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Dick Van Dyke Show
"Here's another behind-the-scenes quiz on one of the best television sitcoms of all time--with a focus on one of television's most legendary couples."
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Before taking on the role of Laura Petrie, Mary Tyler Moore had no real experience in comedy. In fact, according to Ms. Moore, for the first several episodes of "The Dick Van Dyke Show', she tried her best to emulate the dramatic delivery of her favorite movie actress. Which actress's performing style was MTM trying to channel in the early days of the show?
When Mary Tyler Moore first read for the part of Laura, she was already known to the show's creator, Carl Reiner from her audition for a role in another TV sitcom. What sitcom had she previously--and unsuccessfully--auditioned for?
Make Room For Daddy
The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis
Our Miss Brooks
Dick Van Dyke has said that, often during the taping of a kissing scene on the show, he and Mary Tyler Moore would be overcome by bouts of uncontrollable giggling. What reason does he give for his and MTM's tendency to giggle while in the process of exchanging a kiss?
cast and crew made lewd remarks off-camera
his notoriously sloppy kissing style
they had secret crushes on one another
both were embarrassed by displays of physical affection
In the years following the end of the show, both Dick Van Dyke and MTM made public statements concerning their respective struggles with alcoholism. Dick Van Dyke even starred in a 1970's TV movie based on his personal experiences, a performance for which he won an Emmy nomination. What was the name of the movie?
The Morning After
A Moment Of Clarity
One More For The Road
My Name Is Daniel...And I'm An Alcoholic
As Laura, Mary Tyler Moore struck a blow for that era's prime time housewives by requesting that her character be allowed to wear pants around the house instead of skirts and dresses. But even though the network execs agreed to let Laura wear pants on the show, they insisted on one very specific stipulation. What was that stipulation?
pants could not have visible zippers or buttons
pants could not be flared at the bottoms
pants could not "cup under" the curve of her buttocks
pants could not be filmed from behind
At least one other female member of the show's cast has admitted to having had feelings of jealousy in regard to Mary Tyler Moore during the show's run. Which of MTM's co-stars confessed to being jealous of Laura Petrie?
According to his fellow cast members on the show, they could always tell when the day's shoot was winding down because Dick Van Dyke would start doodling a certain image on the edges of his script. What did Dick Van Dyke like to doodle at the end of the day?
Several episodes of the show featured Dick Van Dyke's brother, Jerry, who, not surprisingly, played his brother on the show as well. In what short-lived, critically lambasted sixties sitcom did Jerry Van Dyke later play the starring role?
Please Don't Eat The Daisies
My Mother, The Car
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir
From Rome, With Love
Famed "Citizen Kane" director Orson Welles tried to sue CBS over the use of "Rosebud" as Richie Petrie's middle name.
A final, just-for-fun question: What was Laura Petrie's seldom mentioned maiden name?
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