The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 2, Episode 14

Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra (26 Dec. 1962)

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While directing the annual variety show sponsored by his talented neighbors, Rob becomes frustrated by spousal jealousies as he tries to pair the perfect "Cleopatra" to "Mark Antony" for the lead roles.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sally Rogers (credit only)
Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Shirley Rogers
Valerie Yerke ...
Cynthia Harding
Harry Rogers


Rob's relaxing day off changes when Laura tells him that Mrs. Billings is stopping by to see him. That can only mean Mrs. Billings wants his professional skills to organize another community fund-raising show, which Rob doesn't want to do again if only because of the hardship it was to do last year. Rob remembers back to that situation which was made all the more difficult in trying to cast Cleopatra for a comedy sketch, especially against a seemingly amorous Harry Rogers as Mark Antony. But as Mrs. Billings stops by, she may surprise Rob in her reason for the visit. Written by Huggo

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26 December 1962 (USA)  »

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