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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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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Screen Gems Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Well, look at all these wiggy birds around here.
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Referenced in Paternity Leave (2015) 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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Leave It To Gidget!
26 September 2015 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

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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