7.2/10
164
12 user

The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004)

A reunion of the surviving cast members from the original 1961-1966 TV series finds Alan Brady wanting Rob and Sally to collaborate on a eulogy for him before he dies.

Director:

Writer:

(creator)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Hope Lange, Marty Brill
Short | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Jen is a simple, geeky girl from the Midwest that moved to Los Angeles for excitement and adventure. She's a junior accountant at the same company as her fashionista cousin, Crystal, who ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A. Shelton
Stars: Carrie Lynn Certa, Ryan Haake, Kyle Hester
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Tane McClure
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Jerry Van Dyke, Carlos Amezcua
The Gin Game (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a retirement home, a surly man and a withdrawn woman come to terms over a game of cards.

Director: Arvin Brown
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Annie Abbott
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An eccentric wayward poet contemplates failure as his delusions unravel and he searches for purpose in the ordinary world.

Director: Chip Godwin
Stars: Scott Beehner, Brian Burnett, Vanessa Donley
The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson
Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.

Director: Barnet Kellman
Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Elon Gold
Mary (1985–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, James Farentino, John Astin
Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod
The Alan Brady Show (TV Movie 2003)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Stars: S. Scott Bullock, Carol Leifer, Rose Marie
The Van Dyke Show (TV Series 1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Short-lived show about Matt Burgess and his father Dick. Dick Burgess is a Broadway star who retires and goes to live with his son Matt who is running a small playhouse in rural ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Kari Lizer
Chairman's Choice (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Dick Van Dyke hosted this Nick at Nite Special playing the Chairman of the Network, selecting his five favorite DICK VAN DYKE SHOW episodes, each of which was preceded by a comedy segment ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Freeman, Larry Mathews, Dick Van Dyke
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Host
...
...
...
...
...
Jerry Helper (archive footage)
...
Buddy Sorrell (archive footage)
...
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Allen
...
Melvin 'Mel' Cooley (archive footage)
Mimi Dillard ...
Mrs. Peters (archive footage)
Bill Idelson ...
Edit

Storyline

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 Martha Quick

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 2004 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(archive footage)|
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Carl Reiner asked Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews if they would agree to do this special while they were on stage at TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003). See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Follows The Comedy Spot: Head of the Family (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Okay Reunion
20 May 2004 | by (Wellfleet, MA) – See all my reviews

This was probably one of the best reunions of a 60s sitcom in the last ten years or so. Instead of having an hour of reminisces, Carl Reiner decided to write a good 45-minute storyline of the Petries in 2004. Some, in fact, a lot of this story-line works: Alan Brady is not dying, but wants Sally and Rob to write his eulogy so he can have the chance to rewrite it. Laura now has a small dance studio at home, and Sally is finally married to the guy she was always going out with.

Yet, there are some parts of the reunion show that doesn't make sense: Why did Rob stop writing? Didn't he write a book? Also Millie and Stacey's little "date" is strange, but funny. Yet, despite these few flaws, The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited still retains some of that old "magic," mostly because Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Ann Morgan Guilbert, and Carl Reiner stepped right back into the shoes of their old characters. Unfortunately, though, Mary Tyler Moore's performance is a bit stale and rushed, almost as if she forgot how to make a comedy show. Larry Matthews' appearance is quick, strange, and we really don't learn what he's doing forty years later.

And why did Ray Ramano host this? What does he have to do with Dick Van Dyke? His scenes are even stranger than some of the weirdest parts of this reunion.

Finally, the clippings of the old show also make this reunion. When the new footage starts going a bit stale, they add in footage of the "good 'ole days" when these people were younger and funnier. Yet, all in all, this was a pretty good reunion, and I recommend it to every fan of The Dick Van Dyke Show to watch.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Anyone Else Disappointed? dryginmartini
Other reunion ideas maximumcakeeater
DVD ohioriver
Who Played the Butler? tharrx
I like the show barbfrmsf
Discuss The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page