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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963. The series and several episode scripts were adapted from a 1951 collection of short stories of the same name, written by Max Shulman, who had also written a feature film adaptation of his short stories for MGM in 1953, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis. The series revolved around the life of teenager/young adult Dobie Gillis, who, along with his best friend, beatnik Maynard G. Krebs, struggles against the forces of his life - high school, the military, college, and his parents - as he aspires to attain both wealth and dates with girls. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was produced by Martin Manulis Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Creator Shulman also wrote the theme song in collaboration with Lionel Newman.

Release Date: Tue, Sep 29, 1959

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 30

Dwayne Hickman
Dobie Gillis
Bob Denver
Maynard G. Krebs
Frank Faylen
Herbert T. Gillis

Season 4:

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing
Episode 1: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing (Sep 26, 1962)
Maynard saves a suicidal jumper but falls from the ledge himself and is taken to a psycho ward. Dobie is hardly in this episode at all as Hickman was sick.
What's a Little Murder Between Friends
Episode 2: What's a Little Murder Between Friends (Oct 03, 1962)
Dobie names Thaila as his beneficiary on a life insurance policy, then becomes paranoid that she and Maynard are trying to kill him.
Northern Comfort
Episode 3: Northern Comfort (Oct 10, 1962)
Mrs. Gillis's cousin Virgil visits, and gets the Gillises to supply him with all he needs for a singing engagement.
The Ugliest American
Episode 4: The Ugliest American (Oct 17, 1962)
On a class trip to an African jungle, Dobie is captured by a tribe of cannibals-who, it turns out, have made Maynard their chief.
A Splinter Off the Old Block
Episode 5: A Splinter Off the Old Block (Oct 24, 1962)
Dobie's teenage cousin Duncan moves in with the Gillises, and tells Dobie's girlfriend that Dobie needs help for a drinking problem.
What Makes the Varsity Drag?
Episode 6: What Makes the Varsity Drag? (Oct 31, 1962)
Dobie joins the football squad to impress a girl, but only succeeds in making her big bruiser boyfriend jealous.
Like Hi, Exlosives
Episode 7: Like Hi, Exlosives (Nov 07, 1962)
Dobie's cousin Dunky and Maynard don't realize they're accidentally loaded up the Gillis Grocery delivery truck with a case of nitroglycerin.
Where is Thy Sting
Episode 8: Where is Thy Sting (Nov 14, 1962)
Dobie pretends to be terminaly ill to gain a girl's sympathy. However, due to a mixup, Dobie is led to believe he's really in poor health.
Flow Gently, Sweet Money
Episode 9: Flow Gently, Sweet Money (Nov 21, 1962)
An older woman [played by Yvonne Craig] teaches Dunky how to be rotten to succeed in the world so he'll be able to provide for her younger sister. But meanwhile the younger sister is falling for nice, honest Dobie.
Strictly for the Birds
Episode 10: Strictly for the Birds (Nov 28, 1962)
Dobie and Maynard train a mynah bird to help them with their history exam.
The Iceman Goeth
Episode 11: The Iceman Goeth (Dec 05, 1962)
Maynard and Duncan accidentally lock Mr. Gillis in the meat freezer, and think they've killed him.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Gillis
Episode 12: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Gillis (Dec 12, 1962)
To avoid failing an upcoming test that will cause him to flunk out of school, Maynard drinks a potion that is supposed to turn him into a genius, but ends up transforming him into a monster.
Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimney
Episode 13: Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimney (Dec 19, 1962)
To cure Maynard of his childish belief in Santa Claus, Mr. Gillis climbs down the chimney on Christmas Eve - but gets stuck.
Who Did William Tell?
Episode 14: Who Did William Tell? (Jan 02, 1963)
Cousin Dunky gets a role in a visiting production of William Tell and falls for a young opera star, unaware she has a jealous boyfriend.
Too Many Kooks Spoil the Broth
Episode 15: Too Many Kooks Spoil the Broth (Jan 09, 1963)
Dobie falls for a kitchenware heiress and wants to impress her by selling one of the man's Quickie-Cookers, but gets competition from his visiting southern cousin, Virgil.
Vocal Boy Makes Good
Episode 16: Vocal Boy Makes Good (Jan 16, 1963)
Performing at Pryor College, the Lettermen hire Dobie as an emergency replacement singer.
All Right, Dobie, Drop the Gun
Episode 17: All Right, Dobie, Drop the Gun (Jan 23, 1963)
A fugitive criminal and his girlfriend hold up the Gillies in the store. Maynard arrives and complicates the situation.
And Now a Word From Our Sponsor
Episode 18: And Now a Word From Our Sponsor (Jan 30, 1963)
Dobie is the new DJ on the college radio station. A mobster tries to give him payola to make his country-singer girlfriend a star. But meanwhile Zelda has singing aspirations of her own with an album called "How To Drive Men Wild", produced by Maynard. Zelda's not half-bad as a singer. We also get a rare glimpse of Maynard playing guitar and singing.
Two for the Whipsaw
Episode 19: Two for the Whipsaw (Feb 06, 1963)
Chatsworth pays Dobie to take his place at a fancy dinner with old friends of the family, whose daughter he remembers as being particularly ugly.
The Moon and No Pence
Episode 20: The Moon and No Pence (Feb 13, 1963)
Dobie falls for brainy Russian ballerina and solicits Zelda's aid to improve his grades. When that fails, he ends up dancing outside her window.
The Beast with Twenty Fingers
Episode 21: The Beast with Twenty Fingers (Feb 20, 1963)
Maynard and Herbert get struck in one of those finger toys just as Mr. Gillis is about to leave for a grocer's convention. This weak premise was typical of the show's decline for lack of enough Shulman scripts.
Thanks for the Memory
Episode 22: Thanks for the Memory (Feb 27, 1963)
When a foreign student likes Dobie because he is simple-minded, Zelda decides to teach him how to improve his memory. Meanwhile, Maynard is attracted to her elephant.
Three Million Coins in the Fountain
Episode 23: Three Million Coins in the Fountain (Mar 06, 1963)
When Chatsworth's family goes broke, he gets Maynard and Dunky to help him raise money claiming it is charity for a needy family.
Beethoven, Presley, and Me
Episode 24: Beethoven, Presley, and Me (Mar 13, 1963)
The song-analyzing qualities of a computer are transfered to Maynard, and cousin Virgil uses his ability to predict hit songs to become a singing star.
The Little Chimp That Couldn't
Episode 25: The Little Chimp That Couldn't (Mar 20, 1963)
A test chimpanzee is doomed unless Maynard can show that he is more talented than he seems.
There's Always Room for One Less
Episode 26: There's Always Room for One Less (Mar 27, 1963)
Thrown out by his mother, Chatsworth moves in with the Gillises for a while. But what are the motives for the Gillis's generosity?
The General Cried at Dawn
Episode 27: The General Cried at Dawn (Apr 03, 1963)
Maynard doubles for a Latin American general while on vacation.
Now I Lay Me Down to Steal
Episode 28: Now I Lay Me Down to Steal (Apr 10, 1963)
Staying overnight at the Osbourne mansion with Dobie and his new girlfriend, Maynard is suspected of stealing jewelry from their safe when he is found sleepwalking.
Lassie, Get Lost
Episode 29: Lassie, Get Lost (Apr 17, 1963)
A teenage celebrity's dog is lost and Dobie tries to find it.
The Rice and Old Shoes Caper
Episode 30: The Rice and Old Shoes Caper (Apr 24, 1963)
Zelda is tired of being rejected by Dobie, while Maynard realizes that no other woman would put up with him. Maynard agrees to marry Zelda but her plan is to induce Dobie to come to Maynard's rescue and take his place.
Requiem for an Underweight Heavyweight
Episode 31: Requiem for an Underweight Heavyweight (May 01, 1963)
Maynard temporarily gains super-strength. Mr.Gillis becomes his prizefighting manager.
I Was a Spy for the F.O.B.
Episode 32: I Was a Spy for the F.O.B. (May 08, 1963)
Maynard and the Gillises go to Washington D.C. and Maynard gets mistaken for a rocket scientist and sought by foreign spies for his secret fuel formula.
There's a Broken Light for Every Broken Heart on Broadway
Episode 33: There's a Broken Light for Every Broken Heart on Broadway (May 15, 1963)
Maynard guides a fellow student to become a singing sensation, then ponders if he should step aside when a big-time agent wants to take her on. (The plot was farfetched, but it did have a touching story.)
Beauty Is Only Kin Deep
Episode 34: Beauty Is Only Kin Deep (May 22, 1963)
Dobie falls in love with a girl at school, but family tradition prevents her from marrying until a match can be found for her older sister.
The Call of the, Like, Wild
Episode 35: The Call of the, Like, Wild (May 29, 1963)
A chemical concoction makes Maynard, like, irresistible to women.
The Devil and Dobie Gillis
Episode 36: The Devil and Dobie Gillis (Jun 05, 1963)
Desperate for date money, Dobie figuratively sells his soul to Chatsworth (in a dream sequence) and agrees to fix the outcome of a $5000 charity raffle.

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