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Followed by 

The Alan Brady Show (2003) (TV Movie)

Remake of 


The Alan Brady Show (2003) (TV Movie)
The show-within-a-show on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is now an animated TV series called "The Alan Brady Show", both starring Carl Reiner as Alan Brady.


The Comedy Spot: Head of the Family (1960) (TV Episode)
Characters based on Head of the Family

Referenced in 

I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 1 January 1962 (1962) (TV Episode)
Garry Moore and Dick Van Dyke discuss the show.
Password: Dick Van Dyke vs. Betsy Palmer (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Dick Van Dyke's introduction
I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 23 April 1962 (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned moderator Garry Moore, during his introduction of guest panelist Morey Amsterdam.
I've Got a Secret: Dick Van Dyke (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by host Garry Moore.
Password: Danny Thomas vs. Marjorie Lord (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Thomas
I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 20 May 1963 (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by moderator Garry Moore during his introduction of guest Morey Amsterdam.
The Danny Thomas Show: The Woman Behind the Jokes (1963) (TV Episode)
Buddy Sorrell makes a crossover appearance.
The Linkletter Show: Lucille Ball (1965) (TV Episode)
Lucy says it is one of her favorite television shows.
Green Acres: The Ballad of Molly Turgiss (1966) (TV Episode)
Fred Ziffel hopes to get home in time to watch this show
Teenage Twins (1976)
The professor is named Robert Petrie.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Hollywood Bingo
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Dick Van Patten/Gil Fates (1978) (TV Episode)
Dick Van Patten recalls that Jerry Paris was in the series
Saturday Night Live: Howard Hesseman/Randy Newman (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Howard Hesseman
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Raquel Welch/Carl Reiner (1980) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Carl Reiner as he and Johnny discuss classic comedy series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Newhart/Erin Gray/Richard Stoltzman (1984) (TV Episode)
Bob Newhart recalls that the series won the Emmy for Best Comedy after its cancellation
Night Patrol (1984)
The robber asks two lesbians if they watch the Dick Van Dyke show.
Saturday Night Live: Eddie Murphy/Robert Plant & The Honeydrippers (1984) (TV Episode)
Morey Amsterdam is mentioned as a sandwich by Gumby
Saturday Night Live: Harry Dean Stanton/The Replacements (1986) (TV Episode)
Opening theme from The Dick van Dyke Show opens Weekend Update
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Newhart/Saundra Santiago/Teresa Ganzel (1986) (TV Episode)
Bob Newhart recalls that the series won Emmys after its cancellation
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: The Graduate (1986) (TV Episode)
Garry says the boss of the network that's airing his show looks like milksop Mel Cooley, a character on the show played by actor Richard Deacon.
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: No Baby, No Show (1987) (TV Episode)
Garry mentions that the birth of Ritchie Petrie was portrayed on the show.
Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/Cher (1987) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Dennis Miller on Weekend Update.
Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
Title chanted by one of the Airwave worshippers
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Keith Richards (1988) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller mentiones Rob Petrie and Richie on Weekend Update
Thirtysomething: The Mike Van Dyke Show (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Murphy Brown: Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1989) (TV Episode)
still from this show used in opening credits
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Cheese it, it's Alan Brady."
Never Leave Nevada (1990)
The series is mentioned.
Of Moose and Men: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story (1990) (TV Movie)
The narrator mentions the characters of Rob and Laura Petrie, and their supporting players Buddy and Sally (with a photo shown).
Hi Honey, I'm Home: Fur Flies (1991) (TV Episode)
Trixie Norton mentions Laura and Millie.
Roseanne: Stressed to Kill (1991) (TV Episode)
Roseanne says that TV is the reason her generation learned to smoke, and that "Rob smoked. Laura smoked. Buddy, Sallie, Jerry...Millie smoked."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
As the Martian leader walks into his home, the guys sing the theme from this show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow and Tom hum the theme song.
Hi Honey, I'm Home: Dates from Heck (1992) (TV Episode)
The Neilsens meet up with Sally Rogers, who gives the scoop on her friends.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This is like the 'Dick Van Dyke' episode where Laura got stuck in an elevator."
Frozen Assets (1992)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom hum "The Dick Van Dyke Show" theme music.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
"Rob and Laura are calling"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Forbidden dance of Laura Petrie"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Laura Petrie, no!"
Herman's Head: When Hairy Met Hermy (1993) (TV Episode)
The people in Herman's Head bring in Buddy and Sally (Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie) to write jokes for Herman.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, what's Millie Helper doing here?"
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
in the radio studio, as Wayne hits his knee on the coffee table, he says "Dick Van Dyke Show"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: It's Rob and Laura.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The Battle of the Laura Petries"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: The Laura Petrie line of fashion.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Servo: It's Rob and Laura's bedroom.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "The Young Millie Helper Chronicles."
The Nanny: Take Back Your Mink (1994) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name. There is an inside joke involving actress Ann Guilbert, who plays Yetta and who played Millie Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Fran laments the fact that Millie never got a spin-off show of her own, to which Yetta replies that she heard the actress was difficult to work with.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Hey, 'Dick Van Dyke Show'!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Racket Girls (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Oh, Robbb!"
Unzipped (1995)
Laura Petrie is partially credited for shaping American taste.
The Nanny: A Fine Friendship (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the characters Sally (Rogers) and Buddy (Sorel) by name.
Mad About You: The Alan Brady Show (1995) (TV Episode)
Carl Reiner appears as his "Dick Van Dyke" show character, Alan Brady.
Forget Paris (1995)
Mickey mentions an episode of the show.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Fire: Part 2 (1995) (TV Episode)
Tim refers to the series.
Biography: Mary Tyler Moore: All American-Girl (1995) (1995) (TV Episode)
Scenes are shown.
The X-Files: Pusher (1996) (TV Episode)
Modell mentions Mel Cooley
Diagnosis Murder: FMurder (1996) (TV Episode)
When entering the Kitty Lynn set Dick Van Dyke stumbles over an ottoman, an homage to the Dick Van Dyke entrance.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: (As Mel Cooley) Rob, I'm telling Alan what you're doing.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
"This is a really bad episode"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Horror of Party Beach (1997) (TV Episode)
"I'd rather see Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam do the lambada."
The X-Files: Kitsunegari (1998) (TV Episode)
"It's Mel Cooley" says Modell to Skinner.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Kind of a combination Buddy Sorrell/Bilbo Baggins"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo: Laura Petrie, you are charged with treason.
Paranoia (1998)
Jana's apartment is a recreation of the Petrie's living room.
The Dentist 2 (1998)
When Dr. Feinstone is confronting Jamie, he keeps saying "We're like..." and then naming famous couples, eventually adding that they are like "Rob and Laura" from The Dick Van Dyke Show
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy (1998) (Video)
Mentioned by the waiter in the Gumby segment.
The X-Files: Arcadia (1999) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully go undercover and use the aliases Rob and Laura Petrie - the names of the characters played by Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on this show
The Nanny: Yetta's Letters (1999) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions that Yetta thinks the Sheffields are Rob and Laura Petrie, while she's their neighbor Millie. The in-joke is that Yetta and Millie were played by the same actress Ann Morgan Guilbert
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (1999) (TV Episode)
Ophelia: There's Rose Marie. Servo: And Morey Amsterdam.
Diagnosis Murder: Sleeping Murder (1999) (TV Episode)
Contains several references.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Welcome Back, Duke (2000) (TV Episode)
Duke, played by Dick Van Dyke, conjures an ottoman which Sabrina trips over after entering the house. This is a reference to the title sequence of "The Dick Van Dyke show" (1961) in which Dick Van Dyke trips over an ottoman after entering his house.
Oz: Medium Rare (2001) (TV Episode)
Rob Petrie mentioned
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 518 (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Drew.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 316 (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Drew.
Gilmore Girls: Ballrooms and Biscotti (2003) (TV Episode)
Jackson says that both Ricky Ricardo and Dick Van Dyke didn't know the gender of their children until they were born.
Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes (2004)
Rose Marie is introduced as Sally Rogers from this show
The Wire: All Due Respect (2004) (TV Episode)
Mary Tyler Moore, as the wife of "Rob" (Dick Van Dyke), is mentioned.
Bewitched: The Magic Unveiled (2005) (Video)
This series is mentioned.
Making the Nanny (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by Peter.
American Dad!: Stan of Arabia: Part 1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Laura Petrie appears in Stan's "I Want a Wife" song.
Family Guy: PTV (2005) (TV Episode)
Characters watch this on TV.
Murder 101 (2006) (TV Movie)
The TV Guide magazine that Jonathan Maxwell (Dick Van Dyke) reads in the doctor's office features a cover photo of Rob and Laura Petrie from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961).
Animaniacs Live! (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Sherri Stoner
Searching for Orson (2006)
Frank Marshall mentions it.
TV Land Confidential: Oddballs & Original Characters (2007) (TV Episode)
still picture
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
publicity still shown
Pushing Daisies: The Legend of Merle McQuoddy (2008) (TV Episode)
Emerson wants Ned to "trip over an ottoman and Dick van Dyke [Charles Charles'] ass".
The Simpsons: How the Test Was Won (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening sequence.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Situation Comedy Room"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue in the category "Emmy Winners"
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 2009 (2010) (TV Episode)
Community: Physical Education (2010) (TV Episode)
Abed's impersonation of Jeff
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $3,000 question
The Big Bang Theory: The Spaghetti Catalyst (2010) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned in the end credits "Chuck Lorre Productions, #285" card.
The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
"...feels more like Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show."
Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) (TV Episode)
Brian hums the theme song for Stewie.
Exporting Raymond (2010)
mentioned in opening narration
Made in Romania (2010)
The director mentions Dick Van Dyke.
Brad & Jerrid: Brad and Irving Watch Bewitched (2012) (TV Episode)
"Apparently reality TV is more intriguing to them than The Dick Van Dyke Show."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.61 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Carl Reiner created the show
Jeopardy!: Episode #29.136 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clue in category 1960's Television
In Depth: Ben Shapiro (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro mentions this TV series as being funny without being political
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever: Volume 3, Exploitation Explosion (2014) (TV Episode)
"Like Mel, from The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Bad Movie Beatdown: New Year's Eve (2014) (TV Episode)
Film Brain talks about Garry Marshall's career as a TV and movie director
Archer: Three to Tango (2015) (TV Episode)
Conway Stern calls Archer "Dick Van Head".
Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
Janeane Garofalo mentions the show by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Vin Diesel/Carl Reiner/Kobe Bryant/Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Carl Reiner, and The Roots play the theme song
The Middle: Two of a Kind (2015) (TV Episode)
The line 'Move that ottoman there. He'll trip right over that thing' is a reference to the Dick van Dyke Show
Southside with You (2016)
This television series which Michelle Robinson is a fan of is mentioned.
TruInside: The Jerk (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
500 Questions: Episode #2.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Acclaimed TV Shows" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #32.225 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "You 'Dy'" category
Svengoolie: Duel (2016) (TV Episode)
The Cinema Snob: Christian Mingle: The Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
"I as well have seen the Dick Van Dyke Show."
Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash (2017) (Video)
Rob and Laura Holdout are named after Rob and Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show.
The Ben Shapiro Show: When Politics Becomes Religion (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben says his parents would rent him old episodes of this show at Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee.
Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney/Jack White (2018) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Hollywood Update'.
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap (2018) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced in montage
The Cinema Snob: Go, Johnny, Go! (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Killer Fish (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom hums the theme music.
America First: Potato Trump Can't Stop Losing (2019) (TV Episode)
Nick Fuentes mentions the series.
The Simpsons: D'oh Canada (2019) (TV Episode)
One of the opening sequences the Simpsons go through during the couch gag
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
TV interviewer mentions the show and its stars Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie.

Featured in 

CBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful Nights (1961) (TV Movie)
clips shown
The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #19.1 (1965) (TV Episode)
clip of Dick Van Dyke promoting the show shown
Oh, God! (1977)
TV show airing in Jerry's hotel room.
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
Boris and Natasha (1992) (TV Movie)
Twist (1992)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
The kids watch the show when they get home from school.
The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered (1994) (TV Special)
Friends: The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know (1996) (TV Episode)
Chandler and Joey watch the show on their new tv.
Behind the Laughs (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are in this special
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"The Dick Van Dyke Show" is #13.
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003) (TV Special)
at the begining they sing the theme song
The King of Queens: Bed Spread (2003) (TV Episode)
Doug and Carrie are watching this TV show, as they rest in their separate beds. At the same time, the main characters on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore) are also resting in separate beds.
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
a clip is featured
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
shows it when talking about Danny Thomas
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
They are in the 100 Greatest Moments
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
further developed trope that having products is success
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
Pioneers of Television: Sitcoms (2008) (TV Episode)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.144 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips of Dick Van Dyke on the show are shown
Nostalgia Critic: Simon Sez (2011) (TV Episode)
The outro is played.
America in Primetime: Independent Woman (2011) (TV Episode)
Laura Petrie is an example of the "Independent Woman".
America in Primetime: Man of the House (2011) (TV Episode)
Rob Petrie is an example of the "Man of the House".
Nostalgia Critic: Patch Adams (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage of Laura when discussing how women characters used to be written.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Classic Sitcoms (2012) (TV Episode)
The Dick Van Dyke Show is #3.
Pioneers of Television: Funny Ladies (2013) (TV Episode)
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Video clip of Dick Van Dyke.
Subconscious Password (2013) (Short)
Clips of Dick Van Dyke are used to create the character in Landreth's subconscious
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1960s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Dick Van Dyke Show is #4.
The History of Comedy: The Funnier Sex (2017) (TV Episode)
clips featuring Rose Marie
Conan: Carl Reiner/Lauren Lapkus/Hurray for the Riff Raff (2017) (TV Episode)
Carl Reiner and Conan O'Brien remembered Mary Tyler Moore in a scene from the show.

Spoofed in 

The Mary Tyler Moore Hour: Episode #1.4 (1979) (TV Episode)
Moore and Van Dyke perform two sketches showing how Rob & Laura might have aged
Tiny Toon Adventures: Here's Hamton (1991) (TV Episode)
"The Hamton Show," in which Hamton trips over several pieces of furniture, spoofs "The Dick Van Dyke Show" opening.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Father Knows Less (1991) (TV Episode)
In Mikey's "Honey, I'm Home" sitcom daydream, Parker's dad enters to the "Dick Van Dyke Show" theme music and stops himself from tripping over the family's ottoman.
Boris and Natasha (1992) (TV Movie)
The Simpsons: $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (1993) (TV Episode)
Homer trips over an ottoman the same way Dick Van Dyke does in the intro of every episode. Also, a studio audience laughs.
The Nanny: The Rosie Show (1996) (TV Episode)
At the end there's a spoof of The Dick Van Dyke Show with many of the cast members.
Spin City: One Wedding and a Funeral (1998) (TV Episode)
The tripping over the ottoman bit.
Family Guy: Holy Crap (1999) (TV Episode)
The Griffins watch a parody episode of this show
The Simpsons: Coming to Homerica (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the opening credits, with Homer tripping like Dick Van Dyke.
The Simpsons: Moe Goes from Rags to Riches (2012) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the 'couch gag' scene
Arthur: Flippity Francine/Muffy Takes the Wheel (2012) (TV Episode)
Francine flips over the furniture ala Dick Van Dyke

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