WHAT A TRIP
No matter how many times Dick Van Dyke tripped over that ottoman, I never tired of watching him roll. And then sometimes hed walk around it safely. And then again, on rare occasions hed walk around the ottoman but trip on the carpet. The opener was the classic dads-home-from-work vignette, but it quickly let us know that the Petries were not perfect like the Cleavers, and that Van Dyke was an ace physical comedian. Also, Robs coworkers were waiting for him at home, signifying the coming popularity of workplace sitcoms.
Pictured, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" opening credits.