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Stacey Petrie: Part I 

Fresh out of the Army, Stacey Petrie arrives to open his nightclub and marry his fiancée - whom he's never met. A practice date with Sally seems in order to help combat his shyness.


Jerry Paris


Carl Reiner, Carl Reiner (created by)

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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 Van Dyke ... Stacey Petrie
Bill Idelson Bill Idelson ... Herman Glimscher
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Dr. Lemler


Rob's brother Stacey, newly decommissioned from the army and staying with Rob and Laura for a few days while he looks for an apartment, comes bearing news. He is opening a nightclub in the city (in which Rob has invested) and is engaged. What's somewhat troubling about the latter news is that he has yet to meet his betrothed, with whom he has only corresponded via letters. What little information Rob and Laura can get out of Stacey is: her name is Julie, she lives in New York City, is a friend of an army buddy, hasn't actually met Stacey, and hasn't been asked to marry him yet. Stacey is hesitant to see or even telephone her as he fears his extreme shyness around women will make a bad impression. He thinks that having a practice date might help, namely with Sally (who agrees, looking upon it as a challenge). As Sally excruciatingly wrangles more information from Stacey about why he's nervous to meet Julie, the rest of the evening unfolds in a violent way neither Sally nor Stacey had ... Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family








Release Date:

20 January 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?


Sally Rogers: Herman, don't you raise your voice to me!
Herman Glimscher: Why not?
Sally Rogers: Because I'm bigger than you are!
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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Stacie Petrie - Part One - Trivia & Corrections
7 March 2012 | by mediaguy1951See all my reviews

I vividly remember going to actually see this episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show being filmed back way back when! Just one correction in the details about this episode (and all Dick Van Dyke episodes), they were actually filmed at Desilu Studios at 847 Lillian Way (Desilu Cahuenga) in Hollywood, not on Washington Blvd in Culver City. This show, as most filmed shows of that era, was filmed about three months prior to airing. Normally, that would be okay but because this was a "Part One", I had to wait months to see the outcome of the story when Stacey Petrie - Part Two aired. The story lines of The Dick Van Dyke Show were honest and funny. Truly a class act. Dick and Jerry worked so well together on these two episodes. Interestingly, Carl Reiner wrote this episode and his son, Rob, was an executive at Spyglass productions in the 1080's, the production company for Sienfeld. The Dick Van Dyke Show and the pilot for Seinfeld were both shot on the same stage. Sort of a Deja Vu.

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