The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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The Making of a Councilman 

As election day approaches, Rob finds his political rival extremely knowledgeable, well-prepared and well-suited for the job of councilman. Rob's strengths: a winning smile and physical height.

Director:

Jerry Paris
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Wally Cox ... Lincoln Goodheart
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
George Tyne ... Doug Miller
Margaret Muse Margaret Muse ... Mrs. Birdwell
Leah Waggner Leah Waggner ... Martha Goodheart (as Lia Waggner)
Kay Stewart Kay Stewart ... First Lady
Holly Harris Holly Harris ... Second Lady
Marilyn Hare ... Third Lady
Arthur Adams Arthur Adams ... Herb Litmore
Lorna Thayer ... Samantha Meriweather
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Storyline

Rob enters into his public speaking engagements. At a ladies club, he meets his political opponent Lincoln Goodheart for the first time. Though Lincoln is short, mousy and with a nasal speaking voice, he is bright and extremely well-informed about everything. Rob, on the other hand, is tall, nervously awkward and politically ignorant but with a nice poster. The more Rob learns about Lincoln the more he finds himself inadequate for the job - but does the public want a well-informed leader or a charming figurehead? Written by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1966 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is based upon Theodore White's series of 'Making of the President' books. See more »

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Rob Petrie: Right, the west side parkway is short and the east side parkway is much longer, about three miles longer, and I think that the west side would be about two million dollars cheaper.
Lincoln Goodheart: I disagree.
Rob Petrie: No, that's it - west side, uh, west side short / east side long.
Lincoln Goodheart: That may be true but there are many factors favoring the east side route.
Rob Petrie: Like what?
Lincoln Goodheart: Well, for example, the, uh, the land along that route is, uh, very sparsely populated and, therefore, much more easily acquired. Now that would mean that, ...
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