The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail 

With Laura out of town for a few days, Rob tries to figure out what to do in his spare time. Eventually, he looks in on an old Army buddy, who is at a nightclub. Unfortunately, it results in confusion that ultimately lands Rob behind bars.

Director:

Jerry Paris

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers (credit only)
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Herkie Styles Herkie Styles ... Benny Joey
Barbara Stuart ... Maureen Core
Jackie Joseph ... Alberta Schweitzer
Arthur Batanides ... Arnold
Johnny Silver ... Nick
Henry Scott ... Policeman
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Storyline

It's a Saturday night and Rob is in jail. Laura, who was out of town for the weekend at Aunt Martha's, manages to make it to the police station, despite Rob not having called her and not wanting her to know about what he considers the minor situation of being charged with illegal gambling and attempted assault of a police officer with a deadly weapon. The story... Rob was at a loss for what to do without Laura, and everyone he knew seemed not to be available. He read that an old army buddy named Benny Joey, who is now a stand-up comic, was performing in town, so he decided to go see the show. Once at the nightclub, Rob started to reminisce with Benny backstage, where he and some of the other performers, who included Maureen Core whose military themed act uses a small cannon, were partaking in a sometimes not so friendly craps game in which Benny asked Rob to take his place while he did his act. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Rob Petrie: [talking to himself] I wonder if it's bad talkin' to yourself when you're alone.
Rob Petrie: [answering himself] A lot better than talkin' to yourself when you're NOT alone.
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Connections

References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

March of of the Toy Soldiers
from The Nutcracker Suite (uncredited)
composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
sung a cappella by Alberta Schweitzer (Jackie Joseph)
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