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The Dick Van Dyke Show 

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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

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Carl Reiner
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5   4   3   2   1  
1966   1965   1964   1963   1962   1961  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 25 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dick Van Dyke ...  Rob Petrie / ... 158 episodes, 1961-1966
Rose Marie ...  Sally Rogers 158 episodes, 1961-1966
Morey Amsterdam ...  Buddy Sorrell 158 episodes, 1961-1966
Larry Mathews ...  Ritchie Petrie 158 episodes, 1961-1966
Mary Tyler Moore ...  Laura Petrie / ... 158 episodes, 1961-1966
Richard Deacon ...  Mel Cooley 82 episodes, 1961-1966
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Storyline

Rob, Buddy and Sally write for the Alan Brady TV show under the thumb of Brady's brother-in-law Mel. Rob and Laura live in new Rochelle next-door to Jerry and Millie. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Head of the Family See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(158 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Morey Amsterdam wrote lyrics to Earle Hagen's famous musical theme, but they were never used. The lyrics are heard on a segment bonus of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)'s season 4 DVDs and blue-ray discs. See more »

Quotes

Laura Petrie: Rob, Millie has something to tell you.
Rob Petrie: If it'll make me happy, tell me, but if it won't don't say it because I am on the brink!
Millie Helper: Oh, Rob, I'm so sorry and you never have to speak to me again!
[Starts to cry]
Rob Petrie: It's not gonna make me happy, is it?
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Crazy Credits

In Season 2, the first in which the cast is named by an announcer in the opening credits, Mary Tyler Moore's last name is pronounced "moor" (as in "a bog"). In subsequent seasons, the pronunciation is corrected to "more." See more »

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The Best Written Show In TV History
10 April 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

Carl Reiner made one of the most best written shows with this series by creating all of the scripts by himself. The man has an innate talent for comedy, timing and characters as the first show known where the characters spend half of the time hurling funny insults at their boss, and the other half showing the life of a happily married couple very much in love with each other. This is probably the first show to show the husband at work where so many other tv husbands vanished to "the job;" for all we know, Ward Cleaver and Ozzie Nelson could of been embezzlers or secret agents. This show went one more level further by showing the scenes behind the writing of a comedy-variety show. Dick Van Dyke is an eternally likeable talent and Mary Tyler Moore was demurely sexy and wonderfully irresistible before her looklike cousin got a job in that Minneapolis news office. That role was a far distant cry to this one. Forget the Bradys, they were the parents I wanted; they were both wonderful, fair and funny, but who wants to have a crush on their mom ? Larry Matthews was every model son as he played the "low-maintenance kid" missing from shows on end. Morey Amsterdam and Richard Deacon were perfect comedy foils for each other as was Rose Marie who played eternally optimistic bachelorette Sally Rogers. Jerry Paris and Ann Morgan Guilbert were everyone's favorite neighbors. All this and appearances by Reiner himself as oft seen Alan Brady, the star of the show within the show, made this series a comedy classic even above The Cosby Show or the Brady Bunch.


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