Rob watch's a scary, late-nite movie
He covers up Laura's head so she doesn't have to listen to the scary music
Rob does an impersonation the Twylo-ite in the movie, Kolak,
who just happens to look like Danny Thomas (with a British accent)!
Rob explains how Twylo-ites have 4 eyes
I know a funny thing! A near-sighted turtle falling in love with an army helmet!
Rob finds the reminder that Danny Thomas is this weeks' guest star
Walnut filled with absorbatron
What is a Danny Thomas?
The famous scene, done in one take so the crew wouldn't have to put all the walnuts back in the closet.
Fun Fact: The thousands of walnuts used for the scene of Laura descending from the closet were supplied to the show by walnut wholesalers. Dick Van Dyke recalled that the actors and crew were allowed to eat as many walnuts as they wanted -- eventually causing many of them intestinal problems from over-consumption of the low-fiber nut meat. After the show, the producers returned any unbroken walnuts to the wholesalers -- most of which ended up on store shelves.
Rob: Oh, what a nightmare! What a night... I dreamed that I was a Twylo-ite. And I lost my sense of humor and my thumbs! [looking at his thumbs] Oh! [kisses them fervently]
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Watch the episode for free on Hulu. Also on Netflix.
At Least One Thing You Didn't Know About the Dick Van Dyke Show
Spooky Dick Van Dyke Show Episodes - great description of the episode
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