Matlock

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Quotes (24)

  • Matlock: (to his daughter, Charlene) Stay away from lawyers. They have ethics, but no morals.

  • (Under his breath to Steve Emerson) Matlock: They call it selecting a jury. You don't select a jury. You kick off the ones you really don't want and what's left is the jury.

  • Ben Matlock (to DA Burgess about the poisoned eggs): Lloyd, I wouldn't make an omelette with those.

  • (To Whitney Seever on the witness stand) Matlock: Randall Brooks took some pictures of you that you wouldn't want your daddy to see, and he was blackmailing you, wasn't he?

  • Matlock: Ken Wilson has just been arrested for killing his wife. Les: (does a double take) Again?

  • (Questioning Tony Morgen while on the witness stand) Matlock: Money means a lot to you, doesn't it? Having it, possessing it, holding it, buying things with it, showing it -- makes you feel important, doesn't it? Tony Morgen: I don't see you turning your nose up at money. Matlock: No, no, I like money. Money is pretty. It's green, it's got numbers on it -- some of them go way on up yonder.

  • Julie March: Do you know anyone that might want to kill Cynthia? Joanna Morrell: The line forms to the right and extends to Alaska.

  • (Conrad auditions as a bartender) Carlos: The problem is, my friend, that my customers order drinks you've probably never heard of. Conrad: Try me. Carlos: A Zombie, a perfect Rob Roy, and a Suffering Bastard. Conrad: Comin' up.

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Notes (173)

  • Additional Credits
    Opticals by: Howard Anderson Company
    Re-Recording and Soud Effects Editorial by: Glen Glenn Sound
    Titles by: Pacific Title
    Air Transportation Furnished by: Eastern Air Lines, Inc.
    Color by: Deluxe

  • Lori Lethin only appears as Charlene in the pilot movie. In the series, she is replaced by Linda Purl.

  • Additional Credit
    Re-Recording by: International Recording

  • Additional Credits
    Re-Recording by: Todd-AO/Glen Glenn
    Titles by: Pacific Title

  • Richard Newton is well known in the recurring role of Richard Cooksey, but in this episode, the judge he plays is named Alvin Roundtree.

  • Additional Credit
    Re-Recording by: Todd-AO/Glen Glenn

  • Additional Credit
    Re-Recording by: Todd-AO/Glen Glenn

  • Nancy Stafford had a guest appearance in this episode. She would go on to play Michelle Thomas beginning in season two.

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Trivia (26)

  • The licence plate number on Carter Addison's car is PWV 180.

  • When Charlene is sneaking a peek at the sale contract for the football team, 'thirty-five million' is misspelled as 'thiry-five million'.

  • This episode is referenced in 'The Kidnapper' years later when Julia McCullough returns to the scene.

  • Kari Lizer, who guest starred as Margaret 'Angel' Danello in this episode, would return to star as Ben's secretary Cassie Phillips for Season 2.

  • Although he's clean-shaven in later years, David Froman sports a mustache and a very black beard in this episode.

  • The date that the victim was murdered was 2nd February 1987.

  • When Matlock invites Michelle to come back to the States and work for him as a junior partner in his law office, he explains that his daughter Charlene had left to join a law firm in Philadelphia.

  • When Matlock invites Michelle to come back to the States and work for him as a junior partner in his law office, he explains that his daughter Charlene had left to join a law firm in Philadelphia.

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Allusions (1)

  • (To Steve Emerson and Harvey Ravenel) Matlock: Help yourself to some peanuts. I got them in barter from a client down in Plains. It's not who you think. The most famous resident of Plains, Georgia is Jimmy Carter, the 39th United States president (1977-1981).