The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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All About Eavesdropping 

Having unintentionally eavesdropped on the Helpers, Rob and Laura become infuriated just prior to attending their dinner party, making for a seriously disquieting evening.


Stanley Z. Cherry (as Stanley Cherry)


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
Jerry Paris ... Jerry Helper
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Millie Helper


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Rob and Laura's son Ritchie rigs up a toy intercom with Freddie, the son of the Petrie's next-door neighbors, Millie and Jerry Helper. Rob and Laura get drawn into eavesdropping on a conversation between Millie and Jerry and discover that it's probably better not to know what Millie and Jerry say about them when Rob and Laura aren't around. Written by aldanoli

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Comedy | Family



Did You Know?


Rob delivers the final line "I'm no Albert Schweitzer, huh?" as he plays a Bach piece on the piano. Dr. Albert Schweitzer was a medical missionary and received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was also an organist and a Bach scholar, thus Rob's joke. Schweitzer made recordings of Bach pieces which have been reissued on CD. See more »


Rob Petrie: [trips on Richie's toy car] Ow! At least it was an ambulance. Laura, why are Richie's toys left out in the middle of the floor? I could've gotten killed.
Laura Petrie: [from the bedroom] Just another minute, dear.
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References All About Eve (1950) See more »


Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Traditional folk song
Performed by Rose Marie & Morey Amsterdam
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Best Episode Ever
29 September 2017 | by roger-121See all my reviews

If you've never seen the Dick Van Dyke Show and want to see a sample of this wonderful series, this is the episode to watch. The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of the best comedy series of all time. The physical comedy of Dick Van Dyke, the one-liners by Morey Amsterdam, the sarcasm of Rose Marie, the blandness of Richard Deacon, the sweet innocence of Mary Tyler Moore, the nosiness of next-door neighbors Jerry Paris and Ann Morgan Guilbert all blended with perfect timing and great scripts to keep America laughing through some tough times for our country. Way to go, team!

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23 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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