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.
Dick van Dyke on "The Carol Burnett Show"
|by Anonymous||reply 152||08/02/2020|
b/c he sucked
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/23/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/23/2014|
He left because of Vicki Lawrence's constant pressure for him to fuck her in the ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||03/23/2014|
What play did Carol and Dick do together.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||03/23/2014|
[quote] What play did Carol and Dick do together.
Either Same Time, Next Year or I Do, I Do
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/23/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 8||03/23/2014|
R10 That's the MISTER Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/23/2014|
[quote]Carol played Henry Higgins
Was he a relative?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/23/2014|
r13 Not to mention Mrs. Hawiggins.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/23/2014|
Where was I during all this?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||03/23/2014|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/23/2014|
One dyke was enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||03/23/2014|
The New Dick van Dyke Show and Van Dyke & Company were both before his stint on The Carol Burnett Show, not after it.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/23/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 18||03/23/2014|
OMG, will you people stop saying "second banana"?! WTF? Who says things like that? Krusty the Klown?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/23/2014|
Who says things like "Krusty the Klown"? Peter Griffin?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/23/2014|
Second clown or NOTHING
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/23/2014|
He just didn't get with Carol/Vicki/Tim.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/23/2014|
Would you prefer "Top Banana"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/23/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 24||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||03/23/2014|
[quote]OMG, will you people stop saying "second banana"?! WTF? Who says things like that?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/23/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||03/23/2014|
STOP saying "second banana," r33.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/23/2014|
R34 is an undesirable, mushy, rotten banana.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||03/23/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||03/23/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 36||03/23/2014|
r32 Any episode of "My Mother, The Car" will tell you that.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/24/2014|
Let's not forget Jerry's brilliance on my show!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/24/2014|
Stop saying second banana!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/24/2014|
R42, is your name "Chiquita"?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/24/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 41||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||03/24/2014|
Wasn't this the period that his alcoholism was at its worst?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||03/24/2014|
R46 Yes, but that was AFTER the Carol Burnett gig.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||03/24/2014|
Carol was clearly the top banana.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/24/2014|
If you wanna be the top banana, you gotta start at the bottom of the bunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||03/24/2014|
R53 see R26
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||03/24/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 56||03/24/2014|
Take a pill, r59.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/24/2014|
I always thought Dick Van Dyke had spunk. I LIKE spunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/24/2014|
When did I eat banana?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/24/2014|
I think r59 was just doing a monologue from Dennis Weaver's "Cocaine: One Man's Seduction."
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/24/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 61||03/24/2014|
Carol and Dick like comparing apples to oranges. Second banana? It's all sour grapes.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/24/2014|
I guess it was over before Mango could do a guest spot.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/24/2014|
Same for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||03/24/2014|
This is the only Van Dyke "Top Banana" I would want to see... rawrrrrrr!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||03/24/2014|
R70, that's Dick van Patten, not Dick van Dyke.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/24/2014|
R74 with BARRY Van Dyke.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/24/2014|
Carol was excellent in Friendly Fire. Dick was good in The Morning After, not so much in The Runner Stumbles.
Love them both.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/24/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||03/24/2014|
Don't forget the early Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear movie, "Divorce, American Style" with Dick and DL fave Debbie Reynolds.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/24/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 76||03/25/2014|
[quote] Actually, she got mediocre reviews for that.
She received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a mini-series or a special
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/25/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 78||03/25/2014|
Let's not forget "Fresno"! (Featuring Jerry Van Dyke!)
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/25/2014|
Sorry, forgot to post a link.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/25/2014|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/25/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||03/26/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 83||03/26/2014|
Carol got great reviews for "Friendly Fire"--not just in the Times but everywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/26/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||03/26/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 86||03/26/2014|
Dick Van Dyke has multiple Emmys, one Tony and one Grammy.
He is an Oscar away from EGOT
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/26/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 88||03/26/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 89||03/27/2014|
I eat old peoples excrement.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/27/2014|
Let's just say "Van Dyke's dick" wasn't as long as his face would lead people to think.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/22/2015|
[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 Anonymous||reply 92||10/22/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||10/22/2015|
Three words Van Dyke and Company
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/22/2015|
[quote]And now he's laughing all the way to the bank.
The correct expression is "CRYING all the way to the bank."
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/22/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 96||10/22/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 97||10/22/2015|
Dick van Dyke has a HUGE cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/22/2015|
I thought he only had a big floppy pancreas.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/22/2015|
I peeked at dick in the dressing room. So fine!
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/22/2015|
[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 Anonymous||reply 101||10/22/2015|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||10/22/2015|
[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 Anonymous||reply 103||10/22/2015|
Dick should have stayed longer.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/12/2019|
They are bringing the lost unseen episodes to ME TV next week!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/13/2019|
R104 Are you saying he had premature ejaculation?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/13/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 107||04/13/2019|
R106, that is EXACTLY what I am saying!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/13/2019|
They should have just called him a very special guest star like they did with Tim Conway.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 110||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 111||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 112||04/13/2019|
His stint on this show couldn’t possibly have been worse than Floppy Poopy Turds.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 114||04/13/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 115||04/14/2019|
He was just awul
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/23/2020|
Jerry Van Dyke was definitely second-banana to Barry Van Dyke.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/23/2020|
They didn't need two dykes on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/23/2020|
Six years too late, Vicki.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/23/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 120||06/06/2020|
There was room for only one van Dyke on Carol's show and that was moi.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/06/2020|
I was pressured for sex in top banana.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||06/06/2020|
The Carol Burnett Show is as archaic now as Hee Haw and The Lawrence Welk Show.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||06/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 124||06/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 125||06/06/2020|
^ Perceptive is your middle name.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||06/06/2020|
r115 How could having a bad cockney accent be considered racist? Cockneys are white.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||06/06/2020|
You can be racist against any group of people. Like I hate DUMBASSES, like you
|by Anonymous||reply 128||06/06/2020|
Like I Like?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||06/06/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 130||06/07/2020|
r128 So you're saying Dick Van Dyke was racist against white people?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||06/07/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 132||06/07/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 133||06/07/2020|
Banana is transphobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||06/07/2020|
Why didn't Dick van Dyke work out on the show?
One word: B O O Z E
|by Anonymous||reply 135||06/07/2020|
His nose kept growing and still is
|by Anonymous||reply 136||06/08/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 137||06/08/2020|
Is it Dick Van Dyke or Dick van Dyke or Richard Truck Lesbian (politically correct)
|by Anonymous||reply 138||07/30/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 139||07/31/2020|
Vicki singing “Your Lies”
|by Anonymous||reply 140||07/31/2020|
Dick asked me personally to play a real corpse on his show Diagnosis Murder, but I told him to go fuck himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||07/31/2020|
Carol never has spoken to Dick since she had him escorted off the lot by security.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 143||08/01/2020|
r143 His nose was too big.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||08/02/2020|
Dick wasn't the only Dyke on The Carole Burnett Show.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||08/02/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 146||08/02/2020|
[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!
|by Anonymous||reply 147||08/02/2020|