Can you ace this true or false quiz about The Dick Van Dyke Show?

Which of these are "little lies" and which are "odd but true"?

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Groundbreaking sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show continues to inspire comedy writers and entertain audiences to this day. Its blend of workplace humor and family farce, not to mention the occasional dream sequence or flashback, holds up to any modern comedy series.

Here are 12 statements about the iconic show. Can you tell which ones are true and which ones aren't?

  1. Dick Van Dyke's character is named Dick Petrie.
  2. The show was originally called 'Head of the Family.'
  3. The show was partly based on Carl Reiner's experiences on Sid Caesar's 'Your Show of Shows.'
  4. The show ran for seven seasons.
  5. By the end of the series, the Petries had two children.
  6. Dick Van Dyke's real-life brother, Jerry, played his brother on the show.
  7. The series is somewhat meta in that Dick Van Dyke plays a television actor in the show-within-the-show.
  8. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore both won multiple Primetime Emmy Awards for their roles on the show.
  9. Besides variety and sketch shows, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' was Dick Van Dyke's first time acting on television.
  10. Mary Tyler Moore was only 24 when the show started.
  11. The neighbor character, Jerry Helper, is a chiropractor.
  12. The very last episode of the series is called "The Gunslinger" and involves a Western-themed dream sequence.

Can you ace this true or false quiz about The Dick Van Dyke Show?

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EllisClevenger 11 hours ago
You got 11 out of 12
You had perfect form on that quiz! Great job!
Missed #8
Lacey 1 month ago
11/12 Number 9 confused me.
RosalindLeeWheeler 2 months ago
I did a great job on this quiz 12/12.
anthony 2 months ago
10/12.Only did this good because I have been binge watching during the pandemic.Otherwise I would have been lucky to get 2/12/.
MarianneCoon 2 months ago
Missed last one as I thought The Gunslinger was the last.
The Gunslinger was the last one filmed, but was aired second-to-last on May 25, 1966. The Last Chapter was the last one aired (as a clip show) on June 1, 1966, but filmed before The Gunslinger.
EllisClevenger 2 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You had perfect form on that quiz! Great job!
Missed #8 and #12.
BillPfu 3 months ago
When are we going to receive MeTV in Denver co.
bewest169 3 months ago
The episode with Jerry Van dyke is one of the shows best as a comic he was the best of the two
ndebrabant 3 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
You had perfect form on that quiz! Great job!
BrentwoodJon 3 months ago
10/12 I thought The Gunslinger was the last.
It lasted more than 5 years I'm still watching it on Sunday nights
daDoctah 3 months ago
I've got two unanswered questionsn about the Dick Van Dyke Show, and maybe the folks here can clear them up.

(1) Mel Cooley was Alan Brady's brother-in-law. This is pointed out many times. But was Alan married to Mel's sister, or did Mel marry Alan's? Seems to me there are episodes that have it each way.

(2) Did we ever hear the voice of receptionist "Marge"? One episode (with guest star Richard Dawson) reveals that she's blonde, but that's about the only description of her appearance. But I think we hear her the time Rob replaces Mel as producer and he has trouble working the intercom in Mel's office.
MeTvEr daDoctah 3 months ago
Mel Cooley was married to Alan Brady's sister.
MikefromJersey MeTvEr 2 months ago
daDoctah is right. On different episodes it was explained that Mel was married to
Alan Brady's sister, but in another it had it Alan married Mel's sister. This happens on long
running series, newer writers forget to consult the show's "Bible"(history) and the cast
members don't remember all the details either.
Rick 3 months ago
I got 10 out of 12, but the quiz is wrong. MTM was 23 then the show started, not 24. And the Gunslinger was the last show filmed.
MeTvEr 3 months ago
I grew up watching DVDS reruns along with Andy Griffith show. I wanted to be either the sheriff of a small town or a comedy writer in New York. I chose comedy writer because I would be married to Mary Tyler Moore. That made it a no brainer.
Muleskinner 3 months ago
9/12. I did better than I thought I would.
john 3 months ago
When I was twelve I wanted to make out with MTM. When my mom found out she slapped me senseless.
AgingDisgracefully john 3 months ago
I said the same thing about Millie and my dad whacked the crap out of me.
johnnypatio john 2 months ago
When I was about 2 weeks younger than now I felt the same way. Laying on that pile of walnuts!
CRTRAVIS 3 months ago
12 out of 12 cool😊😊😊
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