After a mix up by Mel for reservations at a lodge, Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy are forced to spend a frightening night in a cabin that has not been used in years and is rumored to be haunted.


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Episode cast overview:
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Maurice Brenner ...
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Milton Parsons ...


Alan has invited Mel, Rob, Laura, Buddy and Sally to a fishing lodge for a working weekend. With Alan and Mel settled in their rooms, the other four arrive to find there are no rooms for them since Mel forgot to book them. The lodge is completely full, but the desk clerk does offer them a secluded cabin that has not been used in three years. The last occupant of that cabin, the wealthy Amos Chantz, disappeared without a trace. Legend has it that Amos haunts it. On the girls' behalf, Rob and Buddy decide to take the cabin. Though slightly scared of the legend, they don't want either Laura or Sally to learn about the haunting story, but the legend may be difficult to hide when strange things start happening all around them once they're inside. Though scared, they decide to stay until a sudden storm passes, but "the ghost" may have other things on his mind as, one by one, the cabin inhabitants start disappearing, leaving the last of the four to deal with the ghost of Amos Chantz on his ... Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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30 September 1964 (USA)  »

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This is the only time in the Dick Van Dyke Show that we see Rob and Laura in the same bed. Rob, Laura, Buddy, and Sally are all in the same bed (fully clothed). See more »


Robert 'Rob' Petrie: [all piled into the hide-a-bed] Anybody asleep?
Maurice B. 'Buddy' Sorrell: You nuts?
Sally Rogers: Who could sleep?
Laura Petrie: I am fast awake.
Maurice B. 'Buddy' Sorrell: My heart's beating so hard it's gonna knock the covers off.
Robert 'Rob' Petrie: Look, it's been over two hours now and nothing strange or unusual has happened.
Sally Rogers: No? What do you call four grown people sleeping in the same bed with their clothes on?
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