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Episode 188 – The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Night the Roof Fell In

After they each have a hard day, Rob and Laura have a fight, and everyone seems to have a different perspective on it – even the fish! 1962.

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2 Responses to “Episode 188 – The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Night the Roof Fell In”

  1. BF Goodwill Says:

    Very nice job of capturing and conveying Rob’s quite acrobatic physical humor – not an easy thing to do with so few narrative strokes. One question: why did Laura warn Rob not to go into the other room with bare feet when he was obviously wearing shoes? Was Laura barefoot? Also, a small point, and I might have missed it, but were the fish animated or real?

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks for the kind words! In the scene, Laura was flustered and upset (something Mary Tyler Moore has always conveyed in her voice well) and warned about bare feet as a reflex probably because she’d been worried about Richie going back into the bathroom. As for the fish, they were real – if they had been animated, I would have said so because that would’ve crossed a line of surrealism even farther than what they were already doing.

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