Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

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 Ben Matlock / ... (181 episodes, 1986-1995)
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 Michelle Thomas / ... (110 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Julie March (96 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Conrad McMasters (85 episodes, 1989-1993)
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"Matlock" features criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock seeking to prove the innocence of his client as he takes on his/her case, of which most involve murders. He does this with the help of a team of people, which changed from season to season but included over the years Conrad McMasters, daughter Charlene Matlock, and Cliff Lewis. Written by grwallace

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3 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Whenever Ben became irritated with someone, he called them a "jackass". This was one of his favorite expressions with Billy (Warren Frost), who was Cliff's dad. He got on Ben's nerves quite often. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ben Matlock: Jackass!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Sally Field/Tony! Toni! Tone! (1993) See more »

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Greatest show ever next to Columbo
1 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Matlock was a great show still is to me.Matlock reminds me of Columbo a little.Big difference being Colombo you know who the killer is & Matlock being a who done it? I like both.Matlock was cool to because he had P.I's Tyler Hudson & Conrad are great & the women lawyers Michealle,Leane there are a few others.All the seasons are great but seasons 1-6 are my favorites the ones with Conrad and Tyler mostly. The stories are very well written and will keep you guessing who the killer might be? His show can also be funny at times & I love how when he gets mad at someone he'll call them a jack ass.

The Blues singer is my favorite episode season 3.


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