When Maynard confuses a musk ox-derived love potion for his hair tonic he becomes the irresistible desire of every woman. The mercenary Mr. Gillis hopes to capitalize on his catapulting Maynard to Hollywood stardom.

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Professor Guildenstern
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Following Dr. Guildenstern's biology class, Maynard seems irresistible to women, who are going animalistically wild for him. Dobie, Herbert and Winnie all have theories of the reason why, none of which pans outs when Winnie inexplicably becomes one of those women as she gets near Maynard. One always to capitalize on what he sees as a possible money making venture, Herbert believes Maynard can be the next screen heartthrob. Convincing studio executive R.J. Crumley on that fact is difficult enough, that is until leading lady Gina Lollolasagna gets near Maynard, she who wants him to star in her next picture with her. But that movie is doomed for failure unless it is in smellavision as what Herbert, Dobie and Maynard are unaware of is that Maynard's bottle of hair tonic looks exactly like Dr. Guildenstern's sole remaining bottle of rare wild musk scent collected by his now deceased ex-partner Dr. Rosencrantz, that scent which purportedly is an extremely powerful female attracting ... Written by Huggo

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29 May 1963 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the 1903 novel "The Call of the Wild" by American writer Jack London about a domesticated dog named Buck who returns to the Alaskan wilderness. See more »

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Amelia: [Dobie and Amelia are sitting on a bench flirting when suddenly Amelia is distracted] Dobie, do you smell something strange?
Dobie Gillis: Yeah, like somebody set fire to an old innertube.
Amelia: [jumping to her feet, looking enraptured] Oh, no. It's the call of the wild. Glorioski, it makes me feel tingly all over. Rrrruff!
Dobie Gillis: [Dobie stands and swaggers over to her] Yes, I often have that effect on girls. It's a dangerous power, but some of us must live with it.
Amelia: [ignoring Dobie, glancing about her] It's coming closer. ...
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