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1960

5 Jan. 1960
The Gaucho
Carlos, the suave son of an Argentinian general, boards with the Gillis family and immediately wins the fickle heart of Thalia. Dobie and Maynard plot to sabotage his success.
 
12 Jan. 1960
The Smoke-Filled Room
Thalia persuades Dobie to run against Milton Armitage in the election for junior class president. With Thalia serving as campaign manager and Maynard running a dirty tricks operation, how can Dobie lose?
 
19 Jan. 1960
The Fist Fighter
Thalia will give her love only to an athlete, so Dobie schemes to set himself up as a fearless fighter, Top Fist. But Milton Armitage, Dobie's rival for Thalia's fickle heart, calls Dobie's bluff and challenges him to a bout.
 
26 Jan. 1960
The Hunger Strike
Inspired by a poem and the prospect of winning Thalia's heart, Dobie embarks on a hunger strike, evoking from his family and friends admiration, worry and even wrath.
 
2 Feb. 1960
The Flying Millicans
Dobie falls in love with the beautiful and brainy Aphrodite, whose robust family of health-food-eating acrobats begin putting Dobie through rigorous training in anticipation of the day he'll join their family and their act.
 
9 Feb. 1960
Room at the Bottom
Thalia wants Dobie to go to Willoughby Hall, an exclusive eastern school, and befriend the sons of wealthy bankers (an idea that also captures Mr. Gillis' fancy in a dream sequence). All Dobie wants is Thalia's love, but to win her heart he must get a 100 on his math test. To what depth will he sink for love?
 
16 Feb. 1960
The Power of Positive Thinking
Dobie becomes enthralled by the theories of Professor Dobkin, author of "The Power of Magnetic Thought," whose teachings promise to make him the "dominating male" that Thalia demands.
 
23 Feb. 1960
Dobie Spreads a Rumor
Dobie plots to make Zelda more appealing to other boys by spreading a rumor that Zelda's father is inheriting one million dollars.
 
1 Mar. 1960
Love Is a Fallacy
Thalia attempts to teach Dobie the art of thinking, Maynard thumps out a jazz beat to "cogito ergo sum" on his school desk and new girl Whitney threatens to shake up the status quo.
 
8 Mar. 1960
The Chicken from Outer Space
As hard as he tries, Dobie just can't seem to get rid of Zelda Gilroy, the one girl he doesn't want but wants him. Zelda is aware of Dobie's failings, such as not being a very bright student and thus not having any future career prospects. Zelda compensates for that by mapping out their future: they will live on a farm after they get married so that Dobie will at least be able to provide food. In being a farmer, Dobie has to take biology class, with which Zelda will help him. Dobie agrees to take biology only because he knows that brainy Zelda has his academic best ...
 
15 Mar. 1960
Dobie's Navy Blues
Dobie lies about joining the navy to impress a girl's sea-minded father.
 
29 Mar. 1960
Taken to the Cleaners
Seeing a financial opportunity, Thalia gets Dobie and his Dad mixed up with a shady dry cleaning operation. Will she clean up while they're hung out to dry?
 
5 Apr. 1960
That's Show Biz
Mr & Mrs. Gillis are persuaded to help with the Central High Student-Parent Betterment League's Capers, an amateur revue featuring acts of questionable talent. This episode turns the spotlight on Frank Faylen.
 
12 Apr. 1960
The Prettiest Collateral in Town
To help his father's chances of securing a loan, Dobie agrees to date the banker's spoiled-brat daughter.
 
19 Apr. 1960
Live Alone and Like It
Dobie and Maynard strike out on their own and rent an apartment.
 
26 Apr. 1960
The Big Sandwich
Thalia hatches a scheme for Dobie to sell sandwiches at the school picnic.
 
3 May 1960
Soup and Fish
Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. agrees to assist the under-dressed Dobie and Maynard gain entry to his cousin Sabrina Armitage's black-tie soirée by having each fellow take a turn wearing his tux. Will their jig be up and their pants down?
 
10 May 1960
Where There's a Will
Mr. Gillis dreads signing his will and suffers a nightmare of what his wife and sons would do with his store in his absence.
 
17 May 1960
Put Your Feet in Our Hands
Dobie and Chatsworth compete for the affections of Daphne by setting to work to sell the most shoes in her father's shoe store.
 
24 May 1960
Competition Is the Life of Trade
When the Quimbys come to town and open a grocery store, Dobie competes with Chatsworth for Delphine's affections while Mr. Gillis competes with Mr. Quimby for the local grocery trade.
 
31 May 1960
The French, They Are a Funny Race
Maynard is smitten with Francoise, and to compete with the similarly smitten Chatsworth Maynard trades in his sweatshirt and jazz sides for a sport coat and tie, but will he agree to shave off his beatnik beard?
 
7 Jun. 1960
The Unregistered Nurse
Dobie falls for a nurse and fakes having a serious illness to win her attentions, but the disease he and Maynard plucked from a medical book sparks a panic.
 
14 Jun. 1960
The Long Arm of the Law
After getting into a bit with a disgruntled police officer over picking flowers in the park Dobie goes to visit his new date that just so happens to be the officer's daughter.
 
21 Jun. 1960
Here Comes the Groom
Dobie acts impulsively and proposes marriage to Zelda.
 
28 Jun. 1960
A Taste for Lobster
Dobie meets Gwyneth, a simple girl who despises money, until her kid sister begins dating 13-year-old Chrissie Tyler, who runs a lucrative babysitting racket out of Charlie Wong's ice cream parlor.
 
5 Jul. 1960
Rock-A-Bye Dobie
Dobie and a girlfriend take a baby-sitting job, but the Gillises suspect Dobie is secretly a father.
 
27 Sep. 1960
Who Needs Elvis?
Aiming high to win the affections of Esme Lauterbach (a 6'2"-tall beauty), Dobie allows Zelda to compose his entry in Mr. Pomfritt's music class contest. Dobie performs the song "I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter" from Dwayne Hickman's 1960 Capitol LP.
 
4 Oct. 1960
You Ain't Nuthin' But a Houn' Dog
To help his good buddy become the moneyed man Mason Dixon demands, Maynard secretly edits and submits Dobie's essay on why he loves his dog into The Daily Bugle's "Why I Love My Dad" contest.
 
18 Oct. 1960
Baby Talk
Maynard discovers in the park one day both an abandoned baby and his paternal instinct. But keeping little, crying Katrina a secret proves to be a herculean task for Maynard, Dobie and Zelda, especially with a suspicious Chatsworth nosing around.
 
25 Oct. 1960
Dobie Goes Beatnik
To help Mr. Gillis receive an exalted position in his Bison lodge, Dobie and Maynard switch roles.
 
1 Nov. 1960
The Mystic Powers of Maynard G. Krebs
Maynard G. Krebs somehow acquires the ability to predict the future. With the Kennedy-Nixon presidential election only one week away, Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. persuades Maynard to appear on his mother's television station, KASH, to tell the world which candidate will win the election. In the end, Dobie convinces Maynard not to appear because it could taint the election. Instead, Maynard writes down his prediction and seals it inside an envelope. In the episode's epilogue, Dobie opens the sealed envelope, presumably the day after the election, to reveal Maynard's ...
 
15 Nov. 1960
The Face That Stopped the Clock
Maynard attempts to overcome his aversion to w-o-r-k by taking a job at the Army, Navy & Civilian Surplus Store where he is assigned the impossible task of selling the overstock on grotesque Confucius statues with clocks in their bellies.
 
22 Nov. 1960
Maynard G. Krebs, Boy Millionaire
Maynard finds a purse containing $512 and eagerly awaits the day six months later when he can claim the money, but two con men see in Maynard an easy mark to make them some easy money.
 
29 Nov. 1960
Around My Room in 80 Days
Dobie helps a student get his girl and stay in school.
 
6 Dec. 1960
Drag Strip Dobie
Dobie has eyes for the cute new girl in school, Charlotte Lamarr, and gets a hot rod to impress her. He has competition from the rich and snooty Chatsworth Osborne Jr., so Zelda gives him a hand in thwarting Chatsworth's plans.
 
20 Dec. 1960
Jangle Bells
Maynard throws a Christmas party for his friends, but status seeker Zelda persuades Dobie it would be better to attend Chatsworth's posh party. Troubled, Dobie is haunted by ghosts in this spoof of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
 
27 Dec. 1960
Parlez-Vous English?
Hungry for culture and sophistication, Mrs. Gillis befriends a French modern artist and encourages Dobie to date his existentialist poet daughter, but Yvette has her eyes set on the elder Mr. Gillis. The episode is highlighted by Danielle De Metz's inspired performance as Yvette.
 

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