The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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A Farewell to Writing 

A friend's success at being a novelist galvanizes Rob into writing his own book - if he can.

Director:

Jerry Paris

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers (credit only)
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
Guy Raymond ... Horace
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Storyline

Harvey Bellman, a guy Rob once encouraged to write, finally finishes his book and sends Rob and Laura a copy. The incident leaves Rob envious over never finishing his own book. He then dedicates himself to the task but finds himself distracted by anything and everything. Laura finally has enough and sends him off to Lake Pushneck where Harvey has availed Rob his own personal get-away cabin in which to work. Will the isolation and change of scenery enable Rob to write? That's the question. Written by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Prolific character actor Guy Raymond, who plays "Horace" in this episode, later married series regular Ann Morgan Guilbert ("Millie Helper"). They remained married until his death in 1997. See more »

Goofs

The pages in the book Rob is reading are blank. See more »

Quotes

Horace: Take the couple up at the top of the hill, Lola and Francine Shrank. "Artists." Huh! Trouble-makers, that's what they are.
Rob Petrie: Well, what do they do?
Horace: Every year they come into town and break up our square dance.
Rob Petrie: Well, how do they do that?
Horace: They're nudists. It's a darn shame, too. Good dancers.
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Connections

References A Farewell to Arms (1932) See more »

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