The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

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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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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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