The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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Show of Hands 

Rob and Laura have no choice but to wear gloves to an important community banquet due to an unusual accident while dying a costume for Ritchie's school play.

Writers:

Joseph C. Cavella, 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
Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Roger Johnson
Henry Scott Henry Scott ... Joe Clark
Herkie Styles Herkie Styles ... Delivery Man
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Storyline

With Alan called out of town to a sponsors' meeting, Mel asks Rob and Laura at the last minute to attend a formal awards banquet to accept an award on the show's behalf. The preparation for the evening starts out hectic enough with Laura also trying to finish a costume for Ritchie needed the next day, and Rob's tuxedo needing to be pressed but with the cleaners already closed. Things get even worse when Laura takes over the costume making job from Millie and puts her hands in a pot of black fabric dye, not realizing it's a permanent dye which won't wash off. While Laura is over at the Helpers hoping Jerry has something that can remove the dye from her hands (which he doesn't), Rob comes home. Thinking that he needs to help Ritchie, he too sticks his hands in the pot of dye. With the state of their hands, Rob is even more adamant than fashion-conscious Laura about not going to the awards banquet as the award is being given by the CIU: the Committee for Interracial Understanding. With ... Written by Huggo

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Plot Keywords:

award | dye | costume | tuxedo | baseball | See All (12) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 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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Trivia

When the flower delivery man jokes that he thought Rob and Laura were members of the Mafia because their hands were dyed black, this refers to the fact that the criminal organization is sometimes known as "The Black Hand." See more »

Quotes

Rob Petrie: Nothing goes over worse at a formal dinner than the smell of sweaty bunny fur.
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