TCOT Peripatetic Paintings: The painting The Three Witches also appears in #132, “TCOT Posthumous Painter.” See appearances here. Submitted by Xanthippe Svanström, 12/24/2003.
+ The painting seen in the hall outside Goring Gilbert’s place can also be seen in #146, “TCOT Absent Artist,” and #260, “TCOT Sausalito Sunrise.” See here. Submitted by Leah, 1/29/2003.
++ The Crying Cherub painting from #89, “TCOT Crying Cherub,” and seen in #146, “TCOT Absent Artist,” can also be seen in Goring Gilbert’s studio. Submitted by daveb, 12/4/2007.
+++ The painting of the "little lady" that intrigued Otto Olney when he was in Leslie Rankin's gallery was also seen (barely) in episode 48. Alan Smithee, 3-15-2015.

Is this the only episode where Paul Drake hands his pocket notebook to someone (Perry in this case)? Also, the notebook is bound at the top. In earlier episodes, Paul refers to a side-bound notebook. Has anyone studied the different notebooks used? There are more than two. Otto Gervaert, 2/1/21.
+ In the very next episode, TCOT Bigamous Spouse, we see Perry reading aloud from Paul's top-bound notebook. jfh 13Feb2023

Location: At 4:55 there is an establishing shot featuring a busy city street. This is the Miracle Mile on Wilshire Boulevard, specifically, the 5000 block, marked by the El Rey Theatre at 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Built in 1936, it is still standing, a gemlike art deco masterpiece. Here is a wikipedia article on the El Rey Theatre. Submitted by catyron, May 21st, 2018

Sightings: In the courtroom, “Miss Carmody” & Quiet Old Man #1 observe the proceedings, while Distinguished Gentleman #1 works the stenotype. Learn more about these frequent faces. Submitted by gracenote, 2/22/2011.
+ Earlier, the aformentioned Gentleman, along with a companion, is led in the background by the mâitre d’ to his table in the restaurant where Colin Durant confronts Perry. Later, he appears, back to the camera, in the background of the bus depot, and he’s talking to yet another lady. Then he reappears in the depot at least twice more, walking in the background. Submitted by gracenote, 8/2/2011.
++ That Distinguished Gentelman #1 is, as we now know, the multi-talented and oft-featured Rudolph "Rudy" Salinger.

CARS. There are over ninety background cars in this episode (36 in the opening pan shot alone!). Except for the two buses, I have not listed any of them.

  • (1) Colin Durant's medium-color 1963 Buick Wildcat Convertible, top down, License No QCV 014.
  • (2) at the bus depot, a 1954-1959 Flxible VistaLiner VL-100, 39-passenger deck-and-a-half inter-city bus in Trailways livery. It was fit for "The King".
  • (3) at the US/Mexico border crossing, a 1948 ACF-Brill IC-41. The bus line's logo seems to be the California Grizzly, as on the state flag. "IC-41" = inter-city 41-passenger.
  • (4) Perry's OLD 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner top down, with the expired 1956-pattern YELLOW-plate Licence Number XCF 015. This is another re-use of one of two Season 6 Courthouse Location-Setters; this is the one with the line of traffic on Hill St and not showing Paul's TBird parked behind Perry's car. The next episode #188, at 32:06, uses the other version showing Paul's TBird.
  • (5) Lt Anderson's black 1963 Buick LeSabre 4-Door Sedan, Lic No QCV 007. Andy first had this car in Ep#185.

Since the introduction of the 1963-pattern black-plates in Ep#173, the old yellow-plates now stand out like sore thumbs. Added by Gary Woloski, 2/11/14.

Charles Irving [Zipperman] played Judges in 11 Perrys (4%: 7 generic, 2 Judge Blanchard, 1 Judge Stanley, 1 Judge No. 1), 3 Bonanzas, 2 Ben Caseys & a Judd For The Defense & Alfred Hitchcock Hour; in Bonanza "A Passion For Justice," he prosecuted Charles Dickens, played by Jonathan [LIS Dr. Smith] Harris [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.2.15.

This is the second of two PM appearances for Joanna Moore, who was Andy's love interest Peggy McMillan in four episodes of The Andy Griffith Show...MikeM. 12/19/2016

This is the final of four PM appearances for Margaret Hayes, who was once married to actor Leif Erickson for 28 days...MikeM. 3/27/2017

This is the third of four PM appearances for Kitty Kelly, a former member of the Ziegfeld Follies. Kitty Kelly began her film career in 1925 playing a chorus girl...MikeM. 4/16/2018

This is the third of four appearances for John Larkin. Also the third of four for John Dall. Submitted by Steven Blackwood 04/22/2022.

Name: Listed as "Critic", Louise Lane's character's name is "Ann Armbrewster" jfh 13Feb2023

In the early restaurant scene, we're treated to a Hawaiian song played on a steel guitar. That song is present in other episodes, in a few Hawaiian-themed taverns. But in this instance it's really loud, and in my view hardly conducive to such fine dining on lobster and champagne. JohnK, 16 February 2022