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Orphan Black Season 1: When people have asked me recently what I’m loving on TV, the first thing that pops into my mind is this BBC America series, which aired this past spring but is a show that continues to stir up huge buzz.
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There are classic TV shows that are products of their time and then there are others that are simply timeless, and while normally a sitcom can be easily dated by a simpler, kinder sense of humor (especially in a modern era where cruder, ruder elements are common) occasionally it can be so well written that the jokes are just as funny 50 years later. The latter case applies to The Dick Van Dyke Show throughout its entire run of five seasons. It was witty from start to finish and its stellar cast of Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, and Rose Marie gave it some of the best comic timing ever. The fourth season saw the show at the top of its game with stories that have long since been imitated countless times but never duplicated with such hilarity.
- Lex Walker
The Dick Van Dyke Show, “The Sick Boy and the Sitter”
Written by Carl Reiner
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Aired on October 3rd, 1961 on CBS
The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of the most enduring sitcoms of television history. While most series fall from recognition shortly after their finales, it remains a staple of Best Comedy lists to this day. The premise is very straightforward- Dick Van Dyke stars as Rob Petrie, a comedy writer at the fictional The Alan Brady Show. He’s married to Laura, played by Mary Tyler Moore, and the two have a son, Ritchie, and live in New Rochelle. We follow Rob at home and at work, where he often shares scenes with fellow writers Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam) and Sally Rogers (Rose Marie) and occasionally with their straight-man producer, Mel Cooley, played by Richard Deacon.
The pilot opens simply. Laura’s in the »
- Kate Kulzick
Title: The Dick Van Dyke Show: 3rd Season Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, Carl Reiner Running time: 13 hours, 20 minutes (3 discs/32 episodes), Not rated Special Features: Commentary by Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner; Full-length Danny Thomas Show Episode with Morey Asterdam; Mary Tyler Moore appearance on The Danny Kaye Show; TV Academy Tribute to Carl Reiner featuring George Clooney; Interviews with Cast and Producers; Emmy Award clip with wins by Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore; Mary Tyler Moore appearance on 1975 variety series Van Dyke & Company; rehearsal footage; Nick at Nite promo spots; Photo Galleries. If [ Read More ]
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What happened to the good old fashioned sitcoms that used to have stellar one-liners? Today's takes on that classic formula, like Mike & Molly or Two and a Half Men, all feel like carbon copies recycling jokes originally used in better shows. Yet, when you go back and watch classic episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show the comedy feels comparatively fresh and vibrant, firing five jokes a minute with a cast that squeezes the greatest potential from each setup. What got lost in the mix over the last 50 years? Whatever it was, it's been preserved in its entirety in The Dick Van Dyke Show with its stellar cast of Dick Van Dyke himself, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, and Morey Amsterdam, and writing that's a seamless blend of verbal and slapstick (mostly in Van Dyke's facial expressions and exaggerated body language) comedy.
- Lex Walker
5 items from 2013
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