[VIDEO] The Dick Van Dyke Show: ‘You Wonderful You’, Mary Tyler Moore

Oh How We Met on that Night We Danced- Rob cons his way into dancing with Laura so he could meet her and talk to her. Things don’t go exactly as planned. The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered on the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (Van Dyke). The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show’s theme song was written by Earle Hagen.[1]


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 respectively 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] and in 2013, it was ranked at 20 on their list of the 60 Best Series.

Genre: Sitcom
Created by: Carl Reiner
Written by: Carl Reiner
Frank Tarloff: (as “David Adler”)
John Whedon
Sheldon Keller
Howard Merrill
Martin Ragaway
Bill Persky
Sam Denoff
Garry Marshall
Jerry Belson
Carl Kleinschmitt
Dale McRaven

Directed by:Sheldon Leonard
John Rich
Jerry Paris
Howard Morris
Alan Rafkin
Dick Van Dyke
Mary Tyler Moore
Rose Marie
Morey Amsterdam
Larry Mathews
Theme music composer: Earle Hagen
Composer(s): Earle Hagen

Country of origin: United States
No. of seasons: 5
No. of episodes: 158 + 1 reunion special

Executive producer(s) Sheldon Leonard, in association with Danny Thomas, Sam Denoff (1965)
Running time: 22–24 minutes
Production company(s): Calvada Productions

Original network: CBS
Picture format: Black-and-white
Audio format: Monaural
Original release: October 3, 1961 – June 1, 1966

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