The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Mother Can Beat Up My Father (1964)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the opening episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show's fifth season, Rob (Dick Van Dyke) painfully explains how he wound up in a hospital bed. It all started when, while at a local bar, Rob and Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) were accosted by an obnoxious drunk. In his efforts to protect Laura, Rob gets decked -- whereupon Laura unexpectedly uses a judo move to subdue the drunk. When word leaks out about Laura's feat of strength, Rob is understandably embarrassed, and he goes to great lengths to prove that he and he alone is the man of the family (though one look at Laura in her capri pants could have solved that mystery without any further trouble!).

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