The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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The Life and Love of Joe Coogan 

By pure chance, the tall, handsome, stud bachelor Rob meets at the golf course used to write love sonnets to Laura, which she kept.

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Rob, Buddy and Mel have what they consider the most enjoyable round of golf they ever played, enjoyment in large part due to their stray fourth, a man they just met at the club named Joe Coogan. Good looking Joe mentions that he is single, has never been married and has only been in love once in his life while in college - coincidentally to a woman named Laura. As Rob and Joe discuss the issue further, Rob quickly realizes that Joe's Laura is also his Laura, which he doesn't tell Joe. When Rob later confronts Laura about her never mentioning Joe, Laura admits that she's secretly kept some mementos of her relationship with Joe, namely love sonnets he wrote to her. Rob is obviously hurt and jealous, which may increase when Laura, questioning why she kept the poems, decides to run into Joe "accidentally" at the golf course. She does and invites him home for dinner with her and Rob. Due to Rob's attitude, she doesn't tell him an important piece of information about the new Joe that would ... Written by Huggo

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22 January 1964 (USA)  »

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The poignant poem that Rob reads at the end, supposedly written by the character Joe Coogan, was -- like the script -- actually written by Carl Reiner. See more »

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Joe Coogan: I've only been in love once and that was a long time ago. As a matter of fact, the girl's name was Laura.
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References Zorro (1957) See more »

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