Oct. 03, 1961
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Rob, Buddy and Sally write for the Alan Brady TV show under the thumb of Brady's brother-in-law Mel. Rob and Laura live in new Rochelle next-door to Jerry and Millie.


The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 1 (1961-1962)

1x01 1 1x01 The Sick Boy and the Sitter
When Ritchie comes down with a cold, Laura is afraid to leave him with a sitter and go with Rob to a party at Alan Brady's house, but Rob eventually convinces her to go even though ...
Oct. 03, 1961
1x02 1 1x02 The Blonde-Haired Brunette
Laura decides that her marriage needs a boost and dyes her hair blonde in hopes of sparking Rob's interest.
Oct. 10, 1961
1x03 1 1x03 Sally and the Lab Technician
Laura matches up Rob's co-writer Sally, with her cousin Thomas, the pharmacist, when Sally dominates the conversation.
Oct. 17, 1961
1x04 1 1x04 Washington vs. the Bunny
Ritchie has a part in a school play, and Laura is worried that Rob will miss it if he goes on a business trip.
Oct. 24, 1961
1x05 1 1x05 Oh How We Met the Night That We Danced
Laura reminisces about the night she and Rob first met as she rummages through his old Army souvenirs, remembering how he broke her foot.
Oct. 31, 1961
1x06 1 1x06 Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, Mo.
Rob is excited to see his old Army pal again, but unknowingly mistakes his friend for a jewel thief when he doesn't recognize him.
Nov. 06, 1961
1x07 1 1x07 Jealousy!
Laura becomes jealous when she finds out Rob will be working nights with an beautiful and amorous TV starlet.
Nov. 07, 1961
1x08 1 1x08 To Tell or Not to Tell
Laura makes a decision to go back to her life as a dancer but then discovers just how hard it really is.
Nov. 14, 1961
1x09 1 1x09 The Unwelcome Houseguest
Buddy's dog comes home with Rob for a weekend stay and immediately takes over the house.
Nov. 21, 1961
1x10 1 1x10 The Meershatz Pipe
Rob gets upset because Alan gave Buddy gifts, Rob tries to add to the end of the script. Buddy doesn't like it, So Rob goes home and soon gets tired, which leads him to be sick. Rob ...
Nov. 28, 1961
1x11 1 1x11 Forty-Four Tickets
Rob forgets that he invited 44 members of the PTA to come see a show taped live and then has trouble getting the tickets at the last minute.
Dec. 05, 1961
1x12 1 1x12 Empress Carlotta's Necklace
Rob can't wait to give Laura a present that he has for her, a big, gaudy necklace, and she doesn't have the heart to say what she really feels about the gift.
Dec. 12, 1961
1x13 1 1x13 Sally Is a Girl
When Rob stops treating Sally as one of the guys as Laura has suggested, he is accused of being a Don Juan.
Dec. 19, 1961
1x14 1 1x14 Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?
Rob and Sally scheme to get Buddy's job back on the Alan Brady Show after he quits to take another job, which falls through.
Dec. 26, 1961
1x15 1 1x15 Where Did I Come From?
Rob and Laura try to explain to Ritchie the facts of life, after he asks them where babies come from.
Jan. 03, 1962
1x16 1 1x16 The Curious Thing About Women
Rob's idea for a new skit backfires at home when Laura takes exception to using her habit of opening his mail as a joke on the show.
Jan. 10, 1962
1x17 1 1x17 Punch Thy Neighbor
Rob feels betrayed by friend Jerry, when he starts chastising the Alan Brady Show in public.
Jan. 17, 1962
1x18 1 1x18 Who Owes Who What?
Buddy owes Rob $25 and Laura feels he should get paid back before they forget about the debt, which apparently Rob already had and doesn't know how he should ask Buddy for the mone ...
Jan. 24, 1962
1x19 1 1x19 The Talented Neighborhood
Rob is smothered by a bunch of his neighbors wanting to get into show business, after it is announced that the Alan Brady Show is holding a talent contest.
Jan. 31, 1962
1x20 1 1x20 A Word a Day
Ritchie's vocabulary seems to be expanding when Laura catches him uttering a swear word. When Rob finds out that the word came from Tommy, a friend of Ritchie, his father is called ...
Feb. 07, 1962
1x21 1 1x21 The Boarder Incident
Buddy wears out his welcome when he stays at the Petrie's after Rob discovers he had been sleeping in the office while Pickles is away.
Feb. 14, 1962
1x22 1 1x22 Father of the Week
Richie is ashamed to have his dad named 'Father of the Week" when he decides he doesn't really do anything but write jokes. Rob finds out that writing comedy for young kids will not ...
Feb. 21, 1962
1x23 1 1x23 The Twizzle
Sally makes a discovery of a young man at a bowling alley who created a new dance which she believes will be the new rage. She brings the gang down to the alley to see the 'Twizzle' ...
Feb. 28, 1962
1x24 1 1x24 One Angry Man
Rob finds himself attracted to the blonde defendant while he sits on jury duty, and as the lone hold out must convince the rest of the jury members that she is innocent.
Mar. 07, 1962
1x25 1 1x25 Where You Been, Fassbinder?
Sally becomes involved with an insurance salesman named Leo Fassbinder, who only stopped by because she was on his list of prospective clients.
Mar. 14, 1962
1x26 1 1x26 I Am My Brother's Keeper
Rob gets a visit from his shy brother Stacey, who seemingly becomes outgoing when he is sleepwalking.
Mar. 21, 1962
1x27 1 1x27 The Sleeping Brother
Stacey makes a successful audition for the Alan Brady Show, despite being awake.
Mar. 28, 1962
1x28 1 1x28 The Bad Old Days
Buddy tries to convince Rob that the women in America are in control of their husbands and that they are being bullied around their homes. As he arrives home, Laura asks him to do the ...
Apr. 04, 1962
1x29 1 1x29 Sol and the Sponsor
Rob's old Army buddy arrives just in time to liven up an elegant dinner party with a sponsor for the show.
Apr. 11, 1962
1x30 1 1x30 The Return of Happy Spangler
Rob tries to get Happy Spangler, his first comedy writing boss, a job on the Alan Brady Show staff with Buddy and Sally, but has trouble coming up with any funny jokes.
Apr. 18, 1962
Season Guides

Season 1 Characters

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Season 1 Videos

1 The Sick Boy and the Sitter
1 The Sick Boy and the Sitter (25:35)

6 Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, Mo.
6 Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, Mo. (25:34)

8 To Tell or Not to Tell
8 To Tell or Not to Tell (25:35)

4 Washington vs. the Bunny
4 Washington vs. the Bunny (25:34)

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Season 1 Trivia

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