The Perry Mason TV Show Book
Episode Guide - The Second Season

December 20,1958 [50] "The Case of the Perjured Parrot"

Director--William D. Russell
Teleplay--Marion Cockrell
Story--Erle Stanley Gardner's 1939 novel

Bigamy, a double-talking parrot, and a sprinkling of familiar faces spice up this episode. Watch for Edgar Buchanan (Uncle Joe on "Petticoat junction") as Coroner Andy Templet and Joseph Kearns (the perpetually hassled Mr. Wilson on "Dennis the Menace") as Edward Langley.

Yes, there is a talking parrot in this story and it does wind up "testifying." The voice of the parrot is that of Mel Blanc, who also provided the voices for Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and a host of other Warner Brothers cartoon characters.

Coroner Andy Templet--Edgar Buchanan
Ellen Monteith Wallman Sabin--Jody Lawrence (defendant)
Fred Bascomb--Robert E. Griffin
Edward Langley--Joseph Kearns
Arthur Sabin--Maurice Manson (victim)


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