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Seasons:
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Release Date:
3 October 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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)
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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 (30 episodes, 1963-1966)
Bill Persky (30 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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There are 158 episodes, in the 5 seasons run. First season, first 14 were 13 Tuesdays, 1 Monday. The first 15 links are, 1st: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Sick Boy and the Sitter (#1.1)" (1961) (Tuesday, October 3rd, 1961). 2nd: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Blonde-Haired Brunette (#1.2)" (1961). 3rd: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Sally and the Lab Technician (#1.3)" (1961). 4th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Washington vs. the Bunny (#1.4)" (1961). 5th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Oh, How We Met on the Night That We Danced (#1.5)" (1961). *6th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, Mo. (#1.6)" (1961), [only Monday], Monday, November 6th, 1961. 7th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Jealousy! (#1.7)" (1961). It televised Tuesday, November 7th, 1961. 8th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: To Tell or Not to Tell (#1.8)" (1961). 9th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Unwelcome Houseguest (#1.9)" (1961). 10th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Meershatz Pipe (#1.10)" (1961). 11th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Forty-Four Tickets (#1.11)" (1961). 12th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Empress Carlotta's Necklace (#1.12)" (1961). 13th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Sally Is a Girl (#1.13)" (1961) 14th: "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? (#1.14)" (1961) televised Tuesday, December 26th, 1961. Starting with "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Where Did I Come From? (#1.15)" (1962), it televised on Wednesday, January 3rd, 1962. The last 144 episodes televised on Wednesday evenings.See more »
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
"Oh, Rob!", 2 July 2004
Author: grendelkhan from Xanadu

The Dick Van Dyke Show has always been one of my favorites; from the first time I saw it in syndicated reruns, to the recent dvd releases. Despite the passage of time, it still holds up. The reason? It had the best writing and performances of any show and it presented real characters in believable situations. You can argue about other classic shows, like I Love Lucy, All in The Family, MASH, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Seinfeld, or Cheers; but, in my opinion this was the finest comedy show on television.

Carl Reiner is a comedy genius who turned his own life into a comedy goldmine. After starring in an unsold pilot, he was faced with the fact he was wrong to portray his own life. With the help of Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas, he was able to bring Rob Petrie to life, via Dick Van Dyke. He filled the series with great actors and the best writing on television. It was a perfect format, a show about a writer for a top variety show. It lent itself to logical guest appearances and a host of unusual and amusing situations. It was filled with a cast of great characters: lovable, if klutzy Rob Petrie, beautiful and talented wife Laura, joke machine Buddy Sorrell, sarcastic and love-starved Sally Rogers, pompous, but exploited producer Mel Cooley, demanding egomaniac boss Alan Brady, neighbors Jerry and Milly Helper, and cute son Richie Petrie. Everyone had their moments.

So many of the shows were classics that it is hard to pick favorites. There are the wonderful dream stories, such as "The Gunslinger", "It May Look Like A Walnut", and "The Bad Old Days". There are the performance shows, like "The Alan Brady Show Presents", "The Sam Pomerantz Scandals", and "The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail". There are the flashbacks to Rob and Laura's courtship and early days of marriage, as well as Rob's beginnings with the Alan Bady Show. Then there are the ones that are just plain fun, like "A Ghost of A. Chantz", "Never Bathe on Saturday", and numerous others. The shows could also be quite touching, like "Buddy Sorrel, Man and Boy". Even weaker shows had great moments.

One of the reasons the show holds up well is that it lasted only 5 seasons and didn't get a chance to wear out its welcome. Everyone was at the top of their game when they called it quits.

When the show first came to "Nick at Night," I was ecstatic. I hadn't seen the show in several years and proceeded to tape the entire premiere marathon (which meant getting up early in the morning to change tapes). Those tapes quickly became worn out. Now, I have them on dvd, complete with promos, commentaries, features and other extras. This show will continue to live on as testament to the best of television comedy. Too bad they don't make shows like this anymore.

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