The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5, Episode 24

Talk to the Snail (23 Mar. 1966)

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Rob, Sally, and Buddy lose the script and have to dig through the outside trash container. Rob finds a memo from Alan Brady that seems like he wants to fire one writer. Rob starts looking for another job so he is the one cut.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Claude Wilbur
Doug Bedlork


While Rob, Sally and Buddy rifle through the garbage in the basement looking for their only copy of this week's script, Rob finds a memo that was written by the network to Alan three days ago stating that he needs to let one of the writers go for budgetary reasons. Rob decides not to tell Sally or Buddy about the memo until he figures out what to do. After talking to Laura about it, Rob decides that he should tell Sally and Buddy, especially as Rob will probably have to make the decision on which of Sally or Buddy should be let go. In talking to them about the memo, the three decide to show solidarity by quitting Alan's show and looking for another job as a writing team. The only job that is open is working for ventriloquist Claude Wilbur's show which features puppets, the star puppet being Jellybean the Snail. Rob acts as the negotiator for the team. Although Claude does offer them the well paying job, Rob isn't sure if they should accept it if only because they will be writing for a... Written by Huggo

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