The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Season 1 Episode 22

Love Is a Fallacy

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Mar 01, 1960 on CBS
9.3
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Love Is a Fallacy
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In this episode based on one of Shulman's best stories, Thalia tries to educate Dobie in logical thinking.

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  • Cool was I and logical.

    9.7
    Cool was I and logical. Keen, calculating, perspicacious, acute and astute-I was all of these. My brain was as powerful as a dynamo, precise as a chemist's scales, as penetrating as a scalpel. And-think of it!-I only eighteen.

    It is not often that one so young has such a giant intellect. Take, for example, Petey Bellows, my roommate at the university. Same age, same background, but dumb as an ox. A nice enough fellow, you understand, but nothing upstairs. Emotional type. Unstable. Impressionable. Worst of all, a faddist. Fads, I submit, are the very negation of reason. To be swept up in every new craze that comes along, to surrender oneself to idiocy just because everybody else is doing it-this, to me, is the acme of mindlessness. Not, however, to Petey.moreless
  • A freshman in law school,who thinks he is intelligent and logical,wants to steal his roommate's girl,beautiful but not intelligent,at the cost of a reccoon coat.He teaches the girl logic in order to make her smart.But at last girl chooses his rommate.moreless

    8.0
    Polly prefers Petey because he has a raccoon coat.What she wants is not the logic fallacies,but hanppiness.Love dose not follow the principles of logic reasons.Love is an emotion that follows the feelings,which can not be controlled. And love is not a deal,not a raccoon coat.The ending is ironic.Sometimes girls do not want brilliant,gifted or educated husbands,but want husbands who are rich enough to provide all the things necessary for keeping up with fashion.But maybe Polly is right.Chance often passes quickly if you do not seize it.Today's society is very realistic.Although money does not account for the most important part,it is really indispensable.moreless
  • One of the best. A classic Thalia episode with great support from Maynard and Zelda.

    10
    Probably my favorite Thalia episode. The premise is marvelous and exploits the characters' interplay marvelously. I also like that it directly pits Zelda against Thalia- Yin to the Yang, the great showdown of Dobie's love interests. No other female love objects (or whatever Zelda is) ever evolve the resonance these two do- here pitted one against the other.



    Highlights- Maynard making latin phrases into jazz scats. "Dicto simplicitor, dickie, dickie, do!" And is this the one where Dobie lies to Zelda about working at the YMCA pool? Well if not, that episode is good, too!



    Corrections welcome. As I watch these again I'll update my reviews.moreless
Jason Wingreen

Jason Wingreen

Mr. McGruder

Guest Star

Frank Faylen

Frank Faylen

Herbert T. Gillis

Recurring Role

Florida Friebus

Florida Friebus

Winifred 'Winnie' Gillis

Recurring Role

Bob Denver

Bob Denver

Maynard G. Krebs

Recurring Role

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