The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Season 3, Episode 26

The Truth Session (10 Apr. 1962)

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Maynard learns that while honesty may be the best policy, it's not always the best way to win friends and influence people.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Florida Friebus ...
Sheila James Kuehl ...
Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
B.G. Norman ...
Nate Gahagan
Mary Jackson ...


Dobie being at home sick in bed with a head cold affects two other people. First, Zelda, who supposedly has eyes only for Dobie, decides to hit on new student Nate Gahagan, as Dobie not being around shows her that she needs a back up if something were to ever happen to Dobie. And second, Maynard, who has never told a lie, decides to lie to Mr. Pomfritt about why he doesn't have his history assignment completed. It isn't complete since Dobie has always done his homework. The result of the lie makes Maynard reevaluate the pros and cons of lying, eventually deciding to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Maynard, however, takes the truth telling to an extreme, and in the process alienates everyone around him. Seeing what telling the whole truth has done but still believing that telling the truth is an honorable thing, Maynard decides to take a drastic measure to protect his values while not hurting the people he loves. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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10 April 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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From the theater marquee prominently shown, there are at least three films in Maynard's favorite movie series: "The Monster Who Devoured Cleveland," "Bride of the Monster Who Devoured Cleveland" and "Son of the Monster Who Devoured Cleveland." See more »


Winnie Gillis: [sternly addressing Maynard] We went home and had a little talk about you.
Maynard G. Krebs: Yeah? What about me?
Mr. Leander Pomfritt: Well, numerous suggestions were put forward, Mr. Krebs; unfortunately, none of them legal.
Herbert T. Gillis: Yeah, tar and feathers are hard to get now.
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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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