Sally drags the entire gang to a bowling alley when she discovers a new dance sensation that's sure to sweep the nation.

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Randy Twizzle
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Sally convenes Mel and Buddy at the Petrie house with news of some exciting new talent she's discovered for the show. The person in question is eighteen year old singer Randy Twizzle, who invented a new dance called the Twizzle. Sally found him at a Greentown, Connecticut bowling alley, where the dance has to be done to get its full effect. They all go back to the bowling alley, despite Randy's protests that the dance and song themselves are nothing special. But Randy wows them, and Mel immediately signs him to the show. But Rob notices that Randy isn't too excited about the prospect of becoming famous with this opportunity. With only two days to the show and Randy disappearing and later reappearing at the Petrie house with his manager in tow, Rob and the rest learn why Randy was so apprehensive. His manager has a single extra demand which, if not met, means that Randy will back out of his agreement. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family

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28 February 1962 (USA)  »

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Wrestler "Classie" Freddie Blassie was only recognized as world champion in California, where the show was filmed. In the confines of the show, he would not have been wrestling in the New York area, where Rob Petrie lived. See more »

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At the end of the episode, "Classy" Freddy Blassie is introduced as the World Heavyweight Champion wrestler. Blassie held the WWA title, which was recognized in Los Angeles, but not the New York area. The NWA title, then held by "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, would have been promoted; thus, revealing that the show was filmed in California and not New York. Blassie was the top draw in LA at the time, as well as a top star in Japan. He did not wrestle in New York, regularly, until later. See more »

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Mr. Eisenbauer: We're not interested in money, Mr. Petrie.
Sally Rogers: You don't want more money?
Mr. Eisenbauer: No. As a matter of fact I think they're overpaying Randy as it is.
Maurice B. 'Buddy' Sorrell: Wait a minute. You mean you want the kid to work for LESS money?
Mr. Eisenbauer: I really don't care.
Maurice B. 'Buddy' Sorrell: Hey, this guy sounds like my agent!
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This Nearly Was Mine
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Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Jerry Lanning
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