Perry Mason Comes Out! Yes, Raymond Burr was actually a poof! And the luscious Barbara Hale is still alive!! Woohoo!! These are two brief scenes taken from "The Case of the Crying Cherub" and totally verbatim original. Just in context, it becomes something of a howler... Imagine how Raymond Burr felt delivering these lines, knowing what he knew ;) Meanwhile, why don't they make smart shows like Perry Mason anymore??