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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 

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A young man schemes and attempts to get the "better things in life" mostly popularity, success, and most importantly, girls.

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Max Shulman
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4   3   2   1  
1963   1962   1961   1960   1959  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dwayne Hickman ...  Dobie Gillis 148 episodes, 1959-1963
Bob Denver ...  Maynard G. Krebs / ... 144 episodes, 1959-1963
Frank Faylen ...  Herbert T. Gillis 118 episodes, 1959-1963
Florida Friebus ...  Winifred Gillis 95 episodes, 1959-1963
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of his mother Winnie Gillis' eye. Dobie has an almost singular focus on the opposite sex, more often than not the object of his affection being the beautiful but money hungry Thalia Menninger, who in turn often loves Dobie but always loves money more, which Dobie never has and in his current life direction probably will never have to the extent that would satisfy Thalia. If not Thalia, Dobie pursues several other girls in his search for true love. His best friend is Maynard G. Krebs, a largely clueless but kind-hearted beatnik and lover of jazz music, he who always does what his best buddy Dobie does, often much to the chagrin of others in Dobie's life. While Dobie chases girls, the one girl he knows he does not want but who in turn knows that one day she will become Mrs. Dobie Gillis is bright Zelda Gilroy, who largely uses logic to convince Dobie that she is the girl for him. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-Y7
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Zelda knew Dobie loved her because she wrinkled up her nose and Dobie involuntarily did this back in spite of himself. See more »

Goofs

Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers (or young people) themselves someone they can look up to. See more »

Quotes

Herbert T. Gillis: So you told him I was cheap, huh?
Winifred 'Winnie' Gillis: He'd have found it out sooner or later.
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this is a really funny send-up of high school dating in the late 50s/early 60s.
11 October 1999 | by mlee-3See all my reviews

i enjoyed this show in middle school and junior high (first runs)and it's still funny now. the writing is clever (max shulman is brilliant), the actors are good comedians, and the issues of looking for love but being too shy are still pertinent. (it's an idealized version. this is about the 50's. but the goofiness is deliberate, and it works.)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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