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The Fast White Mouse 

Dobie uses the heredity factor to convince Zelda to abandon her dreams of marrying and having children with him and to turn her affections towards a more suitable mate: Chatsworth Osborn, Jr.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sheila James Kuehl ...
Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (as Stephen Franken)
Doris Packer ...
Clarissa Osborne
Hugh Sanders ...
Professor K. Farrington
Margaret Brown ...


Based on his science class' experiment on heredity using white mice, Dobie thinks he knows how to stop Zelda from pursuing him: tell her that his inferior genes will result in the possibility of stupid children. Based on the academics of heredity from that class, she can't argue with his logic. The next step is to find Zelda a replacement boyfriend of high intelligence with whom to eventually breed. The smartest boy in the class is the one they choose: Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. They are eventually able to convince both Chatsworth and Mrs. Osborne that Zelda is a good match for Chatsworth in terms of genetics. But the old adage of "absence makes the heart grow fonder" applies to Dobie as he admits he misses Zelda once she's out of his life for good. Dobie tries to find a way to get Zelda back, and decides to use a couple of white mice to do so, they who may be more driven by basic animal need than intelligence or lack thereof. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

31 October 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Zelda Gilroy: [Addressing Dobie] I love you in a classroom, I love you anywhere. I love you indoors, outdoors, upstairs, downstairs, backwards, forwards, I love ya!
Maynard G. Krebs: How come?
Zelda Gilroy: How come what?
Maynard G. Krebs: How come you love him? He don't love you.
Zelda Gilroy: He will. I'll get him yet.
Maynard G. Krebs: So what do you have when you have him? I mean, he's kind of puny, he ain't too bright, and he'll be bald before he's thirty.
Dobie Gillis: Thanks a lot.
Maynard G. Krebs: Like you're welcome.
Zelda Gilroy: Don't you understand, Maynard? That's exactly why I love him. He's weak and bewildered and ...
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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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