Burke's Law (1963–1966)
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When a businessman, Buddy Jack Cook, with a very shady reputation is found slain in a hotel elevator, Harold Harold, his accountant, is the prime suspect.

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Sidney Lanfield
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Barry ... Capt. Amos Burke
Gary Conway ... Det. Tim Tilson
Regis Toomey ... Det. Les Hart
Leon Lontoc ... Henry
Hans Conried ... Pepe Van Heller
Broderick Crawford ... Tristram Corporal
Dan Duryea ... Sam Atherton
Rhonda Fleming ... Clarissa Benton
Burgess Meredith ... Harold Harold
Mamie Van Doren ... Aurora Knight
Lisa Seagram ... Ventura Jones
Susanne Cramer ... Cindy
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Man
Allyson Ames Allyson Ames ... Gal
Marianna Case Marianna Case ... Glamorous Dame
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When a businessman, Buddy Jack Cook, with a very shady reputation is found slain in a hotel elevator, Harold Harold, his accountant, is the prime suspect.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hans Conried, Broderick Crawford, Dan Duryea, link=nm0281766], Burgess Meredith and Mamie Van Doren all receive 'Special Guest Stars In Alphabetical Order' credits. See more »

Quotes

Det. Tim Tilson: What is it?
Harold Harold: Well, it's my... my therapy... I'm still perfecting it.
Det. Tim Tilson: What does it do?
Harold Harold: Do?
Det. Tim Tilson: Yeah, what's it for?
Harold Harold: Well... nothing... nothing. I mean... that's the beauty of it.
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It doesn't do anything! That is the beauty of it!
6 February 2008 | by shiftyleeSee all my reviews

For years people have been searching the far corners of the universe to find the source of the all-to-familiar quote: "What does it do?" "Do? It doesn't do anything. That's the beauty of it!" And now, we know. Although it is often misquoted, the line appeared here first. An obscure 60's television show spoken by none other than Burgess Meredith, standing in front of exactly what we would have imagined the quote was describing.

Not convinced? I dare you to find a more accurate source. It almost is a disappointment that the mystique is gone. I fear the quote (and source) will be forgotten, only to be remembered, or more accurately, re-forgotten by a new generation. Much like the dancing frog from the Looney Tunes cartoons.


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