Dick Van Dyke Show


Weekend Viewing: How To Steal From THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW

I mentioned in an earlier post that The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of the shows that frequently has plots “borrowed” by later shows. (Another is The Andy Griffith Show, which inspired everything from the Seinfeld “sentenced to be a butler” show-within-a-show to the Simpsons episode where Homer makes a friend that nobody else ever sees.) Because Dick Van Dyke wasn’t rerun much where I lived, I would sometimes see these borrowed plots and only later find out that they came from an old black-and-white series.