Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy arrive at Granville State Prison to perform for the inmates as a favor to Lyle Delp, the prison's entertainment director and fellow convict whom the Petries first met and befriended many years earlier when he tried to hold them up with a comb. Warden Jackson provides the Petries with standard prison garb as costumes for their chained-at-the-ankles dance number. As Buddy first then Sally second take the stage, Rob, dressed in his costume, doubles back for the forgotten prop chains and, in the process, gets mistaken by a prison guard for one of the trouble-making inmates who isn't allowed to see the show. Hauled off to the cells with surly inmates who won't corroborate his story (for a guard who's hardly likely to believe them anyway), Rob has to figure a way to convince the disbelieving guard that he is who he says he is. Meanwhile, Laura stands in the wings, fearing the absent Rob is somewhere up to his borrowed prison stripes in trouble. Written by
Huggo / edited by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
While joking with the Warden about an imaginary prison riot, Lyle (Don Rickles) makes cross references to characters from two films with prison themes: Brute Force (1947) with Burt Lancaster and Hume Cronyn, and Castle on the Hudson (1940) with Pat O'Brien. See more
Well, ya see, uh... we-we haven't had a show here in several months, eh-heh.
Gee, I thought you had one every week.
Well, we... we do, you see, but, uh, the warden had to postpone the last one, uh, because of the riot.
Well, eh-heh, it wasn't exactly a riot. It was sort of a... a difference of opinion, eh-heh... with injuries.
Composed by Stephen Foster
Performed by Robert Petrie (Dick Van Dyke
) with Harry Tinker (Arthur Batanides
), Boxer Morrison (Robert Strauss
) & Convict 8074 (Vincent Barbi
) See more