Season 1 Episode 1

Dear Diary-Et Al

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Sep 15, 1965 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Gidget: Funny thing about life. A few hours ago, I hit the lowest point of my whole absolute existence. And now I'm riding so high, I can't even see Cloud 9 when I look down. John would say that shows a lack of maturity, and I can't argue with him. When you're young, it's not easy to level off and fly right. It's too bad you can't be born with maturity… and then lose it later on when you're old enough not to need it anymore. (gasps) I wonder if thinking about stuff like that means I'm a philosopher. (yawning) Oh, I hope not. Because I'm too tired for all that jazz.

    • Gidget: Now Jeff has me exactly where he wants me. And when I think it was my idea…
      Russell: Your idea?
      Gidget: You don't think Jeff would suggest it? When it comes to things like that, he's not square. He's cube.

    • Gidget: (narrating) I was telling myself to face facts. I was not Sofia Loren. Good grief. Even she would have to think twice about Cornbread.

    • John: I don't suppose there's anything I could say.
      Russell: John, for the first time, you and I are in complete agreement.

    • Gidget: Well, I've learned my lesson. I'm through with Jeff once and for all.
      Larue: You're through with him? Then what are we doing at the beach?
      Gidget: I'm gonna give him a second chance.

    • Gidget: (narrating) Meanwhile, to pass the time of day, I decided to make some extra entries in my diary. (reading from diary) "And then, dear diary, I knew I had no choice but to give in, and he kissed me as he's never kissed me before." (thinking of what to write next) And I… And I got goose pimples all over. Blech. And I fainted dead away? Yech. Sank into nothingness. (sinks down to the floor with a smile)

    • Anne: Dad. You're being entirely too permissive with Gidget.
      John: She's right, Russ. Permissiveness is out. Strong discipline is in.
      Russell: Okay. How about disciplining yourself to pay me $3.75?

    • Gidget: (narrating) I'll never forget the first time he told me he loved me.
      (They're both on a surfboard, Gidget's in front)
      Jeff: Hey, what was your name again?
      (Gidget turns her head and makes a face at him)
      Jeff: You know somethin'? You are kinda cute.
      (Gidget, with a smile, falls off the surfboard)

    • Gidget: (narrating) The moment we met, we knew we were meant for each other.
      (Jeff runs past her carrying a surfboard and, feeling her staring at him, turns to face her)
      Jeff: Get lost.

    • Gidget: (narrating) I am happy to report that falling in love was as easy and natural as learning how to surf.
      (Gidget then falls off her surfboard)

    • Gidget: (to Russell about Anne and John) It's a good thing they got married. Saves two other people.

  • Notes

    • There are several different things in this episode than in the rest of the series..
      1st Ann has Black hair not Red
      2nd Gidget's front room, the stairs go to the left instead of the right and the front door is in a different place
      3rd Gidget's bed is a double not 2 twin beds
      4th The outside of Gidget's house is Major Nelson's house on I Dream of Jeannie..But, later its the house from Leave It to Beaver.

  • Allusions

    • Gidget: "When it comes to things like that he's not Square he's Cube"
      Square was a term used in the 60's for someone not being cool.

    • Gidget: "I was telling myself to face facts..I was not Sophia Loren"
      She was a popular sex symbol of the time.

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