The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 3, Episode 25

An American Strategy (3 Apr. 1962)

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Dobie lands a job at Lumpkin Lumber through the influence of his girlfriend Gloria, but when the boss' brash daughter takes a shine to him, Dobie sees a chance to climb the corporate ladder to success.

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Maggie Pierce ...
Pamela Lumpkin
Paul Bryar ...
C.J. Erdlatz
Charles Watts ...
Woodrow Lumpkin
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Irma Lumpkin
Nancy McCarthy ...
Gloria Mundy
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With a small hand provided by Gloria Mundy, the company's coffee girl and Dobie's latest girlfriend, Dobie gets one of the summer job positions at Lumpkin Lumber. However, rather than get a white collar job as he was expecting, he instead gets a blue collar one sweeping up. Still, his run-ins with the yard's manager, C.J. Erdlatz, leads to Dobie being on the verge of getting fired. Dobie keeping his job becomes more important to him when he spots Pamela Lumpkin, the daughter of company owner, Woodrow Lumpkin. She replaces Gloria in his heart. Dobie figures that courting Pamela would have the added benefit of a mechanism to allow him to move up the company ladder, which in the long run may become more important than being with Pamela herself. Through his manoeuvrings with Pamela and the Lumpkins, Dobie has to decide whether to listen to that small feeling of guilt or Maynard's army boots against his shins about how badly he is treating Gloria in the process. Written by Huggo

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3 April 1962 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the 1925 novel "An American Tragedy " by American writer Theodore Dreiser. See more »

Quotes

Maynard G. Krebs: Man, Dobe, you sure are getting forgetful. You left your lunch right on the table. Your mom sent me over with it.
Dobie Gillis: Oh, thanks a lot, Maynard. I'm awful hungry.
Maynard G. Krebs: I'm not.
Dobie Gillis: [Puzzled] You're not hungry? How come?
Maynard G. Krebs: I just ate your lunch.
Dobie Gillis: Maynard!
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Spoofs A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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Dobie
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Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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