In 1963, The Dick Van Dyke Show was popular. In episode 50, "It May Look Like a Walnut," Rob is under the influence of science fiction and fears that a walnut will steal his imagination and his thumbs. Carl Reiner won the Primetime Emmy Award for writing this episode, which he said was inspired by his love of The Twilight Zone.
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The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961-1966 Centers around the life of Rob Petrie, a New York comedy writer who lives in suburban New Rochelle with an attractive wife Laura, a cute son Ritchie, and a pair of zany next-door neighbors, Jerry and Millie Helper.Rob is the Head Writer of the Alan Brady Show & shares an office with writers Buddy Sorrell & Sally Rogers.The team works under the constant scrutiny of Mel Cooley, the balding, sarcastic producer of the show, & the constant target of Buddy's jokes.
Dick Van Dyke (American actor comedian writer producer) He is predominately known for his role in the television series the Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder. Also he is known for his role in the famous Disney movie with Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins. His other roles in film he is noted for are Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Bye Bye Birdie.
Dick Van Dyke (Rob Petrie), Mary Tyler Moore (Laura Petrie), Larry Matthews (Ritchie Petrie), Rose Marie (Sally Rogers), Morey Amsterdam (Buddy Sorrell), Richard Deacon (Mel Cooley), Jerry Paris (Jerry Helper), Ann Morgan Guilbert (Millie Helper) Carl Reiner (Alan Brady) - The Dick Van Dyke Show