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The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

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  • Premiered: 
    October 3, 1961
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

Each December since 2016, CBS has presented "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!," a one-hour special that features two newly colorized episodes of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set -- at the beginning and end of the hour -- with no interruption between the episodes. In the first year -- on Sunday December 11, 2016 from 8-9pm ET/PT -- series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally supervised the colorization of the episodes. The special featured the groundbreaking episode "That's My Boy??" and "Coast to Coast Big Mouth," Both episodes were written by Bill Persky & Sam Denoff.
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On Sunday, December 24, 2017 from 9-10pm ET/PT, CBS aired an encore presentation of "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!," a new one-hour special with two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally selected the two episodes to showcase the tremendous comedic talents of the late Mary Tyler Moore. "I picked two of the funniest episodes we did, and I remember them fondly because they both showcased our wonderful Mary. I treasure her memory," said Reiner. The special features the Season 1 episode "My Blonde-Haired Brunette," written by Reiner, and the Season 3 episode "October Eve," written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In "My Blonde-Haired Brunette," Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance between Rob and her is fading. The episode was first presented on Oct. 10, 1961, during the series' first season.

In "October Eve," a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Reiner) takes the liberty of "undraping" her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during Season 3. "In 'October Eve,' I got a chance to perform on the show as someone other than Alan Brady, and I loved the character of Carpetna the artist as soon as I read it," said Reiner. "When I saw it in color, it was better than I ever dreamed it could be."

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Other Titles

  • Previously known as All in a Day's Work
  • Previously known as Double Trouble
  • Previously known as Full House

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Calvada Productions
  • In association with Danny Thomas Enterprises

Settings

  • "The Alan Brady Show" - New Rochelle, New York USA
  • Rob & Laura Petrie - New Rochelle, New York USA
  • Alan Brady - Manhattan, New York USA