MeTV Celebrates Carl Reiner beginning Sunday, July 5

Watch Reiner's personal favorite episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show at 11PM | 10C.

Beginning this Sunday, July 5, at 11PM | 10C, MeTV will be celebrating the career of the late Carl Reiner with specially programmed episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. In 2019, Reiner picked his 20 personal favorite episodes of the pioneering sitcom.

As gracious as he was, Reiner shined the spotlight on his colleagues and costars, highlighting brilliant moments of Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke, et al. And, yes, he naturally had to select one with his own character, Alan Brady, the self-deprecating classic "Coast to Coast Big Mouth," which has arguably the funniest moment with a toupee in television history.

To celebrate his life and work, MeTV proudly presents Reiner's favorite eight episodes throughout July. These selections will air in MeTV's regularly scheduled airing of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Sundays at 11PM | 10C.

Here is what you will see.


Sunday, July 5

"Coast to Coast Big Mouth"
11PM | 10C

Laura accidentally reveals that Alan Brady is bald on live TV!

"That's My Boy??"
11:30PM | 10C

Rob and Laura think they brought the wrong baby home from the hospital.


Sunday, July 12

"It May Look Like a Walnut"
11PM | 10C

Rob falls asleep during a sci-fi movie and gets visited by an alien from another planet.

"The Curious Thing About Women"
11:30PM | 10C

Laura is shocked when Rob uses their breakfast banter as basis for an "Alan Brady" sketch.


Sunday, July 19

"Never Bathe on Saturday"
11PM | 10C

Laura gets stuck in the bathtub.

"Where Did I Come From?"
11:30PM | 10C

Richie's simple question unfolds the hilarious tale of the day he was born.


Sunday, July 26

"October Eve"
11PM | 10C

Laura's past comes back to haunt her in the form of a naked painting. Reiner plays the painter.

"All About Eavesdropping"
11:30PM | 10C

Richie's toy intercom leads to trouble when Rob and Laura turn into eavesdroppers.


Join us for this special four-week event.

 
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HalPritzker 30 days ago
Reiner lived a VERY charmed life. During WW II, as a total entertainment unknown, he wound up entertaining our troops---rather than helping defeat the enemy. Got in on the ground floor of tv during the Fifties while "working" with Sid Caesar, etc.. Rode with "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to big-shot status, then used that as a springboard to become an even bigger big-shot. Became a multi-millionaire, which allowed him to live in the Beverly Hills ivory tower. Ultimately, he departed from "natural causes" at age 98. No one, including he, could have written a better script.
DavidFentress 1 month ago
I'm disappointed MeTV isn't airing more shows to commemorate Carl Reiner. This is it? I am looking forward to seeing Carl Reiner's favorite episodes of Dick Van Dyke Sunday nights in July, But they would have all been shown eventually anyway in the Sunday night time slot. I was hoping for a 2 or 3 hour block of Reiner's favorites on Sunday afternoon or something like that. Or perhaps some other programming in which Carl Reiner had a hand. Oh well.
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
Coast to Coast Big Mouth, Long Night's Journey Into Day, That's My Boy? and Ghost Of A. Chantz are probably my favourites.
DoubleNaughtSpy 1 month ago
Oh, c'mon, MeTV, doesn't a comedy legend like Carl Reiner deserve a PRIME TIME tribute? Yeah, we know that "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is regularly scheduled for 11 PM on Sunday nights.

But can't you guys --- just for one week --- put "The Andy Griffith Show" on hiatus and feature the episodes hand-picked by Carl Reiner himself as a good old-fashioned "summer replacement series"?

People who just can't survive without a "Nip it in the bud" or the 7,295th broadcast of "The Pickle Story" have everything on DVD anyway.
DoubleNaughtSpy 1 month ago
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moax429 1 month ago
You also forgot: Carl Reiner directed and had a brief cameo in George Burns' 1977 hit "Oh, God!," which also starred the late John Denver in his first movie role. That was a funny movie. (I'm extremely proud to say, however, I *never have* and *never will* see any of those Martin wastes of time. The only way I would is if I were able to bring a case of Maalox Plus into the theater, which I'd be guzzling down to keep from getting nauseous and hurling.)

In any event, R.I.P. Carl Reiner. You will be missed for the *good* things you did.
Wiseguy moax429 1 month ago
They didn't forget anything. If you want a complete credit list go to IMDb.com. MeTV has limited space and time to list everything that YOU remember.
moax429 Wiseguy 1 month ago
Look at the article again, idiot. It *didn't* mention "Oh, God!"

And may I suggest you locate a vinyl copy of the uncensored version of Luther "Luke" Campbell and the 2 Live Crew's album "Banned in the USA" and see the poster for those who don't believe in the First Amendment. (The poster is larger with the vinyl version.)

Goodbye.
CDDIAMOND moax429 1 month ago
Name calling is unnecessary.
DavidFentress moax429 1 month ago
No need to call anyone an idiot. That's not nice.
RkBke 1 month ago
to be honest I never thought dick van dyke was funny at all...
gumby7 RkBke 1 month ago
I think his brother is much funnier.
RedSamRackham 1 month ago
My 2 favorite episodes are [1] resort vacation with dick Van Dyke and Henry Calvin doing that wonderful Laurel & Hardy sketch and [2] Big Max Calvada with that so unfunny its funny bad untalented comedian wannabe Kenny Dexter bombing onstage. "Ah-ah-aaah-choo Schenectady!" ☺
ncadams27 1 month ago
When I watch the opening credits, I always guess - will Rob trip over or sidestep the ottoman?

Shows today don’t have theme songs or opening credits other than a few seconds of music. The opening and closing credits were the best part of some shows. Some networks cut or condense credits with one shows ending credits and the next shows opening on the same screen.
Wiseguy ncadams27 1 month ago
You can briefly tell which one it's going to be. In the version where Rob trips Larry Mathews puts his hand up to his face. He still has his hand there when the shot changes and Rob trips over the ottoman. However, if Larry Mathews doesn't put his hand by his face, then it's the different footage where Rob doesn't trip. In the third version filmed a year later, where Rob sort of trips twice, the cast was wearing different clothes so it's easily noticeable.

The big question is why Buddy and Sally are apparently working at Rob's house (with a typewriter) while Rob comes home, presumably from work?
JoeGuenther 1 month ago
Put dvd on your evening schedule for a month. I liked the bowling pin one,the one with Lenny Weinrib as a practical joker,and the western sketch. Some of Carl's best scripts were those with surprise endings.
I'm not exactly sure why this is my favorite ep but it is: The one where Laura and Rob stay at this fancy Hotel, and Laura gets her toe caught in the bathtub faucet! Possibly tied wit this episode is the one where Mel, Buddy, Sally Rob and Laura stay in the haunted log cabin. Fortunately, I don't have to wait until every Sunday in July to celebrate Carl Reiner. Too bad METV isn't showing Head Of The Family.
Decades will be showing "Head of the Family" Friday July 10 at 9:30pm ET. Their weekend binge that weekend will be The Dick Van Dyke Show (Sat noon ET - Mon 7am ET).
CBS will show two colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show featuring Carl Reiner Friday July 3 8-9pm ET.
You can see "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" on CBS (colorized) on Friday July 3rd at 8pm ET, on MeTV Sunday July 5th at 10pm ET and on Decades Friday July 10th at 10pm.
The log cabin episode is awesome!
JeffBaker 1 month ago
I remember his comedy/fantasy/anthology "Good Heavens," from the 70s when I was in High School!
JoeGuenther JeffBaker 1 month ago
Seeing Carl and Mel Brooks do 2000 year old man bits always cracked me up.
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