Pratfall-prone Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) and his plucky wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore), along with wisecracking co-workers Sally (Rose Marie) and Buddy (Morey Amsterdam), captured America's hearts in this TV favorite that ... more »irresistibly combined wit and slapstick. Each Episode Fully Restored for Unsurpassed Quality! Episodes include: Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth, Uhny Uftz, The Ugliest Dog in the World, No Rice at My Wedding, Draw Me a Pear, The Great Petrie Fortune, Odd But True, Viva Petrie, Go Tell the Birds and the Bees, Body and Sol, See Rob Write -- Write, Rob, Write, You're Under Arrest, Fifty-Two Forty-Five or Work, Who Stole My Watch, Bad Reception in Albany, I Do Not Choose to Run, The Making of a Councilman, The Curse of the Petrie People, The Bottom of Mel Cooley's Heart, Remember the Alimony, Dear Sally Rogers, Buddy Sorrell: Man and Boy, Long Night's Journey into Day, Talk to the Snail, A Day in the Life of Alan Brady, Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc., The Man from My Uncle, You Ought to Be in Pictures, Love Thy Other Neighbor, The Last Chapter, The Gunslinger.« less
L. W. Barnes | Alabama, United States | 05/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have included a complete episode list for season five of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Carl Reiner starred in several episodes as the hilariously conceited and egotistical Alan Brady, including the memorable "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" episode. This show is truly wonderful, and I eagerly anticipate the release of season five, even though the series' final episode was quite disappointing. It's still a great show!128-"Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" Laura blurts out a top secret on a national television game show: comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee.
129-"Uhny Uftz" Rob sees a flying saucer and tracks it to its lair: the office above his own.
130-"The Ugliest Dog in the World" Rob and Laura try to find a permanent home for an ugly little mutt from the dog pound.
131-"No Rice at My Wedding" Rob and Laura recall their courtship days, when Rob almost lost Laura to another man.
132-"Draw Me a Pear" Rob and Laura enroll in an art class, and the beautiful female instructor has designs on Rob.
133-"The Great Petrie Fortune" Rob's elderly uncle dies and leaves him an old desk and a riddle that supposedly contains the key to a fortune.
134-"Odd But True" The freckles on Rob's back are shaped like the Liberty Bell.
135-"Viva Petrie" Rob and Laura have an unusual houseguest, a bullfighter named Manuel who installs himself as a handyman. 136-"Go Tell the Birds and the Bees" When Richie spins a few fantastic stories for his friends, his parents wind up in the school psychologist's office.
137-"Body and Sol" Rob recalls the time he defended his title as middleweight champion of the Army camp.
138-"See Rob Write--Write, Rob, Write" Rob and Laura become rivals when each writes a story for children.
139-"You're Under Arrest" Rob goes out to cool off after a quarrel with Laura and winds up in trouble with the law.
140-"Fifty-two Forty-five or Work" Rob recalls the time he was out of work with a new home, no furniture, and a pregnant wife.
141-"Who Stole My Watch?" Rob loses his friends as well as his watch when the friends learn they're all under suspicion.
142-"Bad Reception in Albany" While out of town for a cousin's wedding, Rob has to locate a television set to watch a special show, creating confusingly hilarious results.
143-"I Do Not Choose to Run" Rob can't make up his mind when asked to be a candidate for the city council.
144-"The Making of a Councilman" Rob agrees to run for office but realizes he'd prefer to vote for his brainy opponent.
145-"The Curse of the Petrie People" Rob's parents give a family heirloom of hideous jewelry to Laura, who accidentally drops it in the garbage disposal.
146-"The Bottom of Mel Cooley's Heart" When Mel Cooley takes Rob's advice and stands up to Alan Brady, he is promptly fired.
147-"Remember the Alimony" Rob and Laura recall the time they filled in an application for a $10 divorce.
148-"Dear Sally Rogers" Sally advertises for a husband on a national television show as a gag and is flooded with fan mail.
149-"Buddy Sorrell--Man and Boy" Symptoms and evidence indicate that Buddy is either seeing a psychiatrist or having an affair, when in fact he is merely preparing for his belated Bar Mitzvah.
150-"Long Night's Journey Into Day" Laura spends a harrowing night alone in the house when the rest of the family goes off on a fishing trip.
151-"Talk to the Snail" Believing that comedian Alan Brady plans to cut down his writing staff, Rob applies for a job with a ventriloquist.
152-"A Day in the Life of Alan Brady" The Petries' anniversary party for the Helpers turns into a television documentary for Alan Brady.
153-"Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc." Rob and his writers are in big trouble for adding insults to an Alan Brady script that is accidentally delivered to Alan's office.
154-"The Man From My Uncle" The Petrie home becomes a command post when government agents put a neighbor's home under surveillance.
155-"You Ought to Be in Pictures" Rob is cast opposite a gorgeous Italian actress in a low-budget film and turns out to be the screen's worst lover.
156-"Love Thy Other Neighbor" Rob and Laura are dismayed by Millie Helper's jealousy of their new neighbors.
157-"The Last Chapter" Rob's autobiography conjures up scenes from the past and leads Alan Brady to buy the book for a television series.
158-"The Gunslinger" The Petries and their friends are transported to the Wild West when Rob dreams he is a frontier sheriff.Note: These episode descriptions and more for the other four seasons can be found on www.dickvandykeshow.com."
Dick Van Dyke Show like never before!
The Keeper Of The Celluloid | Film Archive, USA | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If the name of Paul Brownstein isn't familiar to you, by the time you see his amazing restoration work in the entire 5 season Van Dyke Series, you too will come to love this man. He has painstakingly gone back to the ORIGINAL 35mm camera negatives and had each show digitally preserved onto these perfect DVD presentations. CBS never aired them in this way, TV Land doesn't show these films in this way either. It took a true television fan to do the work that needed to be done. In addition, the archival footage obtained is amazing as well. Where others have failed, Mr. Brownstein was able to gain access to rare footage of the cast during rehearsals, at the Emmy Award telecasts of the 1960's, commercials on the set, color footage of Dick and Mary from 1969, a scene cut out and never aired and even was able to get the surviving cast to do selected audio commentaries. These five volumes are the benchmark for any restoration / preservation television show ever presented to the public. It was recently awarded a best DVD presentation for a series (2003)and it deserved to be so honored.
Bravo to everyone involved and especially to Paul Brownstein, the best friend classic T.V. ever had."
DVanD Fan | Orlando, Fl | 04/09/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've bought 5 copies of Season Five and each one has had a problem. I had to return them all. Seasons 1-4 play great but I've had the same problems that others have had with Season Five(image breaks apart, DVD stops etc.) and it's really frustrating. I don't blame Amazon. I have a really high end DVD player too so I don't blame Sony either. I wish Image would fix the problem, I'd like to own a copy Season Five of the Dick Van Dyke Show that is the quality of the first four seasons."
Great DVDs of DVD!!
RT | Chicago,IL | 06/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What I won't do is bore you with info you may already know about the show. What I will do is say that this DVD set of all five seasons are very much worth the money. There are SOME nice extras, but the main focus is really the nice restoration and transfer of these wonderful episodes. The extras are ok, but it tends to be more of filler (e.g. The use of scenes from the "Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered" special and then adding the entire special as a feature when many of the scenes were used already to fill up other seasons' sets.) Also, the lazy use of cover photos were disappointing. Photos from the sets of seasons three, four and five are not from their respective season episodes. This annoys me, but it's hardly an issue for the most part. If you are a big fan of this classic show, hurry and get all five of these DVD season sets. You truly won't be disappointed!!"
D. Nakao | 03/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the few TV series that ended with a bang. Didn't figure out why this series lasted only five years until I read the insert that came with the DVD; that only increased my appreciation of this great series.
Rest In Peace, Morey Amsterdam and Richard Deacon....."