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Oliver & StanleyOliver and Stanley - Two pet ducklings owned by little Richie Petrie (Larry Mathews) on a 1962 episode of the classic sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW/CBS/1961-66. When Richie's father Rob (Dick Van Dyke) temporarily brought home two baby ducks, his son Richie fell in love with them and insisted that he keep them. The ducks were named Oliver & Stanley after the comedy team of Oliver Hardy and Stanley Laurel.

After Oliver died, Richie's father convinced Richie that Oliver died because he was lonely for his own kind and that it would be selfish to keep Stanley in captivity. Together, they traveled to a local lake and released Stanley into the wild where he belonged.


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