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Dick Van Dyke Show, The (CBS 1961-1966 with Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore)

USA / CBS – Calvada / 158×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1961-66 black and white

Creator/Producer: Carl Reiner / Executive Producers: Sheldon Reynolds, Ronald Jacobs

Sitcom. Episodes in the life of TV writer Rob Petrie and his wife wife Laura.

A pilot (with a different cast) called Head of the Family aired in 1960. Petrie was head writer on the The Alan Brady Show.

Amazingly on 11 May 2004 the surviving members of the original cast (most of them) reconvened for an hour long special in which Alan got Rob to write his eulogy for him with the cast all gathering at Rob’s place to hear it (there were plenty of old clips during this segment too).

The hour concluded with Van Dyke and Moore, as themselves, dancing on the set of the Petrie’s old house and talking about how much fun it was to once again play Rob and Laura.

cast
DICK VAN DYKE as Rob Petrie
MARY TYLER MOORE as Laura Petrie
MOREY AMSTERDAM as Buddy Sorrell
ROSE MARIE as Sally Rogers
RICHARD DEACON as Mel Cooley
CARL REINER as Alan Brady
LARRY MATTHEWS as Ritchie Petrie
JERRY PARIS as Jerry Helper
ANN MORGAN GUILBERT as Millie Helper