The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 2, Episode 6

My Husband Is Not a Drunk (31 Oct. 1962)

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A hypnotist visits a Petrie dinner party where Rob accidentally picks up a post-hypnotic suggestion.


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Episode cast overview:
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (voice)
Charles Aidman ...
Glen Jameson
Mr. Boland


Rob and Laura lure a hunky hypnotist pal over to dinner as single bait for the ever-desperate Sally, along with Buddy and the Helpers. Millie begs him to mesmerize her, and he ends up putting most everyone in the living room under. Buddy pretends to be hypnotized into instantly yo-yoing from falling-down drunk to stone sober and back whenever bells ring, but it's Rob, watching intently from the kitchen, who becomes a blotto Jekyll/Hyde act (unbeknownst to anyone), so the Svengali doesn't take the rubber-legged comedy writer's spell off. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy | Family





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31 October 1962 (USA)  »

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All the scenes where someone is being hypnotized were purposely interrupted to ensure nobody watching at home would accidentally be hypnotized. See more »


Laura Petrie: Okay, what say we eat first and then get hypnotized?
Jerry Helper: Good.
Millie Helper: Eat first?
Laura Petrie: Sure, we always do it that way.
Buddy Sorrell: Not with my wife's cookin'. Better you should be hypnotized first.
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References Ben Casey (1961) See more »

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