Around My Room in 80 Days 

Dobie helps a student get his girl and stay in school.


Rod Amateau


Larry Williams (as Lawrence Williams), Maggie Williams | 3 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Steve Harris Steve Harris ... Paul Merrick
Diana Millay ... Linda Mayhew
Steve Franken ... Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (as Stephen Franken)
William Schallert ... Mr. Leander Pomfritt
Gerald Trump Gerald Trump ... Casey
Robert Biheller ... Dropout #1


Mediocre student Dobie gets an unusual request from Mr. Pomfritt to help another student, Paul Merrick, but not in the traditional tutor type way. Paul was once an A student, but in the last few months has let his grades slip dramatically and is on the verge of dropping out since he has been hanging out with a couple of low life dropouts. Mr. Pomfritt, who believes Dobie has a good heart and thus inspires others, wants him to try to convince Paul to get his act together. Apparently Paul is poor, orphaned and has no real guidance, he who feels that the life of a dropout is his destiny. This view is supported by Paul's life as Dobie and Maynard clandestinely see where and how Paul lives. As the standard approach to get through to Paul doesn't seem to work, Dobie believes that their classmate, the pretty and rich Linda Mayhew, who has basically known and liked Paul all her life, could be the answer. But getting Linda to help may not be as easy as just asking her, as she may not be able ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family






English | Latin

Release Date:

29 November 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the Jules Verne classic 'Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)'. See more »


Mr. Leander Pomfritt: [to Dobie and Maynard at school] Well, you saw it, boys: Paul with those dropouts.
Maynard G. Krebs: Dropouts? How come they call 'em dropouts?
Mr. Leander Pomfritt: Because they dropped out of school before they graduated.
Maynard G. Krebs: What do they do now?
Mr. Leander Pomfritt: Nothing - just loaf.
Maynard G. Krebs: [excited at the prospect of loafing all day] Yeah? How old do you have to be to be a dropout?
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References Around the World in 80 Days (1956) See more »


Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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