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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Jealousy! |
Laura becomes jealous when she finds out Rob will be working nights with an beautiful and amorous TV starlet.
|Nov. 07, 1961|
|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 The Unwelcome Houseguest |
Buddy's dog comes home with Rob for a weekend stay and immediately takes over the house.
|Nov. 21, 1961|
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Punch Thy Neighbor |
Rob feels betrayed by friend Jerry, when he starts chastising the Alan Brady Show in public.
|Jan. 17, 1962|
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Sleeping Brother |
Stacey makes a successful audition for the Alan Brady Show, despite being awake.
|Mar. 28, 1962|
|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 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 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 1 Characters[none added]
Season 1 Videos
1 The Sick Boy and the Sitter (25:35)
6 Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, Mo. (25:34)
8 To Tell or Not to Tell (25:35)
4 Washington vs. the Bunny (25:34)
Season 1 Trivia[none added]
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