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Seven and a Half Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About "The Dick Van Dyke Show"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Nov 23, 2018

It's been over 50 years since "The Dick Van Dyke Show" ended its run, but the show has really never left the airwaves -- its blend of sophisticated and slapstick humor set a sitcom standard that has rarely been matched. What else is there to say? We attempt a few things, including which cast member read more

On Blu-ray: Dick Van Dyke and Bob Newhart in Cold Turkey (1971)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 30, 2018

When Olive Films announced that it was releasing Cold Turkey (1971) on Blu-ray, it was the first I’d heard of this film starring Dick Van Dyke and Bob Newhart and directed by Norman Lear. It isn’t shocking that this comedy about a town that temporarily quits smoking in a bid to win a for read more

It's I LOVE LUCY vs THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW for all the marbles

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jan 3, 2016

For the favorite classic tv comedies tourney that began with 32 favorite shows last month, it has come down to the final two. I Love Lucy will face The Dick Van Dyke Show in the final match to decide your favorite classic tv comedy show as voted on by you. In their semi-final matches, the two numbe read more

The Story of Dick Van Dyke and the Ottoman

How Sweet It Was Posted by Aurora on Sep 21, 2015

Dedicated to physical comedy is the See You in the ‘Fall’ Blogathon hosted by Movie Movie Blog Blog.  During the event’s four-day run you’ll find descriptions of scenes and comedians that defy the laws of physics.  For the first of my two entries I chose an iconic Television read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 27 – 32

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on May 6, 2015

With this post, we reach the end of the Recap and React series for The Dick Van Dyke Show! Because I love this show so much, I’m considering on making a few more posts about it — ranking each season’s episodes, making a list of my favorites, or ranking the seasons. Let me know if y read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 21 – 26

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 29, 2015

Sally pays another visit to her old friend Stevie. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) Season 5, Episode 21: “Dear Sally Rogers” Directed by Richard Erdman Written by Ronald Axe Originally aired February 23, 1966 Recap: Sally takes a one of her occasional steps in front of the camera, read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 16 – 20

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 23, 2015

A man with two dogs and 75 cats asks Rob to handle a dispute with his neighbor, who thinks all of his pets are too noisy. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) Season 5, Episode 16: “I Do Not Choose to Run” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Dale McRaven and Carl Kleinschmitt Originally read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 11 – 15

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 16, 2015

Rob and Boom Boom prepare to begin their boxing match. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) Season 5, Episode 11: “Body and Sol” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Carl Kleinschmitt and Dale McRaven Originally aired November 24, 1965 Recap: After learning that Sally had lunch with his o read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 6 – 10

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 11, 2015

The art teacher instructs rob to show more emotion in his paintings. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) Season 5, Episode 6: “Draw Me a Pear” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Art Baer and Ben Joelson Originally aired October 20, 1965 Recap: Rob and Laura decide to attend an art clas read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 1 – 5

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 8, 2015

I’m a little sad to be writing this post, and I’ve been putting it off for a few months. Why am I sad to be watching The Dick Van Dyke Show, you ask? Because this is the beginning of the end! Season 5 was Dick Van Dyke‘s final season, meaning that this version of the “Recap a read more

Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon -- "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Scratch My Car and Die"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Mar 27, 2015

This is part of the Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon sponsored by Terence at A Shroud of Thoughts, where you can access all the entries. "Scratch My Car and Die" aired on March 25, 1964, approximately midway through the five-year run of "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and by no means is it the best e read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show ep. 26 – 30

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jul 5, 2013

When he sleepwalks, Rob’s brother becomes much more outgoing. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) SEASON 1, EPISODE 26: “I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER” DIR. JOHN RICH WRITTEN BY CARL REINER ORIGINALLY AIRED MARCH 21, 1962 Recap: Rob’s brother pays a visit to the family wh read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, ep. 21 – 25

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jun 16, 2013

Buddy’s noise keeps Rob and Laura awake for so long that they decide to play cards to pass the time. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) SEASON 1, EPISODE 21: “THE BOARDER INCIDENT” DIR. JOHN RICH WRITTEN BY NORM LIEBMANN AND ED HASS ORIGINALLY AIRED FEBRUARY 14, 1962 Recap: Rob read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show ep. 16 – 20

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jun 9, 2013

You can bet Laura gives Rob an earful when he gets home after the sketch airs… (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) SEASON 1, EPISODE 16: “THE CURIOUS THING ABOUT WOMEN” DIR. JOHN RICH WRITTEN BY DAVID ADLER ORIGINALLY AIRED JANUARY 10, 1962 Recap: Laura has a habit of opening and r read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, ep. 11 – 15

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on May 10, 2013

Laura finds Rob lying flat on the floor after he stumbles over one of Ritchie’s toys. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) SEASON 1, EPISODE 11: “FORTY-FOUR TICKETS” DIR. JOHN RICH WRITTEN BY CARL REINER ORIGINALLY AIRED DECEMBER 5, 1961 Recap: Rob complains of tripping over Ritc read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, ep. 6 – 10

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Mar 14, 2013

Welcome to Recap & React, a series in which I re-watch my favorite classic television shows, summing up and sharing my thoughts on each episode along the way! Today our featured series is The Dick Van Dyke Show, and this post will cover episodes 6 through 10 in the first season. For more Recap a read more

The Dick Van Dyke Show

How Sweet It Was Posted by Aurora on Mar 11, 2013

Chita Rivera co-starred with Van Dyke on Broadway Richard Deacon plays Mel Cooley, the producer of The Alan Brady Show.  Cooley is somewhat of a curmudgeon but cannot be blamed for it as he’s constantly at odds with Buddy and through this conflict Amsterdam delivers the best one-liners on the read more

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Ep. 1 – 5

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Mar 2, 2013

Welcome to Recap & React, a series in which I re-watch my favorite classic television shows, summing up and sharing my thoughts on each episode along the way! Today our featured series is The Dick Van Dyke Show, and this post will cover the first five episodes of the series. Rob has to quite li read more

The Dick Van Dyke Show Blogathon: Wandering Down Memory Lane

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Oct 3, 2011

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Dick Van Dyke Show and this post is my contribution to the tribute blogathon hosted by Thrilling Days of Yesteryear. Click here for more on participating blogs... In 1991, Nick at Night acquired and began airing The Dick Van Dyke Show, that s read more

The Dick Van Dyke Show Blogathon: Wandering Down Memory Lane

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Oct 3, 2011

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Dick Van Dyke Show and this post is my contribution to the tribute blogathon hosted by Thrilling Days of Yesteryear. Click here for more on participating blogs... In 1991, Nick at Night acquired and began airing The Dick Van Dyke Show, that s read more
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