The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis

1959 • CBS
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Season 1 episodes (39)

1 The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis: S1 E1 - Caper At The Bijou
Dobie is desperate for money so he can take Thalia to the dance, so he and Maynard hatch a plot to dishonestly win $100 at the Bijou Theater on Jackpot Night.
2 The Best Dressed Man
Dobie launches a runway offensive versus wealthy, better-dressed hunk Milton Armitage, his competitor for luscious teen gold-digger Thalia Menninger.
3 Love Is A Science
Dobie forsakes poetry and sets to studying science so he can become a wealthy doctor and win Thalia's greedy heart.
4 The Right Triangle
Brother Davey, home from college, gives Dobie some bad relationship advice.
5 Maynard's Farewell To The Troops
Maynard receives his draft notice and Mr. Pomfitt and Dobie host a testimonial farewell dinner for him.
6 The Sweet Singer Of Central High
When Dobie starts singing like Elvis Presley, he finds that it drives the girls at school wild. What's even better is that Thalia Meninger, the love of his life, has taken notice and decided to become his manager.
7 Greater Love Hath No Man
When Maynard returns from a short hitch in the service and falls for Dobie's girl Pearl, will Dobie do that far, far greater thing than he has ever done before and step aside for his love-struck friend?
8 The Old Goat
With the big football game coming up and Central High doomed to lose, Dobie, Maynard and their friends plot to steal Webster High's mascot, a goat which Webster players traditionally pet for good luck just before games.
9 Dobie Gillis, Boy Actor
Dobie and Maynard conspire to get leading man Milton out of the way by opening night so his understudy Dobie can star opposite the lovely Annabelle in the school play
10 It Takes Two
Dobie falls for Poppy Herming but has to win her father's approval too.
11 TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis - Dobie's Birthday Party
Dobie thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday.
12 Deck The Halls
Herbert T. Gillis finds himself in jail on Christmas Eve after being stripped of his holiday spirit and driven to desperation by his family and customers.
13 Couchville, USA
All Dobie wants is six dollars so he can take Thalia to the junior prom, but Dobie's Dad won't give it to him until Dobie admits he hates his father.
14 The Gaucho
Carlos, the suave son of an Argentinian general, boards with the Gillis family and immediately wins the fickle heart of Thalia.
15 The Smoke-Filled Room
Thalia persuades Dobie to run against Milton Armitage in the election for junior class president. With Thalia serving as campaign manager and Maynard running a dirty tricks operation, how can Dobie lose?
16 The Fist Fighter
Thalia will give her love only to an athlete, so Dobie schemes to set himself up as a fearless fighter, Top Fist. But Milton Armitage, Dobie's rival for Thalia's fickle heart, calls Dobie's bluff and challenges him to a bout.
17 The Hunger Strike
Inspired by a poem and the prospect of winning Thalia's heart, Dobie embarks on a hunger strike, evoking from his family and friends admiration, worry and even wrath.
18 The Flying Millicans
Dobie falls in love with the beautiful and brainy Aphrodite, whose robust family of health-food-eating acrobats begin putting Dobie through rigorous training in anticipation of the day he'll join their family and their act.
19 Room At The Bottom
Thalia wants Dobie to go to Willoughby Hall, an exclusive eastern school, and befriend the sons of wealthy bankers (an idea that also captures Mr. Gillis' fancy in a dream sequence).
20 The Power Of Positive Thinking
Dobie becomes enthralled by the theories of Professor Dobkin, author of "The Power of Magnetic Thought," whose teachings promise to make him the "dominating male" that Thalia demands.
21 Dobie Spreads A Rumor
Dobie plots to make Zelda more appealing to other boys by spreading a rumor that Zelda's father is inheriting one million dollars.
22 Love Is A Fallacy
Thalia attempts to teach Dobie the art of thinking, Maynard thumps out a jazz beat to "cogito ergo sum" on his school desk and new girl Whitney threatens to shake up the status quo.
23 The Chicken From Outer Space
As hard as he tries, Dobie just can't seem to get rid of Zelda Gilroy, the one girl he doesn't want but wants him.
24 Rock-A-Bye Dobie
Dobie and a girlfriend take a baby-sitting job, but the Gillises suspect Dobie is secretly a father.
25 Taken To The Cleaners
Seeing a financial opportunity, Thalia gets Dobie and his Dad mixed up with a shady dry cleaning operation. Will she clean up while they're hung out to dry?
26 TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis - That's Show Biz
Mr & Mrs. Gillis are persuaded to help with the Central High Student-Parent Betterment League's Capers, an amateur revue featuring acts of questionable talent.
27 The Prettiest Collateral In Town
To help his father's chances of securing a loan, Dobie agrees to date the banker's spoiled-brat daughter.
28 Live Alone And Like It
Dobie and Maynard strike out on their own and rent an apartment.
29 The Big Sandwich
Thalia hatches a scheme for Dobie to sell sandwiches at the school picnic.
30 Soup And Fish
Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. agrees to assist the under-dressed Dobie and Maynard gain entry to his cousin Sabrina Armitage's black-tie soirŽe by having each fellow take a turn wearing his tux.
31 TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis - Where There's A Will
Mr. Gillis dreads signing his will and suffers a nightmare of what his wife and sons would do with his store in his absence.
32 Put Your Feet In Our Hands
Dobie and Chatsworth compete for the affections of Daphne by setting to work to sell the most shoes in her father's shoe store.
33 Competition Is The Life Of Trade
When the Quimbys come to town and open a grocery store, Dobie competes with Chatsworth for Delphine's affections while Mr. Gillis competes with Mr. Quimby for the local grocery trade.
34 The French, They Are A Funny Race
Maynard is smitten with Francoise, and to compete with the similarly smitten Chatsworth Maynard trades in his sweatshirt and jazz sides for a sport coat and tie, but will he agree to shave off his beatnik beard?
35 The Unregistered Nurse
Dobie falls for a nurse and fakes having a serious illness to win her attentions, but the disease he and Maynard plucked from a medical book sparks a panic.
36 The Long Arm Of The Law
After getting into a bit with a disgruntled police officer over picking flowers in the park Dobie goes to visit his new date that just so happens to be the officer's daughter.
37 The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis: S1 E37 - Here Comes The Groom
Dobie acts impulsively and proposes marriage to Zelda.
38 A Taste For Lobster
Dobie meets Gwyneth, a simple girl who despises money, until her kid sister begins dating 13-year-old Chrissie Tyler, who runs a lucrative babysitting racket out of Charlie Wong's ice cream parlor.
39 TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis - Dobie's Navy Blues
Dobie lies about joining the navy to impress a girl's sea-minded father.

About this show

Meet Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman), a young man who is obsessed with impressing and winning over the girl of his dreams, the beautiful Thalia Menninger (Tuesday Weld). But he has to compete for her with the rich and snobby Milton Armitage (Warren Beatty) while keeping his beatnik buddy Maynard (Bob Denver) at bay and struggling with his parents (Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus) over money and his future. Meanwhile, the pushy and quirky Zelda (Sheila James) knows that she and Dobie are destined to be "a couple", whether Dobie realizes it or not.

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14 reviews
Debi Edwards
September 1, 2019
I enjoyed Gilligans Island when I was a kid and now thanks to MeTV I'm enjoying it again. It's always entertaining.
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Martin Silver
June 16, 2015
Best dressed man dobie gillis
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Carol O'bryant
April 5, 2017
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