The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

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 Rob Petrie / ... (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Sally Rogers (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Buddy Sorrell (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Ritchie Petrie (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Laura Petrie / ... (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Mel Cooley (82 episodes, 1961-1966)
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Rob, Buddy and Sally write for the Alan Brady TV show under the thumb of Brady's brother-in-law Mel. Rob and Laura live in new Rochelle next-door to Jerry and Millie. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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3 October 1961 (USA)  »

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All in a Day's Work  »

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(158 episodes)

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Trivia

Carl Reiner would often ask cast and crew members about funny things that had happened to them, then he would write whole episodes about these occurrences. As a result, a majority of the episodes over the course of the show's five season run were based on actual events, that really occurred. See more »

Quotes

Melvin (Mel) Cooley: Rob, I can't tell you how much.
Maurice (Buddy) Sorrell: You can't tell us how much four and four are.
Melvin (Mel) Cooley: Yech!
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Crazy Credits

A third variation on the tripping-on-the-ottoman opening was added in later seasons, wherein Van Dyke neither stumbles over nor skips around it, but trips on a corner attempting to do the latter, and recovers without falling. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) See more »

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Wow!
4 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say, even knowing enough about TV history to have respect for this show didn't prepare me AT ALL for how ridiculously funny it is. As a long time fan of "Mad About You," which is clearly a tribute, I can see the setup here, but it's amazing to see how one of the truly landmark television shows still stands up after all this time. I'm just finishing Season 2 on DVD, and I have to say kudos to whoever put these together.

As to the show itself, if you've never seen it, you're seriously missing out. Some of the best laughs I've ever had watching television have come from watching this show. In fact, watching this, I can see many early glimpses of popular sitcom characters from later years.

A real treat!


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