The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5, Episode 11

Body and Sol (24 Nov. 1965)

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Rob recalls for Buddy and Sally his Army boxing days when peer pressure at the base put him in the ring with current-day middleweight champ Boom Boom Bailey.

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Larry Mathews ...
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Sol Pomerantz
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Bernie Stern
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In a story told mostly as a flashback, Rob recalls his days as "Pitter Patter Petrie," the middleweight champion of Camp Crowder, Missouri, during his Army days. He also recounts how his then-fiancée Laura was deeply worried about Rob's defense of his title against a well-regarded challenger, even going so far as to suggest that Rob "take a dive." Written by aldanoli

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Sally Rogers: I met a very dear friend of yours, Rob.
Rob Petrie: Who?
Buddy Sorrell: Male or female?
Sally Rogers: Male. Very, very male.
Buddy Sorrell: Very, very male and he's married.
Sally Rogers: Yeah. How'd you know he was married?
Buddy Sorrell: Because if he was very, very male and very single, you'd still be eatin' lunch.
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