The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 2, Episode 21

My Husband Is a Check-Grabber (13 Feb. 1963)

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Laura's silence forces Rob to recount their evening out to determine what he did that made her infuriated over jeopardizing Ritchie's college future.


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Rob, initially puzzled by Laura's sudden coldness towards him, returns from running into a number of their friends having after-dinner coffee. He finally figures out her chilly demeanor stems from his picking up the check for the entire dinner. Rob refuses to change his behavior and claims he will continue to pay for dinner checks when they're out with friends - until he sees a reflection of his behavior in the actions of his son, Ritchie. Written by aldanoli

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This marks the first appearance of Sally's steadiest boyfriend in the series, Herman Glimscher. See more »


Rob Petrie: Uh, Honey, the, uh, mortgage payment is due tomorrow. Is it all right if I pay it?
Laura Petrie: Why do yo ask?
Rob Petrie: Oh, well, I didn't want you to think I wanted the bank to fall in love with me.
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References What's My Line? (1950) See more »

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