The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 4, Episode 1

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing (26 Sep. 1962)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Family
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 6 users  
Reviews: write review

A misunderstanding results in Maynard being committed to a mental hospital. Dobie is determined to bust out his good buddy by impersonating iconic television doctor Ben Casey.

Director:

Writers:

, (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing (26 Sep 1962)

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing (26 Sep 1962) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
« Previous Episode | 113 of 148 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Florida Friebus ...
...
...
Dean Magruder
James Millhollin ...
Dr. Litweiler
Marilyn Fox ...
Ballet Dancer
Paula Lane ...
Nurse
Eve Lesley ...
Nurse
Steve Mitchell ...
Simpson, Male Nurse
Richard Clair ...
Jumper
Edit

Storyline

Working as janitors in a high rise office building, Dobie and Maynard hear sirens approaching the building and see that the fire truck has come on the report of a possible jumper who happens to be on the ledge just outside the fifth floor office in which they are working. In the ensuing mêlée, Maynard is able to convince the man not to jump, but ends up falling off the ledge himself, luckily into the safety net below. Despite explaining what happened to the authorities, Maynard is nonetheless institutionalized for being mentally disturbed. Proving that Maynard is not crazy and thus springing him from the hospital may be easier said than done. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is based on the Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". See more »

Goofs

The symbols Dobie (as Ben Casey) draws on the blackboard in the close-up shot don't exactly match those seen in the longer shots (note especially the symbol for infinity). See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ben Casey (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Dobie
(uncredited)
Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
MeTV is showing Dobie Gillis! shemp56
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: A truly original sitcom jadedalex
All 147 Uncut Episodes - 5 Seasons on 31 DVDS - BEWARE OF ANOTHER RIPOFF rollo88
Did Maynard Say This? cartoong98
The G in Maynard G. Krebs CalicoGem
Dobie gillis reminds me of archie Andrews savair1

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?