Sightings: A few favorite frequent faces show up in the courtroom gallery today: “Miss Carmody,” back row, prosecutor’s side; Little Old Lady #1, far corner, prosecutor's side; Distinguished Gentleman #1 near the Lady; and Quiet Old Man #1, in front of “Miss Carmody” and near the Gentleman. The Little Old Lady has on a different hat today, too—much darker than usual. Read more about them all here. Submitted by gracep, 11/17/201
+ We do also see, somewhat out of focus, "Sasha Magaloff". Submitted by Clothears, 12th April 2020

Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson joins our court as a spectator as Glamis is called to the stand. Bill767, 1/6/16.

Anomaly: Although only listed as “Autopsy Surgeon,” Michael Fox is, once again, Dr. Hoxie. Even Burger addresses him as such. Submitted by gracep, 11/17/2010

Early in the episode when Muriel tips over the flower vase in the hallway, Glamis asks her what she doing making so much noise "at this time of night". It's clearly morning as Carter left in the middle of breakfast, etc. jfh 11Feb2019
+ I think that is supposed to be a "clever" way to indicate that Glamis had been out ve-e-e-ery late the night before. OLEF641 3/16/21

When Perry's visiting Carter Gillman in jail, Perry has a lighted cigarette in his hand. The camera then moves to show a view of the back of Perry's head and right shoulder. In this view, Perry apparently blows cigarette smoke which rises above his head, but when the camera moves again in front of Perry, the cigarette is in his hand resting on the table. jfh 04Oct2018.

The Curious Coffee Set makes two appearances in this episode. First in the opening scene and later in Perry’s office. Submitted via email from Evelyn, posted by daveb, 7/24/2011.

CARS. Perry and Paul both get new cars. Paul's last cruise in his '60 TBird was Ep#114 while Perry last drove his '60 Sunliner in Ep#118.

  • (1) Paul's NEW 1961 Thunderbird Convertible, black, top down, Licence# probably VPE 295 (possibly "UPE"). In Ep#128 Paul's plate# is VNE 547.
  • (2) Perry's NEW 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible, Lic VNE 545, black, top down. Note that this is a Sun (not Sky) -liner! Sunliner was soft-top; Perry's 1957-59 Skyliners were "retractable hardtops" (discontinued post-1959).
  • (3) Glamis Barlow's 1954-57 Jaguar XK140 DHC, med color, top down. DHC=“Drop Head Coupe”=“convertible”. This is the first appearance of a Jaguar car in the series. More on this & other Jaguars in Comments section below.

A '61 TBird was Pace Car at the Golden Anniversary Indy 500 (30 May 1961), ten days after this episode aired. Added by Gary Woloski, 11/23/12.

Served: For the third time Perry was given a subpoena. It also happened in episodes 17 and 30. Submitted by H. Mason 11/10/14
+ And, once again, Ham Burger disrupts the proceeding with his usual bad-mouthing of Perry while demanding his motion takes precedence over everything else. How does this guy keep his job as the DA? Submitted by Arisia, 03/18/18

FAULT Fun though it is to squeeze Tragg into a scene, it makes little sense that he would be serving a subpoena: Courts - at least at the level we see in PM - are a county function...the logical server would be someone from the sheriff's office. Nitpicked by Notcom, 122616.
+ Tragg commented that he wasn't just there making a courtesy call. So, maybe he decided to serve Perry personally since, unlike Burger, Tragg is a friendly adversary. Perry and Tragg have a mutual respect for one another. Burger respects no one. Submitted by by Arisia, 03/18/18

Case Closed!: Just as in episode 87, TCOT Singing Skirt, Perry solved the murder just before he was to be seated on the witness stand. Submitted by H. Mason 11/10/14
+ I'm sure he was STILL called after the fact, at least in chambers. Burger never lets ANYTHING slide by him; ESPECIALLY a chance to have Perry disbarred or charged with misconduct ;-) . Submitted by Arisia, 03/18/18

This is the only PM appearance for Anne Helm, who was born in Canada and just celebrated her 78th birthday on 12 Sep 2016...MikeM. 9/16/2016

This is the first of three PM appearances for Dick Whittinghill, who was a well-known radio personality in Los Angeles for several decades...MikeM. 12/23/2016

This is the first of seven PM appearances for Don Dubbins, the last three of which would be as Deputy District Attorney Vincent...MikeM. 9/22/2017

Joyce Mackenzie was only six and nine years older than the actresses playing her daughters. This was her only screen appearance after 1954. Submitted by vgy7ujm 20 May 2020

So does anyone know why Perry calls Carter Gilman Mr. Carter when he first talks to him? Submitted by HamBurger, 9/26/2021
+ Carter Gilman used the name Edward Carter as a fake name to introduce himself to Perry. Kilo 3/3/2022.