History Series / TheDickVanDykeShow

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!"
15th Jul '16 12:26:41 PM BobTanaka
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* AskAStupidQuestion: After Buddy punches Rob when he catches him with Pickles (long story), Laura asks if it hurt.
-->'''Rob:''' "Honey! What makes you think that a short, bare-fisted punch delivered by an enraged husband at point-blank range to a naked eye would hurt?"
14th Jul '16 5:06:46 PM BobTanaka
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* DemonicDummy: Jellybean, the abusive snail puppet of a possibly-insane ventriloquist whom Rob, Buddy, and Sally consider going to work for when they think they might be getting fired.
14th Jul '16 4:04:15 PM BobTanaka
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* NotHelpingYourCase: When Rob and Laura are arguing over whether Jerry's having an affair after seeing him having dinner with a beautiful blonde, Rob tries to defend him:
-->'''Rob:''' "Laura, when a man is out on the down, he doesn't shout out the fact that he's married...''[[ThatCameOutWrong forget what I said!]]''"
12th Jun '16 1:09:51 AM Morgenthaler
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Though the show stayed away from JiveTurkey territory as much as possible, Kennedy era reflections abound, including Laura as a Jackie O. surrogate; the Mafia, via the imposing Big Max Calvada (executive producer Sheldon Leonard); TheBritishInvasion ("The Redcoats are Coming"); a self-indulgent [[{{Playboy}} Hugh Hefner]] surrogate; Carl Reiner as a Jackson Pollack-like abstract painter; or Rob and Laura's praise for baby guru Dr. Spock.

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Though the show stayed away from JiveTurkey territory as much as possible, Kennedy era reflections abound, including Laura as a Jackie O. surrogate; the Mafia, via the imposing Big Max Calvada (executive producer Sheldon Leonard); TheBritishInvasion ("The Redcoats are Coming"); a self-indulgent [[{{Playboy}} [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Hugh Hefner]] surrogate; Carl Reiner as a Jackson Pollack-like abstract painter; or Rob and Laura's praise for baby guru Dr. Spock.
29th Apr '16 1:31:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* SeductionProofMarriage: Played with in "The Man from Emperor". The titular man, an old colleague of Rob's named Drew Patton who has become a playboy, asks Rob to write a humor column for the magazine. Laura is not at all happy about this as she is afraid her husband will "crumble" under the pressure of being around beautiful girls all day. This only worsens as Rob decides he should get a look at the workplace. However, ultimately Rob turns down the position and his own personal office and secretary and being around beautiful girls all day to remain faithful to Laura. Patton finds this "sick."
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