Maynard sues the insurance company after getting his hand stuck in Gillis Grocery's gumball machine.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Professor Brinkerhoff, Esq.
Chester L. Wayzack, Esq.
Wallace Rooney ...
Judy Bamber ...
Miss Jones
C. Lindsay Workman ...
Mr. Fortescue (as Lindsay Workman)
Mavis Neal Palmer ...
Red Cross Representative (as Mavis Neal)
Kevin Jones ...
Jerry Todd ...


Because Dobie learns in his law class that everyone is protected by the law, Herbert encourages Maynard to sue for any injuries he may sustain, which are many. The most frequent of those injuries are from slipping on the streetcar tracks, which he does all the time. Herbert changes his mind when Maynard gets his hand caught in the broken gum-ball machine in Gillis Store, which results in Maynard mildly spraining his wrist. Upon quick thought, Maynard decides not to sue since the Gillises are like family to him. But Maynard is encouraged by their law professor, Brinkerhoff, to sue since the moneys will not come directly from the Gillis family but rather the insurance company. The insurance company, who are represented by Chester L. Wayzack, believe Maynard has a case until they meet him and learn from big mouthed Dobie that Maynard is accident prone. As such, they have no intention on paying a claim. This irks Professor Brinkerhoff, who agrees to represent Maynard in court. Although ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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24 October 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Per the title, Perry Mason was an attorney based on a series of Erle Stanley Gardner novels that who defended clients accused of murder and usually won his case. Raymond Burr portrayed him in the long running television series. See more »


Herbert T. Gillis: Son, is this the book you were looking for?
Dobie Gillis: Oh, yeah. Thanks, Dad. I don't know what I'd do without you.
Herbert T. Gillis: Yeah, neither do I, but just thinking about it has made my whole day.
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References Diamond Jim (1935) See more »


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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