A classic 1960s show, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has been taken off the popular streaming platform Hulu.
For the millions of people with a Hulu subscription, you may be feeling a bit bummed that you won’t be able to binge-watch the show to your heart’s desire.
Where to Watch ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’
Although “The Dick Van Dyke Show” got taken off Hulu right as the new year hit, there are other ways to watch the popular TV show. The show stars Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore and was created by Carl Reiner. It ran for a total of five seasons from 1961 to 1966.
Sadly, there are now no real convenient ways to watch the show completely. You now have to watch bits and pieces to get your fix. For example, Amazon Prime Video has a handful of episodes from season two available to stream. Although it’s a bit random, it’s certainly better than nothing if you have a membership with Amazon. You can also purchase or rent the other seasons there.
In the future, we may see the show end up on Paramount+ instead. CBS is in control of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and both Paramount+ and CBS are under the ViacomCBS umbrella.
At this point, the most simple way to watch the show would be to purchase a DVD of the complete seasons. You can buy a complete box set of the series on Amazon, which includes a total of 25 different disks. It costs a total of $119.77, which is pricey, but worth it if you’re an extreme fan.
Even if you’re not a fan right now, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” still holds up. The sitcom series won a total of 15 Emmys, which includes the Outstanding Comedy Series from 1963 to 1966.
Highest-Rated Episode of the Series
Seeing as it’s harder to find the complete series now, maybe it’s best to start with just a few episodes of “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
The highest-rated episode, according to IMDb, is “All About Eavesdropping” from 1963. Rob and Laura grow agitated after unintentionally eavesdropping on a conversation from their neighbors, Millie and Jerry Helper. It also happens to be right before they’re going to attend a dinner party, which makes for a tumultuous evening. It has a 9.1 rating.
The second-highest rating is “It May Look Like a Walnut” from 1963 as well. Rob and Laura watch a terrifying science fiction show on TV. Laura is outright terrified, but Rob is amused. He starts to tease her, but then, the next day, small details from the show appear to be coming true. This episode has a 9.0 rating.
Both would be excellent starting points for people who haven’t seen much of “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”