1) Perry Mason: We had a lot of fun going just a bit further back in time for Mason on the pod this week, did we not?
2) Father's Day: Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there today, and a special shout to my own dad, who helped put me on the road to appreciating and enjoying old-school TV and movies.
3) Angela Lansbury: Congratulations to the 96-year-old icon for her Lifetime Achievement Tony last week. Wait, she was in stuff other than Murder, She Wrote ?
4) Paul Drake: He's up for anything, always there for Perry, and pretty dashing in his own right. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the World's Most Interesting Man, late 1950s edition.
5) Della Street: You know what they say: Behind every good criminal defense attorney is...a ubiquitous private eye to do all the legwork. But there's also a great secretary and confidante there.
I just wanted an excuse to post another Amana ad.
6) Sesame Street: Props to the people who collect and circulate this kind of stuff: A Reddit user posted a "lost" episode of Street, really one that was not circulated for years after parents called it too scary. The 1976 installment features Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch.
Personally, the only thing about Sesame Street that ever scared me was the thought of trying to be as cool as Gordon.
7) Wait Until Your Father Gets Home: Let's acknowledge one of the crankiest TV dads of the BOTNS era, Harry Boyle!
8) James Burrowes: The longtime beloved sitcom director--Jimmy, as I like to call him--just released a book, and I bet it's the best-damn-directed book in the business!
10) R.I.P. Phillip Baker Hall: