The Dick Van Dyke Show (season 3)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 32
Original channel CBS
Original run September 25, 1963 (1963-09-25) – May 13, 1964 (1964-05-13)
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List of The Dick Van Dyke Show episodes

The third season of The Dick Van Dyke Show aired on CBS from September 25, 1963 to May 13, 1964.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
63 1 "That's My Boy??" John Rich Bill Persky and Sam Denoff September 25, 1963 (1963-09-25)
During a night of coffee, Rob tells Mel about the time he thought he brought home the wrong baby from the hospital.
64 2 "The Masterpiece" John Rich Sam Denoff and Bill Persky October 2, 1963 (1963-10-02)
Rob and Laura inadvertently purchase a painting at an auction – then discover another painting underneath it.
65 3 "Laura's Little Lie" John Rich Carl Reiner and Howard Merrill October 9, 1963 (1963-10-09)
Laura is forced to confess to Rob that she lied about her age on their marriage certificate.
66 4 "Very Old Shoes, Very Old Rice" John Rich Carl Reiner October 16, 1963 (1963-10-16)
Rob and Laura must go out of town to make their marriage legal without their friends finding out.
67 5 "All About Eavesdropping" Stanley Cherry Sheldon Keller and Howard Merrill October 23, 1963 (1963-10-23)
Through Richie's toy intercom, Rob and Laura eavesdrop on a private conversation between Jerry and Millie.
68 6 "Too Many Stars" Jerry Paris Sheldon Keller and Howard Merrill October 30, 1963 (1963-10-30)
Rob is forced to once again direct the annual PTA variety show and must choose between Laura and another talented dancer for the lead role.
69 7 "Who and Where Was Antonio Stradivarius?" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner November 6, 1963 (1963-11-06)
Rob gets temporary amnesia from breaking a violin over his head and winds up at a party with complete strangers.
70 8 "Uncle George" Jerry Paris Bill Idelson November 13, 1963 (1963-11-13)
Rob's gregarious uncle George visits, and asks him to help find a wife. He is attracted to Sally.
71 9 "Big Max Calvada" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff November 20, 1963 (1963-11-20)
An infamous mobster asks Rob, Buddy and Sally to write material for his nephew, who aspires to be a comic.
72 10 "The Ballad of the Betty Lou" Howard Morris Martin A. Ragaway November 27, 1963 (1963-11-27)
Against the warning of their wives, Rob and Jerry purchase a boat and go on a sailing trip that ends disastrously.
73 11 "Turtles, Ties and Toreadors" Jerry Paris John Whedon December 4, 1963 (1963-12-04)
Rob hires a maid to give Laura a rest from housework, but this maid doesn't speak a word of English.
74 12 "The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience Falls Deafly on a Brain That Holds Its Ears..." Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff December 11, 1963 (1963-12-11)
Rob thinks he's just seen the suspects of a recent jewelry store holdup and wrestles with his conscience about informing the police.
75 13 "The Alan Brady Show Presents" Jerry Paris Sam Denoff and Bill Persky December 18, 1963 (1963-12-18)
The staff of The Alan Brady Show become the main players of the annual Christmas show.
76 14 "The Third One From the Left" Jerry Paris John Whedon January 1, 1964 (1964-01-01)
A young chorus girl on The Alan Brady Show develops a crush on Rob.
77 15 "My Husband is the Best One" Jerry Paris Martin A. Ragaway January 8, 1964 (1964-01-08)

Laura interferes in an interview between Rob and a magazine reporter regarding The Alan Brady Show, resulting in Rob getting most of the credit.

Note that in 1994, Bud Light aired another commercial that used a footage.
78 16 "The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson January 15, 1964 (1964-01-15)
Rob and Laura become competitive matchmakers for a bachelor who just moved into the neighborhood.
79 17 "The Life and Love of Joe Coogan" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner January 22, 1964 (1964-01-22)
While golfing, Rob meets a man named Joe Coogan – who turns out to be another old boyfriend of Laura's.
80 18 "A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards" Howard Morris Ernest Chambers January 29, 1964 (1964-01-29)
When Sally arrives at the Petrie house, they explain to her how a game of cards with their new neighbors, a former FBI agent and his wife, ended badly.
81 19 "Happy Birthday and Too Many More" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff February 5, 1964 (1964-02-05)
Rob and Laura have a birthday party for Richie in their house instead of an amusement park, and the children proceed to make a mess of things.
82 20 "The Brave and the Backache" Jerry Paris Sheldon Keller and Howard Merrill February 12, 1964 (1964-02-12)
Rob goes to see a psychiatrist to find out if his back pains are psychosomatic.
83 21 "The Pen is Mightier Than the Mouth" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff February 19, 1964 (1964-02-19)
Rob and Buddy find it difficult to work without Sally while she's on The Steve Parsons Show.
84 22 "My Part-Time Wife" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff February 26, 1964 (1964-02-26)
Laura poses herself as the typist on The Alan Brady Show - and drives Rob crazy with her excellent work.
85 23 "Honeymoons Are for the Lucky" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner March 4, 1964 (1964-03-04)
Rob tells Buddy and Sally about the time he and Laura tried to go on their honeymoon when all free-passes were revoked due to a theft in the Army.
86 24 "How to Spank a Star" Jerry Paris Nathaniel Curtis and Bill Idelson March 11, 1964 (1964-03-11)
The latest guest star on The Alan Brady Show, Paula Marshall, makes Rob the producer of the show and the subject of her whims, but Rob figures out a way to make Miss Marshall do the show as intended by the writers.
87 25 "The Plots Thicken" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner, Bill Persky and Sam Denoff March 18, 1964 (1964-03-18)
Rob and Laura are caught in the middle of a feud between their parents over cemetery plots.
88 26 "Scratch My Car and Die" Howard Morris John Whedon March 25, 1964 (1964-03-25)
Laura panics when she gets a big scratch on Rob's new car.
89 27 "The Return of Edwin Carp" Howard Morris Carl Reiner April 1, 1964 (1964-04-01)
Rob decides to do a program honoring great radio comedians, but it proves to be a challenge to get Edwin Carp.
90 28 "October Eve" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff April 8, 1964 (1964-04-08)
Laura admits to Rob that there's a painting of her without any clothes on.
91 29 "Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband's in Jail" Jerry Paris Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall April 15, 1964 (1964-04-15)
Rob explains to Laura how he wound up in jail.
92 30 "My Neighbor's Husband's Other Life" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner, Bill Persky and Sam Denoff April 22, 1964 (1964-04-22)
At a fancy restaurant, Rob and Laura see Jerry with another woman.
93 31 "I'd Rather Be Bald Than Have No Head at All" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff April 29, 1964 (1964-04-29)
Worried that he's going bald, Rob sees a barber who provides an unusual method of preventing baldness.
94 32 "Teacher's Petrie" Jerry Paris Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall May 13, 1964 (1964-05-13)
Laura takes a creative writing class, but her teacher seems to be interested in more than just her creativity.