Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy arrive at Granville State Prison to perform for the inmates as a favor to Lyle Delp, the prison's entertainment director and fellow convict whom the Petries first met and befriended many years earlier when he tried to hold them up with a comb. Warden Jackson provides the Petries with standard prison garb as costumes for their chained-at-the-ankles dance number. As Buddy first then Sally second take the stage, Rob, dressed in his costume, doubles back for the forgotten prop chains and, in the process, gets mistaken by a prison guard for one of the trouble-making inmates who isn't allowed to see the show. Hauled off to the cells with surly inmates who won't corroborate his story (for a guard who's hardly likely to believe them anyway), Rob has to figure a way to convince the disbelieving guard that he is who he says he is. Meanwhile, Laura stands in the wings, fearing the absent Rob is somewhere up to his borrowed prison stripes in trouble.
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Did You Know?
While joking with the Warden about an imaginary prison riot, Lyle (Don Rickles) makes cross references to characters from two films with prison themes: Brute Force (1947) with Burt Lancaster and Hume Cronyn, and Castle on the Hudson (1940) with Pat O'Brien. See more
While this particular show is titled "The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail," the title that appears onscreen right after the title of the program is "The Allan Brady Show Goes to Jail". Alan is the first name of the character, not Allan. See more
You know how they play Russian Roulette in India? One of the cobras is hard of hearing.
I've Got Your Number
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Mary Tyler Moore
& Dick Van Dyke See more