Matlock is a court-room drama starring Andy Griffith as a Southern defense attorney, which ran from 1986 until 1995. The series usually had Matlock proving his client's innocence, Perry Mason-style, by unmasking the real killer in court. The show has remained available through reruns, often on channels geared towards older viewers.
- In the fifth season episode "The Accident" (1991), Matlock's legman Conrad goes undercover at a water park, wearing a walk-around Kermit the Frog costume.
- A fourth season episode was titled "The Cookie Monster" (1990), focusing on the takeover of a bakery company.
- Mutt Lock is one of the shows on TV in the "Good Doggy, Bad Doggy" segment of the Dog City episode "Doggy See, Doggy Do."
- On February 23rd, 2016, Chip hacked into The Muppets Twitter account. When asked what was happening with the show during hiatus, he responded, "I never spoil things online. Not after I ruined the ending of my mom's favorite #Matlock episode. #TheMuppets."
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- Milton Berle played Harvey Chase in "The Last Laugh" (1993)
- Corbin Bernsen played himself in "The Network" (1987)
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- Frank Collison played an unshaven man in "The Network" (1987)
- James Cromwell played Judge Raymond Price in "Nowhere to Turn" (1990)
- Jack Dodson played William Austin in "The Cult" (1989)
- Ron Fassler played Allan Corning in "The Marriage Counselor" (1991)
- Conchata Ferrell played Mrs. Reese in "The Sisters" (1986)
- José Ferrer played Nicholas Baron in "The Don" (1986)
- Dann Florek played Ken Pritchard in "The Hucksters" (1988)
- George Gaynes played Judge Hollis D. Dunaway in "The Power Brokers" (1987)
- Joel Grey played Tommy DeLuca in "The Critic" (1991)
- Philip Baker Hall played the trial judge in "The Mother" (1990)
- John Hostetter played Whitehall in "The Power Brokers" (1987) and an engineer in "The Pro" (1990)
- Don Knotts played Les Calhoun (1988-1992)
- Jeffrey Lampert played a reporter in "The Mayor" (1989)
- Sam McMurray played Bart Hess in "The Model" (1989)
- Laurie O'Brien played Barbara Warren in "The Nurse" (1987)
- Jonathan Palmer played Dominick Sinclair in "The Madam" (1990)
- William Schallert played Judge Elliott Franklin in "The Gift" (1987)
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