The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4, Episode 28

Show of Hands (14 Apr. 1965)

TV Episode  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 43 users  
Reviews: write review

Rob and Laura have no choice but to wear gloves to an important community banquet due to an unusual accident while dying a costume for Ritchie's school play.


(as Joseph C. Cavella) , (created by)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: "Mad Men"

In the latest installment of "What to Watch", IMDb's TV Editor Melanie McFarland chats with "Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, and series creator Matthew Weiner about the drama's extraordinary legacy, as AMC prepares to air its final seven episodes.

Related Items

Search for "Show of Hands" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Show of Hands (14 Apr 1965)

Show of Hands (14 Apr 1965) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
« Previous Episode | 122 of 158 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Larry Mathews ...
Joel Fluellen ...
Roger Johnson
Henry Scott ...
Joe Clark
Herkie Styles ...
Delivery Man


With Alan called out of town to a sponsors' meeting, Mel asks Rob and Laura at the last minute to attend a formal awards banquet to accept an award on the show's behalf. The preparation for the evening starts out hectic enough with Laura also trying to finish a costume for Ritchie needed the next day, and Rob's tuxedo needing to be pressed but with the cleaners already closed. Things get even worse when Laura takes over the costume making job from Millie and puts her hands in a pot of black fabric dye, not realizing it's a permanent dye which won't wash off. While Laura is over at the Helpers hoping Jerry has something that can remove the dye from her hands (which he doesn't), Rob comes home. Thinking that he needs to help Ritchie, he too sticks his hands in the pot of dye. With the state of their hands, Rob is even more adamant than fashion-conscious Laura about not going to the awards banquet as the award is being given by the CIU: the Committee for Interracial Understanding. With ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

award | dye | costume | tuxedo | baseball | See All (12) »


Comedy | Family





Release Date:

14 April 1965 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Rob Petrie: How did you get beer and eggs in your hair?
Sally Rogers: I was attacked by a band of bootleg chickens.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
COZI - I've never seen so much cut from the show wheresjohnny
What if Ritchie had been Rachel... ellenhamiltonlatzen
'This show sucked!...' pkwfireteacher
funny part in haunted houw rerunwatcher
The one bad episode in the entire series Scott351w2001
I Enjoy those Inconsistencies pjpurple-1
Discuss Show of Hands (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: