The WORST Episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2021
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 Boarder Incident
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 14, 1962
Buddy's wife is out of town, so Rob invites Buddy to stay at his house for the duration. Disaster ensues.
#2 - Jilting the Jilter
Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired May 1, 1963
Sally may have found a fella but he wants to take Sally away from The Alan Brady Show, so she can write for him.
#3 - Where You Been, Fassbinder?
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 14, 1962
An old high school friend visits Sally on her birthday.
#4 - Uncle George
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 1963
Uncle George drops by the Petries, looking for a wife, and Sally tries to fix him up with Herman Glimpscher's mom. But Uncle George has other ideas.
#5 - Turtles, Ties, and Toreadors
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 4, 1963
Rob hires a Spanish maid, but when she arrives, not only does she not speak English, but she has a broken arm.
#6 - Happy Birthday and Too Many More
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 5, 1964
Laura & Rob have to decide when to have Richie's birthday party, and what to do for it, because most weekends are already booked with other kids' extravagant parties.
#7 - Anthony Stone
Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 24, 1965
Rob and Buddy are suspicious when Sally won't tell them much about her new fella.
#8 - Br-rooom, Br-rooom
Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired May 12, 1965
Rob's new motorcycle causes him more problems than he bargained for.
#9 - Viva Petrie
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 1965
Maria (the Petrie's previous maid) tells her friend Manuel to go to the Petrie's so that Rob can help him find him a job.
#10 - I Do Not Choose to Run
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 19, 1966
Rob gives a speech at council meeting that impresses the nominating committee for city councilman of New Rochelle.
#11 - The Making of a Councilman
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 26, 1966
Rob wonders if he has enough experience to run for city councilman, after meeting his opponent.
#12 - Love Thy Other Neighbor
Season 5 - Episode 29 - Aired May 4, 1966
After Laura and Rob spend some time with their new neighbors, Jerry and Millie feel left out.
#13 - Who Owes Who What?
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 24, 1962
Rob tries to collect a debt from Buddy, but isn't sure how he should broach the subject.
#14 - The Talented Neighborhood
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 31, 1962
The Alan Brady Show is looking for talented kids and Rob is asked to get auditions for practically every kid in the neighborhood.
#15 - Give Me Your Walls!
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 27, 1963
The Petries hire an Italian painter to paint their walls.
#16 - The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 15, 1964
Laura wants to setup a new bachelor neighbor with her cousin, but Rob wants to set him up with Sally.
#17 - The Brave and the Backache
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 12, 1964
Laura wonders why Rob never wants to go away on a romantic weekend with her.
#18 - The Lady and the Babysitter
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 1964
Roger, Richie's Babysitter wants Laura's help with a girl that he likes. Little does she know who the girl turns out to be.
#19 - Stretch Petrie vs. Kid Schenk
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 30, 1964
An old army buddy comes looking for a job and hopes Rob will return an old favor.
#20 - There's No Sale Like Wholesale
Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired May 26, 1965
Rob learns a lesson after letting Buddy get him a deal on a fur coat for Laura.
#21 - The Meershatz Pipe
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 28, 1961
Rob starts feeling jealous after Alan gives Buddy a nice gift.
#22 - Don't Trip Over That Mountain
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 20, 1963
Rob hurts himself on his first skiing trip with Jerry - just as Laura predicted.
#23 - The Bad Old Days
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 4, 1962
Rob starts to feel like he does too much housework when Buddy warns him about the decline of the American male.
#24 - The Return of Happy Spangler
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 18, 1962
Rob convinces his old mentor, Happy Spangler, to join the writing staff of The Alan Brady Show; but Happy seems more interested in telling about his life than in doing any work.