The BEST Episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2019
Considered to be one of television's classics, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" centers on the personal and professional lives of Rob Petrie, a writer for the fictional "Alan Brady Show". The non-stop laughs revolved around Rob's relationships with with fellow writers Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, and producer Mel Cooley. At home, we also got to chuckle (and sometimes cry) over Rob's antics involving his wife, son, and neighbors.
#1 - The Curious Thing About Women
Season 1 - Episode 16
Rob uses Laura's habit of opening his mail as the basis for a sketch on The Alan Brady Show.
#2 - Where Did I Come From?
Season 1 - Episode 15
Ritchie asks the age old question Where Do I Come From? Rob and Laura tell the story.
#3 - That's My Boy??
Season 3 - Episode 1
All about about the day Richie came home from the hospital. With so much stuff to take home, and so many mix ups with the items of the Peters (a couple in another hospital room), Rob begins to wonder what else could have gotten mixed up.
#4 - The Ghost of A. Chantz
Season 4 - Episode 2
Rob, Buddy, Laura, and Sally spend the night in a creepy cabin.
#5 - Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc.
Season 5 - Episode 26
In a hurry to go to the theatre, Rob, Buddy and Sally forget to cross out all the insults about Alan they wrote in this week's script.
#6 - What's in a Middle Name?
Season 2 - Episode 7
Rob and Laura must explain to Richie why his middle name is Rosebud.
#7 - The Night the Roof Fell In
Season 2 - Episode 9
Rob and Laura have a terrible fight, after each has experienced a difficult day - and each remember the fight very differently.
#8 - I Was a Teenage Head Writer
Season 2 - Episode 19
Thinking his own friends betrayed him in an argument with Mel over a sketch, Rob remembers his first day as the head writer of The Alan Brady Show.
#9 - The Third One from the Left
Season 3 - Episode 14
Rob tries to stop a guest star from falling in love with him.
#10 - My Husband is the Best One
Season 3 - Episode 15
A reporter interviews Rob for a cover story she's doing about Alan Brady. Laura also comes to the restaurant, and chimes in just a little too much.
#11 - How to Spank a Star
Season 3 - Episode 24
Rob's favorite star guests on the Alan Brady show but starts causing problems right away.
#12 - My Mother Can Beat Up My Father
Season 4 - Episode 1
When a drunk gets too rowdy at a bar, Laura's talent for judo surfaces.
#13 - 4 1/2
Season 4 - Episode 7
Rob tells Buddy and Sally the story of how they became friends with a convict.
#14 - The Gunslinger
Season 5 - Episode 31
As Jerry is extracting a tooth, Rob dreams that he lives in the old west and is a sheriff who has to save the town from Big Bad Brady.
#15 - It May Look Like a Walnut!
Season 2 - Episode 20
In this classic, Rob has a dream - inspired by a late-night horror movie on TV - involving walnuts, missing thumbs, and a space alien who looks like Danny Thomas.
#16 - The Sick Boy and the Sitter
Season 1 - Episode 1
Rob talks Laura into going to a party at Alan Brady's penthouse even though she'd rather stay home and look after their ailing five-year old.
#17 - Buddy, Can You Spare a Job?
Season 1 - Episode 14
Buddy wants to leave the show to become Head Writer of another show. Mel can't release Buddy from his contract, so he helps Rob and Sally write a memo to Alan to encourage him to fire Buddy.
#18 - The Twizzle
Season 1 - Episode 23
Sally brings the gang down to the bowling alley to experience the latest dance craze.
#19 - One Angry Man
Season 1 - Episode 24
Rob gets called for jury duty and finds himself doubting the attractive defendant's guilt.
#20 - My Husband Is Not a Drunk
Season 2 - Episode 6
Rob falls under a hypnosis spell meant for Buddy - he keeps acting drunk every time a bell rings.
#21 - All About Eavesdropping
Season 3 - Episode 5
While getting ready to go to Jerry and Millie's party, Rob and Laura overhear them on their kids' walkie talkies.
#22 - The Alan Brady Show Presents
Season 3 - Episode 13
The staff has to plan a Christmas show.
#23 - I'd Rather Be Bald Than Have No Head at All
Season 3 - Episode 31
Another classic; in this episode, Rob finds a hair or two in his brush; of course he assumes he's going bald. His barber (Ned Glass) tells him to use a concoction on his head, right before bed. The fact that it smells alot like salad dressing has an interesting effect on Rob's dreams that night.
#24 - Pink Pills and Purple Parents
Season 4 - Episode 10
In a flashback to when they were first married, Laura is nervous about meeting Rob's parents. Millie gives her some pills that could help her relax, but Laura doesn't really want to try them.
#25 - Never Bathe on Saturday
Season 4 - Episode 27
Laura and Rob plan to spend a romantic weekend in the city and see a play, until Laura runs into a little problem at the hotel.