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Van Dyke and Company

1 9 7 6 (USA)
11 x 60 minute episodes

Emmy award-winning actor Dick Van Dyke came back to episodic TV with his series Van Dyke and Company which was really a variety series that included singing, dancing and of course, comedy sketches.

The short-lived show starred Van Dyke and assorted guests including Carol Burnett, John Denver, Lucille Ball, Bobbie Gentry, Hal Linden and memorably, Andy Kaufman, interrupting the Christmas show with his Elvis Presley impression.

The show also featured a recurring segment about the dumbest family in the world.

The show lasted for just 11 episodes and was up against some already well established and popular shows like The Waltons on CBS, Welcome Back Kotter and Barney Miller on ABC.

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