Worst & Best Dick Van Dyke Show Episodes





Title: The Dick Van Dyke
Genre: Sitcom
Series: 5
Episodes: 158
First Transmission: 1961-1966

The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Episode Rankings

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Notes

*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers. The median represents the middle value of the ratings

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.83 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.73 standard deviations.

 

Best Episode #63

That’s My Boy?? (1963) – In a flashback sequence, Rob recalls why he believed Laura and he brought home a baby belonging to someone else.

2nd Best Episode #50

It May Look Like a Walnut (1963) – Rob enjoys a scary sci-fi movie while Laura cowers in fear from it. The next day details of the movie appear to be coming true.

3rd Best Episode #16

The Curious Thing About Women (1962) – Rob uses Laura’s habit of opening his mail as the basis for a sketch on The Alan Brady Show.

4th Best Episode #127

Coast to Coast Big Mouth (1965) – Laura accidentally lets slip on a nationally televised talk show that Alan Brady is bald.

5th Best Episode #96

The Ghost of A. Chantz (1964) – Due to a mix up by Mel, Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy have to spend a night in a cabin that has not been used in years and is rumoured to be haunted.

6th Best Episode #110

The Impractical Joke (1965) – Buddy targets Rob for a crank phone call for which he expects a comeback, but the longer Rob takes to pay him back, the more paranoid Buddy becomes.

7th Best Episode #152

Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc. (1966) – The writing staff are horrified when they realise that they sent Alan their latest script without first inking out their insults against him.

Worst Episode #28

The Bad Old Days (1962) – Buddy yearns for the “good old days” when the American male had the upper hand. Rob starts to feel he does too much housework.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 The Sick Boy and the Sitter (1961)
#2 My Blonde-Haired Brunette (1961)
#3 Sally and the Lab Technician (1961)
#4 Washington vs. the Bunny (1961)
#5 Oh How We Met the Night That We Danced (1961)
#6 Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, MO (1961)
#7 Jealousy! (1961)
#8 To Tell or Not to Tell (1961)
#9 The Unwelcome Houseguest (1961)
#10 The Meershatz Pipe (1961)
#11 Forty-Four Tickets (1961)
#12 Empress Carlotta’s Necklace (1961)
#13 Sally Is a Girl (1961)
#14 Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? (1961)
#15 Where Did I Come From? (1962)
#16 The Curious Thing About Women (1962)
#17 Punch Thy Neighbor (1962)
#18 Who Owes Who What? (1962)
#19 The Talented Neighborhood (1962)
#20 A Word a Day (1962)
#21 The Boarder Incident (1962)
#22 Father of the Week (1962)
#23 The Twizzle (1962)
#24 One Angry Man (1962)
#25 Where You Been, Fassbinder? (1962)
#26 I Am My Brother’s Keeper (1962)
#27 The Sleeping Brother (1962)
#28 The Bad Old Days (1962)
#29 Sol and the Sponsor (1962)
#30 The Return of Happy Spangler (1962)
#31 Never Name a Duck (1962)
#32 The Two Faces of Rob (1962)
#33 The Attempted Marriage (1962)
#34 Bank Book 6565696 (1962)
#35 Hustling the Hustler (1962)
#36 My Husband Is Not a Drunk (1962)
#37 What’s in a Middle Name? (1962)
#38 Like a Sister (1962)
#39 The Night the Roof Fell In (1962)
#40 The Secret Life of Buddy and Sally (1962)
#41 A Bird in the Head Hurts (1962)
#42 Gesundheit, Darling (1962)
#43 A Man’s Teeth Are Not His Own (1962)
#44 Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra (1962)
#45 The Cat Burglar (1963)
#46 The Foul Weather Girl (1963)
#47 Will You Two Be My Wife? (1963)
#48 Ray Murdock’s X-Ray (1963)
#49 I Was a Teenage Head Writer (1963)
#50 It May Look Like a Walnut (1963)
#51 My Husband Is a Check-Grabber (1963)
#52 Don’t Trip Over That Mountain (1963)
#53 Give Me Your Walls (1963)
#54 The Sam Pomerantz Scandals (1963)
#55 The Square Triangle (1963)
#56 I’m No Henry Walden (1963)
#57 Racy Tracy Rattigan (1963)
#58 Divorce (1963)
#59 It’s a Shame She Married Me (1963)
#60 A Surprise Surprise Is a Surprise (1963)
#61 Jilting the Jilter (1963)
#62 When a Bowling Pin Talks, Listen (1963)
#63 That’s My Boy?? (1963)
#64 The Masterpiece (1963)
#65 Laura’s Little Lie (1963)
#66 Very Old Shoes, Very Old Rice (1963)
#67 All About Eavesdropping (1963)
#68 Too Many Stars (1963)
#69 Who and Where Was Antonio Stradivarius? (1963)
#70 Uncle George (1963)
#71 Big Max Calvada (1963)
#72 The Ballad of the Betty Lou (1963)
#73 Turtles, Ties, and Toreadors (1963)
#74 The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience Falls Deafly on a Bra… (1963)
#75 The Alan Brady Show Presents (1963)
#76 The Third One from the Left (1964)
#77 My Husband Is the Best One (1964)
#78 The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer (1964)
#79 The Life and Love of Joe Coogan (1964)
#80 A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards (1964)
#81 Happy Birthday and Too Many More (1964)
#82 The Brave and the Backache (1964)
#83 The Pen Is Mightier Than the Mouth (1964)
#84 My Part-Time Wife (1964)
#85 Honeymoons Are for the Lucky (1964)
#86 How to Spank a Star (1964)
#87 The Plots Thicken (1964)
#88 Scratch My Car and Die (1964)
#89 The Return of Edwin Carp (1964)
#90 October Eve (1964)
#91 Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail (1964)
#92 My Neighbor’s Husband’s Other Life (1964)
#93 I’d Rather Be Bald Than Have No Head at All (1964)
#94 Teacher’s Petrie (1964)
#95 My Mother Can Beat Up My Father (1964)
#96 The Ghost of A. Chantz (1964)
#97 The Lady and the Baby Sitter (1964)
#98 A Vigilante Ripped My Sports Coat (1964)
#99 The Man from ’Emperor’ (1964)
#100 Romance, Roses and Rye Bread (1964)
#101 4\\u00bd (1964)
#102 The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail (1964)
#103 Three Letters from One Wife (1964)
#104 Pink Pills and Purple Parents (1964)
#105 It Wouldn’t Hurt Them to Give Us a Raise (1964)
#106 The Death of the Party (1964)
#107 My Two Showoffs and Me (1964)
#108 Stretch Petrie vs. Kid Schenk (1964)
#109 Brother, Can You Spare $2500? (1965)
#110 The Impractical Joke (1965)
#111 Stacey Petrie: Part I (1965)
#112 Stacey Petrie: Part II (1965)
#113 Boy #1, Boy #2 (1965)
#114 The Redcoats Are Coming (1965)
#115 The Case of the Pillow (1965)
#116 Young Man with a Shoehorn (1965)
#117 Girls Will Be Boys (1965)
#118 Bupkis (1965)
#119 Your Home Sweet Home Is My Home (1965)
#120 Anthony Stone (1965)
#121 Never Bathe on Saturday (1965)
#122 Show of Hands (1965)
#123 Baby Fat (1965)
#124 One Hundred Terrible Hours (1965)
#125 Br-rooom, Br-rooom (1965)
#126 There’s No Sale Like Wholesale (1965)
#127 Coast to Coast Big Mouth (1965)
#128 A Farewell to Writing (1965)
#129 Uhny Uftz (1965)
#130 The Ugliest Dog in the World (1965)
#131 No Rice at My Wedding (1965)
#132 Draw Me a Pear (1965)
#133 The Great Petrie Fortune (1965)
#134 Odd But True (1965)
#135 Viva Petrie (1965)
#136 Go Tell the Birds and the Bees (1965)
#137 Body and Sol (1965)
#138 See Rob Write, Write Rob Write (1965)
#139 You’re Under Arrest (1965)
#140 Fifty-Two, Forty-Five or Work (1965)
#141 Who Stole My Watch (1966)
#142 I Do Not Choose to Run (1966)
#143 The Making of a Councilman (1966)
#144 The Curse of the Petrie People (1966)
#145 The Bottom of Mel Cooley’s Heart (1966)
#146 Remember the Alimony (1966)
#147 Dear Sally Rogers (1966)
#148 Buddy Sorrell: Man and Boy (1966)
#149 Bad Reception in Albany (1966)
#150 Talk to the Snail (1966)
#151 A Day in the Life of Alan Brady (1966)
#152 Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc. (1966)
#153 The Man from My Uncle (1966)
#154 You Ought to Be in Pictures (1966)
#155 Love Thy Other Neighbor (1966)
#156 Long Night’s Journey Into Day (1966)
#157 The Gunslinger (1966)
#158 The Last Chapter (1966)