It's been over 50 years since "The Dick Van Dyke Show" ended its run, but the show has really never left the airwaves -- its blend of sophisticated and slapstick humor set a sitcom standard that has rarely been matched. What else is there to say? We attempt a few things, including which cast member almost left the show, which actress was almost cast as Laura Petrie and what episode caused the most controversy for creator Carl Reiner.
The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book, by Vince Waldron
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Buisness: A Memoir, by Dick Van Dyke
"Dick Van Dyke: 'Supernormal' Comedian," Richard Gehman, TV Guide, December 8, 1962
" 'The Dick Van Dyke Show': They've Got No Kick Coming," TV Guide, March 27, 1965
"Rehearsing a 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' " Leslie Raddatz, TV Guide, February 26, 1966