The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis (yes, Dobie being his real given name) exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of Winnie Gillis' eye, she being his mother. Dobie ... See full summary »

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 Dobie Gillis (148 episodes, 1959-1963)
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 Maynard G. Krebs / ... (144 episodes, 1959-1963)
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 Herbert T. Gillis (120 episodes, 1959-1963)
Florida Friebus ...
 Winifred Gillis (96 episodes, 1959-1963)
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis (yes, Dobie being his real given name) exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of Winnie Gillis' eye, she being his mother. Dobie has an almost singular focus on the opposite sex, more often than not the object of his affection being the beautiful but money hungry Thalia Meninger, who in turn often loves Dobie but always loves money more, which Dobie never has and in his current life direction probably will never have to the extent that would satisfy Thalia. If not Thalia, Dobie pursues several other girls in his search for true love. His best friend is Maynard G. Krebs, a largely clueless but kind-hearted beatnik and lover of jazz music, he who always does what his best buddy Dobie does, often much to the chagrin of others in Dobie's life. While Dobie chases girls, the one girl he knows he does not want but who in turn knows that one day she will become Mrs. Dobie Gillis is bright Zelda Gilroy, who largely uses logic to ... Written by Huggo

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Trivia

The teacher's name is an inside joke, of sorts. Pomfritt, as in "Pomme Frites" is another name for "Chips", as in the beloved teacher in the film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). See more »

Quotes

Herbert T. Gillis: So you told him I was cheap, huh?
Winifred 'Winnie' Gillis: He'd have found it out sooner or later.
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Followed by Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (1988) See more »

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Dobie
Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
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A great, great, TV show.
21 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this all the time on the local independent channel when they'd run in the afternoons at 4:00 pm, and from the first episode, I was hooked. The acting was top-notch, the scripts were good, and the jokes were funny. Bob Denver was THE first beatnik on TV, and probably the best (except for local legend "Ghoulardi", who was a beatnik horror host) and Dwayne Hickman was the only one who could portray Dobie like he did. I hope this is released on video soon, because nobody plays it anymore. Fact: TV Land played this show when the channel was just beginning, and only recently showed some more episodes.


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