The Dick Van Dyke Show: A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards (1964)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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While Rob (Dick Van Dyke) is teaching Ritchie (Larry Mathews) how to do magic tricks with a deck of marked cards, Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) reminds her husband that he hasn't much time to get ready for a little get-together Laura has arranged with their friends and neighbors. As it happens, the get-together segues into a friendly game of poker, which Rob begins to win with astonishing ease. Only when it is too late does Rob realize that he has inadvertently been playing with that marked deck -- and in his nervous efforts to "lose" the next few hands lest his friends think he has been deliberately cheating, our hero makes a powerful enemy out of his short-tempered new neighbor Lou Gregory (Edward Platt)...who happens to be a district attorney!

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