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
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.