The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, to June 1, 1966, with a total of 158 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons. It was produced by Calvada Productions in association with the CBS Television Network and Desilu Studios; the show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, Mary Tyler Moore. It centered on the home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie; the show was produced by Reiner with Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen; the series won 15 Emmy Awards. In 1997, the episodes "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" and "It May Look Like a Walnut" were ranked at 8 and 15 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2002, the series was ranked at 13 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and in 2013, it was ranked at 20 on their list of the 60 Best Series; the two main settings show the work and home life of Rob Petrie, the head writer of a comedy/variety show produced in Manhattan.
Viewers are given an "inside look" at how a television show was produced. Many scenes deal with his co-writers, Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers. Mel Cooley, a balding straight man and recipient of numerous insulting one-liners from Buddy, was the show's producer and the brother-in-law of the show's star, Alan Brady; as Rob and Sally write for a comedy show, the premise provides a built-in forum for them to make jokes. Other scenes focus on the home life of Rob, his wife Laura, son Ritchie, who live in suburban New Rochelle, New York. Seen are their next-door neighbors and best friends, Jerry Helper, a dentist, his wife Millie. Many of the characters in The Dick Van Dyke Show were based on real people, as Carl Reiner created the show based on his time spent as head writer for the Sid Caesar vehicle Your Show of Shows. Carl Reiner himself portrayed the Sid Caesar character. Van Dyke's character was based on Reiner himself; the Dick Van Dyke Show was preceded by a 1960 pilot for a series to be called Head of the Family with a different cast, although the characters were the same, except for the absence of Mel Cooley.
In the pilot, Carl Reiner, who created the show based on his own experiences as a TV writer, played Robbie Petrie. Laura Petrie was played by Barbara Britton, Buddy Sorrell by Morty Gunty, Sally Rogers by Sylvia Miles, Ritchie by Gary Morgan, Alan Sturdy, the Alan Brady character, was played by Jack Wakefield, although his face was never seen, the case with Carl Reiner's Alan Brady for the first three seasons of The Dick Van Dyke Show; the pilot was unsuccessful, which led Reiner to rework the show with Dick Van Dyke playing the central character The pilot was subsequently the basis of the series episode "Father of the Week". At least four episodes were filmed without a live studio audience: "The Bad Old Days," which featured an extended flashback sequence that relied on optical effects that would have been impractical to shoot with a live audience in the studio. Reiner considered moving the production of the series to full color as early as season three, only to drop the idea when he was informed that it would add about $7,000 to the cost of each episode.
On December 11, 2016, two episodes from the series were presented on CBS-TV colorized. Two more colorized episodes aired December 22, 2017, an additional two colorized episodes aired on December 15, 2018."The Last Chapter" was the last episode that aired. Main: Robert Simpson "Rob" Petrie — Rob is the head writer of the comedy writing team for the fictional TV variety show, The Alan Brady Show, working with Sally Rogers and Buddy Sorrell; when not working, Rob enjoys life with his wife Laura Petrie, played by Mary Tyler Moore, his son, Ritchie "Rosebud" Petrie, portrayed by Larry Mathews. Rob and Ritchie live in New Rochelle, New York, their neighbors are Millie Helper and her dentist husband Jerry Helper. Rob is a big fan of old-time radio, cowboy movies, Laurel and Hardy, as well as an excellent mime and fan of pantomime, he incorporates many favorite routines into his comedy writing. He has living parents and Clara Petrie. Rob was born, as was Dick Van Dyke, in Danville, along with younger brother Stacey Petrie, served in the military at Camp Crowder, Missouri as a Special Services Sergeant.
There he met Laura Meehan, a USO dancer. After a number of jobs, he was hired by Alan Brady. Laura Petrie – Laura is Rob's wife; as a 17-year-old dancer in the United Service Organizations, she married Rob. She became a stay-at-home mom. In early Season One episodes, Rob calls her "Laurie" numerous times, as opposed to "Laura", which became his usual name for her. About 60 actresses auditioned for the part. Moore wrote that she skipped the audition. Maurice "Buddy" Sorrell – Buddy is an energetic and at times sarcastic "human joke machine", one of the comedy writers. Amsterdam was recommended for the role by Rose Marie as soon. Buddy is c
The Hotel Wapello is a historic building located in Wapello, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 as Commercial Hotel; the hotel opened in 1906 as the Commercial Hotel. It is a combination of two buildings; the older section is at the end of the building in the middle of the block. It was built as a school in 1853 and served that purpose until 1879. In 1887 the second floor became the law office of F. W. Tatlock, he rented out the first floor. Gus Tiemeyer bought the building in 1901 and operated a livery stable, located on the corner where the newer section of the building stands. Wapello had one good hotel and the Traveling Man's Hotel served that purpose until it was destroyed in a fire in 1905. Wapello architect and contractor H. O. Pease designed the hotel wing. It, like the older school building, is two stories tall; the two buildings are joined with a door into the hallway of the hotel wing. The hotel wing is an L-shaped frame structure covered with a brick veneer and capped with a hip roof.
It had a wraparound porch on the first floor. It was replaced with the present two-story porch in the late 1930s; the inside housed 21 sleeping rooms, a lobby, dining room, pantry, storeroom and sample room. It was subsequently converted into 12 sleeping rooms, each with their own bathroom; the former dining room and kitchen area were converted into an apartment
The 12th Mounted Rifles was formed 17 March 1911. During World War I they formed part of the Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment and saw service during the Battle of Gallipoli, afterwards they were withdrawn to Egypt and were the only New Zealand Mounted troops to serve in France with the New Zealand Division. Battle of Gallipoli Battle of Flers - Courcelette. 15 - 22 Sep 1916. Battle of Morval. 25 - 28 Sep 1916. Battle of Le Transloy. 1 - 18 Oct 1916. Battle of Messines. 7 - 14 Jun 1917. Battle of Polygon Wood. 26 Sep - 3 Oct 1917. Battle of Broodseinde. 4 Oct 1917. Battle of Passchendaele. 12 Oct 1917. Battle of Arras. 28 Mar 1918. Battle of the Ancre. 5 Apr 1918. Battle of Albert. 21 - 23 Aug 1918. Second Battle of Bapaume. 31 Aug - 3 Sep 1918. Battle of Havrincourt. 12 Sep 1918. Battle of the Canal du Nord. 27 Sep - 1 Oct 1918. Battle of Cambrai. 8 - 9 Oct 1918. Pursuit to the Selle. 9 - 12 Oct 1918. Battle of the Selle. 17 - 25 Oct 1918. Battle of the Sambre. 4 Nov 1918, including the Capture of Le Quesnoy. They amalgamated with the 5th Mounted Rifles and the 7th Mounted Rifles to become the 5th New Zealand Mounted Rifles in 1921.
Don MacKay, The Troopers’ Tale: The History of the Otago Mounted Rifles, ISBN 978-0-473-20462-4