the dick van dyke show, the 50th anniversary

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October the 3rd, 1961 was a landmark day for CBS, for this was the day that (The Dick Van Dyke show) aired for the first time… The program was in Black and White, and it’s pilot episode did little as far as outstanding new arrival. The show caught on quickly and the new fans of the show followed Dick and Mary for 5 seasons. Created by Carl Reiner and stared Dick Van Dyke
Mary Tyler Moore
Rose Marie
Morey Amsterdam
Larry Mathews
Richard Deacon
Jerry Paris
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Joan Shawlee

This was a favorite growing up and as a kid, and it was so cool to watch Dick Van Dyke’s  hilarious performances and later to see him in so many of my favorite Disney Movies as well.. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, written by Ian (James Bond) Flemming. Mary Poppins, and Oh so many more, and oh so many laughs and fun memories… The Dick Van Dyke show has know reached legendary status and is a fan favorite on many of the flashback and vintage Television stations. Below is a link full of info on the show and Sorry for the short post but work is calling n just had enough time to at least get this up on this special day in classic TV history. Enjoy

Mary Tylor Moore, n Dick Van Dyke

Dick, Rose and Morey

the cast, Dick, Mary, Morey, Rose and Richard Deacon


7 Responses to “the dick van dyke show, the 50th anniversary”

  1. October 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Loved this show growing up. It also helped that I had a bit of a crush on Mary Tyler Moore. I keep hearing that Dick Van Dyke enjoys working with CGI but I’ve never seen anything he’s done.

  2. October 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

    i truly loved that show and found Mr. Dyke a true gentleman throughout his life and very down to earth and one of the rarities in Hollywood

  3. October 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Man its been 50 years..wow. For the most part the show is timeless. You can see the eps on Hulu. Its the show that got me into the Mary Tyler Moore show. Both good shows with wonderful actors!

  4. 4 Matt Boardman
    October 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Oh man do I love this show! We used to watch it growing up! I wasn’t old enough to see it’s original run, but thanks to Nick at Nite, I think I’ve seen most of the episodes! I’ve got the theme music runnin’ through my head now! There was just something so fun about watching the Petries and sharing in their adventures!

    “Oh, Rob!”

  5. 5 the bluesman
    October 4, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Another true classic. My favorites were always the ones where Carl Reiner was on. And then there was the one where Barbara Bain was chasing Rob around the apartment. I watched some of the marathon the other day, and the show still holds up today.

  6. October 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I was about 15 when the show went off the air. I’m sure I wasn’t the only 15yr old with a crush on Laura Petrie. Mary Tyler Moore looked great in those slacks. Two memorable episodes, scifi themed at that– Rob becomes paranoid about walnuts, and another time he sees a flying saucer that keeps saying “uhny uftz”.

  7. 7 deg
    October 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Classic. Dick is the man when it comes to funny! AND a LightWave user to boot.

    I had such a crush on MTM. Man, she made capris sO hot!

    I remember watching with bro, trying to guess whether Dick would prat-fall over the ottoman, or lithely side-step around it. This show will never grow old. 🙂

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