|May 19, 1962  "The Case
of the Promoter's Pillbox"
Perry goes back to "the old soda fountain" he frequented as a second home during his college days. He looks up old buddy Herbert Simms and learns that Herb aspires to become a TV scriptwriter. Herb's mom wants him to take over the family pharmacy, but Herbert has already submitted his first teleplay to producer Charlie Corbywho jokes he'd rather hire Rod Serling.
It's a shot in the dark for Herbert Simms, especially when Corby tries to use the play as his own. The scheme doesn't last longsomeone fatally clubs Corby with a whiskey bottle after a party. Herbert is seen running from the scene of the crime, and is arrested for Corby's murder. With Perry's help this won't be Herbert's last scene. Watch for Ivan Dixon, the actor who played Kinchloe in "Hogan's Heroes" and went on to be a TV director, in this episode.
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