List of The New Dick Van Dyke Show episodes

This is a list of episodes for the CBS television series The New Dick Van Dyke Show. All episodes were filmed in color.

Series overview edit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
124September 18, 1971March 4, 1972
224September 17, 1972March 25, 1973
324September 10, 1973March 11, 1974

Episodes edit

Season 1 (1971–72) edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Smoke Rings"Carl ReinerCarl ReinerSeptember 18, 1971 (1971-09-18)
Dick demonstrates how to blow smoke rings to a chimpanzee who is appearing on his talk show. Unfortunately, Dick becomes addicted to smoking.
22"A Star Ain't Born"Marc BreauxGordon Farr & Arnold KaneSeptember 25, 1971 (1971-09-25)
Goodbye Phoenix, hello Hollywood... maybe... but only if Dick can have a successful screen test with a glamorous leading lady.
33"Mid-term Dinner"Carl ReinerGeorge Arthur BloomOctober 2, 1971 (1971-10-02)
Reminiscent of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the Prestons get a big surprise when Lucas' girlfriend shows up to dinner, and just happens to be black. The most surprised is Dick's mom, known for her bigotry.
44"Everything from A to Z"Jay SandrichBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubOctober 9, 1971 (1971-10-09)
Annie unknowingly takes a dirty book with her to school, thus giving a whole new meaning to sex education.
55"The Tennis Pro"John RichBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubOctober 16, 1971 (1971-10-16)
Jenny takes tennis lessons, and Dick becomes green with jealousy.
66"A House Is Not a Home, Yet"John RichWarren S. Murray & Ed ScharlachOctober 23, 1971 (1971-10-23)
When the house of their dreams becomes available, the Prestons decide to move. Problems arise as they try to sell their old house and Annie decides she doesn't want to leave.
77"The Replacement"Carl ReinerBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubOctober 30, 1971 (1971-10-30)
Dick gains a sidekick on his talk show. Soon, he begins to fear that the popular (and egotistical) singer will steal his job.
88"Queasy Rider"George TyneBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubNovember 6, 1971 (1971-11-06)
Dick buys a motorcycle and, against advice from everyone, takes it out to the desert on a ride. When he runs out of gas and takes refuge in an old cabin, things take a turn for the worse.
99"The Storm"Carl ReinerCarl ReinerNovember 13, 1971 (1971-11-13)
A storm descends on the Prestons' household, and they find themselves re-enacting Noah's ark.
1010"The Conductor and the Lady"Stan HarrisBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubNovember 20, 1971 (1971-11-20)
When symphony conductor Paul Franz is a guest on Dick's talk show, Dick asks him on the air to come to their house for dinner, throwing Jenny into a panic and Dick into the dog house.
1111"Off and Running"Carl ReinerCarl ReinerNovember 27, 1971 (1971-11-27)
In the pilot for the series, Dick and Jenny Preston have been married for 18 years and are the proud parents of two children, 10 and 16. With Dick's talk show doing well, they feel that their life is next to perfect, until unexpected news arrives: Jenny is pregnant.
1212"Room with a View"Carl ReinerBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubDecember 4, 1971 (1971-12-04)
A misunderstanding causes Jenny to think Dick is building her a sewing room instead of the sauna he's planning on.
1313"Linda, Linda, Linda"Jay SandrichGordon Farr & Arnold KaneDecember 11, 1971 (1971-12-11)
An ever-helpful Dick promises a young starlet a world record. To Jenny's dismay, the record is for the longest TV kiss.
1414"Pepito of Mexico"Carl ReinerCarl ReinerDecember 18, 1971 (1971-12-18)
Someone's playing Robin Hood with the Prestons' items. Unfortunately, it seems to be an inside job.
1515"Bernie Did It"Marc BreauxSteve PriskerJanuary 1, 1972 (1972-01-01)
After fighting with his business manager, Dick must negotiate his own contract with the station manager.
1616"Annie Get Your Bike"Marc BreauxTom Patchett & Jay TarsesJanuary 8, 1972 (1972-01-08)
This flashback episode focuses on the calamities that ensue when Jenny goes into labor. Also, Annie feels ignored because of the baby's arrival; and Lucas falls off his new bike, breaking his nose.
1717"What Is Your Husband Doing Tomorrow?"Alan RafkinMartin A. RagawayJanuary 15, 1972 (1972-01-15)
Jenny becomes suspicious when Dick keeps missing dinner. Is he seeing gorgeous models for business or pleasure?
1818"The Birth"Stan HarrisBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubJanuary 22, 1972 (1972-01-22)
The alternative title to this episode could have been: Jenny and the Unmarried Hitchhiker. Dick must deal with them both on the way to the hospital for the birth of the Prestons' third child.
1919"The Split"Marc BreauxBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubJanuary 29, 1972 (1972-01-29)
Dick plays marriage counselor when Bernie and Carol split up over the issue of having children.
2020"The Harry Award"Jay SandrichBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubFebruary 5, 1972 (1972-02-05)
Dick is being honored with an award; unfortunately, the ceremony is being held at a restricted golf club.
2121"People's Choice"Marc BreauxLaurence MarksFebruary 12, 1972 (1972-02-12)
Jenny and Dick find themselves on opposite ends of the school board election.
2222"After the Ball Is Over"Jay SandrichSteve PritzkerFebruary 19, 1972 (1972-02-19)
Mike's ex-husband returns and the chase in on. Is he really reformed?
2323"Running Bear and Moskowitz"George TyneBill Persky & Sam DenoffFebruary 26, 1972 (1972-02-26)
When Jenny and Carol go into business together, their husbands warn them that friends should not share a business. For once, maybe their husbands are correct.
2424"The Telethon"Marc BreauxBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubMarch 4, 1972 (1972-03-04)
When the talent for the television station's telethon doesn't show up, it's up to Dick and the gang to carry it off.

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Season 2 (1972–73) edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
251"The Former Mr. Preston"Bill PerskySaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinSeptember 17, 1972 (1972-09-17)
A guest on Dick's talk show claims to be Jenny's first husband.
262"The Needle"Peter BaldwinElias Davis & David PollockSeptember 24, 1972 (1972-09-24)
In a flashback episode, Dick and Jenny recall the hotel they spent the night in on the way to an important wedding, and the needle Dick got stuck in his leg.
273"The Great Prestoni"George TyneElias Davis & David PollockOctober 1, 1972 (1972-10-01)
The office is robbed after hours and Dick must make a daring escape from the crooks — with hilarious results.
284"Sobriety Test"Bill PerskyMartin CohanOctober 8, 1972 (1972-10-08)

Dick agrees to a drinking test for his show, to show the evils of drinking. But while under the influence, he says a few things about marriage that Jenny does not find funny.

The comedic theme of this episode echoed Dick Van Dyke's real-life alcoholism, about which he later said that even his children did not know at the time.
295"Bernie's House"Jay SandrichSaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinOctober 15, 1972 (1972-10-15)
When the house next to the Prestons' comes up for sale, it's hard for them to admit they don't want Bernie and Carol to buy it.
306"Headaches"Jay SandrichElias Davis & David PollockOctober 22, 1972 (1972-10-22)
Dick's persistent headaches lead him to seek psychiatric help.
317"The Game"Lee PhilipsBob HowardNovember 5, 1972 (1972-11-05)
Bernie comes up with a game show he is sure will be a winner for the network, if he can only sell the idea.
328"Who Do You Want to Be?"Carl ReinerCarl ReinerNovember 12, 1972 (1972-11-12)
An episode of Dick's show requires the gang to pretend to be people from history: Dick as Mark Twain and Fred Astaire, Jenny as Lena Horne, Carol as Barbra Streisand and Mike as Ladybird Johnson.
339"Chef Mike"Harvey KormanSaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinNovember 19, 1972 (1972-11-19)
Mike is given her own cooking show, but she only knows how to cook one thing.
3410"Ashes and Urns"Peter BaldwinElias Davis & David PollockNovember 26, 1972 (1972-11-26)
Dick's mother brings her father's ashes over to the house so they can scatter them according to his wishes, but somehow during the night the ashes disappear.
3511"Old Dick and Jenny"Lee PhilipsWarren S. Murray & Ed ScharlachDecember 3, 1972 (1972-12-03)
A sexy new divorced neighbor among other things make Dick and Jenny each wonder if the other one still sees them as attractive.
3612"Big Time Baby"Harvey KormanWarren S. MurrayDecember 10, 1972 (1972-12-10)
A network exec drops some hints that Dick's show may be moving to New York.
3713"Blood Is Thicker Than Oatmeal"Carl ReinerBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubDecember 17, 1972 (1972-12-17)
Annie gets a part in a commercial opposite Dick.
3814"The Jailbird"George TyneElias Davis & David PollockDecember 24, 1972 (1972-12-24)
On his way home Christmas Day, Dick gets caught speeding and doesn't have enough money to get out of jail. When he calls Bernie to bail him out, he too gets a ticket and Christmas doesn't look very merry.
3915"Dick and the Baby"Norman S. PowellSaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinJanuary 7, 1973 (1973-01-07)
Dick is left in charge of the baby when Jenny and Annie head out of town, but it seems he mislaid Chrissy at the grocery store.
4016"My Friend, the Public Enemy: Part 1"George TyneSaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinJanuary 14, 1973 (1973-01-14)
The Prestons' new neighbors are fast becoming great friends and even allow Dick to buy stock in their tool company. But when it becomes known to Dick that the company is a mafia front, things get a little scary.
4117"My Friend, the Public Enemy: Part 2"George TyneSaul Turteltaub & Bernie OrensteinJanuary 21, 1973 (1973-01-21)
Hoping they've sent the children away to a safe place, Dick and Jenny try to figure out how save themselves from the mafia.
4218"Pot Luck"Jerry ParisGordon Farr & Arnold KaneJanuary 28, 1973 (1973-01-28)
Dick's mother mistakes marijuana cigarettes for her legal ones.
4319"The 10th Honeymoon"Lee PhilipsCarl ReinerFebruary 4, 1973 (1973-02-04)
Every time Dick and Jenny try to take a second honeymoon, Dick suffers some kind of injury and they can't go. So when he pulls a muscle right before they are leaving for a week in paradise, he decides not to tell Jenny.
4420"Will Baby Make Three?"Bill PerskyElias Davis & David PollockFebruary 18, 1973 (1973-02-18)
Carol and Bernie want to adopt a baby, but Carol gets more than a little nervous and accidentally gets a little tipsy.
4521"The Power of the Bleep"Lee PhilipsMichael Elias, Arnie KogenFebruary 25, 1973 (1973-02-25)
When Dick's show is censored, he walks off of the set. Will Jenny be able to stand having him at home?
4622"You Gotta Have Class"George TyneSusan SilverMarch 4, 1973 (1973-03-04)
Mike falls for her creative writing teacher, not knowing he's already married.
4723"Big Brother Is Watching You"Jay SandrichBernie Orenstein & Saul TurteltaubMarch 18, 1973 (1973-03-18)
When Dick's brother arrives with a new lady, Bernie recognizes her as a nude dancer.
4824"Guess Who's Coming to Seder"George TyneElias Davis & David PollockMarch 25, 1973 (1973-03-25)
Carol, a Catholic, has to pretend to be Jewish so that Bernie's mother won't be upset.

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Season 3 (1973–74) edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
491"Those Who Care"Alan RafkinCarl Reiner, Elias Davis, Michael Elias, and David PollockSeptember 10, 1973 (1973-09-10)
When Dick gets offered a part on a popular soap opera, the Prestons leave their home in Arizona for California.
502"Dennis Takes a Wife"Noam PitlikCarl Reiner and Michael EliasSeptember 17, 1973 (1973-09-17)
A neurotic script writer falls for the Prestons' houseguest.
513"One of the Boys"Norman S. PowellJeff Harris & Bernie KukoffSeptember 24, 1973 (1973-09-24)
Dick has all of his friends over for a poker game but, as the host, he's torn between the game and the baby.
524"Dick in Deutsch"George TyneElias Davis & David PollockOctober 1, 1973 (1973-10-01)
When Dick and Jenny win a trip to Germany, things go from bad to worse when a mix up in rooms almost get Dick arrested for immoral behavior.
535"Mrs. Ferguson"Jerry ParisSteve GordonOctober 8, 1973 (1973-10-08)
One of Dick's fans confuses TV with reality and begins to think that he is a real doctor and will only allow him to care for her.
546"I'll Cry Today"Jay SandrichElias Davis & David PollockOctober 15, 1973 (1973-10-15)
Dick goes to the dentist, but the laughing gas has some unusual effects.
557"The Young Surgeons"Bill PerskyElias Davis & David PollockOctober 22, 1973 (1973-10-22)
This flashback episode has Dick describing his first acting job to his co-workers.
568"She Kisses Like a Dead Mackerel"George TynePamela ChaisOctober 29, 1973 (1973-10-29)
A cold, wet, drunk and very jealous Jenny makes an unseemly comment about Dick's co-star that gets picked up by the press.
579"Preston Al Naturale"Jerry ParisElias Davis & David PollockNovember 12, 1973 (1973-11-12)
An Italian director thinks Dick would be perfect for his new movie, but Dick isn't so sure when he discovers he'll have to do a nude scene with a sexy Italian actress.
5810"Turning Pro"Alan RafkinRichard BaerNovember 19, 1973 (1973-11-19)
Lucas visits his parents and has some interesting plans. He's leaving school to become a professional bowler.
5911"Exit Laughing"Norman S. PowellElias Davis & David PollockNovember 26, 1973 (1973-11-26)
Dick's Uncle Jackie comes for a visit and ends up dying, which sets off a family battle over how the funeral should be conducted.
6012"What Your Best Friend Doesn't Know"Jerry ParisElias Davis & David PollackDecember 3, 1973 (1973-12-03)
Dick's old friend can't memorize his lines.
6113"Mr. Dazzle"Jerry ParisElias Davis & David PollackDecember 17, 1973 (1973-12-17)
Dick has a chance to do a commercial that pays well and could lead to other jobs, but it's a cheesy ad for a toilet bowl cleaner.
6214"He Who Steals My Friends"Alan RafkinElias Davis & David PollockDecember 31, 1973 (1973-12-31)
Richard and Connie introduce Dick and Jenny to friends of theirs, and the two couples hit it off so well the Richardsons begin to feel jealous.
6315"The Back Break Kid"Noam PitlikDennis KleinJanuary 7, 1974 (1974-01-07)
An eager actor puts Dick in a back brace while they're rehearsing. Will the young stud take over Dick's job while he recovers?
6416"Balzac, Come Home"Noam PitlikRonny PearlmanJanuary 14, 1974 (1974-01-14)
The Prestons babysit, then lose, Margot's spoiled dog.
6517"The Hickey"Carl ReinerMark Elias, Carl Reiner & Frank ShawJanuary 21, 1974 (1974-01-21)
An ambitious young actress gives Dick something more than he bargained for — a hickey.
6618"House Guests"Alan RafkinElias Davis & David PollockJanuary 28, 1974 (1974-01-28)
Company comes and stays and stays and stays, and tempers start to fly.
6719"The Pregnancy"Noam PitlikMark Elias, Carl Reiner & Frank ShawFebruary 11, 1974 (1974-02-11)
When Jenny thinks she might be pregnant, Dick has a dream that he and the guys at work are the ones expecting.
6820"Man of Medicine"Noam PitlikSteve GordonFebruary 18, 1974 (1974-02-18)
Dick quits his job when a producer promises him the lead in a show that hasn't sold yet.
6921"Commercial Housewives"Peter BaldwinDick Clair & Jenna McMahonFebruary 25, 1974 (1974-02-25)
Jenny gets a chance to do a commercial, but it doesn't go over well.
7022"A Fake Matisse Is Better Than a Real Anzelowitz"Jerry ParisCarl Reiner & Michael EliasMarch 4, 1974 (1974-03-04)
Jenny buys a painting for $75 that she is convinced is a Matisse, but the art dealer appears to be dragging his feet on the decision.
7123"We Met at Mama Lombardi's"Bud MolinMark Elias, Carl Reiner & Frank ShawMarch 11, 1974 (1974-03-11)
This flashback episode tells the story of how Dick and Jenny met and how they almost ended up hating one another.
7224"Lt. Preston of the 4th Cavalry"Jerry ParisSybil Adelman & Barbara GallagherN/A
Annie accidentally walks in on her parents while they are making love.

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