Waitress Betsy won't go out with Dobie unless he get a date for her roommate Suzy.



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Jack Mullaney ...
Private T.J. Strauss
Burt Metcalfe ...
Lt. Merriweather


Dobie is doing well in the army - being near the top of his class - although there is one thing he does not like about the experience, namely lack of girls. The one girl he does encounter he does like and want to date, Betsy, the waitress at the mess hall. She, in turn, turns down Dobie's Saturday night date invitation flatly, that is unless Dobie can find someone as Susie's date in a double date situation, Susie being Betsy's unattractive but friendly roommate. The only person Dobie can think of that he could manipulate into being that fourth is Maynard. To Dobie's surprise, Maynard actually does want to date Susie. The problem ends up being Maynard being able to get a personal leave for Saturday night, as Maynard is currently bottom of the class and flunking. If he doesn't raise his standards by Saturday, Maynard will not get permission for a leave. Dobie comes up with a few plans, using his own high standing among the company, to raise Maynard's standing artificially, those schemes... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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4 April 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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First episode to use the "void" set for the "Thinker" monologues instead of the park set. Dobie appears in full uniform during his monologues for the remainder of the season. See more »


References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »


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