The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 2, Episode 20

The Second Childhood of Herbert T. Gillis (7 Mar. 1961)

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Dobie's upcoming graduation brings to light the embarrassing fact that Herbert T. Gillis never graduated high school, but thanks to evening classes for adults Dobie's Dad is determined to finally finish what he started long ago.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Florida Friebus ...
Mr. Milton W. Milfloss
Sheila James Kuehl ...
Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
Robert Foulk ...
Mr. Callahan (as Bob Foulk)


Herbert doesn't seem to think that Dobie's upcoming graduation from high school is a big deal. And he doesn't like the idea that the school's yearbook committee wants to publish the parents' old high school graduation photos alongside their graduating son/daughter. The reason for both, which he confesses to Winnie, is that he never graduated, personal and world circumstances preventing that from ever happening. Winnie convinces him to attend night school so that he can finally graduate. When he learns that his night school History teacher, Mr. Milfloss, teaches regular high school, Herbert decides to use a pseudonym in class just in case Mr. Milfloss knows Dobie, who he doesn't want to know about either him going to night school or never having graduated. He figures he can let administration know his real name when all is said and done. Indeed, Mr. Milfloss is Dobie's History teacher, who is teaching his night school class the same curriculum as his regular high school class, meaning ... Written by Huggo

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The names and dates written on the blackboard behind Mr. Milfloss when he speaks to his students at the beginning of the episode is a list of U.S. National Parks and the dates when they were established. See more »


Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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