It premiered on CBS on October 3, The show came to an end on June 1, and is no longer airing. The show was created and produced by Carl Reiner. The executive producer was Sheldon Leonard.
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15 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Season 1 ()
The series was Van Dyke's big break, and although Moore already had an established film and television career, her role as Laura was the one that cemented her as a TV legend. The show ran for five seasons, from to , and was popular with audiences and critics alike. In many ways, The Dick Van Dyke Show did not rock the boat when it came to portrayals of women and ideas about gender. Rob and Laura are shown to sleep in separate beds, as many sitcoms of the era portrayed married couples due to the heavy "decency" restrictions of the Hays Code. This code, which was in effect from approximately until , severely limited the content in American film and television in the interest of "morals. The central couple fulfill extremely traditional gender roles.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 – 1966)
Skip to Content. Get age-based picks. The series reflects the traditional white, middle class values of the time, but it also has references to the social changes taking place as a result of the Kennedy era. It also has strong positive themes of relationships and family, as well as compassion and gratitude. Rob and Laura have a traditional marriage and love their son.
Note: This article may feature affiliate links to Amazon. Qualifying purchases made via these links may earn us a small commission at no additional cost to you. Find out more here. In addition to being an award-winning production, the show was a hit with audiences as well, and continues to be a beloved part of American pop culture to this day.