The Dick Van Dyke Show

Bupkis - S4-E24

Other mistake: When Rob dials the radio station, he dials the phone number and then looks it up in the phone book. He covers for himself, and then has a hard time keeping a straight face afterwards.


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Suggested correction: The part is Rob checking to see if he had the right number.

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Other mistake: Mainly in "Who Stole My Watch?" and 2 other episodes the the Petries and the Helpers talk about the Helpers dog, but there is no dog, the dog doesn't have a name they keep saying "our dog" or "their dog", and there's no dog house, water bowl or food bowls for a dog at their house in any episode.

Never Bathe on Saturday - S4-E27

Other mistake: When Laura is in the bathtub you do not hear the water running, or the water draining from the tub. Also, Laura's foot size (a size 6-7 same size as my foot size) would be too small to get stuck in the faucet. Also, when Laura and Rob are at their house if Laura's big toe was actually stuck in the faucet her toe would have been hurting bad enough to not put her shoe back on, but both shoes were on.

What's in a Middle Name? - S2-E7

Other mistake: Laura tells Sally, Rob and the rest of the staff she's going to have a baby in a few days or so while she was at the Alan Brady Show. If Laura is going to have a baby she should have the baby bump the whole episode while she and Rob are reminiscing. (00:05:00)

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Suggested correction: She says no such thing in that scene.

Who Stole My Watch? - S5-E14

Other mistake: Evan from the insurance company comes over to ask Laura and Rob several questions but not once does he find out any names from the party. But the next day Buddy, Sally, Mel, Jerry and Millie all get really angry because of Rob and his interrogator just assuming that they stole the watch.

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Suggested correction: Evans says he had all the preliminary information from Rob's earlier phone call including the names of the party guests.

Never Bathe on Saturday - S4-E27

Other mistake: When Laura is stuck in the bathtub, she tells Rob "there's a full length mirror on the back of the door" Rob runs full speed right into the door with his shoulder. Yet with his weight, height, BMI he would have immediately knocked the mirror off the door the 1st hit, not after the 3rd time when Rob put his elbow on the door. Also the mirror wouldn't have taken 9 seconds to finally fall with the height of the door. (00:17:34 - 00:18:26)

Buddy Sorrell, Man and Boy - S5-E22

Other mistake: Rob got a new watch for his birthday a few seasons back. Yet he's still wearing his old watch. And also his watch time says it's 3:00. Rob and Sally would still be at work if it was actually 3:00.

What's in a Middle Name? - S2-E7

Other mistake: Rob and Laura's old house changes from episode to episode when they go back in time reminiscing. 1: Petries and Helpers are in Rob's old house the size of that house was a trailer sized house. 2: Rob was in the Army the house was the size of a small apartment.

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Other mistake: The crew members behind the camera are talking to each other and taking pictures when Rob and Laura kiss, throughout the series in a few episodes you can hear the camera shutter sound.

Honeymoons Are for the Lucky - S3-E22

Other mistake: Rob is in Captain Lebost's office. Rob has already said that Laura accepted his proposal weeks ago and they got married 2 weeks ago, and he asked for 1 3-day pass. Yet in "Will You Two Be My Wife?" he says he asks for 2 3-day passes so he could go get married.

Liz Blue 1970

Baby Fat - S4-E30

Other mistake: Buddy's dog is also the same dog for everyone else. They are all German Shepherds. Except for Millie and Jerry's dog we have never seen him/her ever. Yet they say that they have a dog too.

Liz Blue 1970

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Other mistake: Any time Rob has to go to a doctor or to Jerry to get his teeth worked on, if you look at the window behind him and whoever is working on him. It's the same buildings every time. Even though he goes to different doctors. Also, that window and the curtains are also the same exact windows and curtains in Robs office.

Liz Blue 1970

The Life and Love of Joe Coogan - S3-E17

Other mistake: When Rob, Buddy, Sally, Joe and Mel are all showing up after they played golf at the beginning of the episode if you look at the window all the background there is flat as heck. But trees do not increase in elevation that quickly in flat ground. Unless you're in the mountains.

Liz Blue 1970

It May Look Like a Walnut! - S2-E20

Character mistake: Rob is having a nightmare, part of which involves the disappearance of his thumbs. When he finds Laura at home, the script calls for him to say, "I want you to help me get my thumbs back," but he actually says, "I want you to help me get my thumb backs." His thumbs are also still there but hidden (you can see a portion of them in one frame of the episode).

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