Back to Quizzes

Who said it: Perry Mason or Matlock?

Try to distinguish between TV's best criminal defense attorneys.

Perry Mason was the original TV attorney that ruled the courtroom. His show premiered in 1957, then later in 1985, the producer Dean Hargrove brought Perry Mason back for TV movies.


It was the same Dean Hargrove who created the character of Ben Matlock from the very Perry Mason-esque 1986 TV series Matlock. Starring Andy Griffith, Matlock boasted just as much cred as a criminal defense attorney as Perry Mason, but with just a little more humor than Raymond Burr brought to his role.

That's why we think viewers who watched one or both shows will be able to separate the two attorneys by the distinct attitudes of the quotes we've pulled from each series below. Good luck!
  1. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "I tried to point out that it was irrelevant, incompetent and immaterial."
  2. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "I'd sooner eat a live chicken than be your lawyer!"
  3. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "He couldn't kill anyone. He might bore them to death..."
  4. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "I wasn't aware there was a law forbidding an attorney from seeing his client."
  5. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "I know the prosecutor in this case, and she is a very tough cookie."
  6. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "Do you know what happens to little girls who lie to their lawyers?"
  7. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "It's your duty to answer questions. You don't have to run around giving out information."
  8. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "I always make sense. I'm a rational, reasonable man."
  9. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "Isn't it a shame. You killed the wrong person."
  10. Who said it, Perry Mason or Matlock? "What kind of happiness can you build on someone else's misfortune?"
Who said it: Perry Mason or Matlock?

Your Result...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nec ante ipsum. Mauris viverra, urna et porta sagittis, lorem diam dapibus diam, et lacinia libero quam id risus.
Share your results:
Contact | About | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise | Distribution | Do Not Sell My Information - CA Residents