The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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Coast to Coast Big Mouth 

Laura accidentally spills the beans on a nationally televised talk show that Alan Brady is bald.

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Jerry Paris
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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 (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
Dick Curtis ... Johnny Patrick
Carl Reiner ... Alan Brady
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Storyline

Rob manages to get tickets for Laura and Millie to attend the filming of the nationally broadcast "Pay as You Go!" game show, whose host, Johnny Patrick, is renowned for getting his guests flustered. Through a series of incidents, Laura gets chosen as one of the contestants, news of which gets back to Rob at the office. Rob, Buddy, Sally and even Alan and Mel all decide to watch the live broadcast to see what Johnny will get Laura to do or say. They only manage to watch Laura's introduction, where she says only the right and nice things about Alan and the show. What they don't see is the end of the broadcast where Johnny manages to make Laura drop a bombshell of secret news specifically about Alan. When Rob finds out, he and Laura just hope that by a miracle Alan doesn't find out; but, later sure that Alan knows what Laura said on national television, both Rob and Laura take different approaches to make amends and/or protect Rob's job. Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Calvada Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In real life Carl Reiner was not reluctant to admit he wore a hairpiece. Unlike a number of other actors who were reluctant to do so, Reiner would often appear bald in public. It was his practice to wear one when he was acting, but if he were making a public appearance, such as on a talk show or for an interview, he would always appear without his hairpiece. See more »

Quotes

Rob Petrie: Uh, Alan, whatever you were gonna say to Laura, I would rather you said to me.
Alan Brady: Okay, Rob. If that's the way you want it: Rob, you're a beautiful girl.
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Alternate Versions

(11 December 2016) This episode and The Dick Van Dyke Show: That's My Boy?? were broadcast in color on the CBS TV network in a one-hour block of programming See more »

Connections

Featured in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

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Carl Reiner shows off his talents.
8 September 2015 | by colagadaSee all my reviews

Early in his career, Carl Reiner decided to forego acting and channel his talents into writing and producing. In addition to producing the Dick Van Dyke Show, he also did much of the writing and was responsible for many of the story lines. Such was a full-time job, and when he did appear on the show, it was usually in a limited role. He did have a few fleshed-out roles: the eccentric painter Sergei Carpetna in "October Eve," the hard-to-understand writer Everett Sloane in "I'm No Henry Walden," and others. In this episode, he plays the role he played most often: Alan Brady. Without listing the details, the extended scene he has with Laura and Rob is one of the best sketches in the series. It's a must watch for fans of the show.


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