Comedian Danny Ross is certain his latest idea for a new television show will be a hit and return him to former glory. He's outraged, however, when he learns the man he trusted to sell the show to network executives, Charles Goff, has betrayed him and successfully sold the idea but it doesn't include a role for Danny. He visits Perry Mason with his diminutive sidekick Freddie Green but as there was nothing in writing, Perry tells him it will be complicated. When Goff is found dead, however, the murder weapon has Freddie's fingerprints on it. Goff is stuffed in the knee hole of his desk with a gunshot wound to the head and there is no sign of a struggle in the office. Danny refuses to accept that his pal would have anything to do with murder. Perry believes he's innocent and agrees to defend him but he is forced to interpret the jive talk used by those involved in the case and several people have reason to hate Danny. Written by
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Frankie Laine, who plays washed up comic Danny Ross here, was a well known pop singer who had chart-topping hits with the theme songs from High Noon and Rawhide. He later parodied himself, vocalizing Mel Brooks' Oscar nominated title tune for Blazing Saddles. See more
No, no, no! I'm not a chuckle man. Don't these guys know they're writing for a real comic? Where are the boff laughs? I'll die on my feet with that jazz.
Jaded Joker Theme
Written by Bobby Troup
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