The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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No Rice at My Wedding 

A news article prompts Rob and Laura to recall the extremely handsome Cpl. Clark Rice, who won Laura in an Army raffle and almost derailed Rob and Laura's relationship.


Lee Philips

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Episode cast overview:
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 / Laura Meehan
Van Williams ... Clark Rice
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Crumberbacher
Allan Melvin ... Sam Pomerantz
Bert Remsen ... Heckler
Johnny Silver ... Humphrey Dundee


Laura has just read about Clark Rice in the newspaper. The name Clark Rice evokes strong emotions in both Rob and Laura as the man who won and almost won Laura. The story... After Rob and Laura had become serious about each other, Laura was crowned "Bivouac Baby" at Camp Crowder, the title which also came with an obligation to be raffled off for a date. The winner of the raffle was Cpl. Clark Rice. Clark ended up being attracted to Laura, and Laura in turn admitted that she had a good time with Clark on their date. After some convincing by Clark that she should know about Rob for sure before committing her life to him, Laura agreed to see Clark again to test that commitment. The idea of Laura dating another man while she made up her mind between himself and Clark didn't sit well with Rob, who ultimately forced Laura to choose before Clark's imminent transfer overseas. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family








Release Date:

13 October 1965 (USA) See more »

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Calvada Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A year after this episode aired, guest star Van Williams would go on to star as TV's The Green Hornet See more »


If Clark Rice had already attended law school, he most likely would have been an officer instead of an enlisted man. See more »


[Millie tries to help Laura decide between Clark and Rob through a point system]
Laura Meehan: Clark wants to be a lawyer.
Millie Crumberbacher: Ooo, a lawyer. That's very good. That's another ten points. And Rob wants to be a comedy writer - which no one knows how to be one, so he'll be struggling and starving and probably never make it - so we'll give him one point.
Laura Meehan: Millie, you're pushing Clark.
Millie Crumberbacher: I am not. Well, the score is twenty to eight in his favor, you know. I didn't make these numbers up!
Laura Meehan: Yes, you did!
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A Flashback To Earlier Rob And Laura
4 May 2018 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Garry Marshall is one of the writers of this episode. Most of the episode is a flashback about how Laura might have married another guy.

Van Williams ("Green Hornet") plays the role of Clark Rice, another soldier stationed at the camp where Rob and Laura's relationship blossomed. Clark, a handsome hunk who takes to Laura, wins a date with her through a raffle.

It's a charming story that reveals why Laura chose Rob in the first place.

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