The Dick Van Dyke Show

Season 2 Episode 7

What's in a Middle Name?

0
Aired Unknown Nov 07, 1962 on CBS
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
25 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Ritchie wonders what the "R" in his middle name stands for (Rosebud) Rob and Laura figure out how to explain how he got Rose Bud for a middle name, it started when Laura tells Rob she is going to have a baby. Ritchie learns he has 7 middle names! (which spell out Rosebud)moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
Monday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Richie has to find his birth certificate to discover if he has a middle name like all his friends do, but when he finds out it's "Rosebud"....

    9.1
    This is a classic episode I remember from my childhood, and I've watched it on my DVD version a couple of times since I purchased it with no loss of enjoyment.



    Yes, the premise is far-fetched. (Would any parents really be willing to saddle their son with such a middle name just to satisfy all the grandparents?) But, the joy of this episode is in the flashback sequence with each grandparent (and one great-grandparent) making their individual cases for the names they want. As with the very best comedy, the exaggeration only makes the kernel of truth at the bottom of it all that much more relevant.



    I'm not sure I would rank this episode in my top five, but that's only because this series is so rich in excellence. It's definitely in the top 20, though.moreless
Carl Benton Reid

Carl Benton Reid

Mr. Meeker

Guest Star

Geraldine Wall

Geraldine Wall

Mrs. Meeker

Guest Star

J. Pat O'Malley

J. Pat O'Malley

Sam Petrie

Guest Star

Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon

Melvin Cooley

Recurring Role

Jerry Paris

Jerry Paris

Jerry Helper

Recurring Role

Isabel Randolph

Isabel Randolph

Mrs. Petrie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less
  • 8:00 pm
    Bad Teacher Nix the Fat Week
    NEW
    CBS
  •  
    Bet on Your Baby
    NEW
    ABC
  • 8:30 pm
    Bad Teacher Life Science
    NEW
    CBS
  • 10:00 pm
    Nightline Prime
    NEW
    ABC