Gidget (1965–1966)
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When protest singer Billy Roy Soames comes to town, Gidget gets inspired by his activism. In her own twist, Gidget and Larue get Billy Roy involved in a protest to lower unfair movie ticket prices.

Director:

E.W. Swackhamer

Writers:

Frederick Kohner (creator), Anthony Wilson (as Tony Wilson)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Sally Field ... Gidget
Don Porter ... Professor Russell Lawrence
Pete Duel ... John Cooper (as Pete Deuel)
Lynette Winter Lynette Winter ... Larue
Henry Jaglom ... Billy Roy Soames
Dick Wilson ... Mr. Lefferts
Dick Balduzzi ... Mr. Corella
Noah Keen ... Mr. Evans
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When protest singer Billy Roy Soames comes to town, Gidget gets inspired by his activism. In her own twist, Gidget and Larue get Billy Roy involved in a protest to lower unfair movie ticket prices.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (as color by Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At the end of the episode, Gidget comes to the conclusion that there just aren't major social issues to fight for like when her father was young. But when this aired in 1965, it was the height of the Civil Rights movement including the Watts Riots that took place in Los Angeles (the city the show is set in) in August, 3 months before this episode aired. 1965 was also the beginning of the protests against the Vietnam War which many high school students protested against. See more »

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Features Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

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Protesting
31 July 2017 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

Gidget (Sally Field) wants to take up activism and finds a cause when her best friend Larue (Lynette Winter) tells her that the local theater is raising its rates on Saturday's early show- when mostly kids attend. She gathers her school's civics club and confront the theater owner who isn't shy in expressing that it's exactly why he's raising the rates. They picket the sidewalks with no success for their cause. Gidget and Larue go to talk with protest singer Billy Roy Soames (later independent director Henry Jaglom). The egotistical singer/songwriter has little interest in talking with Gidget and rudely sends her away. Billy comes to Gidget's house with a change of mind and sleeps overnight in the living room. They find difficulty in gaining momentum for their cause. Gidget's father (Don Porter) tries to reason with her.

The protest singer character is very unlikable, as a previous reviewer noted, whose drive seems to be more interested in the protest than the cause, part of what's wrong in present-day. It's an uninteresting, weak effort.


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