Rob is asked to write an amusing bulletin for the PTA bazaar. Richie is having a difficult time explaining to his friends just what his father does at work and he's taking out his frustration on his father. Laura thinks it would be a good idea for Rob to take Richie with him to the office for a day so he can see first hand what his dad does. Rob is skeptical this will work but agrees to give her plan a try. Written by
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On the Dick Van Dyke Show DVD collection, this pilot is included with it, and in an interview with Carl Reiner he states that he let this pilot sit for about a year after it didn't sell, and then he showed it to Sheldon Leonard who told him he liked it and it had potential, but it "needs better actors, including you!" As it came into being there was concern over Dick Van Dyke being cast as Rob Petrie as he was a stage actor, and it was Danny Thomas who suggested that they get the "girl with three names", Mary Tyler Moore to play Laura, the rest is history. See more
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