The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)

16 mistakes in season 1 - chronological order

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Suggested correction: So they got a new bookshelf between episodes. Or they moved it from another, unseen part of the room.

The Sick Boy and the Sitter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The whole kitchen is completely different from episode 2 onward till the end of the series. (Episode 2 onward it looks the same except for the outside behind the sliding glass door but the background is also flat. The house(s) and trees are flat, there are also no birds out there making any noise).

Liz Blue 1970

The Blonde-Haired Brunette - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In "Sick boy and the Sitter" the door to the writers room says "Allen Brady Show WRITING STAFF" in a nice 3D all bold caps type font (except for the 1st "N"). In this episode the door then says "Alan Beady Show STAFF WRITERS" also all caps, not bold, and not 3D type font.

Liz Blue 1970

Harrison B. Harding of Camp Crowder, Mo. - S1-E6

Factual error: This is the only episode that Harrison is seen, mentioned or even talked about. But in all the rest of this series there is no Harrison. Both Harrison and Rob mention that he was the guy on the spot light fir the shows... But not one time did we see a spotlight on Rob in any of the episodes.

Liz Blue 1970

To Tell or Not to Tell - S1-E8

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


The Meershatz Pipe - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: The "Staff Writers" door is backwards. In other episodes the door opens up to the right, not to the left. Also the door is a dark color normally, unlike this scene in this episode where it's a light color. (00:19:41)

The Meershatz Pipe - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: While Rob is sick in bed he's just about to grab the phone near the end of this episode you can see a big shadow of a giant camera in between the back of the TV set and a stage light behind the camera. (00:21:22)

The Meershatz Pipe - S1-E10

Other mistake: Laura tells Rob "oh you don't smoke!" But in several (double digit) episodes Rob not only has a lighter but also a cigarette in his hand or mouth. One episode while he and Laura are illegally about to eavesdrop he puts out the cigarette on the speaker causing the speaker to turn on and they start eavesdropping again.

Liz Blue 1970

One Angry Man - S1-E24

Factual error: Talking to the lawyers, parties, or witnesses about anything. This will give the impression that something unfair is going on. And is also illegal. Which Rob was doing during this whole episode.

Liz Blue 1970

Rob Petrie: I want to take a nap before I go to sleep.

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