The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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Young Man with a Shoehorn 

Buddy and Rob run a shoe store they've invested in after chasing off its only full-time salesman.

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
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
Lou Jacobi ... Lou Sorrell
Milton Frome ... Sid
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Laughing Woman
Jane Dulo Jane Dulo ... Woman Customer #1
LaRue Farlow LaRue Farlow ... Sexy Girl
Irving Bacon ... Man Customer
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Storyline

Rob, Buddy and Sally each receive a bonus paycheck for a sketch previously written that Alan is reusing for a comedy special. As it is an unexpected windfall, Rob wants to invest it in something he doesn't need but wants. Buddy convinces Rob and Sally to at least consider investing their bonuses on his Uncle Lou's discount shoe store. After seeing the store, meeting Uncle Lou and reviewing the store's financials, Rob thinks it's a good idea and talks a reluctant Laura into going along with the decision. Laura may regret saying yes after receiving horrible service from the store's salesman, Sid, who doesn't know she is Rob's wife. Although not wanting to be heavy-handed but feeling the need to protect his investment, Rob talks to Sid about the situation, but Sid, not taking any guff from a new investor, promptly quits. As Lou isn't around at the time, Rob and Buddy mind the store till his return. How much trouble can Rob and Buddy get into serving customers in a shoe store? Plenty. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is based on the movie title Young Man with a Horn (1950). See more »

Quotes

[Sid quits, leaving Buddy and Rob in charge when a customer walks in]
Buddy Sorrell: YOU wait on the guy.
Rob Petrie: [in a desperate half-whisper] I don't know how.
Buddy Sorrell: It's easy. You bought shoes, didn't you? It's the same thing only you face the other way and sit lower.
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Connections

Spoofs Young Man with a Horn (1950) See more »

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