The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 3, Episode 16

Magnificent Failure (23 Jan. 1962)

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Mr. Gillis entertains big dreams of selling his grocery store to a supermarket chain for a big price and being able to give his family more time and luxuries.

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James Dobson ...
Fred C. Dobbs, Jr.
Herbert Ellis ...
Mr. Hogan (as Herb Ellis)
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Mr. Gummage
Christine Nelson ...
Mrs. Tarantino
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When Herbert, who is generally seen as a mean and stingy man, buys both Winnie and Dobie expensive gifts, everyone becomes suspicious of his motivations. However, he states that he critically reviewed his life, didn't like what he saw, and vowed to turn over a new leaf, which accounts for both the act of giving and where he got the money: he is on the verge of selling the store to a supermarket chain. With the vast sum he expects to get, he plans on traveling with Winnie, and when the money eventually gets low, he will return to the workforce managing someone else's supermarket, which means regular hours and fewer worries than owning his own business. But when the store purchase and the subsequent search for a managerial position don't pan out quite the way he expects, Herbert has to decide what to do, that is unless someone else helps him make those decisions. Written by Huggo

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The title is based on the novel/movie Magnificent Obsession (1954). See more »

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Mr. Gummage mentions that his first name is Sam. Later, Dobbs continually refers to him as Horace. See more »

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References Magnificent Obsession (1954) See more »

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