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Ray Collins, Adieu (Pt. 1): This is the final episode of season 8. It also marks the final appearance of Ray Bidwell Collins as Lt. Arthur Tragg. Sadly, Mr. Collins would die during the summer of 1965 from emphysema. This episode also marks the final appearance of Wesley Lau as Lt. Andy Anderson. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 8 August 2009.
+ Oh, the curse of ever-expanding commercial breaks! In a well-used syndication print, Ray Collins does not appear in this episode. So for many viewers, alas, this is but the last of several episodes in which he merely received billing. (See below.) Submitted by gracenote, 5/9/2011; updated 6/10/2011.
++ FredK may be right that the man was intended to be a stunt double. In any case, it clearly is someone other than Tragg who gets out of the car. Submitted by gracenote, 2/12/12.
+++ In resolution of the above disagreement: Ray Collins does not appear in Ep 241 TCOT Mischievous Doll. The scene described above with Tragg at the desk advising Anderson to "make Perry Mason your chief suspect" does indeed appear in Ep 196 TCOT Capering Camera from Season 7. This was, on 16 January 1964, Ray Collins' final appearance on screen. He was, however, included in the credits throughout the rest of Season 7 and all of Season 8. He died, as mentioned above, on 11 July 1965, during the summer hiatus between seasons 8 and 9 of the show.
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Uncredited Actors: Don Anderson makes two appearances in this episode. First, he’s part of a couple who observe Dorrie/Minerva shooting a pistol at the airport. Later he’s a spectator in the courtroom gallery on Burger’s side. Submitted by FredK, 21 April 2011.
+ The scowling cop standing by a car as Perry and Lt. Anderson talk is Robert Wegner, to whom this wiki has a page dedicated. Submitted by gracenote, 5/6/2011.

Location: The Courtyard apartment complex plays double duty by appearing again in “TCOT Dodging Domino.” Submitted by Eric Cooper, 28 April 2011.
+ The Parkhurst Court has appeared previously as well. Submitted by catyron, July 15th, 2018

Character Names: We learn from Burger that Jasper’s first name, omitted from the credits, is Clyde. Submitted by gracenote, 5/6/2011.

Sightings: Among the horrified bystanders at the airport is Distinguished Gentleman #1, who confers with Don Anderson (see Uncredited Actors, above) among other fellow witnesses (behind Paul Drake). Having recovered from his shock, the Gentleman proceeds to play the court reporter during the evidentiary hearing, while a Pencil Mustache Man observes from an aisle seat behind Perry. Little Old Lady #1 and Quiet Old Man #1 also turn up—the latter magically teleporting between a seat behind the defendant and a seat behind Burger. Submitted by gracenote, 5/6/2011.

Is our versatile Miss Carmody seen letting Perry into Minerva's jail cell? Submitted by Clothears 10th Sept 2020

+ To find out who these people are, see the page appropriately called Who Is That?

This the first of two PM episodes for Mary Mitchel (Dorrie Ambler/Minerva Minden), who appeared as character Evelyn Boothby in two episodes of "Leave It To Beaver"...MikeM. 3/3/2017
+ Ironically (given the plot of this episode) the first of the two LITB episodes, The Chauffeur, is concerned with Wally's reluctance to be driven around by Evelyn...her driving skills seem to have deteriorated in the intervening few years. Notcom, 081520.

This is the only PM appearance for Allyson Ames (Rita Jasper), who was the third wife (of five) for producer/writer/director Leslie Stevens...MikeM. 3/9/2018

This is the third of three PM appearances for Paul Lambert (Del Compton), who started on the stage before turning to movies and television. Paul Lambert had a recurring role as Tom Dalessio in the single season television series "Executive Suite". Paul Lambert passed away in Santa Monica CA in 1997, aged 74...MikeM. 7/13/2018