The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Season 1 Episode 36

The Long Arm of the Law

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Jun 14, 1960 on CBS

Episode Recap

After Dobie and Maynard get into a quarrel with a disgruntled cop over picking some flowers in the park, Dobie goes to meet up with his date, Arabella Parmalee. Over Mr. Parmalee's objection's Arabella's mother encourages their date and they leave with Maynard in tow.

Later, on the beat, Officer Parmalee meets Dobie's father and threatens to cite his store unless he forbids Dobie seeing Arabella. However, when he returns and Mr. Gillis hasn't catered to his unreasonable requests, Mr. Gillis pulls out a police fitness manual for which Office Parmalee doesn't meet the requirements. Following another quarrel, it turns out that they both belong to the Loyal Order of Bison. Now, with brotherly love, they agree to let their kids see each other.

Later, at Arabella's house, another quarrel ensues after Dobie refuses to abandon Maynard. Dobie and Arabella start casting childish emotional accusations at each other. Then their fathers jump in, causing them to have a falling out, and the rampant bickering starts all over again.