For me it wouldn't have been a hard choice between Rob and Clark.I like them both, but Van Williams is one of the best looking guys to ever grace a screen. What a hunk.
He was. Rock Hudson had a "thing" for him. Fortunately, Van was normal. From strictly a physical vantage point, Clark and Laura looked better together than did she and Rob. Great episode. Goes to show you: even great-looking people get it stuck to them every so often. Imagine, a Clark Rice getting shot down for twerpy Rob. Typical of girls' mindsets.