Episode: 001 | Aired: October 02, 1961
Comedy writer Rob Petrie talks his wife Laura into leaving their "sick" son Richie with a babysitter while they attend a big party. Stacey Keach guest-stars.
Episode: 002 | Aired: October 09, 1961
Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance in her marriage is fading.
Episode: 003 | Aired: October 16, 1961
Laura matches up her pharmacist cousin, Thomas, with Rob's fireball cowriter, Sally, for a lopsided dinner party.
Episode: 004 | Aired: October 23, 1961
Rob is determined to go on a business trip even though Laura wants him to see their son Richie "star" in a school play.
Episode: 005 | Aired: October 30, 1961
While rummaging through Rob's old army equipment, Rob and Laura recall that he broke her foot the night they met.
Episode: 006 | Aired: November 05, 1961
Rob invites an old Army pal home to dinner and begins to fear he has a jewel thief on his hands.
Episode: 007 | Aired: November 06, 1961
Laura begins to worry when Rob has to work nights with a beautiful television star.
Episode: 008 | Aired: November 13, 1961
Rob and Richie find themselves more than a little lost when Laura briefly resumes her dancing career.
Episode: 009 | Aired: November 20, 1961
Rob reluctantly agrees to take care of Buddy's dog for the weekend and creates a furor when he brings the animal home.
Episode: 010 | Aired: November 27, 1961
Rob fears he is no longer needed when his cowriters do a show without his help.
Episode: 011 | Aired: December 04, 1961
Rob invites 44 fellow PTA members to his television show, but forgets all about it until air time.
Episode: 012 | Aired: December 11, 1961
Rob proudly presents Laura with a huge, horrible necklace, but she cannot bring herself to tell him that it is an atrocity. Gavin MacLeod guest-stars.
Episode: 013 | Aired: December 18, 1961
Rob is accused of being a Don Juan when he takes his wife's advice and stops treating co-writer Sally as one of the boys.
Episode: 014 | Aired: December 25, 1961
After Buddy leaves "The Alan Brady Show" for a job that falls through, Rob and Sally conspire to get him his old job back.
Episode: 015 | Aired: January 02, 1962
Six-year-old Richie asks his parents the inevitable "Where did I come from?" question. They recall the days before his birth.
Episode: 016 | Aired: January 09, 1962
Rob's sense of humor backfires when he decides to base a television skit on Laura's penchant for opening his mail.
Episode: 017 | Aired: January 16, 1962
Rob's dentist pal, Jerry, strains the friendship when he starts knocking Rob's television show in public.
Episode: 018 | Aired: January 23, 1962
Rob's forgotten loan turns into a forgotten debt, and a television script.
Episode: 019 | Aired: January 30, 1962
When his show announces a talent contest, Rob finds himself besieged by the parents of neighborhood prodigies. Barry Livingston guest-stars.
Episode: 020 | Aired: February 06, 1962
Richie's expanding vocabulary starts to branch out in unexpected directions. William Schallert guest-stars.
Episode: 021 | Aired: February 13, 1962
While his wife is away, Buddy moves in with the Petries and quickly wears out his welcome.
Episode: 022 | Aired: February 20, 1962
Rob's paternal pride suffers a cruel shock when he finds out that his six-year-old son is ashamed of him.
Episode: 023 | Aired: February 27, 1962
Sally drags the entire production staff to a bowling alley, where she unveils a new song and dance. Jack Albertson guest-stars.
Episode: 024 | Aired: March 06, 1962
Serving on jury duty, Rob finds himself siding with the beautiful blonde defendant.
Episode: 025 | Aired: March 13, 1962
Romance enters Sally's life in the form of an insurance salesman named Leo Fassbinder.
Episode: 026 | Aired: March 20, 1962
Rob's bashful brother arrives in town and proves to be confident and outgoing only when he is sleepwalking. Jerry Van Dyke guest stars.
Episode: 027 | Aired: March 27, 1962
Rob's talented, sleepwalking brother manages to audition successfully for "The Alan Brady Show" even while wide-awake. Jerry Van Dyke guest-stars. Carl Reiner makes his first appearance as Alan Brady in this episode.
Episode: 028 | Aired: April 03, 1962
Buddy convinces Rob that--like all American husbands--he is being dominated by a woman.
Episode: 029 | Aired: April 10, 1962
A fancy dinner party for Rob's television sponsor and his wife is enlivened by the arrival of Rob's old Army buddy.