History Series / TheDickVanDykeShow

12th May '17 9:02:47 AM nightkiller
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** Although it's one of the show's infrequent references to 60s fads, the joke remained current 50 years later.
29th Apr '17 8:16:23 AM Jeduthun
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* StudioAudience: Used for most of the episodes, except for a handful that required special effects or extra scene changes. A notable exception was "Happy Birthday and Too Many More," which was filmed only four days after UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's assassination. The producers figured an audience wouldn't be in much of a mood to laugh, so they substituted a LaughTrack.
29th Apr '17 8:06:24 AM Jeduthun
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* CanonDiscontinuity: By general consensus of the cast, the writers, and the fans, "The Bad Old Days" is far and away the worst episode, featuring a [[StayInTheKitchen bizarrely misogynistic]] AllJustADream sequence. Mercifully, it's never referred to again.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original PilotEpisode, which actually aired in 1960, was for a projected series called ''Head Of The Family,'' with a completely different cast including Carl Reiner as Rob. The only similarities are the characters' names and jobs. The show was slow-paced, with Reiner portraying Rob as mopey and beat-down at work and beleaguered over his relationship with Ritchie. Absolutely everyone involved agrees it was a much better idea to {{Retool}} the show to feature Van Dyke.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original PilotEpisode, which actually aired in 1960, was for a projected series called ''Head Of The Family,'' with a completely different cast including Carl Reiner as Rob. The only similarities are the characters' names (and "Petrie" is even pronounced differently) and jobs. The show was slow-paced, with Reiner portraying Rob as mopey and beat-down at work and beleaguered over his relationship with Ritchie. Absolutely everyone involved agrees it was a much better idea to {{Retool}} the show to feature Van Dyke.
15th Apr '17 2:07:51 PM Malysano
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** [[[Mel]]]: "It's my sister's house, and I'm welcome any time that Alan's not home!"


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***'''Mel:''' "It's my sister's house, and I'm welcome any time that Alan's not home!"
15th Apr '17 2:04:13 PM Malysano
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**[[[Mel]]]: "It's my sister's house, and I'm welcome any time that Alan's not home!"
15th Apr '17 2:01:15 PM Malysano
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* GettingCrapPasttheRadar: This may not count as an actual example as it was entirely accidental (one of the episode's writers had heard his Jewish grandmother use the word metaphorically and didn't find out the actual meaning until she herself saw the episode in question), but the episode "Bupkis" (about a song of the same name) features prominent use of the word "bupkis," with characters claiming that it's "a Yiddish word meaning 'nothing'." "Bupkis" is a Yiddish word meaning "goat shit."

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* GettingCrapPasttheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This may not count as an actual example as it was entirely accidental (one of the episode's writers had heard his Jewish grandmother use the word metaphorically and didn't find out the actual meaning until she herself saw the episode in question), but the episode "Bupkis" (about a song of the same name) features prominent use of the word "bupkis," with characters claiming that it's "a Yiddish word meaning 'nothing'." "Bupkis" is a Yiddish word meaning "goat shit."
14th Apr '17 11:05:14 PM Malysano
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* GettingCrapPasttheRadar: This may not count as an actual example as it was entirely accidental (one of the episode's writers had heard his Jewish grandmother use the word metaphorically and didn't find out the actual meaning until she herself saw the episode in question), but the episode "Bupkis" (about a song of the same name) has characters repeatedly state that "bupkis is a Yiddish word meaning 'nothing'." "Bupkis" is a Yiddish word meaning "goat shit."

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* GettingCrapPasttheRadar: This may not count as an actual example as it was entirely accidental (one of the episode's writers had heard his Jewish grandmother use the word metaphorically and didn't find out the actual meaning until she herself saw the episode in question), but the episode "Bupkis" (about a song of the same name) has features prominent use of the word "bupkis," with characters repeatedly state claiming that "bupkis is a it's "a Yiddish word meaning 'nothing'." "Bupkis" is a Yiddish word meaning "goat shit."
14th Apr '17 10:13:20 PM Malysano
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* GettingCrapPasttheRadar: This may not count as an actual example as it was entirely accidental (one of the episode's writers had heard his Jewish grandmother use the word metaphorically and didn't find out the actual meaning until she herself saw the episode in question), but the episode "Bupkis" (about a song of the same name) has characters repeatedly state that "bupkis is a Yiddish word meaning 'nothing'." "Bupkis" is a Yiddish word meaning "goat shit."
25th Mar '17 9:52:35 PM JamesAustin
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** Rob's nightmare about Laura in a rabbit costume.

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** Rob's nightmare about Laura in a rabbit costume, which might as well have been Laura as a Playboy Bunny given the costume.
13th Mar '17 9:53:04 AM Pren
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* CouchGag: You never knew whether Rob would tumble over the ottoman or not. The viewers at home started to make bets about it.

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* CouchGag: You never knew whether Rob would tumble over the ottoman or not. The viewers at home started to make bets about it. After a while a third variant was added where he walked straight toward it but then stepped aside at the last second.
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