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Paul Drake (Character)
from "Perry Mason" (1957)

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"Perry Mason: The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (#1.13)" (1957)
Perry Mason: Two pawn tickets. One she hides in the label of a mink coat. The other ticket stays in her purse, where anybody might find it. It's inconsistent.
Paul Drake: She's a woman.
Perry Mason: No, that's no excuse.

Paul Drake: I'm not a lawyer. I don't have your professional immunity.
Perry Mason: It's your duty to answer questions. You don't have to run around giving out information.

Lt. Tragg: Drake, you have a license to operate as a private detective. You know as well as I do that we can take it away... if you withhold evidence.
Paul Drake: I know.
Lt. Tragg: Personally, I don't care if you go on earning a living as a private cop or not. You're gonna make that decision. Right now.

[last lines]
Morey Allen: How about a little dessert?
Della Street: I might just find room for a piece of pie and coffee.
Paul Drake: Ice cream for me, Morey, chocolate.
Morey Allen: Right. How about you, Mr. Mason?
Perry Mason: Oh, anything, and coffee.
Morey Allen: Anything?
Perry Mason: Well, anything but a moth-eaten mink.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (#1.15)" (1957)
Perry Mason: Could Jasper have killed Callender?
Paul Drake: Perry, he was only in there ten seconds.
Perry Mason: How long's it take to stick a sword into a man?

[last lines]
[waiter gives Perry a package]
Perry Mason: [reading card] "Just so you'll remember a grateful client, Lois. The real Cherie Chi Chi."
[Perry opens the package to find a feather fan]
Paul Drake: Well, you won't be needing me again. From now on, you'll be well-covered.

Perry Mason: It's going to be a rough one, Paul.
Paul Drake: Yeah. Particularly since Lois Fenton's got to be guilty.
Perry Mason: Well, I'm glad you're not going to be on the jury!

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Careless Kitten (#8.24)" (1965)
Paul Drake: You want the laundry mark?
Perry Mason: Exactly.
Paul Drake: Okay, but what's that got to do with poison?
Perry Mason: Maybe you'd better find out.
Paul Drake: Perry, if you'd just cut yourself down to two thoughts at one time.

[last lines]
[after Monkey, the cat, jumps off a shelf an spills the coffee service Della had just set on the desk]
Helen Kendall: Well... after all, he did help solve the murder for you didn't he?
Paul Drake: That's right, wise guy. Steal all the credit.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Frustrated Folksinger (#8.15)" (1965)
Perry Mason: Find him Paul. Go over that beach with a fine-toothed comb.
Paul Drake: You mind if I use vacuum cleaners? Might sell a few, going door to door.

[last lines]
Paul Drake: [to Jazbo] Stop fighting it, son. Who cares about the future? Going to marry the boss some day, aren't you?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Unwelcome Bride (#5.14)" (1961)
Perry Mason: Paul, how do you like high altitudes?
Paul Drake: You, um, want me to jump off the balcony?

Perry Mason: Paul, how good are you at finding a needle in a haystack?
Paul Drake: I got a pretty good magnet.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Silent Six (#9.11)" (1965)
Hamp Fisher: Say, I'm not the kind of guy that jumps to conclusions, but, uh, I get the feeling you don't like me.
Paul Drake: No, I'm not the kind of guy that passes out compliments. But you've really got me figured.

[last lines]
Paul Drake: Perry, what's the penalty for committing mayhem on back seat drivers?
Perry Mason: Don't worry, Paul. No jury in the world would convict you.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Murderous Mermaid (#8.23)" (1965)
[first lines]
[while driving, Paul sees a parachutist land in a tree and goes to help]
Paul Drake: Don't worry, son, I'll get you out of here. Hold on, now. There. You all right?
Reggie Lansfield: Oh. No! No, I'm not.

[last lines]
Paul Drake: Some break. Why don't you have the guy throw the knives at her blindfolded?
Ben Lucas: Hey... hey, that's wonderful!

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Nervous Neighbor (#7.18)" (1964)
[first lines]
Paul Drake: [answering intercom] Yes.
Receptionist on Intercom: Mr. Charles Fuller is here.
Paul Drake: Send him in.

[last lines]
[at a Senior Citizen's Dance]
Little Old Lady: You promised.
Paul Drake: So I did, Princess... so I did.
[Paul leads her on to the dance floor]

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Accosted Accountant (#7.14)" (1964)
Leslie Ross: No, no, I graduated and passed the bar. And got my license, thank you.
Paul Drake: If it's a hunting amd fishing license, I'm in season.

[last lines]
Paul Drake: With her face and figure she's got a built-in license to practice black magic if she wants to. How you gonna stop her?
Perry Mason: Oh, Proverbs... 110, I believe.
Paul Drake: What's that?
Della Street: "My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not."

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fetish (#8.21)" (1965)
Paul Drake: Realities? Someone sticks a knife in a rag doll, then a curvy blond doll takes a step into nowhere. Some realities.

[last lines]
[Agnes tosses a voodoo doll to Larry and he catches it]
Paul Drake: Uh-oh, here we go again.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Woeful Widower (#7.23)" (1964)
Carole Moray: [while wearing a robe] But I've got nothing to hide.
Paul Drake: Obviously not.

[last lines]
Paul Drake: You know, in some ways, you got to fell sorry for a guy like that.
Mary Douglas: You've what?
Paul Drake: Okay, okay, I take it back.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (#1.29)" (1958)
Inez Kaylor: And did you have some reason for coming up here? Uh, besides wanting to change the world.
Paul Drake: Yeah. What happened at the courthouse?
Inez Kaylor: Well, I wouldn't know. I wasn't there very long.
Paul Drake: Oh, I'm painfully aware of that. The point is, why did you leave?
Inez Kaylor: Let's, uh, call it a change of heart.
Paul Drake: You have a change of heart, and an innocent man pays for it, huh?
Inez Kaylor: Oh honey, send him my regrets.
Paul Drake: He'll appreciate that... Right up to the time they drop the cyanide pellets... You don't seem very shook up about it.
Inez Kaylor: Why don't you just quietly drop dead?
Paul Drake: Inez, anybody check your whereabouts the night Kim Lane was murdered?
Inez Kaylor: What kind of a crack is that?
Paul Drake: All I know is you're doing the greatest silent act since they invented talkies. Why?

[last lines]
Della Street: Just what do you know about business colleges?
Paul Drake: Are you kidding? I used to teach at one of the finest.
Perry Mason: Mm-hmm. Paul was a track coach. They figured any girl he couldn't catch in three laps around the desk was, uh, ready for the business world.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Sulky Girl (#1.5)" (1957)
Paul Drake: [after being handed a subpoena by Tragg] Burger would never call me.
Lt. Tragg: Well, he might, and then again, he might not. But if I were you, I'd get me some, uh, good legal advice. You like to have me, uh, recommend a good lawyer?

Paul Drake: You did great.
Perry Mason: Enjoy it?
Paul Drake: Burger's footprints all over your back!

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fortune (#9.2)" (1965)
Paul Drake: Della, you're a genius.
Della Street: Yes... Yes, I am.

[last lines]
Gypsy: Are you enjoying yourselves?
Perry Mason: Yes. Thank you very much.
Gypsy: Good. Good. Now, who would like to have his fortune told... from the tea leaves?
Paul Drake: Boy, did you pick the wrong table.

"Perry Mason: The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma (#3.6)" (1959)
Paul Drake: Mr. Danko, in my business, a client's case is supposed to remain confidential. But yours won't. You've told a few too many lies. And I don't like being chosen either to pay conscience money, or to help cover up a felony.

Paul Drake: Perry... isn't there anything else you want to ask me?
Perry Mason: Paul... the only real doubt I have about you is what you're gonna to say when you see my bill.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Baffling Bug (#9.13)" (1965)
[first lines]
Paul Drake: Thank you, doctor. Names, please?
Horace Lehigh: Horace Lehigh
Dr. Nina Revelli: Dr. Nina Revelli.
Dr. Maseo Tachikawa: Dr. Maseo Tachikawa.
Paul Drake: Thank you. Will each of you step in front of the fluoroscope, please?

[last lines]
Della Street: Well, maybe it would be easier if we all lived in, um, cocoons.
Paul Drake: Della, there's one thing you will always find inside a cocoon. A bug.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Laughing Lady (#9.1)" (1965)
[last lines]
Della Street: I'll deposit this.
Perry Mason: No, Della. Just send the money each week to the police juvenile fund, but not in my name.
Della Street: Whose name?
Paul Drake: How about Mordecai Rapahannock Terwilliger?
Perry Mason: Senior.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Bashful Burro (#3.19)" (1960)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: All right, what in the world did you want with a silver-plated horseshoe?
Perry Mason: Oh, you mean this?
[hold up horseshoe]
Perry Mason: This was just to bring us luck.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Torrid Tapestry (#4.23)" (1961)
Della Street: What do you know about art?
Paul Drake: Me? I don't even know what I like.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Deadly Verdict (#7.4)" (1963)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: How nice to have, have nothing to breathe except air.
Paul Drake: Hey, come on, Miss Barton, the smog isn't that bad.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (#7.17)" (1964)
Paul Drake: Well, I guess ethics aren't a problem anymore.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (#4.16)" (1961)
[last lines]
Della Street: Comedy of errors.
Paul Drake: Uh, just errors, Della, no comedy. As Perry would say, murder is never funny.
Della Street: Okay, boss. Okay.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Candy Queen (#9.3)" (1965)
[last lines]
[Paul has a bon voyage gift for the Candy Queen]
Paul Drake: Oh, this is for you.
Claire Armstrong: Oh, thank you, Paul.
Della Street: Not a box of candy.
Claire Armstrong: Paul, how did you know? It's exactly what I needed.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Slandered Submarine (#3.23)" (1960)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: You know, one of these days I'm gonna take a nice, long sea voyage.
Perry Mason: Any particular place?
Paul Drake: No, just anywhere. I haven't made up my mind yet.
Perry Mason: The, uh, Commander know a slogan that might help you.
Paul Drake: Oh. What's that?
Cmdr. Jerome Burke: Join the Navy and see the world.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Nine Dolls (#4.9)" (1960)
[first lines]
Paul Drake: [testing out Perry's fly-rod] Hey, I wouldn't mind having this myself. Come in handy for snagging the olives out of martinis.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Impetuous Imp (#9.5)" (1965)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Diana, it's a surefire bestseller. What's the title?
Diana Carter: I owe that to you, Mr. Mason. You discovered Paul for me. The Amorous Adventures of Paul Lake, Private Eye.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between (#7.22)" (1964)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Hey, we're a regular couple of Cupids.
Perry Mason: You know, I just can't see it.
Paul Drake: What?
Perry Mason: You with a bow and arrow.
Paul Drake: Oh? What about you, with wings.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant (#2.4)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: I suppose so. Well, I'd better shove off. I don't want to keep the little lady waiting.
Perry Mason: What's the matter, Paul? Your money burning a hole in your pocket?
[Paul pulls out some money that has been burnt]
Della Street: Where did you get that?
Paul Drake: Don't worry. It isn't Corregidor money. I put a cigarette down on my money clip this morning. So, I figured it was just the thing to spend on a hot date.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Carefree Coronary (#9.6)" (1965)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: [in a hospital bed being attended by three beautiful nurses] Boy, here we go again. First the doctor, now you two. Jumping to conclusions, making accusations. Just look at me. I'm a very sick man.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Golfer's Gambit (#9.18)" (1966)
Della Street: From the whiff I got when you walked in, it must have been tough just to stay in that room with all that perfume.
Paul Drake: Oh, it's, uh, all in a day's work.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Borrowed Baby (#5.26)" (1962)
[last lines]
[as the baby, Leander, who Della has been taking care of, is leaving with his mother]
Paul Drake: Della, why all the tears? Everything turned out pretty well.
Della Street: Wouldn't you cry, too, if... you lost the only baby you ever had?

The Case of the Black Cat (1936)
Perry Mason: [Walking through the apartment hallway] Louise DeVoe - that sounds more like a chorus girl than a nurse.
Paul Drake: What are you gonna tell her, chief?
Perry Mason: She's the one that's gotta tell - I hope.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Frantic Flyer (#3.12)" (1960)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: That's a... That's a great idea. Uh, why don't you just, uh, fill my check out like that. Uh, blank. Just sign it.
Perry Mason: [pause] All right, Paul.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Jealous Journalist (#5.1)" (1961)
Paul Drake: Don, I know I had you on another assignment, but this is important. I'd go myself, but the switchboard girl at the Worden apartments know me by sight.
Operative: Is there a good-looking girl in Los Angeles that doesn't know you by sight?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Fanciful Frail (#9.24)" (1966)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Oh, uh, speaking of money, uh, could you let me have $50?
Perry Mason: This, um... This is a loan.
Paul Drake: Uh-huh.
Perry Mason: And the celebration is on you.
Paul Drake: Certainly. Just, uh, put it on my expense account. Uh, Della?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lover's Leap (#6.23)" (1963)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: That's right, Della. And, Paul, why not send the bill to Hamilton? He's the one who used the anchor.
Paul Drake: Why not send him the anchor?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Dodging Domino (#6.6)" (1962)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Yeah, some trick.
Perry Mason: Considering the results, wouldn't you say it was more of a treat?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Provocative Protege (#4.8)" (1960)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Well, I, uh, wonder if she'll remember.
Perry Mason: What, Paul?
Paul Drake: To send us tickets to her first concert.
Perry Mason: Della, remind her to send us four tickets.
Paul Drake: Four? There are only three of us.
Perry Mason: Well, you should be able to find a blond music-lover.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Crooked Candle (#1.11)" (1957)
[last lines]
Della Street: And if you can't help her recapture her past?
Paul Drake: Well, the, uh... least I can do is, uh, brighten up her future.
[Perry hands Paul the money he asked for]
Paul Drake: Thank you.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Vanishing Victim (#9.17)" (1966)
Perry Mason: When all else fails, there's only one thing left to do, and that's appeal to someone's better instincts.
Paul Drake: And hope he has some.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Shifty Shoebox (#7.2)" (1963)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: What's all this about?
Paul Drake: [out of breath having climbed the stairs with Miles] Oh, just a-a little bet, Perry. That's all. See how many steps you count going down the fire stairs.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Badgered Brother (#7.12)" (1963)
[last lines]
Della Street: [sees a dress being modeled] Speaking of love... look, Perry. That I love.
Paul Drake: [referring to the model wearing the dress] Me, too.
Perry Mason: All right, Della, consider the outfit yours. Part of Todd Baylor's fee. As, um, for you, Paul...
Paul Drake: [still looking at the model] Don't tell me. If it's against the law, I don't want to know. Excuse me.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Bogus Books (#6.1)" (1962)
Paul Drake: Uh, doesn't this come under the general heading of breaking and entering?
Perry Mason: No, Ellen gave me her key. Besides, we have Lieutenant Tragg's permission.
Paul Drake: That was ten days ago.
Perry Mason: He didn't set any time limit.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Fancy Figures (#2.10)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: That's your trouble, Paul. You're a cynic. You keep looking for things that just aren't there.
Paul Drake: Is that what you call a cynic?
Della Street: Mm-hm.
Perry Mason: Of course, when a man looks for things that aren't there and finds them... then we call him a detective. Here.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands (#7.16)" (1964)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: There's only one thing you've never really explained, Nancy. How on earth you picked that horse, Dough Boy, to win.
Nancy Banks: Oh, well, he did have the highest odds, but it's true, Mr. Mason, when I looked at those horses, and when he looked at me right in the eyes...
Paul Drake: Come on, Nancy. Cut it out.
Della Street: Paul.
Paul Drake: Don't cast those pearls before a swine. Come on, we got to hurry up. We'll miss the first race.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Singular Double (#4.4)" (1960)
[Paul enters Perry's office and starts to talk about vacation plans before Perry interrupts to give Paul a lot of tasks to accomplish]
Perry Mason: Paul, what was all this about a vacation?
Paul Drake: Did I say that?
Perry Mason: You did.
Paul Drake: I must have been dreaming.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Startled Stallion (#3.5)" (1959)
[last lines]
Jo Ann Blanchard: And for all of you, for Saturday.
Paul Drake: Uh... what's for Saturday?
Perry Mason: Three box seats for the big race. From Spindrift.
Paul Drake: Better he should tell us if he's gonna win.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Calendar Girl (#2.24)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: The way I see it, Dawn Manning got by by the skin of her teeth.
Paul Drake: [looking at a photo Dawn] The way I see it, there's more skin than teeth.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Wooden Nickels (#8.12)" (1964)
[last lines]
[Paul starts pulling coins out of his pockets and putting them on Perry's desk]
Perry Mason: Paul, what in the world are you doing?
Paul Drake: Conducting my daily search.
Della Street: Daily search?
Paul Drake: To make sure that nobody's given me any, uh... wooden nickles.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Frightened Fisherman (#7.20)" (1964)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Good fisherman always keeps his eye on the other fishermen around him.
Paul Drake: All right, so I'm not a fisherman. So why?
Perry Mason: To make sure they're not catching any bigger fish than he is.
Paul Drake: Ask a stupid question...

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Bartered Bikini (#3.8)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: [to Perry and Della while watching young ladies model bathing suits] You know... sometimes this business is fun.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lonely Eloper (#5.30)" (1962)
Perry Mason: [answers the phone] Hello. Oh, Paul. How's the party?
Paul Drake: It died. So did the hostess.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise (#9.19)" (1966)
Perry Mason: Sometimes I wonder about this profession. Clients pay you for your advice, then stubbornly refuse to take it.
Paul Drake: Well, shouldn't you be grateful? After all, if everybody acted logically and sensibly, who'd ever need lawyers?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Envious Editor (#4.13)" (1961)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: [suddenly remembering] *Oh, these photographs.* Well, they don't mean anything anymore.
Perry Mason: This all of them?
Paul Drake: Mm-hm. Negatives, too.
Perry Mason: [as he throws them in the waste basket] That's that.
Paul Drake: You realize, of course, that that represents hours of work. I had to go through all the photos in Rudi Tripp's file.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Corresponding Corpse (#2.1)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Well, Perry wanted me to talk to that salesman and find out about the knitting needles.
[passes Perry an open box from which he removes a check writing machine]
Perry Mason: It's may fault, Della. I should have known he didn't have any sales resistance.
Perry Mason: [Perry sets the machine in front of Della] Well, here. Write him a check.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (#1.21)" (1958)
[last lines]
[as Perry is about to leave to catch a much delayed plane to London, Della brings Harriet in to see him]
Harriet Bain: I wanted to say thank you, personally Mr. Mason, before I left town.
Perry Mason: You going away?
Della Street: Yes. Harriet's taking a vacation in Europe.
Harriet Bain: And my plane leaves in an hour.
Paul Drake: Taking the polar route to London, by any chance?
Harriet Bain: Why, yes. Della managed to get me a seat on the plane.
Perry Mason: [chuckles] What a remarkable coincidence. Well, Miss Machiavelli?
Della Street: Well, with this new hairdo and new outfit, a girl needs an escort. I just couldn't think of a better one for the trip.
Perry Mason: [to Paul] After you.
Perry Mason: [to Harriet and Della, offering his arms] Shall we?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Mourner (#1.7)" (1957)
[last lines]
Belle Adrian: Mr. Mason, were you surprised when you found I didn't do it?
Perry Mason: Of course not, Mrs. Adrian. I knew that all along. You just weren't the type.
Paul Drake: And who is the type, pray tell?
Della Street: Oh, that's easy, Paul. Anyone who is not represented by Perry Mason.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Fifty Millionth Frenchman (#7.19)" (1964)
[last lines]
[as Carole takes Phillipe to start ski instructions]
Paul Drake: He'll learn.
Della Street: Vive la France.
Perry Mason: [chuckles] Vive la sport.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lover's Gamble (#8.20)" (1965)
[last lines]
[Della holds up a sketch of Perry]
Betty Kaster: [to Perry] Well, I know it isn't much, but of course it's not finished yet. And next year, I'll do one in oil. Every year of my life I'll do a better and better picture of the most beautiful, wonderful man in the whole world.
Paul Drake: I'll bet even Hamilton Burger would like one of those. Perry Mason, hanging in oil.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Romantic Rogue (#2.17)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Well... I still say you were lucky that that option bit paid off.
Della Street: How can you say that, Paul? That was skill. Now, if Perry had been lucky, he would have found uranium.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Absent Artist (#5.23)" (1962)
[last lines]
Pete Manders: [while looking at a couple of beautiful women] Hey, you know something? I might be coming back to Port Harmony someday.
Paul Drake: Pete, old sport, haven't you had enough trouble? Uh, just leave art to the experts.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Vagabond Vixen (#1.9)" (1957)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Any other message for the gentlemen of the press?
Perry Mason: You might tell them if they're ever tempted to pick up a lady on the highway, don't. If she's no lady, it could be murder.

The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)
Paul Drake: [Trying the door] It's locked!
[He starts looking through his skeleton keys]
Paul Drake: Which will it be? Conscience or curiosity?
Perry Mason: Curiosity.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Malicious Mariner (#5.4)" (1961)
Paul Drake: [Talking about Wenzel's drinking habits] He started the day drinking breakfast in a waterfront bar, then into another bat roost for a mid-morning 100-proof coffee break, and right now he's starting a quart of lunch in a joint called Neptune's Cave. And he's still sober!

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Wintry Wife (#4.17)" (1961)
[last lines]
Della Street: He figured she'd be a pretty good alibi for him, of course.
Paul Drake: That's right. It's all pretty obvious.
Della Street: Well, anyway, it's all pretty obvious now.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Howling Dog (#2.23)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: [referring to a dog] Well... what do we do with him?
Paul Drake: Just stay away from him. He's a killer.
[the dog starts licking Paul's face]

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Bluffing Blast (#6.14)" (1963)
Perry Mason: And, um, how soon do you want all the answers? Will an hour do?
Paul Drake: Oh, no rush. Take two hours.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Devious Delinquent (#7.10)" (1963)
Paul Drake: Well, the boy Tim supposedly killed, Chick Montana, was a fast talker but a slow thinker. He wasn't smart.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Blushing Pearls (#3.4)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: You know, Perry, I'm surprised they haven't come for you.
Perry Mason: Who?
Paul Drake: Police. I was sure Burger would have done something about that arson business.
Della Street: Oh, he did do something. This arrived in the morning mail.
Perry Mason: [Perry opens the letter and reads the contents] Heh!
Paul Drake: What is it?
Perry Mason: A citation for burning trash without a permit.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Golden Girls (#9.14)" (1965)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Well, at least Montalvo had sense enough not to change that.
Lt. Steve Drumm: Hmm?
Paul Drake: The Golden Bear of the Month on the gate-fold.
Lt. Steve Drumm: [looks at the magazine and whistles] Look at that.
Paul Drake: Hmm.
Della Street: May I see?
Paul Drake: Sure, doll. Feast your eyes on a real Golden Bear.
[Paul shows her the centerfold which has a picture of a bear]

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Duplicate Case (#8.27)" (1965)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Well, it was pretty late at night, Della. Maybe I got the wrong number.
Paul Drake: Maybe you weren't even at home. We'll never know.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Negligent Nymph (#1.12)" (1957)
Perry Mason: What's the trouble, Officer?
Patrolman: Oh, Mr. Mason. We're setting up a roadblock. Been some trouble up on the Alder estate. We're looking for a young lady. Attractive, blond hair, five feet six, about 24.
Paul Drake: With a description like that, I wouldn't mind meeting her myself.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Shapely Shadow (#5.16)" (1962)
Paul Drake: Why is it?... Every time a beautiful girl walks into this office, my normally intelligent friend...
Perry Mason: Oh, she wasn't so beautiful, Paul. That's what intrigued me.
Paul Drake: You're worse off than I thought.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Skeleton's Closet (#6.26)" (1963)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Things are seldom what they seem, Dave.
Paul Drake: Hey! I know how that one ends. "Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream." How's that?
Della Street: You're right, Perry. Things are seldom what they seem.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Pathetic Patient (#5.7)" (1961)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: A famous man once said, "The oldest and best-known evil is even more supportable and tempting than one that's new and untried."
Paul Drake: That figures. I always kind of liked the old temptations best.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Capricious Corpse (#6.2)" (1962)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: By the way, what do you suppose will happen to Nicholas and Joane?
Perry Mason: Probation, most likely, since their motives were good, even though their actions were more than slightly illegal.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Prodigal Parent (#1.36)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: She is a regular Miss Know-It-All. Is there anything you don't know?
Della Street: Yes. Which one of you handsome gentlemen is going to take me to lunch.
Perry Mason: Oh, may I?
Della Street: Thank you.
Paul Drake: Yeah, what about me?
Perry Mason: Sorry, you're not my type. You'll have to buy your own lunch.
Perry Mason: Come on.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Last Act (#2.21)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Della.
Della Street: Hmm?
Paul Drake: You were kidding about flaming hamburgers on a sword?
Della Street: No, I wasn't.
Lt. Tragg: Perry... you take the hamburger. I'll eat the sword.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Left-Handed Liar (#5.11)" (1961)
[last lines]
[Paul sits on the 'electric camel' exercise equipment]
Paul Drake: Hey, uh, how do you suppose you start this thing?
Della Street: I'm ambidextrous. Allow me.
Paul Drake: Hey... Hey, Della, turn it off! Perr... Somebody turn this thing off!
Perry Mason: Shall we?
Paul Drake: [as Perry and the others are leaving] Help! Della, Perry, come back!
[to himself]
Paul Drake: Ah, well, Paint, old sport, I guess it's you and me. Et tu.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (#2.26)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: That wheel is fixed.
Della Street: [chuckles] Another game, pigeon?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor (#8.3)" (1964)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Well, it just goes to prove that a little trust is a good thing.
Perry Mason: I agree with you completely.
Paul Drake: Fine. Then maybe you'll trust me with some money for lunch.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Betrayed Bride (#8.5)" (1964)
Marie Claudet: Oh, Mr. Mason, why do you have to ask questions? Can't you just help me?
Jimmy Meacham: Yeah, Mr. Mason, how about it? Can't you just help?
Paul Drake: Yeah, Perry. How about it?
[Perry looks from Paul to Jimmy and finally back at Marie]
Marie Claudet: Please?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Empty Tin (#1.25)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Well, it just goes to show you, what some women will do for a man is just plain murder.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lonely Heiress (#1.20)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: It's exactly twenty minutes after ten, and I haven't eaten since noon. Now, which of you two handsome gentlemen is going to take me to dinner?
Paul Drake: Uh, just a minute.
[Paul gets a coin from his pocket]
Paul Drake: Call it, Perry.
Perry Mason: [as Paul flips the coin] Uh, heads.
[all watch as it lands on it side by leaning against a chair leg]
Paul Drake: Well, we both win.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (#7.3)" (1963)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: [to Perry and Della] I'm kind of thinking of going into the mining business. This morning, Sandy Bowen showed me a mine he had for sale. Gold just lying around all over the place.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Brazen Bequest (#5.12)" (1961)
[last lines]
Della Street: I knew he didn't do that.
Perry Mason: How?
Della Street: Well, Mrs. Cromwell told me. She said that... Well, she just convinced me that her husband couldn't have done such a thing.
Perry Mason: There you are. No logic, but it...
Perry Mason, Paul Drake: [together] ... confirms your faith in women.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (#8.13)" (1964)
[first lines]
Paul Drake: [on phone] And then operative picked up subject again at... Let's see, uh... I'm not going too fast for you, am I, Della?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Travelling Treasure (#5.8)" (1961)
Paul Drake: [quoting Charles E. Carryl's poem] "Oh, a capital ship for an ocean trip, is a Walloping Window-blind." You, uh, are you prone to mal de mer, Perry?
Perry Mason: Only on a windjammer, rounding a horn.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Latent Lover (#8.11)" (1964)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: [opens coat] Microphone and transmitter, self-contained wit batteries. The recording set's out in my car. Nice, huh?
Della Street: Nice? You electronic eavesdropper. It's not save to even think around you anymore.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Married Moonlighter (#2.7)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: The way I see it, Perry doesn't stand to make a dime in this case. After all, the Harrison's can't afford to pay him. So how can he afford to pay me?
Perry Mason: That's a very good question, Paul. Come to think of it, I can't.
[Perry proceeds to tear up Paul's check that Della had just given him]

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (#6.13)" (1963)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Give me your car keys.
[Virginia hands over her keys]
Paul Drake: Della, put 'em in an envelope.
Perry Mason: Yep. The party's on us. Let's go, Aunt Sarah.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Spanish Cross (#2.28)" (1959)
Paul Drake: [holding a fortune dispensed from a scale] According to this, I was just about to meet a tall, handsome gentleman who would make me independently wealthy.
Perry Mason: I'll tell him when I see him.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (#8.28)" (1965)
[last lines]
[a chimpanzee hugs Perry from behind, startling him]
Paul Drake: What's the matter, Perry? Still a little spooky?
Perry Mason: No, I just thought it might be Miss Kempton, that's all.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Runaway Racer (#9.10)" (1965)
[last lines]
Pete Griston: Well, I didn't know I was gonna have a passenger on my first spin.
Della Street: Company? He'll probably drive it for you.
Paul Drake: I just might do that.
Perry Mason: Yeah, that's him, Daredevil Drake.
Paul Drake: But I, uh, remembered I have an appointment. Hey, wait a minute, let me out of this thing?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Jilted Jockey (#2.8)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: [answering the phone] Yes, Gertie. Oh. It's for you, Tic. It's your wife.
Francis 'Tic' Barton: I got nothing to say to her, Mr. Drake. Like I told you, Mr. Mason, it's wonderful to be free. And from now on, I'm gonna pick on girls my own size.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Captain's Coins (#5.17)" (1962)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: [regarding the Malay State medal] *That* face launched a thousand ships?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Borrowed Brunette (#2.13)" (1959)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: No, there's one little bit of unfinished business.
Paul Drake: Hm. What?
Perry Mason: Helen Reynolds' boyfriend. Where is he?
Paul Drake: Ah, we stopped looking for him, Perry.
Perry Mason: Your stopped looking for him? Why?
Paul Drake: Well, uh, the judge had already dismissed the case.
Perry Mason: Mm-hm.
Paul Drake: You'd already uncovered the murderer.
Perry Mason: Mm-hm.
Paul Drake: Besides... we couldn't find him.
Perry Mason: Mm-hm.