Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 27 – 32

With this post, we reach the end of the Recap and React series for The Dick Van Dyke Show! Because I love this show so much, I’m considering on making a few more posts about it — ranking each season’s episodes, making a list of my favorites, or ranking the seasons. Let me know if you’d be interested in reading this! Until then, let’s take … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 27 – 32

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 position as councilman. Reaction: This episode starts out kind of … Continue reading Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 16 – 20

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 stuck in a bathtub. Reaction: I was really looking forward … 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 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 from the show after reading that a newer show’s writers … Continue reading 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 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 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 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