Views Read View source View history. The "Perfectly-Placed Hat On The Bedboard" scene is always worthy of a big laugh, no matter how many times you've seen it. Rob makes the mistake of trying to help the old-time radio comedy writer who gave him his first break. Van Dyke was a heavy smoker for most of his adult life. Very good sound quality here. Picture quality is pretty good. That was the episode which solidified the comedic acting talents of Mary Tyler Moore in the eyes of Carl Reiner and everybody else who worked on the show.
There are many, many good-as-gold episodes to be found in the cast's swan-song season.
That was the episode which solidified the comedic acting talents of Mary Tyler Moore in the eyes of Carl Reiner and everybody else who worked on the show. The Dick Van Dyke Show was preceded by a pilot for a series to be called Head of the Family with a different cast, although the characters were essentially the same, except for the absence of Mel Cooley. OK, here's some for you: No fancy, slow-to-get-there, animated transitions from one menu to another. The series ran from to with son Barry Van Dyke co-starring in the role of Dr. Retrieved September 29, Watch for character actor Ken Lynch in a highly-unusual role for him -- incredibly, he's NOT playing a policeman.