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  • As the show progressed, Mark went from being Ironside's bodyguard, to a full fledged police officer and eventually became an attorney in the final season.
  • Star Raymond Burr injured his eyes working on the series. Being in a wheelchair, he had to look up directly into the hot lights used to film his scenes and his eyes were slightly burned.
  • Barbara Anderson left the show after the 1970-1971 season because of a contract dispute.
  • Steven Bochco, who would later became one of the most successful television producers of the 1980's and 90's, worked on the series very early in his career. He had been hired by Executive Producer Frank Price at the start of the first season to write a few extra minutes worth of scenes in the first six episodes, which were too short. After looking at these episodes, Bochco asked Price if it was really necessary for him to do this for all six because he didn't think the show would last that long. According to Bochco, Price was not happy with the remark and this was the start of a strained relationship between the two of them that continued when Price was in charge of Universal Television and Bochco was a writer there.
  • A couple of episodes on the show acted as the pilots for the short lived series Sarge and Amy Prentiss.
  • In many of the early episodes, Ironside and his team would drive around in an armored car. However, during the second season they replaced it with his more familiar van.
  • Besides the injuries to his eyes, Raymond Burr suffered great physical stress from being in the wheelchair for extended periods of time.
  • NBC abruptly canceled the series in 1975 without airing three episodes: "The Organizer," "The Rolling Y" and "A Matter of Life or Death." Those segments eventually aired in syndication.
  • Actress Dana Wynter guest-starred playing different characters in 2 episodes. She would later portray Robert Ironside's wife in the 1993 reunion movie.
  • Ed served in the marines before he became a police officer.
  • In the pilot Ironside wears a bandage on his right hand. This was not makeup. Raymond Burr injured the first two fingers of his hand when he fell after being "shot".
  • The title comes from the saying "dead men tell no tales."
  • The backyard swimming pool location where Trask's assistant is murdered is the same one used as the site of a murder in "Tagged for Murder" just four weeks later.
  • The title comes from the biblical expression: "Eat, drink and be merry" (Luke 12:19, KJV).
  • Guest star Richard Anderson appeared in the role of Lt. Steve Drumm in the final season of Raymond Burr's series Perry Mason.
  • After Ironside tells Mark to copy down by hand a massive amount of information from a number of books, he goes to the assistant librarian to see about photocopying all of it instead. The sign on her desk shows that photocopies are 25 cents a page. The meaning of Mark's action is probably lost on today's audience but after adjusting for inflation, that's equivalent to a $1.75 a page, which would've cost Ironside a LOT of money.
  • The climatic scenes were actually filmed on location at San Francisco's Cable Car Barn.
  • The title is a biblical reference to Moses' request of the Pharaoh in Exodus: "Let my people go."
  • Although Marcia Strassman is credited, only her voice and an image of her on a cardboard cutout appear in the episode.
  • Acting debut for Barbara Rhoades.
  • Per the title, "What's past is prologue" is a quote from Shakespeare's play The Tempest meaning that history repeats itself and continually influences the present.
  • Originally aired within a two-hour time slot, the segment was split into two one-hour episodes for syndication.
  • Originally aired within a two-hour time slot, the segment was split into two one-hour episodes for syndication.
  • The title is based upon the novel I, Claudius by English writer Robert Graves, first published in 1934, that deals sympathetically with the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius and was turned into a miniseries in 1976.
  • The title references Wilkins Micawber, a fictional character from Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield', who keeps ending up in debtor's prison.
  • Guest star Richard Anderson appeared in the role of Lt. Steve Drumm in the final season of Raymond Burr's series Perry Mason.
  • The title is from the 1950 song "Be My Love" with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Nicholas Brodszky sung in the movie The Toast of New Orleans (1950) performed by Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza.
  • The title is a reference to the last line of T.S. Eliot's 1925 poem, "The Hollow Men', which ends: "This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper."
  • Originally 2 hours, it was split into two 1-hour episodes for syndication.
  • This is the show where Ironside's paddy wagon (used for transporting criminals and used by him as an RV because his wheelchair can fit inside) is burned up in an explosion - a quick cutaway shot shows that the wagon was empty and rigged to crash and burn up (the better to throw the killer sheriff off his stride). Ironside would get a much snazzier, modern-looking van for the rest of the series, and in the last few seasons would sometimes drive his own hand-controlled automobile so he didn't need a chauffeur.

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