The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5, Episode 28

You Ought to Be in Pictures (27 Apr. 1966)

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Leslie Merkle, one of Rob's old army buddies who now makes novelty movies, calls Rob. Rob is afraid Les is going to want him to write a script for him. So Rob is surprised when Les wants ... See full summary »

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Leslie Merkle, one of Rob's old army buddies who now makes novelty movies, calls Rob. Rob is afraid Les is going to want him to write a script for him. So Rob is surprised when Les wants him to star in one of his movies. It is an experimental movie about the life of real life pseudo-celebrity Rita Rivera, a European woman renowned for her many lovers. The movie is to be shot from Rita's perspective, meaning the camera will play Rita, with all the men's parts played by those who work in that actual profession to add a sense of realism. For example, Rob is to play a writer. Rob is excited about the prospect, but Laura is skittish enough about the concept thinking it may make Rob look foolish. When Laura learns that the film is being shot from Rita's perspective - in other words, the camera will play Rita - one of her concerns is eased in that Rob won't have any love scenes with a real woman. Rob is not offended when he later learns that Les only asked him to appear in the movie also to ... Written by Huggo

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The title is based on the song "You Ought to Be in Pictures" by Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman. See more »

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