Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Here's Perry Mason cross-examining the Hill Street Blues pizza man
1966 was Perry Mason's last season (Bonanza roped too many of its viewers) but CBS did what it had to do to distract Raymond Burr from his orchids. Daniel Travanti wouldn't become a star on Hill Street Blues as Captain Frank Furillo for another 15 years. Veronica Hamil's character, public defender Joyce Davenport, called Furillo the pizza man. She slept with him on the down low. By the way, the episode below was called The Case of the Midnight Howler.