History Series / TheDickVanDykeShow

7th Feb '18 10:16:54 PM HeroGal2347
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* TheRashomon: "The Night the Roof Fell In"

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* TheRashomon: "The Night the Roof Fell In"In".
* RealAfterAll: Subverted in "Ghost of A. Chantz". After an entire episode of being scared by apparent supernatural events (which were being caused by people working behind the scenes on a show based on ''Candid Camera''), the writers and Laura ask Mel how he caused the fire to light itself. Mel claims to be ignorant. However, after the terrified Buddy leaves the room, he implies he did cause it and just does not want [[SitcomArchnemesis Buddy]] to find out.
26th Jan '18 1:57:26 AM Cryoclaste
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* AffectionateParody: ''TheTwilightZone'' ("It May Look Like a Walnut") and [[Music/TheBeatles Beatlemania]] ("The Redcoats Are Coming!").

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* AffectionateParody: ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' ("It May Look Like a Walnut") and [[Music/TheBeatles Beatlemania]] ("The Redcoats Are Coming!").



* AllJustADream: "It May Look Like a Walnut", their ''TwilightZone'' [[AffectionateParody spoof]].

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* AllJustADream: "It May Look Like a Walnut", their ''TwilightZone'' ''Twilight Zone'' [[AffectionateParody spoof]].



** The aliens in "It May Look Like a Walnut" came from the planet [[TheTwilightZone Twilo]][[note]] Rob actually says, "Or else I in the Twilo Zone[[/note]].

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** The aliens in "It May Look Like a Walnut" came from the planet [[TheTwilightZone [[Franchise/TheTwilightZone Twilo]][[note]] Rob actually says, "Or else I in the Twilo Zone[[/note]].
17th Jan '18 11:07:21 AM SpaceDrake
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* SitCom: One of the all-time greats and {{Trope Codifier}}s. Damn near every sitcom of the late 60s through to the mid-80s owes something to ''TDVDS''.

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* SitCom: One of the all-time greats and {{Trope Codifier}}s. Damn near every sitcom of the late 60s through to the mid-80s owes something to ''TDVDS''.''TDVDS'', and even later shows can still draw a line of inspiration back to it.
16th Jan '18 11:37:23 AM greggers61
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* ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics: "So you think that you've got troubles? / Well, trouble's a bubble / So tell old Mr. Trouble to 'Get lost!'"

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* ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics: "So you think that you've got troubles? / Well, trouble's a bubble / So tell old Mr. Trouble to 'Get lost!'"lost!'". (written by Morey Amsterdam, who played Buddy)
15th Jan '18 7:50:46 AM Jeduthun
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Rob is a privileged, selfish, egotistical, self-centered, emotionally abusive husband, and his antics are PlayedForLaughs.
6th Jan '18 7:42:56 AM SpaceDrake
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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: 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."" (Hilariously, [[PopCulturalOsmosis bupkis would go on to enter wider slang with the meaning the characters in the episode insist on, because of the episode]].)



* JiveTurkey: Averted - Carl Reiner always removed anything he considered to be too-current trends, fads or slang from scripts in order to prevent future reruns from becoming dated. Ironically, one of the only things that does seem slightly dated in modern viewings is the concept of a weekly prime time network VarietyShow itself.

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* JiveTurkey: JiveTurkey:
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Averted - Carl Reiner always removed anything he considered to be too-current trends, fads or slang from scripts in order to prevent future reruns from becoming dated. Ironically, one of the only things that does seem slightly dated in modern viewings is the concept of a weekly prime time network VarietyShow itself.itself.
** There's also the rather hilarious fact that the show ''coined'' a few bits of jive itself - such as "bupkis" entering the wider vernacular meaning "nothing" or "something with no meaning", as noted above.



* JustFineWithoutYou

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* JustFineWithoutYou%%* JustFineWithoutYou (please note an example of the trope before de-commenting it)



* MissingTheGoodStuff

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* MissingTheGoodStuff%%* MissingTheGoodStuff (please note an example of the trope before de-commenting it)



* MostWritersAreWriters

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%% * MostWritersAreWritersMostWritersAreWriters (please note an example of the trope before de-commenting it)



* PieInTheFace
* PoliceLineup

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* PieInTheFace
* PoliceLineup
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* ReunionShow

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* ReunionShow%%* ReunionShow (please note an example of the trope before de-commenting it)



* SitCom

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* SitComSitCom: One of the all-time greats and {{Trope Codifier}}s. Damn near every sitcom of the late 60s through to the mid-80s owes something to ''TDVDS''.
10th Dec '17 1:19:43 PM nombretomado
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* ElevatorFailure: One of the many flashback episodes has Rob and a pregnant Laura trapped in an elevator with an inept hold-up man played by DonRickles.

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* ElevatorFailure: One of the many flashback episodes has Rob and a pregnant Laura trapped in an elevator with an inept hold-up man played by DonRickles.Creator/DonRickles.
22nd Oct '17 10:55:44 AM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: ''CandidCamera'' {{Expy}} ''Alan Brady Presents Sneaky Camera'']] in the episode "Ghost of A. Chanz"

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** [[spoiler: ''CandidCamera'' ''Series/CandidCamera'' {{Expy}} ''Alan Brady Presents Sneaky Camera'']] in the episode "Ghost of A. Chanz"
21st Oct '17 7:14:58 PM Malady
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** Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1KQvIypDG8 appeared as Sally and Buddy]] in an episode of ''HermansHead'' trying to write witty lines for Herman.

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** Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1KQvIypDG8 appeared as Sally and Buddy]] in an episode of ''HermansHead'' ''Series/HermansHead'' trying to write witty lines for Herman.
15th Oct '17 3:02:56 PM nombretomado
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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 [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Hugh Hefner]] surrogate; Carl Reiner as a Jackson Pollock-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 UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion ("The Redcoats are Coming"); a self-indulgent [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Hugh Hefner]] surrogate; Carl Reiner as a Jackson Pollock-like abstract painter; or Rob and Laura's praise for baby guru Dr. Spock.



* TheBritishInvasion: "The Redcoats are Coming"
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