The Dick Van Dyke Show
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The Last Chapter
aired: Wed, Jun 1, 1966
Rob's autobiography is bought by Alan Brady for a television series.
aired: Wed, May 25, 1966
Rob dreams he is a sheriff in the Wild West.
Long Nights Journey Into Day
aired: Wed, May 11, 1966
Laura spends a frightening night alone.
Love Thy Other Neighbor
aired: Wed, May 4, 1966
Millie is jealous of the new neighbors.
You Ought to Be in Pictures
aired: Wed, Apr 27, 1966
Rob is cast in a low-budget film and turns out to be the screen's worst lover.
The Man from My Uncle
aired: Wed, Apr 20, 1966
From the Petrie house, FBI agents watch a neighbor.
Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc.
aired: Wed, Apr 13, 1966
Rob, Buddy and Sally are in trouble when their script insults the boss.
A Day in the Life of Alan Brady
aired: Wed, Apr 6, 1966
The Helpers' anniversary bash becomes a documentary.
Talk to the Snail
aired: Wed, Mar 23, 1966
Thinking he is going to lose his job, Rob has an interview with a ventriloquist.
Bad Reception in Albany
aired: Wed, Mar 9, 1966
Out-of-town Rob searches for a television set.
Buddy Sorrell Man and Boy
aired: Wed, Mar 2, 1966
Buddy is either seeking therapy or having an affair.
Dear Sally Rogers
aired: Wed, Feb 23, 1966
As a gag, Sally advertises for a husband on a national television show.
Remember the Alimony
aired: Wed, Feb 16, 1966
Rob and Laura remember the time they completed an application for a $10 divorce.
The Bottom of Mel Cooley’s Heart
aired: Wed, Feb 9, 1966
Mel takes Rob's advice to stand up to Alan Brady -- and is promptly fired.
The Curse of the Petrie People
aired: Wed, Feb 2, 1966
Rob's parents give a family heirloom to Laura, who accidentally ruins it.
The Making of a Councilman
aired: Wed, Jan 26, 1966
Rob agrees to run for office but realizes he'd prefer to vote for his opponent.
I Do Not Choose to Run
aired: Wed, Jan 19, 1966
Rob can't make up his mind when asked to be a candidate for the city council.
Who Stole My Watch
aired: Wed, Jan 5, 1966
Rob accuses his friend of taking his missing watch.
Fifty-Two, Forty-Five or Work
aired: Wed, Dec 29, 1965
Rob recalls the time he was out of work and Laura was expecting Ritchie.
You're Under Arrest
aired: Wed, Dec 15, 1965
Rob goes out to cool off after a quarrel with Laura and winds up in trouble.
See Rob Write, Write Rob Write
aired: Wed, Dec 8, 1965
Rob and Laura become rivals when each writes a story for children.
Body and Sol
aired: Wed, Nov 24, 1965
Rob recalls the time he defended his title as middleweight champion of an Army camp.
Go Tell the Birds and the Bees
aired: Wed, Nov 17, 1965
Rob and Laura find out that Ritchie has been telling stories in school.
aired: Wed, Nov 10, 1965
A bullfighter becomes the Petries' new handyman.
Odd But True
aired: Wed, Nov 3, 1965
Rob almost earns $500 because the freckles on his back are in the shape of the Liberty Bell.
The Great Petrie Fortune
aired: Wed, Oct 27, 1965
Rob's dreams of inheriting a fortune seem dashed when he gets an old desk.
Draw Me a Pear
aired: Wed, Oct 20, 1965
An art instructor sets her sights on student Rob.
No Rice at My Wedding
aired: Wed, Oct 13, 1965
Rob recalls when he almost lost Laura to another man.
The Ugliest Dog in the World
aired: Wed, Oct 6, 1965
Rob and Laura try to find a home for an ugly mutt from the dog pound.
aired: Wed, Sep 29, 1965
Rob tracks a UFO to the office above his own.
A Farewell to Writing
aired: Wed, Sep 22, 1965
Rob has trouble getting started on writing a book.
Coast to Coast Big Mouth
aired: Wed, Sep 15, 1965
Laura blurts out an embarrassing secret on a national television quiz show.
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There's No Sale Like Wholesale
aired: Wed, May 26, 1965
Rob sets out to write a book during his vacation, but has trouble getting started.
aired: Wed, May 12, 1965
Rob and Laura learn that buying a fur coat wholesale can be trouble when their "connection" is Buddy Sorrell.
100 Terrible Hours
aired: Wed, May 5, 1965
Rob buys a motorcycle and is arrested as a joy-riding delinquent the first time out.
aired: Wed, Apr 21, 1965
Rob helps Alan Brady by rewriting a play starring the comic.
Show of Hands
aired: Wed, Apr 14, 1965
Just before they are due at a formal banquet, Rob and Laura accidentally dye their hands an indelible black.
Never Bathe On Saturday
aired: Wed, Mar 31, 1965
Rob recalls his job interview with Alan Brady near the end of an arduous keep-awake marathon.
aired: Wed, Mar 24, 1965
The Petries' romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura's toe gets caught in a bath spout.
Your Home Sweet Home Is My Home
aired: Wed, Mar 17, 1965
Sally's new tall, dark and handsome boyfriend is secretive about what he does for a living.
aired: Fri, Mar 12, 1965
Rob recalls the time he and his best friend tried to buy the same house.
Girls Will Be Boys
aired: Wed, Mar 3, 1965
Rob learns that a song he wrote with an old buddy is about to be a hit, and he starts a fight over authorship rights. Greg Morris guest-stars.
Young Man With a Shoehorn
aired: Wed, Feb 24, 1965
The Petries face a problem when Richie is beaten up by a pretty little girl who loves him.
The Case of the Pillow
aired: Wed, Feb 17, 1965
When he invests in a shoe store, Rob learns that a shoe clerk's lot is not always a happy one.
The Redcoats Are Coming
aired: Wed, Feb 10, 1965
Rob becomes a trial lawyer to prosecute a shifty salesman.
Boy 1 Vs. Boy 2
aired: Wed, Feb 3, 1965
Laura and Millie become unbearable stage mothers when their sons are cast in a television commercial.
Stacey Petrie, Part 2
aired: Wed, Jan 27, 1965
The Petries are invaded by a horde of teenagers when they entertain two British rock-and-roll idols. Chad & Jeremy guest-stars.
Stacey Petrie, Part 1
aired: Wed, Jan 20, 1965
Rob's brother Stacey Petrie tries to save his new coffeehouse from closing and his romance from ending. Jerry Van Dyke guest-stars.
The Impractical Joke
aired: Wed, Jan 13, 1965
Rob's younger brother involves Sally in a romantic Waterloo. Jerry Van Dyke guest-stars.
Brother, Can You Spare $2500?
aired: Wed, Jan 6, 1965
Rob receives a ransom demand of $2500 for his lost television script.
Stretch Petrie Vs. Kid Schenk
aired: Wed, Dec 30, 1964
Rob resorts to psychological warfare to get even with a practical joker.
My Two Showoffs and Me
aired: Wed, Dec 16, 1964
Rob is forced to squelch the scheme of an opportunistic old friend. Jack Carter guest-stars.
The Death of the Party
aired: Wed, Dec 9, 1964
Rob struggles through a party for Laura's relatives rather than admit he is sick as a dog.
It Wouldn't Hurt Them to Give Us a Raise
aired: Wed, Dec 2, 1964
Laura takes two of Millie's prescription pills and suffers disastrous side effects.
Pink Pills for Purple Patients
aired: Wed, Nov 25, 1964
Rob tries to get a raise for Buddy and Sally from Alan Brady's tight-fisted accountant.
Three Letters from One Wife
aired: Wed, Nov 18, 1964
Rob risks his job when he convinces Alan Brady to do a cultural documentary program.
The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail
aired: Wed, Nov 11, 1964
The Alan Brady writers entertain at a prison and Rob gets locked up with the inmates. Don Rickles guest-stars.
aired: Wed, Nov 4, 1964
Rob and Laura are on their way to see Laura's obstetrician when they are trapped in a stalled elevator with a hold-up man. Don Rickles guest-stars.
Romance, Roses and Rye Bread
aired: Wed, Oct 28, 1964
Sally is romanced by a secret admirer when the owner of a delicatessen delivers flowers with her sandwich.
The Man from Emperor
aired: Wed, Oct 21, 1964
When Rob is offered a job as humor consultant on a magazine for men-about-town, he runs into misgivings from Laura.
A Vigilante Ripped My Sports Coat
aired: Wed, Oct 14, 1964
Rob's friendship with Jerry is almost destroyed in a row over a neighbor's crab grass.
The Lady and the Babysitter
aired: Wed, Oct 7, 1964
Rob and Laura are unaware that their teenage babysitter has a crush on Laura.
The Ghost of A. Chantz
aired: Wed, Sep 30, 1964
Rob, Laura, Sally, and Buddy spend a frightening night in a haunted cabin at a mountain resort.
My Mother Can Beat up My Father
aired: Wed, Sep 23, 1964
Laura proves herself more proficient than Rob in the art of self-defense.
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aired: Wed, May 13, 1964
Rob is skeptical when Laura's new writing teacher thinks she shows promise.
I'd Rather Be Bald Than Have No Head at All
aired: Wed, Apr 29, 1964
Rob starts a daily count of the hairs he is losing.
My Neighbor's Husband's Other Life
aired: Wed, Apr 22, 1964
Rob and Laura suspect the worst when they spy Jerry dining out with another woman.
Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail
aired: Wed, Apr 15, 1964
A night with an Army buddy lands Rob in jail.
aired: Wed, Apr 8, 1964
A painting of Laura resurfaces -- but this time she is not wearing any clothes.
The Return of Edwin Carp
aired: Wed, Apr 1, 1964
Rob rounds up three notable personalities from the old days of radio for a TV special.
Scratch My Car and Die
aired: Wed, Mar 25, 1964
A scratch on Rob's brand-new car brings on a domestic crisis.
The Plots Thicken
aired: Wed, Mar 18, 1964
The Petries' parents conflict over cemetery plots.
How to Spank a Star
aired: Wed, Mar 11, 1964
At the insistence of a domineering guest star, Rob takes over as producer of ``The Alan Brady Show.''.
Honeymoons Are for the Lucky
aired: Wed, Mar 4, 1964
Rob recalls the hectic time of his Army marriage to Laura, and their trouble getting away for a honeymoon.
My Part-Time Wife
aired: Wed, Feb 26, 1964
Rob nearly goes out of his mind when Laura fills in for Sally at the office.
The Pen Is Mightier Than the Mouth
aired: Wed, Feb 19, 1964
Sally becomes a television personality overnight, and it is Rob and Buddy who suffer.
The Brave and the Backache
aired: Wed, Feb 12, 1964
Rob consults a psychiatrist to determine whether a series of mysterious ailments is psychosomatic.
Happy Birthday and Too Many More
aired: Wed, Feb 5, 1964
Laura and Rob give Ritchie a birthday party and 63 screaming moppets make a shambles of their house.
A Nice Friendly Game of Cards
aired: Wed, Jan 29, 1964
Rob wins at poker, but almost loses a few friends after inadvertently using marked cards.
The Life and Love of Joe Coogan
aired: Wed, Jan 22, 1964
Laura meets her old love and discovers he has entered the priesthood.
The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer
aired: Wed, Jan 15, 1964
When a handsome bachelor moves in next door, Rob and Laura turn matchmakers.
My Husband Is the Best One
aired: Wed, Jan 8, 1964
Rob finds himself in trouble when Laura interferes with an interview he is giving on Alan Brady.
The Third One from the Left
aired: Wed, Jan 1, 1964
A chorus girl on ``The Alan Brady Show'' falls desperately in love with Rob.
The Alan Brady Show Presents
aired: Wed, Dec 18, 1963
The entire ``Alan Brady'' staff presents a Christmas show instead of the script turned in by the writers.
The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience Falls Deafly On a Brain That Holds Its Ears...or Something Like That!
aired: Wed, Dec 11, 1963
Rob becomes involved with the police when he thinks he has witnessed two crooks making their getaway.
Turtles, Ties and Toreadors
aired: Wed, Dec 4, 1963
The maid Rob hires to help Laura can't speak English.
The Ballad of the Betty Lou
aired: Wed, Nov 27, 1963
Rob and Jerry buy a sailboat.
Big Max Calvada
aired: Wed, Nov 20, 1963
An underworld figure involves Rob, Sally and Buddy in an unusual writing assignment.
aired: Wed, Nov 13, 1963
Rob's Uncle George arrives in town and asks his nephew to find him a wife.
Who and Where Was Antonio Stradivarius?
aired: Wed, Nov 6, 1963
Rob finds himself at a party in a strange town, dancing with a young woman.
Too Many Stars
aired: Wed, Oct 30, 1963
As usual, Rob finds he has too many ``stars'' on his hands when he tries to direct this year's show for the Parent Council.
All About Eavesdropping
aired: Wed, Oct 23, 1963
Through Ritchie's toy intercom, Rob and Laura tune in on a conversation at the Helpers.
Very Old Shoes, Very Old Rice
aired: Wed, Oct 16, 1963
Rob and Laura, having learned they are not legally married, make plans to elope.
Laura's Little Lie
aired: Wed, Oct 9, 1963
Laura confesses to Rob that she lied about her age on their marriage certificate.
aired: Wed, Oct 2, 1963
Rob and Laura return home from an auction with two mysterious pieces of art.
That's My Boy?
aired: Wed, Sep 25, 1963
Rob reminisces about the joy and uneasiness of the day Ritchie was born.
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All About Eavesdropping
aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012
Through Richie's toy intercom, Rob and Laura tune in on a conversation at the Helpers' and almost lose two friends.
When a Bowling Pin Talks, Listen
aired: Wed, May 8, 1963
Rob finds himself in hot water after inadvertently lifting a comedy idea from another show.
Jilting the Jilter
aired: Wed, May 1, 1963
Sally gets a marriage proposal from an opportunistic comedian who wants her to write his material.
A Surprise Surprise Is a Surprise
aired: Wed, Apr 24, 1963
Laura despairs when husband Rob learns of her elaborate plans to throw a surprise party for him.
It's a Shame She Married Me
aired: Wed, Apr 17, 1963
Rob suffers pangs of jealousy when Laura meets a successful old flame. Robert Vaughn guest-stars.
aired: Wed, Apr 10, 1963
Rob finds himself caught in the middle after Buddy announces he is going to divorce Pickles.
Racy Tracy Rattigan
aired: Wed, Apr 3, 1963
A romantic British film star arouses Rob's ire by his attention to Laura. Richard Dawson guest-stars.
The Square Triangle
aired: Wed, Mar 20, 1963
A French singing idol, who has played a curious part in both Rob's and Laura's past, suddenly reappears.
I'm No Henry Walden!
aired: Wed, Mar 27, 1963
Rob finds himself very out of place at a dinner party for celebrated literati. Carl Reiner guest-stars.
The Sam Pomerantz Scandals
aired: Wed, Mar 6, 1963
Rob, Laura and the office gang put together a variety show to help out an old friend.
Give Me Your Walls
aired: Wed, Feb 27, 1963
When Rob's living room needs a paint job, he hires a colorful master painter of Rome, Florence, and Brooklyn. Vito Scotti guest stars.
Don't Trip Over That Mountain
aired: Wed, Feb 20, 1963
To his great regret, Rob ignores Laura's warning to stay off the big slopes on his first skiing excursion.
It May Look Like a Walnut
aired: Wed, Feb 6, 1963
Under the influence of science fiction, Rob fears that a walnut will steal his imagination and his thumbs. Danny Thomas guest-stars.
My Husband Is a Check-Grabber
aired: Wed, Feb 13, 1963
Laura tries to break Rob of his expensive habit of picking up the check.
I Was a Teenage Head Writer
aired: Wed, Jan 30, 1963
An office crisis sets Rob to reminiscing about his hectic early days as a comedy writer.
Ray Murdock's X-Ray
aired: Wed, Jan 23, 1963
Rob finds himself in hot water after giving a television interview in which he unwittingly portrays his wife Laura as a nut.
Will You Two Be My Wife?
aired: Wed, Jan 16, 1963
Rob is slapped, kicked, and screamed at--among other things--by the girl he left behind when he entered the Army. Barbara Bain guest stars.
The Foul-Weather Girl
aired: Wed, Jan 9, 1963
Laura sees a singing weather girl as a threat to her marriage.
The Cat Burglar
aired: Wed, Jan 2, 1963
A phantom burglar pillages the Petrie home, but the police are baffled as to how he did it.
Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra
aired: Wed, Dec 26, 1962
Rob directs an amateur theatrical in which rehearsals are dogged by controversy over the casting of a key part--Cleopatra. Bob Crane guest stars.
A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own
aired: Wed, Dec 19, 1962
Rob feels that he has betrayed his dentist friend, Jerry Helper, when he lets another dentist work on his teeth.
aired: Wed, Dec 12, 1962
Rob begins to fear he is allergic to his own family when proximity to Laura and Richie starts him sneezing.
A Bird in the Head Hurts
aired: Wed, Dec 5, 1962
Richie runs into the house screaming that he has been pecked on the head by a giant woodpecker.
The Secret Life of Buddy and Sally
aired: Wed, Nov 28, 1962
Rob suspects cowriters Buddy and Sally of carrying on a clandestine romance.
The Night the Roof Fell In
aired: Wed, Nov 21, 1962
Rob and Laura recount vastly different versions of a marital spat that send Rob storming out of the house.
Like a Sister
aired: Wed, Nov 14, 1962
A handsome balladeer brings romance into Sally's life.
What's in a Middle Name?
aired: Wed, Nov 7, 1962
Rob Petrie suffers from a post-hypnotic suggestion meant for someone else, and it causes mayhem at work.
My Husband Is Not a Drunk
aired: Wed, Oct 31, 1962
Rob has some explaining to do when son Richie learns that his middle name is Rosebud.
Hustling the Hustler
aired: Wed, Oct 24, 1962
Rob has an evening of high adventure with a veteran pool shark who pretends he can't play the game.
Bank Book 6565696
aired: Wed, Oct 17, 1962
A crippled jeep and a sprained ankle make Rob two hours late for his own wedding.
The Attempted Marriage
aired: Wed, Oct 10, 1962
Rob is puzzled and chagrined when he finds that Laura has a secret nest egg of her own.
The Two Faces of Rob
aired: Wed, Oct 3, 1962
To prove that a wife cannot always recognize her husband on the telephone, Rob disguises his voice and asks Laura for a date.
Never Name a Duck
aired: Wed, Sep 26, 1962
When one of Richie's two pet ducks dies, it seems as if the Petrie family has lost one of its human members.
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The Return of Happy Spangler
aired: Wed, Apr 18, 1962
Pilot episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show", orginally titled "Head of the Family"
Sol and the Sponsor
aired: Wed, Apr 11, 1962
Rob makes the mistake of trying to help the old-time radio comedy writer who gave him his first break.
The Bad Old Days
aired: Wed, Apr 4, 1962
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.
The Sleeping Brother
aired: Wed, Mar 28, 1962
Rob's bashful brother arrives in town and proves to be confident and outgoing only when he is sleepwalking. Jerry Van Dyke guest stars.
I Am My Brother's Keeper
aired: Wed, Mar 21, 1962
Buddy convinces Rob that he, like all American husbands, is henpecked.
Where You Been, Fassbinder?
aired: Wed, Mar 14, 1962
Romance enters Sally's life in the form of an insurance salesman named Leo Fassbinder.
One Angry Man
aired: Wed, Mar 7, 1962
Laura believes Rob, on jury duty, has been unfairly swayed by the beautiful blonde defendant.
aired: Wed, Feb 28, 1962
Sally drags the entire production staff to a bowling alley, where she unveils a new song and dance.
Father of the Week
aired: Thu, Feb 22, 1962
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.
The Boarder Incident
aired: Wed, Feb 14, 1962
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.
A Word a Day
aired: Wed, Feb 7, 1962
Richie's expanding vocabulary starts to branch out in unexpected directions.
The Talented Neighborhood
aired: Wed, Jan 31, 1962
While his wife is away, Buddy moves in with the Petries and quickly wears out his welcome.
Who Owes Who What?
aired: Wed, Jan 24, 1962
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.
Punch Thy Neighbor
aired: Wed, Jan 17, 1962
Rob's dentist pal, Jerry, strains the friendship when he starts knocking Rob's television show in public.
The Curious Thing About Women
aired: Wed, Jan 10, 1962
Unable to control her curiosity, Laura opens Rob's mail - much to her regret!
Where Did I Come From?
aired: Wed, Jan 3, 1962
A fancy dinner party for Rob's television sponsor and his wife is enlivened by the arrival of Rob's old Army buddy.
Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?
aired: Tue, Dec 26, 1961
Buddy ignores Rob's efforts to collect an old debt.
Sally Is a Girl
aired: Tue, Dec 19, 1961
After Buddy leaves "The Alan Brady Show" for a job that falls through, Rob and Sally conspire to get him his old job back.
Empress Carlotta's Necklace
aired: Tue, Dec 12, 1961
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.
aired: Tue, Dec 5, 1961
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.
The Meershatz Pipe
aired: Tue, Nov 28, 1961
Rob and Richie find themselves more than a little lost when Laura briefly resumes her dancing career.
The Unwelcome Houseguest
aired: Tue, Nov 21, 1961
Rob invites 44 fellow PTA members to his television show, but forgets all about it until air time.
To Tell or Not to Tell
aired: Tue, Nov 14, 1961
Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance in her marriage is fading.
aired: Tue, Nov 7, 1961
Rob invites an old Army pal home to dinner and begins to fear he has a jewel thief on his hands.
Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, MO
aired: Mon, Nov 6, 1961
Rob reluctantly agrees to take care of Buddy's dog for the weekend and creates a furor when he brings the animal home.
Oh How We Met the Night That We Danced
aired: Tue, Oct 31, 1961
While rummaging through Rob's old army equipment, Rob and Laura recall that he broke her foot the night they met.
Washington Vs. The Bunny
aired: Tue, Oct 24, 1961
Rob suffers with guilt when he has to go on a business trip the night of his son's play.
Sally and the Lab Technician
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Laura matches up her pharmacist cousin, Thomas, with Rob's fireball cowriter, Sally, for a lopsided dinner party.
My Blonde-Haired Brunette
aired: Tue, Oct 10, 1961
Laura begins to worry when Rob has to work nights with a beautiful television star.
The Sick Boy and the Sitter
aired: Tue, Oct 3, 1961
Rob fears he is no longer needed when his co-writers do a show without his help.
Pilot: Head of the Family
aired: Tue, Oct 3, 1961
Comedy writer Rob Petrie talks his wife Laura into leaving their "sick" son Ritchie with a babysitter while they attend a big party.