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    Lawyers are much hated members of society, yet we have had tv shows with them as protagonists. While there are many versions of this theme, 2 stand out (to me) as paragons of the genre: Perry Mason and Matlock.

    So, take your pick...

    I vote Matlock: more eccentric protagonist, more attractive female sidekicks, and much-needed comic relief coming from all over the place. To me, Mason was way too overly dramatic all the time with little to no break in the mood.
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    Having rarely seen Matlock, and having seen Perry Mason even less, this is a tough one. Matlock, initially, seems to fall behind because to my recollection, Ozzy has never recorded a song about him. Having said that, Matlock has gotten props from both AbeVanHalen, and cartoon superstar Abe Simpson.

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    I'm not a big TV watcher nowadays, but I'd have to go with Perry Mason. He appealed to me a bit more than Sheriff Taylor did; he was a hard-nosed, hard-assed, no-nonsense dude. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    matlock was cooler, even though he wore the same grey suit and the premise was always the same.
    i like glenn's reasoning. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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    Who knew they actually had lawyers in Mayberry. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Matlock is the shit! Hell he always had some good lookin' women workin' for him and shit. Mason just hoofed his way around in a wheelchair. Like Glenn pointed out though, Mason had Ozzy singgin' high praises about him. Matlock had the women. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]ush: [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Out.
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    Uh....gotta go with that asian chick on Ally McBeal. [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img]
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    Hey...Matlock's suit was GREAT. It was a look all his own. Takes a BIG man to go out in public like that, let alone EVERY day!

    And when they drag him out of bed to go to the police station, he throws the coat over his pajamas and dispenses with the rest of the suit. Now THAT is snazzy!

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    Matlock vs. Mason...

    Perry had Della, don't forget! He also had that male assistant. Often wondered about him...

    Abe, you nailed it exactly with the suit! LOL [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Gotta go with Mason.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AbeVanHalen:
    Lawyers are much hated members of society . . . .
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    We're just SOOO misunderstood! (sniff sniff) [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lawchick:

    [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]

    We're just SOOO misunderstood! (sniff sniff) [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    HEY!!! Who let this one slither in? [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Look hot shot, you got NUTHIN on Ben Matlock. NUTHIN.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AbeVanHalen:



    HEY!!! Who let this one slither in? [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Look hot shot, you got NUTHIN on Ben Matlock. NUTHIN.

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    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> (slinking quietly back to the slime bog . . . ) [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

 

 

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