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3 October 1961 (USA) See more »
The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. Full summary »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie / ... (158 episodes, 1961-1966)

Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers (158 episodes, 1961-1966)

Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie (158 episodes, 1961-1966)

Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie / ... (158 episodes, 1961-1966)

Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley / ... (82 episodes, 1961-1966)

Series Directed by
Jerry Paris (84 episodes, 1963-1966)
John Rich (41 episodes, 1961-1966)
Howard Morris (5 episodes, 1963-1965)
Sheldon Leonard (4 episodes, 1961-1963)
Alan Rafkin (4 episodes, 1962-1964)
Lee Philips (4 episodes, 1965)
Robert Butler (2 episodes, 1961)
James Komack (2 episodes, 1961)
Coby Ruskin (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Hal Cooper (2 episodes, 1962)
Peter Baldwin (2 episodes, 1964)
Theodore J. Flicker (2 episodes, 1965)
Richard Erdman (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Carl Reiner (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Sam Denoff (29 episodes, 1963-1966)
Bill Persky (29 episodes, 1963-1966)
Jerry Belson (18 episodes, 1964-1966)
Garry Marshall (18 episodes, 1964-1966)
Carl Kleinschmitt (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dale McRaven (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
Howard Merrill (8 episodes, 1962-1964)
John Whedon (7 episodes, 1962-1966)
Sheldon Keller (7 episodes, 1962-1964)
Martin Ragaway (5 episodes, 1962-1965)
Frank Tarloff (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bill Idelson (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ernest Chambers (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Joseph Cavella (3 episodes, 1965)
Walter Kempley (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ed Haas (2 episodes, 1962)
Norm Liebmann (2 episodes, 1962)
Ronald Alexander (2 episodes, 1963)
Jay Burton (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Art Baer (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ben Joelson (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lawrence J. Cohen (2 episodes, 1965)
Fred Freeman (2 episodes, 1965)
Rick Mittleman (2 episodes, 1965)
Joseph Bonaduce (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Ronald Jacobs .... associate producer (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Sheldon Leonard .... executive producer (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Danny Thomas .... executive producer: in association with (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Carl Reiner .... producer (148 episodes, 1961-1966)
Sam Denoff .... producer (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bill Persky .... producer (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Original Music by
Earle Hagen (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Series Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (157 episodes, 1961-1966)
Series Film Editing by
Bud Molin (116 episodes, 1961-1965)
Beryl Gelfond (34 episodes, 1964-1966)
Alan Jaggs (6 episodes, 1963)
Series Casting by
Ruth Burch (158 episodes, 1961-1966)

Marjorie Benson (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Kenneth A. Reid (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Series Set Decoration by
Ken Swartz (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Series Costume Design by
Harald Johnson (150 episodes, 1961-1966)
Marge Makau (8 episodes, 1966)
Series Makeup Department
Thomas Tuttle .... makeup artist (157 episodes, 1961-1966)
Donna McDonough .... hair stylist (128 episodes, 1962-1966)
Eleanor Edwards .... hair stylist (29 episodes, 1961-1962)
Series Production Management
Frank E. Myers .... production manager (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Ronald Jacobs .... production supervisor (96 episodes, 1963-1966)
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John C. Chulay .... assistant director (151 episodes, 1961-1966)
Stanley J. Brooks .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1966)
Jay Sandrich .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
Series Art Department
Glenn Ross .... property master / prop master (157 episodes, 1961-1966)
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound engineer (154 episodes, 1961-1966)
Robert Reeve .... re-recording editor (34 episodes, 1963-1964)
Dick Le Grand .... re-recording editor (33 episodes, 1962-1963)
Dick Maier .... re-recording editor (32 episodes, 1964-1966)
Edward L. Sandlin .... re-recording editor (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Reg Browne .... re-recording editor (23 episodes, 1965-1966)
John D. Hall .... re-recording editor (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sid Lubow .... re-recording editor (3 episodes, 1965)
Charles David Forrest .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 1961-1964)
Frank Webster .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Niver .... camera coordinator (92 episodes, 1961-1964)
Robert Sousa .... camera coordinator / camera operator (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daroff .... tailor: Mr. Van Dyke (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Editorial Department
Rod Stephens .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1961)
Series Music Department
Earle Hagen .... composer: theme music / composer: additional music (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Walter Popp .... music coordinator (158 episodes, 1961-1966)
Series Other crew
Marjorie Mullen .... continuity / script continuity (156 episodes, 1961-1966)
Sam Denoff .... story consultant (62 episodes, 1964-1966)
Bill Persky .... story consultant (62 episodes, 1964-1966)
Carl Reiner .... story consultant (46 episodes, 1961-1964)
Joel Swanson .... production assistant (20 episodes, 1964-1966)

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Also Known As:
"The Dick Van Dyke Daytime Show" - USA (rerun title)
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30 min (158 episodes)
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A small controversy occurred because of Mary Tyler Moore wearing Capri pants on the show. Up until the show's premiere most housewives were seen in dresses, but Moore's explanation was that most of the housewives she knew wore pants. Because of Moore, Capri pants became a huge fashion craze in the early 1960s.See more »
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Sally Rogers:Good thinking.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Can you imagine being these characters and experiencing this wackiness? It would be great., 28 March 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

The crazy tales of comedy writer Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke), his wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore), son Ritchie (Larry Matthews) and co-workers Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam) and Sally Rogers (Rose Marie). Usually, some mishap starts out small, but spreads and ends up involving everyone. As a side note, whenever Rob, Buddy and Sally's producer Mel Cooley (Richard Deacon) enters the office, Buddy always makes unfriendly remarks about his bald head.

I watch "The Dick Van Dyke Show" every chance I get. From the moment that Rob trips over the ottoman in the opening sequence, you know that something loony is fast approaching. Whether Rob and Laura accidentally eavesdrop on their neighbors Jerry and Millie Helper (Jerry Paris and Ann Morgan Guilbert), or Sally's relationships remain in limbo, TDVDS never disappoints me.

While of course Rob is the main character, my favorite character is Buddy. I nearly die laughing at his comments about Cooley's bald head. It's just wickedly funny. The sort of material that could only come from Carl Reiner (who occasionally appeared on the show as Rob, Buddy and Sally's boss, the tyrannical Alan Brady).

All in all, TDVDS is definitely one of the funniest shows in TV history. I hope that it never stops rerunning!

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