The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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The Sick Boy and the Sitter 

Alan Brady is throwing a party at his penthouse for a few of the network executives and he wants the writing staff to attend. Unfortunately for Rob though Laura thinks Richie is on the ... See full summary »

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Janie (as Mary Lee Dearing)
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Alan Brady is throwing a party at his penthouse for a few of the network executives and he wants the writing staff to attend. Unfortunately for Rob though Laura thinks Richie is on the verge of being sick and wants to stay home. Rob is certain he'll be okay and wants to get a babysitter but he's having a hard time convincing Laura. Written by tomtrekp

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3 October 1961 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the beginning of the party scene, a piano can be heard lightly playing the melody of the theme song of the last four seasons (the theme song most associated with the show). See more »

Goofs

Various characters (Rob, Laura, Janie, and Janie's parents) enter and exit the kitchen downstage right. We learn from living/dining room scenes later in the series that there is no exit from the kitchen in that direction; there is only a wall separating the kitchen from the dining room. In later episodes, the characters only access the kitchen via the swinging doors to dining room or hallway to garage. See more »

Quotes

[Laura thinks Richie might be getting sick; Rob thinks she's overly and unnecessarily concerned]
Rob Petrie: Well, then, how do you know he's sick?
Laura Petrie: Well, there are symptoms.
Rob Petrie: [disbelieving] What symptoms?
Laura Petrie: Well...
Rob Petrie: Come on, I'm the boy's father.
Laura Petrie: He turned down his cupcake.
Rob Petrie: [mocking Laura, exaggeratedly] He turned down his cupcake? And you didn't call an ambulance?
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Goodbye, Goodbye
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Performed by Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie & Morey Amsterdam
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