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

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, visiting The Stevie Parsons Show, where she makes a joking request for marriage proposals by mail. The gag results in Sally … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 21 – 26

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

Season 5, Episode 16: “I Do Not Choose to Run” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Dale McRaven and Carl Kleinschmitt Originally aired January 19, 1966 Recap: After giving a very successful speech on the topic of a proposed shopping center at a New Rochelle city council meeting, Rob is urged to run for a … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 16 – 20

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

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 old Army pal “Boom Boom,” a prizefighter, Rob reminisces on his boxing matches when he was in the Army, including one against Boom … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 11 – 15

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

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 class together in the evenings, but things get complicated when the teacher seems interested in Rob for more than just his artistic … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 6 – 10

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 27 – 32

Season 4, Episode 27: “Never Bathe on Saturday” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Carl Reiner Originally aired March 31, 1965 Recap: Rob and Laura return unexpectedly early from a romantic second honeymoon. With Millie confused as to why the vacation was cut short, the Petries explain that it has to do with Laura getting … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 27 – 32

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 21 – 26

Season 4, Episode 21: “The Case of the Pillow” Directed by Howard Morris Written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff Originally aired February 17, 1965 Recap: Rob finds himself back in court (Previous court ep: “One Angry Man,” season one), this time in opposition to a pillow salesman who did him wrong. Reaction: Woohoo, another … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 21 – 26

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 16 – 20

Season 4, Episode 16: “The Impractical Joke” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff Originally aired January 13, 1965 Recap: Buddy plays a practical joke on Rob and it doesn’t exactly go over well. Buddy, as a result, becomes paranoid that Rob is planning a big retaliation. Reaction: This is a … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 16 – 20

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 11 – 15

Special note: Happy belated birthday to Dick Van Dyke, who celebrated his 89th yesterday! Season 4, Episode 11: “It Wouldn’t Hurt Them to Give Us a Raise” Directed by Peter Baldwin Written by Jay Burton and Ernest Chambers Originally aired December 2, 1964 Recap: Rob and his fellow writers hope to get a pay raise … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 11 – 15