The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

Who Stole My Watch 

Laura gives Rob an expensive watch at a birthday party attended by several family friends, but when the watch goes missing shortly after the party, Rob reluctantly concludes that one of his close friends may be a thief.


Jerry Paris


Joseph Bonaduce, 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 (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley
Milton Frome ... Mr. Evans
Jerry Paris ... Jerry Helper
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper


Laura throws Rob a surprise birthday party. After everybody has left to go home, Rob can't find the new expensive watch Laura bought for him as a gift. Rob and Laura turn the house upside down but can't find the watch. Although neither wants to believe it, both come to the conclusion that the most logical explanation is that one of their friends at the party - Jerry, Millie, Buddy, Sally or Mel - stole the watch. The most obvious culprits are Jerry or Buddy as the pranksters, but both deny pulling any such prank or any knowledge of the watch's whereabouts. As Rob and Laura try to find out what happened to the watch, all their friends come to know what is in Rob and Laura's minds, although Rob and Laura say they don't suspect any of the five as having taken the watch. The situation gets even worse when Rob tries to salvage some monetary value of the watch by collecting the insurance money. Laura and Rob come up with a plan both to salvage their friendships and to find out if any of ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family



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When the insurance man leaves the Petrie's home, Laura mouths the word "night" but there isn't any audio. See more »


Rob Petrie: [at dinner] This is good, whatever it is.
Laura Petrie: Told you, chicken paprikash. Laslo at the garage gave me the recipe.
Rob Petrie: Mm. No wonder it tastes greasy.
Laura Petrie: Rob. I'm the last friend you've got. Don't push me.
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5 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Calvada Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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