Saturday, November 21, 2020


THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW (#37 in 2013) 

One of my all-time favorite shows (and themes), it was always a contest to guess “Trip or No Trip” during the opening sequence. 

After the first couple of seasons, they actually filmed a new opening sequence where Rob Petrie sidesteps that damn ottoman … but then trips on the carpet a shuffle or two later. (I LOVED it!!!) 

And then, they filmed an alternate to THAT new opening … so you never really knew for sure just WHAT you were going to get! (Witness all three openings below) 

One of the best written, directed and acted comedy series ever, it has hardly aged at all … and I find myself STILL laughing at the same jokes some 40 or 50 viewings later! 

The Dick Van Dyke theme is up four places this time around, climbing from #37 to #33.