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 ...
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggie" is home from College. When he... See full summary »
Frances, now 17, is still in love with Moondoggy. She can persuade her parents to allow them a journey to Rome, together with two of her and two of his friends. However they have to take an... See full summary »
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Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ... See full summary »
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
The series did poorly in the ratings when aired it against hit shows like The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), The Virginian (1962), and Gilligan's Island (1964). ABC cancelled it but then, the series had high ratings during the summer as teens had finally discovered it. ABC considered it too late to renew the series so instead they developed a new series for Sally Field. The result was The Flying Nun (1967) which aired for three seasons. See more »
Of course, I could never say that "Gidget" (a fairly goofy, but, otherwise wholesome, mid-1960s, TV Sit-Com) came anywhere near to being great entertainment - But (whether you're male or female) this decidedly wacky, teen-oriented series did offer up (as a bonus) plenty of cheesecake/beefcake, beach party, eye-candy for any viewer whose attention (like mine) couldn't stay focused on Gidget's endless school-girl crushes and her frivolous, day-to-day dramas.
Starring a chubby-cheeked, 18-year-old, Sally Field (playing the part of the pert, virginal, 15-year-old, Frances "Gidget" Lawrence), this short-lived TV show (which only lasted for one season) provided lots of moral instruction for boy-crazy, California, surfer-girls (everywhere) who were out to snag themselves a cute surfer-boy, but required his solemn oath of total respect when it came to the likes of "going-too-far". (nudge. nudge. wink. wink)
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