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.
Gary R. Peterson
Did You Know?
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
References Forbidden Planet
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
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 See more