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Can you ace this true or false quiz about The Dick Van Dyke Show?

Which of these are "little lies" and which are "odd but true"?

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Groundbreaking sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show continues to inspire comedy writers and entertain audiences to this day. Its blend of workplace humor and family farce, not to mention the occasional dream sequence or flashback, holds up to any modern comedy series.

Here are 12 statements about the iconic show. Can you tell which ones are true and which ones aren't?

  1. Dick Van Dyke's character is named Dick Petrie.
  2. The show was originally called 'Head of the Family.'
  3. The show was partly based on Carl Reiner's experiences on Sid Caesar's 'Your Show of Shows.'
  4. The show ran for seven seasons.
  5. By the end of the series, the Petries had two children.
  6. Dick Van Dyke's real-life brother, Jerry, played his brother on the show.
  7. The series is somewhat meta in that Dick Van Dyke plays a television actor in the show-within-the-show.
  8. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore both won multiple Primetime Emmy Awards for their roles on the show.
  9. Besides variety and sketch shows, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' was Dick Van Dyke's first time acting on television.
  10. Mary Tyler Moore was only 24 when the show started.
  11. The neighbor character, Jerry Helper, is a chiropractor.
  12. The very last episode of the series is called "The Gunslinger" and involves a Western-themed dream sequence.
Can you ace this true or false quiz about The Dick Van Dyke Show?

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