History Series / TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis

18th Dec '17 7:47:25 PM Mdumas43073
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* BreakoutCharacter: Maynard G. Krebs. By season 4, the show became mostly about Maynard with Dobie pushed into the background.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Maynard G. Krebs. By season 4, the show became mostly about Maynard with Dobie [[OutOfFocus pushed into the background.background]].
18th Dec '17 7:46:29 PM Mdumas43073
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** Chatsworth Osborne, Jr was only added once per month since the producers felt he would outshine Dobie and Maynard if used regularly.

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** Chatsworth Osborne, Jr Osborne Jr. was only added once per month since the producers felt he would outshine Dobie and Maynard if used regularly.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Creator/WarrenBeatty left the show midway through the first season, so his character of Milton Armitage was replaced with his (similarly wealthy and handsome) cousin Chatsworth Osborne, Jr.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
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Creator/WarrenBeatty left the show midway through the first season, so his character of Milton Armitage was replaced with his (similarly wealthy and handsome) cousin Chatsworth Osborne, Osborne Jr.
18th Dec '17 7:44:59 PM Mdumas43073
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The series was adapted from a collection of short stories written in the early '50s by humorist Max Shulman (which had previously inspired the 1953 MGM musical ''The Affairs of Dobie Gillis'', starring Bobby Van as Dobie and Debbie Reynolds as his love interest). There is more info on the show available [[http://www.tvparty.com/recdobie.html here]].

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The series was adapted from a collection of short stories written in the early '50s by humorist Max Shulman (which had previously inspired the 1953 MGM musical ''The Affairs of Dobie Gillis'', starring Bobby Van as Dobie and Debbie Reynolds Creator/DebbieReynolds as his love interest). There is more info on the show available [[http://www.tvparty.com/recdobie.html here]].
2nd Nov '17 10:11:20 PM snichols1973
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The show's characters also served as an inspiration for the cast of another CBS show, the Saturday morning cartoon ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' (Think Fred as Dobie, Shaggy as Maynard, Velma as Zelda, and Daphne as Thalia.)

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The show's characters also served as an inspiration for the cast of another CBS show, the Saturday morning cartoon ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' (Think Fred as Dobie, Dobie (or Chatsworth), Shaggy as Maynard, Velma as Zelda, and Daphne as Thalia.)



* BerserkButton: Don't mention work around Maynard.
* BettyAndVeronica: Zelda is Betty to some of Dobie's other love interests, especially Thalia Meninger.

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* BerserkButton: Don't mention work around Maynard.
Maynard, or to a lesser extent, getting married.
* BettyAndVeronica: Zelda is a plain-Jane Betty to some of Dobie's other love interests, especially Thalia Meninger.



* CatchPhrase: At least OnceAnEpisode, Dobie's father would be heard to intone, "I gotta kill that boy. I just gotta." Also Maynard's "WORK!" and "You Rang?". And all the characters would habitually intone an obligatory (though insincere) "No offense!" right after saying something insulting about someone in their presence.

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* CatchPhrase: At least OnceAnEpisode, Dobie's father would be heard to intone, "I gotta kill that boy. I just gotta." Also Maynard's "WORK!" and "You Rang?". Rang?"[[note]]With Maynard's version (1959-1963) preceding Lurch and Series/TheAddamsFamily (1964-66) by several years.[[/note]] And all the characters would habitually intone an obligatory (though insincere) "No offense!" right after saying something insulting about someone in their presence.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Dobie's brother Davy. He appears a few times during season 1. His disappears by season 2 and Dobie is identified as an only child.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The first season. Dobie was more of a scheming lazy bum. Maynard was more of a counterculture figure. Thalia was more of an unrepentant GoldDigger compared to Dobie's later love interests. Dobie's relationship with his father Herbert was much more antagonistic. His father often threatened to kill him(in a comedic manner) which made sponsors uneasy. This was toned down by season 2.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Dobie's brother Davy. He appears a few times during season 1. His disappears by season 2 and Dobie is identified as an only child.
child, as well as Maynard's cousin Jerome, who only appears for a couple of episodes and is never heard from again.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The first season. Dobie was more of a scheming lazy bum. Maynard was more of a counterculture figure. Thalia was more of an unrepentant GoldDigger compared to Dobie's later love interests. Dobie's relationship with his father Herbert was much more antagonistic. His father often threatened to kill him(in him (in a comedic manner) which made sponsors uneasy. This was toned down by season 2.


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* PlainJane: Thalia Menninger.
15th Jun '17 6:35:24 PM theladyfromplanetx
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** Chatsworth would say "surely you jest!" a lot.
5th Apr '17 2:56:42 PM Ezclee4050
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* CaliforniaUniversity: Probabky the UrExample, with the gang moving on to S. Peter Pryor Junior College.

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* CaliforniaUniversity: Probabky Probably the UrExample, with the gang moving on to S. Peter Pryor Junior College.
5th Apr '17 2:56:29 PM Ezclee4050
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* CaliforniaUniversity

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* CaliforniaUniversityCaliforniaUniversity: Probabky the UrExample, with the gang moving on to S. Peter Pryor Junior College.
2nd Sep '16 8:13:54 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheSixties: The show began in 1959 and had a clear TheFifties vibe. But unlike other shows from that era like LeaveItToBeaver, there was at least was some feelings that things might be changing.

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* TheSixties: The show began in 1959 and had a clear TheFifties [[TheFifties Fifties]] vibe. But unlike other shows from that era like LeaveItToBeaver, ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'', there was at least was some feelings that things might be changing.
8th Jul '16 1:39:56 PM Mdumas43073
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The series was adapted from a collection of short stories written in the early '50s by humorist Max Shulman (which had also inspired the 1953 MGM musical ''The Affairs of Dobie Gillis'', starring Bobby Van as Dobie and Debbie Reynolds as his love interest). There is more info on the show available [[http://www.tvparty.com/recdobie.html here]].

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The series was adapted from a collection of short stories written in the early '50s by humorist Max Shulman (which had also previously inspired the 1953 MGM musical ''The Affairs of Dobie Gillis'', starring Bobby Van as Dobie and Debbie Reynolds as his love interest). There is more info on the show available [[http://www.tvparty.com/recdobie.html here]].
14th Jan '16 2:41:11 PM ultimomant
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* GirlOfTheWeek: Among the actresses that played Dobie's love interests were such then-unknowns as Marlo Thomas, Sally Kellerman, Ellen Burstyn (then billed as Ellen [=McRae=]), Barbara Babcock, Sherry Jackson, Diana Millay, Barbara Bain, and Yvonne Craig.

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Among the actresses that played Dobie's love interests were such then-unknowns as Marlo Thomas, Sally Kellerman, Ellen Burstyn (then billed as Ellen [=McRae=]), Barbara Babcock, Sherry Jackson, Diana Millay, Barbara Bain, and Yvonne Craig.Creator/YvonneCraig.
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