Talk:Matlock (TV series)

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Article based on original research?[edit]

There are no sources cited in the article. Is there any source dealing with the facts of the show Matlock? Did the character study law at Harvard? Did Kene Holliday actually drink or use drugs let alone battle with the addiction of drugs or alcohol? Sources are needed for verification and since this article lacks citations there is no way anyone can verify the information. As a result it looks more like a fan site that uses Original Research rather than a professional article using verifiable facts.

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Please and thankyou, but it is the proper protocol to sign your posts by pressing Popping Corns 11:24, 7 July 2012 (UTC) after you finish. Popping Corns 11:24, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

page states he never loses a case[edit]

actually he lost one --Howmee 20:21, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

He lost quite a few. Most of those mentioned had the loss set before the start of the series. Will (Talk - contribs) 09:39, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Reaction[edit]

he was born to lose — Preceding unsigned comment added by PoppingCorns (talkcontribs) 03:01, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Office changes?[edit]

  1. Sometime after the first season ended, the set for Matlock's office got reversed. Any ideas why?
  2. By Season 4, the office was deleted. I assume the producers were attemptting to save money. Am I correct?

--Will 03:00, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Reaction[edit]

I do not know, but if it is so then you should put it to the article. And thankyou, would that also be another spinoff? Well met Popping Corns 11:26, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Would anyone be interested in a section listing how some actors have had multiple roles in the series?[edit]

It looks really odd when one actor or actress plays two many roles in one series.

--Will 23:20, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


Yes, good idea, good job. It would also be good to put why the characters left the series as it went on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.40.4.67 (talkcontribs)

Nancy Stafford had another role before Michelle, also. Can't think of the ep title off the top of my head, but she, like Brynn Thayer (in her pre-Leanne role), flirted like mad with Matlock. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.165.137.194 (talk) 17:40, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Episode notes[edit]

The Hallmark Channel always airs two part episodes as a single two-hour movie. While they show one-part episodes in order, they skip the two-parters and show those in a seperate timeslot that is also used to show Perry Mason and other shows.

On the other hand, WGN-TV shows two-part episodes as they originally aired.--Will 23:25, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Possible POV comment[edit]

In the part on Brian Cranston (last entry) in Matlock (TV series)#Notable guest stars, the entry ends with "You go, Brian Cranston!" Should that comment be removed? Will 06:26, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone know something about the "P.I." episode?[edit]

Since Matlock was only in the first couple of minutes, I think P.I. might have been an attempt to spin off a new series. What does everyone think? Will (Talk - contribs) 09:43, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Reaction[edit]

Well naturally I am not sure, but if it is as you say it is so then you shold add this information to the article, even to the section designed and entiteld "spin-ffs", and incluide also if you would be most kind enough to do so and more, to include the information that even Matlock itself was spun off of and other television called "Open all Night", information which was formerly in the page, but has now been formally redacted (no pun intended), but which was referenced and proven and this information should be returned to the page forthwith ("chope-chope" as the old saying has it written), thankyou and well spotted, well met Popping Corns 11:33, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Trivia section[edit]

It seems to me that the second sentence of the trivia section is so vague as to be worthless--how many is "a lot of episodes?" 208.59.164.233 17:42, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

I thought the same. It should either be deleted or a number should be put in there. --Markdashark1212 22:49, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

personal phone conversations are original research[edit]

There's a reference claiming a personal phone conversation with an actor of the show as a citation. The article doesn't say whose personal conversation it is, and it sounds like if anything's original research, this is it. I'm going to remove this bit. Martijn Faassen 23:09, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Accuracy of Article[edit]

I want to challenge the accuracy of the cast element of the article as follows:

Any comments? -- Redfarmer (talk) 19:57, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Nancy Huston never appeared in any episodes of Matlock. Rather, it was Carol Huston who was the final added regular. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Glenn L (talkcontribs) 00:43, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

I personally raise questions about the so-called "silent outros" of Seasons 1-6. As I recall, it was actually a shortened version of the show's theme that was played during the closing credits while stills from that episode were displayed. I believe that was the case actually for the entire series. Can anyone verify this? Comment added by Chris A — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.76.84.62 (talk) 03:45, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

spinoff Matlocks programmes[edit]

It's a little-known-FACT. Bit the show Matlock was a spin-off of ANOTHER SHOW... entitled "Open all Night" which in it starred Sam Whipple as the proprieter of the shop's son and was in itself a spin-off or a conversion of a BRITISH television programme called "Open all Hours", which starred Ronnie Corbett as the proproieter of the shop itself and even had David Joason from Only Fools + Horses playing his assistent. This is a little-known-fact but I think it should be in the article even in the section which is specificially titled "SPIN-OFFS" because the show was in and of itself a spin-off of the show starring Sam Whipple, and even the article itself said this until very recently and was referenced until someone deleted this information and denied it with spite, but I'm concerned that if I do so myself it will be a problem caused, because I have been threated with not editing ppriviliges to revoke because if they do and they see me they think its/it's/it is vandalism, which I can probe it is not because the information is even online about Matlock being a pin-off of Open All Night, and the article should mention this.

Thankyou and I'm sorry for the not very good english, I am a slow learner and I am not from an English-language-spoken country by birth or by naturalistion or even by visiting often, so thankyou Popping Corns 11:19, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Also, when is this and can I do it safely?[edit]

Popping Corns 11:35, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Program Format[edit]

Should we include the fact that in the first season after every segment an image of the three main characters and the word: "Matlock" was on the screen? --InformationContributor11 (talk) 12:34, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposed merge with List of Matlock characters[edit]

Matlock isn't that big that the list of characters needs to be WP:SPUNOUT. Technical 13 (talk) 19:56, 24 May 2013 (UTC)