CTVA US Comedy - "Dobie Gillis" (Martin Manulis/TCF/CBS) (1959-63) Dwayne Hickman

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 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-63)
aka Max Shulman's Dobie Gillis (season 4 title)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Jim Brent , Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide, Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

Dobie Gillis (season 1) (CBS) (1959-60)
Dobie Gillis (season 2) (CBS) (1960-61)
Dobie Gillis (season 3) (CBS) (1961-62)
Dobie Gillis (season 4) (CBS) (1962-63)
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THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS
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Martin Manulis Productions, Inc. & Selby-Lake, Inc.
Marman Productions, Inc (seasons 3-4)
in association with
20th Century-Fox Television

for
CBS (Tuesdays 8:30 pm Eastern)(series 1-3, 1959-62)
CBS (Wednesdays 8:30 pm Eastern)(series 4, 1962-63)
Executive Producer Martin Manulis / Produced by Rod Amateau
Associate Producers Joel Kane/ Guy Scarpitta
Based on the character "Dobie Gillis" appearing in short stories by Max Shulman

US Comedy series 1959-63 147 episodes x 30 min (release date 29-Sep-1959)
Starring:
Dwayne Hickman...as Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen...as Herbert T. Gillis (Dobie's father)
Florida Friebus...as Winifred "Winnie" Gillis (Dobie's mother)
Bob Denver...as Maynard G. Krebs
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Sheila James...as Zelda Gilroy
Tuesday Weld...as Thalia Menninger (season 1)
Warren Beatty...as Milton Armitage (season 1, early episodes)
Stephen Franken...as Chatsworth Osbourne Jr.
Doris Packer...as Mrs. Chatsworth Osborne, Sr.
William Schallert...as Mr. Leander Pomfritt (Dobie's English teacher)
Jean Byron...
as Mrs. Ruth Adams (1959-1960)
as Dr.Imogene Burkhart (seasons 3 & 4)
Raymond Bailey...as Dean Magruder
Bobby Diamond...as Duncan Gillis (season 4)
also:
Tommy Farrell .... Riff Ryan (1959-1960)
Yvonne Lime .... Melissa Frome (1959-1960)
Darryl Hickman .... Davey Gillis (1959-1960)
Michael J. Pollard .... Jerome Krebs
Robert Paget
Lichard Clair .... Lt. Merriweather (1961)
Marjorie Bennett .... Mrs. Blossom Kennedy (1959-1961)
David Bond (I) .... Trembly (1960-1963)
Angelo De Meo .... Osborne's Chauffeur (1960-1963)
John Lee (I) .... Charlie Wong (#2) (1960-1962)
Joyce Van Patten .... Maude Pomfritt
James Yagi .... Charlie Wong (#1) (1959-1960)

Premise:
Dobie Gillis was a "typical" American teenager, with three primary interests in life: Beautiful women, fancy cars,
and money. Unfortunately he was the son of a grocer and not the most attractive of boys, which put a certain crimp
in his aspirations. Dobie and his beatnik buddy Maynard,to who work was a dirty word, did their best to get by with
a minimum of effort. Dobie had two real nemeses in life. The first was intelligent but unattractive Zelda Gilroy,
who was constantly trying to get herself married to Dobie. The second, through most of the series, was millionaire
Chatsworth Osborne, Jr., a spoiled young man who flaunted his social status, not to mention his money, to snare the
attractive girls who eluded Dobie.
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285 Norwood Street, Central City, was the business location and residence of the Gillis family. Stories related Dobie's
continual thoughts about the future, his running battle with his father over the prospect of acquiring work, his
relationship with his "good buddy" Maynard G. Krebs, and his endless romantic heartaches, most of which center
around Thalia Menniger, 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.

Directors include:
Rodney Amateau, Robert Butler, Stanley Z. Cherry, Robert Gordon, Ralph Murphy, Guy Scarpitta

Music by Lionel Newman;
theme "Dobie" by Max Shulman (lyrics) & Lionel Newman (music);
Director of Photography James Van Trees
Film Editing by John Ehrin, Willard Nico
Art Direction by Edward L. Ilou, Charles Myall, Jack Martin Smith
Set Decoration by Chester L. Bayhi, Walter Scott (IV)
Assistant Directors: Joseph Lenzi, John W. Rogers, Addison Schaumer Jr.

The Affairs Of Dobie Gillis - Original Trailer 1953

DOBIE GILLIS (Rare unseen pilot footage)

The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis - Theme Song

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1 of 3
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 2 of 3
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 3 of 3
 

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