The Dick Van Dyke Show

1961 TV-G 2 seasons

The Dick Van Dyke Show

1961 TV-G 2 seasons
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While juggling his many responsibilities as head writer for "The Alan Brady Show," committed family man Rob attempts to keep his sophisticated housewife, Laura, and lovable son, Ritchie, happy amid all sorts of unexpected crises.
Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Deacon, Larry Mathews, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Jerry Paris, Carl Reiner
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 4 (1964) - 5 discs

The hilarity continues in this fourth season of Carl Reiner's Emmy Award-winning TV series starring Dick Van Dyke as writer Rob Petrie and Mary Tyler Moore as his better half, actress Laura.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this classic 1960s multi-Emmy Award-winning series features lots of comedy and musical acts that are both entertaining and family friendly. As was typical of the time, pipe, cigar, and cigarette smoking is occasionally visible. Parties often feature people with cocktails, and jokes sometimes make references to drunkenness. Because the themes revolve around work and marriage, it probably won't appeal to younger kids (although it's mild enough if it does).

Sexual Content

Some extremely mild flirtations and kissing between married folk.


Bickering among co-workers is frequent, but any physical violence is of the comedic kind.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The series reflects the traditional white, middle class values of the time, but it also has references to the social changes taking place as a result of the Kennedy era. It also has strong positive themes of relationships and family.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

People are shown with cocktails during parties. As was typical of the time, pipe, cigar, and cigarette smoking is sometimes visible. The show's cast appeared in a popular cigarette commercial.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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