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Starring Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore
Season 1 (CBS) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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########### The Dick Van Dyke Show ############
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CBS Tuesdays 8:00 pm (moved to Wednesdays from Jan 62)
release date 3Oct61
31 episodes (inc pilot)

 1.01 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show THE SICK BOY AND THE SITTER (2nd pilot)
03Oct61 CBS Tue

Dick Van Dyke Show: Episode 01: The Sick Boy and the Sitter
guest star
Stacey Keach
Comedy writer Rob Petrie talks his wife Laura into leaving
their "sick" son Richie with a babysitter while they attend a  big party.

1.02 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: MY BLONDE-HAIRED BRUNETTE
Prod. no. 9 (copyright date 15Aug61)
10-Oct-61 CBS Tue
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Written by Carl Reiner
Directed by John Rich
Director of Photography, Robert deGrasse A.S.C. / Music by Earle Hagen
Featuring: (end credits)
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Benny Rubin (as Druggist)
Synopsis:
Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance in her
marriage is fading.

1.03 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: SALLY AND THE LAB TECHNICIAN
Sally meets the lab technician.
Prod. no. 4 (copyright date 5Jul61)
17-Oct-61 CBS Tue

Dick Van Dyke Show: Episode 04: Sally and the Lab Technician
Laura matches up her pharmacist cousin, Thomas, with Rob's fireball
co-writer, Sally, for a lopsided dinner party.

1.04 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: WASHINGTON  vs. THE BUNNY
Prod. no. 5 (copyright date 11Jul61)
24-Oct-61 CBS Tue

Dick Van Dyke Show: Episode 05: Washington vs. the Bunny
Rob is determined to go on a business trip even though Laura wants
him to see their son Richie "star" in a school play.

1.05 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: OH HOW WE MET THE NIGHT THAT WE DANCED
Prod. no. 6 (copyright date 18Jul61)
31-Oct-61 CBS Tue
While rummaging through Rob's old army equipment, Rob and Laura
recall that he broke her foot the night they met.

1.06 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: HARRISON B. HARDING OF CAMP CROWDER, MO
(OR_ Harrison B. Harding of Camp Chowder, Missouri)
Prod. no. 8 (copyright date 1Aug61)
06-Nov-61 CBS Monday (additional episode in different slot)
Rob invites an old Army pal home to dinner and begins to fear he
has a jewel thief on his hands.

1.07 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: JEALOUSY
Prod. no. 3 (copyright date 27Jun61)
07-Nov-61 CBS Tue

Dick Van Dyke Show: Episode 03: Jealousy
Laura begins to worry when Rob has to work nights with a beautiful television star.

1.08 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL
Prod. no.11 (copyright date 29Aug61)
14-Nov-61 CBS Tue
Rob and Richie find themselves more than a little lost when Laura
briefly resumes her dancing career.

1.09 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE UNWELCOME HOUSE GUEST
Prod. no. 7 (copyright date 25Jul61)
21Nov61 CBS Tue
Rob reluctantly agrees to take care of Buddy's dog for the weekend
and creates a furor when he brings the animal home.

1.10 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show:  THE MEERSHATZ PIPE
Prod. no. 2 (copyright date 20Jun61)
28-Nov-61 CBS Tue

Dick Van Dyke Show: Episode 02: The Meershatz Pipe
Rob fears he is no longer needed when his co-writers do a show without his help.

1.11 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: FORTY-FOUR TICKETS
Prod. no. 10 (copyright date 22Aug61)
05-Dec-61 CBS Tue
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Written by Carl Reiner
Directed by John Rich
Director of Photography, Robert deGrasse A.S.C. / Music by Earle Hagen
Featuring: (end credits)
Richard Deacon
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Jerry Paris
Synopsis:
Rob invites 44 fellow PTA members to his television show, but
forgets all about it until air time.

1.12 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: EMPRESS CARLOTTA'S NECKLACE
Prod. no. 13 (copyright date 12Sep61)
12-Dec-61 CBS Tue
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.

1.13 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: SALLY IS A GIRL
Prod. no.12 (copyright date 5Sep61)
19-Dec-61 CBS Tue
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.

1.14 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: BUDDY CAN YOU SPARE A JOB?
Prod. no. 14 (copyright date 19Sep61)
26-Dec-61 CBS Tue
After Buddy leaves "The Alan Brady Show" for a job that falls
through, Rob and Sally conspire to get him his old job back.

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Moves from CBS Tuesdays to CBS Wednesdays from Jan 1962
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1.15 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: WHERE DID I COME FROM?
Prod. no. 19 (copyright date 8Nov61)
03Jan62 CBS Wed
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Written by Carl Reiner
Directed by John Rich
Director of Photography, Robert deGrasse A.S.C. / Music by Earle Hagen
Featuring:
Richard Deacon, Ann Morgan Guilbert,
Herbie Faye, Jerry Hausner, Tiny Brauer, Frank Adamo
Six-year-old Richie asks his parents the inevitable "Where did
I come from?" question. They recall the days before his birth.

1.16 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE CURIOUS THING ABOUT WOMEN
Prod. no. 17 (copyright date 24Oct61)
10Jan62 CBS Wed
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Written by David Adler
Directed by John Rich
Director of Photography, Robert deGrasse A.S.C. / Music by Earle Hagen
Featuring:
Jerry Paris, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Frank Adamo
Synopsis 1:
Rob's sense of humor backfires when he decides to base a television
skit on Laura's penchant for opening his mail.
Synopsis 2:
Laura cant' resist opening a mysterious package that arrives addressed
to Rob - but she finds the parcel contains a large self- inflating raft.

1.17 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: PUNCH THY NEIGHBOR
Prod. no. 18 (copyright date 1Nov61)
17Jan62 CBS Wed
Rob's dentist pal, Jerry, strains the friendship when he starts
knocking Rob's television show in public.

1.18 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: WHO OWES WHO WHAT?
Prod. no. 15 (copyright date 10Oct61)
24Jan62 CBS Wed
Rob's forgotten loan turns into a forgotten debt, and a  television script.

1.19 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE TALENTED NEIGHBORHOOD
Prod. no. 22 (copyright date 6Dec61)
31Jan62 CBS Wed
guest-stars.
Barry Livingston
When his show announces a talent contest, Rob finds himself
besieged by the parents of neighborhood prodigies.

1.20 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: A WORD A DAY
Prod. no. 21 (copyright date 29Nov61)
07Feb62 CBS Wed
Richie's expanding vocabulary starts to branch out in unexpected
directions.
William Schallert guest-stars.

1.21 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE BOARDER INCIDENT
Prod. no. 20 (copyright date 15Nov61)
14Feb62 CBS Wed
While his wife is away, Buddy moves in with the Petries and
quickly wears out his welcome.

1.22 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: FATHER OF THE WEEK
Prod. no. 23 (copyright date 13Dec61)
21Feb62 CBS Wed
Rob's paternal pride suffers a cruel shock when he finds out that
his six-year-old son is ashamed of him.

1.23 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE TWIZZLE
Prod. no. 24 (copyright date 9Jan62)
28Feb62 CBS Wed
Sally drags the entire production staff to a bowling alley, where
she unveils a new song and dance. Jack Albertson guest-stars.

1.24 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: ONE ANGRY MAN
Prod. no. 25 (copyright date 16Jan62)
07Mar62 CBS Wed
Serving on jury duty, Rob finds himself siding with the beautiful blonde defendant.

1.25 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, FASSBINDER?
Prod. no. 26 (copyright date 23Jan62)
14Mar62 CBS Wed
Romance enters Sally's life in the form of an insurance salesman named Leo Fassbinder.

1.26 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: I AM MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
Prod. no. 28 (copyright date 6Feb62)
21Mar62 CBS Wed
Rob's bashful brother arrives in town and proves to be confident
and outgoing only when he is sleepwalking.
Jerry Van Dyke guest stars.

1.27 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE SLEEPING BROTHER
Prod. no. 29 (copyright date 13Feb62)
28Mar62 CBS Wed
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.

1.28 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE BAD OLD DAYS
Prod. no. 27 (copyright date 30Jan62)
04Apr62 CBS Wed
Buddy convinces Rob that--like all American husbands--he is
being dominated by a woman.

1.29 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: SOL AND THE SPONSOR
Prod. no. 16 (copyright date 17Oct61)
11Apr62 CBS Wed
A fancy dinner party for Rob's television sponsor and his wife
is enlivened by the arrival of Rob's old Army buddy.

1.30 [--] The Dick Van Dyke Show: THE RETURN OF THE HAPPY SPANGLER
Prod. no. 30 (copyright date 20Feb62)
18Apr62 CBS Wed
Rob tries valiantly to help an old radio comedy writer make a comeback.

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