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Followed by 

The New Perry Mason (1973) (TV Series)
Perry Mason Returns (1985) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

Perry Mason (TV Series)


Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder (1985) (Video Game)
Game based on the show.

Referenced in 

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Loan (1957) (TV Episode)
During a heated argument, Darby sarcastically calls Ozzie "Perry Mason".
What's My Line?: Erle Stanley Gardner & George Sanders (1957) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in connection with Mystery Guest Erle Stanley Gardner.
The Danny Thomas Show: Rusty's Day in Court (1959) (TV Episode)
Danny says he knows plenty about law because he watches 'Perry Mason'.
Bachelor Father: Kelly's Secret (1959) (TV Episode)
During a narriative, Bentley Gregg collectively mentions Sherlock Holms, Perry Mason, Sgt. Joe Friday, and Charlie Chan.
The Danny Thomas Show: Rusty the Rat (1960) (TV Episode)
When Rusty presents himself as Linda's lawyer, Danny sarcastically calls him "Perry Mason".
The Jack Benny Program: Main Street Shelter (1961) (TV Episode)
Jack sarcastically refers to the Ex-lawyer as "Perry Mason".
The Danny Thomas Show: Rusty's Punishment (1961) (TV Episode)
In response to being interrogated by his father, Rusty sasys that he would stand a better chance against Perry Mason.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Battle of Maynard's Beard (1961) (TV Episode)
Mr. Gillis advises Dobie to continually shout "Objection," noting that is what they do on Perry Mason.
Dennis the Menace: Keep off the Grass (1961) (TV Episode)
Dennis tells the judge that he knows all about courts because he watches Perry Mason all the time.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Move Over, Perry Mason (1961) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Jack Benny Program: Jack on Trial for Murder (1961) (TV Episode)
Jack's lawyer says that rather than going to law school, he watched Perry Mason, instead.
The Danny Thomas Show: Danny Weaves a Web (1961) (TV Episode)
The cab driver sarcastically suggests sending for Perry Mason to solve the mystery of the missing cookie jar money.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Richest Squirrel in Town (1961) (TV Episode)
When Dobie details the considerable evidence against him, Maynard says it's just like on Perry Mason.
Car 54, Where Are You?: Christmas at the 53rd (1961) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in song lyrics.
Qué perra vida (1962)
Capulina tells Comisario Artemio Lozano that Rayo is wealthy enough to hire a "prestigious" lawyer like Perry Mason.
Mister Ed: No Horses Allowed (1962) (TV Episode)
Mister Ed complains that he needed Perry Mason but got Bozo the Clown, instead.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: One Angry Man (1962) (TV Episode)
The lawyers in the trial are Mr. Mason and Mr. Burger. An apparent reference to Perry Mason, airing first run at the same time.
Car 54, Where Are You?: Quiet! We're Thinking (1962) (TV Episode)
Toody mentions being a fan of this program.
Password: Raymond Burr vs. Polly Bergen (1962) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned this show is at a new time and day
Dennis the Menace: The Little Judge (1962) (TV Episode)
Knowing he'll soon serve as a judge for one day, Dennis says it's lucky he watches Perry Mason on TV.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Strictly for the Birds (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard renders a mangled legalese rationale against cheating, to which Dobie despairs, "it's just my luck he watches Perry Mason."
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Moon and No Pence (1963) (TV Episode)
Dobie mentions the title character by name.
Los derechos de la mujer (1963)
Mentioned by one of the prostitutes.
Mister Ed: Doctor Ed (1963) (TV Episode)
During Mister Ed's dream about being a TV doctor, he says that he doesn't want to compete with Perry Mason.
The Bullwinkle Show: The Ruby Yacht: Parts 5-6 (1963) (TV Episode)
At his trial, Bullwinkle calls Rocky, his defense attorney, "Perry".
Leave It to Beaver: The Clothing Drive (1963) (TV Episode)
After June uses reasons of deduction to make Ward do something he doesn't want to do, Wally calls her Perry Mason.
The Danny Thomas Show: Linda and the New Dress (1963) (TV Episode)
Charley refers to himself as Perry Mason, while arguing with Danny.
Mister Ed: Getting Ed's Goat (1963) (TV Episode)
After Mister Ed convinces Wilbur to keep the goat, Wilbur responds, "You win, again, Perry Mason."
Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
Police chief calls Frank Parry Mason.
Mister Ed: Ed the Desert Rat (1964) (TV Episode)
While being interrogated by Wilbur, Mister Ed sarcastically calls him Mr. Mason.
Mister Ed: The Prowler (1964) (TV Episode)
Gordon and Winnie jokingly compare Wilbur to Perry Mason.
The Lucy Show: Lucy, the Meter Maid (1964) (TV Episode)
Lucy calls Viv a "bleached blonde Perry Mason."
Weekend (1964)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Gilligan's Island: Plant You Now, Dig You Later (1965) (TV Episode)
Mr. Howell cites his legal experience: six years of watching Perry Mason.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Case of the Pillow (1965) (TV Episode)
The Judge mentions the title character.
Mister Ed: The Bank Robbery (1965) (TV Episode)
Wilbur says that his drawing of the robber is so good that even Perry Mason couldn't help him.
The Munsters: Lily's Star Boarder (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Herman
Petticoat Junction: What's a Trajectory? (1965) (TV Episode)
Uncle Joe mentions the title character.
Gilligan's Island: Not Guilty (1966) (TV Episode)
Gilligan keeps citing Perry Mason episodes to solve the mystery
The Munsters: The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World (1966) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Grandpa
The Munsters: Grandpa's Lost Wife (1966) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Herman
Gilligan's Island: Gilligan vs. Gilligan (1966) (TV Episode)
Mr. Howell says, "Not even Perry Mason investigates on an empty stomach."
That Girl: I'll Be Suing You (1966) (TV Episode)
While Ann is questioning him in court, Donald refers to her as "Mr. Mason".
Batman: The Bird's Last Jest (1966) (TV Episode)
In the court room scene, reference is made to a District Attorney Jefferson Hamfurter. The name was a spoof of District Attorney Hamilton Burger
Petticoat Junction: Kate's Day in Court (1967) (TV Episode)
Sam calls Uncle Joe "Perry" when he tries to help her with a legal situation.
The Brady Bunch: Lost Locket, Found Locket (1970) (TV Episode)
Mike refers to Greg as a junior Perry Mason.
Here's Lucy: Lucy and Sammy Davis Jr. (1970) (TV Episode)
When faced with a lawsuit, Craig tells Mr. Franklin to look up the case of Jones v Dawson 1967. Lucy immediately assumes her son has been ignoring his homework and watching reruns of "Perry Mason."
Mayberry R.F.D.: Goober, the Elder (1971) (TV Episode)
Goober calls Howard "Perry Mason."
Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man (1971) (TV Episode)
Leslie refers to "the Perry Mason School of Justice."
Wake in Fright (1971)
While the Doc is trying to explain "peristaltic", one of his mates sardonically puns with the attorney's name.
Ironside: The Gambling Game (1971) (TV Episode)
During the scene where Dr. Latham informs Ironside where one good jolt could cause him to "eat his cake introveniously" a brief snippet of the Perry Mason theme is heard at the conclusion of the scene.
All in the Family: Edith's Accident (1971) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Edith
Here's Lucy: Won't You Calm Down Dan Dailey? (1971) (TV Episode)
Mary Jane works for a trial lawyer. She says that every week its like working on a "Perry Mason" rerun.
All in the Family: Edith the Judge (1972) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Edith
The Brady Bunch: The Fender Benders (1972) (TV Episode)
Alice lists it as one of the legal shows she watches.
Maude: The Ticket (1972) (TV Episode)
Maude: "Who were you expecting, Perry Mason?"
Sanford and Son: The Puerto Ricans Are Coming! (1972) (TV Episode)
Fred and Melvin try to recall Della Street's name and speculate on her relationship with Perry.
One Pair of Eyes: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) (TV Episode)
The title is mentioned.
Banacek: The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack (1973) (TV Episode)
The program is mentioned by name.
Sanford and Son: The Kid (1973) (TV Episode)
Fred refers to this program.
Sanford and Son: Rated X (1973) (TV Episode)
Fred tells Rollo that if he'd watched this program he'd know people are entitled to one phone call.
The Benny Hill Show: The Great British Dancing Finals (1973) (TV Episode)
"The Case of the Stolen Sheep" title of "Ironside" parody from within "Bo Peep Variations" sketch, has more in common with structure of "Perry Mason" episodes.
All in the Family: Pay the Twenty Dollars (1974) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Rufus (1975)
Title mentioned once
White Line Fever (1975)
Pops mentions Perry Mason when Carrol Jo meets his lawyer.
El Chavo del Ocho: El gato de Quico (1975) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Profesor Jirafales.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Raymond Burr/Robert Klein/Tom Burnam/Maude Tull (1976) (TV Episode)
Raymond Burr talks about his former series
Dubbelleven: Dagleven - nachtleven (1978) (TV Episode)
Anna is described as 'Perry Mason shaped like Marilyn Monroe'
Mork & Mindy: Pilot (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Still photo of Mason in courtroom in transitional montage
Barney Miller: The Desk (1979) (TV Episode)
Gilbert Lesco names Perry Mason as a lawyer he's heard of.
Knots Landing: Hitchhike: Part 1 (1980) (TV Episode)
Richard says, "This isn't Perry Mason (1957), Mrs. Messinger. Trials can be unpleasant."
Hill Street Blues: Some Like It Hot-Wired (1982) (TV Episode)
Pagano mentions Perry Mason by name in court.
Magnum, P.I.: Forty Years from Sand Island (1983) (TV Episode)
Higgins tells Magnum "You sound like Perry Mason".
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
The Passenger hums the theme tune.
The Big Chill (1983)
The cop refers to Meg as "Perry Mason."
The Best Legs in Eighth Grade (1984) (TV Movie)
Title mentioned by Leslie.
Night Court: World War III (1985) (TV Episode)
Dan: "Hi, Perry Mason."
El recomendado (1985)
One of the main character's nicknames is Perry Mason
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Jackie Gleason/Jim Stafford (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue
Clue (1985)
The A-Team: Trial by Fire (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hannibal
Small Wonder: Here Comes the Judge (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
St. Elsewhere: Women Unchained (1987) (TV Episode)
Griffin says to Jackie, "I don't know any Perry Masons."
Hunter: Night on Bald Mountain (1987) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Matlock: The Network (1987) (TV Episode)
Lane Lockletter talks about a show he created, "Denning For The Defense, the lawyer who never lost a case," an inside joke about Perry Mason, the model for Matlock.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Prism (1988) (TV Episode)
Rykker's partner mentions the character.
Home and Away: Episode #1.36 (1988) (TV Episode)
Alf mentions it in a conversation with Celia
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: Pete's Got a Secret (1988) (TV Episode)
the theme song is played
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1988) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Kind of sounds like the 'Perry Mason' theme music"
Out of This World: Pupil's Court (1989) (TV Episode)
Beano Froelich tells Evie Garland this is the one television program he never misses..
Married... with Children: I'll See You in Court (1989) (TV Episode)
theme music in court session
Cheers: Hot Rocks (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Woody.
Damned River (1989)
Ray calls Carl 'Perry Mason.'
The Beachcombers: The Sechelt Queen (1989) (TV Episode)
Relic mentions the title character.
Quantum Leap: So Help Me God - July 29, 1957 (1989) (TV Episode)
Sam's only knowledge of the law comes from watching the series.
The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Busted (1990) (TV Episode)
The District Attorney is dressed up, and even acts a lot like 1950's attorney Perry Mason.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Pollution Solution (1991) (TV Episode)
Gogo imitates Perry Mason.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.11 (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Greg Proops during 'Gospel'
Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) (TV Movie)
The hired detective mentions that he's so good he puts Perry Mason to shame.
Cape Fear (1991)
Leigh refers to Perry Mason.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian (1991) (TV Episode)
Babs: "Maybe we can get a guest shot on 'Perry Mason.'"
Bloodstone: Subspecies II (1993) (Video)
Mentioned by Lt. Marin.
At the Movies: Striking Distance/Into the West/The Age of Innocence/Household Saints/Baraka (1993) (TV Episode)
Teresa mentions the TV series in a clip from "Household Saints" (1993).
Animaniacs: Hitchcock Opening/Hearts of Twilight/The Boids (1993) (TV Episode)
Yakko says, "Who's chubbier? Perry Mason or Scotty from 'Star Trek'?"
Animaniacs: Testimonials/Babblin' Bijou/Potty Emergency/Sir Yaksalot (1993) (TV Episode)
Perry Mason is in the War Room.
My Girl 2 (1994)
Mr. Owett urges his students to "play Perry Mason" while conducting their research.
The Larry Sanders Show: The Gift Episode (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a character.
Animaniacs: Deduces Wild/Rest in Piece/U.N. Me (1995) (TV Episode)
Slappy says, "Suddenly, my biggest fan has turned into Perry Mason over here."
Striptease (1996)
Shad (Ving Rhames) refers to his lawyer: "Where's Perry Mason?"
Weird Science: Community Property (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the interactive lawyers is Perry Mason.
Just Your Luck (1996) (Video)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: I don't think Paul Drake was ever this deep in thought.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
"Guys, it's Della Street!"
At the Movies: Red Corner/Critical Care/Switchback/Family Name (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Red Corner" review.
Jonathan Creek: The Problem at Gallows Gate: Part 2 (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Maddy
Last of the Summer Wine: Nowhere Particular (1998) (TV Episode)
Compo sarcastically calls Truly "Perry Mason".
From the Earth to the Moon (1998) (TV Mini-Series)
Urban Relics (1998)
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Mel (1998)
Roger refers to his dad (who is a lawyer) as "Perry Mason"
Student Bodies: The Trial (1998) (TV Episode)
Cody sarcastically refers to Chris as "Perry Mason."
Will & Grace: Grace, Replaced (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Will
Two Ninas (1999)
Liberty Heights (1999)
talked about and shown, including pecific episodes
State and Main (2000)
The title character is mentioned.
Twice in a Lifetime: Matchmaker, Matchmaker (2000) (TV Episode)
Rhonda calls Othniel the title character.
Diagnosis Murder: Playing God (2001) (TV Episode)
Steve says to Mark: "It's only in Perry Mason that the criminal breaks down and confesses."
MythQuest: Blodeuwedd (2001) (TV Episode)
Alex finds Bryn to be a regular "Perry Mason"
The Practice: Dangerous Liaisons (2001) (TV Episode)
When Bobby says he only needs one juror, Jimmy responds "You and Perry Mason."
American Dreams: False Start (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack tells Pete that he watches Perry Mason (1957) every Thursday night.
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) (TV Movie)
Poster on wall in William Dozier's office
Law & Order: Seer (2003) (TV Episode)
Virginia Masters refers to Perry Mason.
L.A. Knights (2003) (Short)
Mentioned in dialogue
Harry + Max (2004)
Character mentions that Harry has spent more time in court that Raymond Burr (who played a lawyer on Perry Mason).
The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers (2004) (TV Episode)
Wanda says, "Who do you think you are, Fairy Mason?"
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.4 (2004) (TV Episode)
Title character mentioned.
The Fairly OddParents: Genie Meanie Minie Mo/Back to the Norm (2005) (TV Episode)
Lawyer character named "Fairy Mason".
That '70s Show: Who's Been Sleeping Here? (2005) (TV Episode)
Red is watching the show when Angie loads the video cassette.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Lost Mattress/Krabs vs. Plankton (2005) (TV Episode)
Theme song is played
Boston Legal: The Black Widow (2005) (TV Episode)
The mute cellist plays the theme while the defendant is testifying.
Forensic Files: Writer's Block (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by an attorney: "an honest to goodness Perry Mason style whodunit"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.31 (2005) (TV Episode)
incorrect response in Final Jeopardy! round
Will & Grace: Swish Out of Water (2005) (TV Episode)
Karen calls Will "Fairy Mason"
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Eggs (2007) (TV Episode)
the narrator says he used to be scared by the theme song
Big Love: Good Guys and Bad Guys (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Solstorm (2007)
Måns tells Rebecka to stop playing Perry Mason.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
Main character included in an $8,000 question
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla (2008) (TV Episode)
James mentions Burr would later portray Perry Mason.
King of the Hill: Square-Footed Monster (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lucky
Californication: In a Lonely Place (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Inspector Lewis: The Quality of Mercy (2009) (TV Episode)
The murder of a critic in episode The Case of the Simple Simon
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Astoria Helen (2009) (TV Episode)
A suspect sarcastically calls Wheeler Perry Mason after she accuses him of being an inside man on the robbery.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
During the stakeout, Pablo says he's had enough Napoleon Solo and Perry Mason
Mad Men: Wee Small Hours (2009) (TV Episode)
Hartry mentions the title character by name.
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
"That was quite the 'Perry Mason' moment."
Big Love: Blood Atonement (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Arthur's Kids: A Conversation with Arthur Marks (2010) (Video)
Arthur Marks talks about working on this show
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Warwick.
Any Day Now (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Modern Family: Arrested (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Good Wife: What's in the Box? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Diane in dialog.
Granite Flats: Something Dangerous (2013) (TV Episode)
Lovett says that Hershel has "what Perry Mason would call an open-and-shut case."
Drop Dead Diva: Fool for Love (2013) (TV Episode)
Vanessa tells Grayson that he did a Perry Mason stunt at court.
Masters of Sex: Involuntary (2013) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Masters mentions that Libby dozed off during "Perry Mason".
Rake: Episode #3.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in court.
The Good Wife: Dramatics, Your Honor (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Rev.: Episode #3.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions Perry Mason.
Reckless: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Black Dynamite: Diff'rent Folks, Same Strokes or The Hunger Pain Games (2014) (TV Episode)
Euphoria calls a potential john "Perry Mason".
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
collectibles are shown.
Barnum of Baltimore: The Early Films of Joseph E. Levine (2015) (Video)
Mentioned by Frank Conniff.
Daredevil: Stick (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Masters of Sex: Undue Influence (2015) (TV Episode)
Barton says he and Judith watch this show
O.J.: Made in America (2016)
Numerous comparisons made between the trial and the tv show.
Hawaii Five-0: Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa'a (2016) (TV Episode)
Sang Min calls Odell Martin by the name of the title character: " Okay, Perry Mason"
NCIS: Return to Sender (2016) (TV Episode)
The ringtone on Agent Fornell's new cellphone is the theme song of the older show.
Masters of Sex: Family Only (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Art Dreesen: "This sounds like 'Perry Mason'."
The Good Fight: Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate (2017) (TV Episode)
Keith Fisk compares Adrian to Perry Mason
Feud: Bette and Joan: More, or Less (2017) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Better Call Saul: Chicanery (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck.
Mindhunter: Episode #1.10 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Debbie.
Cover Story: The Press Your Luck Scandal (2018) (TV Episode)
a TV Guide listing for the show is shown
Vox Lux (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue
True Detective: If You Have Ghosts (2019) (TV Episode)
Wayne mentions the show.
The Red Green Show: The Suits (TV Episode)
When Harold says he wants to be a lawyer

Featured in 

The Honey Pot (1967)
Characters in the film watch an episode of the show (dubbed in Italian) on TV, and one character comments on it.
Television Land (1971) (Short)
Featured in the film
Perry Mason Returns (1985) (TV Movie)
The first few seconds of this show's intro are featured in the intro for this movie.
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Leo Strauss's favourite programme, apparently.
Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
Erik and Edmund are seen watching an episode of "Perry Mason".
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Lawyers (2014) (TV Episode)
Perry Mason is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1950s (2014) (TV Episode)
Perry Mason is #6.

Spoofed in 

The Jack Benny Program: Jack on Trial for Murder (1961) (TV Episode)
Raymond Burr appears as Perry Mason in the courtroom scene.
The Flintstones: Little Bamm-Bamm (1963) (TV Episode)
"Perry Masonary" cross examines Barney on the stand.
The Avengers: The Curious Case of the Countless Clues (1968) (TV Episode)
Villains Earle and Gardiner are a send up of Perry Mason creator, Erle Stanley Gardner.
Mathnet: The Case of the Swami Scam (1990) (TV Episode)
A lawyer is named Percy Mason.
Dogwoman: Dead Dog Walking (2000) (TV Movie)

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