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.
+ "Sasha Magaloff" is now known to be the actor Mitchell Rhein. Submitted by catyron, November 16, 2020.
++ 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.
> Silence is NOT golden: tho she smiled nicely, it still seemed awkward that she didn't say anything...all I could think was "Those cheapskates!! not (even) one word, so they can avoid paying scale". Notcom 041123.
+++ Distinguished Lady #4 is on Burger's side in the back row. Bill767, 1/6/16.
++++ "Distinguished Gentleman #1, who plays a coroner's assistant here, is now known to be the actor Rudoph Salinger. He has twice appeared as characters named "Rudy." In some episodes he wears a toupee; in others he is bald. Submitted by catyron, March 20, 2021.
Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson joins as a Photographer's Assistant. Bill767, 1/6/16.
Two of our actors have a connection to Cole Porter. Erik Rhodes was in the stage and film versions of “Gay Divorce/Gay Divorcee” and the stage version of “Silk Stockings”. Joe Cronin was a companion to Porter in the composer’s final years and was bequeathed most of the furnishings from Porter’s legendary Waldorf Astoria apartment. DOD 06/27/22
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
+++ yelocab, not only is Barbara Pepper missing, several other scenes were deleted or shortened in the MeTV version. The complex chain of circumstances that confused Perry and Paul (all those brunettes!) took up too much of MeTV's advertising time, it seems. Instead of a mystery, all we were left with on MeTV was a simple exposition of events. Invest in the DVD set. You'll be glad you did! catyron, Oct. 14, 2019
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
Star Trek Alert: Only one actor in this episode will appear in the Star Trek universe, the ubiquitous Bill Erwin, whose acting career extended from the 1940s to the 2000s, with over 240 roles, including virtually every sitcom during that time, as well as almost every night-time soap opera. He played Dr. Dalen Quaice in the Star Trek: Next Generation episode "Remember Me" (the one where Beverly Crusher is stuck in a shrinking alternate universe caused by a warp bubble or something). He appeared in five Perry episodes, including one in which he was a doctor ("TCOT Pathetic Patient"). Submitted by MyFavoritePolarBear, 1/24/23.
The Vest: The tattersall vest for which the episode was named appears to be the same one worn by Wilmer Beaslee (Richard Deacon) in Episode #106, “TCOT Red Riding Boots.” Submitted by mohansen, 07/13/2012.
+ Interestingly, the same vest seems to pop up again in Episode #172 “TCOT Surplus Suitor" --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, “TCOT Skeleton's Closet“. jfh 20Sep2017.
+++ And worn again by Sidney Weplo in Episode #192, “TCOT Bouncing Boomerang“. Submitted by BobH, 22 November 2017.
++++ Just watching Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) and the vest is worn by Duke Moore as Lt. John Harper. jfh 12Sep2020
Goof: When Albright meets Joy Lebaron 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.
+ In the same scene is a somewhat out of place large empty mosaic bowl in the middle of the desk. 01/21/2020 Joe B.
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.
+ Oakland served as a clue that Joy Lebaron was connected to Caffrey's partner, Ennicks, in San Francisco. Submitted by catyron, March 20, 2021.
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.
“For the woman, the kiss; for the man, the sword!” (Erik Rhodes in ‘The Gay Divorcee’). DOD 10/14/19
Character Names The Barman's name is Walter Clement, the photographer's full name is Vicky Dolen. jfh 07Feb2019
Brunettes: Annabell, the stalwart hair dresser for the series, had her hands full this time with FOUR brunettes in very similar hairdos -- Grace, Joy, Vicky, and, of course, Della. She did a good job. I wondered if the scene with Joy in the hair salon with her hair in a towel was not, perhaps, a tip of the hat to Annabell's prowess -- or, perhaps, a quick way to shoot a scene without Annabell having to spend an extra hour fixing up yet another flawless brunette coiffure. catyron Oct. 14, 2019