The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 1, Episode 33

Competition Is the Life of Trade (24 May 1960)

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When the Quimbys come to town and open a grocery store, Dobie competes with Chatsworth for Delphine's affections while Mr. Gillis competes with Mr. Quimby for the local grocery trade.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (as Stephen Franken)
Doris Packer ...
Clarissa Osborne
Sally Todd ...
Delphine Quimby
Mr. Quimby


Dobie competes against Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. for the affections of the newest girl in town, the pretty Delphine Quimby, but Dobie doesn't know if he stands a fighting chance against what Chatsworth has to offer, namely wealth and sophistication. His parents, especially his father, try to convince him that he can indeed compete if he wants something bad enough, especially as he is a Gillis. What Dobie and Herbert are unaware of is that Delphine's father is opening a new grocery store in the neighborhood. When Dobie finds out, he has to decide if his loyalty to his father or his pursuit of Delphine is more important. But in dealing specifically with the issue of competing against Chatsworth, Dobie may have an unlikely ally. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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24 May 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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