Stories

The Mysterious Courtroom Spectator In Over 100 ‘Perry Mason’ Episodes

ADVERTISEMENT

Perry Mason is one of the longest-running and most successful legal-themed television shows around. The famous defense lawyer who gives the show its namesake is a face fan grew familiar with in the show’s nine-year run. But there is one face that appeared in over 100 episodes that fans might not have even noticed.

Yes, the mysterious little old lady in the hat is the character in question. According to the Perry Mason TV Show Wiki, this character has sat among the courtroom spectators (frequently in the back row) in over 100 episodes. So who is this mysterious lady? And why is she always there?

ADVERTISEMENT

Fan Theories On The Little Old Lady

Little Old Lady In The Hat / CBS Television

Firstly, take a good look at the above image of the little old lady, and keep an eye out for her in your favorite Perry Mason episodes. Unfortunately, her identity remains a mystery, but we have a few theories and speculations to discuss. One MeTV article stated, “We like to imagine she is the wife of Mr. Shwamp,” a fellow mysterious background character on The Andy Griffith Show.

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED: 15 Facts That You Have Not Heard About Perry Mason

On a Turner Classic Movies Forum, one fan discussed the possibility that perhaps the lady was a relative of a top producer or actor in the Perry Mason series. He also speculated that conversely, she could have been a silent film actress from decades past, who is now given roles as an uncredited extra. This was apparently not an uncommon thing for silent film stars to do as they grew older.

Mysterious Background Characters

The little old lady remains shrouded in mystery, but maybe it’s more fun that way. Perry Mason had no shortage of background characters populating the Los Angeles courtroom. Half the fun is in fans creating their own stories and identities around these characters. So keep your eyes peeled for the little old lady.

RELATED: Watch The Teaser Trailor For HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Reboot

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

Dick Van Dyke Addresses Controversial Age Gap Between Him And Wife Arlene Silver

Dick Van Dyke was 80 years old when he met his current wife, Arlene Silver,…

11 hours ago

Brian May Looks Back On Freddie Mercury’s Last Days

Freddie Mercury’s death changed everything for the members of the famous Queen band, leaving his…

13 hours ago

‘Saturday Night Live’ Pays Tribute To Bob Newhart With Nostalgic Throwback Videos

The world of comedy mourned the passing of Bob Newhart on July 18 at the…

16 hours ago

Shannen Doherty Believed She Could Have Avoided Skin Cancer If She Had Health Insurance

Shannen Doherty was confirmed dead after a decade-long battle with breast cancer, which grew into…

18 hours ago

‘Jeopardy!’s Latest Champion Opens Up About His Surprising Connection To Elvis Presley

Jay Fisher did excellently on Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy! but also caught viewers’ attention…

19 hours ago

The Eagles Extending Las Vegas Residency After “Overwhelming” Fan Demand

The people have spoken and the band has listened! The Eagles recently announced that they…

20 hours ago