The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Mouth 

Buddy and Rob are left writing the script without Sally when she becomes a hit as a regular guest on late night talk show.

Director:

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
Dick Patterson ... Stevie Parsons
Herb Vigran ... Bernie Quinn
Johnny Silver ... Dave
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Storyline

After meeting her at a party, late night talk show host Stevie Parsons invites Sally to appear as a guest on his show. The day of her appearance was a nightmare for Rob and Buddy as they had to write some jokes for her and deal with her nerves, thus not being able to do their real work, but they're happy for her, especially as her appearance ends up being great, and happy for themselves as life can now get back to normal - or so they think. Because the response is overwhelming, Stevie invites Sally back for a second night. The second day for Rob and Buddy ends up being worse than the first, so when Stevie makes an on-air invitation to Sally to be a permanent guest, Rob is concerned about how Alan's show will suffer. He's right as Sally takes more and more unscheduled time off to deal with her new found fame. Rob and Buddy need Sally in the office not only as a third comic brain but as a buffer between the two male egos. Rob decides he needs to give Sally an ultimatum. but Sally beats ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1964 (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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Trivia

Stevie Parsons says "schmock schmock" a take off on Steve Allen. See more »

Quotes

Sally Rogers: Listen, you know that after the show, that switchboard was flooded!
Buddy Sorrell: What happened? The sink in the washroom overflow?
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