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?
When Maynard is called upon to write an article for the school newspaper about a primitive dance demonstration in his anthropology class, he borrows some adjectives from a tabloid that make it sound like an orgy.
Maynard guides a fellow student to become a singing sensation, then ponders if he should step aside when a big-time agent wants to take her on.
After watching a sentimental war movie, Maynard suffers from homesickness and gets a pass to visit home. Dobie thinks Maynard has gone AWOL and tries to save him.
Pilot for a possible second "Dobie" series reunited the original cast but this time centered on Dobie and Zelda's teenage son while Dobie ran the grocery store much like his father did in the original series.
The cast has been reunited again for yet another TV movie and this time it has nearly been a generation since we've visited Dobie Gillis, and the middle-aged Dobie is nothing like he was as a youth, having has sewn all of his wild oats. He's settled into the predictable adult life, married to the reliable Zelda (who was chasing him all through high-school), and assumed his father's role of running the family variety store. All of a sudden, key industries in the town shut down, putting hundreds out of work and severely threatening the local economy. Dobie, as head of the town council, is looked upon to lead the town out of this desperate crisis. When all seems lost, life-long friend Maynard G. Krebs appears, representing an old acquaintance who has a strange demand.moreless
Now that Dobie's enlistment papers have come through, everyone, even his father is treating him differently.
Maynard misses the bus on his first day in the Army, so Chatsworth fills in for him. But after they switch back, Maynard finds that thanks to Chatsworth, he has become eligible for Officer Candidate School.