William Tracy makes the final of 3 appearances on Perry here playing a tangential role of the photographer. William Tracy was probably best known for his role as Pepi Katona in the wonderful Ernst Lubisch film The Shop Around The Corner. Sadly this would be Mr. Tracy’s final appearance in either TV or film as he would die much too young at the age of 49 in 1967. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 19 August 2009.

Goof: The sign outside the public house unmistakably reads “Red’s Bar & Grill,” but everyone in the episode calls it “Red’s Reef.” Submitted by gracenote, 3/29/2011.
+ Just after the opening credits (46 seconds into episode, 2012 Paramount DVD), the sign is: RED'S REEF           [with "REEF" in smaller letters]
I suspect that a syndication print on a TV screen can make such signage difficult to read. Submitted by masonite, 12/10/12.
++ The photograph Margaret picks up off the floor at the murder scene shows Susan in the custody of the police officer outside RED'S REEF. jfh 24Jan2017.

RED'S REEF BAR AND GRILL: was the site of the murder in episode 207 TCOT Antic Angel, with the victim getting killed in the parking lot. Added by H. Mason 4/5/15

Sightings: Through the doorway of Randolph Cartwell’s office we spy “Miss Carmody” as (presumably) his secretary. At the hearing, we find Quiet Old Man #1 has made the field trip to see Perry in action. That might be Distinguished Gentleman #1 as a cheerful pub customer in the opening scene, but it is definitely he as a nameless campaign worker at the end. Submitted by gracenote, 3/29/2011.
+Miss Carmody has a busy episode. She is not only Randolph Cartwell's secretary, but she is having a drink (and a smoke) with Distinguished Gentleman #1 at the bar in the opening scene, and she is clearly impressed by Jason Foster's speech as an enthusiastically applauding audience member. I think DG#1 might also be in the marching band before Foster's speech. Submitted by Miss Carmody, 16 December 2023.

Star Trek Alert: Two actors in this episode will appear in the Star Trek universe. Booth Colemen, the truculent prosecutor, filling in for Hamilton, appears in Star Trek Voyager. Stewart Moss, the murder victim, shows up in two original series episodes: a drunk alien in “By Any Other Name,” and a drunk (via alien virus) crew member in “The Naked Time.” Submitted by MyFavoritePolarBear, 11/23/22.

Another TR! The "small foreign-built car" with which Margaret dings Rufus Findley's danged truck while she's fleeing "David's house on the Cartwell Estate" is a TRIUMPH TR4 (produced 1961-65). The car has the optional "Surrey Top", a hardtop with a removable central section over the seats (more info here). TR4 was the world's first production car to have such a roof system. The idea was later used by other manufacturers and became more commonly known as a Targa Top.
The appearance of a current-production TR in this episode at this time is curious:

  • Ford Motor Company had just introduced its new MUSTANG in April 1964.
  • end-credits of this episode: "Automobiles Supplied by … Ford Motor Company".
  • This episode aired 1 Oct 64. Just four PM episodes earlier, a TR3 was featured. See Trivia at Ep#209 TCOT Drifting Dropout (aired 7 May 64).
  • Mustangs and TRs were competitors for many of the same potential buyers.
  • A competitor's sports car got exposure but Ford's new model Mustang did not.

It seems to me that someone at CBS/Paisano might have had a preference for TRs over Mustangs! Added by Gary Woloski, 1/10/12.
+ Maybe no Mustangs but Ford did get a Falcon in the show. It was driven by Alma Rice as she pulled into the Cartwell estate. Kilo 3/24/2020.

Uncredited Actors: Parading down the street and cheering with lots of fellow Foster supporters is Don Anderson, who later turns up to watch Perry defeat yet another prosecutor. Robert Wegner, great uncle of a wiki participant, is also there to see Perry triumph, and at least one session he is sitting in front of Anderson. Submitted by gracenote, 3/29/2011.

Job Transfer: Actor Charles Stroud appeared as Court Clerk in ten previous stories, all set in Los Angeles. This time he did the job outside of the city. Submitted by H. Mason 4/5/15

Location: The house used for the Foster Campaign Headquarters was part of the Manzana Valley Prep School in episode 186 TCOT Decadent Dean. Submitted by H. Mason 4/5/15

FAIT ACCOMPLI - the French phrase spoken in the story means: something already done or in effect, making opposition or argument useless. From Webster's New World College Dictionary - Fourth Edition (2006). Submitted by H. Mason 4/5/15

This is the only PM appearance for Lynn Loring, who was married to actor Roy Thinnes for about seventeen years...MikeM. 1/24/2017

This is the third of three PM appearances for Patrick McVey, who was a lawyer before he became an actor...MikeM. 1/30/2018

This is the fifth of five PM appearances for Melora Conway, who was married to director/photographer Dene Hilyard from 1961 until his passing in 2008. In 1964, Melora Conway starred in Hilyard's film, "Vengeance"...MikeM. 6/5/2018

This is the second appearance by Richard Anderson and the last before assuming the role of Lt Steve Drumm in Season 9 where he is credited in 24 episodes.PerryFan Steve 2/24/2020