The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail 

The gang from the show agrees to put on a show for Lyle and his fellow inmates in prison. They unwisely choose to wear prisoner uniforms for their show, and Rob gets mistaken for a real prisoner.


Jerry Paris

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Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Don Rickles ... Lyle Delp
Robert Strauss ... Boxer Morrison
Ken Lynch ... Warden Walter Jackson
Arthur Batanides ... Harry Tinker
Allan Melvin ... Guard Jenkins
Vincent Barbi Vincent Barbi ... Convict
Al Ward Al Ward ... Guard (as Alfred Ward)


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. Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family








Release Date:

11 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »


Buddy Sorrell: You know how they play Russian Roulette in India? One of the cobras is hard of hearing.
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References The Dick Van Dyke Show: 4½ (1964) See more »


I've Got Your Number
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Mary Tyler Moore & Dick Van Dyke
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