Gordon Slide and Blythe Holloway are platonic BFFs and fellow students at small San Paleo College. Gordon is bright - perhaps too smart for his own good as his smart-alecky way makes him the bane of anyone in authority. Blythe, on the other hand, is unwise to the general ways of the world. As such, Gordon acts as her protector, sort of like a big brother. Dr. Frawley, the school's dean, believes Gordon is a bad influence on Blythe, and thus forbids the two to associate with each other. Neither Gordon or Blythe want to spend their two week Easter break with their respective family, Gordon's being his jet setting playgirl twice divorced mother, Sandra Slide, who is vacationing in Hawaii, and Blythe's being her straight-laced widowed Colorado senator father, Clyde Holloway. Gordon devises a plan for him and Blythe to spend their Easter break together in his mother's empty beach front house in Balboa. Gordon's plan may be threatened if either of their parents or Dr. Frawley find out that,... Written by
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Seeking a peaceful Easter vacation without parents, handsome blond Tommy Sands (as Gordon Slide) and likewise cute light-haired Toby Michaels (as Blythe Holloway) decide to spend their break at Mr. Sands' empty Balboa beach house. The two college students are not lovers; they are, and appear intent on remaining, platonic. After moving in, Ms. Michaels sends out signals she may be available for intimacy, but Sands doesn't seem interested. Following a boating mishap, Sands and Michaels are rescued by the Coast Guard. Leading the group, handsome Hampton Bays, LI clam-digger Fabian (as Guiseppi "Seppi" La Barba) is attracted to Michaels. The two begin dating, which leads Sands to question his feelings for Michaels...
Whatever made Sands bleach his hair for this one erred. If the goal was differentiate Sands from Fabian, it wasn't needed; young viewers of the time would certainly know Tommy Sands from Fabian. If anything, they made Sands look like a blond Frankie Avalon. Sands sings the title song (by Burt Bacharach and Hal David) and Fabian is credited with singing the chorally-sung "You're Only Young Once"; both were at the end of their hit record careers, and neither song made the national charts. Adults Jan Sterling (as Sandra Slide) and Edward Andrews (as Clyde Holloway) are adept as the parents who just don't understand. Elizabeth MacRae (as Jackie) is an older floozy who amusingly tries to get Sands aroused.
***** Love in a Goldfish Bowl (7/12/61) Jack Sher ~ Tommy Sands, Fabian, Toby Michaels, Jan Sterling
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