Tuesday, October 3, 1961: 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'

The situation comedy premieres on CBS. The show features Van Dyke's work life as well as his home life: he plays a writer for a TV comedy show. The memorable opening of Van Dyke tripping over an ottoman as he arrives home did not appear until the show's second season.

* Overview (from Museum of Broadcast Communications): @
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* "The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book" (book by Vince Waldron): @
* dick-van-dyke-show.blogspot.com: @
* Watch episodes (from www.hulu.com): @

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