The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 3, Episode 21

Birth of a Salesman (6 Mar. 1962)

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Thalia Menninger reenters Dobie's life, she who is now the assistant sales manager for the Pylon Corporation, which sells clothing door-to-door. She soon will be promoted to sales manager ... See full summary »

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Thalia Menninger reenters Dobie's life, she who is now the assistant sales manager for the Pylon Corporation, which sells clothing door-to-door. She soon will be promoted to sales manager of their Cleveland office. Whatever the reason for Thalia's return, Dobie vows not to fall under her spell again since he knows she will ultimately break his heart as he will never be the money making machine she is looking for in a husband. Indeed, Thalia wants Dobie back, but she figures she can have her cake and eat it too by Dobie dropping out of school and becoming a salesman under her for Pylon. Although he still pines for her, Dobie doesn't want to drop out of school despite he realizing that his liberal arts program isn't providing him with any grounding for a professional life that would attract Thalia. Dobie's parents are mixed on Dobie dropping out to get a job. They all let confirmed academic and lover of anything related to knowledge Mr. Pomfritt decide Dobie's fate. But Mr. Pomfritt, ... Written by Huggo

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The title is a parody on the classic 1949 play "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. The original Broadway production opened at the Morosco Theater on February 10, 1949, ran for 742 performances and won the 1949 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. "Death of a Salesman" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1949. See more »

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