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The Chicken from Outer Space 

As hard as he tries, Dobie just can't seem to get rid of Zelda Gilroy, the one girl he doesn't want but wants him. Zelda is aware of Dobie's failings, such as not being a very bright ... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Dobie Gillis
... Herbert T. Gillis
... Winifred Gillis
... Maynard G. Krebs
Sheila James Kuehl ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
Lee Goodman ... Mr. Millfloss
Jody Warner ... Imogene Burkhart
... Blossom Kenney
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As hard as he tries, Dobie just can't seem to get rid of Zelda Gilroy, the one girl he doesn't want but wants him. Zelda is aware of Dobie's failings, such as not being a very bright student and thus not having any future career prospects. Zelda compensates for that by mapping out their future: they will live on a farm after they get married so that Dobie will at least be able to provide food. In being a farmer, Dobie has to take biology class, with which Zelda will help him. Dobie agrees to take biology only because he knows that brainy Zelda has his academic best interest in mind and will help him. Dobie sees being a farmer as his only future hope, regardless of if Zelda is in that future. As usual, Maynard follows Dobie into biology class. Their first project is to examine the effects of hormones on chicken. One will be injected with female hormones, one will be injected with male hormones and the control chicken will get no injection. Three problems arise with their new ... Written by Huggo

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8 March 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The new girl that Dobie meets is named Imogene Burkhart. Imogene Burkhart is the real name of actress Jean Byron, who is a frequent guest star on the series, most often in the recurring role of one of Dobie's teachers also named Imogene Burkhart. See more »

Goofs

The giant chicken was a rooster, and could not have laid the giant egg found in its nest. See more »

Quotes

Zelda Gilroy: Thank you, Mother Gillis. Together, you and I will salvage that bum.
Winifred Gillis: I gotta kill that girl; I just gotta.
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Dobie
Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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