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Perry Mason
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as portrayed by Raymond Burr in the 1957-1966 CBS television series
Portrayed By Raymond Burr
Series Perry Mason
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Gender Male
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Perry Mason is the main character in the eponymous Perry Mason universe, created by Erle Stanley Gardner. He is friends with Paul drake and Hamilton Burger. 

He is also in a romantic relationship with Della Street.

Running themesEdit

A running gag in the TV series is Hamilton Burger always trying to catch Perry Mason and usually failing-exceptions are in "The case of the Blushing Pearls" Burger has Della Street give Mason a citation for burning trash without a license; in another episode Burger presents Mason for a bill for .85 cents for money spent at Mason direction by the district Attorney office to solve a case!

Another theme is Mason exposing the killer in court; exceptions are "The Case of the Careless Kitten", Monkey, the titular cat, helps provide Mason with a clue to a murderer; in The Case of the Wayward Wife Mason confronts the dying killer in the last 5 minuites of the episode and then explains to Lt Tragg the circumstances {"It was self defense"};

The theme of Perry Mason winning a case is spoofed on a dream episode of "The Jack Benny" in which Raymond Burr played Perry mason who is defending Jack Benny from having killed a rooster at dawn; notwithstanding Mason dressing up like Abrham Lincoln and charging twightwad Benny a large sum to defend him, Mason wins by confessing he killed the annoying rooster at dawn!

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