The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5, Episode 7

The Great Petrie Fortune (27 Oct. 1965)

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Rob inherits an old roll-top desk from his late great-uncle Hezekiah that contains "wealth" of some sort hinted at in a song.


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Episode cast overview:
Rob Petrie / Hezekiah Petrie
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Dan Tobin ...
Leland Ferguson
Forrest Lewis ...
Mr. Harlow
Herb Vigran ...
Alfred Reinbeck
Amzie Strickland ...
Howard Wendell ...
Tiny Brauer ...
Ike Balinger


Rob and Laura attend the reading of the will left by Rob's elderly Uncle Hezekiah. After some fairly generous financial bequests are given to Rob's relatives, they are ushered out of the room, and Rob and Laura are shown a short film of Uncle Hezekiah informing Rob that he's left him his old roll-top desk; Hezekiah then sings him a chorus of "Me and My Shadow," which is supposed to be a clue to a "treasure" Hezekiah claims is hidden in the desk. Written by aldanoli

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27 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Since he was born in 1863 and before November 18th of that year when Abraham Lincoln visited Gettysburg to deliver his famous address, if we assume that the episode took place the same date it aired on October 27, 1965, Uncle Hezekiah would have been either 101 or 102 years old when he died. See more »


Rob Petrie: There's a lotta little cubby holes. There's no cubbies in it.
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References How the West Was Won (1962) See more »


Me and My Shadow
Music by Dave Dreyer
Lyrics by Billy Rose
Performed by Dick Van Dyke
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