The Dick Van Dyke Show

Season 3 Episode 13

The Alan Brady Show Presents

Aired Unknown Dec 18, 1963 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The staff has to plan a Christmas show.

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  • Best of the best.

    This episode is the one of the best of the entire series. The interaction of the crew and the innovation of the musicals made it extremely enjoyable. "The Alan Brady Song" is one of the best songs written for a sitcom. The songs in general were written around the holiday and made an impression on our whole family...we still sing a lot of them, and laugh whenever we see the episode at Christmastime. It NEVER gets old and never goes out of style. The writing and total theme of this particular episode were not only funny at the time of the original showing, but it is timeless in respect to it's continued comedic content. As I said, the best of the best episodes OF ALL TIME!!!!moreless
Cornell Chulay

Cornell Chulay

little girl

Guest Star

Brendan Freeman

Brendan Freeman

little boy

Guest Star

Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon

Melvin Cooley

Recurring Role

Jerry Paris

Jerry Paris

announcer (voice only)/Jerry Helper

Recurring Role

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    • Unlike the other episodes that take place behind the scenes, this one is presented as an actual holiday installment of 'The Alan Brady Show'. Sally performs the comic number 'Santa, Send a Fella'. She also disrupts Buddy's attempt at a cello solo with her unwanted piano playing. Richie performs 'The Little Drummer Boy' while Rob and Laura ham it up as flirting, dancing Santas. The highlight features Rob, Laura, Buddy and Sally performing 'I Am a Fine Musician' and a tribute to Alan Brady with the 'Alan Brady' song, led by Rob

    • The only holiday episode of the series was filmed without the customary studio audience because of the many set and prop changes.

    • This episode is the only time the cast sings the theme song.