The Dick Van Dyke Show

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Publicity photo of Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, The Dick Van Dyke Show.

The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American situation comedy television series. It premiered on CBS on October 3, 1961.[1] The series lasted for 158 half-hour episodes. The show came to an end on June 1, 1966 and is no longer airing. that same year, CBS began broadcasting in color. The show was created and produced by Carl Reiner. The executive producer was Sheldon Leonard. The show starred Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam. It was about a fictional television comedy writer, Rob Petrie (Van Dyke). The series won 15 Emmy Awards. In 1997, the episodes "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" and "It May Look Like a Walnut" were ranked at 8 and 15 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.[2] In 2002, it was ranked at 13 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.[3]

In 1991, Nick at Nite began airing reruns, and continued airing until 2000, when it was removed from the lineup. It also aired on TV Land from 2000 to 2007, and again from 2011 to 2013.

In 1993, Bud Light launched its Rob and Laura campaign, and continued until 1998.[4] The 30-second black and white spots feature a clip from an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show. The spot closes with the narrator saying "For the great taste that won't fill you up and never lets you down, Make it a Bud Light".

References[change | change source]

  1. Ginny Weissman, The Dick Van Dyke Show: Anatomy Of A Classic (New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2014), p. xi
  2. "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.
  3. "TV Guide Names Top 50 Shows". CBS News. April 26, 2002. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/04/26/entertainment/main507388.shtml. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
  4. "Bud Light NJ". The Cabin. Retrieved 1 September 2016.