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"Gidget" (1965) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1
Year: 1965 | 1966


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Dear Diary - Et Al.

15 September 1965
Gidget tries to attract the attention of surfer Jeff. Anne, upset that her little sister is staying out all night, reads her diary and misinterprets its contents.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Peter E. Deuel)
Lynette Winter ... Larue

Stephen Mines ... Jeff (Moondoggie)
Pam Colbert ... Cornbread (as Pamela Colbert)

Michael Nader ... Peter Stone (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust

22 September 1965
Gidget is unable to find a date for the upcoming luau and convinces her brother-in-law John to accompany her. John tries to fit in with the teenagers, but his behavior puts them off.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Pete Deuel)

Beverly Adams ... Treasure
Heather North ... Pokey

Michael Nader ... Siddo (as Mike Nader)
Rickie Sorensen ... Randy
Johnny Fain
Sue Hamilton ... (uncredited)

Joy Harmon ... Midge (uncredited)
Ronne Troup ... Luau Party guest (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: The Great Kahuna

29 September 1965
Gidget falls for surfer legend Kahuna and even convinces her father to have him invited over. She soon finds out that Kahuna is, when not on the beach, not that interesting.

Season 1, Episode 4: Daddy Come Home

6 October 1965
Convinced by his daughter to visit the beach, Russell there becomes infatuated with Sally Combs. Gidget is very worried when he starts dating the woman.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Pete Deuel)
Joseph V. Perry ... Sergeant Kulpepper (as Joseph Perry)

Marian Collier ... Sally Combs

Michael Nader ... Siddo (as Mike Nader)

Harvey Korman ... Joe Hanley

Season 1, Episode 5: Gidget Gadget

13 October 1965
Feeling neglected by her husband, Anne leaves John. Gidget attempts to bring them back together by signing them up for dancing lessons she has won. However, things don't go the way she planned.

Season 1, Episode 6: A Hearse, a Hearse, My Kingdom for a Hearse

20 October 1965
Determined to have her own car, Gidget signs a deal with an untrustworthy man and, much to the irritation of her father and classmates, signs up for mechanics in school.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence

James Davidson ... Jack Collins
Herbert Ellis ... Mr. Walters (as Herb Ellis)
Richard Sinatra ... King Mannix

Michael Nader ... Siddo (as Mike Nader)
Rickie Sorensen ... Randy

Joy Harmon ... Blonde Girl Dancing (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Gidget Is a Proper Noun

27 October 1965
Gidget feels that her teacher Hardy treats her tougher than the other students because she is the daughter of an English professor. She comes up with a scheme, which soon backfires.

Season 1, Episode 8: Image Scrimmage

3 November 1965
Gidget falls for Larue's sophisticated New Yorker cousin Roger Haimes. Frustrated by Roger treating her as if she were a child, she starts acting as mature as possible.

Season 1, Episode 9: Is It Love or Symbiosis?

10 November 1965
Feeling her sister isn't ladylike enough, Anne convinces Russell to enroll Gidget in a girls' school in France. Gidget, thinking her father wants back his freedom, pretends she's fine with the decision.

Season 1, Episode 10: All the Best Diseases Are Taken

17 November 1965
When protest singer Billy Roy Soames comes to town, Gidget gets inspired by his activism. In her own twist, Gidget and Larue get Billy Roy involved in a protest to lower unfair movie ticket prices.

Season 1, Episode 11: My Ever Faithful Friend

24 November 1965
After Larue gets put down by a girl at the beach, Gidget decides Larue needs a make-over. Larue is more interested in an old horse that she wants to buy. Russ tries to help, and Gidget thinks her friend and her Dad are an item.

Season 1, Episode 12: Chivalry Isn't Dead

1 December 1965
After a talk with her Dad, Gidget decides that her boyfriend, Mark, needs to learn a little chivalry. Gidget and her girlfriends all gather at her house for a pajama party to teach all their boyfriends a lesson.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue

Beverly Washburn ... Marcia
Robert Beach ... Pete

Bonnie Franklin ... Janie

Pamela McMyler ... Betty (as Pam McMyler)
Jimmy Bates ... Chris
Rick Cooper ... Ted

Barbara Hershey ... Ellen
Robert Random ... Mark (as Bob Random)
Roger J. Merrigan ... Boyfriend in Red Cardigan (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: The War Between Men, Women and Gidget

8 December 1965
A battle for a new surfing beach causes problems between Gidget and her boyfriend Brett. Gidget uses medical subterfuge to get him back from her rival Patty.

Season 1, Episode 14: Gidget's Foreign Policy

15 December 1965
Inge, a Swedish college student, stays with the Lawrence's until the dorms open. She changes from meek to wild and steals all the boys - especially Gidget's boyfriend Mark. Gidget fumes until Inga's fiancé Gunnar shows up.

Season 1, Episode 15: Now There's a Face

22 December 1965
Gidget becomes the inspiration for photography student Tom Brighton. All goes well until Gidget realizes that she wants to be more than his model.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Pete Deuel)

Daniel J. Travanti ... Tom Brighton (as Dan Travanty)

Sabrina Scharf ... Penelope Peterson
Lillian Adams ... Mrs. Daley

Season 1, Episode 16: Too Many Cooks

29 December 1965
While Gidget's true love, Jeff, is away at college, Gidget enjoys herself by dating the feuding Cook cousins. She happily finds out that Jeff, is coming home for the Founder's Day dance, but then realizes she has three dates for the dance.

Season 1, Episode 17: I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, I Think

5 January 1966
Gidget has a crush on an older surf bum she meets at the beach. All is fine until it turns out he's her new math teacher.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Tom Gilleran ... Baxter Stevenson
Maida Severn ... Miss O. Stoddard

Leonard Bremen ... Janitor (as Lennie Bremen)

Michael Nader ... Siddo (as Mike Nader)
Sue Hamilton ... (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: Like Voodoo

13 January 1966
After Gidget's surfboard is stolen she is cursed by the gypsy who is trying to sell it.

Season 1, Episode 19: Gidget's Career

20 January 1966
Larue starts playing the guitar and Gidget ends up fronting the band.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Pete Deuel)

Jimmy Hawkins ... Paul

Murray MacLeod ... Doug
Dennis Olivieri ... Ringo Feinberg the Drummer (as Dennis Joel)

Michael Nader ... Peter Stone (as Mike Nader)
Steve Rinaldi ... Boy

Sandy Kenyon ... Rick Farmer

Season 1, Episode 20: Ego-a-Go-Go

27 January 1966
Gidget makes a date with Durf the Drag, the class drip, to buck up his ego. She creates an ego-driven monster and he cancels their date.

Season 1, Episode 21: In and Out with the In-Laws

3 February 1966
Gidget has a luncheon date to meet Jeff's parents for the first time. Mixed-up identities and switched sweaters cause a commotion.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
William Long Jr. ... Bert
Janis Hansen ... Della Mae
Ray Hastings ... Noel
Arthur Romans ... Max (as Arthur C. Romans)
Hal March ... Jim

Hazel Court ... Laura

Kirk Alyn ... Hotel guest (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 22: We Got Each Other

10 February 1966
Gidget starts worrying that she and her Dad are too dependent on each other.

Season 1, Episode 23: Operation Shaggy Dog

17 February 1966
The kid's favorite hang-out, The Shaggy Dog, is in danger of being closed to build a new museum. Gidget and her Dad find themselves on opposite sides of the issue.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
Burt Douglas ... Gary Preeman
Don Edmonds ... Buzz
Robert Beach ... Toby (as Bob Beach)

Tim Rooney ... Tommy
Lew Parker ... Socrates

Season 1, Episode 24: Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat

24 February 1966
The Ring-a-Dings, the teen idol group of the moment, are in Los Angeles on mysterious business and Gidget and Larue are determined to meet them.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Pete Deuel)
Irwin Charone ... Mr. Goodpasture

C. Lindsay Workman ... Newsman (as Lindsay Workman)
Jimmy Murphy ... Herbie
Andrew Belling ... Arthur

Greg Mullavey ... Shen (as Gregory Mullavy)

Jeff Burton ... Driver - Florist Truck
Dorothy Konrad ... Desiree

Lynne Marta ... Ellen

Season 1, Episode 25: Love and the Single Gidget

3 March 1966
While her father is out of town Gidget goes to a surfing tournament with her sister and brother-in-law's blessing. They don't quite trust her though and hire a guy to keep tabs on Gidget.

Season 1, Episode 26: Take a Lesson

10 March 1966
Gidget gets lured out of the house, in her pajamas, to go on a surprise car buying trip to Pasadena. She then spends the whole trip stopping to call her Dad to let him know what's happening.

Season 1, Episode 27: Independence: Gidget Style

17 March 1966
Gidget gets a job at the new teenage nightclub to pay for a birthday present for her Dad. Unfortunately the family suspects that she is working at someplace a little racier.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)

Richard Bull ... Maitre d'
Viola Harris ... Miss Conway
Robert Beach ... Toby
Carole Williams ... 1st Girl

Celeste Yarnall ... 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell)
Lisa Mitchell ... Hatcheck Girl
Ralph Leabow ... Counterman
Rickie Sorensen ... Boy Surfer (as Rick Sorensen)
Christopher Riordan ... Surfer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 28: One More for the Road

24 March 1966
Gidget gets a job driving a floral delivery truck. There's just one problem - she doesn't have a driver's license.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
Douglas Lambert ... Eric (as Doug Lambert)
Jimmy Cross ... Policeman

Murray Alper ... Cab Driver

John McGiver ... Franklin Whiting

Season 1, Episode 29: Ask Helpful Hannah

31 March 1966
Gidget takes over the "Helpful Hannah" teen advice column in the school newspaper to mixed results.

Sally Field ... Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence

Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Lynette Winter ... Larue
Betty Conner ... Anne Cooper

Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Peter Deuel)
Jim Connell ... Norman Crowley
Candice Howard ... Peggy Bell (as Candace Howard)
Norma Connolly ... Miss Beckley
Robert Beach ... Toby
Rick Cooper ... Ted

Barbara Hershey ... Ellen

Jewel Jaffe ... Kathy
Sari Price ... Librarian

Season 1, Episode 30: A Hard Night's Night

7 April 1966
When Russ goes out of town Gidget finds herself unknowingly sharing the house with her father's friend.

Season 1, Episode 31: I Have This Friend Who...

14 April 1966
Gidget and her boyfriend are joined on all of their dates by his lonely father.

Season 1, Episode 32: Don't Defrost the Alligator

21 April 1966
Gidget freezes the dead pet alligator of the little boy next door neighbor. Gidget's sister makes a frozen dinner. Confusion ensues.

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