Dick Van Dyke and Hope Lange play modern married couple Dick and Jenny Preston, who have comic misadventures raising their teenage daughter.

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 Dick Preston (72 episodes, 1971-1974)
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 Jenny Preston (72 episodes, 1971-1974)
Marty Brill ...
 Bernie Davis (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
Fannie Flagg ...
 'Mike' Preston (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
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 Carol Davis (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
Angela Powell ...
 Annie Preston (36 episodes, 1971-1974)
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Dick Van Dyke and Hope Lange play modern married couple Dick and Jenny Preston, who have comic misadventures raising their teenage daughter.

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What Kind of Reception Does a Television Star Get at Home? Check Dick and His Co-Star Hope Lange (season 1)

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18 September 1971 (USA)  »

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El nuevo Show de Dick Van Dyke  »

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Carl Reiner wrote an episode in which Jenny was to walk in on Dick and Jenny having sex. When CBS refused to air the episode, Reiner protested by stating he would never work with CBS again after the third season. But Reiner returned to CBS in 1981 to appear in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (1981) and Skokie (1981). The episode aired in syndicated reruns. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) See more »

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New Dick Van Dyke Show
2 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this show when it was on. I would have been a young girl (10-11) back then. I'm assuming the episode about the daughter seeing her parents having sex didn't air. If it did, how do posters know what actually took place in that particular episode? Quite frankly, in the early 70's, that would have been too hot to handle. And I'm not sure an episode like that even today would be appropriate for very young children to see. At 10-11 years of age, I would have been kind of horrified if I had watched that episode with my parents in the room. I was just beginning to learn about the birds & bees at that age. Very uncomfortable and very before it's time if Carl Reiner got ticked off because they wouldn't air it. And I think all of the actors involved should have understood the controversy such an episode would have brought to the public that they weren't ready for at that point in time. It was a good show and I think it got axed way too early. I just never knew the whole story about the "sex" themed episode and why the show was canceled due to the actors/producers being angry about it.


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