Alright, for those of you who don’t know, (shame!) Rob Petrie is Dick Van Dyke’s character on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Also if you did not know, I am obsessed with The Dick Van Dyke Show. I’ve been watching the entire series all the way through on Hulu for the past few months, and am getting pretty bummed out that I am nearing the end of the fifth, and final, season.
And you know what I’ve discovered during this time? That I would marry Rob Petrie in a heartbeat. Sure he’s goofy, but in this case, that adds to his charm. He’s so cutie patootie that when he did something terrible I would probably react the same way his TV wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) does, with a shake of her head and an, “Ohhh Roooooob.” I mean, how can you stay mad at a face like that?
Ultimately, he and Laura just have an awesome marriage. Sure, they sleep in separate beds on the show, but whoa baby you know they’re crazy about each other. We know this because sometimes they make out on the couch after their son goes to bed, and are usually interrupted by someone ringing the doorbell.
Sure, they have spats sometimes, who doesn’t? But they really love each other, and are BFFs. And yes, I know that this is a sitcom I’m gushing over and not real life, but really, I just want what Rob and Laura have. A spectacular marriage, a happy life, and a killer collection of fitted capri pants.