The Dick Van Dyke Show

Dear Sally Rogers - S5-E21

Plot hole: Sally Rogers appears on the Stevie Parsons show which is a late night talk show, the next morning she receives letters from as far away as Hawaii... the US mail isn't that fast.

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Plot hole: In the episode "That's my Boy" when they bring Richie home from the hospital, Rob and Laura are living in the house they have for every show. However, in the episode "Where did I come from" when Laura went in to labor, they lived in a different house. They couldn't have moved while Laura was in the hospital.

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To Tell or Not to Tell - S1-E8

Plot hole: In this episode Sally asks Rob if he has a brother, Rob says "Yes, but he is married." However his brother Stacy becomes engaged later in the series, in episodes "Stacy Petrie Part 1 and 2."

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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."

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Laura Petrie: You wanna end up another Dwight Heatherton, go ahead.
Rob Petrie: Who's that?
Laura Petrie: Dwight Heatheron happens to be an excellent writer who is unknown because he gets no publicity.
Rob Petrie: Then how do you know him?
Laura Petrie: Oh Rob, he's famous.

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Trivia: Some of the episodes are based upon actual events that happened to the actors.

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