Dobie Gillis Episode List

Thanks to the combined efforts of Milsnacks@aol.com, (who originally researched the Library of Congress archives), Stephano Boni (SBoni@aol.com), Richard Ranke, Gary Lee and yours truly, I'm pleased to announce that the Dobie Gillis Episode Guide has finally been completed!


You may notice some of the shows still have missing writer information. If you can fill in the blanks, please do! I'm still trying to get a complete list of the episodes which were written by Max Shulman himself. These were the episodes that made the series great and lifted it above ordinary sitcom fare, especially the ones which were based on Shulman's original short stories.



Series Title Information:
1959-1960: "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"
1960-1961: "Dobie Gillis"
1960-1962: "Max Shulman's Dobie Gillis"

Information obtained from The Library of Congress Information Service (telnet://locis.loc.gov./) This compilation is ©1998 and was created by David Fairweather , MILsnacks@aol.com, Stephano Boni (Sboni@yahoo.com) and with many recent additions by Dobie-fan extraordinaire Richard Ranke and several 2002 additions by Gary Lee! It may be freely distributed, posted on web pages, (with proper credit given!) but may not be sold.
Episode Numbers are according to the Library of Congress. Dates shown are not original airdates, but are probably the dates production began on each episode.

Episodes: Season One (1959-60) Episodes 1-39
Season Two (1960-61) Episodes 40-75
Season Three (1961-62) Episodes 76-111
Season Four (1962-63) Episodes 112-147 Cast:

Dwayne Hickman............... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen................. Herbert T. Gillis
Florida Friebus............... Winifred Gillis
Bob Denver................... Maynard G. Krebs
Tuesday Weld................. Thalia Menninger
Warren Beatty................ Milton Armitage
Steven Franken.............. Chatsworth Osborne Jr.
Sheila James Kuehl........... Zelda Gilroy


Season One(1959-1960)

-1- "Caper at the Bijou" Oct. 8, 1959 [3301]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Dobie and Maynard conspire to rig the raffle at the local movie theatre so that Dobie can win enough money to take Thalia to the prom.

-2- "It Takes Two" Nov. 19, 1959 [3402]
w- Max Shulman, d-Rod Amateau
Dobie falls for Poppy Herring but has to win her father's approval too.

-3- "The Best Dressed Man" Sept. 22, 1959 [3403]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Dobie competes with Milton Armitage to see who's wardrobe can most impress Thalia.
Milton doesn't know that Dobie is getting his fancy clothes on loan from the local tailor (played by Mel Blanc).

-4- "The Big Sandwich" Mar. 30, 1960 [3404]
w- Ben Gershman and Ray Allen d- Rod Amateau
Thalia hatches a scheme for Dobie to sell sandwiches at the school picnic.

-5- "Maynard's Farewell to the Troops" Nov. 5, 1959 [3405]
w- Max Shulman & Rod Amateau d- Rod Amateau
Maynard gets drafted. (In real life Bob Denver had just been drafted so that had to write him out of the series.)
This episode introduces Michael J. Pollard as Maynard's cousin Jerome Krebs.
Bob Denver got rejected 4-F and was soon back with the show and Jerome was never seen again.

-6- "The Sweet Singer of Central High" Oct. 22, 1959 [3406]
w- Charles R. Marion d- Rod Amateau
After a throat operation, Dobie can sing better than Milton, thus attracting Thalia. (This is the only other show where Jerome Krebs appears.)

-7- "Couchville USA" Oct. 15, 1959 [3407]
w- Irving Brecher d- Rod Amateau
Herbert seeks free advice from a child psychologist.

-8- "Love is a Science" Sept. 8, 1959 [3408]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Dobie meets Zelda Gilroy and learns about the concept of propinquity.
(This fine episode was based on one of Shulman's original short stories.)

-9- "Dobie Gillis: Boy Actor" Nov. 12, 1959 [3409]
w- d- Ralph Francis
Dobie is up against Milton to be leading man in a school play.
Dobie loses the audition when Milton convinces him to read the part of Oberon the elf from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the style of Gary Cooper! But Dobie and Maynard get their revenge on opening night.

-10- "Dobie's Birthday Party" Sept. 1, 1959 [3410]
w- Ed James d- Rod Amateau
Dobie thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday.
This episode features Riff Ryan, owner of Riff's Record Shop and also the memorable beatnik chick "Cool Girl". Not to mention guest star little Ronnie Howard (who would later grow to become the director of Backdraft and Apollo 13.)

-11- "Greater Love Hath No Man" Sept. 15, 1959 [3411]
w- Joel Kane and Jack Lloyd d- Rod Amateau
Maynard and Dobie fall for the same girl.

-12- "The Unregistered Nurse" Feb 25, 1960 [3412]
w- Phil Davis d- H. Bruce Humberstone
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.

-13- "The Gaucho" Dec. 8, 1959 [3413]
w- Izzy Elinson & Fred S. Fox d- Rod Amateau
Mr. and Mrs. Gillis take in a young, handsome border from South America.

-14- "The Right Triangle" Nov. 26, 1959 [3414]
w- Ben Starr d- Rod Amateau
Dobie's rarely seen older brother Davey (played by Darryl Hickman)
convinces him to invent an affair with a married woman to impress a new girl in school,
but then everyone starts believing that Dobie really is having an affair with his math teacher, (played by Jean Byron).

-15- "The Old Goat" Jan. 8, 1960 [3415]
w- Fred Fox and Izzy Elinson d- Ralph Francis Murphy
Before the big football game, Dobie hatches a scheme for winning by stealing the opposing team's mascot-a goat.

-16- "Deck the Halls" Oct. 29, 1959 [3416]
w- Ray Allen d- Rod Amateau
Mr.Gillis is driven crazy by all the Christmas celebrations, and almost spends the holiday in jail.

-17- "Soup and Fish" Jan. 21, 1960 [3417]
w- d- Rod Amateau
Dobie, Maynard and Chatsworth must all share the same tuxedo to get in to a black-tie party at the Armitage mansion.
This episode introduces Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. as the cousin of Edwina Armitage implying that Chatsworth and Milton are somehow related. I guess they'd have to be since their mothers appear to be twin sisters, both played by Doris Packer!
Also in this episode Maynard falls for a way-out beatnik chick named Venice West.

-18- "The Fist Fighter" Dec. 15, 1959 [3418]
w- John Kohn & Mel Diamond d- Ralph Francis Murphy
Dobie becomes "Top Fist" by knocking out the legendary Moose. Milton tries to gain the title (and Thalia's affections) by challenging Dobie.

-19- "The Flying Millicans" Oct. 1, 1959 [3419]
w- Ray Allen d- Ralph Francis
Dobie falls for trapeze artist Aphrodite Millican, played by Yvonne "Batgirl" Craig.
Also featuring silent star Francis X. Bushman (the original Ben-Hur) as her long-haired, dress-wearing father!

-20- "A Taste of Lobster" Dec. 21, 1959 [3420]
w-Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
Dobie finds a girl who doesn't care about money, until her younger sister starts going on fancier dates with a richer boy.

-21- "The Power of Positive Thinking" Dec. 29, 1959 [3421]
w- Louella MacFarlane d- Rod Amateau
In order to win Thalia from Chatsworth, Dobie reads a book on mental power so he can be the "dominating man" Thalia wants.

-22- "The Smoke-filled Room" Dec. 1, 1959 [3422]
w- Bernie Gould d- Rod Amateau
Dobie runs against Milton for junior class president. Thalia is Dobie's campaign manager.

-23- "Room at the Bottom" Mar. 9, 1960 [3423]
w- Max Shulman d- Rob Amateau
Thalia talks Dobie's parents into sending him to Willoughby prep school. He doesn't go, but there is a dream sequence where Mr.Gillis imagines Dobie with a rich roommate, played by Steven Franken, indicating that despite its production number and date, this episode must have preceded the introduction of the Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. character. Also features Jean Byron as Dobie's math teacher and little Ronnie Howard as her son.

-24- "The Hunger Strike" Sept. 8, 1959 [3424]
w- Ben Starr d- Rod Amateau
Dobie goes on a hunger strike until Thalia agrees to be his.
Guest stars: Marlo Thomas and (briefly) Ryan O' Neal.

-25- "Taken to the Cleaners" Mar. 2, 1960 [3425]
w- Ray Allen d- Ralph Francis Murphy
Dobie, Maynard and Thalia capture crooked dry-cleaners who had almost conned them before. (In this episode Thalia's admits that,"Even if my father had kidneys of steel, my mother was younger than springtime, my sister was married to a trillionaire and my brother was president of Harvard, I'd still want money!")

-26- "Love is a Fallacy" Jan 14, 1960 [3426]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Based on one of Shulman's best short stories, Thalia tries to educate Dobie in logical thinking.

-27- "Dobie Spreads a Rumor" Mar. 30, 1960 [3428]
w- d- Rod Amateau
Dobie and Maynard are puzzled when a rumour they spread about Zelda inheriting a fortune seems to become reality. This episode offers a rare glimpse of Zelda's family including her three sisters and her harried father.

-28- "The Chicken from Outer Space" Jan. 29, 1960 [3429]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
As a biology class project Maynard gives a chicken an overdose of growth hormones.
Great special FX in this episode! They must have blown a whole season's budget!

-29- "Dobie's Navy Blues" Dec. 22, 1959 [3430]
w-Terry Ryan & Rob VanScoyk d- Rod Amateau
Dobie lies about joining the navy to impress a girl's sea-minded father. (This episode also guested Yvonne Craig.)

-30- "That's Show Biz" Feb. 3, 1960 [3431]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Dobie and most of his friends reluctantly participate in a talent show.

-31- "Live Alone and Like it" Feb 17, 1960 [3432]
w- Sumner Long d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie wants to prove he's grownup, so he moves away from home. He and Maynard share a small apartment.

-32- "The Prettiest Collateral in Town" Jan 10, 1960 [3433]
w- Jerry Davis d- Rod Amateau
Guest star - Rose Marie, Sherry Jackson
Dobie's dad wants him to romance a banker's daughter so he can get a loan.
Guest star: Rose Marie

-33- "Put Your Feet in Our Hands" Jan 7, 1960 [3434]
w- Nord Riley d- Robert Butler
Dobie and Chatsworth compete for the attentions of a girl whose father owns a shoe store. Both try to get jobs in the store.

-34- "Where There's a Will" Jan. 7, 1960 [3435]
w- d- Rod Amateau
Herbert worries about what will happen to the store after he's gone.

-35- "Competition is the Life of Trade" Feb. 10, 1960 [3436]
w- d- Robert Gordon
Dobie's newest girlfriend's father happens to be opening a new grocery store. Mr.Gillis tries to spy under the name Fred C. Dobbs.

-36- "The French, They Are a Funny Race" Apr. 6, 1960 [3437]
w- Harvey Helm & Bernard Drew d- Rod Amateau
Maynard falls for a French girl. One of three episodes in which Maynard shaves his goatee.

-37- "The Long Arm of the Law" Jan 5, 1960 [3438]
w- Lee Karson and Joel Kane d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie newest girl is the daughter of a fat cop who doesn't like him.

-38- "Here Comes the Groom" Apr. 13, 1960 [3439]
w- George Black d- Rod Amateau
Dobie proposes to Zelda!

-39- "Rock-A-Bye Dobie" Mar. 16, 1960 [3440]
w- Ray Allen d- Rod Amateau
Guest star: Kathleen Freeman ("The Penguin" or Mother Superior in "The Blues Brothers").
Dobie and a girl friend take a baby-sitting job, but the Gillises suspect Dobie is secretly a father.
(This may have been the first episode where Maynard uttered his famous WORK!?!!)

Season Two (1960-1961)

-40- "Who Needs Elvis?" Sept. 20, 1960 [4401]
w- Max Shulman
Dwayne Hickman had recorded an album of weak teenage pop songs during the off-season.
This episode was an attempt to promote the lp. Too bad Dwayne couldn't sing.

-41- "You Ain't Nothin' But a Houn' Dog" Oct. 1, 1960 [4402]
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 newspaper contest-and becomes closer to his father as a result. (This is the last episode where Mr. Gillis says."I've gotta kill that boy!")

-42- "Take Me to Your Leader" Jan. 10, 1961 [4403]
Dobie, Maynard and Zelda discuss alien possession, and thus believe that the store's next patron, a beautiful blonde, is secretly an alien.

-43- "Dobie Goes Beatnik" Oct. 18, 1960 [4404]
w- d- Guy Scarpitta
Thelonius Monk comes to town and invites Maynard to sit in on bongoes!
But Herbert needs a favor which will require Dobie and Maynard to switch identities.

-44- "Baby Talk" Oct. 10, 1960 [4405]
w- Joel Kane d- Rod Amateau
Maynard finds an abandoned baby in the park. Jo Anne Worley guest stars.

-45- "The Mystic Powers of Maynard G. Krebs" Oct. 27, 1960 [4406]
w- Max Shulman
Maynard has temporary ESP, which will allow him to predict the winner of the Kennedy-Nixon presidential election.

-46- "Maynard G. Krebs: Boy Millionaire" Nov. 1, 1960 [4407]
w- Joel Kane
Maynard finds a purse full of cash.

-47- "Around My Room in 80 Days" Nov. 8, 1960 [4408]
w- Lawrence & Maggie Williams & Max Shulman
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.

-48- "What's My Lion?" Dec. 23, 1960 [4409]
-Rod Amateau, w-Dean Riesner, d-Robert Gordon
A sacred lion escapes from a zoo and becomes attached to Maynard.

-49- "Drag Strip Dobie" Nov. 15, 1960 [4410]
w- Bud Nye and Joel Kane
Zelda helps Dobie beat Chatsworth in a car race. This may be the episode where Dobie drives a Sunbeam Alpine or that episode might be "It Takes Two". (I've gotten several e-mails asking about this from Sunbeam collectors.)

-50- "The Day The Teachers Disappeared" Nov. 29, 1960 [4411]
w- Ron Amateau
All the teachers come down with the flu and parents have to take over the classes.

-51- "The Face That Stopped the Clock" Nov. 21, 1960 [4412]
s-Max Shulman, w-Fred S. Fox and I.Z. Elinson, d-Rod Amateau
Maynard takes a job selling clock-statues at an Army Surplus store.

-52- "Jangle Bells" Dec. 15, 1960 [4413]
w-Lawrence and Maggie Williams and Joel Kane, d-Rod Amateau
Dobie choses going to a huge Christmas party with Chatsworth rather than a small one with Maynard, and feels guilt enough to have a Scrooge-like dream.

-53- "Parlez-Vous English?" Dec. 21, 1960 [4414]
w- Max Shulman d- Guy Scarpitta
This excellent episode is based on one of the stories from "I Was A Teenage Dwarf", Max Shulman's second Dobie book. Dobie meets a pretty but fatalistically 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 she keeps coming around and Dobie can't understand why. The answer will surprise you!

-54- "The Big Question" Feb. 3, 1960 [4415]
w- Max Shulman and Joel Kane
Dobie and Maynard have to write an essay titled "Whither Are We Drifting" to graduate high school.
This excellent Shulman story actually can be traced way back to a scene from Shulman's pre-Dobie novel, "Sleep Till Noon".

-55- "Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife?" Jan. 3, 1961 [4416]
w- Ron Amateau d- Robert Gordon
Dobie tries to get his father to spend more time with Mrs.Gillis.

-56- "Zelda, Get Off My Back" Jan. 18, 1961 [4417]
w-Lawrence & Maggie Williams, Story by Max Shulman
Zelda decides she's tired of being rejected by Dobie and turns her attentions to Chatsworth!

-57- "The Bitter Feud of Dobie and Maynard" Jan. 24, 1961 [4418]
w- Ron Amateau d- Stanley Z. Cherry
Maynard is convinced that he is dragging Dobie down in life. So he tries to antagonize Dobie into ending their friendship.

-58- "Will Success Spoil Dobie's Mother?" Feb. 1, 1961 [4419]
w- Max Shulman
Winnie wins a date with Hollywood starlet Merilee Maribou and gives the prize to Dobie.

-59- "I Was a High School Scrooge" Feb. 8, 1961 [4420]
w- Max Shulman
Dobie, Maynard and Zelda think an old Central High star athlete is a bum, while he is actualy a big executive.

-60- "The Second Childhood of Herbert T. Gillis" Feb. 15, 1961 [4421]
w- Joel Kane d- Robert Gordon
It's Dobie's graduation, and Herbert, feeling embarrassed that he never graduated, goes to night school.

-61- "Baby Shoes" Mar. 1, 1961 [4422]
w- Lawrence and Maggie Williams and Max Shulman
The first of a dismal series of episodes featuring Dobie and Maynard in the military.
A very bad idea that was finally abandoned near the end of this second season.

-62- "Dobie Versus the Machine" Feb. 21, 1961 [4423]
w-Marvin Wald and Max Shulman, d-Rod Amateau
Dobie and Maynard, out of high school, don't know what to do with themselves and seek professional help. In the end they decide to enlist in the army.

-63- "I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier, Sailor, or Marine" Mar. 7, 1961 [4424]
w-Joel Kane, d-Rod Amateau
Maynard misses the bus on his first day in the Army, but Chatsworth fills in for him-and after they switch back, Maynard finds that thanks to Chatsworth, he has become eligible for Officer Candidate School.

-64- "The Chicken Corporal" Mar. 16, 1961 [4425]
w-Arnold Horwitt, d-Rod Amateau, Guest star: Jack Mullaney (from "It's About Time")
Dobie is made in charge of his barrack and his friendship with Maynard is slightly harmed because of that.

-65- "This Ain't The Way We Used to do It" Apr. 1, 1961 [4426]
w-Bud Nye, d-Stanley Z. Cherry
Mr. Gillis puts Dobie's platoon through some rough training.

-66- "The Solid Gold Dog Tag" Mar. 27, 1961 [4427]
w- d- Guy Scarpitta
Chatsworth joins the Army. (He is never seen in the Army afterwards. Maybe his mother got him out.)

-67- "Spaceville" Apr. 10, 1961 [4428]
w-Arnold Horwitt, d-Rod Amateau
Maynard and a chimp get launched into space. (One of the Dobie comic books is based on this episode.)

-68- "The Battle of Maynard's Beard" Apr. 5, 1961 [4429]
The Army orders Maynard to shave off his goatee.

-69- "Like Mother, Like Daughter, Like Wow" Jan. 15, 1961 [4430]
Dobie's latest girlfriend (played by Yvonne Craig) has a widowed mother who was an old flame of Mr.Gillis.

-70- "Dobie Plays Cupid" Mar. 5, 1961 [4431]
Dobie tries to bolster Maynard's confidence with girls.

-71- "Like Father, Like Son, Like Trouble" Feb. 12, 1961 [4432]
w-Bud Nye, d-Stanley Z. Cherry
Dobie gets cast in an army play and while in costume, leads a girl to believe he is an army official. The problem: she is the daughter of one of the real army official.

-72- "Be it Ever So Humble" Feb. 4, 1961 [4433]
w- Joel Kane d-Stanley Z. Cherry
Maynard gets homesick while in the army and he somehow manages to get a weekend pass without telling Dobie. Thinking Maynard has gone AWOL, Dobie tells his superiors that his Dad is very sick so that he can get a weekend pass to find Maynard. The army sends its own doctor to check up on Mr Gillis however Mr Gillis is trying to convince a life insurance doctor that he is in good physical condition.

-73- "Yer Fadder Wears Army Shoes" Apr. 15, 1961 [4434]
w - Bill Gammie and Max Shulman; d-Rod Amateau
Dobie exaggerates his Dad's war record to impress a girl from a long military family.

-74- "Everything But the Truth" Mar. 12, 1961 [4435]
w- Joel Kane d-Stanley Z. Cherry
Dobie and Maynard get weekend passes, but Zelda has been telling all the girls back home that she and Dobie are engaged. Features a nice turn by Jennifer West as Zelda's pre-teen little sister Jenny.

-75- "Goodbye Mister Pomfritt, Hello Mr. Chips" Mar. 20, 1961 [4436]
w- Joel Kane d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie and Maynard (still in the military) organize a tribute to Mr. Pomfritt, hoping to convince him not to leave Central High.

Season Three (1961-1962)

-76- "Ruptured Duck" Oct. 20, 1961 [5401]
w-Max Shulman, d-Rod Amateau
Dobie and Maynard get their honorable discharges from the army and decide to go to college.

-77- "Move Over, Perry Mason" Oct. 13, 1961 [5402]
w-Dean Reisner d-Rod Amateau
Maynard sues after getting his hand stuck in the store's gumball machine. Was the machine defective or is Maynard an "accidental prune"?

-78- "Dobie, Dobie, Who's Got Dobie?" Oct. 6, 1961 [5403]
s- Rod Amateau, w-Les Pine, d- Rod Amateau
Zelda competes with a beautiful college girl for Dobie.

-79- "Frat's in a Fire" Jan. 2, 1962 [5404]
w- Joel Kane d- Stanley Z. Cherry
Mr. Gillis bribes members of a fraternity so they'll accept Dobie.

-80- "The Fast White Mouse" Sept. 8, 1961 [5405]
Dobie and Zelda worry that they are genetically inferior and thus doomed to failure like the loser rat in their biology class experiments.



-81- "The Gigolo" Sept. 22, 1961 [5406]
w-Joel Kane, d-Rod Amateau
Bill Bixby guest stars.
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.

-82- "Dig, Dig, Dig" Oct. 27, 1961 [5407]
w- Max Shulman
Based loosely on one of Shulman's original short stories ("You Think You've Got Troubles?") Dobie wants to study Egyptology, but Mr.Gillis thinks Dobie only has a crush on the teacher, Jean Byron, making her first appearance as Dr. Burkhart.

-83- "Eat, Drink, and be Merry.. For Tomorrow: Ker-boom" Sept. 15, 1961 [5408]
w- d- Guy Scarpitta
Maynard predicts the end of the world.

-84- "Second Most Beautiful Girl in the World" Nov. 3, 1961 [5409]
w- Max Shulman d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie finds he has to share his new date, a tender-hearted girl, with another boy on each date he takes her on. (Based loosely on one of Max Shulman's original short stories from the first book.)

-85- "The Richest Squirrel in Town" Nov. 17, 1961 [5410]
s-Max Shulman, w-Dean Riesner, d-Rod Amateau
A larcenous rodent is stealing from Mr. Pomfritt's desk, but Maynard and Dobie get blamed.

-86- "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Me and Robert Browning" Nov. 10, 1961 [5411]
w- Max Shulman, d-Rod Amateau
Dobie decides to follow the advice given in one of Browning's poems. (A man's reach should exceed his grasp.) It costs him his new girl, and almost costs him Zelda as well.

-87- "Blue Tail Fly" Sept. 29, 1961 [5412]
w- Arnold Horwitt
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.

-88- "Have Reindeer, Will Travel" December 8, 1961 [5413]
w- Arnold Horwitt
Maynard gives the class Christmas fund to a poor Mexican family.

-89- "Crazylegs Gillis" Sept. 1, 1961 [5414]
w- Max Shulman
Dobie and girlfriend (played by Michele Lee) have to babysit for a college football player's kids and ends up having to fill in for him during the game.

-90- "I Do Not Choose to Run" Jan. 22, 1962 [5415]
w- Ron Amateau
Herbert is running for mayor and Dobie falls in love with his opponent's daughter.

-91- "Magnificent Failure" Jan. 20, 1962 [5416]
w- Bud Nye
Mr. Gillis decides to sell the store.

-92- "Happiness Can't Buy Money" Jan. 6, 1962 [5417]
w- d- Guy Scarpitta
Chatsworth wants Mr. Gillis to teach him to be more responsible.

-93- "For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls" Jan. 13, 1962 [5418]
w-Arnold Horwitt d- Stanley Z. Cherry
Dobie and Maynard stow away on a boat headed for South America. Dobie wants to get away from Zelda, but she also is on the boat.

-94- "Girls Will be Boys" Feb. 24, 1962 [5419]
w- Joel Kane d- Rod Amateau
Maynard goes out with a female version of himself. Dobie thinks she should act more feminine. When she realizes it's fun to be feminine, Maynard loses interest in her.

-95- "Like Low Noon" Feb. 3, 1962 [5420]
w- Dean Riesner d- Rod Amateau
Dobie has to meet an old rival of his coming home from the Army on the 12:00 bus. He gathers courage (as the song Do Not Forsake Me plays in the background) and stands up to his old nemesis, who is so impressed that he befriends Dobie. This causes Mr.Gillis to say,"I've gotta love that boy. I've just gotta!"

-96- "Marriage Counselor" Jan. 27, 1962 [5421]
s-Rod Amateau; w-Les Pine; d-Rod Amateau
Dobie decides to marry Zelda. Maynard reminds her that Dobie hasn't shown any signs of passionate love. Zelda decides to wait until he does, but she tries to make sure he'll serenade her properly.

-97- "Like, Oh Brother" Feb. 17, 1962 [5422]
s-Arnold Horwitt, w- Arnold Horwitt and Joel Kane, d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie and Maynard help Dr.Burkhart (Jean Byron) establish a center for disadvantaged kids. Maynard wins over the little delinquents by talking to them on their own level.

-98- "Names My Mother Called Me" Jan. 25, 1962 [5423]
w-Lawrence & Maggie Williams and Max Shulman
Dobie learns that he is named after a Nobel Prize winner.

-99- "Dobie Gillis: Wanted Dead or Alive" Apr. 1, 1962 [5424]
w- Max Shulman & Rod Amateau d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie cheats on a poetry exam to get into Harvard. Guest star Joyce Van Patten.

-100- "How To Cheat an Honest Man" Mar. 17, 1962 [5425]
s-Rod Amateau, w- Les Pine and Joel Kane, d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie, Maynard and Herbert get arrested for trying to "unfix" a ticket while Dobie is trying to impress a girl who believes in complete honesty.



-101- "Birth of a Salesman" Mar. 24, 1962 [5426]
w- Arnold Horwitt
Thalia has dropped out of college and become a succesful saleswoman. Now she's trying to convince Dobie and Mr. Pomfritt to come work for her.

-102- "I Was a Boy Sorority Girl" Mar. 26, 1962 [5427]
w- Arnold Horwitt, d- Ralph Murphy
Dobie takes a job as a waiter in a sorority house.

-103- "An American Strategy" Apr. 8, 1962 [5428]
w- d- Ron Amateau
Dobie gets a job at a lumber company and dates the boss' daughter, although he already has a girl friend.

-104- "Sweet Success of Smell" Apr. 15, 1962 [5429]
w- Joel Kane, d- Stanley Z. Cherry
Maynard becomes a Private Nose. Kristen Nelson, Ricky's wife, guest stars. Also making a repeat guest appearance is Yvonne "Batgirl" Craig as Elspeth Hummaker.

-105- "The Big Blunder and Egg Man" Feb. 10, 1962 [5430]
s-Bud Nye, w-Bud Nye and Max Shulman, d-Rod Amateau
Dobie gets more involved in his economics class project then he should, when he buys stock in an egg company and gets a room full of eggs. Cheryl Holdridge guest stars as "Daphne Winsett". (Dwayne Hickman began dating Holdridge after this episode.)

-106- "The Truth Session" Mar. 3, 1962 [5433]
w-Henry Sharp and Max Shulman, d-Rod Amateau
Maynard decides to always speak the truth, upsetting all his friends in the process.

-107- "When Other Friendships Have Been Forgot" Apr. 12, 1962 [5434]
Maynard moves away and Dobie misses him greatly.

-108- "I Remember Mau Mau" Apr. 22, 1962 [5435]
w- d- David Davis
Because Dwayne Hickman was sick, Dobie is only in the monologue. Maynard writes an article for the school newspaper about an anthropology session,but takes his cue from a tabloid and makes it out to be a sensational orgy.

-109- "It Takes A Heap-O-Livin to Make a Cave a Home" Apr. 29, 1962 [5436]
w- d- Ron Amateau
Maynard discovers a prehistoric throwback living in a cave and decides to move in with him.

-110- "Back to Nature Boy" Apr. 30, 1962 [5437]
w- Joel Kane d- Guy Scarpitta
Chatsworth's cousin Edwina is tired of society life. She wants Maynard to show her how to live the simple life.


-111- "Bachelor, Father, and Son" Apr. 5, 1962 [5438]
w- Joel Kane d- Stanley Z. Cherry
Winnie goes to visit her sister in Cleveland, leaving Herbert and Dobie on their own. When the cat's away, the slobs will play.

Season Four (1962-1963)

-112- "What's a Little Murder Between Friends?" Dec. 27, 1962 [6401]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Dobie names Thalia as his beneficiary on a life insurance policy, then becomes paranoid that she's trying to kill him.
This episode was remade into the TV movie "Bring MeThe Head of Dobie Gillis".
(Tuesday Weld makes her last appearance in this episode.)

-113- "A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a Funny Thing" Dec. 12, 1962 [6402]
w- Bud Nye d- Rod Amateau
Maynard saves a suicidal jumper but falls from the ledge himself and is taken to a psycho ward.
Dobie is hardly in this episode at all as Hickman was sick.

-114- "The Ugliest American" Dec. 5, 1962 [6403]
w- Joel Kane d- Rod Amateau
On a class trip to an African jungle, Dobie is captured by a tribe of cannibals-who, it turns out, have made Maynard their chief.

-115- "What Makes the Varsity Drag" Nov. 14, 1962 [6404]
w- Bud Nye d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie joins the football squad to impress ... oh you know why.

-116- "Northern Comfort" Dec. 19, 1962 [6405]
w- Dean Riesner d- Rod Amateau
Southern cousin Virgil visits, and gets the Gillises to supply him with all he needs for a singing engagement.

-117- "A Splinter Off the Old Block" Nov. 7, 1962 [6406]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Dobie's teenage cousin Duncan (Dunky) moves in with the Gillises. Guest star "Ellen Macrae" appears to be Ellen Burstyn

-118- "Where is Thy Sting?" Oct. 3, 1962 [6407]
w- Joel Kane d- Rod Amateau
Dobie pretends to be terminaly ill to gain a girl's sympathy. However,due to a mixup, Dobie is led to believe he's really in poor health.

-119- "Flow Gently, Sweet Money" Oct.17, 1962 [6408]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
An older woman (played by Yvonne Craig) teaches Dunky how to be rotten enough to succeed in the world so he'll be able to provide for her younger sister. But meanwhile the younger sister is falling for nice, honest Dobie.

-120- "Like, Hi, Explosives" Sept 26, 1962 [6409]
w- Bud Nye & Joel Kane d- Rod Amateau
Dobie's cousin Dunky and Maynard don't realize they've accidentally loaded up the Gillis Grocery delivery truck with a case of nitroglycerin.

-121- "Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimney" Oct. 24, 1962 [6410]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
One of several Christmas episodes. Herbert gets stuck in the chimney.

-122- "The Iceman Goeth" Sept. 19, 1962 [6411]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Dobie, Maynard and Dobie's cousin Dunky lock Herbert in the meat freezer.

-123- "Strictly for the Birds" Nov. 21, 1962 [6412]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie and Maynard train a mynah bird to help them with their history exam.

-124- "Doctor Jekyll and Mister Gillis" Oct. 10, 1962 [6413]
w- Dean Riesner d- Rod Amateau
Maynard drinks a concoction that transforms him into Mr. Hyde.

-125- "The Beast With Twenty Fingers" Apr. 2, 1963 [6414]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
Maynard and Herbert get stuck in one of those finger toys.
This weak premise was typical of the show's decline for lack of enough Shulman scripts.

-126- "Too Many Kooks Spoil the Broth" Sept. 12, 1962 [6415]
w- Bud Nye d- Guy Scarpitta
Dobie falls for a kitchenware heiress. Features Dobie's older Southern cousin Virgil (not to be confused with younger cousin Dunky).



-127- "Vocal Boy Makes Good" May 4, 1963 [6416]
w- Dean Riesner d- Rod Amateau
Dobie beats Maynard out for a temporary position as one of the Lettermen.

-128- "Who Did William Tell?" Apr. 16, 1963 [6417]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
Cousin Dunky gets role in William Tell play.

-129- "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" Apr. 6, 1963 [6418]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
Dobie is the new DJ on the college radio station. A mobster tries to give him payola to make a country-singing bimbo a star. (Shades of "The Girl Can't Help It"!) But meanwhile Zelda has singing aspirations of her own. With Maynard as her producer, she goes into the studio to cut an album called "How To Drive Men Wild". This a pretty good episode. Zelda's not half-bad as a singer. Much better than Dobie ever was. And we also get a rare glimpse of Maynard playing guitar and singing!

-130- "Three Million Coins in the Fountain" Sept. 5, 1962 [6419]
w-Joel Kane, d-Rod Amateau
Chatsworth concocts scheme to raise money, enlisting Dunky and Maynard.

-131- "Two For the Whipsaw" Apr. 4, 1963 [6420]
w- Bud Nye d- David Davis
Dobie pretends to be Chatsworth at a swank party.

-132- "Thanks For the Memory" Mar. 21, 1963 [6421]
w- Max Shulman d- Rod Amateau
Zelda teaches Dobie how to remember,but Dobie has eyes for foreign student Claypool and Maynard has eyes for her elephant.

-133- "All Right, Dobie, Drop the Gun" Mar. 14, 1963 [6422]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
A fugitive criminal holds the Gillises up in the store.

-134- "The Moon and No Pense" Mar. 28, 1963 [6423]
w- Bud Nye d- Rod Amateau
Dobie falls for dancer Anastasia, and he, Maynard, Zelda and the Gillises end up dancing with her one night in the park.

-135- "Beethoven, Presley, and Me" Apr. 11, 1963 [6424]
w- Dean Riesner d- Guy Scarpitta
The song-analyzing qualities of a computer are transfered to Maynard, and cousin Virgil uses this to become a singing star. (The plots were really hokey by this time,weren't they?)

-136- "The Little Chimp That Couldn't" Feb. 28, 1963 [6425]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Stanley Z. Cherry
Another Maynard with chimp episode. This ape paints masterpieces.

-137- "There's Always Room for One Less" Feb. 21, 1963 [6426]
w- Bud Nye d-Thomas Montgomery
Chatsworth moves in with the Gillises for a while.

-138- "The General Cried at Dawn" Feb. 7, 1963 [6427]
w- Bud Nye d- David Davis
Maynard doubles for a Latin American general.

-139- "Now I Lay Me Down to Steal" Jan. 31, 1963 [6428]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Guy Scarpitta
Mrs.Osborne suspects sleepwalking Maynard of being a theif.

-140-"Lassie, Get Lost" Mar. 7, 1963 [6429]
w-Dean Riesner d- Rod Amateau
A female celebrity's dog is lost and Dobie tries to find it.

-141- "The Rice and Old Shoes Caper" Feb. 14, 1963 [6430] w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
Zelda and Maynard decide to enter into holy "deadlock". Zelda is tired of being rejected by Dobie, while Maynard realizes that no other woman would put up with him. But everyone in town is trying to talk them out of it.

-142- "Requiem for an Underweight Heavyweight" Jan. 24, 1963 [6431]
w- Arnold Horwitt d- Rod Amateau
Maynard temporarily gains super-strength. Mr.Gillis becomes his prizefighting manager.

-143- "I Was a Spy for the F.B.O." Jan. 17, 1963 [6432]
w- Bud Nye d- Thomas Montgomery
Guest star: Barbara Bain (Mission Impossible, Space 1999), John Banner (Sgt Schultz from "Hogan's Heroes")
Maynard and the Gillises go to Washington D.C. and get caught up in foreign intrigue.

-144- "Beauty Is Only Kin Deep" Jan. 10, 1963 [6433]
w- Bud Nye d- Rod Amateau
Dobie falls in love with a girl at school, who will only marry him if he can find a date for her spinster older sister.

-145- "There's a Broken Light for Every Broken Heart on Broadway" Jan. 3, 1963 [6434]
w- Joel Kane d- David Davis
Maynard helps fellow student Emily Klauber become singing sensation Kitty Fontaine. (The plot was farfetched, but it did have a touching story.)

-146- "The Call of the, Like, Wild" Nov. 10, 1963 [6435]
w- Dean Riesner d- Guy Scarpitta
A chemical concoction makes Maynard like, irresistible to women.
Guest star: Sally Kellerman

-147- "The Devil and Dobie Gillis" Oct. 21, 1963 [6436]
w-Bud Nye & Max Shulman d- Guy Scarpitta
For the final show of the series, Shulman chose to re-work the very first episode, using the same plot device of the rigged raffle. Despite the self-plagiarism, this is a fine episode with a splendid speech by Herbert and an excellent dream sequence featuring Chatsworth as the devil.