In the summary, it is mentioned that Academy Award winner Ellen Burystn appears in this episode. An even more famous actor also appears here. Robert “Rusty” Stevens makes his only Perry appearance playing a young boy. He was 13 at the time. Rusty Stevens will forever hold a place in all baby-boomers’ hearts as the character Larry Mondello on Leave It To Beaver. All information I have been able to scrape up shows that Mr. Stevens is still alive in the New Jersey-New York area. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 2 September 2009.
Lloyd Corrigan (Rudy) is also a "famous face"; he appeared in many of the Boston Blackie movies as Arthur Manleder, Blackie's millionaire friend. jfh 15Nov2017.
+ The delightful Corrigan also had a major role in the movie THE THIN MAN GOES HOME, and appeared as sensationalist writer Ned Buntline on 6 episodes (1955-58) of the TV show THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP. The real-life Buntline may not have really invented a gun called the Buntline Special, but he did invent the character of "Buffalo Bill" Cody for William Cody, transforming him into a Wild West legend and performer rivaling "Wild Bill" Hickok through his writing. Corrigan plays Buntline as deliciously silly and lovable. Oh, and he was Santa Claus in an episode of Lassie! Submitted by JazzBaby, 3/20/2019.
Lt. Arthur Tragg (Ray Collins) does not appear in this episode, despite oncscreen credit. The veteran actor’s health was starting to fail. Submitted by gracep, 1/12/2011.
Character Names: The Old Man listed in the credits introduces himself as 56-year-old Joe Hudson (which is not terribly old). Boy No. 1 is Brucie Hillman; Boy No. 2 is Gene Karger; and the Girl is Michelle Strule. Submitted by gracep, 1/12/2011.
Location: The Royal Pacific Court in this episode plays double duty by appearing again in “TCOT Mischievous Doll.” Also shown briefly in “TCOT Pathetic Patient.” Submitted by Eric Cooper, 28 April 2011.
+ The area that was supposed to be across the street was seen in TCOT Double-Entry Mind. Added by H. Mason 12/22/14
Uncredited Actors: At the party, that might be Bert Stevens playing a party guest. After the murder, Sgt. Brice Lee Miller appears behind Vera Jordan as she walks through the door at the Royal Pacific Court. He reemerges behind Lt. Anderson at the White residence. Submitted by gracenote, 7/23/2011.
The poem recited in the wrap-up scene is from “Sleep and Poetry” written by John Keats and published in 1817. Submitted by gracenote, 7/23/2011.
Perry's knowledge of Keats is pretty good although the exact rendering is "but strength alone though of the Muses born is like a fallen angel". Submitted by Poha1
+ During the poetry recital in the wrap-up, the hanging lamps behind Perry's desk are swaying a bit -- like there's a minor earthquake -- but neither Della, nor Perry, nor Paul seems to notice. JohnK, 31 October 2022
At 38:17, Della quotes from the Book of Job, chapter 1, verse 7, And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Submitted by vgy7ujm, 1/1/2015.
Goof: When Mona pitches the contents of her drink at Alex (when she accused him of stealing her husbands song) and hitting him in the face and left shoulder, his shirt looks SOAKED (both shoulders), but the “wetness” changes throughout the scene. Some show both shoulders are wet, then only one, and then both wet again, etc. Submitted by mesave31, 03/11/15.
LOCATION: About 22:30 in we see a cop writing a ticket on Pacific Coast Highway. From the numbers visible on the three apartment complexes across the street you can see it's in the 22300 block. The apartments are still there and what looks like shadows on the 2nd story of the middle apartment complex is actually tan tilework. The apartments are just north of the 22333 business complex with Thai Dishes but please note at the moment Google map incorrectly has it in the 22400 block. Submitted by Eric Cooper 6 March 2012.
CARS. (1) Leonard Buckman's light-colored 1953 Chevrolet 150 Club Coupe, Licence Number JPE 098. Buckman heads for it in the opening scene, later it's ticketed.
- (2) Damion White's white 1962 Buick Invicta Convertible, top down.
- (3) 1962 Ford Galaxie 4-Door Sedan, B&W LA County Sheriff Deputy tickets Car(1).
- (4) Paul's black 1962 Thunderbird Convertible, top down.
Of several Background Cars parked around Royal Pacific Court, one is quite notable:
- (a) a 1961 Pontiac Tempest 4-Door Sedan, medium color @ 2:58-3:00. The design & development of this innocuous-looking car were unorthodox, maybe bizarre. There's a reason that the engine in this survivor looks like half-a-V8. It is!
Bikes & trikes abound in the Court. Last bicycle was in Ep#133. Added by Gary Woloski, 6/17/13.
This is a rare episode where we see Perry running. Submitted by 65tosspowertrap, 11/1/2013.
+ Indeed, there is a lot of running in this episode. There are two scenes showing Mona White running along the beach (thank you very much!), a shot of Damion White running out of the surf and up the beach (thank you, very much! jfh 31Oct2019), a shot of Damion White running out of the Royal Pacific Court (followed by the running Perry!), and running kids. Submitted by 65tosspowertrap, 11/1/2013.
Telephone Number: Grace told Damion to contact Phil Schuyler at Olive 4-1654. The phone number Oldfield 4-1654 (which should be the same number) was George Sanborne's in episode 79 (TCOT Lucky Legs). The Olive telephone exchange was also mentioned in episode 35 (TCOT Lazy Lover). Submitted by H. Mason 12/22/14
Amanda Randolph: The White's maid appeared as Mama, the mother of Sapphire Stevens, on The Amos 'N Andy Show. That series was pulled from syndication in 1966. It is available on DVD. She also appeared as maid to the Williams family on Make Room For Daddy. Submitted by H. Mason 12/22/14
Repeat Actors: Lloyd Corrigan and Eddie Firestone were both in this episode and #186 "TCOT Decadent Dean". HamBurger 7/31/2016
This is the only PM appearance for Ellen McRae, who would change her last name when she married Neil Burstyn in 1964...MikeM. 11/9/2016
This is the only PM writing credit for Charles Lang, who had an acting career before turning to writing...MikeM. 2/15/2017
No Domino: A domino is a specifically shaped simple mask that only covers the eyes -- like the one that The Sprit wears. As far as i could see, none of the trick or treaters or party-goers actually wore a domino style mask. Submitted by catyron, 4/23/18.
TCOT Curious Coffee Set: Della serves Paul a cup of coffee from one of the Curious Cups at around 36:58. Submitted by catyron, 4/23/18.