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The Dick Van Dyke ShowThe Dick Van Dyke Show

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Episode 1

Pilot: Head of the Family

Pilot episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show", orginally titled "Head of the Family"
Episode 2

The Sick Boy and the Sitter

Comedy writer Rob Petrie talks his wife Laura into leaving their "sick" son Ritchie with a babysitter while they attend a big party.
Episode 3

My Blonde-Haired Brunette

Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance in her marriage is fading. 10/10/61
Episode 4

Sally and the Lab Technician

Laura matches up her pharmacist cousin, Thomas, with Rob's fireball cowriter, Sally, for a lopsided dinner party.
Episode 5

Washington Vs. The Bunny

Rob suffers with guilt when he has to go on a business trip the night of his son's play. Orginal Air Date: 10/24/61
Episode 6

Oh How We Met the Night That We Danced

While rummaging through Rob's old army equipment, Rob and Laura recall that he broke her foot the night they met. Orginal Air Date: 10/31/61
Episode 7

Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, MO

Rob invites an old Army pal home to dinner and begins to fear he has a jewel thief on his hands. Orginal Air Date: 11/6/61
Episode 8

Jealousy

Laura begins to worry when Rob has to work nights with a beautiful television star.
Episode 9

To Tell or Not to Tell

Rob and Richie find themselves more than a little lost when Laura briefly resumes her dancing career. Orginal Air Date: 11/14/1961
Episode 10

The Unwelcome Houseguest

Rob reluctantly agrees to take care of Buddy's dog for the weekend and creates a furor when he brings the animal home. Orginal Air Date: 11/21/61
Episode 11

The Meershatz Pipe

Rob fears he is no longer needed when his co-writers do a show without his help.
Episode 12

Forty-Four Tickets

Rob invites 44 fellow PTA members to his television show, but forgets all about it until air time. Orginal Air Date: 12/5/61
Episode 13

Empress Carlotta's Necklace

Rob proudly presents Laura with a huge, horrible necklace, but she cannot bring herself to tell him that it is an atrocity. Gavin MacLeod guest-stars. Orginal Air Date: 12/12/61
Episode 14

Sally Is a Girl

Rob is accused of being a Don Juan when he takes his wife's advice and stops treating co-writer Sally as one of the boys. Orginal Air Date: 12/19/61
Episode 15

Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?

After Buddy leaves "The Alan Brady Show" for a job that falls through, Rob and Sally conspire to get him his old job back. Orginal Air Date: 12/26/61
Episode 16

Where Did I Come From?

Six-year-old Richie asks his parents the inevitable "Where did I come from?" question. They recall the days before his birth. John Rich's favorite show of the season. Orginal Air Date: 1/3/62
Episode 17

The Curious Thing About Women

Unable to control her curiosity, Laura open's Rob's mail - much to her regret! Orginal Air Date: 1/10/62
Episode 18

Punch Thy Neighbor

Rob's dentist pal, Jerry, strains the friendship when he starts knocking Rob's television show in public. Orginal Air Date: 1/17/62
Episode 19

Who Owes Who What?

Buddy ignores Rob's efforts to collect an old debt. Orginal Air Date: 1/24/62
Episode 20

The Talented Neighborhood

When his show announces a talent contest, Rob finds himself besieged by the parents of neighborhood prodigies. Van Dyke's two young sons, Barry and Chris, have bit parts. Orginal Air Date: 1/31/62
Episode 21

A Word a Day

Richie's expanding vocabulary starts to branch out in unexpected directions. Orginal Air Date: 2/7/62
Episode 22

The Boarder Incident

While his wife is away, Buddy moves in with the Petries and quickly wears out his welcome. Orginal Air Date: 2/14/62
Episode 23

Father of the Week

Rob's paternal pride suffers a cruel shock when he finds out that his six-year-old son is embarrassed to admit how his Dad makes a living. Orginal Air Date: 2/22/62
Episode 24

The Twizzle

Sally drags the entire production staff to a bowling alley, where she unveils a new song and dance. Orginal Air Date: 2/28/62
Episode 25

One Angry Man

Laura believes Rob, on jury duty, has been unfairly swayed by the beautiful blonde defendant. Orginal Air Date: 3/7/62
Episode 26

Where You Been, Fassbinder?

Romance enters Sally's life in the form of an insurance salesman named Leo Fassbinder. Orginal Air Date: 3/14/62
Episode 27

I Am My Brother's Keeper

Rob's bashful brother arrives in town and proves to be confident and outgoing only when he is sleepwalking. Jerry Van Dyke guest stars. Orginal Air Date: 3/21/62
Episode 28

The Sleeping Brother

Rob's talented, sleepwalking brother manages to audition successfully for "The Alan Brady Show" even while wide-awake. Jerry Van Dyke guest-stars. Carl Reiner makes his first appearance as Alan Brady in this episode. Orginal Air Date: 3/28/62
Episode 29

The Bad Old Days

Buddy convinces Rob that he, like all American husbands, is henpecked. Orginal Air Date: 4/4/62
Episode 30

Sol and the Sponsor

A fancy dinner party for Rob's television sponsor and his wife is enlivened by the arrival of Rob's old Army buddy. Orginal Air Date: 4/11/62
Episode 31

The Return of Happy Spangler

Rob makes the mistake of trying to help the old-time radio comedy writer who gave him his first break. Orginal Air Date: 4/18/62

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About this Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American sitcom about a TV writer doing his best to juggle the responsibilities of life, both at work and at home, which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. Totalling 158 episodes and five seasons, the show was also produced by Reiner, who wrote many episodes and played the part of Alan Brady. Reiner based the main character of Rob Petrie on himself and the Alan Brady character on his former boss Sid Caesar. Many of the show's plots were inspired by Reiner's experiences as a writer for Your Show of Shows (which starred Caesar). Dick Van Dyke won three Emmy's for his portrayal of Rob Petrie and Mary Tyler Moore (who would alter go on to star in her own self-titled Emmy-winning series) won two Emmy's playing Dick's irascible, Capri pants-wearing wife, Laura. The series was a launching pad for a slew of legendary comedians and artists, from director Garry Marshall and actress Rose Marie to comedians Jerry Farr and Don Rickles. Storylines deal with Rob Petrie and his two coworkers, Buddy and Sally, who write material for a television variety show. Mel Cooley, a balding straight man is the show's producer and the brother-in-law of Alan Brady, the show's seldom-seen star. Other stories focus on the home life of Rob and Laura, who live in suburban New Rochelle, New York. Frequently seen is their young son, Ritchie, as well as their neighbors, Jerry and Millie Helper.

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