History Series / TheDickVanDykeShow

22nd Sep '16 7:26:37 PM BobTanaka
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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Pickles fairly towers over Buddy.
11th Aug '16 2:22:03 PM BobTanaka
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** Alan Brady sometimes precedes his blow-ups with this, as in the episode where Rob's interview with a major magazine mentioned his (Rob's) name eleven times to Alan's seven:
-->'''Rob:''' (nervously) "Seven and eleven: those are lucky numbers."
-->'''Alan:''' "Heheh, not for you!"
31st Jul '16 12:39:11 PM BobTanaka
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* OnSecondThought: When the writers are trying to convince Mel to cancel an interview with a major newspaper for fear their humiliate themselves again:

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* OnSecondThought: When the writers are trying to convince Mel to cancel an interview with a major newspaper for fear their they'll humiliate themselves again:
31st Jul '16 12:37:50 PM BobTanaka
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* OnSecondThought: When the writers are trying to convince Mel to cancel an interview with a major newspaper for fear their humiliate themselves again:
-->'''Mel:''' "Well, you can learn from that; avoid the pitfalls. After all you're all adult, intelligent..."
-->''(looks at [[SitcomArchnemesis Buddy]])''
-->'''Mel:''' "I'll cancel the interview."
26th Jul '16 4:56:45 PM BobTanaka
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* AllJewsAreCheapskates: Buddy always had "a guy" to get anything at a good deal. However, this was subverted on a wider level. Buddy is emphatically shown many times to be a very generous guy.

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* AllJewsAreCheapskates: Buddy always had "a guy" to get anything at a good deal. However, this was subverted on a wider level. Buddy is emphatically shown many times to be a very generous guy.guy (and his "deals" are meant to help his friends).
24th Jul '16 1:02:29 PM BobTanaka
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* TranquilFury: Laura in an episode where a girl Rob knew in high school shows up:
-->'''Laura:''' "If Miss Leighton feels she must attempt a flirtation with you, I'm not going to act like a hysterical wife. I'm just going to go up to her and quietly kill her."
17th Jul '16 12:28:40 PM BobTanaka
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Since the lead character writes for television, this happens a fair amount.
16th Jul '16 3:28:45 PM BobTanaka
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** Laura does this in "Show of Hands" after she and Rob accidentally [[ItMakesSenseInContext dye their hands black]] right before going to a dinner being given by the C.I.U.
-->'''Rob:''' "Laura, you know what C.I.U. stands for?"
-->'''Laura:''' "Of course; the Committee for Interracial Understanding..."
16th Jul '16 12:02:32 PM BobTanaka
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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: One episode in rehearsal for a play, a character is berated offscreen by his wife for having too much fun kissing his co-star. His excuse for leaving a moment later is "One of the kids is sick."

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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: One episode in rehearsal for a play, a character is (very loudly) berated offscreen by his wife for having too much fun kissing his co-star. His excuse for leaving a moment later is "One of the kids is sick."
16th Jul '16 7:17:40 AM BobTanaka
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* IWasJustJoking: In one episode, Rob convinces Alan to make a risky appearance on a cultural show. Alan warns him that if the show bombs, Rob might lose his job. When the show is preempted by a flood, Rob jokes that Alan will probably think that the network caused the flood on purpose because the show was so bad. The phone rings:
-->'''Rob:''' "Hi, Alan...Alan, they wouldn't do that!"
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