To win the attentions of beautiful Lottie Lee, Dobie joins the school football team and immediately finds himself the target of Lottie's jealous brute of a boyfriend, the quarterback for the opposing team in the upcoming big game.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Florida Friebus ...
Mikki Jamison ...
Lottie Lee McQuiddy
Coach Prendergast
Dean Magruder
Mickey Morton ...
Sam Balter ...
Ed Deemer ...
Stanislau 'Roadblock' Jahurski


When Pryor's pretty new drum majorette, Lottie Lee McQuiddy, mistakes non-athletic Dobie for a football player, he doesn't correct her since he knows she is only attracted to such types. Dobie goes further and says he's a quarterback. To bolster the story, Dobie talks Coach Prendergast into letting him join the team, knowing that he will never have to set foot on the field since there are already three quarterbacks. Dobie talking to Lottie Lee, let alone wanting to date her, doesn't sit well with her hulking but dimwitted boyfriend, Stanislau "Roadblock" Jahurski, a football player at S.C. Dental, against who Pryor has a big game on the weekend. Roadblock vows to get even with Dobie, and decides to do that on the football field at the big game, not knowing that Dobie isn't actually playing. Roadblock may get his wish when Pryor's first, second and third string quarterbacks all become incapacitated. Dobie tries whatever he can to become ineligible to play, or hopes the coach will find ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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31 October 1962 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title makes reference to the Roaring Twenties song (and subsequent dance craze) "The Varsity Drag" (1927) written by Ray Henderson. See more »


When Maynard enters the game, he is wearing uniform number 49. However, the player in the stock footage, used to represent Maynard running down the field with ball, is wearing uniform number 47. See more »


Roadblock Jahurski: Gillis, I warned you not to see my ladyfriend Lottie Lee on penalty of instant mayhem.
Maynard G. Krebs: Golly, Mr. Roadhouse, that must have slipped Dobie's mind because him and Lottie Lee have been out day and night.
Dobie Gillis: Maynard!
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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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