The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)

25 mistakes in season 2 - chronological order

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Hustling the Hustler - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Rob, Laura, Buddy and Blacky are in Robs basement, there is no wine bar, or giant boulder, and the steps that come down from upstairs lead straight up to nowhere. Because there's a window to the left beside the steps, rather than how it was when they were buying the house where you could see into the house. And there's a giant gap under the wall behind the pool table. There's also a random door that leads somewhere also behind the pool table. (00:24:47)

Hustling the Hustler - S2-E5

Other mistake: Laura and Rob do not like having guns in the house and Laura is terrified about having them in the house... Yet in this episode... There are 2 guns in the basement displayed right next to a giant deer head on the Cross beam in the middle of the room up high. Neither of them care that the guns are there.

Liz Blue 1970

My Husband Is Not a Drunk - S2-E6

Other mistake: If Rob is that easily hypnotized then when Rob's friend hypnotized Millie he would have gone out light a light same when he did Laura and Jerry. Rob would have been out right then and there for all 3 of them... Not just when he did Buddy.

Liz Blue 1970

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.

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

Deliberate mistake: Rob, Sally and Buddy's "old office" is exactly the same shape as Robs basement (except for the door in the center of the back wall. Instead of going upstairs it's all on 1 level. There's a door to the right which goes into a random room which we never get to see inside). (00:10:38)

Liz Blue 1970

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Suggested correction: Since you listed multiple differences, it's obviously not "exactly the same." Filmmakers not building every set and prop from scratch is not a mistake. Modifying and reusing old sets is just an economic reality of production. If anything this should be under trivia.

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.

A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Rob is "playing" the piano none of the keys on the piano look to actually be pushed down. Also when he's scratching his back with each of his hands the notes on that same side of the piano are still played. He's not actually playing the piano. (Except for the last 2 notes or chords). (00:02:46 - 00:03:27)

The Cat Burglar - S2-E15

Audio problem: When Rob is yelling at the officer about the dining room set and saying "I want my dining room table and chairs!" you can hear a random bell tinkling away behind the camera. (00:17:50)

Liz Blue 1970

The Cat Burglar - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: Rob and Laura are both freaking out and panicking in their bedroom when all of a sudden Jerry shows up outside their closed window. Yet Jerry puts his arms in their room, showing it's not an actual window.

Liz Blue 1970

The Cat Burglar - S2-E15

Factual error: While Rob is roaming the house with a gun in his hand he chops the metal tube that the wood burning stove in the living-room is connected to. However since in real life the metal tube would be thick and insulated the tube he dented with his hand at that speed wouldn't have been damaged at all. Also, it could have broken his hand or at least sprained his hand where he wouldn't be able to use it or feel like using it.

Liz Blue 1970

Will You Two Be My Wife? - S2-E17

Revealing mistake: While Rob is asking for 2 passes for 3 days in the Captain's office the plant that is outside the "closed window" behind the open blinds has leaves can be seen in between each of the blinds. Which means that the tree isn't actually outside and there is no window, just a window frame. (00:04:40)

Ray Murdock's X-Ray - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: When Laura tries to read the phone number that Rob scratched out, Rob gives her the number as "New Rochelle 69970," which happens to be the Petrie's own phone number, as noted in other episodes.

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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." His thumbs are also still there but hidden (you can see a portion of them in one frame of the episode).

Rob Petrie: At least I'll prove one thing tonight: Television writers marry the prettiest girls.

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Suggested correction: There is no 69970 zip code in the U.S. If there was, it would probably be in or near Nebraska not New York. New York zip codes range from 00501 to 14925.

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