The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 3, Episode 13

The Alan Brady Show Presents (18 Dec. 1963)

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It's the first Christmas presentation of The Alan Brady Show where he turns the spotlight upon his talented staff to entertain the TV public.


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Alan's annual Christmas show is airing. As a change of pace, he's asked Rob to do the on-air introduction. Alan has had many critics state that what his Christmas shows lack is heart, and, as such, Alan has rejected the nonetheless funny script Rob, Buddy and Sally submitted in favor of an idea he believes has that heart: His television family, who entertains at many of his social functions, are the headliners of the show. Rob wasn't sure that he's talented enough a performer for a television show, but Buddy, Sally and Laura, who are to be included as performers, relished the thought of doing all they've ever wanted to do in front of the camera; so, Alan presents Rob Petrie, Laura Petrie, Sally Rogers, Buddy Sorrell, Mel Cooley and Ritchie Petrie as his Merry Christmas wish to his viewing audience. Written by Huggo

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18 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Opens with an instrumental version of the song "A Lot of Livin' to Do" from "Bye Bye Birdie." Dick Van Dyke stared in "Bye Bye Birdie" on Broadway in 1960 and in the movie version earlier in 1963. See more »


Buddy Sorrell: Wait a minute, wait a minute. I'm playin' a cello solo. What is this?
Sally Rogers: Well, I'm gonna accompany you.
Buddy Sorrell: I don't need any accompaniment.
Sally Rogers: Why not? Jascha Heifetz has a whole symphony behind him.
Buddy Sorrell: Yeah. He's afraid to play alone! Not me.
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References Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948) See more »


Santa, Send a Fella
Written by Bill Persky & Sam Denoff
Performed by Rose Marie
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