The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

1959, TV Show

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What Were the Top TV Shows from the '50s?

Thanksgiving always makes us feel nostalgic for '50s TV — maybe because of all those Twilight Zone marathons we watched growing up. So we were psyched to find AOL's list of the best '50s TV shows. With everything from Leave it to Beaver to Dobie Gillis, all of our favorites are here.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 6/27/1961

Season 2, Episode 36
In the final Army episode, Dobie's parents arrive at his base to see how the Army has made a man out of their son.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 6/20/1961

Season 2, Episode 35
Pulling guard duty one night on their Army post, Dobie and Maynard recall via flashbacks an incident from their civilian days when they were certain that the Martians were invading.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 6/13/1961

Season 2, Episode 34
Dobie and Maynard try to convince their old high school teacher, Mr. Pomfritt, not to leave Central High.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 6/6/1961

Season 2, Episode 33
Zelda has been telling everyone back home that she and soldier Dobie are engaged. Then he unexpectedly arrives in town on a weekend pass.

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What Were the Top TV Shows from the '50s?

Thanksgiving always makes us feel nostalgic for '50s TV — maybe because of all those Twilight Zone marathons we watched growing up. So we were psyched to find AOL's list of the best '50s TV shows. With everything from Leave it to Beaver to Dobie Gillis, all of our favorites are here.

So we want to know... read more

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Premiered: September 29, 1959, on CBS
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Premise: A wry, hip-for-its-time sitcom that charts the hopes, dreams and frustrations of a typical teen (if sitting under the statue `The Thinker' while pining for the megacute Thalia Menninger could be considered typical). Based on stories by humorist Max Shulman, the series lasted four years, during which Dobie's hair turned from blond to brown. A year after finishing his role as Dobie's goateed friend Maynard G. Krebs, Bob Denver segued into another iconic 1960s show---`Gilligan's Island.'

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