The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

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Dobie Gillis is an average teenager living in average Central City with an average desire--girls! He lusts after many nubile women, notably Thalia Menninger. Rivals for affection include ... 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 (95 episodes, 1959-1963)
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Dobie Gillis is an average teenager living in average Central City with an average desire--girls! He lusts after many nubile women, notably Thalia Menninger. Rivals for affection include rich playboys Milton Armitage and Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. Dobie is fortunate to have loyal friends--beatnik Maynard G. Krebs and super-intelligent Zelda Gilroy, who knows Dobie is meant for herself one day. Written by Yeechang Lee <ycl6@columbia.edu>

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Actors William Schallert and Jean Byron, who often appeared on the show playing various teachers of Dobie in high school and college, went on to play Patty Duke's parents in the later sitcom, "The Patty Duke Show." See more »

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Dobie Gillis: Good stuff, Maynard!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer the Vigilante (1994) See more »

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Dobie
Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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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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