The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4, Episode 11

It Wouldn't Hurt Them to Give Us a Raise (2 Dec. 1964)

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Sally and Buddy get wind that they may be underpaid, and they recruit Rob to make the case for a raise. Rob returns with a raise... for himself! Rob tries to convince them that he is not a self-serving traitor.


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Episode cast overview:
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Doug Wesley


Buddy and Sally learn through a trade publication article that the writers for the Cliff Barnett Show, one that is not nearly as funny or as popular as Alan's show, are the highest paid writers in the business. In addition to the fact that Alan actually owns the Cliff Barnett Show, Buddy and Sally are feeling under-appreciated and each wants a 10% raise - not so much for the money but for the principle - or else they threaten to quit. Rob acts as Buddy and Sally's intermediary. Alan sends Rob to his business manager, Doug Wesley, to speak about the issue. Despite Alan's companies doing very well and Alan himself being a very wealthy man, Doug gives Rob a bunch of corporate gobbledygook about certain business subsidiaries doing better than others, each which is the official employer of certain areas of the show. The one that pays Buddy and Sally is currently doing very poorly financially, hence a raise for the two of them is impossible. But because the subsidiary that pays Rob is doing... Written by Huggo

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2 December 1964 (USA)  »

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