Advent Calendar House

It’s 1963, and we’re watching a show about a show within a show putting on a show for Christmas. Don’t ask us to make sense of it. We can’t stop tripping over our own home furniture.

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🎙 Guest:

• Tim Babb from the Can’t Wait for Christmas Podcast (@TimBabbComedian, @ChristmasPod).


💬 Topics & Tangents:

• Dick Van Dyke as Tubby the Tuba.

8 great little details you never noticed in The Dick Van Dyke Show Christmas episode (MeTV).

Every Episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Ranked (Vulture).

92-year-old Dick Van Dyke dancing to Step in Time.

• Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins Returns.

John Brown’s Body.

Key & Peele’s Negrotown sketch and the trope of interrupting someone’s song.

The Dick Van Dyke Show cast reunites on Comic Relief, 1992.

• The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book’s history of I Am a Fine Musician.

• The theme song’s secret lyrics.


📼 Retro Commercial Break:

Learn Not to Burn: Holiday Fire Safety PSA, 1977.

• Also mentioned, this Fire Safety PSA with Dick Van Dyke pretending to be a door.


The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Alan Brady Show Presents © 1963 Calvada Productions.

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Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.

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Title: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Alan Brady Show Presents

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