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Season 5

15 Sep. 1965
Coast to Coast Big Mouth
Laura accidentally spills the beans on a nationally televised talk show that Alan Brady is bald.
22 Sep. 1965
A Farewell to Writing
A friend's success at being a novelist galvanizes Rob into writing his own book - if he can.
29 Sep. 1965
Uhny Uftz
While suffering from exhaustion at the office, Rob sees a flying saucer. Try as he might, nobody believes him.
6 Oct. 1965
The Ugliest Dog in the World
Rob brings the ugliest dog anyone's ever seen to the studio for a dog sketch. No one stops to consider what becomes of the poor pooch once he's no longer needed.
13 Oct. 1965
No Rice at My Wedding
A news article prompts Rob and Laura to recall the extremely handsome Cpl. Clark Rice, who won Laura in an Army raffle and almost derailed Rob and Laura's relationship.
20 Oct. 1965
Draw Me a Pear
Laura regrets hauling Rob into taking art lessons with her after the lady teacher appears to show an above-average interest in him.
27 Oct. 1965
The Great Petrie Fortune
Rob inherits an old roll-top desk from his late great-uncle Hezekiah that contains "wealth" of some sort hinted at in a song.
3 Nov. 1965
Odd But True
When Freddie Helper connects the freckles on Rob's back with his marker, an interesting picture appears, one that others feel Rob should make publicly known.
10 Nov. 1965
Viva Petrie
The Petries wonder if they're being duped when former maid Maria sends her matador boyfriend to work for them. His personality doesn't seem that of the bullfighter he claims to be.
17 Nov. 1965
Go Tell the Birds and the Bees
Ritchie's been giving lectures to the other children at school about human reproduction - fanciful stories that prompt his teacher to summon Rob and Laura to discuss the matter.
24 Nov. 1965
Body and Sol
Rob recalls for Buddy and Sally his Army boxing days when peer pressure at the base put him in the ring with current-day middleweight champ Boom Boom Bailey.
8 Dec. 1965
See Rob Write, Write Rob Write
Rob and Laura clash over which of them is the better writer of a children's story.
15 Dec. 1965
You're Under Arrest
Police question Rob regarding a fracas in a barroom where a woman was injured. Rob finds himself in a jam when his accounting of his whereabouts during the fight doesn't hold water.
29 Dec. 1965
Fifty-Two, Forty-Five or Work
A strong sense of déjà vu strikes Rob, bringing to mind nine summers earlier when, as Alan Brady's new head writer, he, with a mountain of debt and Laura pregnant, unexpectedly faced no income for two months.
5 Jan. 1966
Who Stole My Watch
Laura gives Rob an expensive watch at a birthday party attended by several family friends, but when the watch goes missing shortly after the party, Rob reluctantly concludes that one of his close friends may be a thief.
19 Jan. 1966
I Do Not Choose to Run
New Rochelle politicians approach Rob to be their next city councilman. Flattered, Rob considers it but soon finds his life under their complete management.
26 Jan. 1966
The Making of a Councilman
As election day approaches, Rob finds his political rival extremely knowledgeable, well-prepared and well-suited for the job of councilman. Rob's strengths: a winning smile and physical height.
2 Feb. 1966
The Curse of the Petrie People
Laura accidentally drops a recently bestowed Petrie family heirloom (as ugly as it is priceless) down the garbage disposal and tries to cover up the mishap before anyone notices.
9 Feb. 1966
The Bottom of Mel Cooley's Heart
After Alan's devastating, public tongue-lashing, Rob talks Mel into standing up for himself, which succeeds in getting Mel fired.
16 Feb. 1966
Remember the Alimony
Back when Rob and Laura were newlyweds, they fled to Mexico where mistaken circumstances got them served divorce papers.
23 Feb. 1966
Dear Sally Rogers
For a laugh, Sally advertises for a husband on national television. Among the numerous humorous responses, one serious reply stands out.
2 Mar. 1966
Buddy Sorrell Man and Boy
Buddy's nervous behavior, testiness and evasive lying lead Rob and Sal to think he's seeing a psychiatrist - or worse, cheating on Pickles.
9 Mar. 1966
Bad Reception in Albany
While in an out-of-town wedding party with Laura, troubles plague Rob in trying to watch a TV show for Alan Brady, making his ability at even attending the wedding reception dubious.
23 Mar. 1966
Talk to the Snail
When Rob, Sally and Buddy have to dig through building trash containers for a lost script, Rob finds a network memo to Alan Brady saying he must fire one writer. Rather than be split up, they seek a new gig together.
6 Apr. 1966
A Day in the Life of Alan Brady
A film crew takes over the Petrie house during Mille and Jerry's wedding anniversary party for an Alan Brady documentary that aims to show the megalomaniac's "human" side.
13 Apr. 1966
Obnoxious, Offensive Egomaniac Etc
Horror strikes when the writing staff realizes they've sent Alan their latest script without first inking out their derisive insults against him.
20 Apr. 1966
The Man from My Uncle
Having G-men use their house to stakeout a neighbor brings out the little boy in Rob, who eagerly wants to insinuate himself in the spy game.
27 Apr. 1966
You Ought to Be in Pictures
Rob gets an opportunity to do a featured part in a movie, kissing a stunningly attractive woman - while Laura watches.
4 May 1966
Love Thy Other Neighbor
A new neighbor turns out to be Laura's old school chum whose friendship predates Millie's friendship and leaves Millie feeling left out.
11 May 1966
Long Nights Journey Into Day
For the Petrie-Helper fishing trip, a cold sidelines Laura. Home alone, every little bump in the night raises fearful eyebrows. Millie's return to keep her company makes things worse.
25 May 1966
The Gunslinger
While anesthetized in Jerry's dentist's chair for a tooth extraction, Rob dreams he's a sheriff in the Old West and has a showdown with Big Bad Brady.
1 Jun. 1966
The Last Chapter
After five years of struggle, Rob finally finishes his first book. As Laura reads it, she discovers its about their life from marriage proposal to a point shortly after Ritchie's birth.

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