Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When one of the "Alan Brady Show" dancers falls ill, it is suggested that Rob's wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore), a former USO dancer, come out of retirement and take the girl's place. Laura is thrilled at the prospect, and enthusiastically leaps into the grueling rehearsal schedule, impressing everyone -- including Alan Brady -- with her talent and energy. Meanwhile, back at the Petrie home, Rob (Dick Van Dyke) and Ritchie (Larry Mathews) are beginning to feel a bit left out of all the excitement, and they hope against hope that Laura won't accept Alan's offer of a contract. The ending of this episode is yet another prime example of Mary Tyler Moore's unique comic timing.