Jack goes on trial for murder, defended by superstar lawyer Perry Mason (Raymond Burr). The women in the courtroom swoon over Perry, but his defense of Jack is feeble. When Jack asks how ... See full summary »
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Don Wilson / Herman Hockelfinger
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Jack goes on trial for murder, defended by superstar lawyer Perry Mason (Raymond Burr). The women in the courtroom swoon over Perry, but his defense of Jack is feeble. When Jack asks how Perry always wins on his own show, Perry Mason sneers "because my writers are better than yours !" Written by David Stevens

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5 November 1961 (USA)  »

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Not only did Frank Wilcox play the judge in the dream sequence, he also played a "real" judge in eight episodes of _Perry Mason_. See more »

Quotes

J.B. Willoby: Let's see what this summons says. Oh, there's no trouble here. I can get you out of this, just like that.
Jack Benny: Why? What are you gonna do?
J.B. Willoby: Well, we'll go into court, and you'll plead insanity.
Jack Benny: Insanity? But I'm not insane!
J.B. Willoby: Yes, I know it, and you know it, but we'll never get twelve jurors to agree.
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Spoofs Perry Mason (1957) See more »

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Give Perry the old soft shoe
5 March 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the most memorable shows that Jack Benny did in his television years was have Raymond Burr on his show playing Perry Mason and defending Jack on a charge of murder.

The wonder is that Jack would shell out the money to pay Perry Mason's retainer. That must have been the unkindest part of the whole affair for America's most beloved tightwad.

The thing I remember best was after Perry was addressing the jury, Raymond Burr broke into a soft shoe dance for them. Usually Perry Mason never got as far as addressing the jury, not in the original series or later with those television films. Burr who had a remarkable sense of humor about himself and his character must have loved doing this show.

It certainly is an episode not to be missed if ever broadcast or put out on DVD.


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