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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963)



The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

(1959-1961)

30 minutes

Comedy / Sitcom

The saga of a young man’s indecision about life and women which aired on CBS from September 29, 1959 to June 5, 1963.

Background: Central City, 285 Norwood Street, the business location of the Gillis Grocery Store, and the residence of the Gillis family: Herbert, the owner; his wife, Winnie; and their son, Dobie. Stories relate: Dobie’s continual thoughts about the future; his running battle with his father over the prospect of acquiring work; his relationship with his Beatnick friend, his “good buddy,” Maynard G. Krebs; and his endless romantic heartaches , most of which center around Thalia Menninger, a beautiful, greedy , self- centered young woman who struggles to improve Dobie and find him the job that will enable him to make “oodles and oodles of money” though not for her, the last hope her family has, but for her family—a sixty-year-old father with a kidney condition, a mother who isn’t getting any younger, a sister who married a loafer, and a brother who is becoming a public charge.

1961-1962:  Dobie and Maynard’s experiences as army privates.

1962-1963:  Completing their military service, and still undecided about life, Dobie and Maynard enroll in college . Stories depict, in addition to Dobie’s romantic misadventures, his and Maynard’s struggles to find their place in life.

Cast:

Dobie Gillis - Dwayne Hickman

Maynard G. Krebs - Bob Denver

Thalia Menninger - Tuesday Weld

Herbert T. Gillis - Frank Faylen

Winifred Gillis (Winnie) - Florida Friebus

Zelda Gilroy, the girl who schemes to win Dobie’s love - Sheila James

Chatsworth Osborne, Jr., a rich, spoiled friend - Steve Franken

Mrs. Chatsworth Osborne, Jr., his widowed mother - Doris Packer

Davey Gillis, Dobie’s brother - Darryl Hickman

Mr. Promfritt, the high school English teacher - William Schallert

Ruth Adams, the high school Math teacher - Jean Byron

Charlie Wong, the owner of Charlie Wong’s Ice Cream Parlor, the after-school hangout - John Lee

Mrs. Blossom Kenny, a member of the school board - Marjorie Bennett

Milton Armitage, Dobie’s rival for Thalia - Warren Beatty

Clarice Armitage, Milton’s mother (early episodes) - Doris Packer

Miss Burkhart, the college Anthropology instructor - Jean Byron

Mr. Promfritt, the college Biology teacher - William Schallert

Duncan Krebs, Maynard’s cousin - Michael I. Pollard

Dean Magruder - Raymond Bailey

The Osborne chauffeur - Angelo De Meo

Lt. Merriweather, Dobie’s commanding officer - Richard Claire

Also: Diana Millay, Ronny Howard, Jack Albertson, Jo Anne Worley

Music: Lionel Newman

Episodes:

Season One
 
1.      Caper at the Bijou 9/29/1959
 
2.      The Best Dressed Man 10/6/1959

3.      Love is a Science 10/13/1959

4.      The Right Triangle 10/20/1959

5.      Maynard's Farewell to the Troops 11/3/1959

6.      The Sweet Singer of Central High 11/10/1959
 
7.      Greater Love Hath No Man 11/17/1959

8.      The Old Goat 11/24/1959

9.      Dobie Gillis, Boy Actor 12/1/1959

10.     It Takes Two 12/8/1959

11.     Dobie's Birthday Party 12/15/1959
 
12.     Deck the Halls 12/22/1959

13.     Couchville, U.S.A. 12/29/1959

14.     The Gaucho 1/5/1960

15.     The Smoke-Filled Room 1/12/1960

16.     The Fist Fighter 1/19/1960
 
17.     The Hunger Strike 1/26/1960

18.     The Flying Millicans 2/2/1960

19.     Room at the Bottom 2/9/1960

20.     The Power of Positive Thinking 2/16/1960

21.     Dobie Spreads a Rumor 2/23/1960
 
22.     Love is a Fallacy 3/1/1960

23.     The Chicken from Outer Space 3/8/1960

24.     Dobie's Navy Blues 3/15/1960

25.     Taken to the Cleaners 3/29/1960

26.     That's Show Biz 4/5/1960
 
27.     The Prettiest Collateral in Town 4/12/1960

28.     Live Alone and Like It 4/19/1960

29.     The Big Sandwich 4/26/1960

30.     Soup and Fish 5/3/1960

31.     Where There's a Will 5/10/1960
 
32.     Put Your Feet in Our Hands 5/17/1960

33.     Competition is the Life of Trade 5/24/1960

34.     The French, They Are a Funny Race 5/31/1960

35.     The Unregistered Nurse 6/7/1960
 
36.     The Long Arm of the Law 6/14/1960

37.     Here Comes the Groom 6/21/1960

38.     A Taste for Lobster 6/28/1960

39.     Rock-a-Bye Dobie 7/5/1960 

Season Two
 
40.     Who Needs Elvis? 9/27/1960

41.     You Ain't Nothin' But a Houn' Dog 10/4/1960

42.     Baby Talk 10/18/1960

43.     Dobie Goes Beatnik 10/25/1960
 
44.     The Mystic Powers of Maynard G. Krebs 11/1/1960

45.     The Face That Stopped the Clock 11/15/1960

46.     Maynard G. Krebs, Boy Millionaire 11/22/1960

47.     Around My Room in 80 Days 11/29/1960
 
48.     Drag Strip Dobie 12/6/1960

49.     Jangle Bells 12/20/1960

50.     Parlez-Vous English 12/27/1960

51.     The Day the Teachers Disappeared 1/3/1961

52.     What's My Lion? 1/10/1961
 
53.     The Big Question 1/24/1961

54.     Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife? 1/31/1961

55.     The Bitter Feud of Dobie and Maynard 2/7/1961

56.     Zelda, Get Off My Back 2/14/1961
 
57.     I Was a High School Scrooge 2/21/1961

58.     Will Success Spoil Dobie's Mother? 2/28/1961

59.     The Second Childhood of Herbert T. Gillis 3/7/1961

60.     Dobie vs. the Machine 3/14/1961
 
61.     Baby Shoes 3/21/1961

62.     I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier, Sailor, or Marine 3/28/1961

63.     The Chicken Corporal 4/4/1961

64.     The Solid Gold Dog Tag 4/11/1961
 
65.     The Battle of Maynard's Beard 4/18/1961

66.     Spaceville 4/25/1961

67.     Like Mother, Like Daughter, Like Wow 5/2/1961

68.     Dobie Plays Cupid 5/9/1961

69.     Like Father, Like Son, Like Trouble 5/16/1961
 
70.     Be It Ever So Humble 5/23/1961

71.     Aah, Yer Fadder Wears Army Shoes 5/30/1961

72.     Everything But the Truth 6/6/1961

73.     Goodbye Mr. Pomfritt, Hello Mr. Chips 6/13/1961
 
74.     Take Me to Your Leader 6/20/1961

75.     This Ain't The Way We Used to Do It 6/27/1961

Season Three
 
76.     The Ruptured Duck 10/10/1961
 
77.     Dobie, Dobie, Who's Got Dobie? 10/17/1961

78.     Move Over, Perry Mason 10/24/1961

79.     The Fast, White Mouse 10/31/1961

80.     The Gigolo 11/7/1961

81.     Dig, Dig, Dig 11/14/1961
 
82.     Eat, Drink and be Merry...For Tomorrow, Ker-Boom! 11/21/1961

83.     The Richest Squirrel in Town 11/28/1961

84.     The Second Most Beautiful Girl in the World 12/5/1961

85.     This Town Ain't Big Enough for Me and Robert Browning 12/12/1961
 
86.     Have Reindeer, Will Travel 12/19/1961

87.     Crazylegs Gillis 12/26/1961

88.     Blue Tail Fly 1/2/1962

89.     I Do Not Choose to Run 1/9/1962

90.     Happiness Can't Buy Money 1/16/1962
 
91.     Magnificent Failure 1/23/1962

92.     For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls 1/30/1962

93.     Girls Will Be Boys 2/13/1962

94.     Marriage Counselor 2/20/1962

95.     The Big Blunder and Egg Man 2/27/1962
 
96.     Birth of a Salesman 3/6/1962

97.     Like, Oh Brother 3/13/1962

98.     Wanted: Dead or Alive 3/20/1962

99.     Names My Mother Called Me 3/27/1962

100.    An American Strategy 4/3/1962
 
101.    The Truth Session 4/10/1962

102.    I Remember Muu Muu 4/17/1962

103.    Sweet Success of Smell 4/24/1962

104.    When Other Friendships Have Been Forgot 5/1/1962

105.    I Was a Boy Sorority Girl 5/8/1962
 
106.    It Takes a Heap of Living to Make a Cave a Home 5/15/1962

107.    Back to Nature Boy 5/22/1962

108.    How to Cheat an Honest Man 5/29/1962

109.    Bachelor Father and Son 6/5/1962
 
110.    Like Low Noon 6/12/1962

111.    The Frat's in the Fire 6/26/1962

Season Four
 
112.    A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing 9/26/1962
 
113.    What's a Little Murder Between Friends? 10/3/1962

114.    Northern Comfort 10/10/1962

115.    The Ugliest American 10/17/1962

116.    A Splinter Off the Old Block 10/24/1962
 
117.    What Makes the Varsity Drag? 10/31/1962

118.    Like, Hi, Explosives 11/7/1962

119.    Where is Thy Sting? 11/14/1962

120.    Flow Gently, Sweet Money 11/21/1962

121.    Strictly for the Birds 11/28/1962
 
122.    The Iceman Goeth 12/5/1962

123.    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Gillis 12/12/1962

124.    Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimmey? 12/19/1962

125.    Who Did William Tell? 1/2/1963
 
126.    Too Many Kooks Spoil the Broth 1/9/1963

127.    Vocal Boy Makes Good 1/16/1963

128.    All Right, Dobie, Drop the Gun 1/23/1963

129.    And Now a Word From Our Sponsor 1/30/1963
 
130.    Two for the Whipsaw 2/6/1963

131.    The Moon and No Pence 2/13/1963

132.    The Beast with Twenty Fingers 2/20/1963

133.    Thanks for the Memory 2/27/1963

134.    Three Million Coins in the Fountain 3/6/1963
 
135.    Beethoven, Presley, and Me 3/13/1963

136.    The Little Chimp That Couldn't 3/20/1963

137.    There's Always Room for One Less 3/27/1963

138.    The General Cried at Dawn 4/3/1963
 
139.    Now I Lay Me Down to Steal 4/10/1963

140.    Lassie, Get Lost 4/17/1963

141.    The Rice and Old Shoes Caper 4/24/1963

142.    Requiem for an Underweight Heavyweight 5/1/1963
 
143.    I Was a Spy for the F. O. B. 5/8/1963

144.    There's a Broken Light for Every Broken Heart on Broadway 5/15/1963

145.    Beauty Is Only Kin Deep 5/22/1963

146.    The Call of the, Like, Wild 5/29/1963
 
147.    The Devil and Dobie Gillis 6/5/1963 




Directors:
Actors: Warren Beatty, Bob Denver, Darryl Hickman, Dwayne Hickman, Tuesday Weld
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