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  CNN.com - The return of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' - May 11, 2004
The show, which centered around the lives of Rob Petrie (Van Dyke), a comedy writer for "The Alan Brady Show," his wife (Moore) and co-workers, was originally canceled after the first season.
Since the days of JFK and Capri pants, the members of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" have moved on in both their professional and personal lives.
Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke on the set of the 159th episode.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/07/dick.van.dyke/index.html   (938 words)

  Dick Van Dyke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carl Reiner saw Van Dyke in Bye Bye Birdie and cast him in the role of Rob Petrie in the highly-rated and critically acclaimed CBS sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Van Dyke was living in Arizona at the time and the show was filmed there.
Van Dyke was a great admirer of Stan Laurel and even gave the eulogy at his funeral.
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 The Dick Van Dyke Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966.
The Dick Van Dyke Show was considered an inspiration for many later sitcoms, in particular the long-running Mad About You, which was in many ways a modern-day remake.
Van Dyke returned in 1971 in an unrelated vehicle, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, which despite running for three years is rarely shown in syndication, and has been largely forgotten, in contrast with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which became as successful as the original Dick Van Dyke Show.
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 Dick Van Dyke / TVparty!
Van Dyke was interested, but he was living in the Arizona desert, starring in occasional dramatic TV movies and a number of highly successful Kodak commercials.
The new show would have a familiar feel about it, Carl Reiner was signed to be the producer and he would be responsible for many of the scripts (including the pilot), just as he had been on the original series.
While three of those Saturday night shows were solidly entrenched in the top ten, ratings dipped two full points when the Van Dyke show aired.
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 The Dick Van Dyke Show : tvland.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dick Van Dyke Show centers around the life of a New York comedy writer who lives in suburban New Rochelle with his attractive wife, their cute son and a pair of brash next-door neighbors.
But Broadway star Dick Van Dyke so impressed the network brass that he was cast as the lead and the show was renamed.
The Dick Van Dyke Show made her a comedienne of the highest order and gave her ample opportunity to exhibit her dance training.
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 Dick Van Dyke
So the show was retooled with Van Dyke as comedy writer Rob Petrie, the young Mary Tyler Moore as his wife, Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam as Van Dyke's fellow comedy writers, and a small supporting role for Reiner as the Van Dyke character's obnoxious boss.
Van Dyke has often said that his favorite comic was Stan Laurel, and like Laurel he had exquisite timing, an innate likability on-screen, a rubber face, and a mastery of pratfalls and slapstick.
Van Dyke has spent his recent years in the company of Michelle Triola, who is famous for suing her former lover Lee Marvin, demanding and winning alimony -- "palimony" -- although they had never married.
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 Retroland | The Dick Van Dyke Show
Dick Van Dyke had an admirable mixture of leading man charm and sharp comic timing, and Mary Tyler Moore provided a perfect match for him in both attractiveness and comedic talent as Laura.
The Dick Van Dyke Show also benefited from the behind-the-scenes element provided by its showbiz setting, and from the fact that its central family was a young couple (as opposed to the older couples of The New Dick Van Dyke Show.
All in all, The Dick Van Dyke Show's ability to remain vital almost forty years after the fact proves that is a true classic example of the sitcom in its prime.
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 The Dick Van Dyke Show   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dick Van Dyke Show jumped the shark when Rob was asked to hide wisecracking British rock stars, "The Redcoats," who were being pursued by screaming teenie fans as they rehearsed for "The Allen Brady Show." This nod to the Beatles phenomenon took the show out of its timeless comedy niche.
Dick van Dyke and Rose Marie cracking up at Morey Amsterdam's jokes, and vice versa, is just one of the little nuances that made DVD a great show to watch, in my opinion.
This show came close to jumping every time the gang decided to entertain at one of their parties (Morey Amsterdam and his tired cello routine), but it truly became fish food when the extremely untalented Jerry Van Dyke was brought on for a couple of two-part episodes.
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 Dick Van Dyke Show
The show was largely the autobiographical exegesis of Carl Reiner, whose previous tenure in workaday television had been with the legendary stable of writers surrounding Your Show of Shows and the Sid Caesar sketch vehicles of the mid-1950s.
Van Dyke, a gifted physical performer, never missed an opportunity to reprise his mewling Stan Laurel, or engage in a bit of Catskills schtick (invariably veiled in nostalgia).
The Dick Van Dyke Show ended in 1966 with a final episode surveying Rob's "novel"--a collection of favorite moments from the five-year run--which Alan Brady dutifully agrees to adapt as a TV series, thus reupping the autobiographical subtext one more level and providing Reiner the last laugh.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/D/htmlD/dickvandyke/dickvandyke.htm   (737 words)

 BBC - Comedy Guide - The Dick Van Dyke Show
Although Dick Van Dyke himself was the undoubted star, the guiding genius behind the show was its creator, principal writer and producer Carl Reiner, who had spent years as a writer and occasional performer working with Sid Caesar on such pioneering 1950s US comedy series as Your Show Of Shows and Caesar's Hour.
Van Dyke got the role and the rest, as the cliché goes, although it's entirely true in this instance, is TV history.
And, of course, Van Dyke shone from first to last, catching the eye from the moment he appeared in the title sequence and one never knew whether he was going to trip over or side-step the ottoman in his lounge (mostly he side-stepped, but sometimes...).
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/guide/articles/d/dickvandykeshowt_7772200.shtml   (1034 words)

 The Dick Van Dyke Show : Dick Van Dyke : tvland.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Van Dyke got his start in show business as the announcer of the radio program Flight Time while serving in the Air Force during World War II.
In the 1950s, Van Dyke relocated to Atlanta, where he was the host of two variety shows for local television.
In April 1992, Dick Van Dyke became Nick at Nite's honorary Chairman of the Board, leading the crusade for preserving America's precious television heritage.
www.tvland.com /shows/dvd/actor6.jhtml   (578 words)

 The New Dick Van Dyke Show   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carl Reiner had written a sketch where Dick and Hope Lange are caught in bed by their daughter, and have to explain what they were doing.
The best episode for this series (as good as Van Dyke's original show) was the one where Dick got lost in the desert on his dirt bike.
Dick had the good sense to hire the fabulous Hope Lange to play his wife, Jenny, an actress who bore no resemblance to Mary.
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 Dick Van Dyke!
Van Dyke on television to raise support for the event.
Van Dyke also serves as the show MC, introducing and performing with five lively and energetic local high school choral groups, from Westlake, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Santa Susanna (Simi Valley) and El Camino (Woodland Hills).
Van Dyke’s support of music and harmony also includes being honorary chairman of the National Harmony Foundation.
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 The Dick Van Dyke Show - Television Tropes & Idioms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dick Van Dyke Show was the first sitcom to focus as much, if not more, on the main character's work life as his home life, influencing later Sit Coms such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show and News Radio.
Sally Rogers was an unusual character for the pre-women's lib period, in that she was both a working professional (not a teacher or nurse) and single (although she was portrayed as manhungry and desperate to end her spinsterhood).
Also, this show was one of the mainstream shows to first use, even in a bit role, middle-class African-Americans in a non-criminal or servile role.
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 The Dick Van Dyke Show - Nostalgia Central
Two alternative versions of the opening were filmed with Van Dyke missing the obstacle and the three were aired on random rotation.
The show won four outstanding comedy Emmys and decades after the hit show left the air, fans still think of Dick Van Dyke as a fall guy.
Van Dyke returned though to TV in 1971 with The New Dick Van Dyke Show playing Dick Preston, the host of a TV chat show.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /tv/comedy/dickvandyke.htm   (449 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - The Dick Van Dyke Show
It was one of my father's favorite shows, and it became a family time where we could laugh about the show even when we had seen the episode numerous times.
Physical comedy from the most graceful klutz in show business, zings and insults, vaudeville skits, and homey problems are parts of the fun on the disc, as they were on the show itself.
BFS Entertainment is thanked for bringing the show to another generation, and for preserving the episodes before they're lost to age and decay.
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 Dick Van Dyke Summary
Dick Van Dyke is best remembered as a television comedian in the 1960s and 1970s, but this performer's career has included everything from Broadway to motion pictures to drama, in which he has excelled portraying likeable and sensible characters.
Van Dyke was born in West Plains, Missouri, on December 13, 1925, the son of a trucking agent.
Van Dyke is a computer animation enthusiast and has displayed some of his CGI work at trade shows.
www.bookrags.com /Dick_Van_Dyke   (2734 words)

 CBS: The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited
"The Dick Van Dyke Show" followed the misadventures of the writers of a mythical TV comedy show and the home life of the Petrie family in New Rochelle, NY.
The show was broadcast on CBS for five seasons from October 1961 through May 1966.
During that time, it was a top 10 hit in three of its five seasons, peaking at Number 3 in the 1963-64 season.
www.cbs.com /specials/dick_van_dyke   (220 words)

 The New Dick Van Dyke Show - AOL Video
The New Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1, Episode 14 The New Dick Van...: Sea.
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Dick agrees to a drinking test for his show, that shows the evils of drinking, but while under the influence he says a few...
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 The Gin Game . Remembering The Dick Van Dyke Show | PBS
Though it's not true, as some critics have said, that The Dick Van Dyke Show brought sex to prime time, it would be fair to say that this was the first series to depict a sexy, romantic and bright TV marriage.
Though the show's original title was "Head of the Family," there would be little deference to the paterfamilias; both Petries gave as good as they got, no matter how silly their bickering became.
That spark was evident in the show's pilot episode, when Laura assures her husband, with a knowing gleam in her eye, that her intuitions are trustworthy.
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 The Gin Game . Remembering The Dick Van Dyke Show . Carl Reiner | PBS
The Dick Van Dyke Show was based on my experience of being a writer/actor, but mainly actor, on Show Of Shows, and about living in New Rochelle and having children.
Dick loved doing pantomime, so in every fourth or fifth show, I made sure that there were pantomimic moments that he would enjoy.
Looking at the show today, you see that some social mores have changed and others remain as constant as they were in Galileo's time.
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 Sitcoms Online - The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show took several seasons to develop into a major hit and was still very popular in 1966, when it finally left the air because Van Dyke and other cast members wanted to try new material.
Van Dyke was never able to repeat the spectacular success of this series, but his co-star Mary Tyler Moore went on to greater fame on her own Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.
Reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show were a staple on the CBS weekday daytime lineup from August 1965 to September 1969.
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 USATODAY.com - 'Dick Van Dyke Revisited' stumbles out of the past   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indeed, if Dick Van Dyke weren't such an enduring and endearing classic, this mishandled hour might even be enough to make us question whether our fondness for this '60s CBS landmark is actually misplaced.
The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of the great, groundbreaking "founding fathers" of American situation comedy — and stars Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore are national treasures.
In his attempt to update Dick Van Dyke, Reiner has unwittingly made it a casualty of a culture that refuses to acknowledge that time passes, people age, and youth not only can't but shouldn't be eternal.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/reviews/2004-05-10-van-dyke_x.htm   (590 words)

 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971-74) co-starring Hope Lange   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dick is nervous about a screen test for a role in a new series.
2.02 [--] New Dick Van Dyke Show: THE NEEDLE
Dick is caught on the horns of an actor¹s dilemma.
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 tvdvdreviews.com -- The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season One DVD Review
The Dick Van Dyke Show is a stylish, sophisticated sitcom that has just the right mix of nostalgia and timeless appeal to make this DVD set a treasure for old fans and a delightful discovery for new ones.
Rather than relying on outrageous plot lines for laughs, the show's humor is derived from the interaction of the characters and their responses to events.
Van Dyke, in particular, is a master of physical comedy, playing the klutz with inimitable grace.
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 The Dick Van Dyke Show - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Van Dyke played Robert Simpson 'Rob' Petrie, a comedy writer for a fictional New York TV variety series called The Alan Brady Show.
Melvin Cooley, a balding straight man (and recipient of numerous insulting one-liners from Buddy), was the show's producer and brother-in-law of Alan Brady, who was seldom seen.
The relationship between Reiner as writer and Van Dyke as actor also can be compared to that between Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.
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 The Dick Van Dyke Show TV Show - The Dick Van Dyke Show Television Show - TV.com
There's a New Show on CBS-TV called The Dick Van Dyke Show debuted on October 3, 1961 and fresh out of the pilot called "Head of the Family" in 1960 as part of "The Comedy Spot".
The Show focus on Robert "Rob" Petrie is the husband and Father of 1 Child and the Head Writer of the mythical "THE ALAN BRADY SHOW" where his...
Dick Burgess is a Broadway star who retires and goes to live with his son Matt who is running a small...
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 Classic TV Shows - Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore
Although, it got off to a slow start and showed poorly in its first year of ratings, once people discovered this delight, it climbed quickly in the ratings.
Eventually, some shows were done as flashbacks to the days when Rob and Laura courted.
The Dick Van Dyke Show went off the air not because of poor ratings, but because the stars wanted to pursue other interests.
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