Mr. Gillis fears Dobie's interest in Egyptology is inspired less by mouldering mummies and more by the beautiful Dr. Burkhart.


Rod Amateau


Max Shulman, Max Shulman (created by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Florida Friebus ... Winifred Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Jean Byron ... Dr. Imogene Burkhart
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Charwoman
Tom Montgomery Tom Montgomery ... Announcer (voice)


Despite his father's impression that Dobie is taking easy courses that he is choosing solely because they have a bevy of beautiful girls in the class, Dobie counters that he is taking a variety of courses to discover what truly interests him. In doing so, he believes he has found his true area of interest: Egyptology. Herbert is suspect enough of what career he can carve out of such a subject, even more suspect when Dobie wants to go on a class field trip to Egypt which requires money specifically from him. But Herbert still knows that Dobie's primary interest in the class has to be a girl. However, Herbert finds that the only "girl" in the class is Dobie's professor, thirty-five year old but still voluptuous Dr. Imogene Burkhart. While Dobie's interest in the class is purely Egyptology, Herbert believes it is Dr. Burkhart. Herbert's belief may not only threaten Dobie's trip to Egypt but Dobie's teacher/student relationship with Dr. Burkhart. But Herbert may be the one who suffers the... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

14 November 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First appearance of Dr. Imogene Burkhart as played by Jean Byron, a recurring character over the next two seasons. Ms. Byron had previously played a different character during the first season. "Imogene Burkhart" is Jean Byron's actual name. See more »


Herbert T. Gillis: Doctor, just what kind of a doctor are you? A surgeon; eye, ear, nose and throat, what?
Dr. Imogene Burkhart: Oh, I'm a Ph.D. That's a doctor in philosophy.
Herbert T. Gillis: Oh, yeah, the kind of doctor who don't do anybody no good.
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Spoofs The Sheik (1921) See more »


Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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