How well do you know the opening credits of Perry Mason?

The classic courtroom drama had many different versions of its intro.

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Television shows from the Fifties and Sixties were not afraid to completely change their opening credits sequences to keep things fresh and new. Some changed when they switched to color, others to accommodate new cast members. Sometimes they changed just for the heck of it!

The classic legal drama Perry Mason went through numerous intros during its nine seasons on the air. The iconic theme music stayed but the action onscreen changed depending on the season and episode.

How well do you know the many openings of Perry Mason? Try you luck in this quiz!

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  1. What does Perry Mason do right after he takes the folder from the judge?
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  2. What does Perry Mason do next with the folder?
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  3. One version of this opening was exactly the same except…
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  4. What is unique about this shot used in some opening credits?
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  5. This font was only used for which season?
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  6. One title sequence opens with a model courtroom. What happens next?
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  7. That same sequence turns to animation and zooms out to show Perry Mason displayed on what?
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  8. This version of the intro sees Perry Mason enter the courtroom then do what?
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  9. This version starts with Perry Mason seated in the courtroom, then…
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  10. How many total versions and variations of the opening credits did the show have?
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How well do you know the opening credits of Perry Mason?

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123 Comments

Honeychan 5 days ago
10/10, but I’m a huge Perry Mason fan!
Adamtwelvia 6 days ago
Got 8 out of 10. No surprise, my mom LOVES Perry! Too bad Raymond Burr was gay.
seaeagle 15 months ago
8/10. Rats - never paid much attention to the opening creds. Quite a variety!
jcebernard 23 months ago
I have been watching Perry Mason since I was in grade school My mother loved it I also watched it when I rocked my kids. I don't think it was ever off the air. Even watching reruns I still remember who really is guilty. Love this show.
RickTaylor 25 months ago
9/10. In the opening of later seasons the defense table and chairs are pushed tightly back against the railing and in another opening the chairs are askew with ratty looking cushions.
PeterGurka 28 months ago
8/10 Not bad. I started watching with my dad when it first aired. I just started watching again on MeTV. Love the show. They don’t make them like that anymore. 🙁
Riff60 28 months ago
8/10 funny that I missed questions 8 & 10 lol
MarkSpeck 33 months ago
9 out of 10. The openings always fascinated me. Wouldn't you know it, the only question I got wrong was the last one about how many versions there were of those credits.
JAWhitman 33 months ago
10/10 I am a Perry Mason junkie not to tell my age but watch when they 1st aired and now never miss any on me TV
pattysdaughter 34 months ago
This should have been easy. I usually watch the opening credits then have to leave for work right after so I have no excuse for only getting 5 out of 10.
Olivia_Reed 34 months ago
10/10. I've been watching "Perry Mason" for decades. My favorite opening is the one where he walks into the empty courtroom, looks around with his big, expressive eyes, and then sits down all by himself. I can't help but think that was one of Raymond Burr's famous practical jokes. Always cracks me up~it's so random.
Daswizard 35 months ago
7 out of 10. I should have gotten 9 though.
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