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CBS will offer a one hour holiday special called “The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!,” featuring colorized repeats of the episodes titled “That’s My Boy??” and “Coast to Coast Big Mouth.” It airs Sunday, Dec. 11 from 8-9 p.m. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally supervised the colorization of the episodes.
In “That’s My Boy??,” as Rob (Dick Van Dyke) and Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) host a dinner party with a few friends, Rob recalls the hectic days after their son Ritchie was born, when he was sure the hospital had given him and Laura the wrong baby. The episode, originally broadcast on Sept. 25, 1963, was the third season premiere.
In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.
“The Dick Van Dyke Show” originally aired on CBS from Oct. 3, 1961, through June 1, 1966, finishing in the Nielsen Top 10 in three of its five seasons, peaking at #3 during the 1963-1964 season (with a 33.3 household rating!).