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

Classic Stars on the Small Screen: Miss Frances and ‘Ding Dong School’

As you all may remember from my fascination with the somewhat corny and somewhat terrifying pilot Rosie, I love forgotten classic TV oddities. And recently, I discovered another while browsing the Internet Archive — a show not quite as odd as Rosie but just as cheesy. Ding Dong School was an NBC program marketed as… Read More Classic Stars on the Small Screen: Miss Frances and ‘Ding Dong School’

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

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