Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4

Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 4

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All 30 episodes from the fourth season of the classic situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show are collected on this disc. Each episode is presented in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include a handful of commentariesSee more details below

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Overview

All 30 episodes from the fourth season of the classic situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show are collected on this disc. Each episode is presented in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include a handful of commentaries recorded by star Dick Van Dyke and series creator Carl Reiner, interviews with the cast and crew, biographies, and television promotional spots. This is a solid release that will greatly satisfy fans of the series.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
While steering clear of topical humor that would have dated these episodes, Season 4 of the The Dick Van Dyke Show is something of a '60s time capsule. Episodes deal with civil rights ("A Show of Hands," in which Rob and Laura accidentally dye their hands black), the British Invasion ("The Redcoats Are Coming," featuring the Fab Two, Chad and Jeremy), the Playboy philosophy ("The Man from Emperor"), and the then-popular "Candid Camera" ("The Ghost of A Chantz"). Flashback episodes, always a highlight, recall an unwittingly doped-up Laura's disastrous introduction to Rob's parents ("Pink Pills and Purple Parents"), Rob's own disastrous meeting with Alan Brady ("100 Terrible Hours"), and the Petries and their neighbors, the Helpers, vying for the same house ("Your Home Sweet Home Is My Sweet Home"). The romantic travails of lovelorn writer Sally Rogers provide pathos in "Romance, Roses, and Rye Bread." Jerry Van Dyke makes a welcome return as Rob's awkward brother Stacy in the farcical two-parter “4 1/2,” while guest star Don Rickles steals his scenes as a thief trapped in an elevator with Rob and a very pregnant Laura. Richie's mom has got it going on in "The Lady and the Babysitter," in which the Petries' teenage babysitter develops a crush on Laura. The Emmy-nominated benchmark episode, "Never Bathe on Saturday," distills this series' singular blend of slapstick, sophistication, and sex appeal, as Rob and Laura -- TV's most glamorous couple -- are forced to postpone their second honeymoon after Laura (provocatively off-camera) gets her toe caught in the hotel bathtub. As this penultimate season demonstrates, The Dick Van Dyke Show, with its singular cast and smart writing, is more than just a classic TV show. It was charmed. And like the show itself, these DVD sets just keep getting better, with some rare and wonderful archival gems, such as Van Dyke singing the actual words to the show's trippy theme song at the Hollywood Bowl, and the entire 1994 CBS special, The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
UPC:
0014381156027
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
13:20:00
Sales rank:
46,808

Special Features

Audio commentaries featuring Carl Reiner & Dick Van Dyke and Garry Marshall for selected episodes; Clip from TV Land's The Alan Brady Show; The full-length CBS special The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered; Dr. Mark Sloan meets Rob Petrie in an episode of Diagnosis Murder; Dick Van Dyke sings the theme song in an appearance at the Hollywood Bowl; DVD exclusive awards telecast clip: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season One wins Best Overall DVD, TV Program; Exclusive and never-before-seen rehearsal photos taken by Roddy McDowall; Interviews with cast and producers; Emmy Award telecast clips featuring the cast; Original network promotional spots; Photo galleries for selected episodes

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Hospital Confidential [1:46]
3. The Adorable Amazon [13:54]
4. All the Right Moves [7:58]
5. Tag Scene [:41]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. No Room at the Inn [4:11]
3. A Logical Explanation [12:24]
4. One by One [5:43]
5. Tag Scene [1:21]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Head Over Heels [3:12]
3. A Dead Arm and a Soggy Sleeve [9:47]
4. Strictly Personal [9:53]
5. Tag Scene [1:03]
6. End Credits [:45]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Collecting for Charity [3:23]
3. The Crab Grass Controversy [11:13]
4. Clearing the Air [8:56]
5. Tag Scene [:47]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:21]
2. The King of Self-Indulgence [4:18]
3. Domestic Tranquility [6:51]
4. Another Man's Shoes [12:35]
5. Tag Scene [:36]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. A Red Rose on Rye [1:47]
3. Waiting for an Armadillo [10:48]
4. Sure-Footed Sally [10:22]
5. Tag Scene [1:28]
6. End Credits [:44]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Entertaining the Crooks [2:24]
3. Elevator Holdup [7:26]
4. Nowhere to Run [13:59]
5. Tag Scene [:15]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:19]
2. The Warden's Warning [4:43]
3. Mistaken Identity [8:50]
4. What About Rob? [9:53]
5. Tag Scene [:57]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:19]
2. Project Greatness [3:59]
3. Millie's Idea [5:49]
4. 14 Fans [13:32]
5. Tag Scene [1:05]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:19]
2. Neil Schenk [3:06]
3. The Favor [9:25]
4. The Meeting [10:30]
5. Tag Scene [1:10]
6. End Credits [:45]
1. Opening Titles [:19]
2. On Strike [2:37]
3. Accounting 101 [8:58]
4. The Walkout [11:36]
5. Tag Scene [1:12]
6. End Credits [:45]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Sally's Headache [1:39]
3. Meet the In-Laws [12:25]
4. One Happy Hostess [8:45]
5. Tag Scene [1:24]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Opening Titles [:19]
2. Golf vs. Party [4:48]
3. Sick or Tired [11:44]
4. Dying for Charades [6:15]
5. Tag Scene [1:41]
6. End Credits [:44]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. Opening Titles [:21]
2. Crank Calls [2:02]
3. The Great Unknown [11:48]
4. Mr. Handlebuck [9:34]
5. Tag Scene [1:00]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:21]
2. All Work and No Script [4:04]
3. Lost and Found [10:55]
4. Making the Drop [7:46]
5. Tag Scene [1:36]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:21]
2. An Unexpected Guest [2:33]
3. Dear Julie [9:04]
4. The Practice Date [12:23]
5. Tune in Next Week [:21]
6. End Credits [:45]
1. Opening Titles [:21]
2. Sincerely, James Garner [2:29]
3. Behind the Paper Curtain [7:57]
4. The Guy in the Gutter [12:28]
5. Tag Scene [:51]
6. End Credits [:46]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Redcoatmania [5:15]
3. Operation Paul Revere [9:48]
4. Fred and Ernie Slept Here [7:01]
5. Tag Scene [1:53]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Opening Titles [:21]
2. Rob's Big Mouth [5:38]
3. Equal Parts [6:09]
4. Stage Moms [10:39]
5. Tag Scene [1:35]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:21]
2. Petrie vs. Wiley [2:27]
3. Exhibits A, B, C & D [12:13]
4. Cheap, Chopped Chicken Feathers [8:16]
5. Tag Scene [1:17]
6. End Credits [:44]
Side #4 -- Disc 4
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Extra Cash [2:17]
3. Uncle Lou's Shoe Store [8:19]
4. The Art of Selling [12:53]
5. Tag Scene [:46]
6. End Credits [:45]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. A Battered Richie [1:44]
3. Cute Little Priscilla [10:32]
4. Permission to Hit Back [9:30]
5. Tag Scene [1:36]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. A Cute Tune [3:35]
3. Rob's Rights [11:16]
4. Another Victim [8:53]
5. Tag Scene [:37]
6. End Credits [:45]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Friendship Money [2:31]
3. A Rock and a Dream Home [12:19]
4. The Helper's New House [8:05]
5. Tag Scene [1:32]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. To Sally, Aloha! [2:16]
3. Mysterious Tony [9:52]
4. Mortician and Married [11:07]
5. Tag Scene [1:02]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. A Change of Plans [1:29]
3. Stuck in a Tub [14:02]
4. Rob to the Rescue [7:01]
5. Tag Scene [1:28]
6. End Credits [:45]
Side #5 -- Disc 5
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Q&A [1:25]
3. Stay-Awake-Athon [8:32]
4. Sleepwalker [13:12]
5. Tag Scene [1:09]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Alan Brady's Favor [5:31]
3. Quite a Handful [5:47]
4. The C.I.U. Award [11:08]
5. Tag Scene [1:36]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. Saving Alan Brady [1:55]
3. Punching Up Years [11:35]
4. Vito the Tailor [9:44]
5. Tag Scene [:53]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Opening Titles [:19]
2. A Free Man [2:16]
3. Robby Baby [12:49]
4. Leader of the Pack [8:35]
5. Tag Scene [:42]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Opening [:20]
2. A No Holiday in Particular Holiday [3:27]
3. A Friend of a Friend [5:26]
4. One Size Fits All [14:05]
5. Tag Scene [1:05]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Opening Titles [:20]
2. "The Day of the Sky" [2:32]
3. The Restless Writer [8:33]
4. Cabin Fever [12:19]
5. Tag Scene [:59]
6. End Credits [:49]

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