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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A class act unfortunately forgotten
4 July 2003 | by (Greater Milwaukee) – See all my reviews

Dick van Dyke and Hope Lange, likeable stalwarts of 1960s sitcoms made a second series together with pretty good results. No particularly memorable plots but you really believed them as a modern married couple with a young teenage daughter.

The writers wanted to make a more modern series; this was after all the era of ALL IN THE FAMILY. That led to the one scene that people remember from the show and a scene likely to appear on TV comedy retrospectives-- It's night time, the daughter is asleep and the parents have gone off to make love in their bedroom. The camera shows the hallway linking the two bedrooms. Out of the door on the right, the daughter comes out, calling to her parents in a sleepy voice. She crosses to her parents' room, opens the door, and enters. Wait two beats..... On the third beat she backs up back into the hallway and silently crosses back to her room. Wait two beats.... The parents, hurriedly tying bathrobes shut, head to the daughter's room!

A nice scene follows where the parents try to explain what the daughter saw. The daughter listens intently, nods her acceptance, and then giggles the punchline, "You two sure looked funny!"


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