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Season 1, Episode 32
Catch a wave with America's favorite southern California beach teen in Gidget. Join two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field as perky, 15 year old Frances Elizabeth Lawrence (better known to her family and friends as Gidget). Don Porter stars as her ever-loving father, Russ. Also look for a bunch of soon to be famous faces such as Richard Dreyfus, Barbara Hershey, and Bonnie Franklin in these 32 winning episodes of fun in the sun comedy, romance and adventure.

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Season 1, Episode 32
When Charley, a tiny alligator belonging to young Dewey Seldon dies, Gidget puts it into the Lawrence freezer in a casserole until the boy gets permission to preserve his pet. Meanwhile, Brian Mack, a magazine editor, sends reporter Jeff Tracy to interview Russ. The arrival of a representative from the Depart of Animal Regulation sets off a series of mad events. Davey, thinking the official has come for Charley, takes him out of the freezer. Gidget confuses the inspector with the reporter, who becomes completely befuddled when she tries to explain the situation. Then Anne takes a frozen casserole home for dinner. Gidget discovers Charley is missing and thinks Anne is cooking him for dinner. Tracy brings Mack to the Lawrence home to try to unravel the tangled story. Meanwhile, Anne and John have thrown away the casserole. While everyone is trying to find a replacement for Charley, Max arrives with a full grown alligator but leaves when Gidget tells him the beast is too short. The problem is solved when Davy comes in with Charley. After Tracy and Mack leave, Russ and Gidget hope for the best in the magazine article.

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Season 1, Episode 31
Gidget and Toby Whitley would really have a wonderful time together if Toby's father, Professor Mel Whitley didn't insist on turning their dates into threesomes. When Toby forbids Gidget from discussing the problem with Russ, she goes to John for advice. When Gidget begins with "I have this friend who..." John concludes that Gidget is talking about her own relationship with Russ. Deciding that Russ is working twenty-four hours a day to be a pal to Gidget, John asks Russ' help in an experiment he is conducting in his lab every night. This does not improve the situation at all, since it even stops Mel from playing cards with Russ. When Gidget finally explains her problem to Russ, they realize they have been victims of John's error. Russ finds the solution by explaining to Mel the difference between being a father and a pal, when a pal is definitely not needed. John is hurt when Russ lets him know he wouldn't seek his advice for anything, but Gidget and Toby finally become a happy twosome.

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Season 1, Episode 30
With Russ on his way to San Francisco, Gidget plans to stay with Larue. Larue asks Gidget's opinion of a mystery story she has written. Annoyed by Larue's reaction to her criticism, Gidget leaves for home. At the airport, Russ meets a friend, Stewart Gurner, who is a very nervous type. Russ invites Stew to spend the night at the 'empty' Lawrence home. Meanwhile, a thunderstorm breaks out. Hearing the whir of Stew's sleep-inducing machine, Gidget phones Larue to come over. Neighbors Herb and Fonya Feiler arrive home from a party. Fonya is dressed in a fairy costume, while Herb is Dr. Hyde. Fonya sends Herb to check on the lights in the Lawrence house. Terror mounts as all parties, unaware of each other's presence, are unable to account for the strange happenings in the house. Giving up, Stew and the girls decide to leave at the same time as two policemen arrive with Fonya. Believing they have captured a notorious burglar, the police arrest Stew, Gidget is surprised, when instead of being angry, Russ only laughs at the thought of Stew being mistaken for "Pajama Plotkin."

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Premiered: September 15, 1965, on ABC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: The sun-and-fun adventures of a California teenager who has a passion for surfing, and a knack for landing in hot water. The series (based on the hit movies) launched the career of Sally Field (she did `The Flying Nun' the following year). A syndicated sequel (`The New Gidget') with a twentysomething and married Gidget appeared in 1986.



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