**Comedy spoilers below**
This is one of those episodes that reminds everyone why Dick Van Dyke is such a very funny man. His endless gags trying to guarantee Laura has an effortless (and quick) trip to the hospital is priceless.
He is so meticulous in his planning that it borders on obsession! As we discover all of his strategies, you can't help but laugh at the nutty genius of it all! He doesn't sleep, eat or change his clothes. When the big moment arrives of course his plans fall to the wayside and crazyness ensues!
This is yet another spotlight on how great DVD is at physical humour! He plays the out of control father to be perfectly!
His laying in bed with his suit on, his hat behind him, in easy reach, and the planning with military precision is gut busting!
With out a doubt this episode is one of the DVDS classics!