The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 3, Episode 20

The Big Blunder and Egg Man (27 Feb. 1962)

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To win the avaricious affections of Daphne, Dobie becomes a wheeler dealer in the commodities futures market.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Florida Friebus ...
Dean Magruder
Danny Lewis ...
Cheryl Holdridge ...
Daphne Winsett


In her own words, the beautiful Daphne Winsett, the latest girl who Dobie believes will be his wife, allows him to hang around her because "he's good looking, he's a good dancer, and he has a nice sense of humor", to which Maynard correctly adds "because he does her homework" most specifically in her arts classes. They are a mismatch since Dobie is a dreamer who loves art and culture, while Daphne loves business and commerce. To get their sensibilities closer together, Dobie decides to take an economics class, temporarily taught by Professor Pomfritt, at least he hopes temporarily. Since Daphne doesn't believe Dobie has economics in his blood, Dobie decides to show her that he does by doing their class assignment - buying and selling commodity futures using hypothetical money - using real money, Dobie buying and selling exactly what Daphne is buying and selling, which is eggs. Dobie's next problem is getting $500 to invest. If he does get the money, he has to hope that Daphne knows ... Written by Huggo

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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