I Loved "The Dick Van Dyke Show". Endearing “Rob” and pixie-perfect “Laura” oft-times fumbled their way through the trials and tribulations of married life, career and parenthood. And, who didn’t love to hate Carl Reiner as the egocentric comedic star of the fictional television show for which Van Dyke was the head writer.

Continuing this walk down old TV comedy lane, one must include the tsar of comedy sitcoms, Norman Lear. I had the great opportunity to have lunch with the incomparable Lear a couple of years ago with about 40 other people. He began his talk by extolling the virtue of reaching 90-plus years: “You can get applause just standing up; and walking across a room merits a standing ovation!”

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