The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 3, Episode 24

Names My Mother Called Me (27 Mar. 1962)

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Dobie discovers the significance of his unusual name when his distinguished namesake summons him to New York City to share a parting message. A thoughtful episode with an inspiring message for young people.

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Dr. D.W. Kline
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Dr. Charles Graham (as Casey Adams)
Diane Sayer ...
Giselle Hurlbut
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Dobie will do anything for Giselle Hurlbut, the girl he loves and wants to marry... well, almost anything except the one thing she wants him to do: change his name. Dobie realizes that "Dobie" is an unusual name, and as he contemplates changing it, he goes on a quest to find out how he got the name. His father reveals that it was all his mother's doing, she who refuses to divulge the reason. That refusal is because of the telegram Dobie eventually receives from New York based scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Prize winner Dr. D.W. Kline. After a confused Dobie receives the telegram which asks for Dobie to meet him in New York before he retires and leaves civilization for the next phase of his life, Winnie tells Dobie the story. Dobie was named after Dr. Kline. She asked Dr. Kline's permission to name her offspring after him if it was a boy. In return, Dr. Kline asked her to keep him abreast of Dobie's life goings-on as he grew up. Although many important people want to see Dr. Kline ... Written by Huggo

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In this episode, Herbert T. Gillis reveals it was entirely Winnie's decision to name their boy 'Dobie'. His choice for his son's name was 'Gus'. See more »

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