The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards 

A social game of poker turns sour when it's discovered Rob has been playing with a marked deck.

Director:

Howard Morris

Writers:

Ernest Chambers, Carl Reiner (created by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Jerry Paris ... Jerry Helper
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
Edward Platt ... Lou Gregory (as Edward C. Platt)
Shirley Mitchell ... Beth Gregory
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Storyline

In a show told mostly in flashback, Rob and Laura invite Jerry and Millie Helper, Buddy Sorrell, and a new couple, the Gregorys (a former D.A. and his wife) over to play poker. When Laura accidentally damages one of the cards, she gets a replacement deck, not realizing she's chosen a marked deck that Rob was using earlier to show Ritchie some card tricks. Right before winning the last hand, Rob realizes that the cards are marked and tries to figure out how to get out of the situation gracefully. Written by aldanoli / edited by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

During the poker game, Beth says she has three queens. Lou is upset at having only jacks over tens, which is a full house. A full house beats three of a kind in poker. He should win the hand, but in the show she wins the hand. Maybe he was supposed to say "jacks and tens," which is only two pair, but blew his line. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Rob' Petrie: Why would I use marked cards to win ten dollars?
Buddy Sorrell: Well, it's easier than sticking up a live chicken market.
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Connections

References Show Boat (1951) See more »

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