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Where Did I Come From? 

Rob recalls the hilarious events leading up to Ritchie's birth when Ritchie asks the inevitable question.

Director:

John Rich

Writers:

Carl Reiner, Carl Reiner (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie
Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
Herbie Faye ... Willie
Jerry Hausner ... Charlie
Tiny Brauer Tiny Brauer ... Cabbie
Frank Adamo Frank Adamo ... Dry Cleaning Man
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Storyline

Rob feels uncomfortable when Ritchie asks him a question most kids eventually ask: "where did I come from?" Rob gets around the question by filling Ritchie in on the events surrounding the day he was born, the only aspect Ritchie ever having been told previously having to do with being delivered by a laundry truck. Throw into the story that an excitable Rob got little sleep for the week prior to the actual delivery day in anticipation of it happening at any moment, that he slept in his clothes for that week, that he had a staff conference meeting that day, and that he was by circumstance wearing a very ill fitting pair of trousers, and the result is that Rob had a lot of trouble getting Laura to the hospital either in time or looking good doing it. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Trivia

On December 14, 2018, CBS aired a colorized version of this episode along with The Dick Van Dyke Show: Never Bathe on Saturday (1965), in an hour long special. See more »

Goofs

Rob and Laura are living in a different house when Ritchie is born, but when they bring him home from the hospital, they live in their present house. See more »

Quotes

Mel Cooley: Look... Look... I hate to interrupt all this...
Buddy Sorrell: Then get out of here.
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Connections

Featured in ALF: Having My Baby (1989) See more »

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Wrong episode #
27 August 2020 | by chefcraftySee all my reviews

"Where did I come from" is season 1 Episode 16. Buddy, Can You Spare a Job is season 1 Episode 15.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Did I Come From? 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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