The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 2, Episode 26

I'm No Henry Walden (27 Mar. 1963)

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In answer to an invitation, the Petries attend a swank dinner party thrown by wealthy Mrs. Huntington, which later reveals itself to be a fund-raiser where Rob's compliant gesture turns into a donation far beyond his means.



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Episode cast overview:
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Henry Walden
Doris Packer ...
Mrs. Huntington
Yale Sampson
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Mrs. Vonitia Fellows
Howard Wendell ...
Dr. Torrence Hayworth
Roxane Berard ...
Miss Thomas Evelyn (as Roxanne Berard)
Frank Adamo ...
H. Fieldstone Thorley


Rob is nervous about the elegant dinner party he and Laura have been invited to by a Mrs. Huntington - whom they've never met - for all the top writers in their respective fields. Rob feels nervously out of his league amidst a roomful of serious writers, especially as his writing has no, what he considers, permanence. Rob and Laura really only want to meet famed poet Henry Walden. They regret having gone to the party for several reasons: (1) having to spend the evening with a bunch of pretentious but nonetheless wealthy writers, (2) never getting to meet Walden among the bunch, and (3), most importantly, finding out the party was a fund-raiser for a literary foundation, with the writers to donate part or all of the royalties from their books. With no book to his name and, thus, no royalties, Rob donates the only thing he has in his pockets, which could end up ruining his reputation, but Rob changes his mind about the gathering when he learns who actually invited him to the party and ... Written by Huggo

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Mrs. Huntington: Mr. and Mrs. Petrof, I am Mrs. Huntington, your hostess. Come, I want you to meet some of my very dear friends. People, I want you to meet Mr. and Mrs. William Petrof.
Rob Petrie: Petrie.
Mrs. Huntington: Oh, yes. You pronounce that Petrof, don't you?
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References The Milton Berle Show (1958) See more »


Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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