The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

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Episode Guide

    • Flow Gently, Sweet Money
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/21/62
      9.7
      Having failed to fan the flames of greed in Dobie, Linda Sue Faversham tries to teach his cousin Dunky how to succeed in business so that he can become a good provider for her younger sister. But in the meantime, the sister falls for sweet, honest Dobie.
    • Bachelor Father... and Son
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      6/5/62
      9.6
      While Winnie is away visiting her sister in Cleveland, Herbert and Dobie are left to enjoy the bliss of bachelorhood for a week on their own.
    • There's Always Room for One Less
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      3/27/63
      9.6
      Thrown out by his mother, Chatsworth moves in with the Gillises for a while. But what are Mr. Gillis's motives for this generosity?
    • Now I Lay Me Down to Steal
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      4/10/63
      9.6
      Staying overnight at the Osborne mansion with Dobie and his new girlfriend, Maynard is suspected of stealing jewelry from their safe when he is found sleepwalking.
    • All Right, Dobie, Drop the Gun
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      1/23/63
      9.6
      The Gillises are held at gunpoint by a fugitive and his girlfriend. Then Maynard arrives, to complicate the situation.
    • The Sweet Singer of Central High
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/10/59
      9.5
      After a throat operation, Dobie can sing better than Milton, thus attracting Thalia.[This is the only other show where Jerome Krebs appears.]
    • Two for the Whipsaw
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/6/63
      9.5
      Chatsworth pays Dobie to take his place at a fancy dinner with an old friend of the family, whose daughter he remembers as being particularly ugly.
    • Rock-a-Bye Dobie
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/15/60
      9.5
      Dobie and a girlfriend take a baby-sitting job, but the Gillises suspect Dobie is secretly a father.
    • The Best Dressed Man
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/6/59
      9.5
      Dobie manages to compete successfully with rich Milton Armitage to impress Thalia with his choice of fancy clothes. What Milton doesn't know is that Dobie is borrowing his duds from a local tailor.
    • Like Hi, Explosives
      Like Hi, Explosives
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/7/62
      9.5
      Maynard and Dobie's cousin Dunky don't realize that they're driving a delivery truck carrying the volatile explosive nitroglycerin.
    • The Smoke-Filled Room
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/12/60
      9.5
      Dobie runs against Milton for junior class president. Thalia is Dobie's campaign manager.
    • 3/6/63
      9.4
      When Chatsworth's family goes broke, he gets Maynard and Dunky to help him raise money by claiming it is charity for a needy family.
    • Beauty Is Only Kin Deep
      Season 4 - Episode 34
      5/22/63
      9.2
      Dobie falls in love with a girl at school who wants to marry him, but family tradition prevents her until a match can be found for her older sister.
    • What Makes the Varsity Drag?
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/31/62
      9.2
      Dobie joins the football team to impress a girl, but only succeeds in making her big bruiser of a boyfriend jealous.
    • The Truth Session
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      4/10/62
      9.2
      Maynard decides never to tell a lie again, but this just gets him into a lot of trouble with his friends.
    • 3/7/61
      9.2
      With Dobie's graduation approaching, his father feels embarrassed that he never graduated and decides to get his high school diploma via night school.
    • Birth of a Salesman
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/20/62
      9.1
      Dobie tries to convince Maynard that he is not going to fall for any more money-mad girls, but then successful college dropout Thalia Menninger shows up on campus and asks Dobie and Mr. Pomfritt to come work for her as salesmen.
    • I Do Not Choose to Run
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/9/62
      9.1
      Herbert is running for mayor but Dobie falls in love with his opponent's daughter.
    • The Iceman Goeth
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/5/62
      9.1
      Maynard and Duncan accidentally lock Mr. Gillis in the meat freezer, and think they've killed him.
    • Soup and Fish
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      5/3/60
      9.1
      Dobie, Maynard, and Chatsworth must all share the same tuxedo to get in to a black-tie party at the Armitage mansion.
    • Blue Tail Fly
      Blue Tail Fly
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/2/62
      9.0
      Dobie runs against Chatsworth for student council. Campaign manager Zelda wants to have Dobie sing like Chatsworth and his hired folk-singers, but Dobie wants to run on the issues alone.
    • Back-to-Nature Boy
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      5/22/62
      9.0
      Chatsworth's family is scandalized when his visiting cousin Edwina becomes enamored of Maynard "simple life".
    • A Splinter Off the Old Block
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/24/62
      9.0
      Dobie's teenage cousin Duncan temporarily moves in with the Gillises, and tells Dobie's girlfriend that Dobie needs help for a drinking problem.
    • Maynard G. Krebs, Boy Millionaire
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/22/60
      9.0
      Maynard finds a purse full of cash.
    • Everything But the Truth
      Everything But the Truth
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      6/6/61
      9.0
      Zelda invents a secret engagement to try to impress some sorority girls.
    • Dobie Goes Beatnik
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/25/60
      9.0
      Thelonius Monk comes to town and invites Maynard to sit in on bongos! But Herbert needs a favor which will require Dobie and Maynard to switch identities.
    • Move Over, Perry Mason
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/24/61
      9.0
      Maynard sues after getting his hand stuck in the store's gumball machine. Was the machine detective or is Maynard an "accident prune"?
    • The Frat's in the Fire
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      3/6/62
      9.0
      When Dobie wants to join an exclusive fraternity, Mr. Gillis bribes the members to accept him.
    • Dobie, Dobie, Who's Got Dobie?
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/17/61
      9.0
      Zelda is induced to compete with a beautiful college girl for Dobie's affections.
    • The Fist Fighter
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/19/60
      8.9
      Dobie becomes "Top Fist" by knocking out the legendary Moose. Milton tries to gaimn the tide[and Thaila's affections] by challenging Dobie
    • Happiness Can't Buy Money
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/16/62
      8.9
      Chatsworth wants Mr. Gillis to teach him to be more responsible.
    • 5/2/61
      8.9
      Dobie's mother becomes jealous when she learns that the attractive widowed mother of his latest girlfriend is an old flame of Mr. Gillis.
    • 11/1/60
      8.9
      Maynard has temporary ESP, which will allow him to predict the winner of the Kennedy-Nixon presidential election.
    • Dobie's Birthday Party
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/15/59
      8.9
      Dobie thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday.
    • The Big Sandwich
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      4/26/60
      8.9
      Thalia hatches a scheme for Dobie to sell sandwiches at the school picnic.
    • Love Is a Fallacy
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      3/1/60
      8.9
      In this episode based on one of Shulman's best stories, Thalia tries to educate Dobie in logical thinking.
    • Put Your Feet in Our Hands
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      5/17/60
      8.9
      Dobie and Chatsworth complete for the attention of a girl whose father owns a shoe store. Both try to get jobs in the store.
    • 1/31/61
      8.9
      Dobie tries to get his father to spend more time with Mrs. Gillis.
    • The Long Arm of the Law
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      6/14/60
      8.8
      Dobie's new date's father turns out to be the cop with whom he had a disagreement about picking flowers in the park.
    • Competition Is the Life of Trade
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      5/24/60
      8.8
      When he finds out that Dobie's newest girlfriend's father is opening a competing grocery store, Mr. Gillis tries to spy on it under the fake name Fred C. Dobbs.
    • Sweet Success of Smell
      Sweet Success of Smell
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      4/24/62
      8.8
      When their biology professor discovers that Maynard can track missing objects by their smell, like a dog, he opens up shop as a Private Nose.
    • The Hunger Strike
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/26/60
      8.8
      Dobie goes on a hunger strike until Thalia agrees to be his.
    • 5/1/62
      8.8
      Dobie is devastated when Maynard's family moves away to another town.
    • Like Low Noon
      Like Low Noon
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      6/12/62
      8.8
      Bully Butch Baumgartner, Dobie's old nemesis and now the army's heavyweight boxing champ, is coming home on the noon bus. The word is that he is coming back to knock Dobie's brains out. But he is so impressed by Dobie's courage in actually standing up to him that he ends up befriending Dobie.moreless
    • 10/3/62
      8.8
      Dobie tries to give Thaila tangible proof of his love by naming her as the beneficiary of his life insurance, but after she points out that the policy is completely useless to her unless he is dead, he develops a paranoid suspicion that she and Maynard are trying to kill him.moreless
    • 12/5/61
      8.8
      Dobie finds he has to share hie new date, a tender-hearted girl, with another boy on each date he takes her on.
    • 2/7/61
      8.8
      Maynard is convinced that he is dragging Dobie down in life. So he tries to anatagonize Dobie into ending their friendship.
    • The Big Blunder and Egg Man
      The Big Blunder and Egg Man
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      2/27/62
      8.7
      To impress a girl, Dobie invests more than he should in his economics class project. He buys stock in an egg company and ends up with a room full of eggs.
    • Room at the Bottom
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/9/60
      8.7
      Thalia talks Dobie's parents into sending him to Willoughby prep school. He doesn't go, but there is a dream sequence in which Mr. Gillis imagines Dobie with a rich roommate.
    • Caper at the Bijou
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/29/59
      8.7
      In order to obtain enough money to impress Thalia on their prom date, Dobie conspires with his beatnik friend Maynard to rig a raffle at the local movie theater.
    • I Was a High School Scrooge
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/21/61
      8.7
      Dobie, Maynard, and Zelda think an old Central High star athlete is a bum, while he is actually a big executive.
    • How to Cheat an Honest Man
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      5/29/62
      8.7
      While Dobie is trying to impress a girl who expects complete honesty, he and his dad and Maynard get arrested for trying to reverse a "fixed" parking ticket.
    • And Now a Word from Our Sponsor
      And Now a Word from Our Sponsor
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      1/30/63
      8.7
      When Dobie becomes the new DJ at the college radio station, he has to deal with a mobster trying to bribe him to play his country-singer girlfriend's record, and Zelda trying to become a singing star with an album called "How to Drive Men Wild," produced by Maynard.
    • An American Strategy
      An American Strategy
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      6/19/62
      8.7
      Getting a new job at a lumber company, Dobie commences dating the boss's daughter, even though he already has a girlfriend.
    • The Beast with Twenty Fingers
      The Beast with Twenty Fingers
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      2/20/63
      8.6
      Maynard and Herbert get their fingers locked together in a gypsy love link, just as Mr. Gillis is about to leave for a grocer's convention.
    • The Call of the, Like, Wild
      Season 4 - Episode 35
      5/29/63
      8.6
      Maynard accidentally douses himself with a musk oil concoction that makes him, like, irresistible to women.
    • Names My Mother Called Me
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      3/27/62
      8.6
      When his latest girlfriend tells him to change his silly name, Dobie discovers that he is named for a Nobel Prize winner.
    • Dobie Gillis: Wanted Dead or Alive
      Dobie Gillis: Wanted Dead or Alive
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      4/3/62
      8.6
      In order to get good enough grades to follow his latest heartthrob to Harvard, Dobie must cheat on an exam to pass his poetry class.
    • Eat , Drink, and be Merry.. for Tomorrow: Ker-boom
      Maynard predicts the end of the world.
    • Taken to the Cleaners
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      3/29/60
      8.6
      Dobie, Maynard, and Thalia capture the crooked dry-cleaner who almost conned them before.
    • I Was a Boy Sorority Girl
      I Was a Boy Sorority Girl
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      5/8/62
      8.6
      In order to pay for his fling with rich Samantha Digby, Dobie and Maynard take jobs as waiters at a sorority house party.
    • Where Is Thy Sting?
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/14/62
      8.6
      To gain a comely med student's sympathy, Dobie pretends to have only six months to live. But a medical mixup causes him to believe that he is really ill.
    • Live Alone and I Like It
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      4/19/60
      8.6
      Dobie wants to prove he's grownup, so he moves away from home, into a small apartment with Maynard.
    • The Old Goat
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/24/59
      8.6
      Before a big football game, Dobie plots to become a school hero by kidnapping the opposing team's mascot, thus insuring that he will have his pick of girls to date.
    • Magnificent Failure
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      1/23/62
      8.5
      Mr. Gillis decides to sell the store and turn to the pursuit of leisure.
    • Drag Strip Dobie
      Drag Strip Dobie
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/6/60
      8.5
      Zelda helps Dobie build a hot rod so that he can impress a girl by beating Chatsworth in a car race.
    • The Prettiest Collateral in Town
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      4/12/60
      8.5
      Dobie's dad wants him to romance a banker's daughter so he can get a loan.
    • The French, They Are a Funny Race
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      5/31/60
      8.5
      Maynard falls for a French girl and shaves off his goatee.
    • The Fast White Mouse
      The Fast White Mouse
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/31/61
      8.5
      Dobie and Zelda worry they are genetically inferior and thus doomed to failure like the loser rat in their biology class experiments.
    • The Right Triangle
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/20/59
      8.5
      Dobie's rarely seen older brother Davey advises him to try to gain sympathy from a new girl in school by bemoaning his affair with a married older woman, but this causes her to conclude that Dobie is involved with their new math teacher, Mrs. Adams.
    • Dobie decides to follow the advice (A man's reach should exceed his grasp) in one of Browning's poems. This not only costs him his new girl, but almost Zelda as well.
    • Love Is a Science
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/13/59
      8.5
      Thalia urges Dobie to become a doctor, but he meets Zelda Gilroy and learns about the scientific concept of propinquity, the psychological tendency for people to form relationships with those whom they encounter often.
    • Dobie Plays Cupid
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      5/9/61
      8.5
      Dobie tries to improve Maynard's confidence with girls.
    • Girls Will Be Boys
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/13/62
      8.5
      Maynard doesn't realize that his great new friend is a tomboy, and gets scared away when she reveals her feminine side at the school dance.
    • Dobie Spreads a Rumor
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/23/60
      8.5
      Dobie and Maynard are puzzled when a rumour they spread about Zelda inheriting a fortune seems to become reality. Thie episode offers a rare glimpse of Zelda's family including her three sisters and her harried father.
    • Greater Love Hath No Man
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/17/59
      8.4

      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?

    • Strictly for the Birds
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      11/28/62
      8.4
      Dobie and Maynard train a talking mynah bird to feed them the answers for their upcoming history test.
    • The Richest Squirrel in Town
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/28/61
      8.4
      When Maynard shows up with a roll of money that went missing from Mr. Pomfritt's desk, Dobie thinks that Maynard stole it, not believing his story that real culprit was a squirrel.
    • Dobie Gillis: Boy Actor
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/1/59
      8.4
      Dobie is up against Milton to be leading man in a school play.
    • Where There's a Will
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      5/10/60
      8.4
      Dobie's dad worries about what will happen to the store after he's gone.
    • The Flying Millicans
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/2/60
      8.3
      Dobie falls for young trapeze artist Aphrodite Millican.
    • Zelda, Get Off My Back
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/14/61
      8.3
      Zelda decides she's tried of being rejected by Dobie and turns her attentions to Chatsworth.
    • Couchville, USA
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/29/59
      8.2
      Herbert seeks free advice from a child psychologist.
    • Deck the Halls
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/22/59
      8.2
      Mr. Gillis is driven crazy by all the Christian celebrations, and almost spends the holidays in jail.
    • The Day the Teachers Disappeared
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/3/61
      8.2
      All the teachers come down with the flu and parents have to take over the classes.
    • It Takes Two
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/8/59
      8.2
      Dobie falls for Poppy Herming but has to win her father's approval too.
    • The Gigolo
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/7/61
      8.1
      Maynard becomes the most sought-after date because no girl's boy friend would be jealous of him. Maynard lets this go to his head and Dobie tries to snap him back to his old, simple self
    • The Big Question
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/24/61
      8.1
      In order to graduate, Dobie and Maynard must write an essay on the subject "Whither Are We Drifting?"
    • I Remember Muu Muu
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      4/17/62
      8.1

      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.

    • A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing
      Dobie and Maynard talk a suicidal man out of jumping from a ledge, but then Maynard accidentally falls into the net below. He is presumed to be the jumper and is taken to the hospital's psychiatric ward.
    • You Ain't Nothin' But a Houn' Dog
      You Ain't Nothin' But a Houn' Dog
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/4/60
      8.1
      Maynard enters Dobie's old school essay "My Dog" in a newspaper Father's Day contest, but changes it to "My Dad". Dobie unexpectedly wins the newpapers contest and becomes closer to his father as a result.
    • Beethoven, Presley, and Me
      Beethoven, Presley, and Me
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      3/13/63
      8.1
      A freak accident with a song-analyzing computer causes Maynard to be able to predict hit songs, which cousin Virgil uses to become a singing star.
    • Around My Room in 80 Days
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/29/60
      8.1
      A rare glimpse of Maynard's home life. Most of this episode has to do with Dobie and Maynard helping a classmate not to drop out of school.
    • Here Comes the Groom
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      6/21/60
      8.1
      A discouraged Dobie finally gives up on finding his dream girl and agrees to marry Zelda.
    • A Taste of Lobster
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      6/28/60
      8.1
      Dobie finds a girl who doesn't care about money, until her younger sister starts going on finance dates with a richer boy.
    • Marriage Counselor
      Marriage Counselor
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/20/62
      8.0
      When Dobie's psychology class teaches him about the many benefits of marriage, he decides it's time to marry Zelda. But at Maynard's suggestion, she decides that Dobie must first show her a sign of his passionate love, such as a serenade.
    • Baby Talk
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/18/60
      8.0
      Maynard finds an abandoned baby in the park.
    • Jangle Bells
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/20/60
      7.9
      Dobie choses going to a huge Christmas party with Chatsworth rather than a small one with Maynard, and feels guilty enough to have a scrooge-like dream.
    • The Chicken from Outer Space
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/8/60
      7.9
      As a biology class project Maynard gives a chicken an overdose of growth hormones
    • The Power of Positive Thinking
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/16/60
      7.7
      In order to win Thaila from Chatsworth, Dobie reads a book on mental power so he can be the "dominating man" Thalia wants.
    • What's My Lion?
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/10/61
      7.7
      A sacred lion escapes from a zoo and becomes attached to Maynard.
    • Ruptured Duck
      Ruptured Duck
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/10/61
      7.7
      Dobie and Maynard get their honorable discharges from the army and decide to go to college.
    • Like, Oh Brother
      Like, Oh Brother
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/13/62
      7.7
      Dobie and Maynard work with their sociology professor Dr. Burkhart to start up a program for disadvantaged kids. Maynard finds that he has no trouble communicating with the little delinquents on their own level.
    • Dig, Dig, Dig
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/14/61
      7.7
      When Dobie says he wants to go on a field trip to study Egyptology, Mr. Gillis thinks it's only because Dobie has a crush on the attractive teacher.
    • Who Needs Elvis?
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/27/60
      7.7
      Dwayne Hickman had recorded an album of weak teenage pop songs during the off-season
    • There's a Broken Light for Every Heart on Broadway

      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.

    • Too Many Kooks Spoil the Broth
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/9/63
      7.5
      To impress a cookware heiress's father, Dobie needs to sell one of the man's Quickie-Cookers, but gets competition from his visiting southern cousin, Virgil.
    • The Face That Stopped the Clock
      The Face That Stopped the Clock
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/15/60
      7.5
      Dobie talks Maynard into trying to overcome his antipathy toward work, so Maynard gets a job at an Army surplus store where he sells statues with clocks in them.
    • Goodbye Mr. Pomfritt, Hello Mr. Chips
      6/13/61
      7.5
      Dobie and Maynard, though still in the military, organize a tribute to their old teacher Mr. Pomfritt, hoping to convince him not to leave Central High.
    • Northern Comfort
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/10/62
      7.4
      Mr. Gillis's cousin Virgil comes to town from Tennessee with the intention of becoming a singing star, and cons the Gillises into financing his first engagement.
    • Dobie's Navy Blues
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      9/13/60
      7.4
      Dobie lies about joining the navy to impress a girl's sea-minded father.
    • Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimney
      To cure Maynard of his childish belief in Santa Claus, Mr. Gillis climbs down the chimney on Christmas eve -- but gets stuck.
    • The Rice and Old Shoes Caper
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      4/24/63
      7.4
      Realizing that no other woman would put up with him, Maynard agrees to marry Zelda. But her plan is actually to induce Dobie to come to Maynard's rescue and take his place.
    • Parlez-Vous English
      Parlez-Vous English
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/27/60
      7.4
      This excellent episode is based on one of the stories from "I Was A Teenager Dwarf", Max Shulman's second Dobie book. Dobie meets a pretty fatalistiically morose French girl who savors the negative things in life. She thinks Dobie is an oaf, and Dobie hates her bleak attitude "like poison" but her keeps coming around and Dobie can't understand why. The answer will surprise you!moreless
    • Crazylegs Gillis
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/26/61
      7.4
      Dobie and girlfriend[played by Michelle Lee] have to babysit for a college football player's kids and ends up having to fill in for him during the game.
    • The Moon and No Pence
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/13/63
      7.4
      Dobie falls for a brainy Russian ballerina and solicits Zelda's aid to improve his grades. When that fails, he ends up dancing outside her window.
    • For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/30/62
      7.4
      To get away from the increasingly marriage-minded Zelda, Dobie and Maynard stow away on a boat headed for South America, but Zelda follows them.
    • The Unregistered Nurse
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      6/7/60
      7.4
      Dobie falls for an older nurse, and feigns a disease so he can be near her.The disease he feigns turns out to be highly contagious
    • Who Did William Tell?
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/2/63
      7.2
      Cousin Dunky gets a role in a visiting production of Rossini's opera William Tell and falls for a young opera star, unaware that she has a jealous boyfriend.
    • Have Reindeer, Will Travel
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/19/61
      7.2
      Maynard gives away the class's Christmas fund to a poor Mexican family.
    • The Devil and Dobie Gillis
      Season 4 - Episode 36
      6/5/63
      7.2
      Desperate for date money, Dobie figuratively sells his soul to Chatsworth (in a dream sequence) and agrees to fix the outcome of a $5000 charity raffle.
    • Maynard's Farewell to the Troops
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/3/59
      7.2
      When Maynard gets drafted, Dobie wants to give him a special send-off.
    • Will Success Spoil Dobie's Mother?
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/28/61
      7.2
      Winnie wins a date with Hollywood starlet Merilee Maribou and gives the prize to Dobie.
    • Lassie, Get Lost
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      4/17/63
      7.2
      When a teenage celebrity offers a reward to find her missing dog, everyone joins the hunt.
    • Take Me to Your Leader
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      6/20/61
      7.0
      Dobie, Maynard and Zelda discuss alien possession, and thus believe that the store's next patron, a beautiful blonde, is secretly an alien.
    • Vocal Boy Makes Good
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/16/63
      6.6
      Performing at Pryor College, the Lettermen hire Dobie as an emergency replacement singer.
    • 5/1/63
      6.6
      When special experimental pills cause Maynard to temporarily gain super strength, Mr. Gillis becomes his boxing manager and puts him into contention as a world-class prizefighter.
    • The Little Chimp That Couldn't
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      3/20/63
      6.6
      A test chimpanzee is doomed unless Maynard can show that he is more talented than he seems.
    • Aah, Yer Fadder Wears Army Shoes
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      5/30/61
      6.6
      Dobie exaggerates his dad's war record to impress a girl from a long military family.
    • 6/27/61
      6.5
      Offended by what he sees as laxity in today's army, ex-sergeant Herbert Gillis puts his son's squad through some rugged training exercises before they graduate.
    • Dobie Versus the Machine
      Dobie Versus the Machine
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/14/61
      6.4
      Dobie and Maynard, out of high school, don't know what to do with themself and seek professional help. In the end they decide to enlist in the army.
    • Be it Ever So Humble
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      5/23/61
      6.2

      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.

    • The Ugliest American
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/17/62
      6.1
      When his current love interest takes off on a class trip to the Amazon jungle, Dobie is right behind her. But he is captured by a tribe of cannibals and discovers that their chief is none other than - Maynard?
    • Thanks for the Memory
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      2/27/63
      6.1
      When a foreign student likes Dobie because he is simple-minded, Zelda decides to teach him how to improve his memory. Meanwhile, Maynard is attracted to her elephant.
    • That's Show Biz
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      4/5/60
      6.0
      Dobie and most of his friends reluctantly participate in a talent show.
    • The Battle of Maynard's Beard
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      4/18/61
      6.0
      The Army orders Maynard to shave off his beard.
    • 5/16/61
      6.0
      Cast in an army play as a war hero and his trusty aide, Dobie and Maynard continue to play their roles in real life to impress a girl, who turns out to be the daughter of one of the real army officers.
    • The Gaucho
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/5/60
      5.7
      Mr. and Mrs. Gillis take in a young, handsome boarder from South America.
    • Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis?
      5/10/77
      5.7

      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.

    • I Was a Spy for the F.O.B.
      I Was a Spy for the F.O.B.
      Season 4 - Episode 32
      5/8/63
      5.5
      While Maynard and the Gillises are vacationing in Washington D.C., he gets mistaken for a rocket scientist and sought by foreign spies for his secret fuel formula.
    • Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis
      Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      2/21/88
      5.5

      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.

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    • Baby Shoes
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/21/61
      5.4

      Now that Dobie's enlistment papers have come through, everyone, even his father is treating him differently.

    • I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Solider, Sailor, or Marine

      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.

    • Spaceville
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      4/25/61
      5.2
      Maynard and a chimp get launched into space.
    • It Takes a Heap o' Livin' to Make a Cave a Home
      5/15/62
      5.1
      On an anthropology field trip, Maynard discovers an ancient stone axe in a cave -- along with the prehistoric man it belongs to.
    • The General Cried at Dawn
      The General Cried at Dawn
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      4/3/63
      5.0
      On a vacation to Latin America, Maynard is abducted and asked to impersonate a lookalike general who has been threatened with assassination.
    • Doctor Jekyll and Mister Gillis
      Doctor Jekyll and Mister Gillis
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/12/62
      5.0
      To avoid failing an upcoming test that will cause him to flunk out of school, Maynard drinks a potion that is supposed to turn him into a genius, but ends up transforming him into a monster.
    • The Solid Gold Dog Tag
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      4/11/61
      5.0
      Despite opposition from his mother, Chatsworth decides to join Dobie and Maynard in the Army.
    • The Chicken Corporal
      The Chicken Corporal
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      4/4/61
      4.0
      Being put in charge of his squad's barracks goes to Dobie's head and his friendship with Maynard suffers, along with the opportunity for a double date.
    • The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
      The original big screen motion picture that inspired the hit TV series. Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her affection for Dobie. An English essay which almost revolutionizes English instruction, and Dobie's role in a chemistry lab explosion convinces Mr. Hammer he is right about Dobie. Pansy is sent off broken-hearted to an Eastern school, but with the help of Happy Stella Kolawski's all-girl band, several hundred students and an enraged police force, Dobie secures Pansy's return to Grainbelt.moreless