These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Fair for Its Day: "That's My Boy?" not only presents an affluent middle-class black couple, but ends by revealing that Richie goes to school with the couple's kid — a somewhat risky line at a time when integrated schools were still controversial.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In "My Husband Is Not a Drunk," Rob becomes a Hypno Fool, with a bell making him act like a falling-down drunk. In 1974, Dick Van Dyke publicly admitted to having had a serious drinking problem for the preceding 25 years.
Mondegreen: In the "Head of the Family" pilot, the Alan Brady character was originally named Alan Sturdy. This was changed for the series because it sounds like "Alan's Dirty".
Not So Crazy Anymore: in the episode The Plots Thicken, Rob is flabbergasted while talking to a funeral home on the phone. After he gets off, he tells Laura, "How do you like that?! They have a layaway plan. You pay now, and go later." Nowadays, many people prepay for their "final expenses" without a second thought.
Rule-Abiding Rebel: Laura seems like a fairly normal housewife now, but at the time it was apparently a big deal that she was regularly shown wearing pants. Ironically, Lucille Ball, who along with her then-husband, Desi Arnaz, owned the studio facilities where The Dick Van Dyke Show was taped, had previously worn capris on her own show, I Love Lucy.
Tear Jerker: In the fourth episode Sally starts crying the day after a date where again her aggressive sense of humor and brutal honesty scared off her date.