Maynard meets his kind of people in Edwina "Eddie" Kegel, a tomboy who enjoys hacking around with him, watching building demolitions and sewer excavations and laughing at the "oblongs" at the sophomore dance.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Eddie Kegel
Christopher Bowler ...
Jerry (as Chris Bowler)
Mary Mitchel ...
Stephanie Trowbridge (as Mary Mitchell)
Michael Hardstark ...
Walter Funk


Dobie allows Maynard to tag along on his dates since Maynard doesn't like to be alone. This does not sit well with most of Dobie's dates, Stephanie Trowbridge, the latest, who is determined to find Maynard a date of his own, despite it seemingly an impossible task. Onto the scene arrives Edwina Kegel - Eddie to her friends - who is a female version of Maynard. Eddie has no desire to be a girly girl, much to her parents' chagrin. Despite Maynard and Eddie hanging out doing things together, Dobie notices that Maynard doesn't much treat Eddie like a girl or that they're on traditional romantic dates. To help Maynard, Dobie gives him two tickets to the spring dance to which he can take Eddie. Maynard and Eddie do decide to go, but to gawk at the other people. But will Maynard and/or Eddie find that in a romantic setting that they will fall under the magic of traditional romance? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

13 February 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lynn Loring's movie debut was in _Splendor in the Grass (1961)_, starring Warren Beatty, but by the time she guested on this segment of Dobie Gillis, Beatty was no longer in the series' cast. 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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Probably the most touching Dobie Gillis episode...
18 September 2015 | by (Mad City, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Maynard G. Krebs is nonconformist throughout the series, and the kindest, most totally lovable person anybody could ever hope to meet... but he's totally asexual. The concept of gender, especially the opposite one, never comes up in his thinking, because the opposite sex is irrelevant when it comes to knocking down the old Endicott Building, or watching "The Monster That Devoured Cleveland" for the fiftieth time, or digging the bongos or Thelonious Monk.

You can never imagine Maynard finding, or wanting, a girlfriend; no woman is unorthodox enough to be a soul mate for Maynard G. Krebs... until he meets Edwina "Eddie" Kegal, a fellow lover of watching the big iron ball dispatching the walls of the old Endicott Building!

In one short episode Maynard goes from the joy of his first love, to the pain of his first broken heart... and we watch as Maynard grows up from the experience.

Definitely a DIFFERENT episode of Dobie Gillis.

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