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Dick van Dyke on "The Carol Burnett Show"

He was supposed to be a season regular the last season, but halfway through he left the show. I've never found an explanation why.

by Anonymousreply 15208/02/2020

b/c he sucked

by Anonymousreply 103/23/2014

Rehab?

by Anonymousreply 203/23/2014

He left because of Vicki Lawrence's constant pressure for him to fuck her in the ass.

by Anonymousreply 303/23/2014

Every year for ten years Harvey Korman was threatening to leave the show. He was the ultimate second banana, but like all performers he had an ego.

Finally at the end of season ten he made good on his threat and left. One main reason was that he got a series commitment from ABC for his own series (which wound up only lasting 13 episodes)

So now they needed a second banana, and Carol had just finished doing a play with Dick Van Dyke.

With promises the second banana role would be enlarged, he agreed.

But he wound up with the same problem as Harvey. Plus he was living in Arizona at the time and the commute was killing him. (He actually filmed his sitcom the new DVD show and his variety show in Arizona!)

So over Thanksgiving he gave notice, as it wasn't creatively stimulating enough for him.

By that time Carol knew she wanted to pull the plug on the show. So she felt there was no need for a replacement.

When CBS renewed the show for season 12, Carol thanks but no thanks.

Harvey did make a very brief cameo in the final episode of Carol Burnett show.

by Anonymousreply 403/23/2014

What play did Carol and Dick do together.

by Anonymousreply 503/23/2014

Joe Hamilton (Carol's then-husband and the show's producer) severely underpaid all the performers other than Carol herself, which is why Lyle Waggoner left.

Harvey having a big ego is pretty hilarious in retrospect. He was very funny and talented but could never be anything other than a Second banana, and his vaudeville-style humor was already well over with when he left the show.

by Anonymousreply 603/23/2014

[quote] What play did Carol and Dick do together.

Either Same Time, Next Year or I Do, I Do

by Anonymousreply 703/23/2014

[quote]What play did Carol and Dick do together.

My Fair Lady. They did it at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater... Carol played Henry Higgins and Dick played Eliza Doolittle using his great Cockney accent. I took Ma, and it was great.

by Anonymousreply 803/23/2014

R10 That's the MISTER Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater!

by Anonymousreply 903/23/2014

[quote]Carol played Henry Higgins

Was he a relative?

by Anonymousreply 1003/23/2014

r13 Not to mention Mrs. Hawiggins.

by Anonymousreply 1103/23/2014

Where was I during all this?

by Anonymousreply 1203/23/2014

r2, my guess would be that Andrews and Burnett wanted to save their teaming for specials, and didn't want to dilute its potency or "specialness" by appearing together on a regular episode of the show? That's just a guess, though.

by Anonymousreply 1303/23/2014

You can see how out of place he seems to be in the youtube clip of the "elephant on a tightrope" blooper from the show.

Miss Vicki blows them all out of the water with her one line.

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by Anonymousreply 1403/23/2014

One dyke was enough.

by Anonymousreply 1503/23/2014

Dick Van Dyke as a second banana was just WRONG. He was equal to Carol Burnett, if not superior, as a comedic actor. He had his own incredibly successful comedy show where he was the star; for him to be a "second banana" was just a very bad idea. No wonder it didn't work.

He went on to have two more comedy shows. In one, he played an actor on a soap and his wife was Hope Lange. I don't know how long it lasted but it was frequently very funny.

In 1976 he had a sketch comedy show called "Van Dyke and Company." It featured Andy Kaufman! There was a skit where Andy Kaufman and a black guy are the finalists in a "Fonzie" look-a-like contest. The black guy wins; Van Dyke feels badly for Andy, so he lets him perform as a kind of consolation prize. After that, Kaufman would show up unannounced, usually when Van Dyke was in the middle of a musical number. One such example had Van Dyke in full clown makeup doing a song while Andy, seemingly oblivious, started setting up his record player behind Van Dyke in order to do one of his bits. Despite being canceled after three months, the show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Series.

Dick Van Dyke was too good to be a second banana.

by Anonymousreply 1603/23/2014

The New Dick van Dyke Show and Van Dyke & Company were both before his stint on The Carol Burnett Show, not after it.

by Anonymousreply 1703/23/2014

[quote] The New Dick van Dyke Show and Van Dyke & Company were both before his stint on The Carol Burnett Show, not after it.

At DVD INSISTENCE both shows were filmed in Arizona!

by Anonymousreply 1803/23/2014

OMG, will you people stop saying "second banana"?! WTF? Who says things like that? Krusty the Klown?

by Anonymousreply 1903/23/2014

Who says things like "Krusty the Klown"? Peter Griffin?

by Anonymousreply 2003/23/2014

Second clown or NOTHING

by Anonymousreply 2103/23/2014

He just didn't get with Carol/Vicki/Tim.

by Anonymousreply 2203/23/2014

Would you prefer "Top Banana"

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by Anonymousreply 2303/23/2014

"The New Dick van Dyke Show and Van Dyke & Company were both before his stint on The Carol Burnett Show, not after it."

Which is why it was so ridiculous for him to be a supporting player on the Carol Burnett show. He was a major star. Maybe it seemed like a good idea at the time, but Dick Van Dyke was no supporting player. He was too established as a comedy star to ever be just that.

by Anonymousreply 2403/23/2014

R19, or should I say Miss van Dyke, Dickie was good in only one (one) television show, and that's it. He was hideous in Poppins, and boring in the detective show. I don't dislike him, but his brother had a lot more success in keeping an interesting series of performances going.

Don't even joke about him being equal or superior to Burnett in comedy. It's ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 2503/23/2014

Jerry Van Dyke was awful, and I purposely skip those two episodes of MTM he appears in. Now Barry Van Dyke could do anything he wanted to me. ANYTHING!

by Anonymousreply 2603/23/2014

[quote]OMG, will you people stop saying "second banana"?! WTF? Who says things like that?

Adults?

by Anonymousreply 2703/23/2014

Anything?

by Anonymousreply 2803/23/2014

There are actually people (i.e. R28) who think that Jerry Van Dyke was better/more talented than Dick Van Dyke?

God, no. Tell me that can't possibly be true.

by Anonymousreply 2903/23/2014

I didn't look at Harvey Korman or Dick Van Dyke as the 'second banana' or supporting actor on "The Carol Burnett Show." Yes, Carol was the star, but she also need a male lead or at least a strong supporting actor, Harvey and Dyke filled that role.

If anyone were the 'second banana' (weird term nowadays), it was Tim Conway, who truly was the supporting actor on the 'Burnett' show.

by Anonymousreply 3003/23/2014

STOP saying "second banana," r33.

by Anonymousreply 3103/23/2014

R34 is an undesirable, mushy, rotten banana.

by Anonymousreply 3203/23/2014

R19 had it right. It was wrong (shockingly wrong!) to see Dick Van Dyke play second fiddle to anyone, even someone as great as Carol Burnett.

by Anonymousreply 3303/23/2014

Dick Van Dyke was a great actor; however, he took the Burnett job because he wanted to work, and there was nothing better than joining a hit comedy skit show, something which played to Van Dyke's strengths.

Plus, it had been more than a decade since The Dick Van Dyke Show had ended. Why not go back to work?

by Anonymousreply 3403/23/2014

I never "got" Tim Conway. The only thing he was good for was making Harvey Korman crack up. Korman >>>> Conway. He made the show in many ways. Loved him in all the Brooks movies, too, esp High Anxiety with Cloris Leachman.

I haven't been on imdb in a while, but didn't someone who pretended to be Harvey Korman's son used to troll all over there. He may well still, I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 3503/23/2014

"It was wrong (shockingly wrong!) to see Dick Van Dyke play second fiddle to anyone"

Well, audiences have been known to accept that circumstance at times, r36.

by Anonymousreply 3603/23/2014

r32 Any episode of "My Mother, The Car" will tell you that.

by Anonymousreply 3703/24/2014

Let's not forget Jerry's brilliance on my show!

by Anonymousreply 3803/24/2014

Stop saying second banana!

It wounds.

by Anonymousreply 3903/24/2014

R42, is your name "Chiquita"?

by Anonymousreply 4003/24/2014

"Don't even joke about him being equal or superior to Burnett in comedy. It's ridiculous."

He's every bit as talented as Carol Burnett. Probably more so, when it came to overall ability.

by Anonymousreply 4103/24/2014

I like Dick Van Dyke, and think he is talented, maybe just as talented as Carol (although in a way it is kind of comparing apples to oranges - they had different strengths and styles). However, he was a at a career low at this time. It had been ten plus years since Dick Van Dyke. He had two series since then, but neither lasted, so if anything they pointed out his career had slowed. His movie career never took off like he wanted. I would not say he was a has-been at the time, but Carol was the bigger name at the time.

This is not a popular opinion, but I liked him in Mary Poppins...

by Anonymousreply 4203/24/2014

Van Dyke went on to have a successful tv series after the original Dick Van Dyke show: "Diagnosis Murder." I never watched it, but it was popular enought to stay on for eight seasons.

by Anonymousreply 4303/24/2014

Wasn't this the period that his alcoholism was at its worst?

by Anonymousreply 4403/24/2014

Jerry Van Dyke was actually very good on Coach as a "second banana."

Someone was always trying to make him into a "star" and they did it on "Coach."

by Anonymousreply 4503/24/2014

R46 Yes, but that was AFTER the Carol Burnett gig.

by Anonymousreply 4603/24/2014

I always thought it odd that Van Dyke did NOT work out on Carol's show. On paper that sounds like a great idea. Two comedy greats working together. BOTH great at slapstick and visual comedy. Both with perfect timing. And they obviously admired each other's work. So what went wrong? Why was he just not funny? Did they not write to his strengths? Forget the whole "second banana" naming. If he had been FUNNY, that would have been all that mattered. Dick could DO sketch comedy, too. But his work was just kind of "flat" or "there" without any of the brilliance of Rob Petrie OR the exhuberance of his movie roles (he was FUN in Mary Poppins, despite the bad accent.). His presence just seemed uninspired.

by Anonymousreply 4703/24/2014

R42 is right. DVD was something of a has been at the time and most people thought after the two failed series that he had already peaked. I say this as someone who was actually alive at the time. And he just wasn't funny on the show.

Carol was more talented especially at comedy sketches. Look at her different roles - Eunice, Mrs. Wiggins. All DVD does is the same old Stan Laurel bit when he goes into another character. He is a huge fan of Laurel, but please. I'd rather watch the real Laurel.

by Anonymousreply 4803/24/2014

Carol was clearly the top banana.

by Anonymousreply 4903/24/2014

If you wanna be the top banana, you gotta start at the bottom of the bunch.

by Anonymousreply 5003/24/2014

The Carol Burnett show does not hold up well. Sometimes the shows were funny and often they were duds. In fact, there was a period of about 4 years where the shows were horrible. Finally, maybe around the time Mrs. Wiggins was created, they were somewhat good again. Carol is likable so you wanted to see her. Liked Harvey, loved looking at Lyle, and Vicki clearly is a very talented actress, comedian, and singer--often, I liked her more than Carol. (Her touring one woman show is hilarious--and the audience is very diverse as to color and age AND her one woman show is much better than Seinfeld's touring snoozefest show.) I also never thought Tim was funny. Dick was always a good performer, and he must have appealed to many since his TV series had very good runs.

by Anonymousreply 5103/24/2014

R53 see R26

by Anonymousreply 5203/24/2014

My mom loved Mrs. Wiggins because she reminded her of a dumb bitch she worked with named Clara. I never heard the end about Clara growing up.

by Anonymousreply 5303/24/2014

R27 = read R45. Dick Van Dyke needed a job. His quest to be a movie star never materialized (although he appeared in a couple of successful ones post the Dick Van Dyke Show) and his TV series were duds. He was 50 and no longer relevant.

by Anonymousreply 5403/24/2014

Believe it or not the show needed Harvey Korman and was a shadow of itself with his departure. Perhaps had this occurred mid-run, they could have found a replacement who had time to get his feet wet and gain acceptance from the audience, but after, what, 11 or 12 seasons, the show was running out of gas anyway, and it was a case of too little, too late.

I'm pretty sure Steve Martin hosted an episode the final season, but, generally speaking, the show was on its last legs.

by Anonymousreply 5503/24/2014

"Yes, but that was AFTER the Carol Burnett gig."

Well, so what? To hear some of you talk, his career was over, absolutely over, after The Dick Van Dyke show and he was some poor has-been that couldn't get a job, which is why he took the "second banana" role the the Carol Burnett Show. Actually, he worked a lot; not everything he did was successful but it wasn't like he couldn't find work.

by Anonymousreply 5603/24/2014

Take a pill, r59.

by Anonymousreply 5703/24/2014

I always thought Dick Van Dyke had spunk. I LIKE spunk.

by Anonymousreply 5803/24/2014

When did I eat banana?

by Anonymousreply 5903/24/2014

I think r59 was just doing a monologue from Dennis Weaver's "Cocaine: One Man's Seduction."

by Anonymousreply 6003/24/2014

[quote]I'm pretty sure Steve Martin hosted an episode the final season, but, generally speaking, the show was on its last legs.

No one EVER hosted the show but me, bitch!

by Anonymousreply 6103/24/2014

Carol and Dick like comparing apples to oranges. Second banana? It's all sour grapes.

by Anonymousreply 6203/24/2014

I guess it was over before Mango could do a guest spot.

by Anonymousreply 6303/24/2014

Same for me.

by Anonymousreply 6403/24/2014

Dick Van Dyke simply was not only, NOT FUNNY, but he was dragging the whole show down with him. Sketch comedy was dying, because it had to be bland, SNL could be a lot more daring. MTM tried a variety show and died. Van Dyke was not funny anymore.

It is no coincidence that his other long running show was not a comedy.

He did the Golden Girls playing a boyfriend of one of the girls, a spot reserved for never was performers like Rhoda's dad, and Dutch from Soap and Ann Romono's ex. Like Barney Miller who played a role, he was past his time.

by Anonymousreply 6503/24/2014

Thank you for fucking my end

Fuck me once or twice and then again

Your heart is true

You're a pal not a stupid Jew

And if you threw a party

Invited everyone but Jews

You would see

Every damn, Iz-ray-al-ee

Would say "Oh vey I'm so oppressed"

Plant trees in Iz-ray-al

by Anonymousreply 6603/24/2014

This is the only Van Dyke "Top Banana" I would want to see... rawrrrrrr!

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by Anonymousreply 6703/24/2014

R68 I think you mean variety shows were dying. Of the I will come out on stage in my Bob Mackie costume variety. But sketch comedy most definitely was NOT dead.

R64 - host, special guest stars, whatever they were called...you know what I mean.

by Anonymousreply 6803/24/2014

The DVD show was his peak as a comedian. His only other real success was Diagnosis Murder, but that wasn't comedy. And that came long after the DVD show.

by Anonymousreply 6903/24/2014

The DVD show was probably his showiest moment, but it definitely not his "peak as a comedian." The work he did in movies and his other tv shows was equal to what he did in the DVD show, even if they weren't the huge success the DVD show was.

He was great in "Cold Turkey", a very funny movie that featured a slew of talented actors and comedians: Bob Newhart, Jean Stapleton, Vincent Gardenia, Tom Poston, Bob and Ray, Judith Lowry, Paul Benedict, Barnard Hughes, Pippa Scott, Edward Everett Horton, and Graham Jarvis.

Did Carol Burnett ever succeed in a dramatic role? I think she tried a few, but never was very good at it.

by Anonymousreply 7003/24/2014

R70, that's Dick van Patten, not Dick van Dyke.

by Anonymousreply 7103/24/2014

R74 with BARRY Van Dyke.

by Anonymousreply 7203/24/2014

Carol was excellent in Friendly Fire. Dick was good in The Morning After, not so much in The Runner Stumbles.

Love them both.

by Anonymousreply 7303/24/2014

Dick was fabulous and heartbreaking in "The Morning After." Just watched it on Youtube a few months ago, but now can't find it.

by Anonymousreply 7403/24/2014

Don't forget the early Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear movie, "Divorce, American Style" with Dick and DL fave Debbie Reynolds.

by Anonymousreply 7503/24/2014

"Carol was excellent in Friendly Fire."

Actually, she got mediocre reviews for that. Ned Beatty, who played her husband, got all the accolades for that one.

by Anonymousreply 7603/25/2014

[quote] Actually, she got mediocre reviews for that.

She received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a mini-series or a special

by Anonymousreply 7703/25/2014

"She received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a mini-series or a special."

She got an Emmy nomination because she was Carole Burnett. The reviews for her performance were not good. I saw that mini-series; she's not very good at drama.

by Anonymousreply 7803/25/2014

Let's not forget "Fresno"! (Featuring Jerry Van Dyke!)

by Anonymousreply 7903/25/2014

Sorry, forgot to post a link.

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by Anonymousreply 8003/25/2014

New York Times review for r79/r81:

"And, holding the entire structure together, Carol Burnett and Ned Beatty are superb as the parents... Miss Burnett is uncompromising in her portrayal of a woman determined, if not possessed. Several days after prescreening the film, I was discussing the program, and, momentarily, couldn't remember who played Peg Mullen. For a while, I wondered if this lapse of memory reflected unfavorably on Miss Burnett's performance, but then I realized that her interpretation of Peg was etched vividly in my memory. This is not an actor-ish display. It is completely self-effacing, totally submerged in character. Coming on top of her performance in Robert Altman's film 'The Wedding', 'Friendly Fire' establishes Miss Burnett, the proven comedienne, as an exceptionally fine actress."

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by Anonymousreply 8103/25/2014

Obviously the person who did the NY Time review was a big fan of Carol Burnett's.

I saw "Friendly Fire." Burnett's performance was bland and forgettable. It was obvious that she was trying, but she just wasn't convincing as the mother of a young man killed so senselessly.

by Anonymousreply 8203/26/2014

[quote]Obviously the person who did the NY Time review was a big fan of Carol Burnett's.

"A big fan" who couldn't remember her name?

by Anonymousreply 8303/26/2014

Carol got great reviews for "Friendly Fire"--not just in the Times but everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 8403/26/2014

Carol's show was subversively loopy, like her unconventional childhood with her loser parents and nutty Grandma. And her posse Harvey, Vicki and later Tim all shared the same quirky way of looking at the world.

Her show made a nice opener for SNL, which was on the same night right after the news.

Van Dyke was too middle-of-the-road Middle America. Talk about a one-hit wonder.

And they never include his episodes in any of the CBS compilations.

by Anonymousreply 8503/26/2014

[quote]Talk about a one-hit wonder.

Bye, Bye Birdie was a hit on stage and screen. The Dick Van Dyke show is a TV classic and Mary Poppins is a film classic. Cold Turkey is a minor masterpiece and Van Dyke is the glue that holds it together. Even Diagnosis: Murder ran for years and made him millions.

by Anonymousreply 8603/26/2014

Dick Van Dyke has multiple Emmys, one Tony and one Grammy.

He is an Oscar away from EGOT

by Anonymousreply 8703/26/2014

"A big fan" who couldn't remember her name?"

That review implied that Burnett's performance was so stunning, that the character of Peg Mullen was so "etched vividly" in the reviewer's mind that she forgot the incredibly famous Carol Burnett played the role. That review seems full of shit; mindless ass-kissing.

by Anonymousreply 8803/26/2014

I finally saw the full version of the famous Mama and Eunice Play Password sketch from the last season. Dick was pretty ghastly in it. Of course, without Harvey's Ed in it, it felt all wrong anyway.

by Anonymousreply 8903/27/2014

I eat old peoples excrement.

by Anonymousreply 9003/27/2014

Let's just say "Van Dyke's dick" wasn't as long as his face would lead people to think.

by Anonymousreply 9110/22/2015

[quote] Joe Hamilton (Carol's then-husband and the show's producer) severely underpaid all the performers other than Carol herself, which is why Lyle Waggoner left.

And now he's laughing all the way to the bank.

by Anonymousreply 9210/22/2015

I too was alive then.DVD tried to recreate the success of his original show in the 60 s but the two sitcoms were not very good. After a few successful movies that was not working out either. So the previous posters were right that he was considered something of a has been who couldn't recreate his success of the 60s. Everyone liked him, but as others posted, it seemed his glory days were over. I also agree that he was not funny on the CBS and it was disappointing. I agree with others that he resorts to the stupid Stan Laurel shtick which was not funny. His career was saved by DM, but that wasn't until the early 90s. He had another shot at a sitcom in 1988 that lasted 6 episodes. His career is a lot like Andy Griffiths. Some early good movies, a classic sitcom, and lots of misses until a late life drama/mystery show.

by Anonymousreply 9310/22/2015

Three words Van Dyke and Company

by Anonymousreply 9410/22/2015

[quote]And now he's laughing all the way to the bank.

The correct expression is "CRYING all the way to the bank."

by Anonymousreply 9510/22/2015

R86 -I agree that " Cold Turkey" is a minor masterpiece. As a kid he was in two rites of childhood-" Mary Poppins" and " "Bang, Bang". Just like Julie Andrews, Disney, and Social Sercurity - you can't go through life without them. I also like his performance in " Poppins". He is also great in a film called " Divorce, American Style". He did help bring Burnett's show closer to the end. But it was a dinosaur even then. Does anyone remember the TV movie of the week where he played an alcoholic ?

by Anonymousreply 9610/22/2015

I simply cannot abide those who criticize Van Dyke's accent in Mary Poppins as if it ruins the film. He was playing a chimney sweep in a Disney musical where he danced with singing cartoon penguins and you're upset that his accent wasn't authentically Cockney for this film?? Absurd.

by Anonymousreply 9710/22/2015

Dick van Dyke has a HUGE cock.

by Anonymousreply 9810/22/2015

I thought he only had a big floppy pancreas.

by Anonymousreply 9910/22/2015

I peeked at dick in the dressing room. So fine!

by Anonymousreply 10010/22/2015

[quote]Yes, Carol was the star, but she also need a male lead or at least a strong supporting actor, Harvey and Dyke filled that role.

Agreed that Vicki Lawrence was very masculine; but all the same, is it fair to refer to her as "Dyke"?

by Anonymousreply 10110/22/2015

R96 Divorce American Style is one of my favorite films and I thought DVD was excellent in that role. I think if he had found more scripts like that, he could have had more success in film because he really was a good actor.

by Anonymousreply 10210/22/2015

[quote] I simply cannot abide those who criticize Van Dyke's accent in Mary Poppins as if it ruins the film.

That is the least of that movie's problems, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 10310/22/2015

Dick should have stayed longer.

by Anonymousreply 10404/12/2019

They are bringing the lost unseen episodes to ME TV next week!

by Anonymousreply 10504/13/2019

R104 Are you saying he had premature ejaculation?

by Anonymousreply 10604/13/2019

[quote]Van Dyke went on to have a successful tv series after the original Dick Van Dyke show: "Diagnosis Murder." I never watched it, but it was popular enought to stay on for eight seasons.

Because I was on it.

by Anonymousreply 10704/13/2019

R106, that is EXACTLY what I am saying!

by Anonymousreply 10804/13/2019

They should have just called him a very special guest star like they did with Tim Conway.

by Anonymousreply 10904/13/2019

Van Dyke was on a roll starting with Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, the Dick Van Dyke Show and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But by the time Harvey Korman left Carol's show, he was in a definite dry spell. Also, a major draw of the Burnett show in it's later years was "The Family" sketches, and Van Dyke didn't fit in those sketches at all.

by Anonymousreply 11004/13/2019

I'm sure they all had big plans but their careers kind of fizzled afterwards, didn't they?

Wasn't Carol at an awards show recently and she mentioned everyone except Dick?

The show had just run it's course. The look of comedy was changing; nobody wanted musical numbers anymore.

by Anonymousreply 11104/13/2019

I really liked "The New Dick Van Dyke" show, which featured (in addition to the aforementioned Hope Lange) DL fave Fannie Flagg. I don't think it's ever been in syndication -- is it streamable anywhere?

by Anonymousreply 11204/13/2019

His stint on this show couldn’t possibly have been worse than Floppy Poopy Turds.

by Anonymousreply 11304/13/2019

I thought it was interesting that when they were first casting for the DVD show, the two actors up for the lead were Dick Van Dyke and Johnny Carson [obviously they would have called it The Johnny Carson Show if Johnny had won the part]. DVD was the better choice because he clearly had more range than JC.

I think what worked for DVD in the early 60s just didn't work in the late 70s.

Both DVD and MTM tried to recreate "Rob and Laura" in a few specials but it never really clicked. You just can't go home again.

by Anonymousreply 11404/13/2019

[quote]Van Dyke was on a roll starting with Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, the Dick Van Dyke Show and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

No, he peaked with Mary Poppins despite his racist accent. His movie career flopped and he had to return to television which was even worse because his show was absolutely horrible and yet it stayed on for a couple of years, re-emphasizing how low he sank.

This was made even worse as Mary Tyler Moore was able to pull off another hit show and critically acclaimed one too.

By the time Carol Burnett offered to rescue him, her show was already in the toilet with Vicki Lawrence's singing career, though to be fair, Vicki only recorded to help her the husband who was a songwriter.

by Anonymousreply 11504/14/2019

He was just awul

by Anonymousreply 11604/23/2020

Jerry Van Dyke was definitely second-banana to Barry Van Dyke.

by Anonymousreply 11704/23/2020

They didn't need two dykes on the show.

by Anonymousreply 11804/23/2020

Six years too late, Vicki.

by Anonymousreply 11904/23/2020

He seemed out of place. They should have just made him a special guest star. Carol blamed his lack of success on the show as the writers not knowing to write for him in her last book, "This Time Together".

by Anonymousreply 12006/06/2020

There was room for only one van Dyke on Carol's show and that was moi.

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by Anonymousreply 12106/06/2020

I was pressured for sex in top banana.

by Anonymousreply 12206/06/2020

The Carol Burnett Show is as archaic now as Hee Haw and The Lawrence Welk Show.

by Anonymousreply 12306/06/2020

Dick Van Dyke was like Andy Griffith, he had a hit classic comedy show, then a string of failed ones until finding a hit gentle crime drama in his later years.

by Anonymousreply 12406/06/2020

I wonder if he and Carol might have had a little fling whilst doing Same Time Next Year together. I don't think she and Rock ever did though.

by Anonymousreply 12506/06/2020

^ Perceptive is your middle name.

by Anonymousreply 12606/06/2020

r115 How could having a bad cockney accent be considered racist? Cockneys are white.

by Anonymousreply 12706/06/2020

r127

You can be racist against any group of people. Like I hate DUMBASSES, like you

by Anonymousreply 12806/06/2020

Like I Like?

by Anonymousreply 12906/06/2020

[quote]I really liked "The New Dick Van Dyke" show, which featured (in addition to the aforementioned Hope Lange) DL fave Fannie Flagg. I don't think it's ever been in syndication -- is it streamable anywhere?

It ran in syndication at least once because I remember seeing it either in the late 80s or 90s. Might have been A&E or Bravo back in their earlier incarnations. Or Lifetime before their true crime movies took over. I seem to recall seeing it air during daytime hours. Maybe someone resurrected it after DVD had success with Diagnosis: Murder. I'm surprised it hasn't shown up on on one of the mesothelioma channels like AntennaTV or Cozi.

by Anonymousreply 13006/07/2020

r128 So you're saying Dick Van Dyke was racist against white people?

by Anonymousreply 13106/07/2020

Although they did not live up to the first DVDS, the first two seasons of "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" were good. The format change in season three ruined the show. The show was syndicated, but not played a lot because it was not that popular and had less than the desired 100+ episodes for syndication.

by Anonymousreply 13206/07/2020

The New DVD show reran on some obscure religious owned nostalgia channel called GoodLife TV that then became AmericanLife TV in the early 2000s, which also aired the Color Honeymooners episodes. I remember because those were the only reasons I watched that channel.

by Anonymousreply 13306/07/2020

Banana is transphobic.

by Anonymousreply 13406/07/2020

Why didn't Dick van Dyke work out on the show?

One word: B O O Z E

by Anonymousreply 13506/07/2020

His nose kept growing and still is

by Anonymousreply 13606/08/2020

I wonder if Carol and DVD are still friends? Cutting him out of the syndication shows is cold.

Carol was having problems with her marriage and druggie daughter at the time. Daughter got better- marriage didn't.

by Anonymousreply 13706/08/2020

Is it Dick Van Dyke or Dick van Dyke or Richard Truck Lesbian (politically correct)

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by Anonymousreply 13907/31/2020

Vicki singing “Your Lies”

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by Anonymousreply 14007/31/2020

Dick asked me personally to play a real corpse on his show Diagnosis Murder, but I told him to go fuck himself.

by Anonymousreply 14107/31/2020

Carol never has spoken to Dick since she had him escorted off the lot by security.

by Anonymousreply 14207/31/2020

Barry Van Dyke was never given the exposure he deserved. He didn't need to be Olivier, just take off his shirt whenever possible.

by Anonymousreply 14308/01/2020

r143 His nose was too big.

by Anonymousreply 14408/02/2020

Dick wasn't the only Dyke on The Carole Burnett Show.

by Anonymousreply 14508/02/2020

Carol!

by Anonymousreply 14608/02/2020

[quote]Dick Van Dyke has multiple Emmys, one Tony and one Grammy. [quote] He is an Oscar away from EGOT

Yeah, but he’ll never get an Oscar as long as the Academy has any British actors who heard his accent in [italic]Mary Poppins[/italic] as voting members. We’re lucky the UK didn’t take that as a declaration of war by the US.

[quote] My Fair Lady. They did it at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater... Carol played Henry Higgins and Dick played Eliza Doolittle using his great Cockney accent. I took Ma, and it was great.

He was such a chameleon he was unrecognizable in the role!

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