Burke's Law

Who Killed Avery Lord? - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After the woman in the negligeé goes back into her apartment, a crew member's shadow appears on the corridor wall. (00:42:00)

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Who Killed the Rest? - S2-E25

Revealing mistake: "Who Killed the Rest?" The boat we see speeding toward shore explodes - but in the brief shot of it just before the detonation, the substitution of a model is apparent. The two vessels don't look anything alike. (00:02:00)

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Who Killed the Rest? - S2-E25

Factual error: It isn't catering to American tourists (the guests are from all over the globe), but the Posada Angelita Hotel in Mexico has only American flags out front. (00:03:15)

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Who Killed the Rest? - S2-E25

Trivia: Here and in several other episodes, Burke's Law was one of the first TV series to break with longstanding Hollywood prejudices by hiring Latino actors like Cesar Romero to play Latino roles. In this episode, three years before becoming the Joker on Batman, Romero plays a Mexican police chief interrogating Amos Burke, whose rather prescient line to him is, "The joke's on the joker - I've been framed!" (00:06:30)

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Who Killed Alex Debbs? - S1-E6

Trivia: Sammy Davis Junior's offbeat character, Cordwainer Bird, is an in-joke on the part of scriptwriter Harlan Ellison, who uses the Bird pseudonym to disassociate himself from productions that substantially rewrite/change his stories.

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Who Killed Eleanora Davis? - S1-E13

Trivia: In-jokes were the 1960s equivalent of DVD Easter eggs. Here, Burke does a double take at a fake tombstone in the roadside horror show. The epitaph reads, "He called Bat Masterson a Liar!" Prior to Burke's Law, Gene Barry starred in the title role of the Western series Bat Masterson.. (00:05:30)

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