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"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" The Call of the Like Wild (1963)

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Original Air Date:
29 May 1963 (Season 4, Episode 35)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis

Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis

Florida Friebus ... Winifred Gillis

Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs

Jack Raine ... Professor Guildenstern

Howard Caine ... R.J. Crumley
Susan Bay ... Gina Lollolasagna

Sally Kellerman ... Amelia
Mary Jackson ... Zedda Parsnips
Sandra Lee Nankin ... Bride

Episode Crew
Directed by
Guy Scarpitta 
Writing credits
Dean Riesner (written by)

Max Shulman (created by)

Joel Kane (story supervisor)

Produced by
Rod Amateau .... producer
Norman Henry .... associate producer
Guy Scarpitta .... associate producer
Original Music by
Lionel Newman 
Cinematography by
James Van Trees 
Film Editing by
Robert Moore 
Art Direction by
Edward L. Ilou 
Set Decoration by
Carl Biddiscombe 
Walter M. Scott 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Addison Schaumer Jr. .... assistant director
Sound Department
Richard Sperber .... sound effects supervisor
Editorial Department
Larry Heath .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Ken Runyon .... supervising music editor (as Kenneth Runyon)
Lionel Newman .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Max Shulman .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
David Davis .... dialogue supervisor
Crew verified as complete

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  • RCA  sound recording

Additional Details

26 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

This episode contains a couple of spoofs on Hollywood celebrities: Gina Lollolasagna is a play on Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927- ) and Sedda Parsnips is a joking reference to and a clever conflation of the names of feuding gossip columnists Hedda Hopper (1885-1966) and Louella Parsons (1881-1972).See more »
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. It's so wild, savage and primitive!
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