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The Dick Van Dyke Show

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 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966. Who created the show?

  • Sheldon Leonard
  • Danny Thomas
  • Carl Reiner

2. How many Emmy Awards did the show earn?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 15

3. The role of Rob Petrie was almost given to Johnny Carson, but Sheldon Leonard, the show's executive producer, suggested Dick Van Dyke.

  • True or False?

4. The Storylines deal with Rob and his two coworkers, Buddy and Sally, who write material for the TV show, The Tonight Show.

  • True or False?

5. Who played Alan Brady, the egocentric, toupee-wearing star of the "Alan Brady Show"?

  • Sheldon Leonard
  • Danny Thomas
  • Carl Reiner

6. Mary Tyler Moore's first regular television role was as a telephone receptionist on the show Richard Diamond, Private Detective; in that series, only her legs were shown and voice heard.

  • True or False?

7. Maurice "Buddy" Sorrell was the character played by Morey Amsterdam. His character is loosely based on another writer from Your Show of Shows.

  • Neil Simon
  • Larry Gelbart
  • Mel Brooks

8. Who was the other comedy team writers for the Alan Brady Show, played by Rose Marie?

  • Sally Rogers
  • Millie Helper
  • Isabel Randolph

9. In the opening titles, in which Van Dyke enters through the front door and trips over the ottoman. It was first used in the second season. How many versions were used?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

10. Van Dyke and Moore reprised the Petrie characters as they were in 1979, and also later in life as seniors, in an episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Variety Hour" on March 25, 1979.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers 

  1. Carl Reiner
  2. 15
  3. True
  4. False. The show is the Alan Brady Show.
  5. Carl Reiner
  6. True
  7. Mel Brooks
  8. Sally Rogers
  9. 3
  10. True

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