The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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A Vigilante Ripped My Sports Coat 

A two-week-old feud between the Petries and the Helpers suffers a twist when a dinner invitation arrives one week late.

Director:

Peter Baldwin

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
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley
Jerry Paris ... Jerry Helper
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper
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Storyline

Rob and Jerry, and by association Laura and Millie, aren't speaking to each other over an argument concerning Jerry and Millie's vigilante mentality of wanting to spray weed killer on a neighbor's crabgrass-infested lawn without his consent, of which Rob and Laura want no part. In their argument, Jerry rips Rob's jacket; two weeks later, they're still not speaking. Rob thinks he's extended an olive branch by sending a written invitation to the Helpers to attend a dinner party at their house. In not hearing back from Jerry and Millie, Rob thinks he and Laura have been snubbed; however, the invitation failed to get mailed, which Mel finds almost a week after the scheduled dinner party and posts it for Rob. When the invitation arrives at the Helper's on a Saturday, with the invitation stating that the dinner party is being held this Saturday (but was actually the week prior), Jerry fumes thinking Rob purposefully sent the invitation to arrive the day of the dinner in order for them not ... Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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This is the only episode that features a camera angle from outside the front door of the Petrie house. This edit also features the controversial remark, "Why don't you guys put hoods on your heads!.." as Rob loudly condemns Jerry's unlawful neighbourhood mob. See more »

Quotes

Laura Petrie: [angrily] I think you two ought to know something. Rob was against sending that invitation to you but I insisted, and now I'm sorry I sent it.
Millie Helper: You're sorry ya sent it?
Laura Petrie: You don't know how sorry I am. I think it's one of the stupidest things I've ever done.
Jerry Helper: Then you, uh... you DO think it was a stupid thing?
Laura Petrie: [near tears] Well, let's just say this, Jerry - I will never send you another one like it, and you can bet on that.
Jerry Helper: You MEAN that?
Rob Petrie: [through grit teeth] Oh-h-h, you BET she means it.
Jerry Helper: [greatly relieved] ...
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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