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.
Did You Know?
If you're a fan of movie musicals, you may recognize two of the supporting players in this episode: Tom Drake, about whom Judy Garland sang "The Boy Next Door" in 1944's Meet Me in St. Louis, and Mary LaRoche, who played Ann-Margaret's flustered mother in the 1963 rock 'n' roll romp Bye, Bye, Birdie. See more
Most of the guitar music sounds like it's done with a 12 string guitar. But the guitarist at the end is supposedly playing a six string guitar. 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
Performed by Bobby Troup See more