The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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Hustling the Hustler 

Rob doesn't know what he's in for when he invites Buddy's charming, pool hustling brother Blackie over for dinner and a friendly game of billiards.

Director:

John Rich

Writers:

Carl Reiner, Carl Reiner (created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley
Phil Leeds ... Blackie Sorrell
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Storyline

Buddy Sorrell's brother, "Blackie" Sorrell (from whom Buddy has been estranged for a long time), shows up at the Alan Brady Show's offices one day. Later meeting Buddy's brother alone while Buddy is out, Rob invites him to his house for dinner, not knowing of his past as a pool hustler. After dinner, knowing Rob has a pool table in the basement, Blackie not-so-innocently suggests that the two of them try playing a game or two. Written by aldanoli

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Trivia

The trick shot by Laura was actually made in one take. They had planned for a pool expert to make the shot after cutting away from showing Laura hitting the cue ball. But to everyone's surprise, she actually made the shot. Both Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke stayed in character and finished the take, thus the genuine look of surprise on their faces. See more »

Goofs

When Blackie breaks the balls and knocks in the 8 Ball, the 8 Ball was racked on the end of the bottom row. The 8 Ball is supposed to be racked in the middle of the third row of the balls. See more »

Quotes

Blackie Sorrell: Cute wife you have, Rob.
Robert 'Rob' Petrie: No, she's isn't. She just puts that on for company.
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Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Bay
(uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Edward Madden
Performed by Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke and Morey Amsterdam
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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