Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Season five of The Dick Van Dyke Show opens with one of the series' best episodes -- and an Emmy Award-winner to boot. While in the audience of "The Johnny Patrick Show," Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) is coerced to join host Patrick (Dick Curtis) on-stage, even though she's been warned that Johnny specializes in getting his guests to make embarrassing statements. True to form, Patrick maneuvers Laura into revealing that Alan Brady (Carl Reiner), the comedian boss of her writer husband Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke), wears a toupee. The climax of this episode contains some of the funniest lines ever written for the show, beginning with Alan's melancholy farewell speech to a row of expensive hairpieces, and culminating with Laura's far-from-helpful reference to "needy bald people"!