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1959

1959
Pilot
Dobie believes his life is in shambles, all the fault of Max Shulman, the creator of this show and of the character of Dobie himself in the book "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", and thus the person who has placed him in all his misadventures. Dobie thinks about quitting the show altogether because of all the problems he will be facing episode after episode. Many of the other people who will be appearing on the show try to talk Dobie into changing his mind.
 
29 Sep. 1959
Caper at the Bijou
Dobie is desperate for money so he can take Thalia to the dance, so he and Maynard hatch a plot to dishonestly win $100 at the Bijou Theater on Jackpot Night.
 
6 Oct. 1959
The Best Dressed Man
Dobie launches a runway offensive versus wealthy, better-dressed hunk Milton Armitage, his competitor for luscious teen gold-digger Thalia Menninger. When Dobie's grocer father Herbert T. Gillis refuses to finance a clothing binge, Dobie talks a local haberdasher into letting Dobie secretly model the shoppe's best outfits, to promote the store's business, plus counter Maynard & The Beat Generation's anti-fashion values, which challenge 50's Mad Men mores.
 
13 Oct. 1959
Love Is a Science
Dobie forsakes poetry and sets to studying science so he can become a wealthy doctor and win Thalia's greedy heart. This episode introduces Zelda Gilroy and features her and Dobie's first meeting.
 
20 Oct. 1959
The Right Triangle
Brother Davey, home from college, gives Dobie some bad relationship advice.
 
3 Nov. 1959
Maynard's Farewell to the Troops
Maynard receives his draft notice and Mr. Pomfritt and Dobie host a testimonial farewell dinner for him. This episode introduces Michael J. Pollard as Maynard's beatnik cousin Jerome.
 
10 Nov. 1959
The Sweet Singer of Central High
When Dobie starts singing like Elvis Presley, he finds that it drives the girls at school wild. What's even better is that Thalia Meninger, the love of his life, has taken notice and decided to become his manager.
 
17 Nov. 1959
Greater Love Hath No Man
When Maynard returns from a short hitch in the service and falls for Dobie's girl Pearl, will Dobie do that far, far greater thing than he has ever done before and step aside for his love-struck friend?
 
24 Nov. 1959
The Old Goat
With the big football game coming up and Central High doomed to lose, Dobie, Maynard and their friends plot to steal Webster High's mascot, a goat which Webster players traditionally pet for good luck just before games.
 
1 Dec. 1959
Dobie Gillis, Boy Actor
Dobie and Maynard conspire to get leading man Milton out of the way by opening night so his understudy Dobie can star opposite the lovely Annabelle in the school play, "Magnolias at Manassas: a Drama of the Civil War."
 
8 Dec. 1959
It Takes Two
Dobie falls for Poppy Herming but has to win her father's approval too.
 
15 Dec. 1959
Dobie's Birthday Party
Dobie thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday.
 
22 Dec. 1959
Deck the Halls
Herbert T. Gillis finds himself in jail on Christmas Eve after being stripped of his holiday spirit and driven to desperation by his family and customers.
 
29 Dec. 1959
Couchville, USA
All Dobie wants is six dollars so he can take Thalia to the junior prom, but Dobie's Dad won't give it to him until Dobie admits he hates his father. A gentle satire on psychiatric trends of the day.
 

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