Rob's job is threatened, and his work relationships throttled, by a news article praising him more than Alan for the success of The Alan Brady Show, all thanks to Laura.



(as Martin A. Ragaway), (created by)

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Episode cast overview:
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Valerie Yerke ...
Diane Moseby
Frank Adamo ...


The prestigious national news magazine, Newstime, is doing a cover article on Alan and the show. Mel wants Rob to take reporter Diane Moseby out to lunch to extol the virtues of Alan. As Rob was planning to meet Laura for lunch, Mel suggests Rob meet with Miss Moseby a bit earlier and then Laura can join them for lunch later, courtesy of Alan. Rob discerns that Miss Moseby wants an unusual angle for the article, so he strides to keep his comments as non-salacious and as focused on Alan's comic genius as possible. Laura, on the other hand, credits Rob for the show's success at every turn. The resulting article almost costs Rob his job. Although very complimentary, it is 1% about Buddy and Sally (with that 1% providing misinformation about the two), 39% about Alan, and 60% about Rob, to whom credit for the comic success of the show is attributed. Rob blames both Laura and himself for the article's tone, and the two must figure out a way to make it up to Alan, Buddy and Sally. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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8 January 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Rob Petrie: That's a wonderful joke, Buddy.
Buddy Sorrell: Oh? Well, would you mind signing this?
Rob Petrie: What for?
Buddy Sorrell: It's a receipt for the joke in case anybody asks me what I do around here.
Sally Rogers: Oh, Buddy! Making him sign a receipt. I think that's terrible.
Rob Petrie: Thanks, Sal.
Sally Rogers: Anything we write, we'll just type our initials to it.
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