The Dick Van Dyke Show

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The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show.jpg
Premiere pilot
July 19, 1960
series
October 3, 1961
Finale June 1, 1966
Creator Carl Reiner
Network CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Calvada Productions
Seasons 5
Episodes 158 + pilot
Origin USA

The Dick Van Dyke Show is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

The two main settings show the work and home life of Rob Petrie, the head writer of a comedy/variety show produced in Manhattan. Viewers are given an "inside look" at how a television show (the fictitious The Alan Brady Show) was written and produced. Many scenes deal with Rob and his co-writers, Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers. Mel Cooley, a balding straight man and recipient of numerous insulting one-liners from Buddy, was the show's producer and the brother-in-law of the show's star, Alan Brady. As Rob, Buddy, and Sally write for a comedy show, the premise provides a built-in forum for them to be making jokes constantly. Other scenes focus on the home life of Rob, his wife Laura, and son Richie, who live at 148 Bonnie Meadow Road in suburban New Rochelle, New York. Also often seen are their next-door neighbors and best friends, Jerry Helper, a dentist, and his wife Millie.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie 1 2 3 4 5
Mary Tyler Moore Laura Petrie 1 2 3 4 5
Larry Mathews Richie Petrie 1 2 3 4 5
Rose Marie Sally Rogers 1 2 3 4 5
Morey Amsterdam Buddy Sorrell 1 2 3 4 5
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Richard Deacon Melvin Cooley 1 2 3 4 5
Jerry Paris Jerry Helper 1 2 3 4 5
Ann Morgan Guilbert Millie Helper 1 2 3 4 5
Carl Reiner Alan Brady 1 2 3 4 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One October 3, 1961 April 18, 1962 30
Season Two September 26, 1962 May 8, 1963 32
Season Three September 25, 1963 May 13, 1964 32
Season Four September 23, 1964 May 26, 1965 32
Season Five September 15, 1965 June 1, 1966 32

In-Depth

DVD & Blu-ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series May 24, 2005 25 purchase
Season Sets
Season 1 October 21, 2003 5 purchase
Season 2 October 21, 2003 5 purchase
Season 3 February 24, 2004 5 purchase
Season 4 April 27, 2004 5 purchase
Season 5 June 29, 2004 5 purchase
Episode Collections
50th Anniversary Edition: Fan Favorites September 20, 2011 5 purchase

Blu-ray

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series October 30, 2012 15 purchase

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