The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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The Sick Boy and the Sitter 

Alan Brady is throwing a party at his penthouse for a few of the network executives and he wants the writing staff to attend. Unfortunately for Rob though Laura thinks Richie is on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Sheldon Leonard

Writers:

Carl Reiner, Carl Reiner (created by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dick Van Dyke ... Rob Petrie
Rose Marie ... Sally Rogers
Morey Amsterdam ... Buddy Sorrell
Mary Tyler Moore ... Laura Petrie
Larry Mathews ... Ritchie Petrie
Richard Deacon ... Mel Cooley
Barbara Eiler Barbara Eiler ... Dotty
Eleanor Audley ... Party Goer
Mary Lee Dearring Mary Lee Dearring ... Janie (as Mary Lee Dearing)
Michael Keith Michael Keith ... Sam
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Dr. Miller (as Stacey Keach)
Fred Sherman Fred Sherman ... Party Goer
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Storyline

Alan Brady is throwing a party at his penthouse for a few of the network executives and he wants the writing staff to attend. Unfortunately for Rob though Laura thinks Richie is on the verge of being sick and wants to stay home. Rob is certain he'll be okay and wants to get a babysitter but he's having a hard time convincing Laura. Written by tomtrekp

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1961 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Calvada Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the beginning of the party scene, a piano can be heard lightly playing the melody of the theme song of the last four seasons (the theme song most associated with the show). See more »

Goofs

Various characters (Rob, Laura, Janie, and Janie's parents) enter and exit the kitchen downstage right. We learn from living/dining room scenes later in the series that there is no exit from the kitchen in that direction; there is only a wall separating the kitchen from the dining room. In later episodes, the characters only access the kitchen via the swinging doors to dining room or hallway to garage. See more »

Quotes

Rob Petrie: I don't think we outta end this week's show with a joke. I'd like Alan to come out and say something with meaning.
Maurice (Buddy) Sorrell: Yeah? What kind of meaning?
Rob Petrie: I wrote down a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Maurice (Buddy) Sorrell: What show's he write for?
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Soundtracks

I Wish I Could Sing Like Durante
(uncredited)
Performed by Rose Marie
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