The Dick Van Dyke Show (season 4)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show (season 4)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 32
Original channel CBS
Original run September 23, 1964 (1964-09-23) – May 26, 1965 (1965-05-26)
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List of The Dick Van Dyke Show episodes

The fourth season of The Dick Van Dyke Show aired on CBS from September 24, 1964 to May 26, 1965.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
95 1 "My Mother Can Beat Up My Father" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff September 23, 1964 (1964-09-23)
Rob tells a nurse how he wound up in the hospital: it's Laura's fault for being superior in the art of self-defense.
96 2 "The Ghost of A. Chantz" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff September 30, 1964 (1964-09-30)
Rob, Laura, Buddy and Sally spend the night in a seemingly haunted cabin.
97 3 "The Lady and the Babysitter" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff October 7, 1964 (1964-10-07)
Richie's babysitter is in love with Laura.
98 4 "A Vigilante Ripped My Sports Coat" Peter Baldwin Carl Reiner October 14, 1964 (1964-10-14)
A disagreement over a neighbor's crabgrass threatens to end the friendship between the Petries and the Helpers, especially when Jerry rips Rob's sports coat.
99 5 "The Man from Emperor" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner, Bill Persky and Sam Denoff October 21, 1964 (1964-10-21)
Rob is offered a job at a gentlemen's magazine.
100 6 "Romance, Roses and Rye Bread" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson October 28, 1964 (1964-10-28)
Sally's secret admirer is a deli owner.
101 7 "4 1/2" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson November 4, 1964 (1964-11-04)
Rob tells his co-workers about the day he and Laura met prisoner Lyle Delp.
102 8 "The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff November 11, 1964 (1964-11-11)
The Alan Brady Show crew come to prison to put on a show for Lyle Delp and his fellow inmates, but Rob gets mistaken for a real prisoner and is thrown in the slammer.
103 9 "Three Letters from One Wife" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff November 18, 1964 (1964-11-18)
Rob gets Alan Brady to host a television documentary about comedy and Millie writes fourteen letters to Alan praising the program, but everything goes awry.
104 10 "Pink Pills and Purple Parents" Al Rafkin Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall November 25, 1964 (1964-11-25)
Rob tells Buddy and Sally about the time Laura took pills prescribed for Millie before meeting Rob's parents -- and went through bizarre side effects.
105 11 "It Wouldn't Hurt Them to Give Us a Raise" Peter Baldwin Jay Burton and Ernest Chambers December 2, 1964 (1964-12-02)
Rob tries to get a raise for himself and his fellow writers, but has a lot to learn about negotiating.
106 12 "The Death of the Party" Al Rafkin Bill Persky and Sam Denoff December 9, 1964 (1964-12-09)
Rob catches a cold from golfing in damp weather just before a dinner party with Laura's relatives.
107 13 "My Two Show-Offs and Me" Jerry Paris Sheldon Keller and Howard Merrill December 16, 1964 (1964-12-16)
Rob, Buddy and Sally let their egos get the best of them when Mel tells them a reporter from a magazine will be sitting in on a writing session for The Alan Brady Show.
108 14 "Stretch Petrie vs. Kid Schenk" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson December 30, 1964 (1964-12-30)
A so-called big shot from Rob's and Laura's past is aiming to get a job at the advertising agency that does commercials for The Alan Brady Show.
109 15 "Brother, Can You Spare $2500?" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson January 6, 1965 (1965-01-06)
Rob loses the script needed for that night's The Alan Brady Show, but it's found by a bum who's holding it for ransom.
110 16 "The Impractical Joke" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff January 13, 1965 (1965-01-13)
Buddy grows paranoid expecting Rob to get even with him for pulling a practical joke.
111 17 "Stacey Petrie - Part I" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner January 20, 1965 (1965-01-20)
Rob's brother Stacey returns with big news: he's getting married.
112 18 "Stacey Petrie - Part II" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner, Bill Persky and Sam Denoff January 27, 1965 (1965-01-27)
Stacey tries to make a good first impression on his fiancée while Rob and Laura help keep his nightclub in business.
113 19 "Boy #1, Boy #2" Jerry Paris Martin A. Ragaway February 3, 1965 (1965-02-03)
Laura and Millie become stage mothers when Richie and Freddie are both cast in a TV commercial.
114 20 "The Redcoats Are Coming" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff February 10, 1965 (1965-02-10)
The Petries must shelter the Redcoats, the popular British rock duo, from their rabid fans.
115 21 "The Case of the Pillow" Howard Morris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff February 17, 1965 (1965-02-17)
Rob takes on a crooked pillow salesman in court.
116 22 "Young Man with a Shoehorn" Jerry Paris Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall February 24, 1965 (1965-02-24)
Rob invests his bonus paycheck in Buddy's uncle's discount shoe store.
117 23 "Girls Will Be Boys" Jerry Paris Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall March 3, 1965 (1965-03-03)
Richie says a girl's been beating him up in school.
118 24 "Bupkis" Lee Philips Bill Persky and Sam Denoff March 10, 1965 (1965-03-10)
Rob realizes he has no credit for a song he co-wrote years ago.
119 25 "Your Home Sweet Home Is My Home" Lee Philips Howard Ostroff and Joan Darling March 17, 1965 (1965-03-17)
Rob explains a check for "friendship" money to his new tax collector -- it has to do with a new house Rob and Laura needed when Richie was on the way.
120 26 "Anthony Stone" Jerry Paris Joseph C. Cavella March 24, 1965 (1965-03-24)
Rob and Buddy discover a secret about Sally's boyfriend Anthony Stone that'll break her heart.
121 27 "Never Bathe on Saturday" Jerry Paris Carl Reiner March 31, 1965 (1965-03-31)
Rob and Laura explain to Millie why they cut their romantic getaway so short: Laura got stuck in the bathtub.
122 28 "A Show of Hands" Theodore J. Flicker Joseph C. Cavella April 14, 1965 (1965-04-14)
Rob and Laura accidentally dye their hands just before they're about to attend a race-relations banquet.
123 29 "Baby Fat" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson April 21, 1965 (1965-04-21)
Alan Brady asks Rob to doctor the play of a noted playwright.
124 30 "One Hundred Terrible Hours" Theodore J. Flicker Bill Persky and Sam Denoff May 5, 1965 (1965-05-05)
Rob and Laura tell a magazine reporter about how Rob came to be the head writer of The Alan Brady Show -- it was after he had stayed up for 100 straight hours for a radio stunt.
125 31 "Br-rooom, Br-rooom" Jerry Paris Dale McRaven and Carl Kleinschmitt May 12, 1965 (1965-05-12)
Rob gets a motorcycle, resulting in an argument with Laura over his clumsiness.
126 32 "There's No Sale Like Wholesale" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson May 26, 1965 (1965-05-26)
Rob gets more than he bargained for when he tries to buy Laura a $500 fur coat at wholesale price. Laura must pretend to be a member of the merchant's close-knit ethnic family, and upon returning home finds the coat is too big.