My Ranking of All 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Episodes

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1. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Attempted Marriage (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob recalls his and Laura's attempts to get married when Ritchie brings up the subject.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 97

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Gesundheit, Darling (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The Petries start quarreling after neighbor Jerry suggests Rob's recent sneezing fits are psychosomatic expressions of repressed rage at Laura. Worse yet, could Rob have become allergic to Laura?

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 92

3. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Curious Thing About Women (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Laura opens and reads Rob's mail, she giving him a Reader's Digest version of it, and even throwing away what she considers unimportant. Rob is not angry that Laura opened his mail, but he ... See full summary »

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 164

4. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Don't Trip Over That Mountain (1963)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

Rob promises Laura he won't get injured on his skiing trip with Jerry, but when he sustains a full-body bang-up, he does all he can to keep it from her rather than admit her woman's intuition was correct.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 108

5. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Empress Carlotta's Necklace (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob buys Laura a hideous necklace but Laura can't bring herself to tell Rob how she really feels about it. When Rob invites his parents to see the necklace, his mother has a surprising reaction.

Director: James Komack | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 125

6. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Night the Roof Fell In (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Having each had a rough day, Laura and Rob argue, but only their goldfish can report the truth as Laura and Rob later tell colorful, self-aggrandizing versions to others of what happened.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 108

7. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Laura's Little Lie (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob would like to know why Laura disappears every time his insurance agent Ed Rubin comes over or calls.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 92

8. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Draw Me a Pear (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Laura regrets hauling Rob into taking art lessons with her after the lady teacher appears to show an above-average interest in him.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 99

9. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: My Mother Can Beat Up My Father (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When a drunk accosts Laura and Rob in a downtown bar, Laura surprises Rob by using a judo throw that flattens the man. Rob begins to feel inadequate as the "protector" of his household and sets out to prove a point with Laura.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 111

10. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Bank Book 6565696 (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob discovers Laura's secret bank account. Its mystery preoccupies his thoughts till he finally has to confront her and ask what it's for.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 102

11. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

While directing the annual variety show sponsored by his talented neighbors, Rob becomes frustrated by spousal jealousies as he tries to pair the perfect "Cleopatra" to "Mark Antony" for the lead roles.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 115

12. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Very Old Shoes, Very Old Rice (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob and Laura must remarry to maintain legal marital status, but a marital squabble before the judge may prevent it.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 95

13. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Where Did I Come From? (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob recalls the hilarious events leading up to Ritchie's birth when Ritchie asks the inevitable question.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 146

14. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Talk to the Snail (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Rob, Sally and Buddy have to dig through building trash containers for a lost script, Rob finds a network memo to Alan Brady saying he must fire one writer. Rather than be split up, they seek a new gig together.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 78

15. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Scratch My Car and Die (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Laura dreads telling Rob about the big passenger-side scratch she found on their brand new car (which Rob adores) when she went shopping in it.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 94

16. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Last Chapter (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After five years of struggle, Rob finally finishes his first book. As Laura reads it, she discovers its about their life from marriage proposal to a point shortly after Ritchie's birth.

Directors: Jerry Paris, John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 86

17. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: October Eve (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Laura once commissioned an artist for a fully clothed portrait of herself, which he, taking artist license, rendered nude and now has standing in an art gallery for all to see.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 125

18. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Ghost of A. Chantz (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After a mix up by Mel for reservations at a lodge, Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy are forced to spend a frightening night in a cabin that has not been used in years and is rumored to be haunted.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 171

19. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: To Tell or Not to Tell (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Complications ensue when Mel tells Rob that he wants Laura to dance on "The Alan Brady Show".

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 114

20. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Oh, How We Met on the Night That We Danced (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

While clearing out the bedroom closet, Rob finds his old army boots, bringing back memories of how he and Laura first met.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 145

21. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Two Faces of Rob (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Can a husband disguise his voice and fool his wife over the phone? Rob thinks he has, which could mean he's caught Laura flirting with a complete stranger - him.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 110

22. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Brother, Can You Spare $2500? (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A genial hobo finds the show's script that Rob lost en route home, but Rob's extended description of its irreplaceable value gives the man the idea to hold it for ransom.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 80

23. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: What's in a Middle Name? (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ritchie finds his birth certificate and wants an explanation for his middle name being Rosebud.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 123

24. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Buddy has a chance for a head writer job. Rob and Sally help Buddy get released from his contract to "The Alan Brady Show". The plan backfires, so Rob and Sally have to find an ingenious way to get Buddy re-hired.

Director: James Komack | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 106

25. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: One Hundred Terrible Hours (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

During an interview, Rob recalls his barely-remembered first meeting with Alan Brady at the tail end of a stay-awake marathon for his disc-jockey job.

Director: Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 115

26. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Masterpiece (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob's unguarded gestures at an auction have him unwittingly bidding on and winning an ugly clown painting that covers another work beneath, perhaps a masterpiece.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 98

27. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: One Angry Man (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob gets called for jury duty; unbeknownst to him, Laura attends the trial. The defendant is an exotic dancer. Is she really innocent as only Rob believes? Will Rob be in major trouble when he gets home?

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 120

28. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Forty-Four Tickets (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob complains about Ritchie's forgetfulness, but suddenly realizes he forgot to reserve 44 tickets for the PTA to see The Alan Brady Show. Rob begs and borrows some tickets; Buddy and Sally... See full summary »

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 116

29. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Pink Pills and Purple Parents (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob recalls when Laura took a tranquilizer prescribed for Millie before meeting Rob's parents for the first time, with disastrous results.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 109

30. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Cat Burglar (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A successive string of neighborhood cat burglaries makes the Petries and the Helpers jumpy, all of whom get victimized despite their hyper-vigilance over every little sound.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 93

31. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Impractical Joke (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After Buddy targets Rob for a crank phone call, he expects a reprisal, but the longer Rob takes to pay him back, the more paranoid Buddy becomes, suspecting everything and everybody.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 102

32. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Who Owes Who What? (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob remembers $25 he lent Buddy. Laura doesn't think he will collect. Rob is too embarrassed to remind Buddy and tries many ways to drop hints to Buddy. Buddy remembers something that Rob overlooked.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 105

33. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: My Husband Is the Best One (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob's job is threatened, and his work relationships throttled, by a news article praising him more than Alan for the success of The Alan Brady Show, all thanks to Laura.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 95

34. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Talented Neighborhood (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

"The Alan Brady Show" announces its annual search for the most gifted youngster, and parents are asked to send a picture of their child. All of the stage mothers in Rob's neighborhood want ... See full summary »

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 103

35. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Boarder Incident (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Buddy's wife Pickles is away for 3 weeks to take care of her mother. Buddy can't stay at home because he's too lonely. Rob discovers that Buddy has been sleeping overnight at work and ... See full summary »

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 92

36. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Never Bathe on Saturday (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

While on their second honeymoon, Laura gets her toe stuck in a hotel bathtub faucet and Rob can't get through the locked bathroom door to free her.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 141

37. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Show of Hands (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob and Laura have no choice but to wear gloves to an important community banquet due to an unusual accident while dying a costume for Ritchie's school play.

Director: Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 90

38. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Twizzle (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Sally drags the entire gang to a bowling alley when she discovers a new dance sensation that's sure to sweep the nation.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 143

39. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob suffers pangs of guilt after a dental emergency arises while Jerry's out of town, forcing Rob to accept treatment from another dentist whom Rob finds superior.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 100

40. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Ray Murdock's X-Ray (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob thinks he can be a guest on an infamously incendiary talk show without getting burned. Boy, was HE ever wrong. Now if he can just keep Laura from seeing the show, he might just save his marriage.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 96

41. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Turtles, Ties, and Toreadors (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob hires a maid through the classifieds and ends up with a woman fresh from Barcelona who speaks no English, has a broken arm, and expects to work as a live-in.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 97

42. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Honeymoons Are for the Lucky (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob recalls the hurdles he had having his honeymoon with Laura.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 94

43. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: It May Look Like a Walnut (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob enjoys a scary televised sci-fi movie while Laura cowers in fear from it, but the next day details of that movie, where Earthlings are being taken over, appear to be coming true.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 265

44. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: A Bird in the Head Hurts (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ritchie claims he keeps being attacked by a giant woodpecker.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 94

45. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: My Part-Time Wife (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

With Sally away, Laura wants to help Rob at the office. He resists, but his inability to find even remotely adequate help forces him to relent, and sparks fly when her success outshines his security.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 88

46. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Pillow (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Rob cries fowl when he takes a shady salesman to court for selling Laura smelly feather pillows.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 82

47. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A suave bachelor moves in next door, and Rob and Laura compete as matchmakers. Rob sets him up with Sally, and Laura arranges a date with her clumsy but sophisticated cousin.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 91

48. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Jealousy! (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Jerry plants seeds of mistrust in Laura's mind when he learns that Valerie Blake, the beautiful movie star, will be guesting on The Alan Brady Show. Laura doesn't listen to him until Rob ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 152

49. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: The Meershatz Pipe (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6