The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series 1959–1963) Poster


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Zelda (1962) (TV Movie)
The character of Zelda Gilroy originated on this series

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You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.16 (1960) (TV Episode)
Groucho Marx mentions the show to its creator, Max Shullman, during an outtake, which was censored due to Groucho questioning the honesty of the CBS network. (Groucho was on NBC.) This was during the time of Congressional hearings into the rigging of quiz shows.
The Munsters: Herman, the Master Spy (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Ruskies
I Spy: There Was a Little Girl (1966) (TV Episode)
Scott says Kathy's mask looks like "The Monster Who Ate Cleveland," which is Maynard G. Krebs' favorite movie and was a recurring gag on this show.
Cheers: Teacher's Pet (1985) (TV Episode)
Diane mentions the title character by name in reference to Sam, who never graduated from high school.
Max Headroom: Deities (1987) (TV Episode)
Max Headroom uses the phrase "You rang?" and Theora refers to the series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: This is before Dolby. Servo: Dolby Gillis?
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Randall Without a Cause (1991) (TV Episode)
Jerry announces that "Nick at Nite's running our favorite 'Dobie Gillis' with Warren Beatty!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Earth vs. the Spider (1991) (TV Episode)
theme music sung briefly
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: When Jerry Met Shelly (1992) (TV Episode)
Shelly says, "I really like 'Dobie Gillis' and 'Beverly Hillbillies,' but let's face it: I couldn't sit through 'Mister Ed' if my life depended on it."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
"They're adobe." Joel: "Gillis"
The Simpsons: Homer the Vigilante (1994) (TV Episode)
Homer refers to a beatnik as "Maynard G. Krebs."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions Maynard G. Krebs.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Horrors of Spider Island (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: The Many Loves of Michael Landon.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) (TV Special)
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" references and features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 10 June 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This was referenced during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
Family Guy: Tales of a Third Grade Nothing (2008) (TV Episode)
Maynard G. Krebs mentioned
Magic City: Crossroads (2013) (TV Episode)
Ike assumes that Lauren wants to be excused from dinner because "Dobie Gillis" is on.

Featured in 

20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
main toitle shown
America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are used here

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