The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5, Episode 23

Bad Reception in Albany (9 Mar. 1966)

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While in an out-of-town wedding party with Laura, troubles plague Rob in trying to watch a TV show for Alan Brady, making his ability at even attending the wedding reception dubious.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Rogers (credit only)
Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Tom D'Andrea ...
Forrest Gilly
Robert Nichols ...
Wendell Henderson
Chanin Hale ...
Sugar Henderson
Johnny Haymer ...
Sam (as John Haymer)
Joseph Mell ...
Bella Bruck ...
Lorraine Bendix ...
Ed Rice ...
Candice Howard ...
Girl (as Candace Howard)


In Albany, Rob and Laura attend the wedding of Laura's cousin Edabeth, with Laura as matron of honor and Rob as an usher. Rob sends Laura ahead to the church alone as he, on orders from Alan, has to stay in their hotel room to watch a televised fashion show to assess the talent of a young woman Alan is contemplating hiring as an on-air partner. Despite Laura's concerns, Rob figures he has plenty of time. It's now seven thirty, the show starts at eight o'clock, ends at eight thirty, and the wedding ceremony starts at nine o'clock; however, the evening doesn't go quite as smoothly as Rob plans. First, he forgets the name of the church. Second, the television set in his room shorts out. As Rob calls in the hotel repairman to fix it, he wonders how he can watch his TV show, a task made difficult by the Seals, a men's service club, holding a convention at the fully booked hotel. There are no spare rooms Rob can use, and the hotel bar's television, controlled by majority rule, is ... Written by Huggo / revised by statmanjeff

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9 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Rob Petrie: Forrest, how soon can you fix this set? This show's really important to me.
Forrest Gilly: Oh, I can see that. You're wearin' a tuxedo just to watch it.
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