The Dick Van Dyke Show Thread (Don't Trip Over The Ottoman)

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There were one truncated thread I could find so I am starting this instead, a companion thread to The Mary Tyler Moore Show Thread (Love Is All Around)

Here is a good set of interviews with everybody involved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN4NuRcYEBs

Mayne ... Or Astro-Mayne? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:18 (nine years ago) link

Random musical number I just happened across featuring choreography and dancing by dancer I had never heard of until now who appeared in Singin' In The Rain named Sylvia Lewis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7u8r1Q63xA&feature=related

Mayne ... Or Astro-Mayne? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:27 (nine years ago) link

One of my favourite episodes (the whole thing's online):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHhyRmB_HS8

clemenza, Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:19 (nine years ago) link

Man, Jon Lovitz stole that guy's whole act!

Mayne ... Or Astro-Mayne? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:33 (nine years ago) link

The most "shocking" episode I ever saw after school as a kid was when Rob took an art class with Beatnik girl and she made a pass at him. The ep is Draw Me a Pear.

*tera, Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:40 (nine years ago) link

five years pass...

She just joined Twitter and is really good on it

Josefa, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:44 (three years ago) link

i saw! if you could be good on Hollywood Squares, you can be good on Twitter.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:49 (three years ago) link

I watched a few second-season Van Dyke shows this week; there's one where Buddy and Sally are doing a nightclub act, and RM's vocal phrasing is nearly unchanged from when she was a child star circa 1929.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM1nSEwGTAw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzlZjuy5urU

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 18:21 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

The walnut episode is scary as hell

brimstead, Thursday, 2 November 2017 18:59 (three years ago) link

I saw that one during the summer! their Body Snatchers rip.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 November 2017 19:31 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKf6D9MCjlI

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 01:04 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...
one year passes...

Happy to see that Rob Petrie endorsed Bernie, but I fear Alan Brady supports Biden. pic.twitter.com/iFzAgBVUW4

— Dennis Perrin (@DennisThePerrin) February 23, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 February 2020 12:31 (one year ago) link

Decades recently reran the one about Laura accidentally revealing Alan was bald on a game show. I don't remember if I'd actually seen it before other than bits on "Greatest TV Moments/Episodes Ever" things, but WOW--totally lived up to the hype.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:23 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

I watched a second-season episode today, and didn't realize that in the early years they shot Reiner as Alan Brady from behind, v much like Steinbrenner on Seinfeld a generation later.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 4 July 2020 23:03 (nine months ago) link

Yeah, that’s coming back to me now.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 July 2020 01:57 (nine months ago) link

In my recollection you never even saw him.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 July 2020 02:32 (nine months ago) link

You only saw Richard Deacon. But then of course he used to insult Richard Deacon a lot so he must have been on camera sometime.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 July 2020 02:34 (nine months ago) link

No, this episode was one where Rob unintentionally plagiarized a kids' show, and the camera isn't frozen behind Brady bcz he moves around, but the camera angles keep his face obscured.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 July 2020 12:08 (nine months ago) link

Right

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 July 2020 12:13 (nine months ago) link

Wondering if this was this for the obvious reason that Carl Reiner’s face would have been familiar from Your Show of Shows and he didn’t want to distract from everybody else or for esthetic artistic reasons: big scary boss even scarier if you can’t see his face.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 July 2020 12:48 (nine months ago) link

Q: About "The Dick Van Dyke Show" - the story is that Alan Brady was based on Sid Caesar.

A: It was never Sid Caesar, because he was a very dear friend. We ate lunch together for years. We went on vacations together. No, it was based on - first of all, Milton Berle was notorious for yelling at his crew and ordering people around. It was an amalgam of him, several other characters and Jackie Gleason, who really was mean to his writers. I assiduously keep telling people it wasn't Sid.

https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/2-000-Year-Old-Man-still-kicking-on-new-DVD-3280712.php

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 03:30 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

We have been watching Season 1, me for the first time
I enjoy Dick and Mary immensely, and Rose Marie is fabulously funny (Buddy too!)
I hate their kid Richie (“I FORGOT!” ugh)
But my god the sooner their hideous neighbors Jerry and Millie walk into oncoming traffic the better
We just finished the prank episode and i wanted to throw my tv in the trash omg i hate jerry so much

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 03:43 (four weeks ago) link

They...don't go away.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:42 (four weeks ago) link

they are the worst

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:50 (four weeks ago) link

Decades just showed one from the third season where Rob & Jerry buy a boat; it has a great one of those scenes this show was so good wherein they're describing this wildass thing that happened off camera.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 04:51 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Tonight Decades ran "Three Letters From One Wife", the first episode where Carl Reiner 'properly' played Alan Brady, and an all-timer that also makes good use of Millie.

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 03:11 (one week ago) link

Cool.

Maybe I should have posted the piece of information I put on this other thread here instead, especially while I had that screenname.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 03:29 (one week ago) link

Also thread has progressed past the zing usefulness of link.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 03:30 (one week ago) link


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