40 years after The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), Allan Brady wants to hire Rob and Sally to write his eulogy - in order to win a bet with his wife. Although they don't want to do it, he offers them a huge amount of money. If Rob takes the job, Laura could open her dream dance studio. Written by
Did You Know?
The living room set in the special is the exact same set that was used on the original series. It had been kept in storage for forty years. See more
The late Richard Deacon
is the only major cast member to not receive screen credit during the opening sequence, though he (along with now-deceased producers Danny Thomas
and Sheldon Leonard
) does receive special acknowledgment at the end of the show. See more