The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5, Episode 29

Love Thy Other Neighbor (4 May 1966)

TV Episode  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 39 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Purely out of coincidence, Mary Jane Staggs née Gibbs, a friend of Laura's from their grammar school days, moves in next door to the Petries with her husband, Fred Staggs. When Millie first... See full summary »


0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 55 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Love Thy Other Neighbor (04 May 1966)

Love Thy Other Neighbor (04 May 1966) on IMDb 7.7/10

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 | 155 of 158 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Sally Rogers (credit only)
Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Suzanne Taylor ...
Mary Jane Staggs (as Sue Taylor)
Joby Baker ...
Fred Staggs


Purely out of coincidence, Mary Jane Staggs née Gibbs, a friend of Laura's from their grammar school days, moves in next door to the Petries with her husband, Fred Staggs. When Millie first meets Mary Jane at the Petrie house, she feels like a third wheel as Laura and Mary Jane are so preoccupied about catching up after all these years. Millie feels slighted and jealous of Mary Jane's friendship with Laura. Millie tries to get Jerry to feel the same way about Rob and his resulting friendship with Fred, which he refuses to do until he finds out that Rob, who had four free tickets to a new Broadway show, gave the two extras to Fred and Mary Jane. Rob only did so because he knew Jerry would hate the show. Rob and Laura come to the realization that Jerry and Millie are jealous of their friendship with the Staggs. Rob and Laura try to figure out a way to make Millie and Jerry not feel like they are becoming the lost neighbors while not pandering to what Rob considers their childish ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Family





Release Date:

4 May 1966 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The title is a parody of the biblical commandment to "Love Thy Neighbor". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

As real as possible.
15 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the last 'regular' episode, before the "Gunslinger" finale. I felt like this was an attempt by the writers to depict the suburban world of the 60s as realistically as possible. It was their last shot, so why not? The subject matter is Surburban Angst. The dialog is very 'with it'. The new neighbor Fred Stagg comes over and is asked by Laura if she can mix him a drink. Very sophisticated for 1966. Fred and Jerry are Hi-Fi bugs, and they start "talking sound". They all go to see a play by 'Thornton Alsbury'--a fictionalized combo of Thornton Wilder & Edward Albie. On their night out, The Staggs end up abandoning the Helpers, and get a little drunk-which later they're 'absolutely sick about'. The whole episode could've been written by John Cheever. But you can tell the writers (McCraven & Kleinschmitt) don't want to get TOO highbrow so the whole episode ends with everyone giving the play they saw a Bronx Cheer. It makes me wonder how an extra season (probably in color) would have been.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best moment in the entire series old_tv_guy
COZI - I've never seen so much cut from the show wheresjohnny
What if Ritchie had been Rachel... ellenhamiltonlatzen
funny part in haunted houw rerunwatcher
'This show sucked!...' pkwfireteacher
The one bad episode in the entire series Scott351w2001
Discuss Love Thy Other Neighbor (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: