Goof: In the scene where the judge adjourns court until tomorrow and everybody rises, Della has on a jumper and sweater. When court resumes, supposedly on the next day, Della has on the same outfit! See here. Submitted by Carol Barton 2/10/2005.
Although providing for the requisite alliteration, the title is misleading: it's not the chancellor who cheats (indeed, he seems to one of the few people at this college who doesn't!) Notcom, 080919.
+ IMHO, the cheater referred to was Logan, but "The Case of the Cheating Man Who Expects to Become Chancellor When the Current Chancellor Retires" was a little too awkward ;-) OLEF641 9/4/21
Continuity: Keep an eye on Myra Finlay and Evelyn Wilcox in the two courtroom scenes for odd costume changes. See here. Submitted by daveb, 12/11/2007.
Lee Meriwether makes her last of two appearances here on Perry playing Evelyn Wilcox. Meriwether was chosen Miss America in September 1954, the first year the pageant was telecast. She is probably best known for playing Barnaby Jones’ daughter-in-law on the show of the same name. Submitted by Paul Drake 33, 18 August 2009.
+ I think of her more for being the Catwoman in the movie "Batman," doing the role due to the unavailability of Julie Newmar. She looked great in the outfit. cgraul 5.8.14
++ Agreed, Lee Merriwether looks fantastic as Catwoman! She also was for a few episodes a regular member of the Mission:Impossible team, and one of the scientists at the Time Tunnel, but I think of her more for guest starring on Star Trek, "That Which Survives". Her character, Losira, is well-played as a projected image that unintentionally kills a Red Shirt or two. Submitted by Trekkie DyNama, 2014.05.09.
+++ Lee played CRIME LAB technician Joanne Laurens in 3 "FBI" episodes of 1965 [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 2.11.15.
++++Star Trek Alert: Meriwether isn't the only Perry alum in this episode to join the Star Trek universe. There are three others. James Noah guest starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager episodes, as Dr. Hanor Pren in "Rejoined", and Dr. Rislan in "Displaced," respectively. This is his sole Perry appearance. Barry Atwater, who appeared in three Perry episodes originated the role of Surak (the founder of Vulcan rationalism) in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Savage Curtain". Or at least he played a simulacra of Surak, since the character was recreated by an alien race from the mind of Spock to test the meaning of good and evil with the Enterprise crew. Finally, Joseph Mell, also a veteran of three Perry episodes, played an illusory Earth trader in the first pilot of original series Star Trek, "The Cage." He was so illusory that his role was uncredited. It's notable that the cast of the Star Trek pilot included not only Mell, but seven additional Perry alums: John Hoyt (McCoy's predecessor), a favorite Perry character actor with five episodes under his belt; Anthony Jochim, a three-fer in Perry world; Jon Lormer, who appeared in 13 episodes, with a recurring role as an autopsy surgeon; Malachi Throne, with one Perry appearance; Meg Wyllie, with four; Janos Prohaska, who had the distinction, such as it is, of being the only actor to portray a gorilla in Perry world (TCOT Grinning Gorilla - yes, Janos was in the gorilla suit); and of course, last but not least, Leonard Nimoy, who appeared in TCOT Shoplifter's Shoe. In short, the planet of "The Cage" was a veritable Perry reunion. Submitted by MyFavoritePolarBear, 12/4/22.
Stacy Keach, the judge in this episode, appeared in Pet Semetary (1989) and Pretty Woman (1990), among other movies. He is the father of actors James Keach and Stacy Keach. Paul'sGal, September, 2021
Location: Lee Meriwether’s Malibu beach house plays double duty by appearing in “TCOT Frightened Fisherman.” Submitted by Eric Cooper, 28 April 2011.
+ The Beach House was best known as the Mildred Pierce House. It was at 26652 Latigo Shores Dr. in Malibu until it fell into the ocean after a 1983 storm. Submitted by Eric Cooper 28 January 2013.
++ The courthouse exterior shot is the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana. Per the CA Supreme Court Historical Website: "One of Southern California's oldest court buildings, the Old Orange County Courthouse is also one of the state's few surviving Romanesque Revival-style buildings. The courts occupied the building until 1969, when they moved to more modern facilities on Civic Center Drive. Restoration of the old courthouse began in 1983 and was completed in 1992. The building now houses the Orange County History Center as well as county offices and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places." OldDave, added 4/13/20
+++ The campus building looks like it's UCLA, although I can't find a matching building on the campus map. It's clearly labeled "375". OldDave, added 4/13/20
Sighting: The young brunette made brief appearance sitting in the courtroom on the row behind of Joe Price played by one of Robert Walker's sons, Michael Walker. Perry Baby 12/8/13
NOTICE: This story was remade as the season 3 episode of MURDER, SHE WROTE - "Murder in a Minor Key". Submitted by H. Mason 9/24/14 - Revised 11/8/14
This is the second of three PM writing credits for Lawrence Goldman, who had six writing credits on "The Millionaire" television series...MikeM. 3/9/2017
This is the second of two PM appearances for prolific character actor Peter Hobbs (James Hyatt), who was born in France in 1918 and passed in Santa Monica CA in 2011...MikeM. 3/15/2018
This is the only PM appearance for Peter Helm (Bob Hyatt), who was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1941. He was in a single episode of "Ironside" in 1967. One of his children, Tiffany Helm, is an actress. Peter Helm is now 76 years old...MikeM. 7/19/2018
'The Return of the Tudor House: Our favourite Tudor house is seen in this episode again. Submitted by , July 20, 2018
The "$95 negligee" would cost nearly $825 today (2021). OLEF641 9/4/21
This is Louise Latham's second - and final - appearance, only 10 episodes after her previous one. (According to several web sources she is still alive at 93, making her one of PM's more senior alumni.*) In both cases she plays a woman who murders her philandering husband, and gives hints of such by acting in a slightly daft manner thruout the show. Observed by Notcom, 060316. *Died in 2018 at age 95.
When Michael Walker "Joe" is loading papers into a truck he can be seen wearing a Manzana Valley Prep sweatshirt. That was the school in episode 186, TCOT Decadent Dean.