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A music publisher and a radio disc jockey possess a mechanical marvel (played by Robby the Robot) that can guarantee hit records. While Virgil T. Gillis is attempting to sell them his ... See full summary »

Director:

Guy Scarpitta

Writers:

Dean Riesner, Max Shulman (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Ray Hemphill Ray Hemphill ... Virgil T. Gillis
Alva Celauro Alva Celauro ... Sally O'Malley
Charles Lane ... Charlie Wayzack
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Storyline

A music publisher and a radio disc jockey possess a mechanical marvel (played by Robby the Robot) that can guarantee hit records. While Virgil T. Gillis is attempting to sell them his southern-fried songs, Maynard monkeys with the machine and is transformed into a robot. Written by Gary R. Peterson

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The hit song "Love is A Many Splendored Thing" is used several times as a test of the abilities of Arnold, the music hit predicting computer. The producers of "Dobie Gillis" owned the rights to this song and therefore did not have to pay any royalties for its use on the show. See more »

Connections

References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Sammy Fain
Performed by Charles Lane & Ray Hemphill
It is the first song Charlie Wayzack sings to Arnold, and Virgil later sings it to a robotized Maynard
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