After Sonia Sotomayor mentioned that as a child she loved watching Perry Mason on TV, and that it inspired her interest in the law, (new Senator) Al Franken got some laughs with his observation:
It amazes me that you wanted to become a prosecutor based on the show, because in ‘Perry Mason’ the prosecutor on that show lost every week.
However, there was one episode where Perry Mason lost, but as you can see from the following video, neither Sotomayor nor Franken could remember the name of the episode:
Now, what’s really ironic of all this silliness is that the Associated Press not only knew the name of the episode — “The Case of the Deadly Verdict” — but they pointed out that the guest star in that show was Stephen Franken, an actor who is Al Franken’s second cousin!
As an added bonus, here’s a flashback of Franken playing a senator during a previous confirmation hearing: