The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 1, Episode 15

The Smoke-Filled Room (12 Jan. 1960)

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Thalia persuades Dobie to run against Milton Armitage in the election for junior class president. With Thalia serving as campaign manager and Maynard running a dirty tricks operation, how can Dobie lose?

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Despite running unopposed, Milton is campaigning hard for junior class president. Regardless, he figures he wouldn't lose even if someone - anyone - ran against him, as he's perfect in his own eyes and perfect in the eyes of others. Thalia, on the other hand, sees a flaw in Milton's reasoning: people wouldn't vote for him because he's too perfect, which doesn't resonate with the voter, most of who are common. As she sees junior class president as the first step in the road to the lucrative White House, she convinces Dobie to run against Milton. Dobie agrees only because he would be spending time with Thalia, who volunteers as his campaign manager. With Maynard helping, Thalia's plan is working as Dobie's down home message seems to be resonating with voters. Milton, who cannot stand to lose, decides to bring out the big gun, his mother, who is more ruthless than him. She tries to bribe Herbert with all her lucrative grocery shopping business in return for him convincing Dobie to drop ... Written by Huggo

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The title is a political slang term where political decisions are made at a secret gathering of politicians or well-connected party members such as the time that Warren G. Harding was nominated as the dark horse Republican candidate for the 1920 Presidential Election after a long and tedious convention fight. See more »

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Spoofs A Face in the Crowd (1957) See more »

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