The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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Will You Two Be My Wife? 

Rob recounts the wrath and fury he encountered when he broke his engagement with his hometown sweetheart, Dorothy, after he and Laura became engaged.

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
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Crumbermacher
Allan Melvin ... Sam
Ray Kellogg Ray Kellogg ... Captain
Barbara Bain ... Dorothy
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Storyline

Having seen Rob hide something in his desk, nosy Sally and Buddy eventually discover it's a manuscript of what looks like his memoirs. Although feeling guilty reading it, they do so anyway and enjoy a story (seen in flashback) about the time Rob was at Camp Crowder getting ready for his wedding to Laura. In preparation, Rob asked his captain if he could have two three-day passes, one for the honeymoon and one to go back to his hometown of Danville, Illinois, to tell his old girlfriend - the sexy and amorous Dorothy to whom he was pre-engaged and who he's known since they were both in the fourth grade - that he was marrying someone else. As his captain would only issue one three-day pass, Rob had to decide which of the two events was going to happen and see how Laura and Dorothy would react to what he had to tell them. Sally and Buddy love what they read but are less thrilled that the story, as typed, is incomplete, leaving them wondering how to find out the rest of the tale without ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1963 (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

Rob talks about going back to Danville, Illinois to tell his old girlfriend he can't marry her. Dick Van Dyke grew up in Danville, Illinois. See more »

Quotes

Rob Petrie: And as Hamlet once said, "Hark, here comes Dorothy and I wish I was dead."
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