Monday, October 3, 2011


Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde best known as Chad and Jeremy played an English duo called "The Redcoats" on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in an episode titled "The Redcoats Are Coming" (Season 4, Episode 20) originally broadcast on February 10 1965. Chad and Jeremy were called Ernie and Freddie, but near the end of the episode they gave a wink to their real names.

"The Alan Brady Show" has booked the English singing
duo sensation "The Redcoats" and there are girls running all over the studio trying to track them down. "The Redcoats" lives have been so hectic trying to dodge their fans that they are worn out and could use a good rest. Mel (Richard Deacon) comes up with a plan to secretly encase the boys for one night at Rob (Dick Van Dyke) and Laura's (Mary Tyler Moore) house, so the lads will be well rested for the show. Everything goes fairly smoothly until the following morning when "The Redcoats" are spotted by their screaming fans. Since the fans don't get to actually touch "The Redcoats", they clean out a lot of the Petries furniture, assuming it was touched by their idols. The end of the episode has the Petries watching "The Redcoats" perform on TV, where they dedicate a song to them. "The Redcoats" say they learned the song from a couple of their friends back in England....Chad and Jeremy.....wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

I haven't seen The Dick Van Dyke Show in years and I'll have to say it was just as funny as I remember it. Chad and Jeremy handled their roles with ease and their comic timing was as good as anyone else's on the show. During their first arrival at the studio The Redcoats/Chad & Jeremy sang "No Other Baby" and on The Alan Brady Show they sang "My How Time Goes By". Chad and Jeremy went on to do "The Patty Duke Show" later in 1965 and the following year they did a guest spot on "Laredo".