The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Ugliest Dog in the World

Season 5, Ep 4, Aired 10/6/65
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  • Episode Description
  • Rob tries to write a part for a dog who is going to be on The Alan Brady Show. After the dog's part is cut from the show Rob tries to find a home for the dog, But nobody wants the dog.

  • 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
  • Quotes (1)

    • Rexford Spaulding: Do you know what we call a cross between a Schnauzer and a poodle? Rob: No, what? Rocky Spaulding: (Rex's wife cuts in) A Shnoodle! (Both Rex and Rocky laugh riotously) Rexford Spaulding: I, myself am a FREEK! Rob: A W-w-what!? Rexford Spaulding: A FREEK, one half French, the other Greek......FREEK!

    Notes (1)

    • The Dick Van Dyke Show's reputation for clever wordplay is richly warranted and again in evidence in this episode. Note that the dog groomer is played by Billy De Wolf (the wolf being the closest ancestor to the domesticated canine) and his character is named...Rex. Those little hidden gems are a big part of the show's lasting power. It's just so much fun to watch an old episode and find a cleverly hidden play on words you hadn't noticed before.

    Trivia (2)

    • The dog salon where Rob & Laura take Horrible is called the Puppy Palace. Yet, the aprons worn by the staff very plainly have "Poodle Palace" stitched on them.

    • When Rob is explaining his idea for a "Pygmalion" sketch, the characters refer to the dog star "Palley" alternately as a male and a female.

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