Maybe it was on TV one day when I was a kid, and I switched to the channel just in time to see the last ten minutes or so. The problem with the big dance number is that it simply goes on for ages or at least it seems like it does. Initially everything seems fine, but then Randy refuses to sing unless he can do another song as well. What also hurts the episode is the fact that Randy is a fairly bland and uninteresting character. We never learn a whole lot about him, which is puzzling given how much time we spend with him. He admittedly spends a lot of his time singing, which solves one problem but leads to those two boring musical scenes, which are arguably the worst parts of the entire episode.
Jerry Lanning, The Dick Van Dyke Show, "The Twizzle," 1962
"The Dick Van Dyke Show" The Twizzle (TV Episode ) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:. January February March April May June July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Enter. The Dick Van Dyke Show. They learn how to Twizzle at the bowling alley along with the staff of the show! Mel tells Randy he can do the dance on the show! Laura sets the table but can't stop doing the Twizzle.
Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, The Dick Van Dyke Show, "The Twizzle," 1962
Which brings us to the game-changing sitcom created by Carl Reiner that ran from Funny story: Reiner was originally slated to star as his own alter ego. It was a youthful, smart, sophisticated and silly workplace comedy and a family sitcom where the parents were way more interesting than the child. Decades before Seinfeld it explored from where creators of comedy mined their material.