TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.
Morey Amsterdam wrote lyrics to Earle Hagen's famous musical theme, but they were never used. The lyrics are heard on a segment bonus of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)'s season 4 DVDs and blue-ray discs.
The most famous image of the opening credits is of Van Dyke falling over an ottoman as he enters his living room. However, a second version, showing him sidestepping the piece of furniture instead, was also used. The two openings were filmed back to back and were used randomly throughout the last four seasons of the series. The first season used a completely different opening credits sequence featuring still pictures.