The Dick Van Dyke Show The Alan Brady Show Presents (1961–1966) watch online HD
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Opens with an instrumental version of the song "A Lot of Livin' to Do" from "Bye Bye Birdie." Dick Van Dyke stared in "Bye Bye Birdie" on Broadway in 1960 and in the movie version earlier in 1963.
At the end of "The Alan Brady Show," everyone sings the opening music of The Dick Van Dyke Show, thereby becoming a show that references itself.
This was the second time Rob, Laura, Sally and Buddy performed "I am a fine musician." The first time was in season 2, episode 24, "The Sam Pomerantz Scandals."
The small child sitting in front of Alan Brady when he is dressed as Santa Claus is not Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner's son. Carl Reiner plays Alan Brady. Rob Reiner was born in 1947. He would have been 16 in 1963. The child cannot be Rob Reiner.
Another episode that was filmed without an audience was the Christmas episode "The Alan Brady Show Presents" due to the fact that it had several complicated scene and costume changes.
Once again Carl Reiner appears on camera as Alan Brady, and once again his face is hidden from the audience, this time by a Santa Claus beard.
This takes place in December 1963.
The title mentions the fictitious television variety show that Rob Petrie and his staff write for.
|Episode complete credited cast:|
|Dick Van Dyke||-||Rob Petrie|
|Rose Marie||-||Sally Rogers|
|Morey Amsterdam||-||Buddy Sorrell|
|Larry Mathews||-||Ritchie Petrie|
|Mary Tyler Moore||-||Laura Petrie|
|Richard Deacon||-||Mel Cooley|