The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Life and Love of Joe Coogan

Season 3, Ep 17, Aired 1/22/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Rob meets Laura's old flame Joe Coogan at the country club, Rob tells Laura he met Joe and Laura thinks he looked in her shoebox where her poems are kept. (The poems are kept in the basement) What Laura doesn't know is the Sonnets give a clue as to what Joe does for a living. Laura & Millie play Golf with Father Joe Coogan. Laura invites Joe to dinner. In the mean time, Rob invites Sally as a date for Joe, not knowing he's a priest and gets a big shock.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dick Van Dyke

    Rob Petrie

  • Mary Tyler Moore

    Laura Petrie

  • Richard Deacon

    Melvin Cooley

  • Rose Marie

    Sally Rogers

  • Morey Amsterdam

    Maurice "Buddy" Sorrell

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • The last part of the synopsis is wrong. Laura, invited Joe. Rob, invited Sally. Buddy, wasn't even there.

    Trivia (2)

    • In this episode. Laura, tells Millie that she met Joe Coogan, in college. Long, before she met Rob. However, in episode #65 (Laura's little lie ). We found out that Laura was only seventeen when she married Rob. Figure that out?

    • In this episode, Laura tells Millie that she met Joe Coogan in college. Long before she met and married Rob. However, in episode #65 ( Laura's little lie ) Laura admits to Rob, she lied on their marriage license. She was only seventeen, when they wed. So, how did she know Joe Coogan in college?

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