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Gidget 

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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology ... See full summary »

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1966   1965  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sally Field ...  Gidget 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Don Porter ...  Professor Russell Lawrence 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Lynette Winter Lynette Winter ...  Larue 26 episodes, 1965-1966
Pete Duel ...  John Cooper 23 episodes, 1965-1966
Betty Conner Betty Conner ...  Anne Cooper / ... 22 episodes, 1965-1966
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Storyline

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time, hanging out with friends and surfing at the beach. She also has a knack for getting in and out of trouble. Gidget speaks to the audience during her journey to adulthood, letting them know exactly what's on her mind and what she's discovered about life. She also receives moral instruction from her father and gains wisdom from her experiences. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ギジェットは15才 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sally Field and Lynette Winter (Gidget and Larue) became best friends in real life as well as on the show. See more »

Quotes

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: To paraphrase Aristotle, life is a gas.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Wait 'Til You See My Gidget
Music by Jack Keller
Lyrics by Howard Greenfield
Performed by Johnny Tillotson
Copyright 1965--Screen Gems Music Co.
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Sally Field was perfectly cast in Gidget roll !
25 July 2007 | by bedfordfallsSee all my reviews

This short lived series was very important for many of us just becoming teens in the mid-60's. Her clothing, hairdos, language and relationships with friends and boyfriends were fun to tune into once a week and see what life was like (although somewhat not believable!!) for a teenage girl growing up near the beach in California. Sally Field was a darling girl, perfectly cast here, not afraid to make faces, cry, or even do physical comedy in this series. Gidget had her own bedroom with her own Princess telephone (we all wanted one), lived in a wonderful two story home with a beautiful yard and got to drive her dad's cool car sometimes. And yes, she got into and out of a lot of trouble in the 22 minute show,but at that time in our lives, for a half hour, it was believable to many of us. Like The Donna Reed Show, Father Knows Best, and Leave It To Beaver, these were mild comedies, with gentle story lines, usually a moral to be learned, and left us feeling good about ourselves and maybe had a laugh or two during the half hour show. To many people today,this sounds corny and old-fashioned, but it felt like a safer, more comfortable world back then.


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