The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4, Episode 20

The Redcoats Are Coming (10 Feb. 1965)

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Rob agrees to have a popular British singing duo spend the night at his home when they appear on Alan's show. There's one catch: he's sworn to secrecy and cannot tell anyone about it for fear of touching off a Beatlemania-like fan frenzy.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Mathews ...
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Chad Stuart ...
Jeremy Clyde ...
William Beckley ...
Richard Karp
Trudi Ames ...
Eleanor Sommers ...
Estelle (as Ellie Sommers)
Mollie Howerton ...
Wendy Wilson ...
Shelley Cochran ...
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Ernie and Fred, better known as the Redcoats (a British rock duo that's all the craze among the teen set), are performing on Alan's show, which causes issues for the show's staff if only in keeping their screaming female fans at bay. It becomes an even bigger issue for Rob when Mel asks if the Redcoats can stay at his house for one night. Adoring fans always find out their top secret hotel whereabouts, preventing the boys from getting any rest whatsoever, and one night ensconced at the Petrie's would provide them much needed sleep. Rob, who isn't allowed to tell anyone except Laura, reluctantly agrees. Although knowing the worst would happen, Rob and Laura are both dying to tell someone - anyone - that the Redcoats are staying at their house. Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family





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10 February 1965 (USA)  »

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This is the only time in the entire series that there's any mention (although indirect) of the British Music Invasion. See more »


[first lines]
[Rob, Sally, and Buddy escape into a rehearsal room, while being pursued by a mob of screaming teenaged girls]
Rob Petrie: [successfully diverting the throng by yelling] The Redcoats have gone backstage!
[the girls run off]
Buddy Sorrell: Oh boy!
Rob Petrie: Do you think the Redcoat craze is just a publicity stunt?
Buddy Sorrell: I haven't heard screaming like this since I told my wife my mother was comin' for a visit.
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No Other Baby
Written by Bob Watson & Dickie Bishop
Performed by Chad and Jeremy
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