appropriate section of the CSPC. Submitted by Steve Fox, 10/20/2004.
+ Goof: Right after the above scene Perry closes the book with an audible thud, picks up the newspaper while putting the book down with his left hand and holds the newspaper with both hands. When the camera switches to a front view we hear what sounds like the thud of the book closing again and Perry has his right hand below the screen apparently putting the book down again. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/13/14.
Music:The piece playing at the episode’s opening (with Carpenter at the piano) is Beethoven’s Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, No. 8, also called the Sonata Pathétique. The closed captions coupled with the syndication print incorrectly list this as the overture from Beethoven’s Fidelio. Submitted by gracep 10/21/2010.
+ The closed-captions on the DVD simply state "(piano music playing)" and later, "(classical piano music playing)." Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/13/14.
+ See also comments below regarding Donna’s piece.
Sightings: Appearing in the courtroom gallery are Distinguished Gentleman #1 and the Little Old Lady in a Hat on the defendant’s side, along with Quiet Old Man #1 and “Miss Carmody” on the prosecutor’s side. A pencil-mustached man peers through the crowd as well (prosecutor’s side). Can you see them? Read more about these favorite frequent faces and why we are trying to spot them. Submitted by gracep, 10/21/2010.
+ Sitting next to DG #1 we find Distinguished Lady #4. Bill767, 1/3/16.
Uncredited Actors: Robert Wegner gets two appearances in this episode. He's a frowning spectator on the prosecution side, and he seems to be a uniformed policeman at the desk outside Tragg’s office when Tragg, Mason, and Worthington meet. Submitted by FredK, 20 Nov 2010.
+ Don Anderson is among the second-row spectators on A.D.A. Chamberlin’s side of the court. Submitted by FredK, 20 Nov 2010.
Just TWO CARS: Perry's 1960 Ford Galaxie Special Sunliner, Lic No TVC 236, black, top down. On his drive to see Donna Loring, Perry passes a parked all-white 1949 Dodge Wayfarer Sports Roadster convertible, top up (19:55-20:04). Don't fret if you missed it; the same footage is reused in Ep#107! Added by Gary Woloski, 10/1/12.
+Chronological Car Anomaly: The old-car-over-the-cliff footage in TCOT Provocative Protege at 04:50 first appeared in Ep#85, TCOT Wary Wildcatter and can be seen in fuller form there at 02:14 - 02:17. This was a 20 year old car at best, and would not have been appropriate for a man of the victim's economic means. Submitted by catyron 12/10/17.
Lt. Tragg's office door identifies him by his full name Arthur Tragg. Although this may not be the first time for the full name to be seen, the office door in early episodes and in the series credits identifies him only as Lt. Tragg. Submitted by Wiseguy70005, 5/13/14.
Where's Paul?: After Perry took Donna as a client he never used the services of the Paul Drake Detective Agency. Submitted by H. Mason 11/3/14
Della's wardrobe: Della wore a monogram dress in the story. Submitted by H. Mason 11/3/14
This is the first of four PM appearances for Kathie Browne. She was married to Darren McGavin from 1969 until her passing in 2003...MikeM. 8/23/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Cindy Courtland, who appeared in the Swiss nudist travelogue Lust For The Sun...MikeM. 11/29/2016
The first of two appearances by Robert Lowery. His most famous role was as the Caped Crusader in the 1949 Batman and Robin serial. Submitted by Kenmore 10/08/2020
NO CREDIT, NO CHECKS CASHED: The sign in the coffee shop at 26:00 on the DVD also appeared in episodes 80 and 85. Submitted by Kilo 6/4/2018.