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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Some of Maynard's mixed-up malaprops: Should be Guillotine = he says gelatin Eureka = Europa Hermit = helmet Gargoyle = argyle OCS = COD Casanova = Casablanca Coma = comma Barbarians = barbers Atomic = platonic Survival of the fittest = fattest Benedict Arnold = Arnold Benedict See more »

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[repeated line]
[whenever anyone mentions work]
Maynard G. Krebs: WORK?
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: When Jerry Met Shelly (1992) 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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this is a really funny send-up of high school dating in the late 50s/early 60s.
11 October 1999 | by (minneapolis, mn usa) – See all my reviews

i enjoyed this show in middle school and junior high (first runs)and it's still funny now. the writing is clever (max shulman is brilliant), the actors are good comedians, and the issues of looking for love but being too shy are still pertinent. (it's an idealized version. this is about the 50's. but the goofiness is deliberate, and it works.)


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