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Release Date:
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Dick Van Dyke Daytime Show" - USA (rerun title)
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30 min (158 episodes)
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Did You Know?

In "The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Last Chapter (#5.32)" (1966), the series' last episode Rob writes his autobiography and shows it to everyone. At the end of the episode Alan decides to buy the rights to the manuscript and turn it into a TV series with him as the star after he finishes the variety series.See more »
[repeated line]
Sally Rogers:It's just like my Aunt Agnes used to say...
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Best Written Show In TV History, 10 April 2001
Author: Thor2000 from Collinsport, Maine

Carl Reiner made one of the most best written shows with this series by creating all of the scripts by himself. The man has an innate talent for comedy, timing and characters as the first show known where the characters spend half of the time hurling funny insults at their boss, and the other half showing the life of a happily married couple very much in love with each other. This is probably the first show to show the husband at work where so many other tv husbands vanished to "the job;" for all we know, Ward Cleaver and Ozzie Nelson could of been embezzlers or secret agents. This show went one more level further by showing the scenes behind the writing of a comedy-variety show. Dick Van Dyke is an eternally likeable talent and Mary Tyler Moore was demurely sexy and wonderfully irresistible before her looklike cousin got a job in that Minneapolis news office. That role was a far distant cry to this one. Forget the Bradys, they were the parents I wanted; they were both wonderful, fair and funny, but who wants to have a crush on their mom ? Larry Matthews was every model son as he played the "low-maintenance kid" missing from shows on end. Morey Amsterdam and Richard Deacon were perfect comedy foils for each other as was Rose Marie who played eternally optimistic bachelorette Sally Rogers. Jerry Paris and Ann Morgan Guilbert were everyone's favorite neighbors. All this and appearances by Reiner himself as oft seen Alan Brady, the star of the show within the show, made this series a comedy classic even above The Cosby Show or the Brady Bunch.

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