Dick Van Dyke: the Complete First Season

Dick Van Dyke: the Complete First Season

John Rich
John Rich
John Rich
Director: James Komack, Robert Butler, Sheldon Leonard
Cast: John Rich
James Komack, Robert Butler, Sheldon Leonard,

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Overview

The first season of The Dick Van Dyke Show finds all the familiar ingredients firmly in place, even if they haven't completely jelled yet. Dick Van Dyke is given ample opportunity to show off his genius for physical comedy in the role of Rob Petrie, head writer for TV's "The Alan Brady Show." Morey Amsterdam is already delivering a fully-rounded characterization as Rob's coworker, "human joke machine" Buddy Sorrell, while Rose Marie has got a lock on her character as Rob's other coworker, bachelor gal Sally Rogers, a heady combination of salty sarcasm and wistful pathos (especially in her efforts to land the "perfect fella"). Additionally, Larry Mathews is as good as he'll ever be as Rob's son, Ritchie Petrie. Curiously, Mary Tyler Moore plays the role of Rob's wife, Laura, as a much younger, more petulant and less mature character than she'd be in subsequent seasons, as indicated by the fact that Rob refers to her as "Laurie" in many scenes. Also, she isn't given much of an opportunity to display her own considerable comic prowess -- with the spectacular exception of her riotous performance in the episode "The Blonde-Haired Brunette," in which she goes into hysterics while trying to explain to her husband why her hair has been dyed half-blonde, half-brown. (Significantly, Mary Tyler Moore has cited this as her favorite episode.) And to a lesser extent, Laura Petrie is showcased in "The Curious Thing About Women," wherein she comes to grief by trying to peek into a mysterious package that has been delivered to Rob (it contains an inflatable life raft). Interestingly, in the last-mentioned episode, semi-regular Ann Morgan Guilbert (as Millie Helper) is very obviously pregnant; however, nothing is ever said again about her condition or its possible outcome. Like Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Deacon hasn't completely gotten a handle his character, "Alan Brady Show" producer Mel Cooley during season one. In fact, he comes off as something of a comic villain, superciliously putting down the literary efforts of the writing staff, and thus fully deserving of the insults laden upon him by quick-witted Buddy Sorrell. In later years, Mel would mellow into a more likeable character, as the role of heavy was shifted to boss Alan Brady (who is never seen full-face during the first season, though he is obviously being played by series creator Carl Reiner). Of the series' first 30 episodes, several stand out, most notably "I Am My Brother's Keeper" and "The Sleeping Brother," which comprise a two-part story introducing the character of Rob's neurotic brother Stacey Petrie -- played by Dick Van Dyke's brother Jerry Van Dyke. Literally dying in a suicidal Tuesday-night slot opposite Laramie and Bachelor Father, The Dick Van Dyke Show might have completely disappeared from view after its first season had not one of its sponsors picked up the series for a second year -- and in the bargain, insisted that CBS locate a better time slot.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2016
UPC: 0014381004540
Original Release: 0000
Source: Image Entertainment
Time: 12:30:00
Sales rank: 32,255

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Allan Melvin Harrison B. Harding
Ann Morgan Guilbert Millie Helper
Eddie Firestone Thomas Edson
Eleanor Audley Mrs. Billings
George Neise Leo Fassbinder
Isabel Randolph Mrs. Givens,Martha Bermont
Jay C. Flippen Happy Spangler
Jerry Paris Jerry Helper
Jerry Van Dyke Stacey Petrie
Jesse White Man on Plane
Joan Staley Valerie Blake
John Rich Director
Marty Ingels Sol,Sol Pomeroy
Richard Deacon Mel Cooley
Sue Ane Langdon Marla Hendrix
William Schallert Rev. Kirk
Allan Fielder Allan
Barbara Eiler Dottie
Barbara Perry Pickles
Benny Rubin Pharmacist
Doris Singleton Mrs. Kendall
Gavin MacLeod Maxwell
Jamie Farr Charlie,Charley
Jennifer Gillespie Ellen Helper
Jerry Lanning Randy "Twizzle" Eisenbauer
Jon Silo Elevator Operator
Lea Waggner Mrs. Kirk
Lennie Weinrib Jackie Brewster
Patsy Kelly Juror #1
Paul Bryar Police Officer
Paul Tripp Ted Harris
Peter Leeds Police Officer,Off. Jack Bain
Roy Roberts Henry Bermont
Frank Adamo Customer,Delivery Man,Usher
Herbie Faye Cabdriving Juror,Willie
Jack Albertson Mr. Eisenbauer
Kenny Lynch Mr. Mathias
Mary Lee Dearing Janie
Nancy James Marcia Rochelle
Opal Euard Scalper
Patrick Thompson Floyd Harper
Will Wright Edward Petrie
Carol Veazie/Morris Carnovsky Mrs. Petrie
Cornell Chulay Candy
Jerry Hausner Vinny,Charlie
Joe Devlin Man in Battered Hat
Lee Bergere DA Mason
Michael Davis Martin Mathias
Michael Keith Sam
Pat Tribble Dancer
Patty Regan Arlene
Tony Stag Counter Boy
Dabbs Greer Defense Lawyer Berger
Freddie Blassie Himself
Jack Davis Kenneth Kendall
Peter Oliphant Freddie Helper
Stacy Keach Dr. Miller

Technical Credits
James Komack Director
John Rich Director
Robert Butler Director
Sheldon Leonard Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete First Season
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [11:11]
3. Chapter 3 [10:57]
4. Chapter 4 [2:13]
5. Chapter 5 [:42]
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [4:44]
3. Chapter 3 [9:18]
4. Chapter 4 [8:46]
5. Chapter 5 [1:35]
6. Chapter 6 [:13]
7. Chapter 7 [:34]
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [2:25]
3. Chapter 3 [7:33]
4. Chapter 4 [10:58]
5. Chapter 5 [3:15]
6. Chapter 6 [:49]
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [14:29]
3. Chapter 3 [8:32]
4. Chapter 4 [1:00]
5. Chapter 5 [:45]
1. Chapter 1 [:33]
2. Chapter 2 [18:34]
3. Chapter 3 [5:08]
4. Chapter 4 [:29]
5. Chapter 5 [:51]
1. Chapter 1 [:33]
2. Chapter 2 [13:07]
3. Chapter 3 [9:36]
4. Chapter 4 [:47]
5. Chapter 5 [:58]
Disc #2 -- The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete First Season
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [15:52]
3. Chapter 3 [7:45]
4. Chapter 4 [:45]
5. Chapter 5 [:38]
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [7:46]
3. Chapter 3 [15:43]
4. Chapter 4 [:48]
5. Chapter 5 [:46]
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [10:01]
3. Chapter 3 [13:10]
4. Chapter 4 [:41]
5. Chapter 5 [:58]
1. Chapter 1 [:47]
2. Chapter 2 [10:42]
3. Chapter 3 [12:37]
4. Chapter 4 [:50]
5. Chapter 5 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [:47]
2. Chapter 2 [5:35]
3. Chapter 3 [6:09]
4. Chapter 4 [11:45]
5. Chapter 5 [:45]
6. Chapter 6 [:48]
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [13:58]
3. Chapter 3 [8:44]
4. Chapter 4 [1:44]
5. Chapter 5 [:52]
Disc #3 -- The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete First Season
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [6:40]
3. Chapter 3 [9:37]
4. Chapter 4 [5:52]
5. Chapter 5 [2:10]
6. Chapter 6 [:43]
1. Chapter 1 [:33]
2. Chapter 2 [2:44]
3. Chapter 3 [11:17]
4. Chapter 4 [7:58]
5. Chapter 5 [1:48]
6. Chapter 6 [1:00]
1. Chapter 1 [:18]
2. Chapter 2 [9:45]
3. Chapter 3 [5:45]
4. Chapter 4 [6:46]
5. Chapter 5 [2:18]
6. Chapter 6 [:49]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [1:25]
3. Chapter 3 [10:17]
4. Chapter 4 [12:01]
5. Chapter 5 [:53]
6. Chapter 6 [:38]
1. Chapter 1 [4:08]
2. Chapter 2 [:18]
3. Chapter 3 [13:06]
4. Chapter 4 [5:24]
5. Chapter 5 [1:39]
6. Chapter 6 [:56]
1. Chapter 1 [5:54]
2. Chapter 2 [:31]
3. Chapter 3 [5:17]
4. Chapter 4 [11:19]
5. Chapter 5 [1:24]
6. Chapter 6 [:58]
Disc #4 -- The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete First Season
1. Chapter 1 [6:17]
2. Chapter 2 [:18]
3. Chapter 3 [7:17]
4. Chapter 4 [9:28]
5. Chapter 5 [1:03]
6. Chapter 6 [:59]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [4:04]
3. Chapter 3 [6:47]
4. Chapter 4 [13:48]
5. Chapter 5 [:51]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [2:49]
3. Chapter 3 [8:53]
4. Chapter 4 [10:23]
5. Chapter 5 [2:52]
6. Chapter 6 [:35]
1. Chapter 1 [6:32]
2. Chapter 2 [:18]
3. Chapter 3 [7:12]
4. Chapter 4 [8:36]
5. Chapter 5 [2:17]
6. Chapter 6 [:55]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [4:18]
3. Chapter 3 [6:49]
4. Chapter 4 [11:48]
5. Chapter 5 [1:29]
6. Chapter 6 [:56]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [1:29]
3. Chapter 3 [2:49]
4. Chapter 4 [7:32]
5. Chapter 5 [11:11]
6. Chapter 6 [1:43]
7. Chapter 7 [:48]
Disc #5 -- The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete First Season
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [2:27]
3. Chapter 3 [10:30]
4. Chapter 4 [7:05]
5. Chapter 5 [4:25]
6. Chapter 6 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [2:15]
3. Chapter 3 [10:05]
4. Chapter 4 [11:36]
5. Chapter 5 [:58]
6. Chapter 6 [:38]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [5:29]
3. Chapter 3 [4:35]
4. Chapter 4 [11:50]
5. Chapter 5 [1:45]
6. Chapter 6 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [2:29]
3. Chapter 3 [8:49]
4. Chapter 4 [11:23]
5. Chapter 5 [1:52]
6. Chapter 6 [:35]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [1:34]
3. Chapter 3 [5:12]
4. Chapter 4 [16:39]
5. Chapter 5 [1:17]
6. Chapter 6 [:36]
1. Chapter 1 [:17]
2. Chapter 2 [1:45]
3. Chapter 3 [11:23]
4. Chapter 4 [10:02]
5. Chapter 5 [1:15]
6. Chapter 6 [:52]

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