History Series / TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis

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.
12th Jan '16 9:37:40 AM Prfnoff
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'''''The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis''''' aired from 1959 to 1963 on Creator/{{CBS}}. Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman) was an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who wanted simple things in life; money, respect, and the love of beautiful women. His best friend was an oddball beatnik named Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver) who sported a goatee and was allergic to work. Dobie perennially found himself pursuing beautiful women who were rarely interested in him, while his dogged childhood friend Zelda Gilroy (Sheila James) insisted she was destined to be his ultimate match.

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\n'''''The ''The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis''''' Gillis'' aired from 1959 to 1963 on Creator/{{CBS}}. Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman) was an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who wanted simple things in life; money, respect, and the love of beautiful women. His best friend was an oddball beatnik named Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver) who sported a goatee and was allergic to work. Dobie perennially found himself pursuing beautiful women who were rarely interested in him, while his dogged childhood friend Zelda Gilroy (Sheila James) insisted she was destined to be his ultimate match.
21st Dec '15 1:35:36 AM SpideyTerry
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* GoodIsDumb: Maynard is frequently slow on the uptake, but he's the kindest character on the show.


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* YesVirginia: "Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimney?" While staying at the Gillis household, Maynard reveals he still believes in Santa Claus. The others try to prove to him that Santa isn't real, but he sees through their attempt and remains committed. [[spoiler:While alone in his room, he sees Santa's sleigh fly by.]]
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: "Jangle Bells" is partly this. Dobie gets roped into attending Chatsworth's Christmas party in order to make connections, but Maynard opts to throw his own and expects others to attend. Dobie feels increasingly guilty about leaving his best friend in the lurch and has a dream where a ghostly Maynard visits him. Dobie sees part of their childhood and a future where he's a rich {{Jerkass}}.
6th Jul '15 10:25:25 AM DeeDee1
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* LoserProtagonist: Dobie Gillis
6th Jul '15 10:21:48 AM DeeDee1
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* BeardOfEvil: Inverted with Maynard's ubiquitous goatee, at a time when such chin lettuce was more often associated with more villainous types.

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* BeardOfEvil: Inverted with Maynard's ubiquitous goatee, at a time when such chin lettuce was beards were more often associated with more villainous types.



* CharacterTics: Zelda would often scrunch her nose up like a rabbit when she was happy. Dobie would involuntarily do the same thing back. Which proved to Zelda they were love.

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* CharacterTics: Zelda would often scrunch wrinkle her nose up like a rabbit when she was happy. happy or excited. Dobie would involuntarily do the same thing back. Which back, which proved to Zelda they were in love.



* 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 was much more antagonistic. He often threatened to kill him which made sponsors uneasy. This was toned down by season 2.
* DoggedNiceGuy: A female example in Zelda Gilroy. She believes she and Dobie are meant to be together. Dobie though wants a much prettier girl. A subplot of the entire series deals with Dobie's attempts to get rid of Zelda.

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* 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. He His father often threatened to kill him him(in a comedic manner) which made sponsors uneasy. This was toned down by season 2.
* DoggedNiceGuy: A female example in Zelda Gilroy. She believes she and Dobie are meant to be together. Dobie though wants a much prettier girl. A subplot of RunningGag through the entire series deals with Dobie's attempts to get rid of Zelda.Zelda.
** Dobie himself qualifies. He often thought just being a nice giy was good enough to land him any girl.



* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Dobie Gillis. He is well aware of it.

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* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Dobie Gillis. He is well aware that he is average looking, has average intelligence, and is middle class. The whole premise of it.the show is his quest to punch up in life.
* 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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* TVTeen: One of the first shows to feature a teenage character as a protagonist.
5th Jul '15 7:25:41 PM DeeDee1
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* CharacterTics: Zelda would often scrunch her nose up like a rabbit when she was happy. Dobie would involuntary do the same thing back. Which proved to Zelda they were love.

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* CharacterTics: Zelda would often scrunch her nose up like a rabbit when she was happy. Dobie would involuntary involuntarily do the same thing back. Which proved to Zelda they were love.
5th Jul '15 7:02:55 PM DeeDee1
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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?". 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?". And all the characters would habitually intone an obligatory (though insincere) "No offense!" right after saying something insulting about someone in their presence.presence.
* CharacterTics: Zelda would often scrunch her nose up like a rabbit when she was happy. Dobie would involuntary do the same thing back. Which proved to Zelda they were love.
5th Jul '15 3:57:50 PM DeeDee1
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* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Dobie Gillis. He is well aware of it.
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