The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 2, Episode 3

The Attempted Marriage (10 Oct. 1962)

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Rob recalls his and Laura's attempts to get married when Ritchie brings up the subject.



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Episode cast overview:
Sally Rogers (credit only)
Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
Larry Mathews ...
Sandy Kenyon ...
Chaplain Berger
Ray Kellogg ...


Ritchie finds a silver tray that was a wedding present from Rob's old army buddies. After reading the inscription on the tray which refers to if Laura is ever to remarry someone who can make it to the chapel on time, Rob and Laura recount to Ritchie the disaster that was their attempted first wedding ceremony and the less than perfect wedding ceremony that eventually did happen. Although Rob admits having cold feet the day of the intended ceremony and driving off just before the ceremony to think about what he should do, a broken down jeep, a sprained ankle and a respiratory tract infection caused a few obstructions to Rob and Laura ever getting married. Written by Huggo

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10 October 1962 (USA)  »

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While the idea that Rob would accidentally drop the key for the jeep into the radiator is amusing, military jeeps do not have keys. Instead, they have a button for the starter. See more »


Laura Petrie: I think you've caught a cold. You're shivering.
Rob Petrie: Well, It's... a family trait. All the male members of my family shiver when they're... about to propose marriage.
Laura Petrie: Is that what you're about to do?
Rob Petrie: Yeah. Yeah, I guess so. Laura, will you marry me?
Laura Petrie: You want me to marry you?
Rob Petrie: Yeah, very much.
Laura Petrie: [starting to shiver] Oh.
Rob Petrie: But... YOU'RE shivering.
Laura Petrie: Well, all the female members of my family react this when they accept marriage proposals.
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