Thread Number: 40824  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
So Matlock had a Hoover Dial a Matic Powerdrive
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Post# 433719   10/18/2020 at 10:27 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Saw an episode of Matlock (one of the last California-filmed NBC ones before it moved to North Carolina filming on ABC). Episode was "The Outcast" where Ben decides he's going to retire and runs away on a fishing trip. In this episode his housekeeper (the lady that talked all the time) was using a Hoover Dial a Matic Powerdrive (light gray with dark gray trim).

Surprised Ben would have such a fancy vacuum considering how cheap he was (but then again by this time it would've been about 20 years old). And then again he always had the newest top trim Ford Crown Victoria in gray with gray leather interior. So I guess a gray vacuum to match his gray suit and car.

In one of the ABC episodes, a childhood friend of Ben's comes to visit, who sells vaccum cleaners, ends up scheduling a vacuum demonstration to take place in Ben's living room! It's a Rainbow SE with the power nozzle, Rainmate, etc all set up around the room.

Post# 433772 , Reply# 1   10/19/2020 at 04:47 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
I wonder how that demo went...

did he get a new cleaning person after the move to N. Carolina? I didn't see that episode, did he buy the Rainbow and give the girl in Ca. the DAM as part of her severance package,lol. Wouldn't be right of ole Matt to leave her in the dust without a vacuum cleaner!!

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