dick van dyke smoking

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Sep 15, 2008
i have been watching the old dick van episodes on netflix in chronolical order starting with season 1. a few episodes into season 2 he picks up a cigarette and lights up. i am wondering what went this decision. i dont remember him smoking but now it seems so out of place. any opinions?

United States

#3 Nov 27, 2010
I am doing the same thing you did, and I was wondering the same thing.
Mister Petrie

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jun 4, 2011
It was probably a subtle way of pleasing one of their biggest sponsors; Kent Cigarettes. I have all five seasons on DVD and in the special features there are quite a few commercial spots for Kent that were done by the shows cast. I've started a blog that's all about Rob Petrie and his life in the 60's. Check it out at MisterPetrie.com .

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