Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 6 – 10

Season 4, Episode 6: “Romance, Roses and Rye Bread” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson Originally aired October 28, 1964 Recap: Surprise, surprise — Sally has a secret admirer! Who could the mysterious fella be? Well, as it turns out… he’s the owner of the deli. Reaction: Buddy is on fire with the one-liners at the beginning of the episode, … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 6 – 10

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 1 – 5

Season 4, Episode 1: “My Mother Can Beat Up My Father” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff Originally aired September 23, 1964 Recap: Rob is paying a visit to the hospital, and he recounts to the nurse the tale of how he ended up there: Laura beat him up! Reaction: Kicking off the season with a woe-is-me-Rob episode! His retelling … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 4, episodes 1 – 5

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 27 – 32

Season 3, Episode 27: “The Return of Edwin Carp” Directed by Howard Morris Written by Carl Reiner Originally aired April 1, 1964 Recap: Rob gets the idea to call up all of the classic radio acts and get them on The Alan Brady Show for a reunion show. A few quickly agree, and the show is on. But when Edwin Carp shows up, he can’t … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 27 – 32

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 21 – 26

Season 3, Episode 21: “The Pen is Mightier Than the Mouth” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff Originally aired February 19, 1964 Recap: Sally has had the opportunity to appear on The Stevie Parsons Show, and everyone’s elated for her. Rob and Laura stay up extra-late to watch the episode, and in the writers’ room, Buddy and Rob have helped … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 21 – 26

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 16 – 20

Season 3, Episode 16: “The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson Originally aired January 15, 1964 Recap: Arthur Stanwyck, a very handsome and very single lawyer, has just moved in next door to the Petries. He tells Rob and Laura that he has moved to the suburbs because he’s seeking a more relaxed … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 16 – 20

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 11 – 15

Welcome to another installment of Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show! Today we’re looking at episodes 11 through 15 of Season 3. Season 3, Episode 11: “ Turtles, Ties and Toreadors” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by John Whedon Originally aired December 4, 1963 Recap: Rob wants to give Laura a break from her housework, so he contacts an agency to hire a … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 11 – 15

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 6 – 10

Season 3, Episode 6: “Too Many Stars” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Sheldon Keller and Howard Merrill Originally aired October 30, 1963 Recap: Once again, Rob is being forced to direct the annual PTA talent/variety show held by Ritchie’s school, just as he did in Season 2, Episode 14: “Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra.” And once again, he struggles over whether to cast his … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 6 – 10

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 1 – 5

Welcome to the first installment of Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3! Today we’ll be taking a look at the first five episodes of the season. Stay tuned for more installments of R&R, featuring The Dick Van Dyke Show and other classic television series. Season 3, Episode 1: “That’s My Boy??” Directed by John Rich Written by Bill Persky and Sam … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 3, Episodes 1 – 5

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 2, episodes 27 – 32

Season 2, Episode 27: “Racy Tracy Rattigan” Directed by Sheldon Leonard Written by Ronald Alexander and Carl Reiner Originally aired April 3, 1963 Recap: “Racy” Tracy Rattigan, a famous British actor, is filling in as the host of The Alan Brady Show. Rob gets jealous when he begins to think that Rattigan has an eye for Laura. Reaction: Guest star Richard Dawson embodies his somewhat … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 2, episodes 27 – 32

Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 2, episodes 21 – 26

Season 2, Episode 21: “My Husband is a Check-Grabber” Directed by Al Rafkin Written by Carl Reiner Originally aired February 13, 1963 Recap: Laura becomes angry at Rob because he always offers to pick up the check when they go out with their friends, no matter how large the bill is. Reaction: The restaurant scenes of this episode are very funny, and they take up most … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, season 2, episodes 21 – 26