The Dick Van Dyke Show (season 5)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show (season 5)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 32
Original channel CBS
Original run September 15, 1965 (1965-09-15) – June 1, 1966 (1966-06-01)
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List of The Dick Van Dyke Show episodes

The fifth and final season of The Dick Van Dyke Show aired on CBS from September 15, 1965 to June 1, 1966.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
127 1 "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff September 15, 1965 (1965-09-15)
Laura accidentally reveals on television that Alan Brady is bald.
128 2 "A Farewell to Writing" Jerry Paris Fred Freeman and Lawrence J. Cohen September 22, 1965 (1965-09-22)
Rob tries to write a book in a cabin availed to him by a friend who just finished writing his own book.
129 3 "Uhny Uftz" Jerry Paris Carl Kleinschmitt and Dale McRaven September 29, 1965 (1965-09-29)
During a late-night writing session for The Alan Brady Show, Rob thinks he sees a UFO.
130 4 "The Ugliest Dog in the World" Lee Philips Bill Persky and Sam Denoff October 6, 1965 (1965-10-06)
Rob tries to find a home for a hideous dog that was supposed to appear on The Alan Brady Show before a slight change of plans.
131 5 "No Rice at My Wedding" Lee Philips Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall October 13, 1965 (1965-10-13)
When Laura reads about Clark Rice in the paper, she and Rob remember when Rob almost lost Laura to him.
132 6 "Draw Me a Pear" Jerry Paris Art Baer and Ben Joelson October 20, 1965 (1965-10-20)
Rob attends evening art class with Laura, but the teacher seems to be interested in more that just Rob's talent.
133 7 "The Great Petrie Fortune" Jerry Paris Ernest Chambers and Jay Burton October 27, 1965 (1965-10-27)
Rob's uncle leaves him a desk that may contain a treasure.
134 8 "Odd But True" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson November 3, 1965 (1965-11-03)
The freckles on Rob's back appear to form the Liberty Bell, so Millie suggests that he submit it for a column that discusses strange things.
135 9 "Viva Petrie" Jerry Paris John Whedon November 10, 1965 (1965-11-10)
The Petries' former maid asks them to find a job for her matador boyfriend.
136 10 "Go Tell the Birds and the Bees" Jerry Paris Rick Mittleman November 17, 1965 (1965-11-17)
Richie has been giving his classmates lectures on the facts of life in school.
137 11 "Body and Sol" Jerry Paris Carl Kleinschmitt and Dale McRaven November 24, 1965 (1965-11-24)
Rob remembers when he was a boxer in the Army.
138 12 "See Rob Write - Write, Rob, Write" Jerry Paris Lawrence J. Cohen and Fred Freeman December 8, 1965 (1965-12-08)
Rob and Laura each write a children's book with the same illustrations.
139 13 "You're Under Arrest" Jerry Paris Joseph C. Cavella December 15, 1965 (1965-12-15)
Rob is arrested for hitting a woman in a bar.
140 14 "Fifty-Two, Forty-Five or Work" Jerry Paris Rick Mittleman December 29, 1965 (1965-12-29)

When the writers of The Alan Brady Show get the summer off, Rob remembers when the same thing happened years ago and was in financial woe.

This was the last episode to feature Mary Tyler Moore's old bouffant hairstyle, it was used since Season 1.
141 15 "Who Stole My Watch?" Jerry Paris Joseph Bonaduce January 5, 1966 (1966-01-05)

Rob accuses his friends of stealing his new watch.

Starting with this episode, Mary Tyler Moore's ears are added to the hair.
142 16 "I Do Not Choose to Run" Jerry Paris Dale McRaven and Carl Kleinschmitt January 19, 1966 (1966-01-19)
Rob is asked to run for city councilman when speaks out against the development of a new shopping center in a park.
143 17 "The Making of a Councilman" Jerry Paris Carl Kleinschmitt and Dale McRaven January 26, 1966 (1966-01-26)
While running for city councilman of New Rochelle, Rob realizes his opponent is much more knowledgable about local issues than he is.
144 18 "The Curse of the Petrie People" Jerry Paris Dale McRaven and Carl Kleinschmitt February 2, 1966 (1966-02-02)
Rob's parents give Laura a Petrie family heirloom, a brooch that she accidentally drops in the garbage disposal.
145 19 "The Bottom of Mel Cooley's Heart" Jerry Paris John Whedon February 9, 1966 (1966-02-09)
Rob encourages Mel Cooley to stand up to Alan Brady after the TV star yells at the producer for a tiny mistake - and Mel is promptly fired.
146 20 "Remember the Alimony" Jerry Paris Dale McRaven and Carl Kleinschmitt February 16, 1966 (1966-02-16)
When Richie brings up a document during a visit from Buddy and Sally, Rob and Laura explain to them that it's divorce papers they made out on their trip to Mexico three months into their marriage.
147 21 "Dear Sally Rogers" Richard Erdman Ronald Axe February 23, 1966 (1966-02-23)
Sally goes on The Stevie Parsons Show to make a gag request for a husband that results in hundreds in letters.
148 22 "Buddy Sorrell, Man and Boy" Richard Erdman Ben Joelson and Art Baer March 2, 1966 (1966-03-02)
Rob and Sally wonder if Buddy is seeing a psychiatrist or having an affair.
149 23 "Bad Reception in Albany" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson March 9, 1966 (1966-03-09)

Rob tries to find a television to watch a fashion show for Alan Brady, while a hotel filled with lodge revelers in Albany where Laura's cousin is getting married.

Note that in 1997, Bud Light used a footage in a TV commercial.
150 24 "Talk to the Snail" Jerry Paris Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall March 16, 1966 (1966-03-16)
While looking for a script in the garbage, the writers of The Alan Brady Show find a memo for Alan Brady suggesting that he let one of them go for budgetary reasons, so they quit, and Rob finds a new job with a ventriloquist whose star puppet is a talking snail.
151 25 "A Day in the Life of Alan Brady" Jerry Paris Joseph Bonaduce April 6, 1966 (1966-04-06)
A film crew is making a documentary about the life of Alan Brady and Alan wants to stage any event with Rob just to make himself look good, including an anniversary party for the Helpers at the Petrie house.
152 26 "Obnoxious, Offensive, Egomaniac, Etc." Jerry Paris Carl Kleinschmitt and Dale McRaven April 13, 1966 (1966-04-13)
The writers of The Alan Brady Show try to retrieve a script from Alan Brady because they forgot to ink out all the insults they made about his demanding behavior.
153 27 "The Man from My Uncle" Jerry Paris Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson April 20, 1966 (1966-04-20)
An FBI agent uses the Petrie house as a stakeout to keep an eye on one of their neighbors.
154 28 "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Jerry Paris Jack Winter April 27, 1966 (1966-04-27)
An old Army buddy of Rob's casts him in the lead of his latest movie.
155 29 "Love Thy Other Neighbor" Jerry Paris Dale McRaven and Carl Kleinschmitt May 4, 1966 (1966-05-04)
The Helpers are jealous of the Petries' new neighbors the Staggs.
156 30 "Long Night's Journey Into Day" Jerry Paris Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall May 11, 1966 (1966-05-11)

Laura tries to spend the night alone while her family is on a fishing trip

Note that in 1995 and 1997, Bud Light used that commercial where Laura talks to a bird.
157 31 "The Gunslinger" Jerry Paris Bill Persky and Sam Denoff May 25, 1966 (1966-05-25)

While Rob is under anesthesia during an appointment with Jerry, he dreams of being in a western setting with his family and friends where he goes up against Big Bad Brady.

Note that in 1997, Bud Light aired its last TV commercial where they used a footage, The Rob and Laura campaign for Bud Light which ran from 1994 to 1997.
158 32 "The Last Chapter" Jerry Paris and John Rich Carl Reiner, Bill Persky and Sam Denoff June 1, 1966 (1966-06-01)
Rob finally finishes the manuscript for his book and as Laura reads it, flashbacks to events in the Petries' lives are shown.