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(1961–1966)

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1965

6 Jan. 1965
Brother, Can You Spare $2500?
A genial hobo finds the show's script that Rob lost en route home, but Rob's extended description of its irreplaceable value gives the man the idea to hold it for ransom.
 
13 Jan. 1965
The Impractical Joke
After Buddy targets Rob for a crank phone call, he expects a reprisal, but the longer Rob takes to pay him back, the more paranoid Buddy becomes, suspecting everything and everybody.
 
20 Jan. 1965
Stacey Petrie: Part I
Fresh out of the Army, Stacey Petrie arrives to open his nightclub and marry his fiancée - whom he's never met. A practice date with Sally seems in order to help combat his shyness.
 
27 Jan. 1965
Stacey Petrie: Part II
Stacey waits till the day before his club opening to fess up to Julie about the author of her love letters from "Jim," with the success of his new nightclub resting precariously on their meeting's outcome.
 
3 Feb. 1965
Boy #1, Boy #2
Millie and Laura become two terrible stage-mothers when Rob agrees to hire sons Ritchie and Freddie for a commercial directed by Mel Cooley.
 
10 Feb. 1965
The Redcoats Are Coming
Rob agrees to have a popular British singing duo spend the night at his home when they appear on Alan's show. There's one catch: he's sworn to secrecy and cannot tell anyone about it for fear of touching off a Beatlemania-like fan frenzy.
 
17 Feb. 1965
The Case of the Pillow
Rob cries fowl when he takes a shady salesman to court for selling Laura smelly feather pillows.
 
24 Feb. 1965
Young Man with a Shoehorn
Buddy and Rob run a shoe store they've invested in after chasing off its only full-time salesman.
 
3 Mar. 1965
Girls Will Be Boys
Rob and Laura are in a quandary over how Ritchie can protect himself from a girl who's been persistently beating him up at school.
 
10 Mar. 1965
Bupkis
Rob recognizes a new song playing on the radio as one he co-wrote back in his army days, and the fact that he recently may have given away all rights to it festers.
 
17 Mar. 1965
Your Home Sweet Home Is My Home
To explain his annual $37.50 "friendship" check to Jerry, Rob tells his new accountant the story of how he and Laura found their new house.
 
24 Mar. 1965
Anthony Stone
Sally falls head over heels over handsome, suave Anthony Stone, whom she met while on vacation in Jamaica. All is not what it seems as Rob and Buddy uncover a shocking secret about Sally's new boyfriend that will only cause heartache.
 
31 Mar. 1965
Never Bathe on Saturday
While on their second honeymoon, Laura gets her toe stuck in a hotel bathtub faucet and Rob can't get through the locked bathroom door to free her.
 
14 Apr. 1965
Show of Hands
Rob and Laura have no choice but to wear gloves to an important community banquet due to an unusual accident while dying a costume for Ritchie's school play.
 
21 Apr. 1965
Baby Fat
Alan needs Rob's help improving a script for his Broadway debut, but without anyone's knowledge.
 
5 May 1965
One Hundred Terrible Hours
During an interview, Rob recalls his barely-remembered first meeting with Alan Brady at the tail end of a stay-awake marathon for his disc-jockey job.
 
12 May 1965
Br-rooom, Br-rooom
Laura fumes when Rob buys himself a motorcycle.
 
26 May 1965
There's No Sale Like Wholesale
Buddy always says "I could've gotten it for you wholesale" but always after the fact, so Sally dares him to prove it when Rob wants to buy Laura a fur coat.
 
15 Sep. 1965
Coast to Coast Big Mouth
Laura accidentally spills the beans on a nationally televised talk show that Alan Brady is bald.
 
22 Sep. 1965
A Farewell to Writing
A friend's success at being a novelist galvanizes Rob into writing his own book - if he can.
 
29 Sep. 1965
Uhny Uftz
While suffering from exhaustion at the office, Rob sees a flying saucer. Try as he might, nobody believes him.
 
6 Oct. 1965
The Ugliest Dog in the World
Rob brings the ugliest dog anyone's ever seen to the studio for a dog sketch. No one stops to consider what becomes of the poor pooch once he's no longer needed.
 
13 Oct. 1965
No Rice at My Wedding
A news article prompts Rob and Laura to recall the extremely handsome Cpl. Clark Rice, who won Laura in an Army raffle and almost derailed Rob and Laura's relationship.
 
20 Oct. 1965
Draw Me a Pear
Laura regrets hauling Rob into taking art lessons with her after the lady teacher appears to show an above-average interest in him.
 
27 Oct. 1965
The Great Petrie Fortune
Rob inherits an old roll-top desk from his late great-uncle Hezekiah that contains "wealth" of some sort hinted at in a song.
 
3 Nov. 1965
Odd But True
When Freddie Helper connects the freckles on Rob's back with his marker, an interesting picture appears, one that others feel Rob should make publicly known.
 
10 Nov. 1965
Viva Petrie
The Petries wonder if they're being duped when former maid Maria sends her matador boyfriend to work for them. His personality doesn't seem that of the bullfighter he claims to be.
 
17 Nov. 1965
Go Tell the Birds and the Bees
Ritchie's been giving lectures to the other children at school about human reproduction - fanciful stories that prompt his teacher to summon Rob and Laura to discuss the matter.
 
24 Nov. 1965
Body and Sol
Rob recalls for Buddy and Sally his Army boxing days when peer pressure at the base put him in the ring with current-day middleweight champ Boom Boom Bailey.
 
8 Dec. 1965
See Rob Write, Write Rob Write
Rob and Laura clash over which of them is the better writer of a children's story.
 
15 Dec. 1965
You're Under Arrest
Police question Rob regarding a fracas in a barroom where a woman was injured. Rob finds himself in a jam when his accounting of his whereabouts during the fight doesn't hold water.
 
29 Dec. 1965
Fifty-Two, Forty-Five or Work
A strong sense of déjà vu strikes Rob, bringing to mind nine summers earlier when, as Alan Brady's new head writer, he, with a mountain of debt and Laura pregnant, unexpectedly faced no income for two months.
 

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