The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

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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)
Larry Mathews ...
 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

The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Blonde-Haired Brunette (1961) (when Laura dyed her hair blonde, temporarily) was the ninth episode filmed during the first season, but it was the second episode to be aired, because Carl Reiner was so impressed with Mary Tyler Moore's rapid development that he wanted to highlight her in an episode as soon as possible. He had thoughts of it being the series' debut. See more »

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[Laura just admitted that she told a TV audience Alan Brady is bald]
Rob Petrie: Well did you know it was a secret?
Laura Petrie: Yes.
Rob Petrie: Oh sure, what's the fun of telling something if it's not a secret?
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Crazy Credits

The most famous image of the opening credits is of Van Dyke falling over an ottoman as he enters his living room. However, a second version, showing him sidestepping the piece of furniture instead, was also used. The two openings were filmed back to back and were used randomly throughout the last four seasons of the series. The first season used a completely different opening credits sequence featuring still pictures. See more »

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An era in the history of television
5 September 2001 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I used to love watching reruns of this show when I was younger but now that I've seen it on TV Land, I have absolutely fallen in love with it. This precious gem of a classic is full of laughs and awesome characters. It was certainly different from many other situation comedies of its time and that, in my opinion, is tremendous enjoyment in itself. Hands down, one of the greatest shows ever to grace television.


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