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The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series on DVD

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The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series on Blu-ray

ALL 158 EPISODES NOW IN HIGH-DEFINITION FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

Welcome one of TV's funniest couples ever into your living room. You'll be laughing hysterically as you join Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) struggling with the ups and downs of work and home, aided and agitated by his lovely wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). Adding to the fun are Rob's wisecracking co-workers Sally (Rose Marie) and Buddy (Morey Amsterdam), long-suffering Mel Cooley (Richard Deacon) and hot-tempered boss Alan Brady (Carl Reiner).

Winner of 15 Emmy Awards, THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW is consistently ranked among the top TV comedies of all-time and renowned for its top-notch cast and stellar writing. Now enjoy each episode in pristine high-definition – direct from the 35mm negatives – for the first time!

• TV Academy Tribute to Carl Reiner featuring Dick Van Dyke, George Clooney & more
• 50th Anniversary Q & A with Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner and Garry Marshall
• "It May Look Like a Walnut" Color Test
• Dick Van Dyke Appearance on The Danny Kaye Show
• Mary Tyler Moore Appearances on The Danny Kaye Show and The Danny Thomas Show
• "Kick the Habit" Radio Spot featuring Dick Van Dyke
• Safety Council Reel
• Audio Commentaries with Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke and many more!
• "Head of the Family" (Original Series Pilot Episode)
• The Making of "It May Look Like a Walnut"
• Rare Rehearsal Footage
• Interviews with the Cast and Producers
• Original Commercials with the Cast
• Original Network Promo Spots
• Photo Galleries
• And much, much more!

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The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book (Revised and Updated Edition):

The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book (Revised and Updated Edition)

The Dick Van Dyke Show is celebrating a big anniversary on October 3. It was exactly fifty years ago that day that the series debuted on CBS, and made a big mark in television history that only a few other series have managed to make. Several years ago, sitcom and pop-culture expert Vince Waldron wrote The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book, a book that was "the definitive history of television's most enduring comedy." Now, Waldron has written a revised and updated edition of this book, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the series.

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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: October 3, 1961
Last Telecast: September 7, 1966

Broadcast History:

Oct 1961-Dec 1961, CBS Tue 8:00-8:30
Jan 1962-Sep 1964, CBS Wed 9:30-10:00
Sep 1964-Sep 1965, CBS Wed 9:00-9:30
Sep 1965-Sep 1966, CBS Wed 9:30-10:00

Total number of episodes: 158 plus pilot


Cast:

Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie
Mary Tyler Moore
as Laura Petrie
Rose Marie
as Sally Rogers
Morey Amsterdam
as Maurice "Buddy" Sorrell
Larry Mathews
as Ritchie Petrie
Richard Deacon
as Melvin Cooley
Jerry Paris
as Jerry Helper
Ann Morgan Guilbert
as Millie Helper
Carl Reiner
as Alan Brady
Herb Vigran
as Alfred Reinbeck


Theme Songs:

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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 CD

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 CD

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Series Summary:

The Dick Van Dyke Show cast

This highly successful series is often considered one of television's classic comedies, primarily because of its first-class scripting and excellent casting. Most of the principals were show-business veterans and several went on to star in series of their own. The setting, appropriately enough, was behind the scenes on a mythical TV comedy show. Rob Petrie was the head comedy writer for The Alan Brady Show, a popular New York based comedy-variety series whose neurotic star was seldom seen here. Working with Rob were two other writers, Sally and Buddy, both of who were close friends of Rob and his wife Laura. Their nemesis at the office, and the butt of much humor, was balding Melvin Cooley, the pompous producer of The Alan Brady Show and the brother-in-law of its star. Episodes generally revolved around the problems of the writers and the home life of the Petries in New Rochelle. Early episodes often included flashbacks to Rob and Laura's courtship, while Rob was still in the army, the early days of their marriage, and the development of Rob's career. Frequently seen were their next-door neighbors, Jerry and Millie Helper. Writer-director Carl Reiner played the occasional role of Alan Brady, who was heard but never seen until the show had been on for several seasons.

The Dick Van Dyke Show took several seasons to develop into a major hit and was still very popular in 1966, when it finally left the air because Van Dyke and other cast members wanted to try new material. Van Dyke was never able to repeat the spectacular success of this series, but his co-star Mary Tyler Moore went on to greater fame on her own Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.

Reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show were a staple on the CBS weekday daytime lineup from August 1965 to September 1969.

Creator:

Carl Reiner

Producer/Director/Writer (Various Episodes):

Carl Reiner
Sheldon Leonard
Jerry Paris

Series summary from The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present


Did You Know?

Johnny Carson was a runner-up for the role of Rob Petrie.

The running gag about Alan Brady's toupee was based on Max Liebman, the producer of "Your Show of Shows" (1950) , who also wore a toupee.

The production company for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was called Calvada Productions. The name comes from the names of all of the key persons involved in production: Carl Reiner, Sheldon Leonard, Dick Van Dyke and Danny Thomas. In one episode, co-producer Sheldon Leonard played a character called "Big Max" Calvada.

The character of Sally Rogers was inspired by Lucille Kallen (who wrote for "Your Show of Shows" (1950)), and Selma Diamond (who wrote for "Caesar's Hour" (1954)).

Richie's middle name "Rosebud" is an acronym for Robert, Oscar, Sam, Edward, Benjamin and Ulysses David.

Entitled "Head of the Family", the original pilot starred series creator Carl Reiner.

Sally Rogers' cat is named Mr. Henderson.

Filming of the first episode started on January 20, 1961, the same day that John F. Kennedy was sworn in as President of the United States.

Inspired the later series "Mad About You" (1992). In 1995, series creator and occasional guest star Carl Reiner reprised the role of Alan Brady for an episode of "Mad About You."

Frank Adamo, who appeared in many of the episodes as a waiter, delivery man, walk-on, or just a face in the crowd, was Dick Van Dyke's personal assistant and stand-in.

CBS canceled the show after one season, then renewed it. When the show finally did go off the air, it was because the cast and producers wanted to quit while they were still proud of it. In addition, Carl Reiner said at the very beginning that the show would not run for more than five years.

The show's pilot was created by Carl Reiner and was highly autobiographical. CBS executives decided that the main character was too Jewish, too intellectual and too New York and cast Dick Van Dyke instead of Reiner.

The writers' office where Rob works is a recreation of the writers' bullpen from "Your Show of Shows" (1959), where Carl Reiner worked as a screenwriter. The character Rob is based on Reiner and the character Buddy Sorrell is based on then-television comedy writer 'Mel Brooks' .

For the first few years of the show, Alan Brady's face was never shown, but his voice was heard, because Carl Reiner wanted to get a big star to play Alan. Reiner eventually decided to take on the role himself as the egotistical star.

According to Morey Amsterdam, the show was scheduled to return for the 1966-1967 season and was going to be seen in color for the first time. However, the plan was scrapped when Van Dyke decided he had enough.

Another episode that was filmed without an audience was the Christmas episode "The Allen Brady Show Presents" due to the fact that it had several complicated scene and costume changes.

The first episode filmed without a live audience was season 1, episode 28, "The Bad Old Days" which aired on 4 April 1962. It used speeded-up filmed inserts during Rob's dream of a 1920s lifestyle, which made shooting in front of an audience impractical.

A small controversy occurred because of Mary Tyler Moore wearing Capri pants on the show. Up until the show's premiere, most housewives were seen in dresses, but Moore's explanation was that most of the housewives she knew wore pants. Because of Moore, Capri pants became a huge fashion craze in the early 1960s.

In the 1959 television pilot "Head of the Family" which eventually became the basis for the show, Carl Reiner played the Rob Petrie, Barbara Britton played Laura Petrie, and Sylvia Miles played Sally Rogers.

Rob originally was from Danville, Illinois.

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Roof Fell In/Teeth/Give Me You

These are a couple of the best episodes of one of the greatest television shows of all time. In "The Night the Roof Fell In," Rob and Laura have a horrible fight, that ends in Rob storming out of the house and sleeping in the garage. Okay, so that's not so pleasant. Well, then, as they each retell the story to their friends, we see it reenacted the way each told it--in Laura's version, Rob is a grumbling maniac, while she's June Cleaver on Prozac. And in Rob's he's a charming, dancing Fred Astaire, while she's the one who's grumbling. Great comedy as they both get to let loose and be their funniest, most charming, and most dismal selves. In "Give Me Your Walls," Rob and Laura hire a painter who turns out to be a lot better at telling stories, making meals, and charging by the hour than he is at getting paint on the walls. Funny stuff from some funny people.

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Dick Van Dyke Show (Timeless Television)

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Never Name a Duck/Bank Book

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Music:

Dick Van Dyke's Dance Party CD

Dick Van Dyke's Dance Party

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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 CD

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Includes The Dick Van Dyke Show theme song - 65 total tv themes

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Links:

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The Dick Van Dyke Show Episode Guide (Classic Sitcoms)

The Dick Van Dyke Show episode guide (The Classic TV Archive)

The Dick Van Dyke Show site (TV Land)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (dickvandyke@home.com)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (Mark Rowland)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (Teri Zuckerman)

The Walnut Times - A Dick Van Dyke Show Newsletter

The Petrie Page

The Dick Van Dyke Show (Tim's TV Showcase)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (Take Me to TV Land)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (ClassicTVHits.com)

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